Archive for the ‘NEWS’

  • Peanut Butter Cup Cake!
    My wonderful friend Meghan surprised her just as amazing husband Adam with a Peanut Butter Cup cake. Yes, this lady is a fabulous baker too. Anyway she was kind enough to let me post her recipe here. I am eager to try out the recipe soon too but could not wait to share this with you guys. Thank you Meghan for allowing us to share it here. Peanut Butter Cup cake Peanut...
    by at February 26th, 2012 at 11:02 pm
  • Exploring The Cranberry Harvesting Exhibit At Boston Children’s Museum!
    Whenever I write a post I am at my wit’s end whether to focus on pictures or the writing because as much as I love to concentrate on writing, I do believe a picture is worth a thousand words. So here is a short description from the museum site: Native Voices: New England Tribal Families January 28th – September 3, 2012 Don’t miss your chance to toboggan...
    by at February 22nd, 2012 at 10:02 pm
  • The Gum For Bloggers, And Tweeters?
    So I was late for a pedicure, more on that whole saga later but I was eager to check out one of my favorite stores “Salt Water Works” and was sad to see it gone. I did find a few quaint stores and in one of them I stumbled on these there. How could I not get these being an avid blogger and tweeter?
    by at February 4th, 2012 at 10:02 am
  • IKEA Family Card!
    On a family jaunt to DC – to speak at the Blogalicious conference we made our regular rest stop at IKEA. If you see me tweet or chat with me on Facebook you would know that I love all things IKEA. Anyway, I just wanted to share with you my lovely find: the IKEA Family card. There are several reasons I love it, except for the fact that it is free and obtained so easily...
    by at January 24th, 2012 at 08:01 pm
  • Catch A Free Advanced Screening Of The Secret World Of Arrietty 28th January 2012! #Boston
    © 2010 GNDHDDTW © 2012 GNDHDDTW You know already how much I love watching movies with my family, which reminds me I have some discount tickets I better use before they expire,  but there are some movies we wait more anxiously than others.  The Secret World of Arriety comes from the same people who brought you amazing movies like Ponyo and Spirited Away. I was a huge...
    by at January 24th, 2012 at 01:01 pm
  • Tell AbleBanking Who’s Your Favorite Charity And They May Win $1000!
    You know me, I don’t do contests so there must be a darn good reason to be excited about sharing with you about something new, a contest by a bank. A bank. Before you go “oh, come on Mommy Niri, who gets excited about a bank?” on me, let me tell you about ableBanking. In an age where I feel pretty blase about the banks in this economy it would have been...
    by at January 17th, 2012 at 08:01 pm
  • 2012 Resolutions Around The Blogosphere!
    Love ’em or hate ’em you have to admit a New Year just smells better with new hopes and goals. Sure come end of January and you may break some of them but truth be told they will always be lingering on your mind. I personally just love the opportunity to start to think about what is important for me to start with. Something about a clean slate makes you itch...
    by at January 2nd, 2012 at 01:01 pm
  • Peace In The New Year!
      Wishing you and yours peace and happiness in the New Year!      
    by at December 31st, 2011 at 08:12 pm
  • Kids And Financial Responsibility! #Kidworth
    Sometimes with the gusto we have to provide our kids with everything, we may be making them blase to everything. I also feel that me having grown up with extremely humble beginnings (and I use that as a huge understatement) means that I try extra hard to give them more opportunities than I had. Then I worry! I worry that they take it for granted and when they whine that...
    by at December 28th, 2011 at 08:12 pm
  • Happy Everything!
      Wishing all my readers a very happy holiday season!    
    by at December 24th, 2011 at 09:12 pm
  • A Fashion Playtes Fashion Show!
    Being invited to a media event at Fashion Playtes would have been fun on its own but being invited there with your girls is like adding another scoop to the cone. Considering their site to design clothes for girls, it was like kismet for me with 2 daughters. So while I would have liked to offer some input on the design my girls created before the event but I follow the...
    by at December 14th, 2011 at 07:12 am
  • Humidity And The Flu Virus!
    Last week I attended a media event sponsored by Vicks and while they had several interesting aspects the one that caught my attention. Dr. Meg Meeker shared some information and I was surprised to learn a few things. You wonder why surprised? Well I have taken many things docs say with a pinch of salt, as we are a family who are trying to decrease our dependency on drugs,...
    by at December 13th, 2011 at 09:12 am
  • T-Mobile Mixer In Boston!
