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  • What Is It About The Holidays That Make you Miss Home?
    Tweet Yesterday was Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. You may have never heard about it and I certainly would not blame you. Heck if it was not for Facebook and connected to friends and family back home I may have forgotten it. That is pretty sad, isn’t it?...
    by at October 18th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Ice Age 3 Dawn Of The Dinosaurs DVD Scrat Pack (3 winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations John, Angela and Gina! It seems like yesterday that Ice Age was released, right? Can you believe October 27th Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs releases? Well I received a screener copy of the movie so I know it is indeed very real....
    by at October 17th, 2009 at 09:10 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Positive Things That Arise When The Chips Are Down!
    Tweet Friday seems to roll around all too often, especially when you commit to write a Friday 5 post every week. In fact I recall when I decided to start the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series hubby thought it would be too much to write and I rebelled and started it anyway. I...
    by at October 16th, 2009 at 09:10 pm
  • Type A Mom Conference Brings Bloggers Unplugged!
    Tweet I am so overdue for a post that I almost felt like I should skip it, I mean how embarrassing is it that it is almost a month before I am publishing this? Nevertheless I decided it was worth digging my head out of the sand of shame to share my experiences. Firstly...
    by at October 16th, 2009 at 07:10 pm
  • Win Potato Head Trick-O-Tater Plus Bag of Halloween Play-Doh!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Meredith! In my home with a 4 year old and a 2 year old there are few toys which can appease both ages and still allow them to play in the complexity of their levels. Leggos and Potato Head are just a few favorite toys and with the...
    by at October 16th, 2009 at 05:10 pm
  • Time To Play Reveals Top 16 Toys for 2009
    Tweet I recently attended the Time To Play event in New York, where the Top 16 toys were going to be revealed. I knew nothing more of the event except for that snippet of information. Anything that screams “toys” though has me as an ardent listener. I was...
    by at October 15th, 2009 at 09:10 pm
  • Easy No-Bake Spider Treats (Also Win A Chance To Make Your Own)!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!!! Congratulations Joan! When the guys over at Fleischman Hillard asked if I was up for making some raisin treats, since I had worked with them earlier when the California Raisin guy was nominated, I was slightly skeptical. One was I am not a great...
    by at October 15th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Just When The Phone Rings…
    Tweet It is one of those perfect moments, the kids are actively engaged and you are busy into activities of your own, and then the phone rings. You initially think perfect timing but the veteran mom will be glancing quickly at her kids as she reaches for the handset...
    by at October 15th, 2009 at 06:10 am
  • Win The Swirly Mini Ghost Ornament Set (2 winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Heather and Kathy! Paul (Meet Paul, A Stay At Home Dad) and Lianne, who run Swirly Designs, are meticulous about their craft. No 2 designs of their polymer clay are identical as they are handmade. There is nothing like checking...
    by at October 14th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Move The Halloween Date? Win $25 Gift Card (3 winners)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Nicole, Jessica and Beth! Halloween on a Saturday? Always a Saturday! Make that the last Saturday in October? Easier to remember, or not? Although I do have a passion for October 31st as a date the guys behind this fun movement,...
    by at October 13th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Halloween Extravaganza! The Scariest (10) Giveaways Yet!
    Tweet Ok, so Halloween is not your typical holiday. You spend all that money for a costume for your little one, who moans to get in on, wears it for less than an hour, manages to drop something on it before you step out the door, and then brings oodles of candy that you...
    by at October 13th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Mommy Niri At The Ad Club Creative Awards In Boston!
    Tweet Mommy Niri was invited by 360 PR to the attend and tweet about the 49th Ad Club Creative Awards held at the World Trade Center in Boston, MA. Now if you know me, you know this is not the norm for me to be attending an event of this nature, but how could I miss...
    by at October 13th, 2009 at 06:10 pm
  • Friday 5: How To Hold Down The Fort While Mom Goes To A Blog Conference?
    Tweet Ever wonder how my kids (ages 2 & 4) know Chicago, Asheville, New York and Atlanta? Well, to tell the truth … mommy has been to all these places (for blogging conferences). Every night when I put them to bed I tell them to dream about toys that mommy...
    by at October 9th, 2009 at 09:10 pm
  • Google + Fun = Goby
    Tweet This post has moved to: http://www.thepapapost.com/google-fun-goby/ the market? (Travel seems to be getting crowded) Unlike general purpose search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing, Goby is dedicated to a single task: helping people make the most of their scarce...
    by at October 8th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Hitting The Best Heading: Keywords Or Punchlines?
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    by at October 7th, 2009 at 06:10 pm
  • Mommy Niri And Office Max Surprise Teacher With Supplies!
    Tweet You would already know that Mommy Niri is an Office Max “Max Mom”.  You also know that I hosted a local Office Max party to collect supplies for a local teacher. You may even know I held a contest for $100 Office Max Gift Card for a deserving teacher. Well...
    by at October 6th, 2009 at 09:10 pm
  • Are Those Links Really Innocent?
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    by at October 6th, 2009 at 10:10 am
  • My Office Max Party !
    Tweet Between all of the parties that I have been hosting lately from the Zhu Zhu Pets party (and I even have one up for grabs), to the ELF Makeup Party to the Healthy Choice Party you would have thought that my home was a Party Central, but this Office Max party...
    by at October 4th, 2009 at 09:10 pm
  • Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs Giveaway. Win Blue Ray Disc, DVD And Plush Set!
