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  • Free Haircuts For Kids All August At JC Penney!
    Tweet There are some things I am very excited to share with my friends because I know we are all looking for bargains. So even though JC Penney decided to sponsor this post, I would love sharing it anyway. Look, school is upon us (I know, right) and though you are so wrapped up in back-to-school shopping there is something else you need to get to. Sure, during summer...
    by at August 1st, 2012 at 08:08 am
  • Speaking To Gymnast Nastia Liukin, And The Fisher Price Fantastic Gymnastics Dora doll! (Giveaway)
    Tweet So if you are not on the Mommy Niri Facebook page or have not noticed that little badge on my sidebar, you may not have realized that I am a Fisher Price play ambassador. I know! I am pretty psyched too. I had a little visit to their head office in East Aurora, New York. Don’t worry, I will be writing about that soon, but tonight is the Olympics opening...
    by at July 27th, 2012 at 09:07 pm
  • When I Was Your Age…
    Tweet Ever since I wrote that post on Mother’s Day I have been thinking of my mom and home. In fact even writing this post makes me all queasy inside. Of course that may have something to do with the fact that I woke up at 4am with 2 hours of sleep peppered with mommy duty interruptions to take a flight. Or maybe not. In between playing mom taxi to therapy, errands...
    by at July 25th, 2012 at 08:07 pm
  • Bookworm Wednesday! Catch A Free Movie In Exchange For A Book Review!
    Tweet I will keep this short. I like movies. I like free movies. I like books. I like my kids reading books. I like rewarding my kids. I like movies (did I say that already?). Showcase cinemas has this fab program which started last week but hey, this girl takes a break too, and continues until August 8th.   Here’s the scoop: Every Wednesday morning at 10:00...
    by at July 17th, 2012 at 09:07 pm
  • Spiderman And Kelloggs: A Heroic Start To The Day!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Janice! When two things I love meet, it just seems right. I am a movie girl and though I have yet to see The Amazing Spiderman, it earmarked for me to get to it. I am not a huge superhero girl, but Spiderman is my guy, or superhero I should say. We all know that movies can be pricey and I love when amazing brands offer deals that...
    by at July 17th, 2012 at 09:07 pm
  • How To Train Your Dragon Live: The VIP Way!
    Tweet Earlier I posted about the show How To Train Your Dragon. Since I was provided “Hero’s Welcome” VIP tickets for my family, I wanted to share with you my experience in case you wanted to explore that ticket option for the show in your city. The Parking! Honestly living in Boston I sometimes decide to attend or not attend an event based on the...
    by at July 16th, 2012 at 10:07 pm
  • Are You Getting The Full Picture?
    Tweet You may have noticed that things around here don’t seem as busy as usual. That has nothing to do with having nothing to share with you but more about a mixture of timing and focus. I do want to share the latest and greatest in everything from happenings to products but I also miss the stories. In an aim to really give you content which is amazing I am scaling...
    by at July 12th, 2012 at 08:07 pm
  • A Chat With John Leguizamo About Ice Age: Continental Drift, And More!
    Tweet Earlier I was invited to a press event with John Leguizamo and Queen Latifah in LA. It happened to be the day before I was hosting a joint birthday party for my kids. I said yes at first (sucker for the Queen – and the only Queen I am a fan of) and even had the nod of a wonderfully supportive husband who naturally thinks I am crazy and loves me anyway . Then...
    by at July 12th, 2012 at 08:07 am
  • It is not everyday that you learn baseball from the Red Sox coach at Fenway Park!
    Tweet Last year I was invited to be part of the CVS Caremark All Kids Can program, sadly my daughter fell ill so it fell through. This year though I was excited to be part of it. As a mom to a kid with Autism, I knew that this program was close to my heart.   What is the CVS Caremark All Kids Can Program ? (this from CVS Caremark) Kids come in all shapes, sizes and...
    by at July 9th, 2012 at 09:07 pm
  • My thoughts on Brave, The Disney/Pixar movie!
    Tweet So by now you would have watched the movie Brave and if you have not, what are you waiting for? I have to admit I am a sucker for movies and if it is kid-friendly then all the better because it means I can share the big theater experience with my family. Movies beyond their age is relegated to watch-on-the-small-screen section. Needless to say I am a huge fan of...
    by at July 9th, 2012 at 07:07 am
  • Physics Of Roller Coasters At Six Flags!
    Tweet This was already posted at Dads Do Good but am posting here to make sure my amazing readers do not miss on this amazing opportunity. Dads do Good is an amazing community where they try to mix bonding, fun and learning. They hosted an amazing Math is Fun event earlier with Houghton Mifflin and everyone is welcome, not just dads. How cool would it be to learn Physics...
    by at July 7th, 2012 at 06:07 am
  • The How To Train Your Dragon Live Show hits Boston! (Discount code)
    Tweet I still remember the 1st time watching How to Train Your Dragon: it was ridiculously late yet I took the kids, because I was dying to watch it. I love watching movies with my kids but I also love movies to appeal to the adventure side in me. I mean with names like “Hiccup” and “Toothless” you know there is so to be good entertainment. On...
    by at July 2nd, 2012 at 08:07 am
  • Speaking To Mom Of Jordyn Wieber, USA Olympic Hopeful!