    It was a wonderful excuse to get out of the house and head to Newbury Street in Boston for the T-Mobile holiday mixer, but even better that I got to host it. I love any excuse to get together with fellow blogger friends so I was more than thrilled when T-Mobile asked me to host it. Of course I was lucky enough to give 2 phones away on the blog as well which was a treat...
    by at December 9th, 2011 at 10:12 am
  • The Pink List Holiday Shopping Crawl!
    You heard of pub crawl but have you heard of a shopping crawl? The Pink List, a subscription based service that gives you deep discounts to local businesses, is hosting a holiday shopping crawl. About The Pink List The Pink List is Boston’s only exclusive membership program providing Boston moms with endless rewards and exclusive opportunities at all their favorite local...
    by at December 7th, 2011 at 08:12 am
  • Kids Understand More About Money Than You Think! #kidworth
    Normally the urge to shelter kids from the financial situations in a family comes like second nature, as it should be. While I would never recommend burdening kids with debt issues I do believe they do understand more than we give them credit for. When I was around 10 years old I recall hearing the ice-cream truck down my street. My family came from pretty humble means...
    by at November 30th, 2011 at 07:11 pm
  • Macy’s Tree Lighting In Boston: 11/25/2011 5PM Light Up The Night!
    The one thing that makes up for the bitter cold in Winter is that the holiday season is deeply immersed in it. With celebrations from Halloween, Diwali, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, you may be able to forgive the iciness. I just wanted to give a heads up to the Macy’s annual tree lighting. Whether it be the annual Thanksgiving parade in NYC or the day...
    by at November 21st, 2011 at 10:11 am
  • Read And Romp In Boston!
    I hardly enter contests but when I saw a contest for Read And Romp I actually entered over at Stowed Stuff. Being a blogger I guess I could have just worked with the company but I figured that would mean having to write about it (as much as I love writing, when you have an overloaded schedule it really gets to be work). Which is rather ironic because I am writing about...
    by at November 16th, 2011 at 10:11 am
  • Mom Incorporated!
    When my friend Danielle Smith asked if I wanted to host their Boston book tour, of their book Mom Incorporated,  I thought she was kidding. Of course I wanted to be a part of their wonderful launch. After securing the perfect location, The Melting Pot in Bedford, bloggers got together to meet both Aliza Sherman and Danielle Smith. It was an extra treat to have Laura Fitton...
    by at November 14th, 2011 at 06:11 pm
  • Jake And The Neverland Pirates Holiday Episode!
    Jake And The Never Land pirates was somewhat of a welcome show for my kids. While I can, I still try to make sure the shows they watch are still kid-friendly so it was really nice to have something non-princessy to hold their attention. I remember being at Disneyworld where they considered it an ultimate treat to actually dance with the characters from Jake and the Never...
    by at November 13th, 2011 at 09:11 pm
  • Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove Tickets For $11.11 Only On 11/11/11 At TDGarden #Boston
    Disney On Ice is a tradition here, especially on the holidays. So when I heard of a super special offer for my readers I wiggled some room in my crazy schedule to fit in this post. Well, I had to – since this special is only available tomorrow. I don’t want to waste any more time because of my stories, because heck you can get that any day – but mark...
    by at November 10th, 2011 at 02:11 pm
  • Special Screening Of Muppets Sunday November 13th (Free!) #Boston
    While everyone is going crazy in anticipation about The Muppets (it cannot be just me) I got a scoop today and could not wait to share with you. A little something about the movie: When Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater,...
    by at November 10th, 2011 at 09:11 am
  • Reading Is Fundamental Celebrates 45 Years!
    I love reading. In fact I have been so obsessed, yes obsessed, with reading that it used to be a pain point in my home. I would be on my way to do something else, and see something (anything) and start reading and forget to do it. Yes, my parents would go crazy as they found me time and time again reading stuff. I was so thirsty for new stuff, since I grew up in a rural...
    by at November 8th, 2011 at 12:11 pm
  • National Neighborhood Toy Store Day (November 12th 2011)
    You know when my baby was born I used to go to the toy stores – the big department ones. It felt like everything under one roof except that I felt guilty for all the wonderful gadgets I was passing. I was pretty convinced that my child was less equipped to deal with the harsh world out there. Worse yet was the arsenal of gadgets I did cave in to buy, because by the...
    by at November 3rd, 2011 at 07:11 am
  • Creating Jobs! BlogHer And Starbucks On Call Today! #createjobsforusa
    Jobs! Even if you have one you have to be pretty thick skinned (or selfish) to not care that so many are out of work. Contrary to what many believe is lack of effort is more of luck these days. Even if you have a job cout your lucky stars (yes hard work has something to do with it but not all of it) and show support for those not so fortunate. Tides turn easily and you...
