Archive for the ‘CONTESTS’

  • The Touchscreen Handheld From VTech – MobiGo (Giveaway)
    CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Christi! I had not been a huge VTech fan. I mean I liked it ok but there was stuff about the design that never made it my favorite brand. So when I caught a glimpse of their new product at the Sandbox Summit a few weeks ago I was shocked. I loved it. Gone was a the annoying “abcd” keyboard and in the the awesome “qwerty”...
    by at June 2nd, 2010 at 09:06 pm
  • Cisco Launches “What if your tv could talk?” Contest!
    Cisco  has a new “What If Your TV Could…?” contest. Being an software engineer for 12 years and having a husband who has worked in the same field meant that Cisco as a company has come across our paths once too often.  It is certainly one of those companies that you totally respect.  I normally never post about company contests (I figure that is what advertising...
    by at June 2nd, 2010 at 08:06 pm
  • Win Senseo Single-Serve Gourmet Coffee Machine!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Lynn! So we got the Senseo. We are somewhat decent coffee drinkers, more of tea drinkers. So when we occasionally want a good cuppa we sometimes reach for the (sigh) instant coffee. Yes, we have a filter machine (albeit not a good one) but since we don’t drink a lot we don’t believe it is worth the effort for just one or two...
    by at May 29th, 2010 at 10:05 pm
  • African Dwarf Frog Eco-Aquarium From Wild Creations! (Giveaway)
    CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Laura There’s nothing like learning about nature than to see it in front of you. Problem with most “pets” is that the bulk of the feeding and cleaning falls on the shoulders of parents. Shoulders, I might add, that are so overloaded with responsibility that parents opt not to get a pet as they feel it too much. Still if...
    by at May 26th, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • Win “Giada at Home” Cook Book and Food Network CD
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Amy! The countdown to the next food network star is already underway (12 days to go and counting).  This is one contest that is always a tough one as you win your own show. It is about cooking, cooking well, cooking with style but most important cooking with your own style. The line up looks vibrant and quite diverse so this is going...
    by at May 24th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Win The Tooth Fairy DVD (2 Winners)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Rebecca and Deb! Filmed in Vancouver, Tooth Fairy is a comedy fantasy film starring Dwayne Johnson as title character along with Ashley Judd and Julie Andrews. As the story goes hardcore hockey player Dwayne bursts the bubble to “poor” kid about the non existence of the tooth fairy. After some scenes that could only come from...
    by at May 21st, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Snow White Hits Wilbur Theater In Boston! (Giveaway)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Anandhi! No one needs to tell you the story of Snow White, right. In fact that is what so beautiful about it, there are so many subtle variations that it is like a good homecoming knowing what comes next. Movies are always amazing but theater has its own beauty that is hard to rival. In fact I had really assumed my younger kids to have...
    by at May 13th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Barilla Pasta – A Favorite In My Home! (Giveaway)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jennifer! I review many products, some I like, some I don’t, and some are in-between. There are few that I can safely declare that I use in my home. Barilla pasta is one of them.  Don’t call me a food snob, I have dabbled in other (cheaper) brands but have decided to sticky with Barilla as most of them lack firmness and stick...
    by at May 10th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Win The Sothys Face Care with Helianthus and Rosemary Comfort Mask!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Shellie. I don’t spend much (read any) money on makeup but skincare on the other hand is another matter. Of course recent economy stabilities have had an impact on my spending so I have had to make do with less than flattering results. Here is my theory – this is the one skin that we have. How we take care of it will show....
    by at May 7th, 2010 at 10:05 pm
  • The Corolle Bebe Charmeur Doll And Red Fuschia Carriage Giveaway!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Amber! So Mother’s Day is approaching. It is. We may not be able to trust yours truly to come through but maybe we can come through for a little mommy (or daddy). The one thing I love about dolls is the nurturing they teach.  Though I have not seen this particular doll I can say safely that having seen several of Corolle dolls in...
    by at May 2nd, 2010 at 07:05 pm
  • The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza By Laura Numeroff (Giveaway)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Darleen And Greg! Have kids in tow? Have PreK or toddlers in tow? Then there is a pretty good chance that you would have come across Author Laura Numeroff’s best-selling book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. This time Laura’s new rendition, The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza, is totally in keeping with quality but she has...
    by at April 24th, 2010 at 07:04 am
  • O’BON – Eco Friendly School And Office Supplies! (Giveaway – 3 Winners)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations, Char, CandCan and TrixTrix! The fact the eco friendly products are creeping into every aspect of our life from cooking, to cleaning to playing it was overdue that it made an entrance into the school and office supplies arena. Judging by the amount of paper that just my PreK kid brings home in her backpack, is alone scary. As much as we...
