Archive for April, 2009

  • Meet A Mama To An Autistic Boy
    Tweet As the final piece in my celebration of April is Autism Month (make sure you read my older posts AMC And Autism, Games For Autistic Children, Autistic Society Of America), I have an interview with a mama to an Autistic boy. This is so close to my heart as this boy is my beloved nephew. I praise my sister for having the courage to nurture his needs and love him...
    by at April 30th, 2009 at 01:04 am
  • This Mother’s Day Honor Your Mom, While Helping The Homeless
    Tweet This Mother’s Day you can help the homeless and make your mother proud. For $25 donation a hand-written card will be sent as a thank you to your mom. What a wonderful feeling to know that the proceeds from this program benefit the Women’s Lunch Place. The Women’s Lunch Place has been serving Boston’s poor and homeless women for more than...
    by at April 29th, 2009 at 10:04 pm
  • Win An Evenflo Dual Electric Breast Pump
    Tweet *** CONTEST IS CLOSED ! WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY *** To say I am a fan of breastfeeding is an understatement. I nursed each of my kids for 18 months (I know that sounds long but I am not sure if laziness was the reason that made me delay stopping) and considering my kids are 22 months apart, that is a big part of the past 4 years. So when Mom Central...
    by at April 29th, 2009 at 09:04 pm
  • The Autism Society Of America
    Tweet This is the 3rd feature on Autism in my April is Autism Awareness Month. The 1st was AMC and Autism, and the 2nd one explored Autism games from Children Succeed. Here is my 3rd dose about the Autism Society of America. The ASA is just one of several organizations dedicated to people dealing with Autism. Here are just a few noteworthy points I found during my...
    by at April 29th, 2009 at 10:04 am
  • Hooked On Phonics Launches New Blog
    Tweet It is not often you come across companies that make you proud to the bone. Reading is such a fundamental core to education and when a company makes it their business to support this you can’t help but take notice. After years of promoting phonics a company becomes entrenched in being the benchmark for reading. Of course you know who I mean, Hooked On Phonics....
    by at April 29th, 2009 at 09:04 am
  • Games For Autistic Children
    Tweet As part of my tribute to the April dedication to Autism, here is my 2nd article in the feature. Make sure you read the post on the AMC and Autism. Here we explore Children Succeed, an online company offering games that help strengthen social and communication skills for children on the Autism spectrum. I spoke to Joan Nash who began this company in November 2008,...
    by at April 27th, 2009 at 09:04 pm
  • Sarah Ferguson At The Today’s Mom Book Bash
    Tweet It was a surprise to win an invitation to the VIP mommy blogger breakfast to celebrate the launch of the Today’s Mom book. The book, by the Emmy winning Producers Mary Ann Zoellner and Alicia Ybarbo Zimmerman of the NBC’s successful Today’s Show, has been an effort of the entire team of the Today’s Show. In fact you can see advice and...
    by at April 27th, 2009 at 08:04 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Easy Ways To Go Green
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 Series, it made sense to focus on Earth Day. I will make it simple as small steps get us there, eventually. Every little change makes a difference.  Here are just 5 easy ways to go green. 1.      Use dishtowels in the kitchen. I am still working on getting this one perfected, but when I do cave into paper towels I make...
    by at April 24th, 2009 at 01:04 am
  • Privacy Please!
    Tweet My (poor) husband was getting about his business showering while my little daughter Miss B and I were brushing our teeth (yes we have just one bathroom, with 2 little girls) and hubby dearest began bemoaning his lack of privacy. I was not sure whether to laugh at him or scream at him. I did neither as I was too shocked by his ludicrous request. Privacy? Why,...
    by at April 23rd, 2009 at 12:04 pm
  • 10 Reasons To Visit New Hampshire This Spring
    Tweet I live in New England, close enough to New Hampshire to be thrilled I can venture to the serenity anytime. Whenever someone mentions NH lush greenery for some reason always fills my mind. If I was like any other gal shopping would be forefront in my mind, but these days the body is not all that willing to flaunt a dozen outfits that just don’t fit. What...
    by at April 23rd, 2009 at 11:04 am
  • Buy A Ticket, Plant A Tree
    Tweet © BBC Worldwide Ltd. All rights reserved. The movie Earth, slated for release on April 22nd – Earth Day, is one much awaited movie. Disney’s movies are always special but this one has already got more than ½ million moviegoers buying tickets. What’s so special, you ask? Well Disneynature’s commitment to plant a tree for everyone who...
    by at April 21st, 2009 at 08:04 pm
  • Win Tickets To See Pooh In Final Disney Matinee!
    Tweet ©Disney. All Rights Reserved. ************************CONTEST IS CLOSED********************************* You would have been following the Disney Matinee Launch on Mommy Niri, where there were 4 separate programs. Well lo and behold the final adventure is about to begin. Pre-School Program (May 8-14) - Take part in a “Follow the Leader” sing-along...
    by at April 21st, 2009 at 12:04 pm
  • A Playground For All!
    Tweet A playground is not just a playground to a child. It is that, and so much more. It where smiles meet the sky as high as the swings can go. It is where the ride down the slide lands you a new friend. It is where the monkey bars challenge you beyond your wildest dreams. It does not matter if you are good at mathematics or have the coolest clothing; at the playground...
    by at April 20th, 2009 at 08:04 pm
  • Culture and Tradition
    Tweet This post has moved to: http://www.thepapapost.com/culture-and-tradition/
    by at April 20th, 2009 at 08:04 pm
  • Writer Christine Hohlbaum’s Book On SAHM Is A Winner!
