Archive for the ‘NEWS’

  • Meeting Indra Nooyi, CEO Of PepsiCo!
    Do I get some sort of award for being the last one to write about BlogHer 11? Some posts are so full of heart that while they flow writing it, starting it is not so easy. Meeting Indra Nooyi was exactly that, easy in some ways but difficult for the intensity it aroused. When I received the invitation we were on our way to bowling with the kids, but I was bowled over already....
    by at September 8th, 2011 at 10:09 pm
  • BlogHer: My Benchmark In Blogging! #BlogHer11
      I am asked often why I go to BlogHer. I hear responses from learning, to meeting brands, a break,  parties, etc – but none of those are my prime reason. In fact when I met Lisa Stone, after I got over the shock that she knew me, I told her that BlogHer was an addiction and I wondered if she thought I was joking, because I wasn’t. I will whine about...
    by at August 31st, 2011 at 08:08 pm
  • Skype Announces Skype Calling From Your Home Phone Today!
    While I can’t imagine being without my iPhone (read my tale of my lost iPhone) I do know that many people heavily rely on their regular landlines. Personally hubby hogs ours with all his meetings so I never see ours. Skype is something we are used to especially on our laptops and mobile phones but issue is Skype “calling” someone is usually tough, or...
    by at August 31st, 2011 at 06:08 pm
  • Being A Ragu “Mom’s The Word On Dinner” Ambassador!
    I am really proud to announce that I am a Ragu “Mom’s The Word On Dinner” Ambassador. These days I overly picky about the campaigns I join, and the decision has more than me thinking I am worth too much (that too) but more with me believing deeply in the message. I consider myself a decent cook, scratch that a good cook, but I have struggle with several...
    by at August 27th, 2011 at 08:08 pm
  • A Store To Lose Your Marbles Over!
    I have to admit, I am a bit blase about toys these days. Quality seems to evade several toys in manufacturing and too many seem to be doing the thinking for kids rather than inspiring it. I was invited to The Marbles, the brain store opening at The North Shore Mall in MA. Seeing as this was more towards intelligent gaming, I went. Games that stir your inquisitiveness...
    by at August 26th, 2011 at 08:08 pm
  • Catch A Free Screening Of Disney’s Lion King In 3D Saturday 27th August (Boston)
    Who has seen the movie before and is not in love with Lion King? We all love the heart that this movie brought. I am honestly excited to watch it again, also watch it with hubby for the first time together, and also with my kids who have never watched it. But if you’re in the Boston area you can watch it too. Watching Lion King in 3D will be a treat for us all. If...
    by at August 26th, 2011 at 04:08 pm
  • My Girls, New York City And Back To School Style! #StyleSchool
    As much as I love travel, I loathe being away from my family. Well don’t hold me to that, when those tantrums erupt and the screaming begins I may want to have an escape. I have decreased my travel but was looking forward to the 77 Kids Style School hosted in NYC by Colleen and Whitney. Being the fact that it was Back To School themed I thought it was perfect. Then...
    by at August 21st, 2011 at 08:08 pm
  • Dinosaur Train Movie On August 22nd, 2011
    I love movie parties and moreover ones with kids. So when PBS asked me to hold a party to celebrate the new Dinosaur Train movie, I had to say yes. Often it is tough to get a show that is not specifically targeted to boys or girls and thankfully this show is one.Crafting education in between fun is not an easy task. Especially on a topic like dinosaurs which many people...
    by at August 21st, 2011 at 07:08 pm
  • Fabulous BlogHer Finds!
    I have several more posts coming up about BlogHer but I wanted to give a shout-out to a few products I spied: Shoes: Glorious shoe heaven is my name for BlogHer. And not because all the fashionistas have the most amazing pairs, which they do, but because I always seem to leave BlogHer each year with a pair or so. This year I managed to get some nice flip flops and one...
    by at August 19th, 2011 at 07:08 am
  • California Strawberry Commission Visits Boston!