    by at April 21st, 2010 at 08:04 pm
  • Win A Kid’s Vegetable Growing Kit From Terracycle!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Tara! Eating healthy starts from kids knowing where their food comes from. If you are constantly feeding your kid processed food it would be difficult for her to fathom the important nutrition that comes from fresh fruit and vegetable. Seeing a plant grow from scratch is magic in its own right. Now club that with the recycled products from Terracycle...
    by at April 19th, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • Fruit2O Essentials Good Enough For Guys And Gals! (Giveaway)
    Contest Closed! Congratulations Jerelyn! Water, natural water, is good for you. You don’t need to be a genius to know that. The problem is that had it not been so, well, tasteless – it would be easier to down. Am I saying that replacements are better than water? Heck no! But if drinking a close cousin will get you hydrated I am all ears. If that other drink...
    by at April 14th, 2010 at 07:04 pm
  • Super Why And Wow Wow Wubbzy Highlight Earth Day! (Giveaway)
    CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Rebecca! Last year for Earth Day my girls headed to the Kid Toons to watch an episode of Super Why dedicated to the Earth Day theme of saving water. The episode subtly focuses on the impact of wasting water but in a dialect children can understand. Children, like everyone else, hate being lectured to, but explaining the ramifications...
    by at April 13th, 2010 at 07:04 pm
  • Week 2: Another Chance To Win That Mommy Niri Mug!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Sheila! So you may not have won the 1st mug but there are plenty more where that came from – or at least 4 more. Again, this mug from SeeHere.com I would love to see in the hands of a fan who is an avid reader of MommyNiri.com. Let’s keep it simple! Leave a comment to answer:  How did you discover MommyNiri.com? Contest closes...
    by at April 11th, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • An Eco-Friendly Playhouse From KidsCraft (Giveaway)!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations AEVande! You know how you always want to make that little go-cart or boat or rocket out of a cardboard box that you spied in some television show. As much as the idea is endearing and filled with creativity galore, that empty box is hard to come by. I mean seriously, how often do you buy a fridge or some other big appliance. Just a few...
    by at April 9th, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • Holly Robinson Peete’s New Book “My Brother Charlie”! (Autographed Giveaway – 3 Winners)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Amanda (autographed copy), Elizabeth & Michelle Most people are aware of Holly Robinson Peete, in fact I have not watched her recently but have been a fan since 21 Jump Street (I know showing my age).  When I heard about her new book, co-written with her daughter Ryan Elizabeth Peete, called “My Brother Charlie” and that...
    by at April 4th, 2010 at 10:04 pm
  • I’m Off To Wisteria Lane! (But You Can Win A Gift Basket Including A Desperate Housewives DVD)!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jennifer from Savor The Thyme! So I am heading to Los Angeles, or more specifically Wisteria Lane, in a few days. Yes, that Wisteria Lane! Dana Delany, star of Desperate Housewives, is the celebrity spokesperson for the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign. While there we will be visiting a local food bank. Since I have volunteered at the...
    by at April 2nd, 2010 at 10:04 pm
  • Check Out My Personalized Resort Tote from Initials (Win A $50 Gift Card Too)!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Arla! I am a bag lady. Well sort of. I love bags. I just don’t have much luck with them. When I was approached to review the new Resort Tote from www.initials-inc.com I was interested. The bags could be personalized and that was great since I had never owned a personalized bag. I have often bought personalized stuff for my kids but...
    by at April 2nd, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • Week 1: Win A Mommy Niri Mug!
    CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Prachee! 4 more mugs to giveaway! So I made a mug. Friends liked it. They asked for it. Mommy Niri always delivers! SeeHere.com, who made the amazing mug I featured on the blog earlier, offered to celebrate Mommy Niri’s anniversary with me and offered me a few to give to my readers. I am an avid chai/tea drinker so that mug...
    by at March 31st, 2010 at 07:03 pm
  • Win A Custom Shirt From Fibers.com!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Aimee! When I was approached by the guys at Fibers.com to review an item from their customized printed apparel it was just around the time I was thinking of getting a Mommy Niri t-shirt so I thought perfect timing. Now it is always dicey, in my opinion, to get sizing just right online so I was anxious at first. Since most of the products...
    by at March 27th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Win The Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey DVD!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kevin! Curious George is a firm favorite in my home. I love that! He probably resembles a little child more than any character in any of the children’s shows. Enough curiosity to learn but enough mischievousness to constantly be in trouble. The maths and science aspects are well entwined in each episode that kids explore without realizing...
    by at March 23rd, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Win Sunglasses For Your Kid!
    CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Elizabeth! It was a bit sunny out today in Boston so I know summer is just around the corner. While thinking of sun protection for the body, sunscreen is one that easily comes to mind. Sure we think sunglasses but more in terms of how cute our kids look in them. Now raise your hands if you have gone through loads of sunglasses for your...
    by at March 17th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Win The Fantastic Mr. Fox On DVD (3 Winners).
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Tara, Mocha Dad and Karen! Based on the beloved best-selling book by Roald Dahl, The Fantastic Mr. Fox is a mischievous tale of Mr. Fox who plots and plans a heist. Struggling with being a reformed “fox” he finds the lure of his old ways too strong to control. The sexy George Clooney (Up In The Air) and ultra talented Meryl...
    by at March 17th, 2010 at 07:03 pm
  • The Nook: It Came, I Downloaded, I Read! (Win A Nook Too)!
    THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Anne! But you can win the Nook Color! I read books. Children books count, don’t they? The thing is I was addicted to reading. Hiding books everywhere, thirsty for reading always. I am the type of person who will read labels to calm down – but I guess that is more than you need to know. These days I find snippets of moments...
    by at March 13th, 2010 at 10:03 am
  • Win Children’s Oral Health Kit (Listerine And Reach)!
    CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Saumya! Brushing is a necessary evil. I mean like it or not you know you have to do it.  If you skimp on it the results will be clearly visible each time you smile. Having a kid throws a spanner in the works. Oh, and I don’t just mean that you don’t find the time to pay attention to your oral hygiene (that too) but the fact...
    by at March 10th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Win The CoverGirl Smoky Eye Look Kit (4 Winners)!
    Contest Closed! Congratulations Danielle, Elizabeth, Sherry, and Barbara! Never it be said that Mommy Niri forgets about all the mamas out there. This is just for you. This 3-piece kit from CoverGirl includes everything you need to get the smoky eye look. Easy-to-follow makeup application instructions by CoverGirl makeup artist Molly Stern are also included.  It comes...
    by at March 4th, 2010 at 09:03 pm
  • A Soda’ish Tea, That’s Healthy? Win Some Too!
    Contest Closed! Congratulations Debbie! I love soda. I don’t keep it in the home and know it is BAD for me but I love it. I love tea. I never used to but it is one of those things living with a tea addict I became a lover of. The only thing is I like my tea hot. I never drink iced tea and have never had the urge. So when last year I was offered to try some I found...
    by at March 2nd, 2010 at 11:03 am
  • Win Lovely Lisa & Friends For DS, Doll, Clothing, Donut Shop (3 winners)!
    Contest Closed! Congratulations Kerri W for winning the main prize of DS, Doll, Clothing and Donut Shop! and to Marc and Danielle for winning the DS game each! My girls love to play dress up. I mean that in every sense of it. They dress themselves up, they dress their dolls, they dress their magnetic dolls and they even have dress up bath toys. In fact I have been using...
    by at March 1st, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Win Autographed Copy of Linchpin by Seth Godin
    Contest Closed Congratulations Beth! Who does not love Seth Godin? I am sure I am not alone in being a huge fan. Seth Godin has earned a place in my inbox and anyone who dispenses advice so clearly and in a why that makes you feel “That just makes sense!” deserves the attention and accolades he receives. When I met Seth Godin in NY during the Linchpin discussion...
    by at February 21st, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Our Valentine Party With Cake And More. Win One For Yourself Too!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Rosanne! My daughter has been bugging me for ages to have a party. Now if you are one of the moms at my daughter’s school you would know that I can barely get my act together. Thank heavens for winter jackets which hide the same crumpled shirt I don every morning. Anyway either the fact that her nagging had got to me or the fact that...
    by at February 21st, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Create Your Own Goby Adventure (And Win A $50 Amex Gift Card Too)!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Karen! You may recall a little while ago The Papa Post did an interview with Goby.  Well Goby has changed a lot since then and have a fun challenge for the Mommy Niri readers.  Summer is always easy but come February I am literally climbing the walls for something to do. Winter is a tough one everywhere but in a place like Boston where...
    by at February 15th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • Some Toys For Your Lil Valentine (Win One Too)!
    CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Terri! Hasbro has the most delectable toys, especially for PreSchoolers (more on that later as I have a scoop from a private showroom viewing) but my favorite has got to be the Potato head. Sure it is not the most sophisticated of toys but its simplicity is it’s charm.  I love that there is one for each season but seriously the...
    by at February 14th, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Haba Games For Pre-Schoolers! Win It!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Terri! Electronic games are all fine and well but I slot the usage of them in the 2 hour maximum television window I allow my kids per day. I dread the picture of having my kids glued to the television all day and I really hate when kids fail to see the beauty around them as they are so deep in a game (as I mentioned seeing kids with a Nintendo...
    by at February 9th, 2010 at 12:02 pm