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  • You Saw Mommy Niri Where?
    Tweet This is the type of post I love doing, I mean I love all my posts (or else they won’t be appearing on MommyNiri.com) but once in a while it is nice to get noticed. Since my blogging is unpaid and done in the pumpkin hours any mention of Mommy Niri makes me...
    by at July 16th, 2009 at 10:07 pm
  • Win A Safety 1st “Summer Road Trip Safety” Basket
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!!!! As we’re in the midst of summer travel season, Safety 1st is offering a “Summer Road Trip Safety” basket to one lucky reader! Summer travel is fun and exciting, but it is important to first ensure the safety of your little...
    by at July 15th, 2009 at 09:07 pm
  • Preschool And The Sibling Separation
    Tweet Siblings! They fight! Constantly! Over everything! Anyone who has more than child most likely suffers the same fate. No matter how you yell out “Share!”, “Who had it first?”, “Wait your turn!” or “Give it back!” it...
    by at July 14th, 2009 at 09:07 pm
  • Meet Margaret Johnson, CEO Of SABI Games!
    Tweet Margaret Johnson‘s passion is about providing kids with a fresh approach to learning. She is the CEO and Co-founder of  Sabi - a startup game company. Their mission is to take children’s computer gaming to a higher level. They are the creator of ItzaBitza...
    by at July 13th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Mommy Niri Speaks To Mayim Bialik!
    Tweet Even Mommy Niri, who does not keep up with the plethora of television shows, knows who Mayim Bialik is.  I grew up on Blossom so when the guys over at TNT offered me an opportunity to chat with Mayim Bialik, I jumped at the chance. Mayim Bialik, who will be starring...
    by at July 12th, 2009 at 12:07 am
  • A Behind The Scenes Look At Peapod!
    Tweet A few weeks ago I was invited to take a behind the scenes look at Peapod, and if you are wondering what took me so long to blog about it, I suggest you read the several posts just before this one. If you don’t know who Peapod is, they are the delivery service...
    by at July 11th, 2009 at 10:07 pm
  • TBS Brings Family Nights With The Bill Engvall Show
    Tweet TBS is aiming at bringing Saturday night back to the old family night by having family sitcom The Bill Engvall Show be part of the summer viewing. I am a big fan of sitcoms, while my husband not so. He can’t wrap his head around the automatic laughter while...
    by at July 11th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Win Karito Kids Doll Of Choice ($100 Value)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED, Winner: Nicole Choate !!! You may have already read my Karito Kids review and now is the chance for you and your child to be a part of something larger than merely owning a toy. Every doll comes with a code that unlocks a charity of choice online....
    by at July 10th, 2009 at 09:07 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Positive Things About Boston’s Awful Rainy Weather!
    Tweet Boston is not known for charm of its weather, except maybe fall where people flock to see the leaves change color. I won’t argue that the sight is worth the trekking to Boston, but come winter we are are so bogged with snow. I always moan that Boston is the...
    by at July 10th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • GPS: Finally A Way To Get Men To Ask For Directions!
    Tweet Well to not wreak a barrage of insults hurled at me for that somewhat sexist title, maybe I should say “Finally a way to get my husband to ask for directions.” I have wanted a GPS for ages and always was rebuked about it by hubby dearest for the cost...
    by at July 10th, 2009 at 07:07 pm
  • Bloggers Bowl For Autism At BlogHer!
    Tweet BlogHer conferences are known for being drastically different to technology conferences in that there is a relaxed atmosphere of inclusion. Here everyone wants to make connection with everyone. Well if you think the conferences are fun, wait until you hear the big...
    by at July 9th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Speeding My Way To A $200 Ticket!
    Tweet It had been a while since we had taken a vacation. When the days are not filled with running around 2 crazily active girls, or attending a million birthdays we are caught working. Well for the long July 4th weekend we decided to venture to New Jersey, a place we...
    by at July 8th, 2009 at 05:07 am
  • Only 5 Days Left To Vote For Mommy Niri!
    Tweet VOTING CLOSES ON JULY 15th!!! For what has seemed like an eternity the Nickelodeon voting has been going on. It seems like a distant memory when over 2.5 months I learned that Mommy Niri had been nominated for the Nickelodeon Parent’s Pick Award for Best...
    by at July 7th, 2009 at 10:07 pm
  • Creating That Spa Sensation…At Home!
    Tweet If you managed to whet your appetite last week with makeup tips and wanted to extend that makeover to beyond your body then this is just for you.  You may have seen Katja Presnal‘s handiwork at her site Skimbaco Lifestyle and Skimbaco Home, so you know that...
    by at July 7th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Happy Fourth Of July!
    Tweet It has been over 10 years since I have landed to this country. I knew nothing of the country and had never set foot in the USA before I moved here. Television was my only window to what America had to offer. I chose to come here, sadly, based on the fact that I...
    by at July 4th, 2009 at 08:07 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Potty Tips That Worked For Mommy Niri!
    Tweet Having taken a trip to New Jersey from Boston over the July 4th weekend with my 2 and 4 year old has had many a potty break. After the 23rd potty break it got me thinking that this would be a perfect addition to my weekly Friday 5 Series.  My girls know how to...
    by at July 3rd, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Retrevo: Finding Technology Easily In A Haystack!
    Tweet You may have read my earlier post on Retrevo and Twitter providing answers while on the go, so you should know by now that Retrevo is dedicated to helping you find the correct technology. The trouble with online stores of a particular brand, is just that, they only...
    by at June 30th, 2009 at 07:06 pm
  • Get To See Katja Live And Snag Some Makeup Too!
