Archive for the ‘NEWS’

  • Our Summer Reading Party!
    Tweet Luckily my husband and I are both very education focused people and have each personally seen how education can transport you to new heights. So when the kind folks at PBS asked if I would host a summer reading party I thought that was a no-brainer.  Then I also heard about Martha Speaks having 2 new episodes this week  (Martha’s Slumber Party of the Weird:...
    by at June 27th, 2011 at 03:06 pm
  • My Daughter, Jennifer Garner And The Beets They Picked!
    Tweet A few weeks ago I was invited to an event on a farm with my kids and Jennifer Garner. Truth be told they had me at farm and kids, but adding Jennifer Garner to the mix, though a plus for me, created visions of my girls squabbling and resulting in us making the newsother than the project at hand. I would have liked to have my older 6 year old there but sadly her...
    by at June 20th, 2011 at 09:06 pm
  • Happy Father’s Day! (With Video)
    Tweet Today my words will be few since I have a wonderful husband and I want to dedicate all my time to my family. I will however share a video The Papa Post created to celebrate Fatherhood. What I love is this video is exactly like him and his dad blog, totally unassuming, warm, inclusive, non-commercial and has the heart in it. This is just a small collection of...
    by at June 19th, 2011 at 05:06 am
  • Meeting Jim Carrey!
    Tweet There was a space between having kids and blogging full time that I lost touch with movies (and sleep) but before I was a total movie fanatic. So while I draw a blank when friends mention some hot actor there are some actors you know forever. Jim Carrey is one of them. When I heard about the prospect of meeting him along with other members of the movie Mr. Popper’s...
    by at June 12th, 2011 at 07:06 pm
  • Dancing With Mr. Popper’s Penguins!
    Tweet When I was in Los Angeles last week for a media event for Mr. Popper’s Penguins (more on that later but don’t forget it opens next week) an opportunity to dance with the “penguins” came up. You would think me being self conscious, or my poor acting skills, or my atrocious dancing skills would have set of warning bells but no, without thinking...
    by at June 10th, 2011 at 08:06 am
  • An Ambassador For Strawberries, No Really!
    Tweet I have been trying to be careful what brands I works with. I mean reviewing a product is different but standing up as an ambassador for any brand makes me think long and hard. Many bloggers are vying so hard to be aligned with a brand that they forget their own brand. When I was asked to be an ambassador for the California Strawberry Commission I was like “are...
    by at May 27th, 2011 at 08:05 pm
  • Kid’s Bowl Free All Summer!
    Tweet So last year we found this amazing deal where kids could bowl free all Summer and we signed up. I mean this was a real deal, and I am pretty skeptical but glad we checked it out. If you check the locations listed the chances are pretty good you would find one close to you. I love that it gave us the freedom of knowing we could just turn up in the hours listed and...
    by at May 25th, 2011 at 08:05 pm
  • Speaking, Meeting And Learning At Bloggy Bootcamp (in Boston)
    Tweet When I learned there was conference happening in Boston although part of me was getting jaded at maybe attending just another blogger conference, the other part said it would be ridiculous to not attend. I mean seriously how often does a conference land in my backyard and one that was just one day long and decently affordable. Plus I have always said strongly that...
    by at May 24th, 2011 at 08:05 pm
  • My Job Chart – An Online Chore Chart (And It Is Free)!
    Tweet Ever notice how much easier stuff becomes the more complicated our lives become? The fact that I can do more means I end up doing more. In fact the multitasking has driven the home crazy with choices and chaos. It also has become more difficult for kids to understand what is expected of them and when. Add to the fact that with us working more and trying to provide...
    by at May 13th, 2011 at 08:05 pm
  • Gogo’s Crazy Bones Party!
    Tweet Recently we got to have some friends over to explore the new craze Gogo Crazy Bones at a party. As gothic as that may sound it really is not. These little figurines are adorable, but not in the whole teddy bear way but a way that can be considered cool too. So my 2 girls got their classmates and friends together and had a free-play day of playing. Gogo Bones brings...
    by at May 10th, 2011 at 08:05 am
  • Mom’s Nite Out! Are You Coming?
    Tweet This will be my 3rd year participating in the Mom’s Nite Out and my 2nd with the Burlington Mall in MA. Not only is that mall my favorite (and closest) mall but has a huge range of stores. Last year I also supported The Food Bank with a food drive, and since Mommy Niri Cares is such a passion for me – I am doing a socks drive for Room To Grow! So if...
    by at May 3rd, 2011 at 09:05 pm
  • Mommy Niri Hosts Local Baking Event With Panera!
