Archive for the ‘REVIEWS & CONTESTS’

  • Ready To Whip Out Those Summer Sandals?
    Tweet I am a flip flop girl. I don’t do formal pretty shoes well. I finally have a pair of clogs I heart, a pair of sneakers I could live in and a pair of boots that don’t kill me. Sandals are relegated to the flip flop kind. Not really fancy but I have toyed with the idea of having “fancier” flip-flops but inevitably they are flip flops people...
    by at February 20th, 2012 at 04:02 pm
  • Winter Entertainment On Big Screen, Small Screen and No Screen!
    Tweet Felt a little guilty typing in that word “Winter” since I have not even donned any gloves so far even though I can almost spy Spring already. And feel free to ignore Phil and his predictions on Groundhog day, my gut feel is we are going to have a very mild winter. No regrets there as I am totally a summer girl but I feel bad for the folks in Seattle...
    by at February 17th, 2012 at 11:02 pm
  • Got Flowers? Win $50 Gift Card From ProFlowers For Valentine’s Day! (Discount Code Too)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Laurie! Chocolate? Check! Card? Check! Flowers? Oops! Well don’t worry I have you covered. What you say “Am I too late?” Well not if you order now. You could wait to win (I will send over a code to order) or be safe and smart and order using the discount coupon. I don’t know a single person who does not feel...
    by at February 7th, 2012 at 02:02 pm
  • Win Valentine’s Lindt Chocolate From CVS (5 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Tina, Veronica,Vickie, Michelle,  and Pam While I think of my local CVS as my in-between “grab what I need” store and consider them my one stop medication store, admittedly I never think of them as a Valentine’s store. Which is kind of silly because I do recall in between filling a prescription the decor reminding...
    by at January 30th, 2012 at 07:01 pm
  • Beauty And The Beast In 3D (Including Tangled Ever After)
    Tweet You know the story, at least you should. It is one of my most beloved tales from all the Disney characters. In fact my daughter spent a long time obsessed with Belle and I was ok with it considering Belle is probably one of the smartest and sassiest of the princesses. Plus I drew so many lessons from there for my kids: like not judging someone on their looks, reading,...
    by at January 23rd, 2012 at 07:01 pm
  • Want Some Privacy On Your iPad?
    Tweet I was at a friend’s place a few months ago when I saw her walking around with a tinted film. On asking her what that was, she said it was for privacy for her laptop. I was still wrapping my head around it and could not grasp what she meant by privacy. I had done my thesis in college on software security so all I could think of when someone say’s privacy...
    by at January 22nd, 2012 at 07:01 pm
  • Easy-To-Put-On Snow Boots For Kids!
    Tweet As if the fact that they are pricey and have a short life (as in the kid outgrows them, not that they wear out) were reasons enough to hate snow-boots, have you tried getting those things on your kids’ feet. Of course I personally wish my kid could get them on herself but the boots are normally so cumbersome and awkward to put on, it is a big pain to get...
    by at January 17th, 2012 at 12:01 pm
  • The New WebMD Baby App Launches! (Win an iPod Touch Valued at $200)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! I still remember being pregnant while I was an engineer and though there were few people I could share my excitement and fears with (engineering is just not rife with moms or even women for that matter) I delved into the online world. I ate up progress charts of what was going on inside me and could visualize the changes happening even if I could...
    by at January 14th, 2012 at 08:01 pm
  • 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