    Tweet Katja Presnal of  Skimbaco Lifestyle (get to know Katja by reading my earlier post Meet Katja and you will see why she is one of the best bloggers)will be hosting her First Ever Interactive LIVE Multimedia Snazl show TODAY on Tuesday June 30, at 2PM EST! The show...
    by at June 30th, 2009 at 07:06 am
  • Meet Brian, The Dad Who Brings Kids Closer To Books!
    Tweet I cam across Brian during the focus with Hooked On Phonics. Being the only guy amongst the callers, he was the only one who did not need to introduce himself each time he spoke. I have always been intrigued when guys take strong parenting roles (as you would have...
    by at June 29th, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Raising The Bar: Are Your Kid’s Pictures Online?
    Tweet When asked, as part of the TNT Mommy Blogger initiative, to review an upcoming episode of Raising The Bar I was pretty curious. Firstly you may want to know what is Mommy Niri doing on TNT or Raising The Bar. Has she gone all entertainment on you? Well, not quite.,...
    by at June 28th, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  • Mommy Shower Part 3:Your Turn – Win A Foot Spa!
    Tweet Congratulations Winner -  Chrysa Duran! Thanks to our sponsors BSM media and Suave for giving Mommy Niri readers a chance to Win  Foot Spa. Read more about our sponsors in Mommy Shower Part 1 and don’t forget to see how we celebrated in Mommy Shower Part...
    by at June 28th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Mommy Shower Part 2: The Celebration!
    Tweet This is the 2nd part in the Mommy Shower series. I hope you read all about our wonderful sponsors in the previous post. I decided to make the event as stress free as possible. It was held early so there were no kid sleeping or nap issues, and also to allow everyone...
    by at June 28th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Mommy Shower Part 1: The Sponsors!
    Tweet When I was asked by the lovely folks at BSM Media if I wanted to host a Suave Mommy Shower I gleefully said yes. I attend so many kiddie birthdays in a year (and I am not kidding, I attend over 20 or 30 in a year) so I have seen a fair share of the goody bags, but...
    by at June 28th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Blogging Lessons I Have Learned!
    Tweet Blogher is a month away but the blogging talk is filling the air. First I was excited about the conference and then the word got out about the parties at night. Can you believe some evenings have 5 or more parties? Then there are public parties and some private...
    by at June 26th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Day 7: LeapFrog Didj Custom Learning Game Hannah Montana
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED, Winner: Christopher Harner *** This is the last of the 7 SEVEN glorious days of fab prizes.  A whole week of  snazzy product contests concludes with a chance to win “LeapFrog Didj Custom Learning Game Hannah Montana.”  Its easy to enter...
    by at June 25th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Day 6: Win DisneyFamily.com Travel Kit
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED When the folks at MomGenerations (one of my favorite blogs) asked if I was interested in hosting a giveaway along with DisneyFamily.com, I thought how perfect it was since I was hosting a contest extravaganza during the same week. The “On The...
    by at June 24th, 2009 at 04:06 pm
  • Retrevo + Twitter = Finding Out Whether That Technology Bargain Is Truly A Bargain!
    Tweet While speaking with the folks at Retrevo (a company dedicated to matching people with electronics) on their upcoming launch of a product suite assisting the consumer make technology decisions, I learned of their new twitter application just launched. The moment...
    by at June 24th, 2009 at 11:06 am
  • Day 5: Win A Too Late Watch
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED, Winner: Elaine Bard !!! Too Late has created a watch that can fit all your 24/7 activities, from going to school to working in the office to chilling out in an exotic beach to going out to a fancy night club. Now Mommy Niri is giving away the Too...
    by at June 23rd, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • 5 Features In A Camera That Mommy Niri Can Live Without
    Tweet You would have heard me griping about my whole camera ordeal (if not then read more at my post on “And Then There Was Camera #3” ), and that got me thinking about what I want in a camera or more specifically (and easily) is what I don’t want. I...
    by at June 23rd, 2009 at 07:06 pm
  • Day 4: Win Precious Girls Operation Kindness Book & Plush Toy
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED, Winner: Nancye Davis The Precious Girls Club™, is a book series and a virtual world website for young girls aged 4 – 12.  Operation Kindness is the second book in the new series. In addition to being fun and entertaining, the stories and...
    by at June 22nd, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  • Reading Is For All Seasons!
    Tweet Anyone who knows me, knows I am a strong proponent of education and reading. I grew up on the adage it is ok not to to have food (and at times we did not) but education was not debatable. To many it sounds like just a phrase about the power of education but having...
    by at June 22nd, 2009 at 04:06 pm
  • Day 3: Baby Smarts – Gift For Soon To Be Parents
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED, Winner: Cynthia C !!! Baby Smarts by Jackie Silberg is a book about developmental baby games. It’s a perfect gift for soon to be parents as they wait for the arrival of their baby. These stimulating games would be well received by both mommy and...
    by at June 21st, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • To The Father Of My Girls!
    Tweet I am a SAHM (Stay At Home Mom) and I blog. My darling husband is not fond of expensive gifts and our budget can’t quite afford it so I decided to surprise him with writing a Father’s Day post on him. Knowing my hubby he may just be a tad embarrassed...
    by at June 20th, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  • Day 2: Win $20 Gift Card To Piggy Paint Nail Polish
    Tweet Contest Closed. Congratulations winner Christine Wember! I have never been a person gaga over being a mommy (before I became one) but when I knew I wanted a child, I wanted a girl so much I ached. I had no altruistic reason other than wanting to dress a little...
    by at June 20th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Frecklebox Brings Class To Personalized Books!
    Tweet This was one of the favorite products to review. The guys at Frecklebox created books for each of my girls and even a surprise notebook for me (I love the personalized notebook so much I have not written in it and will use it at BlogHer). Now I have across several...
    by at June 20th, 2009 at 05:06 pm