Archive for the ‘PARENTING’

  • Only My Sister Can Mess My Puzzle…
    Tweet I needed to take my little one in for a checkup at the doctor and decided to allow her older sibling to have a “playdate”, sans mommy, with my neighbor’s kid. Interruption in thought here: When you are you a mommy to two kids, and at any point in time have just one with you, it feels like a mommy break. As much as a visit to a doctor is not...
    by at February 19th, 2009 at 06:02 pm
  • The Mommy Guilt
    Tweet While busy writing my resolutions at Mommy Niri, I realized that the whole mommy guilt issue deserved a whole topic of its own. Along with pressures we subject ourselves too, this guilt is by far the most personal. Trying at best to not give voice to most of our fears, as if once spoken they will morph in a life of their own. Already they play at the back of our...
    by at February 15th, 2009 at 06:02 am
  • Caring And Sharing Is More About Showing, Than Telling
    Tweet If you are an old hat (or a smarter new hat) at parenting you realize that telling your kid, until you are blue in the face, about sharing that toy just does not sink in. Of course that will not stop us from saying it, or getting frustrated when it is obviously ignored. Yes there are hundreds of classes that will allow your child to “mingle” with...
    by at February 10th, 2009 at 05:02 am
  • No Way Is My Son Pushing A Stroller!
    Tweet In a world that clearly has (different) expectations of boys and girls we are constantly bombarded by what is appropriate and what is not. The man interviewing a woman and thinking “I wonder if she can work late nights or has kid issues” did not just pick up those notions. How we are taught (by accident or intentional) from childhood certainly shapes the outlook...
    by at February 4th, 2009 at 08:02 pm
  • Valentine’s Gift Ideas…
    Tweet Messed up on the Birthday gift? Forgot the Anniversary? No problem, Valentines Day is here and if you plan well you may just redeem yourself. Does the thought of all that RED around Valentines Day drive you crazy? Do you hate feeling pressured by the commercialism surrounding it to actually force you do something, that you just want to do nothing? Well, instead...
    by at February 3rd, 2009 at 04:02 am
  • When Papa Gets Home…
    Tweet Ever noticed how the clock ticks slower when waiting for hubby to get home at the end of the day as the kids seem to experience the bewitching hour. You find it hard to hold back the irritation when he calls you much later than he was expected to leave, and says he is just starting to leave. When he says that he had important things to take care of at the office,...
    by at January 27th, 2009 at 05:01 pm
  • News Flash: Mommy Niri Featured In Local Kid’s Magazine
    Tweet What a way to start the New Year (I told you 2009 was going to be a great year for Mommy Niri), Mommy Niri featured in the local Parents and Kids publication in an article highlighting Mommy Bloggers and why they blog. The online copy can be found at Parent’s And Kid’s Magazine but here is a snapshot of the print publication. Check out your local...
    by at January 13th, 2009 at 05:01 am
  • Just When You Thought Nobody Was Paying Attention…
    Tweet This is me. Mommy Niri. Blogging in my own small world. Apart from a few friends here and there I barely know who is reading my blog. So imagine my surprise when I stumble across a (very kind) mention of Mommy Niri post on her resolutions at the “I spent my morning crying over spilled milk”. Yes, me. Can you believe it? It makes my day to know that...
    by at January 6th, 2009 at 09:01 pm
  • Farewell 2008! I Barely Got To Know You!
    Tweet 2008! When did that happen? What does it matter, it is almost over. Why is it I get this giddy feeling when a New Year approaches? Is it because I was never “friends” with the older year? Or maybe the older year has so many things that I never got done? It must be the bitter memories of all of those struggles that we seem to have encountered. Surely...
    by at December 30th, 2008 at 10:12 pm
  • Just Hug Him!
    Tweet With a snow storm in the forecast it was already going to be an adventurous day. After arriving home from a playdate and putting the younger child down for a nap I managed to somehow cut myself with a glass. Typical mom, instead of dealing with the injury, I was trying to sweep up the fragments so that my older daughter would not step onto any. Amidst all the chaos...
    by at December 22nd, 2008 at 08:12 am
  • Grant The Gift Of Reading!
    Tweet Speaking as a mom of early readers and an avid lover of reading (I only wish my reading list contained something other than children stories, but then again my music selection also suffers the same fate), I strongly believe in the importance of reading (the earlier the introduction to books the better). When my 3 year old daughter showed a keen interest in numbers...
    by at December 21st, 2008 at 05:12 pm
  • Too Busy To Be Busy?
    Tweet In a time when it is super cool to be busy and everyone is in a hurry, I have found the truly “busiest” people always have time. I cannot fathom why we now have games like UNO and Monopoly speed versions? What happened to board games just being something you play to relax and unwind? Where is everyone in a rush to get to anyhow? I used to be in the...
    by at December 10th, 2008 at 08:12 pm
  • 10,000 Steps For Mommy Niri!
    Tweet When the organizer of one of my Meetup groups sent out an email asking for a few more entrants to the 10,000 steps Challenge I ensured that I had waited until a sufficient amount of time had lapsed before I responded. I wanted to be interested but I was hoping she would say “Sorry all spots taken.” Alas, she did not and I committed to joining the crew...
    by at December 1st, 2008 at 08:12 pm
  • Preschool Preparation Panic
    Tweet The “back-to-school” sales prominently displayed all over sends jitters down my spine. No, not because it hails the end of summer (well that too) but it reminds me that my baby Miss J is going to start preschool in the fall. Having never been to daycare I worry immensely how would she cope without me, and even worse how would I cope without her. I...
    by at August 18th, 2008 at 08:08 am
  • What Not To Say To SAHM (Stay At Home Moms)
    Tweet I am at the junction of tip-toeing back into the workforce after an absence of 2.5 years and though I look forward to actually finishing a cup of tea (and one that has not been reheated for the 20th time), I do feel pretty passionate about my role as a SAHM (Stay At Home Mom). Before I get totally immersed in the working world I want to find a way to give voice...
    by at July 30th, 2008 at 07:07 am