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  • The Fresh Diet! Yes, It Exists!
    Tweet I have tried several diets and my biggest beef with most, even those that work, is that the focus remains on calories and not freshness. Even if something is 0 or 20 calories but looks like a freeze-dried, processed rice cake. I have been trying to go a bit more natural in the food we eat so have been reluctant to try regular diets. When I was asked if I wanted...
    by at March 16th, 2012 at 09:03 am
  • LoobaLee, A Site To Buy And Sell Used Children’s Clothing, For Free!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!   Congratulations Desiree! If someone told me how expensive it was to have kids, I would have attributed most of the cost to be health costs etc but would never have imagined that clothing would cost an arm and a leg. Of course the fact that I have 2 adorable girls makes it even more difficult as clothing for girls are even more difficult to...
    by at March 16th, 2012 at 08:03 am
  • Stop The Online Hate. Just Stop It!
    Tweet It is 5:30am and I should be sleeping, especially since we have been dealing with the a bug from hell in this home that captured my entire family with fevers. Mama is exhausted with whiny kids (more than usual when they are sick) when she herself feels sick but I needed to write this post. I should have written this post 3 years ago, and truthfully at times I did...
    by at March 15th, 2012 at 03:03 am
  • Get Free Starbuck’s Coffee Grounds For Your Garden!
    Tweet Not that I needed another reason to love my Starbucks, but come Spring and their huge bags of coffee grounds are a welcome sight for these winter weary eyes. It is said that these coffee grounds provide nutrients to your garden and I just love that they are free. What a wonderful way to recycle coffee grounds. My favorite part? Is the coffee smell in my garden.
    by at March 12th, 2012 at 08:03 pm
  • Napa, And I!
    Tweet One day I was asked if I was interested to attend a trip to Napa with the Wine Sisterhood. I thought it was a ridiculous question. Does anyone say no to such an invitation? I sure wouldn’t! There has been a lot of craziness in my calendar which has meant that I have been looking super carefully at opportunities to see whether they make sense. That also means...
    by at March 11th, 2012 at 10:03 pm
  • While Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal, It Is More Important To Share It!
    Tweet     I have been a bit of a hypocrite until recently. I have been standing on my soap-box about breakfast being essential with my kids but have been always too much in a rush to actually sit down to eat it myself. I would not be able to focus if I knew any of my kids had not had the most important meal of the day:breakfast. Funnily enough I never gave...
    by at March 10th, 2012 at 07:03 pm
  • How Did He Do That?
    Tweet The typical scene when I get back from a media trip or conference that greets me is happy, but disheveled, children. My house is just simply disheveled (can a house be happy? home maybe? I digress). The load of guilt that is placed on me, by myself, compels me to do as much as I can before the trip, as in to make up for it. Blogging trips are hard, in that they...
    by at March 7th, 2012 at 09:03 pm
  • What Crazy Thing Have You Done To Get Your Kid To Eat? (Win $50 AmEx Card)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Happi! Come on, ‘fess up, I know you have done some crazy stuff to get your kiddo to eat. Admittedly I do this less now as being a short order cook has severely exhausted (and annoyed me) so unless they are sick, it is “eat what is in front of you or starve” on the menu. Of course I have my share of weird things...
    by at March 6th, 2012 at 09:03 am
  • Movie Review: The Lorax 3D. Go Watch It!
    Tweet I am going to sidestep the whole political debacle about this movie (and if you don’t know about it, then count your blessings that you can watch it peacefully) but I will say that I disagree with all the objections. Never thought I would see the day where a movie focusing on taking care of the environment would be made to look anything but noble. Now that...
    by at March 2nd, 2012 at 06:03 am
  • Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss: Watch The Cat in Hat-A-Thon March 2nd 2012! (Giveaway) #cithathon
    Tweet COntest closed! Congratulations Annie and Heather! The fact  that I am a die-hard fan of PBS makes me extra proud to share with you that I am a PBS Kids VIP – ambassador for 2012. Friday is the birthday of Dr. Seuss which has me giddy for ideas, but PBS has something special planned for that day too! We positively adore Cat in The Hat so I was excited to...
    by at March 1st, 2012 at 08:03 pm
  • Peanut Butter Cup Cake!
    Tweet My wonderful friend Meghan surprised her just as amazing husband Adam with a Peanut Butter Cup cake. Yes, this lady is a fabulous baker too. Anyway she was kind enough to let me post her recipe here. I am eager to try out the recipe soon too but could not wait to share this with you guys. Thank you Meghan for allowing us to share it here. Peanut Butter Cup cake Peanut...
    by at February 26th, 2012 at 11:02 pm
  • Exploring The Cranberry Harvesting Exhibit At Boston Children’s Museum!
