Archive for the ‘REVIEWS & CONTESTS’

  • Big Miracle And The Teen Impact Contest! (Win $50 Fandango Gift Card)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Rachel! Universal Pictures have given us some amazing movies so I await with much anticipation the upcoming movie Big Miracle launching February 13th 2012. They have partnered with the Huffington Post to bring to you an amazing contest. Normally you know I don’t blog about contests outside of MommyNiri.com but this was really...
    by at January 10th, 2012 at 11:01 pm
  • Naartjie Kids: Clothes For The Fashionable Kid!
    Tweet We were returning from a friend’s place and as you would have it a kiddo needed to use the bathroom, yeah life is never dull with kids, so we decided to stop by a mall. While there I realized I had some coupons expiring so I decided to use them to get some new clothes for the girls. I was also looking to get something snazzy especially for my 4 year old who...
    by at January 10th, 2012 at 09:01 pm
  • Clifford The Big Red Dog Live! #Boston (Discount And Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Karyl! If I told you about a big red dog and you knew you I meant, or if I spoke of Emily Elizabeth and you had the picture of a very specific girl then you are more likely familiar with Clifford The Big Red Dog. A beloved show from PBS (where the best children’s educational shows live) is now coming live to the Wilbur Theatre...
    by at January 5th, 2012 at 08:01 pm
  • My Twinn Doll: A Doll Just Like You!
    Tweet The thing about being a person of color and of a minority is that the chances of you getting a doll that looks like you is pretty remote. Of course regular dolls don’t look like everyone else but chances are pretty great of getting it pretty similar. We feel the same way when we are in a store selling personalized things like water bottles etc. Chances of...
    by at January 5th, 2012 at 09:01 am
  • Disney On Ice: Dare To Dream Hits #Boston! (Giveaway And Discount Code)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!   Congratulations Johanna H. You have barely caught your breath from having the kids over during the Christmas vacation and February vacation is again almost upon us. What’s that you say? It is only January? Well blink and see what happens. About the show: Get tangled up in the newest thrilling show to hit the ice, Disney On Ice presents...
    by at January 4th, 2012 at 06:01 pm
  • Win $100 AmEx giftcard! (3 winners)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kathryn, Mistysunrise and John! As being the final word of my Ragu Mom’s The Word on Dinner ambassadorship I thought it perfect to have my last party recipe to be one of my favorites. It is for a Christmas party and a briyani is normally considered a royal dish so I thought why not have that for my party dish. Oh, and I won’t...
    by at December 24th, 2011 at 07:12 pm
  • If You’re Going To Buy Toys, Invest In Quality!
    Tweet Have you noticed how little talk there has been on MommyNiri.com about toys? Not only have I not joined the craze of holiday gift guides (not because I don’t think they are important, but because I know several peeps have done a fine job with them already) but I am again reserving my energy to do something philanthropical with Mommy Niri Cares. But there...
    by at December 21st, 2011 at 09:12 pm
  • Got Dry Skin? Neutrogena Giveaway!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Tanya! While I slather away the lotions on my little girls I really neglect myself. During summer I somehow manage to get away with it but come winter and I am not so lucky. The harsh realities of winter begin to make itself seen as you start to see skin become super dry.  While you crank the heat to stay toasty the humidity levels...
    by at December 19th, 2011 at 09:12 pm
  • The Nutcracker Ice Cream & Tea! (Win A $50 Gift Certificate) #Boston
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kevin! Nothing says the holidays quite like watching The Nutcracker ballet. I watched it several moons ago while I actually had been up on nights for parties rather than changing a diaper. I was just laboring with my husband that it may be time to take our 4 year old and 6 year old to see The Nutcracker. That debate will go on for...
    by at December 12th, 2011 at 08:12 pm
  • Not Too Late To Add Wine To Your Gifts! (Discount Code And Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Lisa! I know what you’re thinking. The holidays are right on your doorstep and you took it nice and easy. You most likely, like me, even slept in on Black Friday, but now you are fretting. All your buddies on Facebook keep chattering about gift wrapping and you think “but wait, I don’t even have presents yet!”...
    by at December 12th, 2011 at 06:12 pm
  • A Kid Party With Toothbrushes!
    Tweet A few Halloweens ago when we did the whole trick or treat in a friend’s neighborhood I recall a dentist’s house dishing out toothbrushes. Now I know that many a kid might have been flabbergasted (even if they didn’t know the meaning of the word)  but mine were beyond thrilled. That might have been due either to their age or the fact that they...
    by at December 12th, 2011 at 09:12 am
  • Win A Set Of (4) Tickets To Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove! #Boston
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kamani! I am hoping that when I put up that special (ridiculously deep discount) you took advantage and snagged your tickets but just in case you forgot to here’s a reminder to snag them. Because when the day after Christmas arrives and you realize that the kids are on vacation you will WANT to take them out of the house. About...
    by at December 7th, 2011 at 09:12 am
  • Crocs, Not Just A Summer Shoes!
