Archive for the ‘REVIEWS & CONTESTS’

  • 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
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    Recess, So Much More Than Just Play!
    Tweet Recess is really so much more than play and as a mama to a special needs kids I know that more now than ever. In fact with my little girl with Autism most activities inside the school are slightly easier for my kid, at least somewhat. This is more because they are controlled and academic, both of those qualities appealing to her. Even gym time, even with her lagging...
    by at October 17th, 2011 at 04:10 pm
  • Win Wine From The California Wine Club! (Discount Code Too)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Conratulations Debp! When I was returning from getting married in India, we were going to connect in Germany. I was still on my “a new country per year” pledge so I decided to spend a few days touring. The weather was awful but I was still on a high from my wedding so my disposition was sunny even if the temperatures told a different...
    by at October 16th, 2011 at 08:10 pm
  • Fall Finds To Create That Fresh Look! And Some Halloween Boo Too! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Alicia! Is it really possible that I cover a season before that season passes? Well this may be a first but I expect t say hello to fall while it is still, well, fall. The only thing I do not like about Fall is that I know Winter is close on its heels. I really feel if I have to be anywhere in the USA for Fall, New England is the...
    by at October 14th, 2011 at 07:10 pm
  • Paddywhack Toys Costume Up For Halloween.
    Tweet You would recall me talking about Paddywhack Lane earlier, but what you may not have realized is how perfect they are for Halloween. Normally Halloween focus is a tad bit scary for the younger set so it is nice to have a toy that is sweet and simple. The no-batteries is still my biggest plus point for these toys. Recently I had a party and got to share these toys...
    by at October 6th, 2011 at 08:10 pm
  • Spa Week ($50) Coming Up! I Had A Head Start!
    Tweet Spa! Don’t you just feel all relaxed uttering that word? Truth is if we all could afford it this would be a permanent fixture on the calendar. I mean, remove the cost factor and there is not a single bad thing I can think about a spa treatment. When I discovered Spa Week a year or so ago I was in indulgence heaven. Woah – should I backtrack? Do you...
    by at September 26th, 2011 at 05:09 pm
  • Fall For Pasta: Win A $100 AmEx Gift Card!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Harriet! Well you know about my wonderful trip to the Unilever office and meeting the fabulous Ragu team but what about something for my wonderful readers. Fall is almost upon us but I am not done with summer yet. At least until I don’t see snow I am good. I love that I live in Boston so I get to enjoy my Fall in one of the...
    by at September 26th, 2011 at 09:09 am
  • Back To School – Take Two! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Elaine! So while everyone is getting settled in to school and feeling like summer I am still in denial. So much so some of you get to score on some great giveaways. We are still scuttling around with my preschooler with me dealing with the fact that public schools have lottery systems for admission (WTH with that?), the most are...
    by at September 21st, 2011 at 10:09 pm
  • Win A Manicure And Pedicure For You And A Friend! #Boston
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Sarah! There is a new movie releasing soon I Don’t Know How She Does It starring Sarah Jessica Parker – and while I love her to bits I found it difficult to assume she could actually identify with the regular mom on the street. Then I saw a few snippets of the movie (no, not seen entire movie yet) where Sarah imagines the...
    by at September 13th, 2011 at 07:09 pm
  • Spicing Up Your Pasta! (Win $100 Gift Card)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Mami2jcn! By now you know I am a Ragu “Mom’s the word on Dinner” ambassador and over the next few months I will be sharing ideas with you and doing some a lot of learning too. Changing up a meal can change up the mood. I am in a bit of a funk and was thinking of actually painting my lounge this long weekend. Food,...
    by at September 1st, 2011 at 10:09 am
  • Back To School Round-Up! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Corina! Even typing those words “back to school” is tough for me. Which feels kind of ridiculous seeing my 1st Grader starts school  TOMORROW!!! Yikes. Maybe I should be preparing but part of me is still in denial. Let’s take a 1st stab at the some highlights. Who knows, there may be more roundups (always filled...
    by at August 29th, 2011 at 07:08 pm
  • Last Chance To Win 4 Tickets To Six Flags New England!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Stephanie! By now you would be wondering if there is anyway to redeem summer. You worked hard and long catching up on work, thinking maybe tomorrow you will take a break. Kids were off to summer camp, telling them it was good for them but partially acknowledging you needed the space to work. Guilt amounts as schools season is biting...
    by at August 22nd, 2011 at 10:08 pm
  • Banners For Birthdays And Beyond At Walgreens! Win A $25 Walgreens Giftcard!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Heather T When I was asked to take a look at the photo shop at Walgreens and some of their products I chose a banner since honestly I have been familiar with several of their products from photo books to calendars. There is a Walgreens up my street and since I had my first baby it has been a place I visited often. Now the banner...
    by at August 18th, 2011 at 09:08 pm
  • Back-To-School With Crocs!
    Tweet The fact that Crocs are so versatile for everything from getting them on fast to gardening to the water parks make them popular in my home. What makes it even more so is the fact that cleanup is a cinch. Since they are so easy to get on (and off) schools have frowned on their use at school for fear of them coming off. When Crocs announced their new Back To School...
    by at August 17th, 2011 at 09:08 am
  • Win 2 Tickets To See “One Day”!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Madeleine. I am sure you all must have heard about the upcoming movie One Day which releases this Friday August 19th in theaters nationwide. I for one am all for date night and am keen to see the chemistry between Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. I love long winded stories especially when the female character is smart and sassy. The...
    by at August 16th, 2011 at 09:08 pm
  • What’s In Your Cheese?
