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  • Lessons Of The Heart!
    Tweet Ever get that weird sense of pride and fear all wrapped in one? Ever feel there must be some mistake as you type in “Kiddo starts 2nd grade” (or whatever grade) in your Facebook status? Ever be so consumed at how crazy they drove you all summer and then...
    by at August 29th, 2012 at 11:08 am
  • A Trip To Mexico! #azulplay
    Tweet The last time I was headed to Mexico, I was pregnant and my flight was delayed for 5 hours. They were de-icing the plane, I had no food, and I missed the cruise I was going to take. I was hungry and sad. I cried. A lot! I cried so much that the airline guys on my...
    by at August 21st, 2012 at 11:08 am
  • Free Haircuts For Kids All August At JC Penney!
    Tweet There are some things I am very excited to share with my friends because I know we are all looking for bargains. So even though JC Penney decided to sponsor this post, I would love sharing it anyway. Look, school is upon us (I know, right) and though you are so wrapped...
    by at August 1st, 2012 at 08:08 am
  • Speaking To Gymnast Nastia Liukin, And The Fisher Price Fantastic Gymnastics Dora doll! (Giveaway)
    Tweet So if you are not on the Mommy Niri Facebook page or have not noticed that little badge on my sidebar, you may not have realized that I am a Fisher Price play ambassador. I know! I am pretty psyched too. I had a little visit to their head office in East Aurora,...
    by at July 27th, 2012 at 09:07 pm
  • When I Was Your Age…
    Tweet Ever since I wrote that post on Mother’s Day I have been thinking of my mom and home. In fact even writing this post makes me all queasy inside. Of course that may have something to do with the fact that I woke up at 4am with 2 hours of sleep peppered with...
    by at July 25th, 2012 at 08:07 pm
  • Bookworm Wednesday! Catch A Free Movie In Exchange For A Book Review!
    Tweet I will keep this short. I like movies. I like free movies. I like books. I like my kids reading books. I like rewarding my kids. I like movies (did I say that already?). Showcase cinemas has this fab program which started last week but hey, this girl takes a break...
    by at July 17th, 2012 at 09:07 pm
  • Spiderman And Kelloggs: A Heroic Start To The Day!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Janice! When two things I love meet, it just seems right. I am a movie girl and though I have yet to see The Amazing Spiderman, it earmarked for me to get to it. I am not a huge superhero girl, but Spiderman is my guy, or superhero...
    by at July 17th, 2012 at 09:07 pm
  • How To Train Your Dragon Live: The VIP Way!
    Tweet Earlier I posted about the show How To Train Your Dragon. Since I was provided “Hero’s Welcome” VIP tickets for my family, I wanted to share with you my experience in case you wanted to explore that ticket option for the show in your city. The...
    by at July 16th, 2012 at 10:07 pm
  • Are You Getting The Full Picture?
    Tweet You may have noticed that things around here don’t seem as busy as usual. That has nothing to do with having nothing to share with you but more about a mixture of timing and focus. I do want to share the latest and greatest in everything from happenings to...
    by at July 12th, 2012 at 08:07 pm
  • A Chat With John Leguizamo About Ice Age: Continental Drift, And More!
    Tweet Earlier I was invited to a press event with John Leguizamo and Queen Latifah in LA. It happened to be the day before I was hosting a joint birthday party for my kids. I said yes at first (sucker for the Queen – and the only Queen I am a fan of) and even had...
    by at July 12th, 2012 at 08:07 am
  • It is not everyday that you learn baseball from the Red Sox coach at Fenway Park!
    Tweet Last year I was invited to be part of the CVS Caremark All Kids Can program, sadly my daughter fell ill so it fell through. This year though I was excited to be part of it. As a mom to a kid with Autism, I knew that this program was close to my heart.   What is...
    by at July 9th, 2012 at 09:07 pm
  • My thoughts on Brave, The Disney/Pixar movie!
