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  • Finding Slow In A Digital Nation
    Tweet Mommy Niri was invited, along with several bloggers, media representatives and significant educators (professors, teachers and principals) to view the launch of the Digital Nation project at the WGBH studios. Digital Nation will culminate into an hour long documentary (slated to be released in Winter 2010) and a highly interactive website too. Typically documentaries...
    by at May 26th, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Getting Kids To Eat Veggies
    Tweet It is no secret that many parents (including me) rely on  fast food, processed snack foods, and sugary drinks to bribe children. Easy access to drive-thru (read my post on drive-thrus making to the top 5 in parenting wish list) and low cost makes this high calorie and low nutritional food a better alternative for many. As a result obesity and many other health...
    by at May 25th, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Pilates Catches Up With The Wii Phenomenon!
    Tweet Sega recently announced the Daisy Fuentes Pilates for the Wii – offering a personalized, private Pilates class, right in your living room. Knowing that time is of the essence for moms and the budgets tighter than ever working out at home is growing immensely. Gone are the days of boring videos while you struggle to imitate the instructor. The Wii, and more...
    by at May 25th, 2009 at 07:05 pm
  • Mommy Niri Goes “Up”, Up And Away!
    Tweet The Disney/Pixar movie “UP” releases on May 29th but Mommy Niri not only got to see the advanced screening early April  but also gave several readers to win tickets to the screening. The movie was amazing in so many dimensions (it would have had to have been to have kept my 2 little ones glued to their seats)  that the beauty of it would be hard...
    by at May 24th, 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
  • Stop And Shop Listens To What Mamas Want!
    Tweet Last week Mommy Niri was lucky to be invited along with a few other mom bloggers to hear what advice Andrea Astrachan,  Consumer Advisor for Stop And Shop, had to offer to moms as they navigate their way down the aisles. As the economy hits everyone’s wallet the shopping still continues but habits have been changing. In ensuring the choices just don’t...
    by at May 21st, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Organic Clothing! Good For Baby And Good For The Earth
    Tweet A pakora, a fried snack made of spinach or onion or potato dipped in gram flour, is an integral part of Indian cuisine. My Little Pakora is not a special meal but an  organic clothing company done tastefully. Started by  mom, Sonia Gupta, the clothing line includes  onesies, t-shirts, pants, blankets, bibs and hats with prints of yoga, buddha, animals and birds. What...
    by at May 20th, 2009 at 09:05 pm
  • Mama’s Encyclopedia
    Tweet Moms are faced with several issues including Stay at Home Moms, Keeping Sparkly Homes, and Pregnant Women. Google for all its greatness hasn’t been all that helpful for parenting information. In comes comes Mamapedia – enables you to search answers for your most pressing questions, such as potty training, childhood crushes, and summer camps,...
    by at May 19th, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Just Call Me Dora!
    Tweet These days my older darling seems to feel the name we have bestowed upon her as something so distasteful that she seethingly reminds us not to call her by it. Yes, you may have read many times of my post on my girls’ love for Dora the explorer (read Dora gets Mommy Niri’s Vote or Yes, I washed that shirt for more insight) but nothing prepared me for...
    by at May 19th, 2009 at 07:05 pm
  • Win ItzaBitza, The Magical Drawing Game for Early Readers
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Here is the new ItzaBitza contest that ends on 9/10/2009. Sabi Games, the wonderful guys who are sponsoring me to Blogher, is  offering one of my lucky readers to win a copy of ItzaBitza. ItzaBitza is a magical drawing game for early readers that is ideal for Pre-K,  Kindergarten and First Graders.  Here children’s drawings are...
    by at May 18th, 2009 at 07:05 pm
  • Draw The Wackiest House And Win…Big!
    Tweet Sabi Games announces the launch of the “Draw The Wackiest House And Win” contest. You can win the Flip Ultra camcorder for you and also a snazzy digital camera for the kiddo too. As if playing with this wonderful drawing game for early readers was not enough, Sabi Games wants to offer you this exciting incentive to try their new game.  They are as...
    by at May 18th, 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
  • Win The Good Home CookBook!
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** The Good Home Cookbook, edited by Richard J Perry, is somewhat of a bible on cooking, and not for nothing. Knowing that recipes are tried and tested gives the assurance to any cook, novice or expert. I mean I certainly don’t want to find out a flop recipe with my family waiting in tow for a good meal.  Now make that over a 1000 recipes...
    by at May 14th, 2009 at 09:05 pm
  • Mommy Niri + ItzaBitza = Best BlogHer Yet!
    Tweet It is with much excitement that I would like to announce that Sabi Games will be sponsoring Mommy Niri to the BlogHer 2009 conference in Chicago.  I have been skeptical about accepting any sponsorships or advertising as it was extremely important that the affiliation I held with any company be one I could hold with pride. During a product review process a few...
    by at May 11th, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Mommy Niri Nominated For Best Local Blog In Nickelodeon Parents’ Pick Awards!
    Tweet You can Vote daily! How wonderful it was to get an email on Friday to let me know that Mommy Niri has been nominated for a Nickelodeon’s Parent’s Pick Award in the Best Local Blog section. The surprise soon subsided and then I went on in disbelief to see if it was some prank. I mean Mommy Niri is some little player in this blogging space so it was...
    by at May 10th, 2009 at 01:05 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
  • Carpool Karma
    Tweet Will all of you moms who spend more time behind the wheel playing taxi to the kid’s social calendar (which is more active than our own, not that we are keeping tabs) raise your hands? That’s what I thought, and I am no different. Of course the fact that my kids are not exactly of the age where I can always “drop” them off at an event means...
    by at May 6th, 2009 at 02:05 am
  • Mom’s Nite Out! Are You In?
    Tweet The first National Mom’s Nite Out is scheduled for May 7th, 2009 and includes special events, virtual communal celebrations and the common goal of celebrating motherhood. More than 200 mom bloggers, 50 mom websites, and a dozen companies have committed to giving Moms a well-deserved night off. “Our goal in hosting National Mom’s Nite Out is to...
    by at May 3rd, 2009 at 02:05 pm
  • Win An EA Sports Active For Wii
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** *** CONGRATULATIONS SHERRY RIMBEY! *** I am not a huge fan of exercise or electronic gaming but when you put them both together, neither me or my still-carrying-baby-weight body can resist. I must admit I was slightly impressed when Wii hit the market, then Wii fit made me stand up and take notice but when I heard to EA SPORTS Active for...
    by at May 2nd, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Mom’s Special Day At The NH Children’s Museum
    Tweet In honor of Mother’s Day, the NH Children’s Museum will offer free admission for all mothers and grandmothers on Sunday, May 10 from noon – 5 pm. I have been to this museum and I love the variations it provides from art, to science to “cooking” to dinosaur hunt, to music to dress up. It is a relaxing place for parents and a wondrous...
    by at May 2nd, 2009 at 07:05 pm
  • Florastor Kids, A Probiotic Safe For Children
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** What’s more frustrating than having a kid with diarrhea? Not being to help. Most medication out on the market is not designed for kids and doctors normally ask parents to “wait it out”. Thanks to BSM Media I was introduces to Florastor Kids. Florastor® Kids is a clinically-tested, natural, yeast-based probiotic that aids...
    by at May 2nd, 2009 at 06:05 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
  • 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