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  • Meet Author, Mitali Perkins
    Tweet As I waited in the lobby waiting for the arrival of Mitali Perkins, I began to wonder what to expect. Here was already a successful, accomplished and award-winning writer so even if she had a chip on her shoulder I would have willfully ignored it. When I did...
    by at March 22nd, 2009 at 08:03 pm
  • Win An Autographed Copy Of The Book Rickshaw Girl, by Mitali Perkins
    Tweet Win an autographed copy of the book Rickshaw Girl, by Mitali Perkins. You can read more about this fascinating author at Meet Author, Mitali Perkins. Contest open only to USA and Canada residents. Look below for guidelines to enter. Contest closes on the 8th of...
    by at March 22nd, 2009 at 08:03 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Things I Never Thought I Would Hear Me Say!
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series, Mommy Niri delivers her next dose, albeit a little later this Friday than usual. Apologies to my ardent fans, just comment to let me know you enjoy the series. Here are 5 things I never thought I would hear myself say: ...
    by at March 20th, 2009 at 07:03 pm
  • Ultimate Blog Party 2009
    Tweet This is Mommy Niri’s 1st Ultimate Blog Party (March 20th – March 27th 2009), hosted by 5 Minutes For Mom, and it is perfect timing for the launch of Mommy Niri’s new blog. It is so exciting to know that I can finally I can attend a late party, albeit...
    by at March 19th, 2009 at 05:03 am
  • Yes, I Washed That Shirt!
    Tweet In advance I would like to apologize to all those poor people in my daughter’s gymnastics’ class for having to see the same shirt on her every single week. Trust me, I am even more sick of seeing that favorite shirt than you. It is clean, I swear, though...
    by at March 19th, 2009 at 05:03 am
  • Leave Our Dora Alone!
    Tweet It was with utter shock that I read that Dora is going to get a makeover this fall. What?  Surprised are you? So was I. I read with disgust what that change would entail.  Mattel and Nickelodeon have announced that they allow “Dora to Grow Up” this...
    by at March 15th, 2009 at 05:03 pm
  • Win Disney’s “The Cheetah Girls – One World” DVD
    Tweet (c) Disney Enterprises, Inc To continue with our celebration of the  Mommy Niri launch, Mommy Niri is giving her wonderful readers another chance to win a fabulous DVD. Congratulations to the winner of the  “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” DVD in the previous...
    by at March 14th, 2009 at 02:03 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Reasons I Love Being A Mom!
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series, here is the next installment. I belong to the mommy fraternity! Finally a club that would let me in. You know how it is when you can hear a kid scream and act out at a restaurant and you throw the mom an apologetic...
    by at March 13th, 2009 at 12:03 pm
  • And Now We Have Space!
    Tweet I have been meaning to straighten up the girls’ bookshelf for the past few months (ok, it has been a tad longer than that) but the timing never seemed right (plus those books were going nowhere anyway). Like any procrastinator I have been just piling on the...
    by at March 11th, 2009 at 12:03 pm
  • Baby Einstein World Music DVD Launch
    Tweet I was recently fortunate to be introduced to the new Baby Einstein World Music DVD through Mom Central. The DVD comes from the home of the famous Baby Einstein we all know and trust. Baby Einstein DVDs have always managed to engage, entertain and educate our babies....
    by at March 9th, 2009 at 02:03 am
  • Maple Sugaring In NH
    Tweet Maple Sugaring has always been a fascinating event to me. This year I plan to take my kids so that we can all experience it. I was lucky enough to get the inside scoop and talk to Barbara Lassonde, a Publicist from the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association....
    by at March 8th, 2009 at 07:03 pm
  • Passing On My Prejudices
    Tweet I have heard it said several times about ensuring that when we introduce food to babies to keep our personal biases out of the radar. This is so that we do not feed kids our prejudices, literally. Did I listen to that bit of smart advice? No, of course not. Was...
    by at March 6th, 2009 at 08:03 pm
  • Friday 5: Why I Love Living With My MIL
    Tweet Since I have my MIL (mother-in-law) here I decided to dedicate this one in her honor. Here is my next dose of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series. I love living with my mother-in-law (MIL) because: I will have someone else’s food wasted other than my own....
    by at March 6th, 2009 at 05:03 am
  • Teaching Teenagers How To Budget
    Tweet These days the words financial and banking are met disdain and trepidation. But when your teenager thinks budgeting is something you need to do so she can get her favorite gear on time it is time for a reality check. How do make a teenager understand the gravity...
    by at March 5th, 2009 at 05:03 pm
  • Curious George Comes To NH Children’s Museum
    Tweet The Children’s Museum in New Hampshire is a wonder to a child and adult alike. The unassuming older building structure on the outside gives nothing away about what happens inside. Being a big fan of the Boston Children’s museum but not one of the crowds...
