Archive for the ‘REVIEWS & CONTESTS’

  • Win Organic Clothing From Disney Store!
    Tweet Congratulations Felicia! I am a huge fan of most things organic. Clothing is one thing that I used to scoff at being an unnecessary organic item that is until I tried them on my kids.  Not only are organic clothing so super soft, they also reassure me that the fabric is natural and without any harmful dyes that will harm my kids. The big plus though is how long...
    by at April 21st, 2011 at 09:04 pm
  • Blue Man Group Show In 2011 – iPhones, Music And More!
    Tweet I was invited to a press screening for Blue Man Group and after struggling to get parking and almost deciding to call it a day and head home, I parked on a parking garage roof on a pile of snow and prayed it would not melt before I got back. I am glad I did not head home and got to see what was new in the show. I had been to the show maybe 10 years ago, even before...
    by at April 17th, 2011 at 07:04 pm
  • WordWorld – Win The DVD and App!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Heather! I remember the first WordWorld on TV, it was right about the time that Super Why launched and I was excited. Now I don’t say that lightly, you have to understand both my hubby and I are staunch believers in education being important and though we are not adamant about only academic I would be lying if I did not say...
    by at April 16th, 2011 at 07:04 pm
  • Caillou – An Old Time Favorite! Check Out The New Toys!
    Tweet Caillou was one of the earliest watched shows in my home. The funny thing was most of my friends did not like Caillou and called him whiny and I wondered if they heard my kid recently. Anyway to me he was this regular kid who just resembled the regular family in a calm way. Of course I poked around to learn more since Caillou is not a character you see gracing...
    by at April 6th, 2011 at 09:04 am
  • Win A $50 TJ-Maxx Gift Card!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Emma! So earlier when I got to visit the special Spring line-up for TJ-Maxx I was so eager to do some changes at home. In fact when I mentioned it to the kind folks of TJ-Maxx they were keen to offer my readers a chance too.  Since I knew many things were affordable I struggled choosing a room to buy stuff for, I could have just...
    by at April 5th, 2011 at 08:04 am
  • 77Kids Adds Kiddie Fun In Newly Opened Stores!
    Tweet Yesterday I attended a store opening for 77Kids. I admitted to the kind folks over at 77Kids that I had never used their clothing on my 2 girls then stopped the moment I uttered those words. I totally had forgotten that when I took part in the 77Kids Do Good day in Boston they sent a t-shirt each for my girls. I recall loving how soft they were but also felt they...
    by at March 31st, 2011 at 10:03 am
  • Mars Needs Moms
    Tweet I attended a screening for the movie just before I went to Disney so needless to say this post is a little delayed. Firstly I loved what an amazing build up to the screening this was since the screening had a pre-celebration with Radio Disney, science crafts and also mini-massages for mom and dad. Can you tell that it would be a fabulous time already? 3D movies...
    by at March 31st, 2011 at 08:03 am
  • Drinking Your Nutella?
    Tweet I was one of those late bloomers. I only tried Nutella a year ago, which would be a cardinal sin considering I am somewhat of a chocolate snob and a nut-oholic so Nutella should have been an obvious choice. Of course that totally meant I would miss it – which is exactly why I am the last to know about anything. My favorite nut is by far the hazelnut which...
    by at March 28th, 2011 at 08:03 pm
  • HOP Releases April 1st – Win A HOP Prize Pack!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Richa! There are few movies that you really look forward to see, and with children in tow the options become slimmer. Add to the mix the need for quality cinema and seriously you would need a fine tooth comb to find something. It is sad that I have to admit I missed the screening to HOP, but happy to say I was at Disney World  at...
    by at March 25th, 2011 at 11:03 am
  • Tangled: Win It On Blu-Ray + DVD!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kelly! So you know how much I love the movie Tangled if you saw my review on the screening some months back. Well the truth is we have gone back and watched it a few times since then. In fact I had to see a few bad movies to appreciate good quality cinema. To say that I am eagerly awaiting the DVD is an understatement indeed. Anyway...
    by at March 15th, 2011 at 06:03 am
  • Sometimes A Hotel Is The Destination!
    Tweet A few years ago I wanted a get-away. I wanted a road trip 4-5 hours away to get to a place I liked. Hubby, obviously, was not in agreement (surprise, surprise). He bemoaned the effort, and the expense, and the expense of the effort. Then he suggested a local hotel in another town that we had good memories of meeting in. Thus became a (cheaper) holiday that was...
    by at March 13th, 2011 at 07:03 pm
  • TJ Maxx Serves Up Their Spring Collection!