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Congratulations Melissa! Who has not seen Snow White? It is one of those movies that has several versions but all form something of a magical connection with the viewer. It is something that your grandma has probably seen and chances are pretty...
    by at October 3rd, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Harry Connick Jr’s “Your Songs” Is One Sweet Selection!
    Tweet Had it not been my relationship with One2One Network I would be singing Dora tunes all day, and that would not be a good thing for anyone especially anyone subjected to my already bad singing (warning – knowing that I sing bad in no way makes me stop). I try...
    by at October 3rd, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Signs That Hubby Has Been Taking Care Of The Kids!
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 Series I delve into something a little too fresh in my memory and too stale in my home, some clear indications that mommy has been away. With all the conferences (BlogHer and Type A Mom and the upcoming Blogalicious where...
    by at October 2nd, 2009 at 07:10 pm
  • Robin Miller Introduces Euro-Pro’s Ninja Kitchen Master Prep!
    Tweet So you know how some people are all about certain channels which they love? Well Mommy Niri is a total Food Network junkie. I never get to watch the shows normally during the day as I limit television viewing for my kids but I am known on occasion to sneak snippets...
    by at September 29th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • Gary Hirshberg, CEO Of The Organic Stonyfield Farm, Introduces YoBaby Meals!
    Tweet hWhen I received the invitation to attend the Stonyfield Blogger event memories of my girls being babies and eating came flooding back. If you don’t know by now, though in honesty you would be hard pressed to find someone who has not heard of Stonyfield, Stonyfield...
    by at September 28th, 2009 at 10:09 pm
  • Win Tickets to SteveSongs Live Show in Boston on Oct 10th
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!!! CONGRATULATIONS LORI! The lovable music teacher from PBS KIDS show, Steve Roslonek (SteveSongs), is coming to Boston. The LIVE show will be performed at: The Regent Theatre, 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA at 10:30am and 3pm on October 10th...
    by at September 28th, 2009 at 09:09 pm
  • Win Autographed SteveSongs DVD
    Tweet Check out Curious George DVD contest closing on 11/29 *** SteveSongs CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Susan! *** Win SteveSong’s DVD (autographed, with your kid’s names) from singer-songwriter Steve Roslonek also known as children’s entertainer....
    by at September 28th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • Win Family Pack Tickets To The Opening Night Circus Show (Boston)!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Carol! Great news for Mommy Niri fans. Mommy Niri is one of Feld Entertainment’s Feld Family Activators (FFAs) which means I get to share some pretty special deals for you. You can get special discounted tickets to Ringling...
    by at September 27th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • My Healthy Choice Party
    Tweet So a while back I reviewed and held a (very successful) contest for Healthy Choice. When I was approached to host a Healthy Choice House Party there was no way I was going to say no. It was meant to coincide with the Emmy Awards but I decided to hold mine earlier...
    by at September 25th, 2009 at 10:09 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Things Not To Do When You Are Invited To My Party!
    Tweet So here we are, Friday again. Seems to arrive pretty fast I think, except when you are waiting for it. Here I am at Type A Mom conference in Asheville, North Carolina, missing on the nightly escapades all because I know that you love the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series....
    by at September 25th, 2009 at 07:09 pm
  • Win Zhu Zhu Pet, The Electronic Hamster
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! After hosting the Zhu Zhu Pets Party, we realized how popular the toy is. People just loved it. The toy, with built-in artificial intelligence, is just too smart. It knows when to back off, when to turn right or left. The Zhu Zhu toy is now hitting...
    by at September 22nd, 2009 at 07:09 am
  • September 23rd Is National Family Game Night!
    Tweet This Wednesday, September 23, so you can be a part of the first-ever National Family Game Night! On this day, Hasbro is encouraging families across America to spend an evening at home playing games together to reconnect and reenergize relationships. I was fortunate...
    by at September 21st, 2009 at 09:09 pm
  • Win $100 OfficeMax Gift Card For An Exceptional Teacher!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!!! Congratulations to PJ Mullen! Did you know teachers spend an average of $1200 of their own money on classroom supplies each year? That’s $4 billion annually! That’s why OfficeMax joined with Adopt-A-Classroom to create “A Day Made...
    by at September 20th, 2009 at 12:09 pm
  • Win A Month’s Supply Of Dropps Laundry Detergent (3 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED !!! A few months ago I was approached to try out the Dropps Laundry Detergent. We had just bought a new washer and it took only high efficiency “he” type detergents. Thankfully it was marked he. There have been several all-in-one type...
    by at September 19th, 2009 at 07:09 pm
  • Win A Poster Print From Digital Room!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!! Congratulations Ketty! The holidays are around the bend and holiday pictures are always the buzz, but how about surprising your loved ones with a poster capturing the beat of summer? When you are knee deep in snow outside such a poster adorning...
    by at September 19th, 2009 at 04:09 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Reasons Moms Have Super Powers!
    Tweet Hey there, if you are new here this is part of Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 series. If you aren’t you already know that this is where the fun is. This week let’s talk about those amazing powers we have. We may not wear a cape but mess with a mama and...
    by at September 18th, 2009 at 09:09 pm
  • Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010 For Wii!
    Tweet Mommy Niri With Jillian Michaels Although I am not a fitness fanatic (I know, I know I could do with a visit to that alley) even I had heard of Jillian Michaels. The shredheads tweeting on Twitter and along with her  in”The Biggest Loser” has made her...
    by at September 18th, 2009 at 07:09 pm