    by at March 3rd, 2009 at 08:03 am
  • Disney’s Matinee
    Tweet This week sees the launch of a special program, the Disney Matinee, in 2 cities Boston and Dallas. Lucky for this Bostonion I managed to speak to Jason Brenek, (Senior Vice President Digital Cinema & Cinema Programming for the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures...
    by at March 1st, 2009 at 08:03 pm
  • Disney Matinee Launch Contest
    Tweet (c) Disney Enterprises, Inc To celebrate the Disney Matinee Launch and also Mommy Niri’s Launch (well re-launch) Mommy Niri is giving you the chance to win one of several DVDs during the Launch period. You can win “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” which...
    by at March 1st, 2009 at 08:03 pm
  • Meet Paul, A Stay At Home Dad
    Tweet Meet Paul, A Stay-At-Home-Dad and also a designer at Swirly Designs. When not running the company with his beautiful wife Lianne, Paul is a SAHD. We spoke to Paul to find out what is it like. What made you decide to stay at home? When we found out we were pregnant...
    by at March 1st, 2009 at 12:03 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Big News Items That You Won’t See!
    Tweet This is part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series. This is also a big post as it is my LAST POST!!! So here are 5 amazing things that did not happen 1. I did not win the lottery. Even though I wish I did so my laptop did not have to be plugged in all the time since...
    by at February 27th, 2009 at 10:02 am
  • Have You Heard?
    Tweet There’s a buzz. Have you heard? Mommy Niri has some amazing news. Have you heard? There’s something brewing. Have you heard?
    by at February 25th, 2009 at 06:02 pm
  • Safety While Surfing
    Tweet When I started blogging last year, I did so with a lot of gusto. Writing aimlessly and sometimes carelessly about my kids. When I attended BlogHer 2008, the questions regarding safety on the web arose. I panicked. Was I giving away too much information? I curtailed...
    by at February 22nd, 2009 at 10:02 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Amazing Things About Siblings
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series, Mommy Niri shares her wonders of her two girls. 1. They fight over each other’s stuff, even when the items are exactly the same. 2. When they don’t want something they volunteer their sibling to be the recipient....
    by at February 20th, 2009 at 08:02 am
  • Disney On Ice
    Tweet As much I appreciate technology, I am not a fan of family time and technology mixing. In a time where family time is becoming a dwindling thought Disney On Ice seems like the ideal choice to recharge the notion. To make it affordable Mom Central has allows you to...
    by at February 19th, 2009 at 09:02 pm
  • 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...
    by at February 19th, 2009 at 06:02 pm
  • The Circus Comes To Town
    Tweet With my kids watching their favorite shows (Caillou and Dora The Explorer) feature the circus in many of the episodes, I thought nothing of it. Then I saw this offer through Mom Central to get (highly) discounted tickets and I thought that this would be a wonderful...
    by at February 19th, 2009 at 06:02 pm
  • Just Name That Gift!
    Tweet It is birthday season all year when you have kids. It seems all you can do is manage the social calendar of your kids and with a twinge of envy wonder why your own seems drier than the Sahara desert. It it all I can do to keep my head wrapped around the several...
    by at February 16th, 2009 at 05:02 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...
    by at February 15th, 2009 at 06:02 am
  • Gift Wrap With Nothing Inside
    Tweet This post has been moved to: http://www.thepapapost.com/gift-wrap-with-nothing-inside/
    by at February 14th, 2009 at 09:02 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Things That Sabotage My Diet!
    Tweet My weight has always been on a yo-yo but since having two kids back-to-back the memory of my “before” is all too fuzzy. You might have read back in my resolutions for 2009 where I listed one of my resolutions to get back into my “fat”...
    by at February 12th, 2009 at 07:02 pm
  • Have A Cupcake, And Do Good!
    Tweet How can you have a cupcake, while donating to a worthy cause, with a chance to win prizes and still not damage your waistline (or in my case not damage it further)? Well, thanks to the Mom Central team, who has asked me to review The Electrolux Virtual Cupcake,...
    by at February 10th, 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...
    by at February 10th, 2009 at 05:02 am
  • Yanni Voices Concert
    Tweet It was a fortunate thing to be introduced to the wonder of Yanni Voices through the One2One Network. I might never have know that this scintillating music, that took two years in the making, even existed. The ensemble of Nathan Pacheco, Chloe, Ender Thomas and...
    by at February 9th, 2009 at 06:02 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Things Not To Say (or Do) To Pregnant Women
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 series, Mommy Niri mentions her pet peeves about pregnancy. 1. Rubbing my belly! It is amazing how everyone assumes that an announcement that you have a bun in the oven is permission to stroke the oven. Total strangers...
    by at February 6th, 2009 at 06:02 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...
    by at February 4th, 2009 at 08:02 pm
  • Music Review: He’s Just Not That Into You
    Tweet When the One-2-One Network team asked if anyone wanted to review a Music Soundtrack, I partially jumped for joy. The thought of reviewing was exciting but I figured I was so out of touch with what is hip that I had no right to review. Then I saw the album name “He’s...
    by at February 3rd, 2009 at 05:02 pm