Archive for the ‘REVIEWS’

  • 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 you can trust advice she dishes out to you. Live! She will be sharing home spa recipes and tips and...
    by at July 7th, 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 feature a particular brand. Yes there are a few places online you have several brands featured but...
    by at June 30th, 2009 at 07:06 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 daddy (and the baby). Babies are so cute that parents can play with them all day. However, Baby Smarts...
    by at June 21st, 2009 at 09:06 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 girl. If you saw the fashion for girls compared to boys (for that matter women compared to men) it would...
    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 types of personalized books. They have ranged from lazer printed pages attached to picture pages...
    by at June 20th, 2009 at 05:06 pm
  • Day 1: Natural Toothpaste & Rinse Contest (2 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulation to the winners Emily Cibelli and Mindy. Mommy Niri continues to introduce healthy products on her blog. After organic clothing, organic candies and getting kids to veggies, Mommy Niri brings Natural Oral Hygiene Products from The Natural Dentist. I could not believe what we have been putting in our mouth for so many years until...
    by at June 19th, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  • Karito Kids: It’s More Than Just Dolls!
    Tweet I had heard about Karito Kids briefly some time back (in a very glowing light) but it was only when a month ago I was contacted by the company Kids Give to see if I was willing to do a review of the dolls, I began to look closer. Note, I have 2 little girls so dolls are a dime a dozen in my home but I knew that the Karito Kid’s dolls were something a lot...
    by at June 15th, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Win A Selection Of Little Debbie Muffins (3 Winners)
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** When I opened the Little Debbie muffins sample pack of 5 varieties, I knew that some one must have read Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 : Household Chores That I Absolutely Hate as each box came with 6  individually packed muffins. The kids can have some and I don’t have to worry packing the others.  I guess this  is what mommies want....
    by at June 12th, 2009 at 11:06 pm
  • 10-10-10, A Life Transforming Idea by Suzy Welch
    Tweet Suzy Welch is a noted journalist, columnist for The Oprah Magazine, and wife to Jack Welch (the legendary CEO of GE). Her new book 10-10-10, Ten Minutes, Ten Months, and Ten Years, A Life Transforming Idea is about making good decisions. Ten minutes, ten months, and ten years refer to short term, mid term, and long term impact of your decisions. It’s a new approach...
    by at June 12th, 2009 at 11:06 pm
  • Win An Autographed Copy Of Guide To Pirate Parenting,
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Parenting books (seem to) target women to a large extent. It might be that reason that men don’t read them, or maybe they just do directions (or instructions). Ok, no arguing on that point as it is Father’s Day is fast approaching. In enters Tim Bete, author of Pirate Parenting,  with his fresh approach to parenting. Bring the...
    by at June 10th, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Mommy Niri At Diane Birch’s Launch Concert In NYC
    Tweet When I received an invite from Katja to the Diane Birch’s CD Release party in NYC, it was a no brainer that I was going to join in. Yes, the drive would be a daunting one but I am no shrinking violet when it comes to adventures. After finally getting to the City Winery, where it was held, I got to mingle with all my favorite bloggers: Katja Presnal (Skimbaco...
    by at June 8th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • I Am A Purex Insider!
    Tweet What’s a Purex Insider you say?Well, no spy story here, although my package did read “TOP SECRET: Confidential!“, but I am among 200 people in the country chosen by Purex to test the new laundry product by Purex. I am probably the last to blog about it. Why did I take so long is a question you may ask only if you have not been to my home, otherwise...
    by at June 2nd, 2009 at 12:06 pm
  • Russ Cox -The artist behind Mommy Niri logo
    Tweet #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } Thanks to LinkedIn that I found Russ...
    by at June 2nd, 2009 at 03:06 am
  • Balance B, Nutritious Kid’s Snack Bar
    Tweet The top-selling foods at any school’s snack bar would most likely be pizza, french fries, chips, soda, candy and ice cream. That’s right – there are hardly any healthy snack alternatives for kids. Moreover, kids would just not eat fruits and veggies because its not cool. While some of it may be old habits  other may be poor alternatives. As the...
    by at May 26th, 2009 at 09:05 pm
  • Finding Slow In A Digital Nation
    Tweet Mommy Niri was invited, along with several bloggers, media representatives and significant educators (professors, teachers and principals) to view the launch of the Digital Nation project at the WGBH studios. Digital Nation will culminate into an hour long documentary (slated to be released in Winter 2010) and a highly interactive website too. Typically documentaries...
    by at May 26th, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Pilates Catches Up With The Wii Phenomenon!