    Tweet I can just see our face, wondering what the heck is Mommy Niri doing talking about Crocs when the temperatures are dropping faster than your kid takes to mess her white shirt. Well I thought so too, after all I seriously get visions of balmy weather, walking on the shore with sand getting my shoes, and rinsing them easily with the mere mention of Crocs. All of...
    by at December 5th, 2011 at 09:12 am
  • Peter Pan 360 In Boston!
    Tweet When I was invited to the Peter Pan 360 show I said yes instantly for two reasons. One was, if the schedule is good, any event with my family is always something special and secondly we were already firm friends with Peter Pan. Well, honestly more like friends with Tinkerbell (dude that is what you get for girls in your home) so I really kinda hoped with Peter...
    by at December 4th, 2011 at 11:12 pm
  • The Radio City Rockettes! (Giveaway And Discount Code For Boston)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Sarah! I had always heard amazing things about The Rockettes. The fact that most of the comments from those who have not seen it went something like “It has always been my dream to see them” or “I can’t believe I am XXX years old and have not seen it yet!” made me feel a tad bit humbled to be going to...
    by at December 4th, 2011 at 09:12 pm
  • Shop All Year, And Save During The Holidays!
    Tweet So while writing my post (congratulations Julia for winning the $250) for the campaign with American Express they shared with me reward points to see if I could “shop” for friends and family on their Rewards site. Since it has been (several) years since I browsed reward catalogs I expected a small limited list of stuff, most useless and with ridiculous...
    by at December 3rd, 2011 at 10:12 am
  • Got Holiday Cards? Check Out Minted – Discount And Giveaway!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Dina! Every year I have noble intentions. I plan that I will get a spree of wonderful pictures and I will create the perfect card. I also dream of having perfect penmanship, after finding everyone’s address and then managing to mail the cards (even internationally) on time. Yeah, a pipe dream. Each year I fail and scuttle...
    by at November 30th, 2011 at 10:11 pm
  • Okabashi, Cute Yet Comfortable Shoes!
    Tweet I am all about the practical. Really I am. If that means sacrificing style, whatever iota of it I have left, I will. I do believe comfort trumps fashion any day of the week and have yet to regret that decision. Of course when you discover something along the way that manages to kill two birds with one stone, you can safely declare a winner. I could live in flip...
    by at November 29th, 2011 at 06:11 pm
  • Win One Of Two T-Mobile Smartphones!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Erika (myTouch®) and Sheena (myTouch® Q) Smartphones! Not sure I lived before them. I thought I was managing just fine before until smartphones entered my life and then when they entered I wondered how I managed before. It was like we thought we were doing fine before we had a GPS, scratch that, hubby thought we were doing fine...
    by at November 28th, 2011 at 10:11 pm
  • Easy Peasy Pizza Party!
    Tweet I used to be the person who spent elaborate time preparing for parties. When I worked in an office I made it my duty to ensure I planned outings with friends and sometimes even events at my own office (most times at my own expense). It was fun and something I continued even after marriage. The muted version after marriage was board game nights, and they were...
    by at November 26th, 2011 at 07:11 pm
  • American Express Small Business Saturday! (Win A $250 Gift Card)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations “It’s Not Like A Cat”! It has really taken me a while to appreciate small businesses. I mean I have loved getting into a big named store knowing exactly where everything was no matter which city or state it was that I entered. Then I got older, and hopefully smarter too, and realized that whole cookie cutter stuff...
    by at November 25th, 2011 at 08:11 pm
  • A Family Dinner At Jerry Remy’s Grill!
    Tweet You don’t envision a sports bar and kids do you? Well neither did I. Actually until a while ago restaurants on their own were a challenge. Coupled with dealing with my daughter’s autism and our anxiety about getting a meal in edgewise we normally considered it to be “let’s get it over with” ordeal. Then as time grew, and so with my...
    by at November 22nd, 2011 at 12:11 pm
  • Digital Gift Cards: Will It Save Us From The Craziness Out There?
    Tweet While most people are thinking turkey, the rest of the population is thinking gifts. Finding the perfect gift has always been a daunting task and truthfully “perfect” is a pretty subjective term since on many occasions I have been both the receiver and giver of what was definitely construed by someone as well-meaning. I will be be the first to confess...
    by at November 21st, 2011 at 10:11 am
  • The Muppets Movie: My Thoughts And A Giveaway for You!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kim Kelly and Sharon! Ok, going to fess up here: while I grew up with The Muppets in my backdrop I was never a huge fan. I did not dislike them but I was never a huge fan. There I said it, let the stone pelting begin. Having said that I was really excited to watch the movie. Why you wonder? Well one of my biggest loves is movies...
    by at November 21st, 2011 at 09:11 am
  • Phineas And Ferb Live Show!
