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  • 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
  • No Way Is My Son Pushing A Stroller!
    Tweet In a world that clearly has (different) expectations of boys and girls we are constantly bombarded by what is appropriate and what is not. The man interviewing a woman and thinking “I wonder if she can work late nights or has kid issues” did not just pick up those notions. How we are taught (by accident or intentional) from childhood certainly shapes the outlook...
    by at February 4th, 2009 at 08:02 pm
  • Music Review: He’s Just Not That Into You
    Tweet When the One-2-One Network team asked if anyone wanted to review a Music Soundtrack, I partially jumped for joy. The thought of reviewing was exciting but I figured I was so out of touch with what is hip that I had no right to review. Then I saw the album name “He’s Just Not That Into You” and I smiled as I recalled that phrase from Sex And The...
    by at February 3rd, 2009 at 05:02 pm
  • Valentine’s Gift Ideas…
    Tweet Messed up on the Birthday gift? Forgot the Anniversary? No problem, Valentines Day is here and if you plan well you may just redeem yourself. Does the thought of all that RED around Valentines Day drive you crazy? Do you hate feeling pressured by the commercialism surrounding it to actually force you do something, that you just want to do nothing? Well, instead...
    by at February 3rd, 2009 at 04:02 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
  • When Papa Gets Home…
    Tweet Ever noticed how the clock ticks slower when waiting for hubby to get home at the end of the day as the kids seem to experience the bewitching hour. You find it hard to hold back the irritation when he calls you much later than he was expected to leave, and says he is just starting to leave. When he says that he had important things to take care of at the office,...
    by at January 27th, 2009 at 05:01 pm
  • 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
  • News Flash: Mommy Niri Featured In Local Kid’s Magazine
    Tweet What a way to start the New Year (I told you 2009 was going to be a great year for Mommy Niri), Mommy Niri featured in the local Parents and Kids publication in an article highlighting Mommy Bloggers and why they blog. The online copy can be found at Parent’s And Kid’s Magazine but here is a snapshot of the print publication. Check out your local...
    by at January 13th, 2009 at 05:01 am
  • Stop n Shop’s Free Antibiotic Program
    Tweet I remember seeing the advertisement on television about the free antibiotic prescription program offered by Stop n Shop and just thinking “wow”. Here is something clearly tangible that someone is doing for the people to help with an area needing much address. It is easier to have deep discounts, but to actually offer free of something that is essential...
    by at January 11th, 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
  • Just When You Thought Nobody Was Paying Attention…
    Tweet This is me. Mommy Niri. Blogging in my own small world. Apart from a few friends here and there I barely know who is reading my blog. So imagine my surprise when I stumble across a (very kind) mention of Mommy Niri post on her resolutions at the “I spent my morning crying over spilled milk”. Yes, me. Can you believe it? It makes my day to know that...
    by at January 6th, 2009 at 09:01 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
  • Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 Series
    Tweet 2009 brings the launch of Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 Series. Every Friday Mommy Niri will feature a listing of 5 points, sometimes 5 Finds, 5 favorites or 5 Frustrations or something to that effect. I would love for you to comment to add your listings too. Stay blogged.
    by at January 3rd, 2009 at 07:01 am
  • Farewell 2008! I Barely Got To Know You!
    Tweet 2008! When did that happen? What does it matter, it is almost over. Why is it I get this giddy feeling when a New Year approaches? Is it because I was never “friends” with the older year? Or maybe the older year has so many things that I never got done? It must be the bitter memories of all of those struggles that we seem to have encountered. Surely...
    by at December 30th, 2008 at 10:12 pm
  • Just Hug Him!
    Tweet With a snow storm in the forecast it was already going to be an adventurous day. After arriving home from a playdate and putting the younger child down for a nap I managed to somehow cut myself with a glass. Typical mom, instead of dealing with the injury, I was trying to sweep up the fragments so that my older daughter would not step onto any. Amidst all the chaos...
    by at December 22nd, 2008 at 08:12 am
  • Grant The Gift Of Reading!
    Tweet Speaking as a mom of early readers and an avid lover of reading (I only wish my reading list contained something other than children stories, but then again my music selection also suffers the same fate), I strongly believe in the importance of reading (the earlier the introduction to books the better). When my 3 year old daughter showed a keen interest in numbers...
    by at December 21st, 2008 at 05:12 pm
  • Too Busy To Be Busy?
    Tweet In a time when it is super cool to be busy and everyone is in a hurry, I have found the truly “busiest” people always have time. I cannot fathom why we now have games like UNO and Monopoly speed versions? What happened to board games just being something you play to relax and unwind? Where is everyone in a rush to get to anyhow? I used to be in the...
    by at December 10th, 2008 at 08:12 pm
  • The Stop n Shop’s Women Luncheon
    Tweet When I heard of a Stop n Shop party from a friend for moms in downtown Boston at Hamersley Bistro, I should have been excited but I (ungratefully) groaned. Then she mentioned catered lunch, and though my tummy was screaming in joy (doesn’t take much for that to happen) I was still thinking “Boston = traffic”. Then I heard more about the paid...
    by at December 9th, 2008 at 06:12 am
  • How Sweet It Is To Tweet!
    Tweet I cannot believe that there was a time when I did not know what Twitter was. How on earth did I survive? Twitter is the social media networking tool (similar to Facebook but on a totally different scale). Being a chatterbox myself it is the food I need to keep me going. Last week I discovered one of the online parties. I had no idea what it was but the adrenaline...
    by at December 4th, 2008 at 05:12 pm
  • Starbucks Sees (RED) On AIDS Day!
