Archive for the ‘MY VIEWS’

  • I’m Thankful For You!
    Tweet Thanksgiving is quite different in my home. Without a turkey to boot being that ours is a vegetarian home, it is difficult to gain the common image portrayed of what Thanksgiving is.  Of course the thought of what you are are thankful for is a good angle to focus on. I have been struggling to find that zone to be thankful for something this Thanksgiving especially...
    by at November 26th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • What’s In Your Backpack?
    Tweet I hear her footsteps on the porch, so that means she is back from school. Dad has been the one to get her these days, and I am sure he has not bothered to even check her backpack. That exciting task has been relegated to me and a task that I dread each day. Each day I stare at the bag and procrastinate on opening that backpack. I mean seriously she is in pre-k,...
    by at November 25th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Ways To Annoy A Blogger!
    Tweet Dang, is it Friday already? How did that happen? I feel like I was just late yesterday writing my Friday 5, but here I am again, not really late, but not as early as I promise myself every week. Well today at least I managed to get my counters clean (well I mean clear) so you can see what color the countertops are, and that is not a pretty sight, mind you, so...
    by at November 20th, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • My Post On Anissa That I Hated Writing! #prayersforanissa
    Tweet I have been back and forth about writing a post about Anissa, I hated anything to sound too eulogy like. But I have already cried enough times as I started pouring over her older posts (thank you @phdinparenting for posting about that letter she wrote to her kids). I know the pain and support for Maddie Spohr but had never really been online in twitter-verse at...
    by at November 18th, 2009 at 07:11 am
  • Baked Rigatoni With Roasted Vegetables By Savor The Thyme!
    Tweet Since Thanksgiving is around the corner I really wanted a little more focus on food. I then thought of my friend Jennifer (you know the one I got lost with when returning from Type A Mom conference?) who has an awesome food blog Savor The Thyme. Being a vegetarian I gave Jennifer the challenge of creating a main vegetarian dish. This is what she whipped up, but...
    by at November 17th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Big Annoying Things Little Kids Do!
    Tweet I know that even though you are all caught up in the chaos of the day you are now ready to relax as you get to your (hopefully) favorite part of your day reading the weekly dose of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series. Yes, I love my kids and I know that you do too, but hey come on, it is those eeny teeny annoying things that they do that drive you bananas. I know that...
    by at November 13th, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Mommy Niri’s Chai!
    Tweet If you are a tweeter or actually know me in real life you will know there are a few things I will trade my soul for and a good chai, make that a good masala chai is one of them. Firstly let me clear some (funny and) ridiculous notions about chai out there. “Chai” means “tea” in hindi, that’s right just your basic old tea. So any tea...
    by at November 8th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Annoying Things When I’m In The Driving Seat!
    Tweet Hey, there, are you new to the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series? If yes then welcome and thanks for stopping by but if you are a regular, then you already got that look plastered on the face and ready to get going. One of my pet peeves is all the rocking drama that happens when you get behind the wheel. Ok, yes the antics of my kiddos is enough to make any mama want...
    by at November 6th, 2009 at 07:11 pm
  • It’s In The Bag!
    Tweet The journey has been long and pretty broken. I am not a handbag girl, or for that matter an accessory girl. Truth is I am no slave to fashion, heck it barely even makes a visit to my closet. Speaking of my closet it is a mixture of maternity clothing (yes my youngest is 2 years old so shut up about it) and pre maternity clothing which I never give up (that may...
    by at November 2nd, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Signs You Are Getting Old(er)!
    Tweet That time of the week again, yup the one you have been waiting for. As usual I am late so maybe you may be reading this over Saturday morning’s coffee, if so take it slow.  This week’s chapter of Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 series is (unfortunately) dedicated to an aging Mommy Niri. Somehow there is nothing like the addition of family to make one...
    by at October 30th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Blogalicious And The Sisterhood Of The Blogging Ladies!
    Tweet Photo by Carol Cain, NYCityMama.com This is just another post that is way overdue but for my personal diary of blogging I wanted to write it. Blogalicious 09 was the inaugural conference of the MamaLaw media group to create a conference for women of color. I was asked pretty early on if I would be a speaker (on secrets to a successful blog) and although I was...
    by at October 28th, 2009 at 09:10 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Reasons I Have No Chance For Mom Of The Year Award!
    Tweet Ok, so I never pretend to have it all together. In fact when I started the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series I did with so with resolutions for the year, knowing I had to get my act in gear. It is no surprise that the year is almost done (what do you mean it is only October, have you not seen the Christmas stuff out already?) and I am still as out of sync as ever.  I...
    by at October 23rd, 2009 at 09:10 pm
  • My Dear Blogger Friends: Be Nice!
