Archive for October, 2010

  • Happy Halloween!
    HAPPY HALLOWEEN from Mommy Niri
    by at October 31st, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • First Annual NYC Spin-a-Thon to benefit The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care
    Previously only held in Long Island for the past 5 years, this time the Spin-A-Thon will be held this Saturday in Manhattan. On October 30th 25 cyclists will face the challenge of completing four consecutive 35-minute spin classes and one Pilates class at four separate New York Sports Club fitness centers throughout Soho and Greenwich Village.   To take the cycling theme...
    by at October 29th, 2010 at 05:10 pm
  • The Talk Hosts Answer Mommy Niri’s Question On Balance In The Home!
    Some time earlier we got to interview Holly R. Peete for the launch of her book My Brother Charlie. That book and her interview had subsequently led me to start a few projects that I am proud of and are close to my heart. I was invited to a round table discussion with her and the other hosts of the talk show The Talk but sadly decided against as I had been traveling a...
    by at October 28th, 2010 at 08:10 pm
  • Spicy Pumpkin!
    I’m a pumpkin girl. I have always loved pumpkins and all its relatives from the gem squash to butternut squash and everything in between. The fact that Halloween is around the corner and pumpkins are adorning all porches makes me excited…. at eating them. Now  I am a color freak, I love food with color – natural color. I start getting images of what...
    by at October 28th, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Win A $50 Gift Card To Carters!
    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 Carter’s...
    by at October 27th, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • ROR – Return On Relationships!
    Good things take time. Like wine. People look for shortcuts all the time, because they “claim” they have no time – or as I would put it, won’t make the time. You see people do crazy things like buy followers on twitter, since actually talking to people and making people want to follow them might take too much darn effort. You see people want to...
    by at October 27th, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Ruby’s School Walk – A Wonderful Book For Kindergarten!
    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 on my own....
    by at October 26th, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Davis Farm Land Offers Fun Activities To Boston Families!
    You know how you have that one special place that your family goes to every year? Davis Farm has been that summer tradition for us. This year I felt ready, I had already passes I had bought for half price from one of those radio sites. Only thing was Summer decided to zip past me and I was feeling anxious to get there in the one of 2 free weekends that I had no events....
    by at October 26th, 2010 at 06:10 am
  • Win A $25 OshKosh B’Gosh Gift Card!
    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 out...
    by at October 25th, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Strega Nona Musical Hits Boston!
    Live shows are always a treat. Musical shows guarantees that my kids will be enthralled. Well I should correct that to say kid’s shows. Currently both are rampant on a stage of enchantment and amazing enough are more excited than scared at some parts.  Anyway, this October Strega Nona the Musical is coming to Boston. Based on the popular children’s book Strega...
    by at October 21st, 2010 at 08:10 am
  • Hane’s And Breast Cancer Awareness!
    You would have to be living under a rock to not know that October is Breast Cancer Month. Everyone knows at least someone who has suffered from Breast Cancer.  Hanes created a new Design and Buy program that allows people to design their own shirts embellished with messages of hope, love and support.  Custom made shirts are always a rave but here it is for a good cause...
    by at October 21st, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Dance With The Rockettes! (Coming To Boston)
    Guess who is coming to town? The awesome Rockettes that the holiday season would be incomplete without are coming to a city near you. I am pretty excited as I have never seen the Rockettes, other than on television. Timing could not be more perfect, and I don’t just mean the holiday season, I mean that my girls are so interested in dance these days. The Radio City...
    by at October 21st, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Win The Bob Books Sight Words Books + Lunch Box Kit! (3 Winners)
    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 tell me...
    by at October 20th, 2010 at 08:10 pm
  • Meet Lynn Maslen, Author And Managing Partner At Bob Books Publications!
    I love educational books. I do. It must be the geek in me. Needless to say the fact that my daughters are early readers and love books too thrills me to bits. We use early reading material in my home – but as fun. I don’t believe you can, or should, force a child to learn. Children learn at their own pace and I think making them not hate learning is very important....
    by at October 20th, 2010 at 05:10 pm
  • Healthy Habits Kitchen Dishes Out Delicious Meals!