    Tweet While I was in Chula Vista, the USA training grounds for the Olympics, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to see several Olympic hopefuls as they trained. Kelloggs is sponsoring several Olympic hopefuls and the thing that I love immensely about Kelloggs is that in keeping with their moto of “great starts” they are showcasing these athletes...
    by at June 27th, 2012 at 08:06 pm
  • Lego Brick Separator
    Tweet I am having a Lego party for my girls this Sunday. Though I am not a crafty person and have no patience for it, Pinterest has helped me plenty to save some face. I will be posting about it later so watch this space. Anyway I was in the Lego store in the mall and happened upon this lil tool called “Lego brick separator“. I was baffled and amazed. The...
    by at June 25th, 2012 at 07:06 pm
  • Summer Reading Gets Easier With PBS!
    Tweet If you are a frequent reader at my blog you will know how strongly I feel about education. When PBS asks if I want to host a summer reading party, I get giddy just thinking about it. What toys are in most houses is what books are in mine. In fact hubby and I cleared out the basement and I finally had to say goodbye to several boxes of books, but fear not as they...
    by at June 19th, 2012 at 08:06 pm
  • The Definition Of A Dad!
    Tweet When I was around 14 years I remembered a friend asking me if I missed my dad, who had died a year ago. I took a split-second to reply that I missed having a dad. She misunderstood it to mean I missed my dad so I quickly corrected her that I missed the concept of a dad, but not mine. You know those romanticized images that movies help to instil (take me fishing,...
    by at June 16th, 2012 at 06:06 am
  • CSI skills to solve the mystery, the kiddie way!
    Tweet I have always been a huge fan of iRobot so when they invited me for a special press day to talk about the launch of Science From Scientists, without hearing the details, I said yes! Although the invite included details, which I later had to scramble and read to catch the “who’s that?”, the geek in me says yes to anything in the STEM field. So...
    by at May 30th, 2012 at 09:05 pm
  • Fun Free Attractions Every Friday In Massachusetts!
    Tweet You know what’s coming up, don’t you? Summer vacation and you know what that means? Yes, you need to supply the oodles of fun to make the summer memorable. Trips to attractions are fun yet can sometimes end up being quite costly. I don’t normally share happenings around Boston because I think there are plenty of sites that do a decent job with...
    by at May 29th, 2012 at 07:05 pm
  • Disney Pixar Summer Movie Weekend (May 25-28) At AMC Theaters!
    Tweet I just spotted this and had to share. 4 of Disney Pixar classic movies will be screened this Memorial weekend exclusively at AMC theaters. The $6 tickets are sure to run out so I would pre-order them. Also note that these are shown at select theaters so you may want to take a look at the participating theaters. The 4 movies are: Wall-E, Up, Ratatouille, Toy Story...
    by at May 24th, 2012 at 07:05 pm
  • Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long!
    Tweet This will be the 3rd year that I will be signing up for the “Kids Bowl Free” program. Last year I could totally see how much my kids learned from the year before and truthfully I love seeing how much they develop their skills.  What I totally love is that kids get to bowl free and for a mere $24.95 the adults can join in with a family pass (not necessary...
    by at May 24th, 2012 at 07:05 pm
  • To (Junie) B (Jones) Or Not To (Junie) B (Jones)?
    Tweet I have had a love-hate relationship with Junie B. Jone’s book.  I have early readers in my home (and I mean REALLY early readers) but not necessarily lovers of reading. My oldest kid dislikes the time it takes her from her play time and that amazes me since she is an incredibly good reader. We are a PBS home, I mean really. I am THAT parent who firmly believes...
    by at May 22nd, 2012 at 08:05 pm
  • Social Media 101 For Social Good Breakfast In Boston (5/24/12)!
    Tweet When the wonderful folks wanted to partner over with me to host a small class over breakfast, there was no way I would say NO. Eventbrite is my go to invitation handling for events and I was excited to partner with them. The bonus: teaching a class of social media to non-profit organizations. So if you know any non-profits in the Boston area, I will be holding...
    by at May 21st, 2012 at 07:05 pm
  • Speaking At She Streams Conference!
    Tweet A few weeks ago I headed to Fort Lauderdale in Florida to speak at a conference called She Streams. I had never been to it before but had heard many a wonderful thing from the 1st one held last year. Besides Maria Bailey, the founder of the conference, has been known to grab some of the most entrepreneurial of minds for her events. Though I was issued an ultimatum...
    by at May 21st, 2012 at 09:05 am
  • A Gem Of A Teacher!