    Tweet So by now you would have watched the movie Brave and if you have not, what are you waiting for? I have to admit I am a sucker for movies and if it is kid-friendly then all the better because it means I can share the big theater experience with my family. Movies beyond...
    by at July 9th, 2012 at 07:07 am
  • Physics Of Roller Coasters At Six Flags!
    Tweet This was already posted at Dads Do Good but am posting here to make sure my amazing readers do not miss on this amazing opportunity. Dads do Good is an amazing community where they try to mix bonding, fun and learning. They hosted an amazing Math is Fun event earlier...
    by at July 7th, 2012 at 06:07 am
  • The How To Train Your Dragon Live Show hits Boston! (Discount code)
    Tweet I still remember the 1st time watching How to Train Your Dragon: it was ridiculously late yet I took the kids, because I was dying to watch it. I love watching movies with my kids but I also love movies to appeal to the adventure side in me. I mean with names like...
    by at July 2nd, 2012 at 08:07 am
  • Speaking To Mom Of Jordyn Wieber, USA Olympic Hopeful!
    Tweet While I was in Chula Vista, the USA training grounds for the Olympics, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to see several Olympic hopefuls as they trained. Kelloggs is sponsoring several Olympic hopefuls and the thing that I love immensely about Kelloggs...
    by at June 27th, 2012 at 08:06 pm
  • Lego Brick Separator
    Tweet I am having a Lego party for my girls this Sunday. Though I am not a crafty person and have no patience for it, Pinterest has helped me plenty to save some face. I will be posting about it later so watch this space. Anyway I was in the Lego store in the mall and...
    by at June 25th, 2012 at 07:06 pm
  • Summer Reading Gets Easier With PBS!
    Tweet If you are a frequent reader at my blog you will know how strongly I feel about education. When PBS asks if I want to host a summer reading party, I get giddy just thinking about it. What toys are in most houses is what books are in mine. In fact hubby and I cleared...
    by at June 19th, 2012 at 08:06 pm
  • The Definition Of A Dad!
    Tweet When I was around 14 years I remembered a friend asking me if I missed my dad, who had died a year ago. I took a split-second to reply that I missed having a dad. She misunderstood it to mean I missed my dad so I quickly corrected her that I missed the concept of...
    by at June 16th, 2012 at 06:06 am
  • CSI skills to solve the mystery, the kiddie way!
    Tweet I have always been a huge fan of iRobot so when they invited me for a special press day to talk about the launch of Science From Scientists, without hearing the details, I said yes! Although the invite included details, which I later had to scramble and read to catch...
    by at May 30th, 2012 at 09:05 pm
  • Fun Free Attractions Every Friday In Massachusetts!
    Tweet You know what’s coming up, don’t you? Summer vacation and you know what that means? Yes, you need to supply the oodles of fun to make the summer memorable. Trips to attractions are fun yet can sometimes end up being quite costly. I don’t normally...
    by at May 29th, 2012 at 07:05 pm
  • Disney Pixar Summer Movie Weekend (May 25-28) At AMC Theaters!
    Tweet I just spotted this and had to share. 4 of Disney Pixar classic movies will be screened this Memorial weekend exclusively at AMC theaters. The $6 tickets are sure to run out so I would pre-order them. Also note that these are shown at select theaters so you may want...
    by at May 24th, 2012 at 07:05 pm
  • Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long!
    Tweet This will be the 3rd year that I will be signing up for the “Kids Bowl Free” program. Last year I could totally see how much my kids learned from the year before and truthfully I love seeing how much they develop their skills.  What I totally love is...
    by at May 24th, 2012 at 07:05 pm
  • To (Junie) B (Jones) Or Not To (Junie) B (Jones)?
    Tweet I have had a love-hate relationship with Junie B. Jone’s book.  I have early readers in my home (and I mean REALLY early readers) but not necessarily lovers of reading. My oldest kid dislikes the time it takes her from her play time and that amazes me since...
    by at May 22nd, 2012 at 08:05 pm
  • Social Media 101 For Social Good Breakfast In Boston (5/24/12)!
