Archive for the ‘FRIDAY 5’

  • 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
  • 5 Things That Surprised Me At Evo!
    Tweet Yes, I am slow – deal with it. I figured I better hit 2 stones with my Friday 5 series and a mini roundup of Evo. Here are 5 things that  amazed me. Some of the speakers were strangers (to me). After having attended so many conferences you get to see exactly the same people speak. Here there were new blogger and brand faces and I loved that. It certainly...
    by at July 8th, 2010 at 09:07 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Tips To Help At Home As You Head To That Conference!
    Tweet So next week this time I will be speaking at Evo Conference in Utah. I am both excited and anxious. Excited as the conference is amazing and anxious as I will be away for 5 days. You read that right: 5days. To save on flights I am traveling the day before and after the conference with a red-eye thrown in. The only awesome thing about the travel is that I fly Jet...
    by at June 19th, 2010 at 08:06 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Ridiculous Responses After Being Told I Am From South Africa!
    Tweet Friday 5 series is not dead but I will be posting only when I really feel the urge to (rather than compelled based on timing). The World Cup soccer is being held in South Africa and I am more than nostalgic at this exciting news. But where is South Africa? What is the name of the country? – No really people have asked me this so many times it is actually embarrassing....
    by at June 10th, 2010 at 09:06 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Reasons Big Bloggers Need To Be Nice To Small Bloggers!
    Tweet I know those adjectives “big” and “small” suck but go with my poetic heading, which is easier on the ears than it’s polictically correct cousin. For the rest of this post though my point is those bloggers who are a little more established, not necessarily writing for longer but more in the limelight – or maybe blog-light, compared...
    by at May 13th, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Things I Want For Mother’s Day!
    Tweet So Mommy Niri has not posted anything for the Friday 5 Series for a while. I have been so busy rushing around with so many personal and blogging commitments that I began to resent just writing something. Then I said I should stop. Friday 5 was one of my favorite things and I did not want to have these negative feelings about it. I control the blog and not the...
    by at May 7th, 2010 at 11:05 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Ways My Laziness As A Mom Has Paid Off!
    Tweet Sometimes laziness has its blessing. Ok, so not so much when it comes to blogging (which is not, ahem, why the Friday 5 is always late). But lately I have had the need for finding reasons, or rather benefits, for my lazy attitude in mothering. I nursed! I know nursing your kid is healthy and It was one of the reasons I did it but truth be told the driving factor...
    by at March 30th, 2010 at 07:03 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Signs That Mama Needs A Vacation!
    Tweet Friday is here and that means it is time for this weeks dose of the Friday 5 series. Not sure about you but the mommy brain has not left me and my youngest is about to turn 3 any day now. Even though we had that whirlwind trip to Atlantis,  I am still exhausted. Maybe it has been years since I took off for a time longer than 2-3 days. You don’t ever seem...
    by at March 19th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Amazing Feats By Mom!
    Tweet So I am late. It was either this posting my Friday 5 or the contest to win a nook. I know 400 (and counting) entries confirm that the contest was needed. Anyway better late than ever. The ability to sleep in the most uncomfortable of spaces. Once upon a time I needed a good cushy (big) bed, proper timing, lighting etc. Now if you give me a spot I can sleep....
    by at March 16th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Ways To Deal With That Tantrum!
    Tweet Before I had kids I lived in the sheltered life of what a tantrum was. I mean surely I never had one? What on earth causes our cute-as-a-button kid to turn into something that makes you want to dig your head deeper in the soil than any ostrich could? I mean one minute they are as happy as a bee and the next like something possessed. The probability of one happening...
    by at March 4th, 2010 at 09:03 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Myths About Mommy Bloggers!
    Tweet Friday 5 is up again and I thought would be great to dedicate another of the Friday 5 series to blogger stuff. We will do anything for free stuff Although I do not speak for the entire mom blogger population, as I should not, review samples are necessary to give a review on, right? Once I did a contest where I was not reviewing a product but just conducting a...
    by at February 26th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Tips For Dealing With The (Terrible) Twos!
    Tweet Friday 5 is here and trying to still catch up on posts (and life) but better late than never, right. Soon my littlest girl will be turning 3 and while the antics of her two-someness is still  fresh in my mind I thought I would share some of my ideas. Make sure you catch more tips on older posts in the Friday 5 series. Give a choice of her age (two)! Asking...
    by at February 19th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Reasons Why I Still Love My Toyota!