    Tweet I have been keeping my nose to the grindstone and pumping out posts trying hard to keep my content fresh barely lifting my head up to breathe. When I do manage to get out to tweet I see the parties I am missing yet I know I have commitments to post so I do. Maybe I feel like I have extended myself too much at times which is amazing because if I just closed “shop”...
    by at October 19th, 2009 at 04:10 pm
  • What Is It About The Holidays That Make you Miss Home?
    Tweet Yesterday was Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. You may have never heard about it and I certainly would not blame you. Heck if it was not for Facebook and connected to friends and family back home I may have forgotten it. That is pretty sad, isn’t it? It used to be a day we looked forward with ardent fervor. Since it is tantamount to the commercialism...
    by at October 18th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Positive Things That Arise When The Chips Are Down!
    Tweet Friday seems to roll around all too often, especially when you commit to write a Friday 5 post every week. In fact I recall when I decided to start the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series hubby thought it would be too much to write and I rebelled and started it anyway. I knew my blog was going to have a bit of everything, I love bringing you the latest news and reviews...
    by at October 16th, 2009 at 09:10 pm
  • Type A Mom Conference Brings Bloggers Unplugged!
    Tweet I am so overdue for a post that I almost felt like I should skip it, I mean how embarrassing is it that it is almost a month before I am publishing this? Nevertheless I decided it was worth digging my head out of the sand of shame to share my experiences. Firstly I was always touch and go about attending, with finances being very tight,  also with the Blogalicious...
    by at October 16th, 2009 at 07:10 pm
  • Just When The Phone Rings…
    Tweet It is one of those perfect moments, the kids are actively engaged and you are busy into activities of your own, and then the phone rings. You initially think perfect timing but the veteran mom will be glancing quickly at her kids as she reaches for the handset to make sure they are still occupied. Just as you settle into the conversation and the more engrossed...
    by at October 15th, 2009 at 06:10 am
  • Friday 5: How To Hold Down The Fort While Mom Goes To A Blog Conference?
    Tweet Ever wonder how my kids (ages 2 & 4) know Chicago, Asheville, New York and Atlanta? Well, to tell the truth … mommy has been to all these places (for blogging conferences). Every night when I put them to bed I tell them to dream about toys that mommy will bring from the conference. And now the kids understand that blogging means more  toys, so they...
    by at October 9th, 2009 at 09:10 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Signs That Hubby Has Been Taking Care Of The Kids!
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 Series I delve into something a little too fresh in my memory and too stale in my home, some clear indications that mommy has been away. With all the conferences (BlogHer and Type A Mom and the upcoming Blogalicious where I am speaking) and other events hubby has had to hold down the fort on more than one occasion. The...
    by at October 2nd, 2009 at 07:10 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Things Not To Do When You Are Invited To My Party!
    Tweet So here we are, Friday again. Seems to arrive pretty fast I think, except when you are waiting for it. Here I am at Type A Mom conference in Asheville, North Carolina, missing on the nightly escapades all because I know that you love the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series.  Speaking about parties, that is just what this week’s rendition is about. Here are a few...
    by at September 25th, 2009 at 07:09 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Reasons Moms Have Super Powers!
    Tweet Hey there, if you are new here this is part of Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 series. If you aren’t you already know that this is where the fun is. This week let’s talk about those amazing powers we have. We may not wear a cape but mess with a mama and you may just get zapped. Remover of all boo-boo’s! Ever seen how no matter how quickly that...
    by at September 18th, 2009 at 09:09 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Signs That You Are A Blogger!
    Tweet Ok, still officially Friday and so it means that it is time for Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 series. Well this week with my 5 signs of a blogger, I  may be just  revealing too much. Stats are important to you. You monitor it with a gusto but  (hopefully) not against other bloggers but with comparison to yourself and previous months (or days). When you do worse...
    by at September 11th, 2009 at 10:09 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Things Not To Say To Someone Who Just Lost A Job!
    Tweet Ok, so it is called Friday 5 and I know that means it supposed to appear ON Friday but I am sure you read “They Let me Go…” so give me some bandwidth here. For so many people the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series has been an anticipated read and trust me I look forward to writing it too.  Well this week I will (as usual) focus on what’s on my...
    by at September 4th, 2009 at 06:09 pm
  • They Let Me Go…
    Tweet It was a call I had dreading, well somewhat. Actually I had stopped expecting it so it was a surprise. When hubby called to say those words, the belated breakfast that I had been dying to eat tasted like charcoal in my mouth. I mean we should be experts of this in my home right? I mean we have gone through enough lay-offs and should be immune to it, right? But...
    by at September 3rd, 2009 at 08:09 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Darndest Things Kids Say!
