Archive for the ‘REVIEWS & CONTESTS’

  • Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer!
    On Wednesday we got to a view a screening of Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer. We have been looking forward to this movie as my daughter has started chapter books though not yet on Judy Moody (still ready Junie B. Jones) and Judy Moody’s sense of style so closely matches (or should I say mismatches) my daughter’s style. Normally used to watching kid’s...
    by at June 10th, 2011 at 09:06 am
  • Exploring Paddywhack Lane Toys!
    A company I love working with mentioned Paddywhack Lane toys and books and I have to confess I had never heard of them. I have no shame admitting that sometimes cool things slip my view. Since I know that the PR company only worked with amazing brands I decided to give it a try. Paddywhack Lane features a range of simplistic toys that run the gamut from figurines to clothing...
    by at June 9th, 2011 at 09:06 pm
  • Villeroy & Boch Glass Giveaway
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Dottie! Forget neckties and socks, dads need something more exciting. You already know from my earlier review of Villeroy & Boch that I am a huge fan of their quality, but what you don’t know is that since then I have continued using their products. In fact that casserole baking dish practically lives in my oven. I don’t...
    by at June 6th, 2011 at 09:06 pm
  • Good Food Made Simple – In The Freezer Aisle!
    Recently I attended a breakfast hosted by a company called Good Food Made Simple. Their aim: make healthy food accessible by all. They focused on one meal that has been neglected somewhat, breakfast. Granted there are pancakes and waffles in the freezer aisles but nothing much else and nothing that is really healthy. Can you believe these guys have frozen oatmeal? I know,...
    by at June 3rd, 2011 at 07:06 pm
  • Drool, The Baby Expo In Boston! (Win A Maxi-Cosi Infant Car Seat Valued At $179.99)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Gianna! So typically Expos aimed at moms to be have been rather drab and run by one major retailer. Having attended only one ever while pregnant  was never tempted to go back. The commercialism vein that ran through it made me feel like I was amidst a huge advertisement. The quality of products were not the main focus and added to the fact...
    by at May 26th, 2011 at 11:05 am
  • Win A 77Kids $50 Gift Card!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kathy! So you have already seen my post and video on the newly opened 77Kids store in Boston, but with so many more opening I thought the timing would be fabulous to give my readers something to enjoy the adorable fashion there too.  I mean the entertainment for the kids is enough reason to make the trip. Seriously my fashionista girls...
    by at May 24th, 2011 at 07:05 pm
  • Zhu Zhus Pets And The Only Royal Wedding I Would Actually Watch!
    While the UK and much of the world watched entranced as the royal couple took their vows there were many others who could not wait for it to be over so something else could be featured in the news. Oh, before you can call me out as being unromantic let me dispel that fear. I just have no interest in all of that extravagance of monarchy. I do however have one little royal...
    by at May 24th, 2011 at 07:05 pm
  • NookColor Does Apps! (Win $50 BN Gift Card)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Nicole! I have already shared with you why I love the NookColor about its wonderful characteristics that make it a versatile e-reader and I have shared with you how it has changed from the Nook reader. The biggest leap recently in changes is the addition of apps. So while I normally turn to my NookColor for reading I do admit turning to...
    by at May 19th, 2011 at 11:05 pm
  • Charlie And Lola DVD Set, Book And Toy Giveaway! (Valued $121)
    CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Tabathia! When my older kid was pretty young was the first time I had heard of Charlie and Lola, and before the “where were you before” hits your tongue in my defense I did not grow up in the USA. It was at a Valentine’s special event at Borders that I found a set of rubber stamps for Charlie and Lola. Those were the days...
    by at May 11th, 2011 at 09:05 am
  • Crocs Chameleons: The Color Changing Crocs For Kids!