    Tweet I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend a Spring collection showing from TJ Maxx and Marshalls. I have yet to spend the giftcard they kindly gave me after the event and when you see some of what they had on display you can see why it was confusing what to choose. Thanks to these fresh designs my Spring has already been kicked up a notch!
    by at March 8th, 2011 at 09:03 pm
  • Just Ask! Screenings For Breast and Ovarian Cancer Campaign! (Win A Flip Video Camera)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Aleksandra! Sometimes we feel helpless. We want to help but are not in a strong (financial) capacity to make donations. Then campaigns step in and offer to do it for you and it becomes easier. Say clicking a “like” button gave $1 towards testing/screening for women who would otherwise not be able to afford it. (up to...
    by at March 8th, 2011 at 08:03 am
  • The Pop Secret Twitter Party!
    Tweet So you know that Pop Secret movie night I had? Well the rest of the Pop Secret moms had a blast at their parties, see for yourself in the video below. Don’t forget you can still enter the Pop Secret At Home Theatre Sweepstakes! Now for more excitement, this Thursday (24th February 2011) from 8pm -10pm (EST) a twitter party you can win big. What can you...
    by at February 21st, 2011 at 09:02 pm
  • Win A $50 Visa Gift Card And Pop Secret Popcorn!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jaque! Recently I got to host a movie night courtesy of me being  a Pop Secret sponsored blogger. Shopping for Pop Secret popcorn was fun but seriously the main fun began when I popped those kernels. The home-style flavor was our favorite, it really tasted like something you would make from scratch. We decided to have a “Tangled”...
    by at February 13th, 2011 at 08:02 pm
  • Disney’s Valentine Giveaway!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Christina I was beginning to just want to skip Valentine’s this year. The pressure of being sick, having my kids sick and then having to catch up (and then I travel again a few times this month. Then I get lists of kids we have to make cards for in their class. I guess we could buy cards but I really want us to make them together. So I had...
    by at February 10th, 2011 at 09:02 pm
  • Madeline At The White House! (Giveaway – 3 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Veronica (book/doll/tea-set),  Jenn & Monica (book) I love good quality books. I swear today there are more books than I know what to do but good quality books are gems in themselves. Madeline books are always fun since they have an air of civility to them and peppered with etiquette lessons. Plus any book that features a...
    by at February 7th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3 Giveaway and Discount (Boston TD Garden)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Nicole! Mommy Niri readers have to be the luckiest guys ever. They have been able to snag tickets to all recent Disney On Ice shows and now there is a new show in town. Disney On Ice: Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 is coming to town and is in perfect timing for the school vacation. The movie was a huge hit and everything “on...
    by at February 4th, 2011 at 03:02 pm
  • Win A BuddyCam Starter Pack (Webcam, Earbuds and more)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Mandala! Do you love Skype? If you did you would. There are so many tales I could share with you about Skype. Like when my sisters in SouthAfrica saw their nieces for the first time over Skype. Or the time my friend celebrated her kids birthday over Skype. While technology is often thought of in cold non-social terms the very purpose...
    by at January 18th, 2011 at 09:01 pm
  • Getting Back To Reading Magazines! – Win A NOOKColor!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jennifer J. Magazines! I used to read them. Really I did. In fact I used to subscribe to several and then spent countless hours again on ones that I did not subscribe to reading in the Barnes And Noble café area. Then a kid came along and another and the scenario changed. Sure there were magazines, but it was basically those “free”...
    by at January 3rd, 2011 at 09:01 pm
  • So Can A Toyota Driver Love The New (2011) Honda Odyssey?
    Tweet To be clear not just a Toyota driver, but a Toyota lover! Yeah – that would be a tough audience. So during late summer I attended a media event in San Diego to celebrate the launch of the 2011 Honda Odyssey. Before you get all “Mommy Niri, was that not several months away – what took you so long?” – I think it is a fair question and...
    by at December 29th, 2010 at 11:12 pm
  • Last Chance To Win $50 SWAGGift!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Brooke! I have been going on about the awesome SWAGG app for a month now and today I am giving you another chance to win $50 in SWAGG money (that’s 4 weeks of prizes) so your odds have been pretty good. You know a card that handles all those plastic gift cards, reward cards etc. Best yet, you can’t lose it. If you forget...
    by at December 29th, 2010 at 12:12 am
  • Win A New Year’s Eve Kit From Carnival Cruise In Celebration Of Didja Ever Campaign!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Carissa! There will be many highlights that happened in 2011 which I (hopefully) will be covering later but the one that stands out the most is the Carnival Cruise my family and I took ( read my earlier posts to see our entire escapade). The family time it afforded us was priceless. It is one of those moments we will never forget....
    by at December 28th, 2010 at 10:12 am
  • Week 3: Still Time To Get A Gift (And Win $50 SWAGGift For Yourself!)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations kc! You know the drill already about SWAGG and how it replaces all that plastic in your wallet, but it may save your hide this Christmas. Forgot someone on your list? Got someone a lousy gift and feel ridiculous about the awesome gift they just gave you? It is really fast to download the SWAGG app and send giftcards. Oh, did I mention...
    by at December 24th, 2010 at 09:12 pm
  • My Favorite Finds This Christmas!
