Archive for the ‘REVIEWS & CONTESTS’

  • 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
  • KidsBeet Concert Series Hits Boston (Giveaway And Discount Code)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kamani! Live music, who doesn’t love it? Sure my days of attending rock concerts may have taken a (long) pause but my kids are at that age of loving live performances. Trouble is not everything is quite as kid friendly. I have been nervous at how my kids would react to live performances – and yes I had visions of screaming,...
    by at October 19th, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Beauty And The Beast Inspired Toys (Giveaway – 2 Winners)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Amy – Tea Tray Cart And Meghan – Singing Belle Doll! You know our home has been all aflutter with the release of Beauty And The Beast, especially with my daughter who actually calls herself Belle (any guesses what she will be for Halloween?)  so this review has been so very exciting. As you would believe I have seen...
    by at October 16th, 2010 at 10:10 pm
  • Win A Not So Scary Halloween Kit From Joy Berry!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Jeanine! I was trying to get some decorations for Halloween with my 3 year old and I was about to take one of a witch and she begged me not to take it. I always considered myself in tune with my girls so was surprised that she found it scary, as she had let me know. It guess no matter how much we think we understand kids it is...
    by at October 16th, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Seagate’s 750 GB Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive. Win It!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Anna! So I dropped my beautiful camera yesterday and I could see hubby seethe yet hold back the words. Sure it is not the end of the world – just the end of my $700 sexy red DSLR camera but there was a reason beyond that he was perturbed. We had already lost 2 laptops to accidents so needless to say my record has not been great....
    by at October 12th, 2010 at 07:10 pm
  • My WebKinz Party!
    Tweet We had a fun and easy party celebrating with Webkinz. Always fun to have a toy that has many uses. The actual physical WebKinz can be held by kids much younger. The other fab thing is that when you are out and about, away from technology (I know that seldom happens, but when it does)  at least the plush toy will still be there. But then if you want more, and they...
    by at October 11th, 2010 at 07:10 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Reactions To Clearing Out My Closet!
    Tweet The one thing my sweetheart never moans about is me shopping for me but what he does have a (huge) issue with is me never purging anything out of my closet. When I started the Healthy Choice – Better for Blogher program I had little expectations that there would be change. So when the changes were slight but noticeable I felt inspired to take a next step....
    by at October 7th, 2010 at 11:10 pm
  • Healthy Meals Even The Dude Won’t Mind Eating!
    Tweet I love cooking, but truth is I don’t cook as often as I would like to. Maybe it is the cleaning up after or the fact that the piles of other chores, overdue blogging or the stack of papers from my daughter’s school that I have not gone through yet, all seem to need more urgent attention. I love junk food. I know it is bad and I avoid the kids having...
    by at October 6th, 2010 at 09:10 pm
  • Beauty And The Beast!
    Tweet If you are a reader here at Mommy Niri then you would know princesses are not my thing. You would also know my daughters have both fallen for princesses, my 3 year old with Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) and my 5 year old with Belle (Beauty and the Beast). In fact my older girl has been so obsessed with Belle we have had to come up with imaginative ways to get past her...
    by at October 6th, 2010 at 09:10 pm
  • Tinker Bell And The Great Fairy Rescue (Giveaway – 2 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Katie and Laurie! would have read my review of Tinker Bell And The Great Fairy Rescue, so now I am sure you want to watch it. Well lucky for you it is NOW AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY™ & DVD! How about winning a copy of that DVD? Well Mommy Niri has something special, 2 winners will win the Tinker Bell And The Great Fairy Rescue on...
    by at October 6th, 2010 at 07:10 pm
  • Doing Healthy Choice The Vegetarian Way!
    Tweet I was skeptical. On several counts. Firstly boxed meals are not a staple on our shopping list. Yes, being a vegetarian already kicks out several items from our shopping cart but more-so because we realize that processed food is not something we want as a part of our daily ritual. Sure we fall off the path on occasion but it is never the norm. When I was approached...
    by at October 5th, 2010 at 07:10 pm
  • Win $25 Gift Card To Spirit Halloween! (3 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Hoa, Cyndi, and Linda! October 2nd and you know what that means? Halloween is around the corner and if your little one have your heart set on a particular costume then you better move, fast!  Don’t diddle daddle thinking you have until the end of the month because sizes go quick – don’t say I didn’t warn...
    by at October 2nd, 2010 at 08:10 pm
  • Tinker Bell And The Great Fairy Rescue!