    I must admit I had not been a huge worshiper of Crocs and frankly wondered what the whole hullabaloo was about. I thought it was a fad and would eventually die out. I mean they looked ok, but I could not fathom out the craze. Well that was until Blogher 09, where I managed to get a pair of Crocs flip flops (and again I had no idea they made them). I slipped my feet into...
    by at May 10th, 2011 at 10:05 am
  • A Visit To Tiffany & Co!
    So I got an email from Tiffany’s to check out their offerings for Mother’s Day. My heart skipped a beat. Tiffany’s knew me? Then I thought maybe it was a different Tiffany’s, I mean there are other Tiffanys out there. Remember Tiffany, the singer? I loved her to bits (I think we’re alone now – fame) and she was among the guy’s...
    by at May 2nd, 2011 at 07:05 pm
  • Win Flowers For Mother’s Day!
    Congratulations Christy! So whether you are wanting to get this for someone else or yourself you can maybe win a bouquet of flowers in time for Mother’s Day (yes that is next weekend) . Macy’s is sponsoring these flowers to thank me for spreading the word on their amazing Thank A Mom Movement which I published over at Mommy Niri Cares. No, I am not being compensated...
    by at April 29th, 2011 at 09:04 am
  • Dora’s Garden Gazebo by Mega Bloks!
    The fact that we’re a big fan of Dora is no surprise, but recently I thought we may be moving to other shows as my older (almost 6 year old) daughter grew older. Then she started Spanish class as part of the Global Child program and we found a new way to watch it as we noticed all the Spanish conversation. We recently got to explore the new Dora’s Garden Gazebo...
    by at April 25th, 2011 at 10:04 am
  • Win Organic Clothing From Disney Store!
    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 they...
    by at April 21st, 2011 at 09:04 pm
  • Blue Man Group Show In 2011 – iPhones, Music And More!
    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 I was...
    by at April 17th, 2011 at 07:04 pm
  • WordWorld – Win The DVD and App!
    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 that it...
    by at April 16th, 2011 at 07:04 pm
  • Caillou – An Old Time Favorite! Check Out The New Toys!
    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 the toy...
    by at April 6th, 2011 at 09:04 am
  • Win A $50 TJ-Maxx Gift Card!
    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 as easily...
    by at April 5th, 2011 at 08:04 am
  • 77Kids Adds Kiddie Fun In Newly Opened Stores!
    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 were...
    by at March 31st, 2011 at 10:03 am
  • Mars Needs Moms
    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 are...
    by at March 31st, 2011 at 08:03 am
  • Drinking Your Nutella?
    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 sadly is...
    by at March 28th, 2011 at 08:03 pm
  • HOP Releases April 1st – Win A HOP Prize Pack!
    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 the time....
    by at March 25th, 2011 at 11:03 am
  • Tangled: Win It On Blu-Ray + DVD!
    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 I...
    by at March 15th, 2011 at 06:03 am
  • Sometimes A Hotel Is The Destination!
    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 fabulous....
    by at March 13th, 2011 at 07:03 pm
  • TJ Maxx Serves Up Their Spring Collection!
    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)
    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 $25,000),...
    by at March 8th, 2011 at 08:03 am
  • The Pop Secret Twitter Party!
    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 win (5...
    by at February 21st, 2011 at 09:02 pm
  • Win A $50 Visa Gift Card And Pop Secret Popcorn!
    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!
    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 resigned...
    by at February 10th, 2011 at 09:02 pm
  • Madeline At The White House! (Giveaway – 3 Winners)
    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 girl as...
    by at February 7th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3 Giveaway and Discount (Boston TD Garden)
    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 Ice”...
    by at February 4th, 2011 at 03:02 pm
  • Win A BuddyCam Starter Pack (Webcam, Earbuds and more)!
    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 of...
    by at January 18th, 2011 at 09:01 pm
  • Getting Back To Reading Magazines! – Win A NOOKColor!
    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?
    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 one that...
    by at December 29th, 2010 at 11:12 pm
  • Last Chance To Win $50 SWAGGift!
    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 to get...
    by at December 29th, 2010 at 12:12 am