Archive for the ‘REVIEWS & CONTESTS’

  • 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
  • Villeroy And Boch – Serving Up The Holidays In Style!
    Tweet You know those dishes? Yeah, the ones you carefully tuck away for an important date or event? Well we all have them and I used to have them – before kids. Well, truth be told my mom used to have them and I still recall the whole hullabaloo on festivals when they were brought out. The whole frantic fuss was enough to make me scared I would chip them or something....
    by at December 3rd, 2010 at 01:12 am
  • If You’re Going To Snack, Might As Well Make It Popcorn (Giveaway)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Lisa! Missing on meals, that’s easy but snacking? That I can’t do without. My favorite all time snack is popcorn and I am sure it is not just my favorite snack. It must be why they are a staple at the movies. When we have a movie night at home popcorn is what makes it complete. Now while I would love to make the popcorn...
    by at December 2nd, 2010 at 09:12 am
  • A Visit To Ultra Diamonds! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Melissa! I was invited to take a look at an Ultra Diamonds, a store that specializes in diamonds at an affordable price. I was picturing a wholesale type environment assuming that the decor would probably be compromised due to it. I was more than pleasantly surprised at how the store looked as enchanting as any jewelry store.  It...
    by at November 26th, 2010 at 07:11 pm
  • A Christmas Carol! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Holly! You know how some movies are just an essence of Christmas? Somehow we never ever planned to watch any at my home. On the other hand seeing Christmas in 90 degree temperatures felt much different, than the snowy holidays I see out in Boston. The one show though that I did manage to see every year, not by choice – but...
    by at November 24th, 2010 at 06:11 pm
  • Zeeberry – Designer Jewelry! Win A $50 Gift Card And Discount Code Too!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Paige! I have a love-hate relationship with jewelry. I love buying it (mostly with not my money) but don’t enjoy wearing it. I can hear you saying “What?”. Now remember I am also a mom who hardly dons makeup, and the reasons are the same –  I find it hard to get something simplistic (ok, so I am lazy too)....
    by at November 21st, 2010 at 09:11 pm
  • Pledge, Trusted From Back Then! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Sheila! There are many products that are symbolic in the USA that I cannot claim affinity to growing up, since I grew up in South Africa. Pledge is not one of them. My mom loved furniture, good furniture. In fact she loved ensuring that all furniture was made from imbuia. I personally did not like the darkness of it and hated more...
    by at November 19th, 2010 at 09:11 pm
  • Pinkalicious Dress-Up Clothing! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Brooke! What color do you think my home is flooded in? Well no prizes for guessing. It is undoubtedly PINK! I already spoke about how we are fans of the Pinkalicious book (can’t wait until Silverlicious hits the stands) but did you know there was a whole slew of toys and dress-up clothing too? I love dress-up and I love that...
    by at November 18th, 2010 at 11:11 am
  • Creativity For Kids Diva Puppies And Enchanted Storybook Activity Kits (Giveaway – 2 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Sarah and Victoria! My kids love crafts. Any crafts. I am not saying that they are great at them, but they love them. I am an avid believer in a child doing their own crafts – even if they look like something the dog dragged in. I do not want masterpieces of art in my home – I want my children’s art pieces. I love...
    by at November 14th, 2010 at 11:11 pm
  • Fresh Produce – Clothes You Would Wear To Impress Your Girlfriend (Giveaway)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Susan! Something which many guys delude themselves into believing is that we dress for to impress guys. While that may be true on occasion, women often dress with their girlfriends in mind. Wondering what the girlfriends would have to say about their outfit and giving much more weight to that opinion.  So when the timing of a review...
    by at November 9th, 2010 at 09:11 pm
  • Chop Chop – A Healthy Food Magazine For Kids!
    Tweet I aim to be healthy – but unfortunately have not been as successful as I would have liked for myself. For my kids, on the other hand, I try much harder. I do believe kids trust us with their nutrition – and abusing that trust is tantamount to abuse. From birth they don’t have a choice of what is put in their bodies or to develop their taste for...
    by at November 8th, 2010 at 09:11 pm
  • Toy Story 3 (Giveaway)
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Corina Toy Story was such a hit that when Toy Story 2 came out it was a tall act to follow. Apparently it did not disappoint.  But when Toy Story 3 was announced, one might have been forgiven for assuming that maybe they were pushing it. Trilogies are hard. Good ones even harder. Somehow if they disappoint then they kind of mess...
    by at November 8th, 2010 at 05:11 pm
  • Win Games From Gamewright! (2 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations  Cyrus – Order’s Up and Lucas – Take The Cake We love board games. I would love dedicating more time to play them. So would my older kid. While I am at wishing, I wish my 3 year old had a longer attention span not to trash board games when it does not go her way. That being said I was keen to try out the games...
    by at November 1st, 2010 at 08:11 pm
  • Win A $50 Gift Card To Carters!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Laura E! I know, I know – you were just getting excited about the $25 Gift Card to Osh Kosh B’Gosh and I decided to sweeten the pot.  Well an offer to give my readers a $50 gift card is not something I would sneeze at (even if I wish I had one too). Anyway Carter’s is holding a big contest for a mega prize. The...
    by at October 27th, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Ruby’s School Walk – A Wonderful Book For Kindergarten!
    Tweet I have drooled over the books covers by Barefoot Books before but sadly never got to read or buy any. It may just be because I am too lazy to go out of the norm to buy books – I usually get books from Borders, BN, Amazon and the school’s Scholastic lists. Anyway as chance would have it being a blogger means I get to explore things I may not approach...
    by at October 26th, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Win A $25 OshKosh B’Gosh Gift Card!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Annette! Previously I had only heard of OshKosh B’Gosh twice, once someone gave my little girl an outfit from them (which I loved) and the second being the coupon for them attached with the Carter’s coupon – where I was already a frequent shopper. When I was invited, along with other Boston mom bloggers, to check...
    by at October 25th, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Win The Bob Books Sight Words Books + Lunch Box Kit! (3 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Amy, Karen and Jessica! Hopefully you would have read the interview with Lynn from Bob Books earlier today.  Now 3 lucky winners have a chance to win the Bob Books Sight words Kindergarten and Grade 1 kit along with a lunch box. Want it? Want to win The Bob Books for Kindergarten and Grade 1 along with the lunch box? To win...
    by at October 20th, 2010 at 08:10 pm