    It was a few months ago I came across the Healthy Habits Kitchen. I know it has taken a while to get this up but I loved this whole concept and I felt I had to share it with you all. Picture this: a company which believes so strongly about families eating healthy at home that they simplified it until the finer details. Well, with a few important differences. They keep...
    by at October 19th, 2010 at 08:10 pm
  • KidsBeet Concert Series Hits Boston (Giveaway And Discount Code)!
    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, running...
    by at October 19th, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Beauty And The Beast Inspired Toys (Giveaway – 2 Winners)!
    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 the movie...
    by at October 16th, 2010 at 10:10 pm
  • Win A Not So Scary Halloween Kit From Joy Berry!
    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 really difficult...
    by at October 16th, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Seagate’s 750 GB Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive. Win It!
    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. Beyond...
    by at October 12th, 2010 at 07:10 pm
  • Finally, A Video Of Our Carnival Cruise!
    FINALLY – It is here. Those cruise pictures that everyone has been waiting for.  Yes, it has been long overdue, but you try to reduce the gazillion womderful memories into something that won’t take you all day to view. Anyway, it is here: And if you missed any of our recaps: http://www.mommyniri.com/2010/09/cruising-our-way-carnival-style/ http://www.mommyniri.com/2010/09/checking-in/ http://www.mommyniri.com/2010/09/floored-with-food/ http://www.mommyniri.com/2010/09/room-with-a-view/ http://www.mommyniri.com/2010/09/cruising-without-children/ http://www.mommyniri.com/2010/10/lifes-a-beach/
    by at October 11th, 2010 at 09:10 pm
  • Life’s A Beach!
    Well it has been for the past 3 days. This summer the only beach day my kids have had is a playdate with a friend and a birthday party and I have well felt guilty about not being able to spend more time with my laptop than on activities with my kids. Oh, don’t conjure neglected kids in your mind, I am a SAHM so being 24/7 with my kids is what I do but lately the blog...
    by at October 11th, 2010 at 08:10 pm
  • My WebKinz Party!
    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 will...
    by at October 11th, 2010 at 07:10 pm
  • What Would I Say To My 13 Year Old Self?
    The following post was inspired by Dove and their efforts to help make a difference in a young girl’s self esteem. Being a firm believer in the support of young girls and to ensure that they have bright futures I jumped at the chance to be a part of this campaign. They have launched the first ever Dove Self-Esteem Weekend on Oct 22nd – 24th, where one hour...
    by at October 10th, 2010 at 08:10 pm
  • Meet Jessica, Blogger And Ebay Extraordinaire!
    Jessica, who blogs at The Unemployed Mom, holds a very dear place in my heart. When I decided to move my blog to its own domain and also into a commercial arena I barely knew anyone. I was nominated for a Nickelodeon Parent’s Pick Award and even though I had no illusions of winning, I was shocked by the support I received. It was during that time I got to learn about...
    by at October 8th, 2010 at 09:10 pm
  • “Does a company cover the expenses to a media event?” should not be your 1st question you ask.
    I know the question about whether expenses should, could and would be covered for media events have been covered extensively before, I am not going to discuss that. There is an even more important question to be asked. No, I am not saying that financials are not important; heaven knows I know how hard it is not to keep your eyes focused on the bank balance. What I am saying...
    by at October 8th, 2010 at 08:10 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Reactions To Clearing Out My Closet!
    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. So as...
    by at October 7th, 2010 at 11:10 pm
  • Healthy Meals Even The Dude Won’t Mind Eating!
    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 it but...
    by at October 6th, 2010 at 09:10 pm
  • Beauty And The Beast!
    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 insisting...
    by at October 6th, 2010 at 09:10 pm
  • Tinker Bell And The Great Fairy Rescue (Giveaway – 2 Winners)
    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 DVD. Want...
    by at October 6th, 2010 at 07:10 pm
  • Doing Healthy Choice The Vegetarian Way!
    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 about...
    by at October 5th, 2010 at 07:10 pm
  • Win $25 Gift Card To Spirit Halloween! (3 Winners)
    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 you. I am...
    by at October 2nd, 2010 at 08:10 pm
  • Tinker Bell And The Great Fairy Rescue!
    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 having to...
    by at October 2nd, 2010 at 07:10 pm