    by at November 1st, 2011 at 07:11 am
  • Leftovers: Love ’em or leave ’em? Win A $100 AmEx Gift Card!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Nicole! I am kind of in the middle on this one. For the most part I love leftovers but if there is something I am tired of seeing (why, oh why, can I never get used to cook in small quantities?). Restaurant leftovers are always a treat since I carefully choose what I order, and so are party meals. Anyone else thinks that leftovers sometimes...
    by at October 31st, 2011 at 07:10 am
  • Mommy Niri Cares: Announcing Feeding Hope 2011
    Over at Mommy Niri Cares we have just announced our latest project to cook, feed and clean up for about 100 people. Head on over to read more at Mommy Niri Cares. This will just be one of several new campaigns where we use social media for social good!
    by at October 27th, 2011 at 07:10 pm
  • Making Diwali Mine!
    Can you imagine how Christmas, or any major festival, without family? That is exactly how I feel at Diwali. Even though I was used to being a minority, I am also used to see all festivals so deeply entrenched in society. I could be shopping at a supermarket just like here only thing is samoosas and lasagne would be side by side. Anyway while trying to focus on message...
    by at October 26th, 2011 at 09:10 am
  • Preventing Squirrels From Eating My Pumpkins!
    I have been at my wit’s end with pumpkins. I tried growing it (I will have to admit that the entire team had no luck – blame it on the weather) but caved in and bought 2 from Wilson Farms. We barely managed to get a chance to enjoy the view of our porch with them sitting on the railing when lo and behold we return home one day and found one eaten. I was aghast....
    by at October 17th, 2011 at 08:10 am
  • Wilson Farms Spooky Hayride!
    Being away from family means traditions take a knocking. We have been struggling to create new traditions not in line either with our beliefs or our pockets. One of those traditions that happened  quite by accident a few years ago was the Spooky Hayride at Wilson Farms, Lexington MA. Wilson Farms is a place we go to as a treat to get fabulously fresh vegetables and fruits....
    by at October 10th, 2011 at 07:10 pm
  • Home Depot’s Kids Workshop!
    Home Depot becomes a haven for the home owner and one of those places that inspires you to do-it-yourself. I am a huge fan of Home Depot, and ignoring the confidence it builds in me, I love that I can ask anyone advice and always have an educated response. I have never found them “salesy” to me (and this is not a sponsored post, I just love them dearly). Home...
    by at October 9th, 2011 at 07:10 pm
  • Life Is Good Festival Was More Than Good!
    I have never been to a Life Is Good festival. Somehow my travel schedule did not allow me to attend it in previous years. The fact that my kid with Autism finds crowds and loud sounds to be a bit discomforting makes us cautious where we choose to go. Still, knowing the mission behind the Life Is Good team I fell in love with it, especially since I have Mommy Niri Cares...
    by at October 6th, 2011 at 07:10 pm
  • A Dinner With Disney At Blue Ginger To Sample Ming Tsai’s Offering Pre Epcot Food And Wine Festival!
    You know how when you get an email that looks too good to be true? Especially when you poured hours reading so many bad pitches in a day you swear you are going to be cross-eyed, some invitations need to be re-read several times to make sure it is true. The dinner was at Blue Ginger, the amazing East-meets-West restaurant run by Celebrity Chef MingTsai. Chef Ming will...
    by at October 4th, 2011 at 08:10 pm
  • Yo Gabba Gabba Hits Boston This Weekend!
    No new news that we are fans of the show Yo Gabba Gabba. As I mentioned before, once I got past the orange leggings and weird hairdos I learned to love the show and their catchy music. Then when we went to a live show, I just sat there in amazement as all the kids were mesmerized by the music and dance. The fact that the message in each show and song is so positive (party...
    by at September 29th, 2011 at 07:09 pm
  • My Visit To The Ragu Kitchen!
    So a confession here: I love behind the scenes! And this is for anything. I feel like it is some little secret that I have been made privy to something special. Getting to New York and not needing to wake up at an un-Godly hour was a treat. Dinner the night before was a wonderful selection of mouthwatering dishes but the icing on the cake was actually watching them set...
    by at September 26th, 2011 at 09:09 am
  • Apple Picking At Honey Pot Hill Farm.
    There are birthday parties and then there are birthday parties. This past weekend I attended a fabulous one  (happy 4th birthday Aliyah) that had the perfect mixture of fun for the whole family. Honey Pot Hill Farm was really a well maintained farm that made all points accessible to kids. The only thing we did not explore was the petting zoo. A mixture of a barn themed...
    by at September 16th, 2011 at 04:09 pm