Recent Articles

  • 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
  • Let’s Not Forget About Haiti!
    Tweet This week fellow Heart For Haiti Ambassador Sarah and I were on a talk show with Ananda from Digital Sisterhood to talk about about the Heart For Haiti campaign (you can listen to the podcast below) . Sarah is an amazing person, who in spite of not being impacted...
    by at January 20th, 2011 at 02:01 pm
  • Travels Bring Sweet Memories No-One Can Take Away!
    Tweet I love travel. Did I say love? I meant love, love, love – with a capital L travel. If I had oodles of money it would NOT sit in a bank (I can see hubby already getting antsy reading that) but spent on travel. The guys over at Traveling Mom gave me the opportunity...
    by at January 19th, 2011 at 09:01 am
  • Win A BuddyCam Starter Pack (Webcam, Earbuds and more)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Mandala! Do you love Skype? If you did you would. There are so many tales I could share with you about Skype. Like when my sisters in SouthAfrica saw their nieces for the first time over Skype. Or the time my friend celebrated her...
    by at January 18th, 2011 at 09:01 pm
  • So You Know That Kiddo Who Had Her Cast Removed Last Friday?
    Tweet Yes, the same 3 year old kid that sported that cast for 3 weeks – all during Christmas and New Years. I was counting down the days to the cast being removed so that I could at least put on a winter jacket that would fit, after already forgoing any events that...
    by at January 16th, 2011 at 10:01 pm
  • What’s The Tooth Fairy’s Going Rate?
    Tweet I did not care for learning anything about the Tooth Fairy – we had no concept of this growing up and somehow in my head my kids seemed to young to be losing their baby teeth. Then during breakfast on Sunday (I think) she mentioned her tooth was loose (a little...
    by at January 5th, 2011 at 01:01 pm
  • Getting Back To Reading Magazines! – Win A NOOKColor!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jennifer J. Magazines! I used to read them. Really I did. In fact I used to subscribe to several and then spent countless hours again on ones that I did not subscribe to reading in the Barnes And Noble café area. Then a kid came...
    by at January 3rd, 2011 at 09:01 pm
  • Happy New Year From Mommy Niri!
    Tweet . Here’s wishing you health and happiness in 2011!
    by at December 31st, 2010 at 12:12 am
  • 2010 – What A Year!
    Tweet It is almost 2011! I meant to write something meaningful about what this year meant to me but I cannot catch my breath. So I am just going to list some of my highlights. You will have to click on all the links to read the details of each further. I just needed to...
    by at December 31st, 2010 at 12:12 am
  • Did I Ever Mention That Red Carpet Event With Katie Holmes, Jennifer Garner And More?
    Tweet I didn’t? Well that is what you get for sitting on a good story for so long. Honda, who had earlier called us in to their Honda Odyssey 2011 launch in San Diego was a sponsor for the Variety Magazine Power Of Women awards. Yes awards to celebrities for their...
    by at December 30th, 2010 at 12:12 am
  • So Can A Toyota Driver Love The New (2011) Honda Odyssey?
    Tweet To be clear not just a Toyota driver, but a Toyota lover! Yeah – that would be a tough audience. So during late summer I attended a media event in San Diego to celebrate the launch of the 2011 Honda Odyssey. Before you get all “Mommy Niri, was that not...
    by at December 29th, 2010 at 11:12 pm
  • The Break I Needed, And The Break I Got!
    Tweet So just over a week my daughter cried hysterically about her arm, and I just thought she hurt it. So a little ointment and some massaging and she eventually fell asleep. The next morning she cried a bit but I did not heed anything to it. Hubby insisted to take her...
    by at December 29th, 2010 at 09:12 pm
  • Last Chance To Win $50 SWAGGift!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Brooke! I have been going on about the awesome SWAGG app for a month now and today I am giving you another chance to win $50 in SWAGG money (that’s 4 weeks of prizes) so your odds have been pretty good. You know a card that handles...
    by at December 29th, 2010 at 12:12 am