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  • 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
  • Win Childcare For A Year With Care.com!
    Tweet Imagine having a year’s worth of chilcare paid for! Imagine having the stress of having to get that money wiped from your life for a year! With the economy as tight as it is I do not need to do any convincing on this at all, do I? Care.com is offering you...
    by at September 15th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • Dress The Homeless And Feel Good With Lands’ End
    Tweet While at BlogHer the Lands’ End team offered to send us a FeelGood sweater shipped to our home. At the time I was just appreciative of one more swag item I would not have to tote, but when it arrived home I was amazed at how soft it was. Now, with the purchase...
    by at September 14th, 2009 at 09:09 pm
  • Macy’s and Feeding America “Come Together” To Fight Hunger
    Tweet COME TOGETHER, a fundraising campaign by Macy’s, aims to feed 10 million people suffering from hunger. The campaign encourages people to host special dinners and ask their guests to pledge a donation to Feeding America. In return, Macy’s will match...
    by at September 12th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • Win Macy’s $25 Gift Card
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Amy from ClickClackMom The Macy’s and Feeding America Come Together program to fight hunger is one that definitely needs support. In support of  the program Mommy Niri will be giving one of her lucky readers a $25 Macy’s...
    by at September 12th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Signs That You Are A Blogger!
    Tweet Ok, still officially Friday and so it means that it is time for Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 series. Well this week with my 5 signs of a blogger, I  may be just  revealing too much. Stats are important to you. You monitor it with a gusto but  (hopefully) not...
    by at September 11th, 2009 at 10:09 pm
  • The Great Sprout Tuck In!
    Tweet Sprout is one of our favorite channels at home, and with a 2 and 4 year old it should come as no surprise. The preschool channel is one that I can feel safe as it is a24 hour channel targetted well for that age.  I have to admit though that the bedtime show is...
    by at September 10th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • Help California Raisins Win The Juiciest Award (You Can Win Too)!
    Tweet *** Contest Closed *** Congratulations Vickie, Marilyn & Madeliene Here’s the thing, raisins are a mama’s best friend. I get all gooey happy seeing my girls eating them because I know that it is not candy. Can you think of a better snack food that...
    by at September 9th, 2009 at 09:09 pm
  • Watch On Snazl: Beauty Makeovers Wednesday 9pm EST!
    Tweet Week 5 brings us to Beauty makeovers. Thanks to E.L.F makeup and a wonderful makeup artist Laurie we were able to have a fun makeup party. Don’t worry I captured some tips for you too (and trust me they are amazing tips).  I know you are thinking lucky Mommy...
    by at September 8th, 2009 at 07:09 pm
  • Mousse Temptations By Jell-O Is My Decadent Pleasure!
    Tweet UPDATE (8/16/2010): See the latest flavor Chocolate Mint Sensation UPDATE (1/10/2009): See Jello Mousse & Jenny McCarthy’s Your Shape for Wii Party When I was approached to try the new Jello I was a bit on the skeptic. I know many people are crazy about...
    by at September 8th, 2009 at 06:09 pm
  • Win Wall Graphic Print From UPrinting (2 Winners)
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Congratulations Kerrie Mayans & Janna McNeil UPrinting.com is a leading online printing company that provides high quality printing at the most affordable prices. For over 25 years, U-Printing has been a trusted leader in online printing,...
    by at September 7th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • Zhu Zhu Pets: Finally A Mess Free Pet!
    Tweet Mommy Niri’s Win Zhu Zhu Pet’s Contest closes on October 11th. I have a huge love for dogs and so is my hubby, but since we live in New England which is known for its snowy winters, we never owned a dog for fear of the messy home. Fast forward a few...
    by at September 6th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • Meet Dr. Rooney, A Dentist Exploring The Use Of Natural Oral Care Products!
    Tweet A few months ago I had reviewed The Natural Dentist products of Oral Care. When I heard of them again regarding a local dentist who also has been using the products of The Natural Dentist I jumped at the opportunity. Look, it is one thing to hear a product is all...
    by at September 6th, 2009 at 03:09 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Things Not To Say To Someone Who Just Lost A Job!
    Tweet Ok, so it is called Friday 5 and I know that means it supposed to appear ON Friday but I am sure you read “They Let me Go…” so give me some bandwidth here. For so many people the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series has been an anticipated read and trust...
    by at September 4th, 2009 at 06:09 pm
  • They Let Me Go…
    Tweet It was a call I had dreading, well somewhat. Actually I had stopped expecting it so it was a surprise. When hubby called to say those words, the belated breakfast that I had been dying to eat tasted like charcoal in my mouth. I mean we should be experts of this...
    by at September 3rd, 2009 at 08:09 am
  • SnazL Week 4: Brushing And Bathing!
