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  • Mommy Niri’s Holiday Guide 2009
    Tweet Well, this is the 1st Holiday Guide of Mommy Niri. I have been back and forth about whether to create a guide this year or not but eventually caved in to how valuable it would be. This list would be a growing list with a mixture of some stuff that I have already...
    by at November 14th, 2009 at 07:11 pm
  • Chef George Duran Teams Up with Hunt’s (2 Winners)!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!! Congratulations Lauralee and Divinia! If you have read my post Passing On My Prejudices, you would know I have thing about tomatoes. I don’t ever eat them directly but I love the taste they bring to food so I try to disguise the texture....
    by at November 13th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Big Annoying Things Little Kids Do!
    Tweet I know that even though you are all caught up in the chaos of the day you are now ready to relax as you get to your (hopefully) favorite part of your day reading the weekly dose of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series. Yes, I love my kids and I know that you do too, but...
    by at November 13th, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Be Thankful Of Today And Win The Rwandan Peace Basket #path2peace
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!! Congratulations Cheryl! Thanksgiving is coming up so that means 2 things for most people: Turkey and also Black Friday. Not to take away anything from tradition, I respect that but Thanksgiving is also a great time to reflect. I have to admit...
    by at November 12th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • Children Succeed Autistic Games: Step Into Conversation
    Tweet Back in April, when I heard it was Autism month, I published several posts on Autism, including a post with Children Succeed, the makers of several games geared towards kids with autism. Since then I have received so much of requests for more information and being...
    by at November 9th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Mommy Niri’s Chai!
    Tweet If you are a tweeter or actually know me in real life you will know there are a few things I will trade my soul for and a good chai, make that a good masala chai is one of them. Firstly let me clear some (funny and) ridiculous notions about chai out there. “Chai”...
    by at November 8th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Stop And Shop Shares Holiday Tips At Annual Blogger Brunch!
    Tweet Since I had vague memories of last year’s luncheon with Stop & Shop, I made a promise that this year I would relax more. My older child finishes school by 10:30am (I know too early for me too) so I took her straight from her pre-school along with my feisty...
    by at November 8th, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Mommy Niri Attends The “See Mom Run” Book Tour!
    Tweet I had always admired Beth Feldman (known as @rolemommy which is her twitter handle) and had finally had the opportunity at the Jillian Michaels wii launch in New York. I was over the moon when I found out she would be in Boston for the Boston leg of the See Mom Run...
    by at November 7th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Annoying Things When I’m In The Driving Seat!
    Tweet Hey, there, are you new to the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series? If yes then welcome and thanks for stopping by but if you are a regular, then you already got that look plastered on the face and ready to get going. One of my pet peeves is all the rocking drama that happens...
    by at November 6th, 2009 at 07:11 pm
  • Got Holiday Cards? Win A $25 Gift Card To Tiny Prints!
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Tonya! While I was attending the Blogalicious conference, where I was also speaking, I managed to attend the cupcake suite party held by the Clever Girls Collective (trust me that name is well suited to these smart and sassy gals)....
    by at November 5th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • Listen To Mommy Niri Live 11/5/09 9pm EST!
    Tweet While at Blogalicious I met the wonderful Ananda Leeke of the Sisterhood Blog Talk Radio. I never did get around to the video interview that she was conducting, somehow I hate watching me in videos, so we are doing a live radio interview. You will join me, right?
    by at November 4th, 2009 at 07:11 pm
  • It’s In The Bag!
    Tweet The journey has been long and pretty broken. I am not a handbag girl, or for that matter an accessory girl. Truth is I am no slave to fashion, heck it barely even makes a visit to my closet. Speaking of my closet it is a mixture of maternity clothing (yes my youngest...
    by at November 2nd, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Miss Brittany’s Organic Preschool Fun Dough
    Tweet The holidays are fast approaching and as much as the food and festivities come to mind, also that huge sigh when you think of all those presents you need to buy. Since I can’t help too much with the cost of the gifts, well maybe a little as I promise some...
    by at November 1st, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Moxie Girlz Dolls Are Hip, Happening And In Various Hues!
    Tweet While at BlogHer in Chicago I received the Moxie Girlz Doll. Later I found that there were some Moxie Girlz dolls of color. That piqued my interest and I received one of color to review. The fact that there are so few options for dolls of color and having 2 little...
    by at November 1st, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Signs You Are Getting Old(er)!
    Tweet That time of the week again, yup the one you have been waiting for. As usual I am late so maybe you may be reading this over Saturday morning’s coffee, if so take it slow.  This week’s chapter of Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 series is (unfortunately)...
    by at October 30th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Win Author Eileen Goudge’s “Once in a Blue Moon” And “Woman in Red”!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations May I was recently approached by One2One network to review a book by Eileen Goudge, the New York Times Bestselling author of “Woman in Red“. Books are the toughest to review since they take time, though reading is a big...
    by at October 29th, 2009 at 07:10 pm
  • Blogalicious And The Sisterhood Of The Blogging Ladies!
