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  • It Looks Like We Got Recycle And Re-Use (Somewhat), But What About Reduce?
    Tweet This is Earth Week and a perfect time for me to bring up a nagging thought I have had for ages. It is Spring time, well kind of in Boston (yeah we do everything different here) and with that comes Spring cleaning. You know what that means? Loads of those plastick-y...
    by at April 21st, 2011 at 11:04 am
  • Come Chat With Me Tonight About Autism!
    Tweet It is Autism month and about time I spoke about the topic closest to my heart. Want to join me: TONIGHT (21st April), at 9pm EST/7pm MST/6pm PST NI am going to host a live chat in the Mom It Forward Chat Room (http://momitforward.com/mom-it-forward-chat) talking...
    by at April 21st, 2011 at 07:04 am
  • Lowell Film Festival!
    Tweet photo credit Will May I have heard forever about the Lowell Film Festival throughout the years but sad to say that I have not yet made it to any (blame my travel schedule). This year I decided to post about it as an incentive to actually make a bigger  effort to...
    by at April 20th, 2011 at 10:04 pm
  • Blue Man Group Show In 2011 – iPhones, Music And More!
    Tweet I was invited to a press screening for Blue Man Group and after struggling to get parking and almost deciding to call it a day and head home, I parked on a parking garage roof on a pile of snow and prayed it would not melt before I got back. I am glad I did not head...
    by at April 17th, 2011 at 07:04 pm
  • WordWorld – Win The DVD and App!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Heather! I remember the first WordWorld on TV, it was right about the time that Super Why launched and I was excited. Now I don’t say that lightly, you have to understand both my hubby and I are staunch believers in education...
    by at April 16th, 2011 at 07:04 pm
  • Boston International Kids Film Festival!
    Tweet So my kids are off next week and I am thinking man it never felt like they needed a vacation with all those snow days right? But I got to take them somewhere, or the guilt angels will not be too kind so I was thrilled to know that the Boston International Kids Festival...
    by at April 13th, 2011 at 07:04 pm
  • Navigating Allergies At Camp, on Sleepovers and Playdates!
    Tweet So although my kids are not allergic, things like artificial food coloring etc is something highly on a red-flag status for me, especially for my child on the Autism Spectrum who it impacts a lot. The thing about allergies is that you think you have it under control,...
    by at April 11th, 2011 at 02:04 pm
  • Reasons Why Those Voting Contests (Still) Suck! And My Pledge To Not Support Them!
    Tweet When I originally wrote the 7 Ways To Annoy Your Friends in Social Media I skimmed over one of the points and it became obvious in the comments it was the most popular item. Most agreed but some still decided to try to justify its salient points. So I decided my...
    by at April 11th, 2011 at 08:04 am
  • Caillou – An Old Time Favorite! Check Out The New Toys!
    Tweet Caillou was one of the earliest watched shows in my home. The funny thing was most of my friends did not like Caillou and called him whiny and I wondered if they heard my kid recently. Anyway to me he was this regular kid who just resembled the regular family in...
    by at April 6th, 2011 at 09:04 am
  • Win A $50 TJ-Maxx Gift Card!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Emma! So earlier when I got to visit the special Spring line-up for TJ-Maxx I was so eager to do some changes at home. In fact when I mentioned it to the kind folks of TJ-Maxx they were keen to offer my readers a chance too.  Since...
    by at April 5th, 2011 at 08:04 am
  • 77Kids Adds Kiddie Fun In Newly Opened Stores!
    Tweet Yesterday I attended a store opening for 77Kids. I admitted to the kind folks over at 77Kids that I had never used their clothing on my 2 girls then stopped the moment I uttered those words. I totally had forgotten that when I took part in the 77Kids Do Good day...
    by at March 31st, 2011 at 10:03 am
  • Mars Needs Moms
    Tweet I attended a screening for the movie just before I went to Disney so needless to say this post is a little delayed. Firstly I loved what an amazing build up to the screening this was since the screening had a pre-celebration with Radio Disney, science crafts and...
    by at March 31st, 2011 at 08:03 am
  • Drinking Your Nutella?
    Tweet I was one of those late bloomers. I only tried Nutella a year ago, which would be a cardinal sin considering I am somewhat of a chocolate snob and a nut-oholic so Nutella should have been an obvious choice. Of course that totally meant I would miss it – which...
    by at March 28th, 2011 at 08:03 pm
  • 7 Ways To Annoy Your Friends In Social Media!
    Tweet Ok, I get it.The world is a smaller place thanks to social media, and I have more friends now than I ever did. This also means that because my friends (and family) read my blog it leaves little space for me to really blog about what’s on my mind without offending...
    by at March 28th, 2011 at 10:03 am
  • HOP Releases April 1st – Win A HOP Prize Pack!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Richa! There are few movies that you really look forward to see, and with children in tow the options become slimmer. Add to the mix the need for quality cinema and seriously you would need a fine tooth comb to find something. It...
    by at March 25th, 2011 at 11:03 am
  • Tangled: Win It On Blu-Ray + DVD!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kelly! So you know how much I love the movie Tangled if you saw my review on the screening some months back. Well the truth is we have gone back and watched it a few times since then. In fact I had to see a few bad movies to appreciate...
    by at March 15th, 2011 at 06:03 am
  • Tacky Tuesday: Spitting In Public!
    Tweet You know I announced the series Tacky Tuesday earlier today so here is one of my pet peeves.  Spitting in public.  I don’t care if you spit out the car window or while walking or whenever – it is gross and it makes me want to throw up seeing it. I don’t...
    by at March 15th, 2011 at 05:03 am
  • Tacky Tuesday!
