Archive for July, 2009

  • Friday 5: 5 Signs Of Second Child Syndrome!
    Tweet Just watching how my children interact with each other is an education for me. Although I wait in anticipation for those moments of affection I hate to admit that they are peppered with far too many squabbles. Siblings are surely something else. With many of my friends having their second babies memories came flooding back to me. Of course having my younger...
    by at July 31st, 2009 at 09:07 pm
  • That’s Ingenious: The iRobot (Makers of Roomba & Scooba) Tour!
    Tweet I was away on the long July 4th weekend (yes the same weekend I got my 1st speeding ticket for $200) I was thrilled to get an twitter message that the company has been trying to get hold of me for an iRobot blogging event. Truth be told, I listened to nothing of the finer details as I trusted that anything this company did would be in keeping with its tradition...
    by at July 30th, 2009 at 08:07 am
  • The BlogHer Hangover!
    Tweet It seemed months away, and that gave me hope to get into shape, but somehow the time flew and so did those dieting hopes. I tried in the last few days to not get caught up in the whole hysteria. I packed very little and prided myself on taking it easy.  I had already registered for all the parties and did not bother sweeping the conference agenda very finely,...
    by at July 28th, 2009 at 09:07 pm
  • Win Healthy Choice Meals (10 Winners)!
    Tweet Congratulations Winners: Angela McCoy, Janet Fricano, Nora Scott-Platt, Laura Benjamin, Valerie Mitchell, Amanda Sandico, Heather Simone, Ramishia Mckissick, Erica Carnes, and Nancy Schools CONTEST CLOSED!!! With the focus of how kids should eat healthy it is important to note that children live by example. Stated simply if you want the kids to eat better,...
    by at July 27th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Balloon Delivery
    Tweet This post has moved to: http://www.thepapapost.com/balloon-delivery/
    by at July 26th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Things Mommy Niri Won’t Be Doing This Friday
    Tweet To ensure the tradition of Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 continues, I am providing this week’s dose from the windy city Chicago. You would already know what I am doing here if you have been following my blog, but just incase you are new (welcome) I am attending the BlogHer conference in Chicago. There are many things I will be getting up to: makeovers, massages,...
    by at July 24th, 2009 at 11:07 am
  • Win A Coach Bag By Getting Organized With SpringPad
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Remember the days we carried notebooks to keep track of whatever we did or needed to do? Well what if there was a way to do that now, only online and only better. SpringPad has taken it to the next level, by allowing seamless integration. Why merely store when you can link, reference and add depth to the entries. Go on a step further and add a...
    by at July 22nd, 2009 at 11:07 am
  • Win Autographed Hawthorne Poster And Saving Grace Season 2 DVD!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! What a way to celebrate TNT Tuesday! Mommy Niri, thanks to TNT, is offering her readers a chance to celebrate the Tuesday series Hawthorne and Saving Grace. Both of these series depict dynamic and strong women. The winner will get a Hawthorne poster autographed by Jada Pinket Smith and Saving Grace Season 2 DVD. What do you say to that? Want...
    by at July 20th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Go On, Tell Ford What Women Want!
    Tweet Well hold back on asking for a contraption for folding laundry or emptying the dishwasher, I don’t think Ford is equipped yet (but I guess it won’t hurt to ask, right?), but let us focus on cars. Wondering why on earth you should bother telling me? Well Mommy Niri got accepted into the Ford Ride and Drive Program at BlogHer and Ford would love to...
    by at July 19th, 2009 at 09:07 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Reasons I Love My GPS!
    Tweet I know you already read my older post “GPS: Finally A Way For Men To Ask For Directions!” , but I have to tell you why I absolutely love my GPS and what better time than my weekly Friday 5 series. I am reducing my carbon footprint. Not only am I saving all those trees by not having to print all those directions, my car is a little less messier too....
    by at July 17th, 2009 at 09:07 pm
  • Grab Screening Tickets for Disney’s G-Force [Boston 7/22]
    Tweet Grab FREE passes to a special Disney advance screening of movie G-FORCE. 1) Log on to http://WWW.GOFOBO.COM/RSVP 2) Enter RSVP Code: LKYB4WJ3AT The movie is screened in Boston on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 7pm. Passes are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. G-FORCE: Movie Trailer – Click here for more blooper videos Cast: Bill...
    by at July 17th, 2009 at 07:07 pm
  • You Saw Mommy Niri Where?
    Tweet This is the type of post I love doing, I mean I love all my posts (or else they won’t be appearing on MommyNiri.com) but once in a while it is nice to get noticed. Since my blogging is unpaid and done in the pumpkin hours any mention of Mommy Niri makes me giddy with delight. I worked as a software engineer in a prior life and while the money was great the...
    by at July 16th, 2009 at 10:07 pm
  • Win A Safety 1st “Summer Road Trip Safety” Basket
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!!!! As we’re in the midst of summer travel season, Safety 1st is offering a “Summer Road Trip Safety” basket to one lucky reader! Summer travel is fun and exciting, but it is important to first ensure the safety of your little ones in the back seat before you are able to sit back and relax. The basket includes items from Safety...
    by at July 15th, 2009 at 09:07 pm
  • Preschool And The Sibling Separation
    Tweet Siblings! They fight! Constantly! Over everything! Anyone who has more than child most likely suffers the same fate. No matter how you yell out “Share!”, “Who had it first?”, “Wait your turn!” or “Give it back!” it is practically useless as you have to repeat the same thing a little while later. When you receive...
    by at July 14th, 2009 at 09:07 pm
  • Meet Margaret Johnson, CEO Of SABI Games!
