Posts Tagged ‘FRIDAY 5’

  • 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 Things Not To Say To Someone Who Just Lost A Job!
    Tweet Ok, so it is called Friday 5 and I know that means it supposed to appear ON Friday but I am sure you read “They Let me Go…” so give me some bandwidth here. For so many people the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series has been an anticipated read and trust me I look forward to writing it too.  Well this week I will (as usual) focus on what’s on my...
    by at September 4th, 2009 at 06:09 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Darndest Things Kids Say!
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series I wanted to deliver the next dose but could not figure out what to write about. I know it is hard to believe but Mommy Niri was at a loss for words (if you think you are having a hard time believing this I can see hubby dearest shaking his head in disbelief). Well fear not, all is not lost. Here I am back with this week’s...
    by at August 28th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Friday 5: The 5 Lies Moms Tell!
    Tweet Another Friday passes through as a summer storm makes it way in Boston and we find ourselves waiting anxiously for the next chapter in Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 series. I mean a Friday would not be a Friday without it, right? So this is in celebration of us moms who feel like we are slackers and when we meet the gloaters in moms out there it makes us ill. Well...
    by at August 21st, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Friday 5: 5 Blogging Lessons I Have Learned!
    Tweet Blogher is a month away but the blogging talk is filling the air. First I was excited about the conference and then the word got out about the parties at night. Can you believe some evenings have 5 or more parties? Then there are public parties and some private ones (ooh the tension mounts as to whether you can get invited to one). To top it all Mommy Niri got...
    by at June 26th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Reasons Why I Can’t Wait For BlogHer ’09
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series I am going to delve on something into something that has been playing on my mind BlogHer 09 (for those not in the know, and I can’t believe anyone would not know especially if you are a reader of Mommy Niri, BlogHer is the Women’s blogging conference).  I await the BlogHer conference (a special shout out to...
    by at June 19th, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Signs Of Bad Customer Service!
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series, Mommy  Niri has decided to speak on a topic that has been niggling her for a while, Customer Service, or rather Bad Customer Service.  Surprising, isn’t it, that in an economy that is struggling to stay afloat, people have the audacity to display poor customer service? Here are a few of Mommy Niri’s pet...
    by at June 12th, 2009 at 04:06 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Household Chores That I Absolutely Hate!
    Tweet Ok, ok I know Mommy Niri is the latest she has ever been in publishing her Friday 5 series for this week, but truth of the matter is Mommy Niri badly needed some SLEEP.  Now those who know me well that I am not one to ever choose sleep over blogging but I guess my late night in NYC with some of my blogging buddies at the Diane Birch CD release party (and you...
    by at June 5th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Top Tips To Being A Good Party Guest
    Tweet As part of the Friday 5 series Mommy Niri continues this week with fresh thoughts her impending daughters’ (yes both of them) birthday festivities the next day. Not sure how to deal with the huge bash but fugured taking some time to write this blog post will prevent me from thinking of ever-growing to-do list. RSVP. Come on, most of the time you know whether...
    by at May 29th, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Friday 5: The 5 Girlfriends Mommies Keep!
    Tweet This Friday one of my best friends is over for the Memorial Weekend. I am so thrilled that she trudged all the way from Seattle to Boston to spend time with us. Her being here got me thinking about friends and friendships, more specifically the types of friendships we have.  I love spending time with her so I am a bit late in the day with today’s post but...
    by at May 22nd, 2009 at 07:05 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Things I Appreciate Now That I Am A Mom!
    Tweet The Mommy Niri Friday 5 Series, continues this Friday and yes I am late again but officially it is still Friday so no rules broken (yet). This Friday I wanted to take special note of many things that have been around for a while but have only garnered attention since I became a mom. Forgive the picture reuse, as my camera decided to crash on Mother’s Day!...
    by at May 15th, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Last Minute Ideas For Mother’s Day
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 Series, I am going to focus on again on Mother’s Day. Yes, I know I covered it last week in what not to do for Mother’s Day, but I decided to help you out this. Since I know several of you are last minute guys (ahem, honey I hope you are reading this too) I hope this will help you out. 1.      Take the kids...
    by at May 8th, 2009 at 07:05 pm
  • Friday 5: What Not To Do This Mother’s Day!
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 Series, I am going to focus on Mother’s Day. Yes, I know it is a week away but that is enough time to get the hints going to hubby dear. Better yet, use the Share This option at the bottom of this page and send him a copy. As a note I will be celebrating Mother’s Day this entire month with fabulous giveaways and articles,...
    by at May 1st, 2009 at 01:05 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Friday 5: 5 Things That Keep My Home Sparkly!
