Archive for the ‘NEWS’

  • Have You Seen The Sponsors Supporting Mommy Niri Cares 2010?
    Tweet I am sure you have seen the announcement about Mommy Niri’s new project Mommy Niri Cares 2010, but have you seen the sponsors? I would love to thank the following brands for supporting the Mommy Niri Cares 2010 project: Zulily Downy Klutz Carters PlayDoh Magic Beans Disney Store Corolle Barefoot Books PlaySkool The Big Toy Book My Little Pony Nerf Keep...
    by at December 5th, 2010 at 09:12 pm
  • Announcing: Mommy Niri Cares 2010
    Tweet I am really proud to announce the Mommy Niri Cares 2010 project. As much as I have been involved in several brand campaigns focussed on charity endeavors, this one is being driven by me. Instead of doing a holiday gift guide I opted to do something offline. I know many people are not thinking about whether they will get the latest gadget this holiday but basic...
    by at November 30th, 2010 at 10:11 pm
  • What Makes #HeartOfHaiti So Different?
    Tweet A sense of pride. We all need it. People who are in times of need, need it too. It is ever so humbling to ask for help, it takes strength to do that. While there may be people few and far between who may be content with just taking a handout, more people just want a chance, an opportunity, to carry their own load. When you use words like “aid” it comes...
    by at November 28th, 2010 at 08:11 pm
  • Malls Start To Ring In The Season!
    Tweet I was at an event in the Linden Square Mall recently to a night of fun where the tenants of the mall, based in Wellseley- MA, displayed their wares. The mall was certainly on the upper scale featuring more stylish, trendy and non chain like stores. I was lucky enough to take a tour of them with a few bloggers. My favorite has got to be the Magic Beans children’s...
    by at November 23rd, 2010 at 07:11 pm
  • Ruckus Media’s The Velveteen App – Get It Free! (11/25-11/29)
    Tweet I got to meet the wonderful folks from Ruckus Media a few weeks ago at a launch party – which was held at Fablevision in Boston. Now marry together great technology + illustrations to make any artist proud + voiced over by famous actors + classic stories and you can’t have anything else but a smashing hit. Since I was already familiar with some works...
    by at November 23rd, 2010 at 05:11 pm
  • Small Business Saturday!
    Tweet Thanks to American Express for sponsoring my writing today about small businesses.  American Express is presenting Small Business Saturday, a way to honor the local merchants who are the backbone of the economy, this Saturday, November 27.  They’re offering statement credits to people who shop at small businesses, advertising for small-business...
    by at November 22nd, 2010 at 08:11 pm
  • Meet Karen Walrond, On A Quest To Discover The Beauty Of Different!
    Tweet I have been in awe of Karen (also known as Chookooloonks) for a long time. I finally managed to get up close and chat to her while at Evo Conference. Somebody was whispering that Karen is the one person to take your picture as she captures the essence perfectly.  I spied her taking someone’s pictures and I tried to take her picture and the next thing I knew...
    by at November 20th, 2010 at 09:11 pm
  • I Am A Heart Of Haiti Ambassador!
    Tweet I am a sucker for all things charity, really I am. I seldom say no to be part of a campaign if it involves a charity. Somehow it all makes sense in the whole reason I love blogging. Anyway I will be adding more details about this later but I just wanted to let you know I will be a Heart Of Haiti Ambassador. I will be sharing more details about the entire program...
    by at November 19th, 2010 at 09:11 pm
  • Meeting Victoria Kann – Psst.. New Book In Pinkalicious Series!
    Tweet While I was at the Time To Play event in New York I got to meet Victoria Kann. Anyone who has girls (and some who don’t) may have heard of Victoria Kann, author of the famous Pinkalicious book and several more in the series. The other books pale in comparison to her fabulous book about the girl who eats pink cupcakes and becomes pink – the solution...
    by at November 18th, 2010 at 12:11 pm
  • I’m An Activator on “Well, Then” – Harvard Pilgrim’s Community Site!
    Tweet Some exciting news, for the next few months I will be an Activator on the community website “Well, Then!” which is part of Harvard Pilgrim. Why do I love this gig? Except for the fact that I am getting paid for it, I love that I get to be, well, me! I am not promoting anything (which is rare when you are getting paid). I am not sticking links all over...
    by at November 16th, 2010 at 07:11 pm
  • Neighborhood Toy Store Day!
    Tweet This Saturday, November 13th is Neighborhood Toy Store Day. I don’t know about you but I love the local toy stores. They are quaint and have less of that mass produced-wholesaler-like feeling. Also if you noticed the feel is less plasticky and though they may have electronics, it is not the not so predominant. You know how it seems like everyone has that...
    by at November 11th, 2010 at 09:11 pm
  • Amazon And Pedophiles – Why I Will Never Shop At Amazon.com Again!
    Tweet Dear Amazon, It is time we parted ways. I have known you, and trusted you, from the shores of South Africa but the time has come to bid you farewell. I wish it was on sweeter terms of our parting but every time I look at my children I and recall what you promoted it makes me want to vomit. Speaking about vomit, I meant to put this post up last night but my sick...
    by at November 11th, 2010 at 07:11 am
  • The Other Child…
    Tweet As I watch my 3 year old act out pulling her 5 year old sister’s hair for the 100th time instinctively I wanted to punish her by taking some favorite toy or at the very least a timeout. The only issue is I would have doled several of those in a day for all the hitting or throwing stuff already. To an onlooker it may sound like a open and shut case of an undisciplined...
    by at November 8th, 2010 at 07:11 pm
  • A Drive Through White Mountain National Forest, NH
    Tweet Living in New England we are not only pelted with snow, but we are also witness to one of the most beautiful places to be in Fall. It truly is breath taking to be able to see it for yourself. Simple drives to drop off your kid to school become a spectacle on its own. In fact it has been difficult to not stop the car and take pictures all the way. So whether you...
    by at November 2nd, 2010 at 09:11 pm
  • Happy Halloween!