    Tweet Margaret Johnson‘s passion is about providing kids with a fresh approach to learning. She is the CEO and Co-founder of  Sabi - a startup game company. Their mission is to take children’s computer gaming to a higher level. They are the creator of ItzaBitza the game that has wowed educators and entertainers alike. Mommy Niri has the utmost admiration...
    by at July 13th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Mommy Niri Speaks To Mayim Bialik!
    Tweet Even Mommy Niri, who does not keep up with the plethora of television shows, knows who Mayim Bialik is.  I grew up on Blossom so when the guys over at TNT offered me an opportunity to chat with Mayim Bialik, I jumped at the chance. Mayim Bialik, who will be starring in next week’s (July 14th) episode of Saving Grace, will be returning to work after a hiatus. Mommy...
    by at July 12th, 2009 at 12:07 am
  • A Behind The Scenes Look At Peapod!
    Tweet A few weeks ago I was invited to take a behind the scenes look at Peapod, and if you are wondering what took me so long to blog about it, I suggest you read the several posts just before this one. If you don’t know who Peapod is, they are the delivery service to grocery stores like Stop And Shop and Giant. I expected to just see a warehouse of groceries...
    by at July 11th, 2009 at 10:07 pm
  • TBS Brings Family Nights With The Bill Engvall Show
    Tweet TBS is aiming at bringing Saturday night back to the old family night by having family sitcom The Bill Engvall Show be part of the summer viewing. I am a big fan of sitcoms, while my husband not so. He can’t wrap his head around the automatic laughter while I need that dose of sitcom material to relax. Truth is I have not been keeping up with many (read...
    by at July 11th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Win Karito Kids Doll Of Choice ($100 Value)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED, Winner: Nicole Choate !!! You may have already read my Karito Kids review and now is the chance for you and your child to be a part of something larger than merely owning a toy. Every doll comes with a code that unlocks a charity of choice online. If that wasn’t enough the cultural experience from the doll and the included book would help...
    by at July 10th, 2009 at 09:07 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Positive Things About Boston’s Awful Rainy Weather!
    Tweet Boston is not known for charm of its weather, except maybe fall where people flock to see the leaves change color. I won’t argue that the sight is worth the trekking to Boston, but come winter we are are so bogged with snow. I always moan that Boston is the last to know of Summer and the first to know of Winter. Maybe my moaning and groaning is partly due...
    by at July 10th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • GPS: Finally A Way To Get Men To Ask For Directions!
    Tweet Well to not wreak a barrage of insults hurled at me for that somewhat sexist title, maybe I should say “Finally a way to get my husband to ask for directions.” I have wanted a GPS for ages and always was rebuked about it by hubby dearest for the cost and need. I could go on and list all the times we were lost either for the lack of clear directions...
    by at July 10th, 2009 at 07:07 pm
  • Bloggers Bowl For Autism At BlogHer!
    Tweet BlogHer conferences are known for being drastically different to technology conferences in that there is a relaxed atmosphere of inclusion. Here everyone wants to make connection with everyone. Well if you think the conferences are fun, wait until you hear the big party line ups. Now companies strategically place themselves with parties to gain some publicity...
    by at July 9th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Speeding My Way To A $200 Ticket!
    Tweet It had been a while since we had taken a vacation. When the days are not filled with running around 2 crazily active girls, or attending a million birthdays we are caught working. Well for the long July 4th weekend we decided to venture to New Jersey, a place we have many happy memories during our dating years. Also a friend was moving to Switzerland on a research...
    by at July 8th, 2009 at 05:07 am
  • Only 5 Days Left To Vote For Mommy Niri!
    Tweet VOTING CLOSES ON JULY 15th!!! For what has seemed like an eternity the Nickelodeon voting has been going on. It seems like a distant memory when over 2.5 months I learned that Mommy Niri had been nominated for the Nickelodeon Parent’s Pick Award for Best Parenting Blog In Boston. In that time I have been asking (bombarding) my friends to support me, and...
    by at July 7th, 2009 at 10:07 pm
  • Creating That Spa Sensation…At Home!
    Tweet If you managed to whet your appetite last week with makeup tips and wanted to extend that makeover to beyond your body then this is just for you.  You may have seen Katja Presnal‘s handiwork at her site Skimbaco Lifestyle and Skimbaco Home, so you know that you can trust advice she dishes out to you. Live! She will be sharing home spa recipes and tips and...
    by at July 7th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Happy Fourth Of July!
    Tweet It has been over 10 years since I have landed to this country. I knew nothing of the country and had never set foot in the USA before I moved here. Television was my only window to what America had to offer. I chose to come here, sadly, based on the fact that I knew no-one here and wanted an adventure. Although many commended the bravery in the move I knew it...
    by at July 4th, 2009 at 08:07 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Potty Tips That Worked For Mommy Niri!
    Tweet Having taken a trip to New Jersey from Boston over the July 4th weekend with my 2 and 4 year old has had many a potty break. After the 23rd potty break it got me thinking that this would be a perfect addition to my weekly Friday 5 Series.  My girls know how to wrangle with my patience by wanting to hit each and every restroom. Yes, I did say “girls”,...
    by at July 3rd, 2009 at 08:07 pm