    Tweet Seeing that my 6 year old has been yearning to move post Dora/My Little Pony phase we were decently happy that she chose Phineas and Ferb. At least compared to the sitcoms there is no meanness between siblings/parents, meanness which is normally depicted as cool and funny. We hiked to Worcester to watch the show and knew it would be a treat for adults and kids...
    by at November 21st, 2011 at 08:11 am
  • Wine Completes A Get-Together! (Win Some Too!)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Emily! You know how that perfect moment as a huge party dwindles with the last few stragglers and it is those that remain are normally the closest of friends. They will help you clean up, get into more comforting clothes and curl up on the couch. This is exactly what we did 2 weeks ago, when that crazy snow storm hit Boston. I was...
    by at November 15th, 2011 at 08:11 pm
  • The Family Storybook Treasury (Includes Curious George, Martha Speaks And More)
    Tweet Since both my girls are avid readers we find our shelves populated mainly with chapter books for the 6 year old. As for the 4 year old she is finally ready to ditch those (ghastly) princess books and, inspired by her sister, read early readers. Of course she is impatient with herself and wants to go straight to chapter book. Being the mama of (educational) indulgence...
    by at November 14th, 2011 at 09:11 am
  • Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure On DVD! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Janet! Dogs are a man’s best friend, or rather everyone’ best friend. I have very fond memories of my dog, whose name was Brownie (no prizes for guessing his color). His mom was our dog too so needless to say we had him for a very long time, until he passed away when I was in high school. While we yearn for a dog here...
    by at November 13th, 2011 at 08:11 pm
  • Be Ahead This Holiday, Use An Address Stamper!
    Tweet I thought about doing holiday cards but with my timing for everything it may end up after the holidays. Plus I realized that I wanted to feature something a little different still with keeping holiday cards in mind.  No doubt about it several families will be already plotting pictures in their heads for the perfect holiday card, but there is another part of the...
    by at November 13th, 2011 at 08:11 pm
  • Slim-Fast’s New Ready On-The-Go Bottle! Win $25 Sephora Giftcards (5 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Monique, Charlene,Debra, Jessica, Jenn I tend to steer away from writing about things that make huge claims about changing your life be it cosmetics (I ain’t no guinea pig), devices or drugs. When Slim-Fast approached me to try their new ready to drink bottles I said yes. Truth is I dabbled in the powder form for a bit and...
    by at November 11th, 2011 at 10:11 pm
  • The Warmest Coat Of Them All!
    Tweet I live in New England so the chance of getting snow each year is, I don’t know, 100%  If you assumed that winter wear is actually a huge part of our clothing collection you would be correct In fact it would be safe to say that winter wear is actually one of the most expensive season, hands down. Whats up with those hats, mittens, scarves and jackets the cost...
    by at November 10th, 2011 at 09:11 pm
  • Roku, Is It The Answer To High Cable Costs?
    Tweet I am extremely suspicious of new devices, and I know that statement sounds weird coming from an engineer. Truth is I am not wary about the functionality of the gadget but rather the (rolling) cost of it. Unlike people who actually look at the actual price of the produce when they grocery stop, I look at the price per pound. That is essentially how you know whether...
    by at November 7th, 2011 at 11:11 am
  • Phineas And Ferb Live Show Win 4 Tickets! #Boston
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Raine! So you totally know that we are a Phineas and Ferb house and if you did not grab the discount I mentioned before in my Fall Roundup to purchase tickets you better run, because trust me you will not want to miss the show. No seriously, I would be lying if I told you we were happy to watch it, the girls are beyond themselves...
    by at November 7th, 2011 at 09:11 am
  • Glow In The Dark Hexbugs, Perfect For Halloween And Beyond!
    Tweet I love an excuse to have a party and when I got the chance to host a Hexbugs party I was already excited. The fact that it was the glow in the dark edition added more fun to it. I debated whether to set up the tracks or let the kids do it. I was wondering whether the kids may get frustrated trying to put it together but I got carried with other stuff and ran out...
    by at November 2nd, 2011 at 07:11 pm
  • LeapFrog Continues To Make Learning Fun With Their LeapPad.
    Tweet You will recall that in my BlogHer Finds I highlighted the LeapPad, even though I just briefly tried it there I was sufficiently impressed to mention it. Fast forward a few months and I got to take the LeapPad along with the TAG reading system for a test drive as well as activities to share with friends. I cannot write this post without sharing my history of LeapFrog....
    by at October 26th, 2011 at 07:10 am