    Tweet Whenever I write a post I am at my wit’s end whether to focus on pictures or the writing because as much as I love to concentrate on writing, I do believe a picture is worth a thousand words. So here is a short description from the museum site: Native Voices: New England Tribal Families January 28th – September 3, 2012 Don’t miss your chance to...
    by at February 22nd, 2012 at 10:02 pm
  • Ready To Whip Out Those Summer Sandals?
    Tweet I am a flip flop girl. I don’t do formal pretty shoes well. I finally have a pair of clogs I heart, a pair of sneakers I could live in and a pair of boots that don’t kill me. Sandals are relegated to the flip flop kind. Not really fancy but I have toyed with the idea of having “fancier” flip-flops but inevitably they are flip flops people...
    by at February 20th, 2012 at 04:02 pm
  • Winter Entertainment On Big Screen, Small Screen and No Screen!
    Tweet Felt a little guilty typing in that word “Winter” since I have not even donned any gloves so far even though I can almost spy Spring already. And feel free to ignore Phil and his predictions on Groundhog day, my gut feel is we are going to have a very mild winter. No regrets there as I am totally a summer girl but I feel bad for the folks in Seattle...
    by at February 17th, 2012 at 11:02 pm
  • Got A Meghan In Your Life? #hallmark
    Tweet Happy Valentine’s Day! It is a day of love and we normally think of the day dedicated to your partner. When you have kids you end up thinking of making their Valentine’s Day special. If there was ever a chance you could forget then the gazillion cards (ok 42) cards that you need to make is a reminder that it is all about the kids. If you think I am...
    by at February 14th, 2012 at 12:02 pm
  • Got Flowers? Win $50 Gift Card From ProFlowers For Valentine’s Day! (Discount Code Too)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Laurie! Chocolate? Check! Card? Check! Flowers? Oops! Well don’t worry I have you covered. What you say “Am I too late?” Well not if you order now. You could wait to win (I will send over a code to order) or be safe and smart and order using the discount coupon. I don’t know a single person who does not feel...
    by at February 7th, 2012 at 02:02 pm
  • The Gum For Bloggers, And Tweeters?
    Tweet So I was late for a pedicure, more on that whole saga later but I was eager to check out one of my favorite stores “Salt Water Works” and was sad to see it gone. I did find a few quaint stores and in one of them I stumbled on these there. How could I not get these being an avid blogger and tweeter?
    by at February 4th, 2012 at 10:02 am
  • Win Valentine’s Lindt Chocolate From CVS (5 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Tina, Veronica,Vickie, Michelle,  and Pam While I think of my local CVS as my in-between “grab what I need” store and consider them my one stop medication store, admittedly I never think of them as a Valentine’s store. Which is kind of silly because I do recall in between filling a prescription the decor reminding...
    by at January 30th, 2012 at 07:01 pm
  • Picture Perfect!
    Tweet When I was young, I used to chat with my mom that the guy I married had to be this, and this and that. My mom thought they were high demands and wished me luck finding the impossible. I disagreed. I felt that I was a pretty awesome catch myself and any guy who would be with me had better be that awesome too. My logic was clear, if I can be those things to him,...
    by at January 26th, 2012 at 12:01 pm
  • IKEA Family Card!
    Tweet On a family jaunt to DC – to speak at the Blogalicious conference we made our regular rest stop at IKEA. If you see me tweet or chat with me on Facebook you would know that I love all things IKEA. Anyway, I just wanted to share with you my lovely find: the IKEA Family card. There are several reasons I love it, except for the fact that it is free and obtained...
    by at January 24th, 2012 at 08:01 pm
  • Catch A Free Advanced Screening Of The Secret World Of Arrietty 28th January 2012! #Boston
    Tweet © 2010 GNDHDDTW © 2012 GNDHDDTW You know already how much I love watching movies with my family, which reminds me I have some discount tickets I better use before they expire,  but there are some movies we wait more anxiously than others.  The Secret World of Arriety comes from the same people who brought you amazing movies like Ponyo and Spirited Away. I was...
    by at January 24th, 2012 at 01:01 pm
  • Beauty And The Beast In 3D (Including Tangled Ever After)
    Tweet You know the story, at least you should. It is one of my most beloved tales from all the Disney characters. In fact my daughter spent a long time obsessed with Belle and I was ok with it considering Belle is probably one of the smartest and sassiest of the princesses. Plus I drew so many lessons from there for my kids: like not judging someone on their looks, reading,...
    by at January 23rd, 2012 at 07:01 pm
  • Want Some Privacy On Your iPad?