    To say that I had a wonderful time in Monterey, California as I learned during my Strawberry ambassadorship is putting it mildly. The fact that I would get to relive a part of it at a local event in Boston was icing on the cake. The team from both the California Strawberry Commission and the PR agency were so wonderful that I was looking forward to seeing them again too. It...
    by at August 11th, 2011 at 09:08 am
  • John Legend Sings At #GiveEducation Event In NYC!
    Ok so you’re gonna kick me when I tell you I never knew who John Legend was. Hell after hearing him sing I would kick me and not to mention how good looking he is. I am going to have a more detailed post (yes I got to interview him – I know, I love my job too) over at Mommy Niri Cares but I had to share this over here as well (though you really should drop...
    by at July 30th, 2011 at 03:07 am
  • 7 Dangerous Driving Distractions!
    A few weeks ago Melanie, a member of the blogging community was hit by a car. We hear about vehicle accidents (more often than I would like) but a car hitting a person conjures up a personal and super scary image. I don’t know if it is partly because I personally know her or because I can only imagine the speed and impact of a machine hitting a human being. It has...
    by at July 25th, 2011 at 07:07 pm
  • Strawberries In Monterey, CA! #castrawberrytour
    Next week I get to co-host a fabulous Strawberry event in Boston but I wanted to shared with you my experiences of my Monterey trip. This year with my travel I missed strawberry picking here in Boston – and the bigger reason I missed it is that that window of picking is so small here. The rainy weather did not help at all but even otherwise the climate is not really...
    by at July 24th, 2011 at 06:07 am
  • Ice-Cream + Bra Fittings = Fun At Skinny Cow Event In Boston!
    Skinny Cow, the maker of the famous low fat ice cream, is hosting an event coupling bra fittings where you can devour their ice-cream while you wait.  I attend loads of events but I can tell you I signed up for this event immediately when a girlfriend showed it to me. When I was contacted by the brand later I felt it was time I shared it on my blog too. There are 6...
    by at July 5th, 2011 at 12:07 pm
  • Our Summer Reading Party!
    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: TD’s...
    by at June 27th, 2011 at 03:06 pm
  • My Daughter, Jennifer Garner And The Beets They Picked!
    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 therapy...
    by at June 20th, 2011 at 09:06 pm
  • Happy Father’s Day! (With Video)
    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 pictures...
    by at June 19th, 2011 at 05:06 am
  • Meeting Jim Carrey!
    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!
    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 I...
    by at June 10th, 2011 at 08:06 am
  • An Ambassador For Strawberries, No Really!
    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 you...
    by at May 27th, 2011 at 08:05 pm
  • Kid’s Bowl Free All Summer!
    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 play....
    by at May 25th, 2011 at 08:05 pm
  • Speaking, Meeting And Learning At Bloggy Bootcamp (in Boston)
    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 I wished...
    by at May 24th, 2011 at 08:05 pm
  • My Job Chart – An Online Chore Chart (And It Is Free)!
    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 everything...
    by at May 13th, 2011 at 08:05 pm
  • Gogo’s Crazy Bones Party!
    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 back...
    by at May 10th, 2011 at 08:05 am
  • Mom’s Nite Out! Are You Coming?
    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 you are...
    by at May 3rd, 2011 at 09:05 pm
  • Mommy Niri Hosts Local Baking Event With Panera!
    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 we discussed...
    by at May 2nd, 2011 at 09:05 am
  • Earth Day Roundup!
    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, you should...
    by at April 23rd, 2011 at 10:04 pm
  • Happy Earth Day!
    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!
    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 but one...
    by at April 23rd, 2011 at 08:04 pm
  • Come Chat With Me Tonight About Autism!
    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 brings to...
    by at April 21st, 2011 at 07:04 am
  • Lowell Film Festival!
    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!
    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 American...
    by at April 13th, 2011 at 07:04 pm
  • Navigating Allergies At Camp, on Sleepovers and Playdates!
    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 for it,...
    by at April 11th, 2011 at 02:04 pm
  • Seeking Social Good!
    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 you...
    by at March 7th, 2011 at 08:03 pm
  • What A Week. What A Year. What A Blast!
    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 domain...
    by at March 4th, 2011 at 07:03 pm