    Tweet You would be hard pressed not to find fans of Panera and it would be no surprise why people are such fans once you have eaten there you would know exactly why. If the freshly made bread would not seduce you in the lure of wi-fi would certainly do the trick. Personally I think that place is a blogger’s haven. While speaking to Panera about my awe for them...
    by at May 2nd, 2011 at 09:05 am
  • Earth Day Roundup!
    Tweet Well, what is that you say? I’m a day late? Well I was doing earth-y stuff. Yeah, yeah, I know we normally do earth stuff everyday and should care about it everyday, which is what we do do (just ask my kids about their paranoia about recycling), but I do believe there is importance about declaring a day and making a hoopla about it. It is like a birthday,...
    by at April 23rd, 2011 at 10:04 pm
  • Happy Earth Day!
    Tweet I just wanted to wish you all a wonderful Earth Day and hope that you are grabbing this weekend to make a mark on doing something green. Here in Boston it has been raining cats and dogs so we are using that to our advantage and getting those seeds in the ground!
    by at April 23rd, 2011 at 08:04 pm
  • Easter Round-Up!
    Tweet HEXBUG Nano Easter Egg I was really lucky to be able to host a little playdate/party and share the cute little Hexbug Nano inside little Easter eggs. Thanks to BSM Media I was provided a Spiral Starter kit and an HEXBUG nano egg for each kid attending. You know what was the cutest thing? – having them actually have bunny ears. I thought they were super cute...
    by at April 23rd, 2011 at 08:04 pm
  • Come Chat With Me Tonight About Autism!
    Tweet It is Autism month and about time I spoke about the topic closest to my heart. Want to join me: TONIGHT (21st April), at 9pm EST/7pm MST/6pm PST NI am going to host a live chat in the Mom It Forward Chat Room (http://momitforward.com/mom-it-forward-chat) talking about ways to successfully live with Autism in your life! Come join in as we talk about what autism...
    by at April 21st, 2011 at 07:04 am
  • Lowell Film Festival!
    Tweet photo credit Will May I have heard forever about the Lowell Film Festival throughout the years but sad to say that I have not yet made it to any (blame my travel schedule). This year I decided to post about it as an incentive to actually make a bigger  effort to get there. This is the 4th year for the Annual Lowell Film Festival. This year the theme is “Lowell...
    by at April 20th, 2011 at 10:04 pm
  • Boston International Kids Film Festival!
    Tweet So my kids are off next week and I am thinking man it never felt like they needed a vacation with all those snow days right? But I got to take them somewhere, or the guilt angels will not be too kind so I was thrilled to know that the Boston International Kids Festival was NEXT WEEK! The film adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic “To Kill a Mockingbird,” ranked...
    by at April 13th, 2011 at 07:04 pm
  • Navigating Allergies At Camp, on Sleepovers and Playdates!
    Tweet So although my kids are not allergic, things like artificial food coloring etc is something highly on a red-flag status for me, especially for my child on the Autism Spectrum who it impacts a lot. The thing about allergies is that you think you have it under control, in your home. I mean of course you turned your lifestyle upside-down when you found out to cater...
    by at April 11th, 2011 at 02:04 pm
  • Seeking Social Good!
    Tweet Sometimes you get an invitation that changes everything. Attending an event where there is no showcasing a product, or expectations of blogging or tweeting about the event may be unheard of normally. In fact I actually chose not to tweet etc while at the event because there is nothing like a 140 characters to NOT deliver the full message and thwart any good message...
    by at March 7th, 2011 at 08:03 pm
  • What A Week. What A Year. What A Blast!
    Tweet Have you missed me? I’ve missed me. It is not like I am ignoring you, seriously not. I have been cooking up some interesting stuff. Some I will let you in yet, and some in a bit (let’s just say the ideas are still simmering). Want to know what’s been going on? Happy birthday MommyNiri.com! I started blogging in March 2008, and launched the MommyNiri.com...
    by at March 4th, 2011 at 07:03 pm
  • Join Me For A Virtual Breakfast!
    Tweet Want to do something easy to help kids? As easy as having breakfast maybe? How about taking a picture of your breakfast everyday? Still easy? Well that is exactly how easy it is to help kids get breakfast. In fact you can either share photos, text messages or even typing a description in the Share Your Breakfast website. We have several types of breakfasts going...
    by at February 22nd, 2011 at 11:02 pm
  • Cooking With Kids – The Figidaire’s Kids’ Cooking Academy!
    Tweet You already know that I was part of the wonderful Frigidaire test drive program (yes my spanking new dishwasher) but did you know that Jennifer Garner teamed up with Frigidaire with their Kids’ Cooking Academy program. This is an online school that has daily tips, fun recipes and how-to videos. All this with a family-friendly chef Mary Sue Milliken. When...
    by at February 17th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Happy Valentine’s Day!
