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  • Review: Spinbrush By Arm & Hammer | Kid’s Electric Toothbrush
    Tweet Timing in blogging is sometimes a little weird. My kids normally use the Colgate electric toothbrush (more for the Dora picture on it) but recently the battery ran out and on a Halloween trick or treat a house gave out (manual) toothbrushes (the dad was a dentist...
    by at November 29th, 2009 at 12:11 am
  • Win The Princess And The Frog Deluxe Tiana Doll And Wardrobe Play Set
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Melanie! You may be anxiously waiting the release of The Princess and the Frog movie and you may have even been ogling the Disney products for this movie after reading my review of Disney The Princess and the Frog Tiana Musical Instruments...
    by at November 28th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
  • 12 Days Of Christmas Giveaways!
    Tweet In true Mommy Niri fashion of giving you the greatest giveaways there was no way I could let  the holidays go by without bringing you something special.  Well, make that 12 something special giveaways. With some of them having more than one winner there are sure...
    by at November 28th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
  • Disney The Princess and The Frog Tiana Musical Instruments Play Set Review
    Tweet The Princess and the Frog Tiana Wedding Gown Doll SRP: $16.50 Retailers: Disney Store, and DisneyStore.com Available: Now Fairy tales do come true, but you may have to kiss a frog first! Gorgeous in her green wedding gown, the Princess Tiana doll is as sparkling...
    by at November 28th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Ways Stores Can Make For Happier Moms!
    Tweet Black Friday (to those out of USA it is the day after Thanksgiving and one of the biggest shopping days) just passed here so while I can’t hit the sales I can surely make that the theme of today’s Friday 5. Don’t forget to catch up on the rest...
    by at November 27th, 2009 at 08:11 am
  • I’m Thankful For You!
    Tweet Thanksgiving is quite different in my home. Without a turkey to boot being that ours is a vegetarian home, it is difficult to gain the common image portrayed of what Thanksgiving is.  Of course the thought of what you are are thankful for is a good angle to focus...
    by at November 26th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • What’s In Your Backpack?
    Tweet I hear her footsteps on the porch, so that means she is back from school. Dad has been the one to get her these days, and I am sure he has not bothered to even check her backpack. That exciting task has been relegated to me and a task that I dread each day. Each...
    by at November 25th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Baby Genius Brings Toys With The Beat!
    Tweet On returning from the Time To Play (top toys 2009) event I came across a few of the Baby Genius toys. My experience to Baby Genius prior to the event was mainly the videos of nursery rhymes.  I have on occasion used it to “babysit” my kids while I...
    by at November 25th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Busytown Mysteries!
    Tweet When I was approached to review the Richard Scarry’s Busytown Mysteries I was a bit unsure. Unlike most everyone my exposure to the series was very little. Stop looking so surprised, you know I did not grow up here so the television shows you are all used...
    by at November 24th, 2009 at 05:11 am
  • My Curious George Party (And Win The DVD Too)! #AVeryMonkeyChristmas
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulation Krystal! When I was approached to host a Curious George screening for “A Very Monkey Christmas“.party I totally flipped. Curious George is not only a favorite show with my kids but mine too. Sometimes they dawdle off...
    by at November 21st, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Ways To Annoy A Blogger!
    Tweet Dang, is it Friday already? How did that happen? I feel like I was just late yesterday writing my Friday 5, but here I am again, not really late, but not as early as I promise myself every week. Well today at least I managed to get my counters clean (well I mean...
    by at November 20th, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Playskool’s More Than Play Campaign!
    Tweet When I learned that Playskool had kicked off an educational initiative and was asked whether I would help promote it, I readily agreed. Anything promoting education has my name on it. I know what you are thinking: But doesn’t Playskool make toys, and so it...
    by at November 19th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • Got Content? Meet Joe Pulizzi, Author of Get Content Get Customers
    Tweet Is blogging a people’s movement? Do you think bloggers can topple corporations (maybe even governments)? I don’t view blogging as separate from individuals to corporations to governments.  Blogging as a tool can be powerful with all three groups.  Inherently,...
    by at November 19th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • My Post On Anissa That I Hated Writing! #prayersforanissa
    Tweet I have been back and forth about writing a post about Anissa, I hated anything to sound too eulogy like. But I have already cried enough times as I started pouring over her older posts (thank you @phdinparenting for posting about that letter she wrote to her kids)....
    by at November 18th, 2009 at 07:11 am
  • Win The Wii Fit Plus Board & Jillian Michaels New Wii Game!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Cher! When the guys at Sports Authority contacted me about doing a giveaway of the Wii Fit Plus Board and Jillian Michael’s New Wii Game, I thought how ironic since I had just come back from the EA Sports Active More Workouts...
    by at November 17th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
  • Baked Rigatoni With Roasted Vegetables By Savor The Thyme!
    Tweet Since Thanksgiving is around the corner I really wanted a little more focus on food. I then thought of my friend Jennifer (you know the one I got lost with when returning from Type A Mom conference?) who has an awesome food blog Savor The Thyme. Being a vegetarian...
    by at November 17th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • EA Sports Active Team Hits Boston (Win EA Sports Active More Workouts for Wii)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Daniel! Today I stopped by the makeshift location of the EA Sports Active team while they are in Boston promoting their latest offering “More Workouts”. I guess calling it makeshift is a poor choice of words considering...
    by at November 16th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • K’NEX Makes A Great Building Connection!