    Tweet Although reading is a great love of mine, it has not been a pastime I have indulged in for the past few years (parenting and children books don’t count). Truth is I have yet to see a book that can entice me to bribe my kids to give me a moment or give up my mindless tv/internet browsing I subscribe to in the nocturnal hours. Christine’s Hohlbaum’s...
    by at April 20th, 2009 at 08:04 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Parenting Wishes For Mommy Niri
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 Series, this week I let you in on my parenting wishes. Since I needed to limit it to 5 to be eligible I found it extremely difficult since we all know our wishes can be endless, but here goes 1.      A drive-thru for essentials like milk, bread and cheese, etc. How often have you dreaded that supermarket visit, even though...
    by at April 17th, 2009 at 08:04 pm
  • The AMC And Autism
    Tweet logo courtesy of AMC Entertainment It was with much excitement that I read of the partnership between AMC theaters and the Autism society of America. What does it mean to the families dealing with Autism? A gigantic step forward! The Sensory Friendly Film program and the Autistic employment program are both stellar winners. Explain further? Well yes I will. I spoke...
    by at April 16th, 2009 at 06:04 pm
  • Race To See Cars As Part Of Disney’s Matinee Program
    Tweet © 2006 Disney/Pixar The third dose, called Motormania Program, in the Disney Matinee Club series is about to start this Friday (April 17th) and run until April 23rd. At Motormania, audiences can play the Motormania Race game and enjoy the short film “Mater and the Ghost Light” and the hit film “Cars.” The Disney Matinee Club morning...
    by at April 16th, 2009 at 11:04 am
  • Win Disney’s “Space Buddies” DVD
    Tweet ***** CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Jessica Kauffman! ***** (c) Disney Enterprises, Inc To continue with our celebration of the Mommy Niri launch, Mommy Niri is giving her wonderful readers another chance to win a fabulous DVD. Now here is your chance to win Disney’s “Space Buddies” DVD. With the spring break around the corner this is...
    by at April 16th, 2009 at 11:04 am
  • Thomas Rides Into Town
    Tweet I have 2 (little) girls yet you would be surprised how much cars and trains feature in their play routine (this is something I have tried to somewhat make an effort in, but you can read more on this in my post “No Way Is My Son Pushing A Stroller!“). When MomSelect offered me the opportunity to watch the Thomas Live show, I steamrolled ahead. Firstly...
    by at April 16th, 2009 at 11:04 am
  • When Hubby Shops, He Really Shops!
    Tweet We had just finished a quick jaunt to an Easter Event (read more on that whole fiasco at “Where Is My Baby?”) when we decided to stop by Whole Foods since it was right next door. What I love most about the store is the sampling of fruits and other goodies. Anyway my honey, who is not a cheese (or a chocolate, or ice-cream) person (I know go figure...
    by at April 14th, 2009 at 05:04 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Things Inside Mommy Niri’s Bag!
    Tweet I hope that you have been following the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series. Again I am slightly a little later in the day thanks to me recovering from bronchitis and both my girls dealing with ear infections. Yup, my home is one happy haven for the bugs this season. For this week’s dose I decided to let you peek into my bag in “5 Things Inside Mommy Niri’s...
    by at April 10th, 2009 at 08:04 pm
  • Miley Cyrus To Surprise “Hannah Montana The Movie” Audiences
    Tweet “© Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.” The star of Walt Disney Pictures’ “Hannah Montana The Movie” Miley Cyrus will be surprising unsuspecting audiences during her film’s opening weekend.  Other than the movie itself being an exciting and much awaited event for the several die-hard fans, the icing on the cake...
    by at April 10th, 2009 at 06:04 pm
  • Win Tickets To See Advanced Screening Of Disney-Pixar’s “UP”
    Tweet (c) Disney Enterprises, Inc It is your lucky day as you, and your guest, are invited to an advance screening of Disney-Pixar’s latest 3D rendition “UP”. The movie is slated for release on May 29th but lucky for you Mommy Niri is offering the opportunity to catch the movie this Monday, April the 13th at 4:00pm. This will be screened at the AMC...
    by at April 8th, 2009 at 07:04 pm
  • Yanni Voices Music
    Tweet I was a bit of a skeptic when I was realized that Yanni Voices was classified in the “New Age” section. Luckily I took the opportunity provided by One2One Network to listen to them.  That section was not really a section I ventured out easily to. Not sure if my taste in music has changed or whether this is the type of music that appeals to everyone...
    by at April 7th, 2009 at 06:04 pm
  • Where Is My Baby?
    Tweet It had already been a tough week (or maybe weeks) when we ventured out for some Easter fun. Having already been saddled with Bronchitis the week before and having both (yes, you read right BOTH) girls get diagnosed with ear infections meant for a great start to a weekend. We opted out of our fancier plans for the day since we figured our plate was already full,...
    by at April 7th, 2009 at 10:04 am
  • Hip Hop Baby DVD Rocks!
    Tweet My preschooler has enough energy to wear me out, and then some. My toddler is not far behind in that department too. Also I may not be able to attest to their ability to follow steps to dance routines (or any routine for that matter), I jumped at the opportunity to review the Hip Hop Baby: “Rockin’ Dance Party!” DVD through twittermoms. I figured...
    by at April 6th, 2009 at 05:04 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Things You Never Knew About Mommy Niri
    Tweet I hope that you have been following the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series. For this week’s installment I decided to let you in on 5 Things You Never Knew About Mommy Niri I boycotted one of my matric exams in protest of my school being used as a voting spot. I was against the fact that Indians could vote but not yet Blacks – in South Africa....
    by at April 3rd, 2009 at 11:04 am