    Tweet You know when The Motherhood asked whether I would take a Sargento cheese testing/tasting party to see the difference of processed vs non-processed cheese, I thought I had this one nailed. I mean I am a little careful about ingredients anyway but I have to admit I needed a reminder since it is not something I look hard at the ingredients etc at. I mean cheese is...
    by at August 15th, 2011 at 11:08 am
  • Zulily Launches iPhone App! (Win $25 Gift Card)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Heather! I love Zulily. I have for ages. It is one of the few online stores that I trust for amazing deals and styles to boot. Truth be said I pimp Zulily amongst my best friends more than any other store. All this for good reason. In fact I just bought 2 necklaces last week for my girls. Zulily is a trusted site for all things kids,...
    by at August 10th, 2011 at 09:08 pm
  • Spicy Veggie Puffs The Lawry’s Way!
    Tweet When I was asked to create our own recipes, along with other fellow bloggers, there was no thinking involved. Cooking is a passion and if someone else cleaned I would cook more often. Concocting recipes is a breeze, the tough bit is measuring since I am somewhat an eye-ball kinda girl. Kind of kills the whole “share the recipe” thing. Anyway we were...
    by at August 10th, 2011 at 11:08 am
  • Summer Round-Up Take 2 (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations BusyWorkingMama – Lawry’s Spices Robyn – Handstand Books Rachel – Mars Needs Moms Mike – Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover for Wii Rita – Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover for Nintendo DSi I am sure that we are on the same page that this Summer thing is happening way too fast. My kids are at camp...
    by at August 9th, 2011 at 07:08 pm
  • Melting Pot Cooks Up Date Night And Childcare Combo!
    Tweet All of us who pass up on date night because we cringe on childcare, raise your hands? Cost is one factor, but timing and quality is another. Add to the fact that I have a child on the Autism spectrum makes me super paranoid. I knew of the Melting Pot for a long time and had even attended an event there but admittedly had this notion of it being an appetizer kind...
    by at August 9th, 2011 at 08:08 am
  • RedRover: The App That Arranges Playdates – Fast!
    Tweet Growing up without family around me meant I had to make a concerted effort to get people together so that my kid (and later kids) could have some company. In fact I was super surprised to hear the term “playdate” – it sounded so formal and intimidating. Then we started with gym classes when my oldest was 6 months (else I would have been bored...
    by at July 25th, 2011 at 09:07 pm
  • Summer Goodness! Products, Entertainment And More! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations: JetBlue bag – Meghan Chuck-E-Cheese 1 – Kamani Chuck-E-Cheese 2 – Gilda Chuck-E-Cheese 3 – Heather T PerioBalance – Joanna UmiZoomi – Danielle $25 AnnieWear card – Christy There has been too much goodness around this summer and I have been trying to keep my balls in the air. I feel guilty...
    by at July 23rd, 2011 at 07:07 am
  • The Price Of Dental Healthcare. #Periobalance
    Tweet You know how things start off as a fad. Everyone looks at you like a weirdo or freak or basically full of nonsense when you have something different? I admitted my snotty attitude about electronic toothbrushes in an earlier post and now not only do I love them but they are in every single store that sells brushes too. Being always one to catch the tail-end of a...
    by at July 22nd, 2011 at 08:07 am
  • Win 4 Passes To Six Flags New England!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Anne! I am sure you followed along our tales of Six Flags New England and you may have been bummed to not have won our contests up unti last week. Well here is another chance to win a set of 4 passes to Six Flags New England. Lucky for you Six Flags folks have been generous enough to provide another set of passes for Mommy Niri readers. Want...
    by at July 17th, 2011 at 08:07 pm
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    Minding Your Own Business! #lovelocal
    Tweet My dad, after struggling to gain employment finally decided to start his own business. Although it was small it flourished. There was something amazing about having small local stores that are not a cookie cutter copy of stores in every state. At the time I really  resented the amount of work that went into it and thought I would never run my own business. After...
    by at July 14th, 2011 at 07:07 pm
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    What 3 Movies Would You Watch While Stranded On An Island? #RedBoxSummer
    Tweet 3 movies, just 3 movies is a tough decision. I mean there are oodles of fun movies out there. Also a favorite movie today is so different from 10 years ago. But truthfully there are some movies that stand the test of time and some are just in there because they always make you smile . My favorites: Shawshank Redemption The truth about Cats and Dogs Sex and the...
    by at July 14th, 2011 at 06:07 pm
  • Keeping The Balance In Your Mouth!
    Tweet There is so much that starts in the mouth. When I was pregnant I remember the gynecologist speak to me about keeping my gums healthy. At the time I wondered if she was worrying about the wrong body part. Then I learned that gum disease can lead to early delivery. Though I found it hard to believe that what was in your mouth could have such profound impact on the...
    by at July 11th, 2011 at 10:07 pm
  • Franklin Park Zoo In Boston (Win A Set Of 4 Passes).
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kate! With all the talk of Zookeeper hitting the movie circuit of course everyone and their neighbor have heard about Franklin Park Zoo.  I know it is crazy but I brim with pride at all the local places in Boston that are famous and so rich in culture too. Zoos are really a perfect way to spend family time. You can do as much or...
    by at July 7th, 2011 at 09:07 pm