    Tweet I was at a friend’s place a few months ago when I saw her walking around with a tinted film. On asking her what that was, she said it was for privacy for her laptop. I was still wrapping my head around it and could not grasp what she meant by privacy. I had done my thesis in college on software security so all I could think of when someone say’s privacy...
    by at January 22nd, 2012 at 07:01 pm
  • And Their Ears Are Pierced…
    Tweet You would think this would be no big deal, except the crying bit would be a big deal for anyone, except we had none of that. Waoh, I guess I am jumping the gun and rambling here, so let me back up a bit. When we knew we were having a girl, all I could think of was dressing her (yeah generations of brainwashing with dolls in advertising kinda does that to a girl)...
    by at January 18th, 2012 at 06:01 pm
  • Tell AbleBanking Who’s Your Favorite Charity And They May Win $1000!
    Tweet You know me, I don’t do contests so there must be a darn good reason to be excited about sharing with you about something new, a contest by a bank. A bank. Before you go “oh, come on Mommy Niri, who gets excited about a bank?” on me, let me tell you about ableBanking. In an age where I feel pretty blase about the banks in this economy it would...
    by at January 17th, 2012 at 08:01 pm
  • Easy-To-Put-On Snow Boots For Kids!
    Tweet As if the fact that they are pricey and have a short life (as in the kid outgrows them, not that they wear out) were reasons enough to hate snow-boots, have you tried getting those things on your kids’ feet. Of course I personally wish my kid could get them on herself but the boots are normally so cumbersome and awkward to put on, it is a big pain to get...
    by at January 17th, 2012 at 12:01 pm
  • The New WebMD Baby App Launches! (Win an iPod Touch Valued at $200)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! I still remember being pregnant while I was an engineer and though there were few people I could share my excitement and fears with (engineering is just not rife with moms or even women for that matter) I delved into the online world. I ate up progress charts of what was going on inside me and could visualize the changes happening even if I could...
    by at January 14th, 2012 at 08:01 pm
  • Big Miracle And The Teen Impact Contest! (Win $50 Fandango Gift Card)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Rachel! Universal Pictures have given us some amazing movies so I await with much anticipation the upcoming movie Big Miracle launching February 13th 2012. They have partnered with the Huffington Post to bring to you an amazing contest. Normally you know I don’t blog about contests outside of MommyNiri.com but this was really...
    by at January 10th, 2012 at 11:01 pm
  • Naartjie Kids: Clothes For The Fashionable Kid!
    Tweet We were returning from a friend’s place and as you would have it a kiddo needed to use the bathroom, yeah life is never dull with kids, so we decided to stop by a mall. While there I realized I had some coupons expiring so I decided to use them to get some new clothes for the girls. I was also looking to get something snazzy especially for my 4 year old who...
    by at January 10th, 2012 at 09:01 pm
  • Clifford The Big Red Dog Live! #Boston (Discount And Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Karyl! If I told you about a big red dog and you knew you I meant, or if I spoke of Emily Elizabeth and you had the picture of a very specific girl then you are more likely familiar with Clifford The Big Red Dog. A beloved show from PBS (where the best children’s educational shows live) is now coming live to the Wilbur Theatre...
    by at January 5th, 2012 at 08:01 pm
  • My Twinn Doll: A Doll Just Like You!
    Tweet The thing about being a person of color and of a minority is that the chances of you getting a doll that looks like you is pretty remote. Of course regular dolls don’t look like everyone else but chances are pretty great of getting it pretty similar. We feel the same way when we are in a store selling personalized things like water bottles etc. Chances of...
    by at January 5th, 2012 at 09:01 am
  • Disney On Ice: Dare To Dream Hits #Boston! (Giveaway And Discount Code)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!   Congratulations Johanna H. You have barely caught your breath from having the kids over during the Christmas vacation and February vacation is again almost upon us. What’s that you say? It is only January? Well blink and see what happens. About the show: Get tangled up in the newest thrilling show to hit the ice, Disney On Ice presents...
    by at January 4th, 2012 at 06:01 pm
  • My Resolution To Release Pause!
    Tweet I could write about wanting to get in shape or about getting organized but I will not. Oh, not because I have mastered those things or don’t care about them anymore (my 30K unread emails are a testament to how much I still need help) but because I realized my life has been in somewhat of a “pause”  status. To be fair it is not a dead pause but...
    by at January 4th, 2012 at 11:01 am
  • 2012 Resolutions Around The Blogosphere!
    Tweet Love ‘em or hate ‘em you have to admit a New Year just smells better with new hopes and goals. Sure come end of January and you may break some of them but truth be told they will always be lingering on your mind. I personally just love the opportunity to start to think about what is important for me to start with. Something about a clean slate makes...
    by at January 2nd, 2012 at 01:01 pm
  • Peace In The New Year!
    Tweet   Wishing you and yours peace and happiness in the New Year!      
    by at December 31st, 2011 at 08:12 pm