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 Series, Mommy Niri delivers this dose later than she should thanks to her icky bronchitis. I am not known for a spotless home but I am always looking for things to help make the job easier so I can spend more happy hours playing with my kids. Here are 5 things I that help me keep my home sparkly: My trusty Roomba. For those...
    by at March 28th, 2009 at 06:03 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Things I Never Thought I Would Hear Me Say!
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series, Mommy Niri delivers her next dose, albeit a little later this Friday than usual. Apologies to my ardent fans, just comment to let me know you enjoy the series. Here are 5 things I never thought I would hear myself say: Don’t worry about the messy poop all over the carpet, I will clean it up. If you let mama...
    by at March 20th, 2009 at 07:03 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Reasons I Love Being A Mom!
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series, here is the next installment. I belong to the mommy fraternity! Finally a club that would let me in. You know how it is when you can hear a kid scream and act out at a restaurant and you throw the mom an apologetic smile just to say, “relax, I feel for you and I know you are doing the best...
    by at March 13th, 2009 at 12:03 pm
  • Friday 5: Why I Love Living With My MIL
    Tweet Since I have my MIL (mother-in-law) here I decided to dedicate this one in her honor. Here is my next dose of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series. I love living with my mother-in-law (MIL) because: I will have someone else’s food wasted other than my own. Although she is a pretty good cook, my MIL has not met my 2 two selective (read super fussy) kids....
    by at March 6th, 2009 at 05:03 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Big News Items That You Won’t See!
    Tweet This is part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series. This is also a big post as it is my LAST POST!!! So here are 5 amazing things that did not happen 1. I did not win the lottery. Even though I wish I did so my laptop did not have to be plugged in all the time since my battery is as dead as a dog and I can’t afford a new one. Let’s just say these days...
    by at February 27th, 2009 at 10:02 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Amazing Things About Siblings
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series, Mommy Niri shares her wonders of her two girls. 1. They fight over each other’s stuff, even when the items are exactly the same. 2. When they don’t want something they volunteer their sibling to be the recipient. Or they ask that each other be first, as if seeing each other in misery makes their misery feel...
    by at February 20th, 2009 at 08:02 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Things That Sabotage My Diet!
    Tweet My weight has always been on a yo-yo but since having two kids back-to-back the memory of my “before” is all too fuzzy. You might have read back in my resolutions for 2009 where I listed one of my resolutions to get back into my “fat” clothes. Well here are a few things that have been playing havoc with my (futile) attempts to battle...
    by at February 12th, 2009 at 07:02 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Things Not To Say (or Do) To Pregnant Women
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 series, Mommy Niri mentions her pet peeves about pregnancy. 1. Rubbing my belly! It is amazing how everyone assumes that an announcement that you have a bun in the oven is permission to stroke the oven. Total strangers (even if I know you a bit) rubbing my tummy make me want to gag (and much than my morning sickness does)....
    by at February 6th, 2009 at 06:02 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Most (Over)Used Phrases!
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 series, Mommy Niri mentions her thoughts on the 5 most (ab)used phrases.1. Cool! What are we, 16 again?2. Sweet! So saccharine like makes my tummy ache.3. Awesome! Almost feels like I am talking to a surfer (in the sea not web surfer). Sounds like the word “dude” will be following it (another one of my not...
    by at January 30th, 2009 at 05:01 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Reasons Why Moms Deserve Oscars
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 series, Mommy Niri shows why Mommies deserve those awards too. 1. We manage to (somehow) get the kids bundled and in the car, in one-piece and (amazingly) on-time. This all happens even though your child has removed his hat and jacket for the umpteenth time, or your child is having a kick-fest while you buckle her in....
    by at January 22nd, 2009 at 07:01 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Signs You Are A Mom
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 series, Mommy Niri sheds light on how to spot a mommy in a crowd. 1. You automatically (and obviously blindly) flip through the kiddie channels even though all children are sound asleep in bed. This also holds true for continuing to listen to kiddie tunes in the car even when children are not present. 2. You use words...
    by at January 15th, 2009 at 08:01 pm
  • Friday 5 : 5 Confessions Of Mommy Niri
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 series, Mommy Niri spills the beans. 1. Yes I (Still) Co-sleep. I can already hear the safety patrol screaming out all the guidelines (like share a room rather than a bed, keep separators,etc). My family co-slept when I was a kid and I could not imagine sleeping alone in a bed. We co-slept with my elder daughter...
    by at January 8th, 2009 at 10:01 pm
  • Friday 5 : 5 Resolutions For Mommy Niri
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 series, I kick off the 1st one of the year aptly with my resolutions. Would love to hear what you think. Finally fit into my fat clothes. I am through with the stress of trying to fit into my skinny (skinny ha ha ha, as if, I mean non-fat) clothes. Now that my regular fat clothes don’t fit, my aim this year will...
    by at January 3rd, 2009 at 08:01 pm