    Tweet I am sure that this may not make me popular but I have to say it. I drive a Toyota and am proud of it. I love it enough to dedicate this week’s Friday 5 to it. Yes, I have a television and I have been keeping tabs on the news about the recalls. Am I underplaying the severity of the issue? No! Do I believe it is sprinkled with hype? Yes! There are important...
    by at February 12th, 2010 at 07:02 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 (Almost) Free Fun Activities With Kids!
    Tweet I am cheap. So sue me. I hate paying for something if I can get it free, or at the very least cheap. Don’t pretend you don’t too.  After suffering this week with a horrid stiff neck (I would kiss my chiropractor if I could just turn my head) and I finally tackled Mount Laundry (with those piles of clothing from Atlantis) I felt I deserved to give...
    by at February 5th, 2010 at 07:02 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Annoying Things I Encountered On Vacation!
    Tweet If you don’t know I have been dealing with some ugly hacker who messed up my site. It has been a scary time but am so relieved to be back and though late with this week’s dose of Friday 5 series, better late than never. Since I have just come back from a media trip to Atlantis, it was the closest thing to a vacation, there were some things I could...
    by at January 29th, 2010 at 11:01 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Tips To Perfect Packing!
    Tweet I am packing! I won’t be here tomorrow. And not even for the day after. Tonight I will be packing. I fly tomorrow and I have not started packing. Final destination Atlantis. Am I overwhelmed? You betcha. Am I confident it will get done tonight? Absolutely. Since I cannot think further than my battered suitcase (man I so need new luggage as I have had bad...
    by at January 22nd, 2010 at 10:01 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Tips To A Less Bumpy Road Trip (With Kids)!
    Tweet Now I know what you are thinking, late again! I was out dear readers. I was out to New Jersey (and also New York but more of that little news later). Might I add that I was on a road trip. With kids. With me being the only adult. With a 2 and 4 year old in the backseat. Did I add that the trip is normally 4.5 hours (with no breaks and no kids)? Feeling sorry for...
    by at January 15th, 2010 at 10:01 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Great Things About A Snowy Winter!
    Tweet What’s that you say? Is it going to be a trend for 2010 that Mommy Niri is late with her posts? I guess I should have added being on time with my posts as one of my 2010 resolutions. Coming from growing up in tropical weather in South Africa getting used to Boston’s wintry weather for the past 10 years should have been a piece of cake, right? Well,...
    by at January 8th, 2010 at 07:01 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Promises For 2010 That I Aim To Keep!
    Tweet I feel all giddy inside to write this. You know writing my resolutions for 2009 was actually my 1st Friday 5 in the Friday 5 series, and I cannot get over that I finished 52 whopping posts! Not sure how I managed to get through but bumping into a friend, when I was late with it, asking for it was sure to make me thrilled yet guilty. I actually thought of stopping...
    by at January 1st, 2010 at 08:01 pm
  • A Year’s Worth Of Friday 5 (2009)!
    Tweet At the beginning of 2009 I wanted to kick off something I felt would stick too. I had not done reviews etc before and although I wanted to embark on it in 2009 I felt a personal post like this would keep me on track. Hubby felt it would be a tall order, and I felt that was exactly what I needed. Along the way I quivered and sometimes just felt I would never to...
    by at December 30th, 2009 at 09:12 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Things I Learned In 2009!
    Tweet Ok, so I am late. So what? I know you were too busy munching cookies and drinking egg-nog to really notice. Did you notice? Anyway I decided to take a small hiatus from blogging to actually enjoy my family.  This is the final edition of the Friday 5 series for 2009 so I have been reflecting on the year I wanted to share it with you. I have learned: When tough...
    by at December 25th, 2009 at 08:12 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Ways To Keep It Together This Holiday!
    Tweet The frenzy that festivities bring is sure to make even the most stable of hands quiver as they tackle making each holiday the best ever. The toil of dealing with traditions: do we keep the old or build them new? It is almost a year since the Friday 5 series started so make sure you catch up on older ones if you enjoyed this one. Make it perfect or make it simple?...
    by at December 18th, 2009 at 10:12 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Signs You Spend Too Much Of Time On Twitter!
    Tweet Ok, stop it, it can’t be just me! I mean really I know you all looove Twitter as much as I do. Well in honor of my favorite tool I dedicate this week’s Friday 5 in Twitter’s name. I just read a Seth Godin post that may suggest I take a break from it though but for now a tribute is in order. When you see a twitter party on it is absolutely addictive...
    by at December 12th, 2009 at 06:12 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Great Things About Being Unemployed!