    Tweet Sega recently announced the Daisy Fuentes Pilates for the Wii – offering a personalized, private Pilates class, right in your living room. Knowing that time is of the essence for moms and the budgets tighter than ever working out at home is growing immensely. Gone are the days of boring videos while you struggle to imitate the instructor. The Wii, and more...
    by at May 25th, 2009 at 07:05 pm
  • Stop And Shop Listens To What Mamas Want!
    Tweet Last week Mommy Niri was lucky to be invited along with a few other mom bloggers to hear what advice Andrea Astrachan,  Consumer Advisor for Stop And Shop, had to offer to moms as they navigate their way down the aisles. As the economy hits everyone’s wallet the shopping still continues but habits have been changing. In ensuring the choices just don’t...
    by at May 21st, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Organic Clothing! Good For Baby And Good For The Earth
    Tweet A pakora, a fried snack made of spinach or onion or potato dipped in gram flour, is an integral part of Indian cuisine. My Little Pakora is not a special meal but an  organic clothing company done tastefully. Started by  mom, Sonia Gupta, the clothing line includes  onesies, t-shirts, pants, blankets, bibs and hats with prints of yoga, buddha, animals and birds. What...
    by at May 20th, 2009 at 09:05 pm
  • Win The Good Home CookBook!
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** The Good Home Cookbook, edited by Richard J Perry, is somewhat of a bible on cooking, and not for nothing. Knowing that recipes are tried and tested gives the assurance to any cook, novice or expert. I mean I certainly don’t want to find out a flop recipe with my family waiting in tow for a good meal.  Now make that over a 1000 recipes...
    by at May 14th, 2009 at 09:05 pm
  • Carpool Karma
    Tweet Will all of you moms who spend more time behind the wheel playing taxi to the kid’s social calendar (which is more active than our own, not that we are keeping tabs) raise your hands? That’s what I thought, and I am no different. Of course the fact that my kids are not exactly of the age where I can always “drop” them off at an event means...
    by at May 6th, 2009 at 02:05 am
  • Mom’s Special Day At The NH Children’s Museum
    Tweet In honor of Mother’s Day, the NH Children’s Museum will offer free admission for all mothers and grandmothers on Sunday, May 10 from noon – 5 pm. I have been to this museum and I love the variations it provides from art, to science to “cooking” to dinosaur hunt, to music to dress up. It is a relaxing place for parents and a wondrous...
    by at May 2nd, 2009 at 07:05 pm
  • Florastor Kids, A Probiotic Safe For Children
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** What’s more frustrating than having a kid with diarrhea? Not being to help. Most medication out on the market is not designed for kids and doctors normally ask parents to “wait it out”. Thanks to BSM Media I was introduces to Florastor Kids. Florastor® Kids is a clinically-tested, natural, yeast-based probiotic that aids...
    by at May 2nd, 2009 at 06:05 pm
  • Win An Evenflo Dual Electric Breast Pump
    Tweet *** CONTEST IS CLOSED ! WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY *** To say I am a fan of breastfeeding is an understatement. I nursed each of my kids for 18 months (I know that sounds long but I am not sure if laziness was the reason that made me delay stopping) and considering my kids are 22 months apart, that is a big part of the past 4 years. So when Mom Central...
    by at April 29th, 2009 at 09:04 pm
  • The Autism Society Of America
    Tweet This is the 3rd feature on Autism in my April is Autism Awareness Month. The 1st was AMC and Autism, and the 2nd one explored Autism games from Children Succeed. Here is my 3rd dose about the Autism Society of America. The ASA is just one of several organizations dedicated to people dealing with Autism. Here are just a few noteworthy points I found during my...
    by at April 29th, 2009 at 10:04 am
  • 10 Reasons To Visit New Hampshire This Spring
    Tweet I live in New England, close enough to New Hampshire to be thrilled I can venture to the serenity anytime. Whenever someone mentions NH lush greenery for some reason always fills my mind. If I was like any other gal shopping would be forefront in my mind, but these days the body is not all that willing to flaunt a dozen outfits that just don’t fit. What...
    by at April 23rd, 2009 at 11:04 am
  • Buy A Ticket, Plant A Tree
    Tweet © BBC Worldwide Ltd. All rights reserved. The movie Earth, slated for release on April 22nd – Earth Day, is one much awaited movie. Disney’s movies are always special but this one has already got more than ½ million moviegoers buying tickets. What’s so special, you ask? Well Disneynature’s commitment to plant a tree for everyone who...
    by at April 21st, 2009 at 08:04 pm
  • A Playground For All!
