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  • Friday 5: 5 Parenting Wishes For Mommy Niri
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 Series, this week I let you in on my parenting wishes. Since I needed to limit it to 5 to be eligible I found it extremely difficult since we all know our wishes can be endless, but here goes 1.      A drive-thru for essentials...
    by at April 17th, 2009 at 08:04 pm
  • The AMC And Autism
    Tweet logo courtesy of AMC Entertainment It was with much excitement that I read of the partnership between AMC theaters and the Autism society of America. What does it mean to the families dealing with Autism? A gigantic step forward! The Sensory Friendly Film program...
    by at April 16th, 2009 at 06:04 pm
  • Race To See Cars As Part Of Disney’s Matinee Program
    Tweet © 2006 Disney/Pixar The third dose, called Motormania Program, in the Disney Matinee Club series is about to start this Friday (April 17th) and run until April 23rd. At Motormania, audiences can play the Motormania Race game and enjoy the short film “Mater...
    by at April 16th, 2009 at 11:04 am
  • Win Disney’s “Space Buddies” DVD
    Tweet ***** CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Jessica Kauffman! ***** (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. Now here is your chance to...
    by at April 16th, 2009 at 11:04 am
  • Thomas Rides Into Town
    Tweet I have 2 (little) girls yet you would be surprised how much cars and trains feature in their play routine (this is something I have tried to somewhat make an effort in, but you can read more on this in my post “No Way Is My Son Pushing A Stroller!“)....
    by at April 16th, 2009 at 11:04 am
  • When Hubby Shops, He Really Shops!
    Tweet We had just finished a quick jaunt to an Easter Event (read more on that whole fiasco at “Where Is My Baby?”) when we decided to stop by Whole Foods since it was right next door. What I love most about the store is the sampling of fruits and other goodies....
    by at April 14th, 2009 at 05:04 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Things Inside Mommy Niri’s Bag!
    Tweet I hope that you have been following the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series. Again I am slightly a little later in the day thanks to me recovering from bronchitis and both my girls dealing with ear infections. Yup, my home is one happy haven for the bugs this season. For...
    by at April 10th, 2009 at 08:04 pm
  • Miley Cyrus To Surprise “Hannah Montana The Movie” Audiences
    Tweet “© Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.” The star of Walt Disney Pictures’ “Hannah Montana The Movie” Miley Cyrus will be surprising unsuspecting audiences during her film’s opening weekend.  Other than the movie...
    by at April 10th, 2009 at 06:04 pm
  • Win Tickets To See Advanced Screening Of Disney-Pixar’s “UP”
    Tweet (c) Disney Enterprises, Inc It is your lucky day as you, and your guest, are invited to an advance screening of Disney-Pixar’s latest 3D rendition “UP”. The movie is slated for release on May 29th but lucky for you Mommy Niri is offering the opportunity...
    by at April 8th, 2009 at 07:04 pm
  • Yanni Voices Music
    Tweet I was a bit of a skeptic when I was realized that Yanni Voices was classified in the “New Age” section. Luckily I took the opportunity provided by One2One Network to listen to them.  That section was not really a section I ventured out easily to. Not...
    by at April 7th, 2009 at 06:04 pm
  • Where Is My Baby?
    Tweet It had already been a tough week (or maybe weeks) when we ventured out for some Easter fun. Having already been saddled with Bronchitis the week before and having both (yes, you read right BOTH) girls get diagnosed with ear infections meant for a great start to...
    by at April 7th, 2009 at 10:04 am
  • Hip Hop Baby DVD Rocks!
    Tweet My preschooler has enough energy to wear me out, and then some. My toddler is not far behind in that department too. Also I may not be able to attest to their ability to follow steps to dance routines (or any routine for that matter), I jumped at the opportunity...
    by at April 6th, 2009 at 05:04 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Things You Never Knew About Mommy Niri
    Tweet I hope that you have been following the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series. For this week’s installment I decided to let you in on 5 Things You Never Knew About Mommy Niri I boycotted one of my matric exams in protest of my school being used as a voting...
    by at April 3rd, 2009 at 11:04 am
  • I Have Been Cheating…
    Tweet I have been cheating for a while now. Yes, every night I do it, and every night I hope to get away with it. As long as I don’t get caught, I could go on forever. Don’t get me wrong, I have noble intentions. Cheating helps get my kid in bed, ahem, faster....
    by at March 31st, 2009 at 04:03 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Things That Keep My Home Sparkly!
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 Series, Mommy Niri delivers this dose later than she should thanks to her icky bronchitis. I am not known for a spotless home but I am always looking for things to help make the job easier so I can spend more happy hours playing...
    by at March 28th, 2009 at 06:03 pm
  • Ballas Hough Band: These Guys Can Dance And Sing Too
    Tweet If you have even passed a cursory glance to Dancing With the Stars the names Mark Ballas and Derek Hough will be pretty familiar names to you. DWTS is eagerly watched by over 18 million people. And you were most likely one of those who planned you day and meal around...
    by at March 26th, 2009 at 08:03 pm
  • Almost Feels Like You’re Going To School?
    Tweet Do you dread getting out of the car as you pull up into the driveway at school to pick up your preschooler? Are you wondering if you can sneak off with your kid in arm without the teacher on your back? Do you avoid eye contact with the teacher in the hope of no...
    by at March 25th, 2009 at 11:03 am
  • Disney’s Tarzan To Feature In Matinee Club
    Tweet “TARZAN® Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. © Burroughs and Disney. All Rights Reserved.” The second dose, called Adventures, in the Disney Matinee Club series is about to start this Friday (March 27th) and run until April 2nd. At ADVENTURES, audiences can play...
    by at March 24th, 2009 at 06:03 pm
  • 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