    Tweet When the wonderful folks wanted to partner over with me to host a small class over breakfast, there was no way I would say NO. Eventbrite is my go to invitation handling for events and I was excited to partner with them. The bonus: teaching a class of social media...
    by at May 21st, 2012 at 07:05 pm
  • Speaking At She Streams Conference!
    Tweet A few weeks ago I headed to Fort Lauderdale in Florida to speak at a conference called She Streams. I had never been to it before but had heard many a wonderful thing from the 1st one held last year. Besides Maria Bailey, the founder of the conference, has been known...
    by at May 21st, 2012 at 09:05 am
  • A Gem Of A Teacher!
    Tweet When we bought our home, it was based on the most we could afford but with as close to Boston as possible. I had never even heard of our town before then. Our neighbors said it was a great place for kids, hubby and I just wanted enough parking for our friends and...
    by at May 19th, 2012 at 04:05 am
  • Got 3 Minutes? Download Free Copy of eBook And Get Clorox Coupon!
    Tweet You remember when I asked you what you would do if you had 3 minutes some time earlier? Well it seems like you guys, and several more moms had so many brilliant ideas that we actually now have a book. So while I know we have a gazillion ideas and just not enough...
    by at May 17th, 2012 at 05:05 pm
  • Hey Kiddo, Meet Archie!
    Tweet Did you comics as a kid? I did and though my teacher raised her eyebrows at me considering the shortened words and peppered slang not good reading material, they were the sprinkles to my ice-cream. I was a last-minute study kind of girl, and I still thrive on deadlines,...
    by at May 16th, 2012 at 08:05 am
  • Kidz Bop Ultimate Hits!
    Tweet For a long time I have been extra careful about exposure to the music pumped out today. If you scrutinize the lyrics you could forgive this mama for that. Of course deciphering the lyrics itself is a mighty task on its own and was a reason I considered to just let...
    by at May 15th, 2012 at 08:05 am
  • Stocked on Summer dresses yet?
    Tweet I have bare minimum staples that I rely on, especially in winter. Jeans seems to be the order of the day and if you find one that fits you perfectly, it is worth its weight in gold. But nothing screams summer like a summer dress. Now since I grew up in South Africa...
    by at May 14th, 2012 at 09:05 am
  • Hey Mom, I Miss You!
    Tweet Dear Mom, For several years after you passed away I hated Mother’s Day. I know I should not, but every time I saw people go on about Mother’s Day it bothered me and reminded me that I did not have a mom (or a dad for that matter). I would not cry, to...
    by at May 13th, 2012 at 05:05 am
  • What My Blogging Friends Want This Mother’s Day!
    Tweet     Two years ago I did a What Mom Bloggers want for Mother’s Day  post and it was so fun to not only write but to read it, I decided to do it again this year. Stacie (Divine Miss Mommy) Grey Goose Vodka,  something to give me fresh orange juice...
    by at May 12th, 2012 at 07:05 pm
  • Archery Lessons From An Olympic hopeful (Jake Kaminski)? Why yes, I did!
    Tweet Seriously I did! There is so much to talk about my trip to Chula Vista that I have done what most overwhelmed and excited people do: Nothing! Not knowing where to start and where to end and wondering whether these posts could even begin to capture my emotions and...
    by at May 12th, 2012 at 05:05 am
  • It Is Mango Season, Are You Ready?
    Tweet That sounded way better than “It is bikini season” right? Of course eating a mango has got to be one of the least stressful activities one can do this summer. I grew up eating mangos, I mean tons and tons of mangos (no exaggeration) at all. I had them...
    by at May 11th, 2012 at 07:05 pm
  • Win A Gift Basket And Gift Card From Stop & Shop
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Monica! Yeah, I kinda just realized that I have not had any contest for my fellow moms for Mother’s Day and I have been traveling crazily. I honestly am struggling so much with keeping up I toyed with getting an intern, but...
    by at May 9th, 2012 at 06:05 pm