    Tweet A playground is not just a playground to a child. It is that, and so much more. It where smiles meet the sky as high as the swings can go. It is where the ride down the slide lands you a new friend. It is where the monkey bars challenge you beyond your wildest dreams. It does not matter if you are good at mathematics or have the coolest clothing; at the playground...
    by at April 20th, 2009 at 08:04 pm
  • Writer Christine Hohlbaum’s Book On SAHM Is A Winner!
    Tweet Although reading is a great love of mine, it has not been a pastime I have indulged in for the past few years (parenting and children books don’t count). Truth is I have yet to see a book that can entice me to bribe my kids to give me a moment or give up my mindless tv/internet browsing I subscribe to in the nocturnal hours. Christine’s Hohlbaum’s...
    by at April 20th, 2009 at 08:04 am
  • Race To See Cars As Part Of Disney’s Matinee Program
    Tweet © 2006 Disney/Pixar The third dose, called Motormania Program, in the Disney Matinee Club series is about to start this Friday (April 17th) and run until April 23rd. At Motormania, audiences can play the Motormania Race game and enjoy the short film “Mater and the Ghost Light” and the hit film “Cars.” The Disney Matinee Club morning...
    by at April 16th, 2009 at 11:04 am
  • Thomas Rides Into Town
    Tweet I have 2 (little) girls yet you would be surprised how much cars and trains feature in their play routine (this is something I have tried to somewhat make an effort in, but you can read more on this in my post “No Way Is My Son Pushing A Stroller!“). When MomSelect offered me the opportunity to watch the Thomas Live show, I steamrolled ahead. Firstly...
    by at April 16th, 2009 at 11:04 am
  • Miley Cyrus To Surprise “Hannah Montana The Movie” Audiences
    Tweet “© Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.” The star of Walt Disney Pictures’ “Hannah Montana The Movie” Miley Cyrus will be surprising unsuspecting audiences during her film’s opening weekend.  Other than the movie itself being an exciting and much awaited event for the several die-hard fans, the icing on the cake...
    by at April 10th, 2009 at 06:04 pm
  • Yanni Voices Music
    Tweet I was a bit of a skeptic when I was realized that Yanni Voices was classified in the “New Age” section. Luckily I took the opportunity provided by One2One Network to listen to them.  That section was not really a section I ventured out easily to. Not sure if my taste in music has changed or whether this is the type of music that appeals to everyone...
    by at April 7th, 2009 at 06:04 pm
  • Hip Hop Baby DVD Rocks!
    Tweet My preschooler has enough energy to wear me out, and then some. My toddler is not far behind in that department too. Also I may not be able to attest to their ability to follow steps to dance routines (or any routine for that matter), I jumped at the opportunity to review the Hip Hop Baby: “Rockin’ Dance Party!” DVD through twittermoms. I figured...
    by at April 6th, 2009 at 05:04 am
  • Ballas Hough Band: These Guys Can Dance And Sing Too
    Tweet If you have even passed a cursory glance to Dancing With the Stars the names Mark Ballas and Derek Hough will be pretty familiar names to you. DWTS is eagerly watched by over 18 million people. And you were most likely one of those who planned you day and meal around the timing of the show. From 2006, the two professional ballroom dancers have not only tasted...
    by at March 26th, 2009 at 08:03 pm
  • Disney’s Tarzan To Feature In Matinee Club
    Tweet “TARZAN® Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. © Burroughs and Disney. All Rights Reserved.” The second dose, called Adventures, in the Disney Matinee Club series is about to start this Friday (March 27th) and run until April 2nd. At ADVENTURES, audiences can play the Monkey Dodgeball game, see the short film “Test Pilot Donald” and the full-length...
    by at March 24th, 2009 at 06:03 pm