    Tweet My idea of Tinker Bell is pretty antiquated – I mean to me Tinker Bell was that little fairy with Peter Pan. Sure I was inundated with images in the Disney stores with the new look and movies but I just chalked that down to commercialism in products. When I got the invitation to preview the new Tinker Bell movie I agreed since I knew for an hour or so of not...
    by at October 2nd, 2010 at 07:10 pm
  • Karate Kid Continues To Kick It Up A Notch!
    Tweet You know why the original Karate Kid movies were successful? Well yes the the fight scenes were breathtaking but without the mental aspect it would have been a straight action movie. I watched, loyally, all the Karate Kid movies. I still remember the wax on wax off scene which imitated a tactic move that proved the winning formula for Ralph Machhio earlier. This...
    by at September 30th, 2010 at 12:09 am
  • Lego Ultimate Block Party In NYC! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Andrea! Lego is a firm favorite in our home and millions of others. A really cool event in NYC (why does everything happen there?) and I wanted to share it with you.  I know what you are thinking – “Mommy Niri, I live to far from NYC!” – well you for you, my precious reader, I am going to be giving away a...
    by at September 23rd, 2010 at 09:09 pm
  • Toy Review Roundup: Moon Dough And Olivia’s House/Pirate Ship!
    Tweet Somehow I had never heard of Moon Dough – I did hear of Moon Sand and figured it would be similar. Bracing myself for some colored sand like material I opened the package to let my 3 year old and 5 year old take a stab at it. I was pleasantly surprised to find it was meant to be a “play-doh” like material. If you have not seen what it is like...
    by at September 22nd, 2010 at 10:09 pm
  • New DVD Releases: Date Night And Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (Win Them Both)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Deborah! Date Night could have possibly be taken straight out of a page in my life. Almost. I mean the part before all the mayhem happens. Recently I was at a media event to explore the new Honda Odyssey and they finished up the event at a spa (I know, I lead a tough life). As we all sat in the relaxing waiting area – listening...
    by at September 19th, 2010 at 08:09 pm
  • Win Tickets To See Yo Gabba Gabba Live! (Boston only)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Gaynelle! Now I know that you wanted to win that Yo Gabba Gabba prize I had out recently but fear not if you lucked out. Fans of Yo Gabba Gabba will be happy to know that Mommy Niri has another treat for you. So you know that the Yo Gabba Gabba is touring (you should visit the Yo Gabba Gabba live site if you want to know dates in...
    by at September 14th, 2010 at 08:09 pm
  • Win The Kodak EasyShare Digital Camera And Pulse Digital Frame!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jenny On The Spot! So you know I am en-route to a cruise (thanks to Carnival Cruise Lines) but as I await the hurricane out in my hotel room I realized I may be offline a bit for 8 days. In fact I will be blogging everyday to keep you along for the ride but I really felt guilty that I am leaving my readers. To make up for my guilt...
    by at September 4th, 2010 at 05:09 am
  • Yo Gabba Gabba In A City Near You!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Sharon! So I really disliked You Gabba Gabba at first. I mean seriously try describing them to someone else. Freaky right? Then somewhere along the line while kiddie channel hopping we heard some catchy tunes. So I put aside my distaste for the fashion sense, or lack thereof (yeah even I have some weird standards) and decided to...
    by at August 31st, 2010 at 08:08 pm
  • Bye Bye Maternity Clothing!
    Tweet So when I started the Better For BlogHer campaign with Healthy Choice I did so with a bit of a rebel attitude. No way was I going to make it easy for a product to make a difference.  So with no weighing or drastic life changes I embarked on swapping out a meal for a Healthy Choice meal. Without realizing it some weight must have dropped. No idea how much but I...
    by at August 22nd, 2010 at 09:08 pm
  • Earth Footwear’s Latest The Swank Boots (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Erica! So I got approached about reviewing a pair of boots. I was already freaking out that I had done nothing with the kids for summer and began to panic that summer had passed me by while I had my head buried in blogging. So when I regained composure realizing that I still had a few weeks I did wonder about these new boots....
    by at August 20th, 2010 at 10:08 pm
  • Nanny McPhee Returns (Giveaway)
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Colleen! Earlier this week we got the opportunity to view a screening of Nanny McPhee, which opens August 20th at cinemas, and it was a total journey. Firstly I have to add that viewing a screening with my kids is the ultimate of proud moments of a blogging career. My girls feel super proud at seeing seats for us with the press....
    by at August 19th, 2010 at 10:08 pm