    Tweet I know I am really late with this dose of the Friday 5 series, but I have been horridly sick or else nothing could make me miss writing this post. So you all know by now that we have been in the doggie house with regards to the job scene.  Well trust me if you hate reading about it, we hate living it. Always mean to keep it real here on MommyNiri.com. Anyway,...
    by at December 4th, 2009 at 08:12 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Ways Stores Can Make For Happier Moms!
    Tweet Black Friday (to those out of USA it is the day after Thanksgiving and one of the biggest shopping days) just passed here so while I can’t hit the sales I can surely make that the theme of today’s Friday 5. Don’t forget to catch up on the rest of the Friday 5 series. Automatic doors! You kind of think that this is common enough right? Well not...
    by at November 27th, 2009 at 08:11 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Ways To Annoy A Blogger!
    Tweet Dang, is it Friday already? How did that happen? I feel like I was just late yesterday writing my Friday 5, but here I am again, not really late, but not as early as I promise myself every week. Well today at least I managed to get my counters clean (well I mean clear) so you can see what color the countertops are, and that is not a pretty sight, mind you, so...
    by at November 20th, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Big Annoying Things Little Kids Do!
    Tweet I know that even though you are all caught up in the chaos of the day you are now ready to relax as you get to your (hopefully) favorite part of your day reading the weekly dose of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series. Yes, I love my kids and I know that you do too, but hey come on, it is those eeny teeny annoying things that they do that drive you bananas. I know that...
    by at November 13th, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Annoying Things When I’m In The Driving Seat!
    Tweet Hey, there, are you new to the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series? If yes then welcome and thanks for stopping by but if you are a regular, then you already got that look plastered on the face and ready to get going. One of my pet peeves is all the rocking drama that happens when you get behind the wheel. Ok, yes the antics of my kiddos is enough to make any mama want...
    by at November 6th, 2009 at 07:11 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Signs You Are Getting Old(er)!
    Tweet That time of the week again, yup the one you have been waiting for. As usual I am late so maybe you may be reading this over Saturday morning’s coffee, if so take it slow.  This week’s chapter of Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 series is (unfortunately) dedicated to an aging Mommy Niri. Somehow there is nothing like the addition of family to make one...
    by at October 30th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Reasons I Have No Chance For Mom Of The Year Award!
    Tweet Ok, so I never pretend to have it all together. In fact when I started the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series I did with so with resolutions for the year, knowing I had to get my act in gear. It is no surprise that the year is almost done (what do you mean it is only October, have you not seen the Christmas stuff out already?) and I am still as out of sync as ever.  I...
    by at October 23rd, 2009 at 09:10 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Positive Things That Arise When The Chips Are Down!
    Tweet Friday seems to roll around all too often, especially when you commit to write a Friday 5 post every week. In fact I recall when I decided to start the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series hubby thought it would be too much to write and I rebelled and started it anyway. I knew my blog was going to have a bit of everything, I love bringing you the latest news and reviews...
    by at October 16th, 2009 at 09:10 pm
  • Friday 5: How To Hold Down The Fort While Mom Goes To A Blog Conference?
    Tweet Ever wonder how my kids (ages 2 & 4) know Chicago, Asheville, New York and Atlanta? Well, to tell the truth … mommy has been to all these places (for blogging conferences). Every night when I put them to bed I tell them to dream about toys that mommy will bring from the conference. And now the kids understand that blogging means more  toys, so they...
    by at October 9th, 2009 at 09:10 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Signs That Hubby Has Been Taking Care Of The Kids!
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 Series I delve into something a little too fresh in my memory and too stale in my home, some clear indications that mommy has been away. With all the conferences (BlogHer and Type A Mom and the upcoming Blogalicious where I am speaking) and other events hubby has had to hold down the fort on more than one occasion. The...
    by at October 2nd, 2009 at 07:10 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Things Not To Do When You Are Invited To My Party!
    Tweet So here we are, Friday again. Seems to arrive pretty fast I think, except when you are waiting for it. Here I am at Type A Mom conference in Asheville, North Carolina, missing on the nightly escapades all because I know that you love the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series.  Speaking about parties, that is just what this week’s rendition is about. Here are a few...
    by at September 25th, 2009 at 07:09 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Reasons Moms Have Super Powers!
    Tweet Hey there, if you are new here this is part of Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 series. If you aren’t you already know that this is where the fun is. This week let’s talk about those amazing powers we have. We may not wear a cape but mess with a mama and you may just get zapped. Remover of all boo-boo’s! Ever seen how no matter how quickly that...
    by at September 18th, 2009 at 09:09 pm