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series I wanted to deliver the next dose but could not figure out what to write about. I know it is hard to believe but Mommy Niri was at a loss for words (if you think you are having a hard time believing this I can see hubby dearest shaking his head in disbelief). Well fear not, all is not lost. Here I am back with this week’s...
    by at August 28th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • When Did I Become (Alpha) Pig?
    Tweet I know my girls love Super Why, in fact they are addicted to anything with letters and numbers (hey, I don’t pick on your kids so leave mine alone). I know they are freaky kids but they are my freaky kids. Anyway you would have read my post on Super Why (read Meet Angela Santomero, creator of Super Why)but what you don’t know is my kids roleplay a...
    by at August 22nd, 2009 at 10:08 pm
  • Friday 5: The 5 Lies Moms Tell!
    Tweet Another Friday passes through as a summer storm makes it way in Boston and we find ourselves waiting anxiously for the next chapter in Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 series. I mean a Friday would not be a Friday without it, right? So this is in celebration of us moms who feel like we are slackers and when we meet the gloaters in moms out there it makes us ill. Well...
    by at August 21st, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Reading To Your Baby Yet?
    Tweet I am not talking about getting out the GRE books while still pregnant, but it is a no-brainer that talking and reading to your baby does make an impact. Children are sponges so it is indeed an honor to give them appropriate material to soak in. Education is a very passionate subject to me so I love being a part of anything to deal with it. I know it is difficult...
    by at August 18th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Size Does Matter!
    Tweet I just needed a new laptop, the older one had a battery so fried that I was practically married to the outlet. People stared at me unbelievably, like I was an idiot, and asked why don’t I just buy one. Well I am one of those people who analyze the value first. I did not mind getting a new battery but was not so sure that something else would pack up. Anyway...
    by at August 18th, 2009 at 07:08 pm
  • Snazl Stories: What You Wanted To Know, But Were Afraid To Ask!
    Tweet So we had a lot of fun and I had many questions after the show. Here are a few: Ooooh I missed your show, can I watch a copy of it? Actually the show per-se is not live just the actual chat that is liev and uploads around it. So you can watch it anytime YOU want. Do I need a login for SnazL? Only if you want to join the chat. To watch you don’t need one....
    by at August 18th, 2009 at 11:08 am
  • The Power To Help Education With $10,000 !
    Tweet [ CLICK HERE TO POST YOUR IDEAS BY SEPT 1st TO WIN $10,000 FOR A SCHOOL] I was at a party recently and friends asked me what do I do with stuff I get through blogging (from attending parties/events and reviews) and I replied I give it away. When the shell-shocked look faded some understanding of the concept set in that the power to make someone happy by giving...
    by at August 16th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • SnazL Sneak Peak Week 2: School On My Mind!
    Tweet So week 1 of Mommy Niri’s 1st Live Video show has been fun. Mommy Niri, along with 7 other bloggers, will continue to be Featured SnazL Bloggers for the next 7 weeks. This week I will be speaking School! So grab, or make, your best videos about anything school. How you feel about your child’s 1st day at school (or return), or what Back To School means...
    by at August 16th, 2009 at 08:08 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Things That Make Me Smile!
    Tweet As part of my Friday 5 series, Mommy Niri is trying to be early this week and sipping a Starbucks Chai, in Starbucks no less, and dishing out this week’s dose. Sipping a Starbucks Chai Latte, allows me to ignore the whining happening in the backseat between the girls. Did I mention the girls are strapped (nice and tight) in their seats. If I could just...
    by at August 14th, 2009 at 07:08 am
  • Mommy Niri Live On Snazl Tonight (Wednesday) 9pm EST!
    Tweet I am even nervous to announce it, but Mommy Niri will be at her first live show tonight at 9pm. It is pretty easy to write on the blog but vlogging (video blogging) is something scarily different. Especially if you are not used to have attention on you it might feel disconcerting. Anyway I hope that my readers, and now viewers will get past any glamor they may...
    by at August 12th, 2009 at 05:08 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Frustrating Things About My Man!
    Tweet The past week, after I returned from BlogHer, I found my home in a state that reminded me that dads do it differently. Yes, he did a splendid job holding down the fort, even if he could not hold down the balloon but it has taken me over a week to pick up the remnants. As part of Mommy Niri Friday 5 series I would love to continue my ranting to get it off my chest....
    by at August 7th, 2009 at 09:08 pm