Archive for the ‘REVIEWS & CONTESTS’

  • Win Wine From The California Wine Club! (Discount Code Too)
    ShareCONTEST 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 story....
    by at October 16th, 2011 at 08:10 pm
  • Fall Finds To Create That Fresh Look! And Some Halloween Boo Too! (Giveaway)
    ShareCONTEST 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 perfect...
    by at October 14th, 2011 at 07:10 pm
  • Paddywhack Toys Costume Up For Halloween.
    ShareYou 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!
    ShareSpa! 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 want...
    by at September 26th, 2011 at 05:09 pm
  • Fall For Pasta: Win A $100 AmEx Gift Card!
    ShareCONTEST 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 most...
    by at September 26th, 2011 at 09:09 am
  • Back To School – Take Two! (Giveaway)
    ShareCONTEST 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 mixed...
    by at September 21st, 2011 at 10:09 pm
  • Win A Manicure And Pedicure For You And A Friend! #Boston
    ShareCONTEST 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)
    ShareCONTEST 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)
    ShareCONTEST 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 with...
    by at August 29th, 2011 at 07:08 pm
  • Last Chance To Win 4 Tickets To Six Flags New England!
    ShareCONTEST 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!
    ShareCONTEST 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 is...
    by at August 18th, 2011 at 09:08 pm
  • Back-To-School With Crocs!
    ShareThe 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”!
    ShareCONTEST 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?
    ShareYou 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 cheese...
    by at August 15th, 2011 at 11:08 am
  • Zulily Launches iPhone App! (Win $25 Gift Card)
    ShareCONTEST 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!
    ShareWhen 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 given...
    by at August 10th, 2011 at 11:08 am
  • Summer Round-Up Take 2 (Giveaway)
    ShareCONTEST 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!
    ShareAll 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 place....
    by at August 9th, 2011 at 08:08 am
  • RedRover: The App That Arranges Playdates – Fast!
    ShareGrowing 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 out...
    by at July 25th, 2011 at 09:07 pm
  • Summer Goodness! Products, Entertainment And More! (Giveaway)
    ShareCONTEST 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 that...
    by at July 23rd, 2011 at 07:07 am
  • The Price Of Dental Healthcare. #Periobalance
    ShareYou 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 trend...
    by at July 22nd, 2011 at 08:07 am
  • Win 4 Passes To Six Flags New England!
    ShareCONTEST 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
  • Comments Off on Minding Your Own Business! #lovelocal
    Minding Your Own Business! #lovelocal
    ShareMy 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
  • Comments Off on What 3 Movies Would You Watch While Stranded On An Island? #RedBoxSummer
    What 3 Movies Would You Watch While Stranded On An Island? #RedBoxSummer
    Share3 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 city...
    by at July 14th, 2011 at 06:07 pm
  • Keeping The Balance In Your Mouth!
    ShareThere 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).
    ShareCONTEST 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 as...
    by at July 7th, 2011 at 09:07 pm
  • Win 2 FunPass Books Chock-full Discounts To Over 100 New England Family Attractions!
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Karen! Let’s face it – this is a tough economy and those of us who have decided to stay put this summer and not taking elaborate vacations due to the cost are wishing we could. For some of us summer also means camp which costs a lot of money already which leaves little left to spend at will on fun. Also for mamas to kiddos...
    by at July 6th, 2011 at 09:07 am
  • Taking Care Of My Teeth While Traveling – The PerioBalance Way!
    ShareI normally travel light and most often my dental care is the one to take the 1st hit. While I do pack my toothbrush and toothpaste – I pack nothing more. Worse still I take along a regular manual brush while at home I have been using an electronic one. Speaking of electronic toothbrushes, I used to be the girl who mocked a friend for being so lazy to use a regular...
    by at July 5th, 2011 at 09:07 am
  • Another Opportunity To Win (4) Passes To Six Flags New England!
    Share CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kristen! I know, I know you have been super excited about using every single day of summer and personally knowing how much I enjoyed the theme park earlier I agree that Six Flags New England might hit the sweet spot for summer perfection. While not everyone could win (I wish I could afford to do that) with the 4 weeks of giveaways...
    by at July 5th, 2011 at 09:07 am
  • Larry Crowne, My Kind Of Date Night Movie! (Win $25 Fandago Gift Card, Soundtrack And More)
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Melinda! I have not seen Larry Crowne yet but I am really keen to get to watch it. I mean Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts makes it the perfect “my cup of tea” kind of movie. It is an added bonus that both hubby and I like both the characters. You know how you already psyche yourself to watch something even before knowing it...
    by at June 30th, 2011 at 10:06 pm
  • PerioBalance -Probiotics For The Mouth!
    ShareI have been careful about reviewing things that claim to make a difference. I have passed on makeup, skincare and or things making declarations that are health changing. For one I do not use my body as a guinea pig and secondly I know many friends and readers actually trust what I say so I want to be sure when I say it, I mean it. When I was approached about GUM...
    by at June 27th, 2011 at 08:06 pm
  • Six Flags New England: Rain Or Shine A Perfect Ride! (Win A Family Pack Of Passes)
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Mitali! Years ago I had my first and only trip to Six Flags in New Jersey. It was so long ago before marriage and kids and the vague memories of thrills and jam-packed theme parked filled my head. Although I knew that there was a Six Flags theme park opening in New England I thought my kids would be too young for it. So needless to...
    by at June 27th, 2011 at 09:06 am
  • No Summer Is Complete Without A Picnic! (Giveaway)
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Katie! I don’t know about you but nothing excites me more than eating outside. In fact it can be just drive-thru food but taking it to a park somehow squashes the whining flat out – no mean feat if you ask me. Even on a rainy day throwing a blanket on the floor gives a whole new meaning to a meal. We all have memories of...
    by at June 24th, 2011 at 02:06 pm
  • Camping And Summer Backyard Fun! Win A Sid The Science Kid Blanket!
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Rachel! There is so much talk about camping, hiking and enjoying the  outdoors that I think there is just too much goodness to capture in one post. Last year I posted some beginner camping tips from Kit Deslauriers, who is a The North Face sponsored Skier/ Ski  Mountaineer so that may be a good place to check out as well. I thought...
    by at June 19th, 2011 at 10:06 pm
  • Time To Consider A Seiko Watch?
    ShareThere was a time that the ultimate gift at home was a watch. I am sure we all pretty much have a watch story. I see my husband still keep in his drawer an old watch gifted to him by his dad. It doesn’t work anymore but understandably he won’t let go as it has treasured memories of his late dad. Similarly I recall getting plastic watches as a kid and then...
    by at June 16th, 2011 at 08:06 am