    Tweet When we bought our home, it was based on the most we could afford but with as close to Boston as possible. I had never even heard of our town before then. Our neighbors said it was a great place for kids, hubby and I just wanted enough parking for our friends and a backyard to host them in. Fast forward a year or so and we found it to be true that our circle peppered...
    by at May 19th, 2012 at 04:05 am
  • Got 3 Minutes? Download Free Copy of eBook And Get Clorox Coupon!
    Tweet You remember when I asked you what you would do if you had 3 minutes some time earlier? Well it seems like you guys, and several more moms had so many brilliant ideas that we actually now have a book. So while I know we have a gazillion ideas and just not enough time to do those things in, I have at many a moment been stumped as to what to do when I actually got...
    by at May 17th, 2012 at 05:05 pm
  • Hey Kiddo, Meet Archie!
    Tweet Did you comics as a kid? I did and though my teacher raised her eyebrows at me considering the shortened words and peppered slang not good reading material, they were the sprinkles to my ice-cream. I was a last-minute study kind of girl, and I still thrive on deadlines, but since I was wicked smart I did well each time. I remember studying for my matric examination,...
    by at May 16th, 2012 at 08:05 am
  • Kidz Bop Ultimate Hits!
    Tweet For a long time I have been extra careful about exposure to the music pumped out today. If you scrutinize the lyrics you could forgive this mama for that. Of course deciphering the lyrics itself is a mighty task on its own and was a reason I considered to just let it be. Then I realized kids seem to have the natural ability to unlock the words that frankly sounded...
    by at May 15th, 2012 at 08:05 am
  • Stocked on Summer dresses yet?
    Tweet I have bare minimum staples that I rely on, especially in winter. Jeans seems to be the order of the day and if you find one that fits you perfectly, it is worth its weight in gold. But nothing screams summer like a summer dress. Now since I grew up in South Africa in Durban which is on the beach and we had tropical weather (I know, you hate me right?) dresses...
    by at May 14th, 2012 at 09:05 am
  • Hey Mom, I Miss You!
    Tweet Dear Mom, For several years after you passed away I hated Mother’s Day. I know I should not, but every time I saw people go on about Mother’s Day it bothered me and reminded me that I did not have a mom (or a dad for that matter). I would not cry, to do so would be to embrace the pain. I found distraction a much better vice. Then 7 years ago I became...
    by at May 13th, 2012 at 05:05 am
  • What My Blogging Friends Want This Mother’s Day!
    Tweet     Two years ago I did a What Mom Bloggers want for Mother’s Day  post and it was so fun to not only write but to read it, I decided to do it again this year. Stacie (Divine Miss Mommy) Grey Goose Vodka,  something to give me fresh orange juice (where I would put my vodka) and for juicing in general – I have wanted one for a while, and...
    by at May 12th, 2012 at 07:05 pm
  • Archery Lessons From An Olympic hopeful (Jake Kaminski)? Why yes, I did!
    Tweet Seriously I did! There is so much to talk about my trip to Chula Vista that I have done what most overwhelmed and excited people do: Nothing! Not knowing where to start and where to end and wondering whether these posts could even begin to capture my emotions and even being a blogger, I fear my words may fail me and not do proper justice to what was an amazing...
    by at May 12th, 2012 at 05:05 am
  • It Is Mango Season, Are You Ready?
    Tweet That sounded way better than “It is bikini season” right? Of course eating a mango has got to be one of the least stressful activities one can do this summer. I grew up eating mangos, I mean tons and tons of mangos (no exaggeration) at all. I had them ri, I had them green, I had them spiced, sliced and diced. Mango season was a huge deal for us back...
    by at May 11th, 2012 at 07:05 pm
  • Win A Gift Basket And Gift Card From Stop & Shop
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Monica! Yeah, I kinda just realized that I have not had any contest for my fellow moms for Mother’s Day and I have been traveling crazily. I honestly am struggling so much with keeping up I toyed with getting an intern, but you kinda need to pay them so that idea fell through the cracks. Anyway I am planning several offline...
    by at May 9th, 2012 at 06:05 pm
  • Tweet To Win A Prize For Mom From Verizon!
    Tweet Moms rock! I don’t care if you think that is biased or not! Whatever, they do. I love my husband to bits but mama is mama to the kids (and he is one heck of a dad to his girls too). So I wallow in the whole it is my day kind of thing. Some people have birthdays, I have Mother’s Day. Well maybe I should be clearer as to why. Hubby and I share the same...
    by at May 9th, 2012 at 06:05 pm
  • Tide Pods! Have You Tried Them Yet?
    Tweet You know how people are like obsessed with brands for laundry, well not me – well at least not the old me. I remember just trying whatever was on sale or scent I liked. When I did eventually try Tide, I fell in love. Not one to acknowledge totally I just used it quietly, but whenever I ran out, can you guess which brand I reached out for automatically? That’s...
    by at May 8th, 2012 at 07:05 pm