    Tweet The 4th week of SnazL Stories has arrived quickly and I guess it is time to get to mommy business and share some tips and tricks. Brushing And Bathing is our theme this week. All stories will be about how you get your kids to brush their teeth or make bath time...
    by at September 1st, 2009 at 10:09 pm
  • Back To School: Win Play-Doh, Burger Builder System
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Congratulations Betty N Play Doh is a staple in my home, in fact it is one of my favorite items I carry in my bag, the others are crayons and aquadoodles.  Truth is I have toyed with several variations and cheaper knock-offs of Play-Doh...
    by at August 30th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Back To School: Win Disney High School Musical 2, DVD (Deluxe Dance Edition)
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Congratulations Geoff K Think you have the moves to groove with the East High Wildcats? Let the stars show you what they’ve got in an interactive dance-along that lets you control the action, and relive your favorite parts of the movie...
    by at August 30th, 2009 at 06:08 am
  • Back To School: Win Itzabitza | Magical Drawing Game for Early Readers
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Congratulations Chirs G. Back in July, Mommy Niri interviewed Margaret Johnson, CEO of SABI – an Educational Video Games Startup Company. Mommy Niri readers get to win ItzaBitza, again. Reading to your baby, yet, reading is for all...
    by at August 28th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Darndest Things Kids Say!
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series I wanted to deliver the next dose but could not figure out what to write about. I know it is hard to believe but Mommy Niri was at a loss for words (if you think you are having a hard time believing this I can see hubby...
    by at August 28th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Back To School: Win Pirate’s Booty – A Chest Full of Snacks | Healthy Snacks for Kids
    Tweet *** Contest Closed *** Congratulations Natalia D. Pirate’s Booty, is a deliciously baked all-natural snack made from puffed rice and corn.  Pirate’s Booty comes in great subtle flavors like Aged White Cheddar, Barbeque, Veggie (vegan), Bermuda Onion and Sea...
    by at August 28th, 2009 at 05:08 am
  • Is It Halloween Yet?
    Tweet Recently I saw an opportunity to review some costumes and I was taken aback, it was August. I normally have no concept of what day it is but was I really that out of touch? Flashbacks to last year and I recall how the good costumes get taken. Anyway I managed to...
    by at August 26th, 2009 at 10:08 pm
  • Back To School: Win Lunch System with Qlubb
    Tweet *** Contest Closed *** Congratulations Tracy A free online service, Qlubb, helps parents organize and coordinate their children’s activities and groups.  It has online sign-up sheets, shared calendaring, etc. and has over 20,000 members who are using Qlubb to...
    by at August 26th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Snazl Time – We Speak Food! Join In Wednesday 9pm EST
    Tweet The 3rd week of Featured SnazL stories and we made it, since we have not been thrown off the show we are going to sweeten the conversation and talk Food. Who on earth does not like food? Well except for those lil skinny girls I once met who complained about having...
    by at August 25th, 2009 at 08:08 pm
  • Back To School: Win Healthy (GoPicnic) Ready Made Meals | 5 Winners with 4 Products each
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Congratulations Lisa, Lia, Heather Goldsmith, Barbara Wright & Lisa Taylor Ready Made Meals There is nothing fancy about packaged foods. Its an old tradition. The GoPicnic meal is ready to eat right from the box with absolutely no need...
    by at August 25th, 2009 at 06:08 pm
  • Back To School: Win “Learn To Read” by Hooked On Phonics
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Congratulations Cynthia Mercado If you know me you would know that I am a strong advocate of education and reading (read some of my earlier posts if you need more convincing reading to your baby, yet, grant the gift of reading, providing...
    by at August 24th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Back To School Special Promotion | A Week of Giveaways
    Tweet Mommy Niri readers get ready for the Back To School Special Promotion – a full week of giveaways for you. We will be posting a product giveaway every day for the next 7 days. Here is the full list of back to school giveaways: Hooked on Phonics, Learn To Read GoPicnic,...
    by at August 24th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Wickedly Great Way To Make Cookies!
    Tweet As a mom the days of browsing in a place with kids have long been a thing of the past.  With a 2 and 4 year old in tow it becomes more of an effort than the amusement I may derive at some outings. Some things like strawberry picking is one of my favorite activities...
    by at August 24th, 2009 at 08:08 pm
  • Snazl Sneak Peak Week 3: Food – Yummy In My Tummy!
    Tweet So you probably have been to my snazl shows, if so thank you and I hope you will make it to all. If not, it is not too late to join in for fun and prizes. So grab, or make, your best videos about anything food.  Show me your (or someone else’s) recipes, tips,...
    by at August 23rd, 2009 at 10:08 pm
  • Barnes And Noble eBooks Launch!
    Tweet I was pretty excited to be invited to a webinar (you can listen to a part of it here) with Doug Gotlieb, Vice President of Digital Products at Barnes And Noble, regarding their eBooks launch. Barnes and Noble is one of my favorite places (along with Starbucks and...
    by at August 23rd, 2009 at 08:08 pm