    Tweet I have not been reviewing many items this holiday as I have been trying to focus on my charity initiative Mommy Niri Cares 2010 but I would be remiss to not share with you a few things I have discovered (or rediscovered). Organic Candy Canes: Surf Sweets is a company I learned about a while ago and one that I have become a fan of. Organic candy at one stage in...
    by at December 21st, 2010 at 09:12 pm
  • Week 2: Win A $50 SWAGGgift! – And Lose That Plastic!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Anash! Well, it is week 3 but I missed it this weekend since my 3 year old daughter broke her arm (another long story – or post) so that means lucky you will be getting 2 chances to win a $50 SWAGGift this week. Well it is the holidays after all and who of us can’t use the extra helping? I mean Santa has his hands full...
    by at December 20th, 2010 at 01:12 pm
  • Win Tickets To See Disney On Ice Princess Wishes (3 Winners)! – Boston (TD Garden)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Michelle, Jerelyn and Melanie! So if you have been reading my blog you know my girls are all about princess. So it would be a given that we would be watching Disney On Ice Princess Wishes. The fact that my 3 year old daughter’s favorite Aurora and my 5 year old daughter’s favorite Belle would both be there means I will...
    by at December 18th, 2010 at 11:12 pm
  • Tech Support For Dummies – Trust Me You’re Going To Need It! (Win The Android Tablet)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations John! It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that the most sought after gifts are electronics but sometimes it feels like you need to be one to figure them through. In between putting doll-houses and that new bookshelf – there is another item that needs figuring out. Except for the fact that electronics are their...
    by at December 14th, 2010 at 08:12 am
  • Despicable Me On DVD (Giveaway!)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kelly! You may remember how I excitedly reviewed Despicable Me on the big screen? Well, what you may not know is that I have seriously being dying for it to get on DVD. You know how you always miss those tit-bits in the movies and wait for the fillers as you watch it at home. Of course having the ability to press pause is precious...
    by at December 13th, 2010 at 08:12 pm
  • Lands’ End – Style Without The Hefty Price Tag!
    Tweet For some reason I never contemplated accessories, I am no fashionista but I am also lazy. We were at an event in Boston and I saw Audrey (Mom Generations) wear a lovely scarf. She was just wearing a shirt and jeans so the scarf really popped her outfit. When I asked her she mentioned they came from Land’s End. I forgot all about it until BlogHer. At the Getting...
    by at December 13th, 2010 at 08:12 pm
  • Staples: Who Knew My Office Supply Store Also Had My Holiday Gifts?
    Tweet I shop at Staples. A lot. Seriously I do. You know what’s worse? They opened one right next to my home. Somehow it became my one-stop shop. The fact that hubby works from home and I happen to (grudgingly) share the same basement office means we always have something we need from Staples. You know how it is when you buy a home and when you first get to Home...
    by at December 12th, 2010 at 07:12 pm
  • SWAGG – The Free App That Gets Rid Of Those Plastic Gift Cards (Win A $50 SWAGGgift!)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Dave! Seldom you come across something that really revolutionizes how you think. The SWAGG App is one that is such. I mean, I don’t impress that easy but when I share what this new app does you will be amazed too. SWAGG deals with: gift cards loyalty cards membership cards and rolls them into one, but wait not in another...
    by at December 11th, 2010 at 07:12 pm
  • Moxie Girlz Dolls – A Style I Can Like! (Giveaway 2 winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jenna and Trenda! Moxie Girlz Dolls, which I first saw over a year ago, has come up with newer styles and I am glad to say they still meet with myapproval.Yes, they are a tad more “grown up” than what I am used to but kids start looking towards older dolls and sad to say there are very few out there that I can appreciate....
    by at December 7th, 2010 at 11:12 pm
  • Win A Klutz Pack Valued At $75.99!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Beth! I love craft stuff. Anything crafty. But for my kids. I craft like I dance – two left feet. My kids on the other hand love it. I love that they love it. Oh, not because it is creative and builds minds yada-yada-yada! Well, that too but my main reason is a selfish one.It gives me a break! There, I said it. It is like...
    by at December 3rd, 2010 at 06:12 am
  • My Take On Tangled – The Disney Movie About Rapunzel!
    Tweet We watched Tangled just over a month ago and I have to say if you are looking for an unbiased view, don’t look here. I loved it! I simply loved it. At the outset let me clear up any doubts that this may be a children’s movie – oh, it is that, and more. I am not a princess girl – I’m not. I am not exactly a tom-boy – I just never bought the whole princess-who-needs-a-prince-to-rescue-me...
    by at December 3rd, 2010 at 03:12 am