    Tweet A while ago I was approached by Team Mom about reviewing K’NEX, and I thought why not. The closest thing I can think of describing K’NEX to would be LEGOs. You see we are a hardcore Lego family (well as hardcore as a 2 and 4 year old can be) but on my...
    by at November 16th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Win The Corolle Vanity Bag!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Stacie! I come from having 4 sisters so girly stuff has always adorned my home.  When I was pregnant I so badly wanted a girl for the mere reason to dress her in all of that cute clothes. Now with 2 little girls our home is full...
    by at November 15th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • Behind The Scenes Tour At Good Housekeeping!
    Tweet I had attended a Team Mom blogger’s brunch where Good Housekeeping was one of the sponsors, and they offered guests the opportunity to tour their site. Of course I said yes. I may be behind the times but no one says no to an icon like Good Housekeeping....
    by at November 15th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • Mommy Niri’s Holiday Guide 2009
    Tweet Well, this is the 1st Holiday Guide of Mommy Niri. I have been back and forth about whether to create a guide this year or not but eventually caved in to how valuable it would be. This list would be a growing list with a mixture of some stuff that I have already...
    by at November 14th, 2009 at 07:11 pm
  • Chef George Duran Teams Up with Hunt’s (2 Winners)!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!! Congratulations Lauralee and Divinia! If you have read my post Passing On My Prejudices, you would know I have thing about tomatoes. I don’t ever eat them directly but I love the taste they bring to food so I try to disguise the texture....
    by at November 13th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Big Annoying Things Little Kids Do!
    Tweet I know that even though you are all caught up in the chaos of the day you are now ready to relax as you get to your (hopefully) favorite part of your day reading the weekly dose of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series. Yes, I love my kids and I know that you do too, but...
    by at November 13th, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Be Thankful Of Today And Win The Rwandan Peace Basket #path2peace
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!! Congratulations Cheryl! Thanksgiving is coming up so that means 2 things for most people: Turkey and also Black Friday. Not to take away anything from tradition, I respect that but Thanksgiving is also a great time to reflect. I have to admit...
    by at November 12th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • Children Succeed Autistic Games: Step Into Conversation
    Tweet Back in April, when I heard it was Autism month, I published several posts on Autism, including a post with Children Succeed, the makers of several games geared towards kids with autism. Since then I have received so much of requests for more information and being...
    by at November 9th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Mommy Niri’s Chai!
    Tweet If you are a tweeter or actually know me in real life you will know there are a few things I will trade my soul for and a good chai, make that a good masala chai is one of them. Firstly let me clear some (funny and) ridiculous notions about chai out there. “Chai”...
    by at November 8th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Stop And Shop Shares Holiday Tips At Annual Blogger Brunch!
    Tweet Since I had vague memories of last year’s luncheon with Stop & Shop, I made a promise that this year I would relax more. My older child finishes school by 10:30am (I know too early for me too) so I took her straight from her pre-school along with my feisty...
    by at November 8th, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Mommy Niri Attends The “See Mom Run” Book Tour!
    Tweet I had always admired Beth Feldman (known as @rolemommy which is her twitter handle) and had finally had the opportunity at the Jillian Michaels wii launch in New York. I was over the moon when I found out she would be in Boston for the Boston leg of the See Mom Run...
    by at November 7th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Annoying Things When I’m In The Driving Seat!
    Tweet Hey, there, are you new to the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series? If yes then welcome and thanks for stopping by but if you are a regular, then you already got that look plastered on the face and ready to get going. One of my pet peeves is all the rocking drama that happens...
    by at November 6th, 2009 at 07:11 pm
  • Got Holiday Cards? Win A $25 Gift Card To Tiny Prints!
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Tonya! While I was attending the Blogalicious conference, where I was also speaking, I managed to attend the cupcake suite party held by the Clever Girls Collective (trust me that name is well suited to these smart and sassy gals)....
    by at November 5th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • Listen To Mommy Niri Live 11/5/09 9pm EST!
    Tweet While at Blogalicious I met the wonderful Ananda Leeke of the Sisterhood Blog Talk Radio. I never did get around to the video interview that she was conducting, somehow I hate watching me in videos, so we are doing a live radio interview. You will join me, right?
    by at November 4th, 2009 at 07:11 pm
  • It’s In The Bag!
    Tweet The journey has been long and pretty broken. I am not a handbag girl, or for that matter an accessory girl. Truth is I am no slave to fashion, heck it barely even makes a visit to my closet. Speaking of my closet it is a mixture of maternity clothing (yes my youngest...
    by at November 2nd, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Miss Brittany’s Organic Preschool Fun Dough
    Tweet The holidays are fast approaching and as much as the food and festivities come to mind, also that huge sigh when you think of all those presents you need to buy. Since I can’t help too much with the cost of the gifts, well maybe a little as I promise some...
    by at November 1st, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Moxie Girlz Dolls Are Hip, Happening And In Various Hues!
    Tweet While at BlogHer in Chicago I received the Moxie Girlz Doll. Later I found that there were some Moxie Girlz dolls of color. That piqued my interest and I received one of color to review. The fact that there are so few options for dolls of color and having 2 little...
    by at November 1st, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Signs You Are Getting Old(er)!
    Tweet That time of the week again, yup the one you have been waiting for. As usual I am late so maybe you may be reading this over Saturday morning’s coffee, if so take it slow.  This week’s chapter of Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 series is (unfortunately)...
    by at October 30th, 2009 at 08:10 pm