    Tweet My Friday 5 series, when I launched MommyNiri.com was so popular but I could barely keep up. It has not died but gone into hibernation and will certainly resurface given the right, ahem, topic. I try not to be negative in my blog but have a right to whine somewhere....
    by at March 15th, 2011 at 05:03 am
  • Sometimes A Hotel Is The Destination!
    Tweet A few years ago I wanted a get-away. I wanted a road trip 4-5 hours away to get to a place I liked. Hubby, obviously, was not in agreement (surprise, surprise). He bemoaned the effort, and the expense, and the expense of the effort. Then he suggested a local hotel...
    by at March 13th, 2011 at 07:03 pm
  • TJ Maxx Serves Up Their Spring Collection!
    Tweet I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend a Spring collection showing from TJ Maxx and Marshalls. I have yet to spend the giftcard they kindly gave me after the event and when you see some of what they had on display you can see why it was confusing what to...
    by at March 8th, 2011 at 09:03 pm
  • Just Ask! Screenings For Breast and Ovarian Cancer Campaign! (Win A Flip Video Camera)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Aleksandra! Sometimes we feel helpless. We want to help but are not in a strong (financial) capacity to make donations. Then campaigns step in and offer to do it for you and it becomes easier. Say clicking a “like” button...
    by at March 8th, 2011 at 08:03 am
  • Seeking Social Good!
    Tweet Sometimes you get an invitation that changes everything. Attending an event where there is no showcasing a product, or expectations of blogging or tweeting about the event may be unheard of normally. In fact I actually chose not to tweet etc while at the event because...
    by at March 7th, 2011 at 08:03 pm
  • What A Week. What A Year. What A Blast!
    Tweet Have you missed me? I’ve missed me. It is not like I am ignoring you, seriously not. I have been cooking up some interesting stuff. Some I will let you in yet, and some in a bit (let’s just say the ideas are still simmering). Want to know what’s been going...
    by at March 4th, 2011 at 07:03 pm
  • Being A Left-handed Kid In A Right-handed World!
    Tweet When my 5 year old was born she tended to use her left hand. I have no idea why that concerned her dad so and I often caught him trying to “teach” her to use her right hand. Pediatricians warned that it takes a while to know since children flip between using...
    by at February 27th, 2011 at 10:02 pm
  • Join Me For A Virtual Breakfast!
    Tweet Want to do something easy to help kids? As easy as having breakfast maybe? How about taking a picture of your breakfast everyday? Still easy? Well that is exactly how easy it is to help kids get breakfast. In fact you can either share photos, text messages or even...
    by at February 22nd, 2011 at 11:02 pm
  • The Pop Secret Twitter Party!
    Tweet So you know that Pop Secret movie night I had? Well the rest of the Pop Secret moms had a blast at their parties, see for yourself in the video below. Don’t forget you can still enter the Pop Secret At Home Theatre Sweepstakes! Now for more excitement, this...
    by at February 21st, 2011 at 09:02 pm
  • Cooking With Kids – The Figidaire’s Kids’ Cooking Academy!
    Tweet You already know that I was part of the wonderful Frigidaire test drive program (yes my spanking new dishwasher) but did you know that Jennifer Garner teamed up with Frigidaire with their Kids’ Cooking Academy program. This is an online school that has daily...
    by at February 17th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Happy Valentine’s Day!
    Tweet Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s day. Yesterday I was supposed to travel to NYC to attend the 1st day of the Toy Fair and also another event hosted by Fisher Price. I had just been to NY on Saturday for a Hasbro/Playskool/Sesame Street event and had...
    by at February 14th, 2011 at 06:02 am
  • Win A $50 Visa Gift Card And Pop Secret Popcorn!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jaque! Recently I got to host a movie night courtesy of me being  a Pop Secret sponsored blogger. Shopping for Pop Secret popcorn was fun but seriously the main fun began when I popped those kernels. The home-style flavor was our...
    by at February 13th, 2011 at 08:02 pm
  • Disney’s Valentine Giveaway!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Christina I was beginning to just want to skip Valentine’s this year. The pressure of being sick, having my kids sick and then having to catch up (and then I travel again a few times this month. Then I get lists of kids we have to make cards...
    by at February 10th, 2011 at 09:02 pm
  • Living With Allergies!
    Tweet So this week I co-hosted a class on The Motherhood about allergies. While no-one has food allergies in my family the topic was one that would resound with anyone. My daughters grew up being vegetarians so that meant a lot of label reading. I am glad for that time...
    by at February 10th, 2011 at 08:02 pm
  • Madeline At The White House! (Giveaway – 3 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Veronica (book/doll/tea-set),  Jenn & Monica (book) I love good quality books. I swear today there are more books than I know what to do but good quality books are gems in themselves. Madeline books are always fun since they...
    by at February 7th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3 Giveaway and Discount (Boston TD Garden)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Nicole! Mommy Niri readers have to be the luckiest guys ever. They have been able to snag tickets to all recent Disney On Ice shows and now there is a new show in town. Disney On Ice: Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 is coming to...
    by at February 4th, 2011 at 03:02 pm
  • Cooking Connections Class!
    Tweet I’m co-hosting an upcoming class in the Web’s first-ever virtual cooking school, Cooking Connections, and I would love for all of you to join me!  Here’s what you need to know to participate: When: Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 1 p.m. ET Where: TheMotherhood – here...
    by at February 1st, 2011 at 05:02 pm
  • Conferences And The Other Dilemmas They Bring!
    Tweet I love planning for conferences. I love being alone on a flight. I love being able to shut the bathroom door in a hotel room (and if I am sharing a room I figure my room mate appreciates that too). I love making myself pretty (well as pretty as I know how to make...
    by at January 23rd, 2011 at 10:01 pm