    Tweet It is AIDS day and it was a pleasant surprise to see Starbucks jump on the Product (RED) bandwagon and give some proceeds of drinks on this day to the AIDS fund. AIDS is a topic close to my heart, especially coming from South Africa, and hubby from India (the two largest countries impacted by AIDS). On the Facebook (virtual) event many chastised the coffee house...
    by at December 1st, 2008 at 08:12 pm
  • 10,000 Steps For Mommy Niri!
    Tweet When the organizer of one of my Meetup groups sent out an email asking for a few more entrants to the 10,000 steps Challenge I ensured that I had waited until a sufficient amount of time had lapsed before I responded. I wanted to be interested but I was hoping she would say “Sorry all spots taken.” Alas, she did not and I committed to joining the crew...
    by at December 1st, 2008 at 08:12 pm
  • Our "Bye Bye Bush, Hello Obama" Party
    Tweet It seems like Mommy Niri has gone all political on you these days, right? Well I could hardly over-emphasize an important moment such as Obama taking office. Amidst the gloom and doom of the USA economy (and Mommy Niri’s too) we happen to come across an offer to host End-Of-Bush parties (by Credo Mobile). This seemed like an exciting way to mark the event....
    by at November 23rd, 2008 at 02:11 pm
  • USA President And World Leader!
    Tweet Now that Obama has won the elections (yay!) it seems that we have brought a global appeal to the the Whitehouse. Not only does his colored skin bring hope to people of color, or his father’s immigrant status bring dreams to immigrants, his fresh albeit obvious views (so obvious that you wonder why it was never noted before) on important issues is in desperate...
    by at November 18th, 2008 at 05:11 am
  • Global Toys
    Tweet I was amazed to find this display of the Taj Mahal in the Lego store. I was even more (pleasantly) surprised to overhear at least two conversations from kids and parents discussing it.
    by at November 8th, 2008 at 03:11 am
  • Farewell Gymboree! Farewell David!
    Tweet With the purse strings getting tighter than ever and with the classes getting more expensive than ever, we finally made the difficult decision to not continue attending Gymboree classes. Gymboree classes have been a part of our life for a long time, from Miss J when she was just a few months old to Miss B also sharing in. Now over 3 years later we will be taking...
    by at November 7th, 2008 at 08:11 pm
  • I Don’t Care Who You Vote For! Just Vote!
    Tweet Ok, so I lied, I do care! Obama is my man, but I care more importantly that you use your right to vote. I remember reading over a decade ago a one-liner somewhere that said “Americans will cross oceans to fight for the right to vote, but not the street to cast that vote”. Having the right to vote is a privilege and responsibility all rolled in one....
    by at October 30th, 2008 at 05:10 pm
  • Just Follow Dora!
    Tweet Recently we hosted a Halloween Party at our home and it was with much excitement that Miss J got to sport her Dora The Explorer costume. I spied a little costumed boy following Miss J around. It happened that she was not the only die-hard fan of Dora (excluding Miss B who also has the Dora bug) at the party. His mom noticed this too and confessed that her son...
    by at October 26th, 2008 at 05:10 pm
  • Oh Scooby Doo! How Could You?
    Tweet I had high hopes that this year Halloween was going to be more fun the last one since Miss J was 3 years old and chose her own costume (Dora The Explorer). We got to a local party held by the town excited as there were going to be a few characters there, including Dora The Explorer. I was really hoping that the character would be small as I was worried how intimidating...
    by at October 24th, 2008 at 04:10 pm
  • Providing The Tools For Early Readers
    Tweet Having a daughter who has kept us on our toes with the speed with which she learns stuff meant I have always been on the lookout for the tools to help me. Essential tools (workbooks, reading books, media and cards) from the fanciest bookstore to dollar stores, has been explored. Brands like Leap Frog, Kumon and Hooked On Phonics have always been highly regarded....
    by at October 21st, 2008 at 04:10 pm
  • Potato Head
    Tweet What do you get when you give Miss J a Potato Head to make? A hard-hat wearing, handbag carrying, lipstick wearing, moustache sporting Potato Head.
    by at October 21st, 2008 at 05:10 am
  • What Will You Be When You Grow Up?
    Tweet My 3 year and I were reading Dora’s “What will you be when you grow up?” book and we were looking at the various options. There were many choices to be made, like a train driver, a doctor, a clown, a musician etc. I looked at her and asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up, and the answer she gave totally surprised me. She said...
    by at October 17th, 2008 at 09:10 pm
  • When Did I Become A "Maybe"?
    Tweet I was just rsvp’ing for one of the several events, and I realized I have become a “Maybe” girl. I hate the “Maybe” option in invites and I hate it even more when people RSVP “Maybe” for my events. I guess the more frustrating thing is that I am really rsvp’ing “No” and I click on “Maybe” in...
    by at October 17th, 2008 at 08:10 pm
  • Blog Action Day – Poverty
    Tweet It is supposed to be Blog Action Day today dedicated to the issue of “poverty”. It is a day when when bloggers commit to write about and bring awareness to poverty. The thought of being poor, or financial stress has been on our mind lately, since my husband just lost his job. Being poor is not something that scares me, since I am of the attitude “been...
    by at October 15th, 2008 at 08:10 pm
  • The Best Things In Life Are Free!
    Tweet “The best things in life are free.” is a statement made commonly by my husband, me thinks he says that to curb the spending. This time I have to take him up on it since our purse strings are a little (did I say little? I meant a lot) tighter than usual. I normally roll my eyes when he starts on about appreciating what’s in front of you, and just...
    by at October 14th, 2008 at 07:10 pm