    Tweet Photo by Carol Cain, NYCityMama.com This is just another post that is way overdue but for my personal diary of blogging I wanted to write it. Blogalicious 09 was the inaugural conference of the MamaLaw media group to create a conference for women of color. I was...
    by at October 28th, 2009 at 09:10 pm
  • Benjamin Moore Natura Paint
    Tweet While mommy was away, I was holding down the fort. In came the opportunity to see Benjamin Moore’s Natura Paint at the Natick Mall. So, I decided to cover the event for Mommy Niri with a borrowed camera and leaving the kids with my friend. Well, it was one...
    by at October 25th, 2009 at 09:10 pm
  • Mommy Niri Surprises Yet Another Teacher With Office Supplies #omx
    Tweet You already know that Mommy Niri is an Office Max “Max Mom” and you would have seen the contest for $100 for nominating a teacher, and even watched as I surprised a teacher with the Office Max guys with $1000 worth of supplies (this was one of 1000 schools...
    by at October 24th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • The Ninja Master Prep Has Found A Place In My Kitchen!
    Tweet I should rather say “counter”, and that is a true honor in itself. The truth is the moment my oldest became a toddler I somehow lost counter space in my home. No matter what I did the counters became cluttered, though I salvaged some space for a laptop,...
    by at October 24th, 2009 at 07:10 pm
  • A Visit To The Circus!
    Tweet This past week we went to the opening night at the Ringling Bros And Barnum and Bailey circus courtesy of Mom Central (be sure to use the coupon MOM to get discount tickets) and the Feld Entertainment group. I was highly anxious about taking my kids to the circus....
    by at October 24th, 2009 at 05:10 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Reasons I Have No Chance For Mom Of The Year Award!
    Tweet Ok, so I never pretend to have it all together. In fact when I started the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series I did with so with resolutions for the year, knowing I had to get my act in gear. It is no surprise that the year is almost done (what do you mean it is only October,...
    by at October 23rd, 2009 at 09:10 pm
  • Win The “O” Bracelet! #path2peace
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!!! Congratulations Laura! You would have read about Mommy Niri being a Macy’s Path To Peace Ambassador and I am sure you have been ogling my fabulous bracelet. Well I love my readers and while I won’t share my bracelet, yes that same...
    by at October 22nd, 2009 at 07:10 pm
  • Why I’m Proud To Be A Macy’s Path To Peace Ambassador! #path2peace
    Tweet When I received an invitation to be an ambassador for the Macy’s Path To Peace program I had barely read the entire mail before I said yes. My plate is actually full, and then some, but this project was too close to my heart to say no to. What is the Macy’s...
    by at October 22nd, 2009 at 07:10 pm
  • Win Gerber Graduates Smart Sips Drink And BackPack
    Tweet ** CONTEST CLOSED ** Congratulations Clarissa Neiding & Jovita Cantu Nutritional drink for kids? There are so many in the market today that you can’t even count them. A quick search on Google for “kids nutritional drinks” returns 20 million...
    by at October 21st, 2009 at 09:10 pm
  • Chat With William Lynch, President Of BN.com About Launch Of Nook
    Tweet While Wal-Mart and Amazon (and now Target) are slugging out for the top 10 best sellers for lowest prices (so far at $8.99), Barnes & Noble announced Nook, the Wireless eBook Reader. Just a few months after announcing their Free eReader app, BN surprised everyone...
    by at October 21st, 2009 at 07:10 am
  • Win GRiPPiES No-Slip Run-Resistant Tights (2 winners)
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Lisa and Susan! Contest Closed!!! You know how you always want you kiddo’s tootsies to be covered but have seen them fall as the socks skid on the non carpeted floors? Yes, some socks do have those non-skid surfaces but truth...
    by at October 20th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Win “Testing The Ice” Book with Kid’s hat, gloves and scarf set (5 winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Amy (book and hat, gloves and scarf set) and book winners Diane, Andria, Erica, Carol Two-time Caldecott Honor Book artist Kadir Nelson has been charged with creating memorable paintings that capture the essence of one of America’s...
    by at October 19th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • My Dear Blogger Friends: Be Nice!
    Tweet I have been keeping my nose to the grindstone and pumping out posts trying hard to keep my content fresh barely lifting my head up to breathe. When I do manage to get out to tweet I see the parties I am missing yet I know I have commitments to post so I do. Maybe...
    by at October 19th, 2009 at 04:10 pm
  • Will You Stay?
    Tweet This post has moved to: http://www.thepapapost.com/will-you-stay/
    by at October 18th, 2009 at 10:10 pm
  • Win A Temple Touch Thermometer!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kristi! The types of thermometers out there are big and everyone has their favorite. Growing up we just used the old mercury ones and I was glad to see them phased out. When we were expecting a baby we considered various ones but...
    by at October 18th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • What Is It About The Holidays That Make you Miss Home?
    Tweet Yesterday was Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. You may have never heard about it and I certainly would not blame you. Heck if it was not for Facebook and connected to friends and family back home I may have forgotten it. That is pretty sad, isn’t it?...
    by at October 18th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Ice Age 3 Dawn Of The Dinosaurs DVD Scrat Pack (3 winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations John, Angela and Gina! It seems like yesterday that Ice Age was released, right? Can you believe October 27th Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs releases? Well I received a screener copy of the movie so I know it is indeed very real....
    by at October 17th, 2009 at 09:10 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Positive Things That Arise When The Chips Are Down!
    Tweet Friday seems to roll around all too often, especially when you commit to write a Friday 5 post every week. In fact I recall when I decided to start the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series hubby thought it would be too much to write and I rebelled and started it anyway. I...
    by at October 16th, 2009 at 09:10 pm
  • Type A Mom Conference Brings Bloggers Unplugged!
    Tweet I am so overdue for a post that I almost felt like I should skip it, I mean how embarrassing is it that it is almost a month before I am publishing this? Nevertheless I decided it was worth digging my head out of the sand of shame to share my experiences. Firstly...
    by at October 16th, 2009 at 07:10 pm