    Tweet Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s day. Yesterday I was supposed to travel to NYC to attend the 1st day of the Toy Fair and also another event hosted by Fisher Price. I had just been to NY on Saturday for a Hasbro/Playskool/Sesame Street event and had a wonderful time (look out for the post on that). As much I am sure NYC would be fun, I looked at the...
    by at February 14th, 2011 at 06:02 am
  • Living With Allergies!
    Tweet So this week I co-hosted a class on The Motherhood about allergies. While no-one has food allergies in my family the topic was one that would resound with anyone. My daughters grew up being vegetarians so that meant a lot of label reading. I am glad for that time since it was a true education which will remain with us. The surge of processed of foods and fast-foods...
    by at February 10th, 2011 at 08:02 pm
  • Cooking Connections Class!
    Tweet I’m co-hosting an upcoming class in the Web’s first-ever virtual cooking school, Cooking Connections, and I would love for all of you to join me!  Here’s what you need to know to participate: When: Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 1 p.m. ET Where: TheMotherhood – here is the link to the page where the class will be held: http://www.themotherhood.com/talk/show/id/62140 And...
    by at February 1st, 2011 at 05:02 pm
  • Let’s Not Forget About Haiti!
    Tweet This week fellow Heart For Haiti Ambassador Sarah and I were on a talk show with Ananda from Digital Sisterhood to talk about about the Heart For Haiti campaign (you can listen to the podcast below) . Sarah is an amazing person, who in spite of not being impacted directly by similar tragedies has her heart and head in the right place. It really gives me hope that...
    by at January 20th, 2011 at 02:01 pm
  • Happy New Year From Mommy Niri!
    Tweet . Here’s wishing you health and happiness in 2011!
    by at December 31st, 2010 at 12:12 am
  • 2010 – What A Year!
    Tweet It is almost 2011! I meant to write something meaningful about what this year meant to me but I cannot catch my breath. So I am just going to list some of my highlights. You will have to click on all the links to read the details of each further. I just needed to say goodbye to 2010 in a proper way before greeting 2011 properly. January After 9 months of being...
    by at December 31st, 2010 at 12:12 am
  • Did I Ever Mention That Red Carpet Event With Katie Holmes, Jennifer Garner And More?
    Tweet I didn’t? Well that is what you get for sitting on a good story for so long. Honda, who had earlier called us in to their Honda Odyssey 2011 launch in San Diego was a sponsor for the Variety Magazine Power Of Women awards. Yes awards to celebrities for their philanthropic endeavors. Make that female celebrities. We had to each submit what we thought was...
    by at December 30th, 2010 at 12:12 am
  • Happy Holidays From Mommy Niri!
    Tweet … From my family to yours!
    by at December 24th, 2010 at 08:12 am
  • I Dropped Off 104 Zhu Zhu Pets At A Hospital For Kids With Cancer!
    Tweet In a time when most are focusing on getting the most for their kids, some are inspired to do something further. Having spent the previous 2 holiday seasons scrounging for employment we felt blessed to have a roof over our heads and food on the table this year. Things are tough, but they could be tougher. It was with that vision in mind that I designed The Mommy...
    by at December 23rd, 2010 at 01:12 pm
  • Meet Buck Withrow, A Skater With Princess Wishes – Disney On Ice!
    Tweet As much as I love posting about news and events happening, especially around Boston, I realize much of my readers are not. I love to get scoops, or behind the scenes, stories for the blog. Yes, they are often more time consuming, especially interviews, but honestly they are one of my favorite things on MommyNiri.com. I had a telephone interview with Buck Withrow...
    by at December 18th, 2010 at 11:12 pm
  • Why I Would Love To Go To Haiti!
    Tweet Going to Haiti would feel a teensy bit like going home. Don’t get me wrong South Africa has amenities in abundance but not for everyone. While in South Africa I kind of felt helpless, having dealt with many of the challenges myself, including poverty and losing my home in riots, I always felt like I was in “catch up” mode. Plus, even though Apartheid...
    by at December 16th, 2010 at 11:12 am
  • Do You Skype? Learn More With Brianna Reynaud!
    Tweet Skype, most of us know about it and or use it. In fact Skype is a very special place in my heart because my sisters first saw my girls through Skype and it was indeed a teary moment. Now I use Skype to keep up with family, friends and fellow bloggers too. I managed to get to chat to  Brianna Reynaud, the Senior PR Manager at Skype, and asked her a few burning...
    by at December 9th, 2010 at 09:12 pm