    Tweet HAPPY HALLOWEEN from Mommy Niri
    by at October 31st, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • First Annual NYC Spin-a-Thon to benefit The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care
    Tweet Previously only held in Long Island for the past 5 years, this time the Spin-A-Thon will be held this Saturday in Manhattan. On October 30th 25 cyclists will face the challenge of completing four consecutive 35-minute spin classes and one Pilates class at four separate New York Sports Club fitness centers throughout Soho and Greenwich Village.   To take the cycling...
    by at October 29th, 2010 at 05:10 pm
  • The Talk Hosts Answer Mommy Niri’s Question On Balance In The Home!
    Tweet Some time earlier we got to interview Holly R. Peete for the launch of her book My Brother Charlie. That book and her interview had subsequently led me to start a few projects that I am proud of and are close to my heart. I was invited to a round table discussion with her and the other hosts of the talk show The Talk but sadly decided against as I had been traveling...
    by at October 28th, 2010 at 08:10 pm
  • Davis Farm Land Offers Fun Activities To Boston Families!
    Tweet You know how you have that one special place that your family goes to every year? Davis Farm has been that summer tradition for us. This year I felt ready, I had already passes I had bought for half price from one of those radio sites. Only thing was Summer decided to zip past me and I was feeling anxious to get there in the one of 2 free weekends that I had no...
    by at October 26th, 2010 at 06:10 am
  • Strega Nona Musical Hits Boston!
    Tweet Live shows are always a treat. Musical shows guarantees that my kids will be enthralled. Well I should correct that to say kid’s shows. Currently both are rampant on a stage of enchantment and amazing enough are more excited than scared at some parts.  Anyway, this October Strega Nona the Musical is coming to Boston. Based on the popular children’s...
    by at October 21st, 2010 at 08:10 am
  • Hane’s And Breast Cancer Awareness!
    Tweet You would have to be living under a rock to not know that October is Breast Cancer Month. Everyone knows at least someone who has suffered from Breast Cancer.  Hanes created a new Design and Buy program that allows people to design their own shirts embellished with messages of hope, love and support.  Custom made shirts are always a rave but here it is for a...
    by at October 21st, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Dance With The Rockettes! (Coming To Boston)
    Tweet Guess who is coming to town? The awesome Rockettes that the holiday season would be incomplete without are coming to a city near you. I am pretty excited as I have never seen the Rockettes, other than on television. Timing could not be more perfect, and I don’t just mean the holiday season, I mean that my girls are so interested in dance these days. The...
    by at October 21st, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Meet Lynn Maslen, Author And Managing Partner At Bob Books Publications!
    Tweet I love educational books. I do. It must be the geek in me. Needless to say the fact that my daughters are early readers and love books too thrills me to bits. We use early reading material in my home – but as fun. I don’t believe you can, or should, force a child to learn. Children learn at their own pace and I think making them not hate learning is...
    by at October 20th, 2010 at 05:10 pm
  • Healthy Habits Kitchen Dishes Out Delicious Meals!
    Tweet It was a few months ago I came across the Healthy Habits Kitchen. I know it has taken a while to get this up but I loved this whole concept and I felt I had to share it with you all. Picture this: a company which believes so strongly about families eating healthy at home that they simplified it until the finer details. Well, with a few important differences. They...
    by at October 19th, 2010 at 08:10 pm
  • Finally, A Video Of Our Carnival Cruise!
    Tweet FINALLY – It is here. Those cruise pictures that everyone has been waiting for.  Yes, it has been long overdue, but you try to reduce the gazillion womderful memories into something that won’t take you all day to view. Anyway, it is here: And if you missed any of our recaps: http://www.mommyniri.com/2010/09/cruising-our-way-carnival-style/ http://www.mommyniri.com/2010/09/checking-in/ http://www.mommyniri.com/2010/09/floored-with-food/ http://www.mommyniri.com/2010/09/room-with-a-view/ http://www.mommyniri.com/2010/09/cruising-without-children/ http://www.mommyniri.com/2010/10/lifes-a-beach/
    by at October 11th, 2010 at 09:10 pm
  • Life’s A Beach!
    Tweet Well it has been for the past 3 days. This summer the only beach day my kids have had is a playdate with a friend and a birthday party and I have well felt guilty about not being able to spend more time with my laptop than on activities with my kids. Oh, don’t conjure neglected kids in your mind, I am a SAHM so being 24/7 with my kids is what I do but lately...
    by at October 11th, 2010 at 08:10 pm
  • Meet Jessica, Blogger And Ebay Extraordinaire!
    Tweet Jessica, who blogs at The Unemployed Mom, holds a very dear place in my heart. When I decided to move my blog to its own domain and also into a commercial arena I barely knew anyone. I was nominated for a Nickelodeon Parent’s Pick Award and even though I had no illusions of winning, I was shocked by the support I received. It was during that time I got to...
    by at October 8th, 2010 at 09:10 pm
  • Dora And Friends Magazine Launches!
    Tweet I am a fan of all things Dora (except maybe that tween Dora thing) and just learned that there will be a magazine launching with the focus on Dora (and her friends) I just had to share. I have not yet seen the magazine but I plan to soon (I promise to share my views on the Mommy Niri page so stay tuned there). The magazine will be bi-monthly and a whopping 36 pages....
    by at September 19th, 2010 at 09:09 pm
  • Cruising With(out) Children!
    Tweet So I had enjoyed my earlier trip, without kids. Drawing from past experiences on planes and hotels I was not altogether looking forward to 8 days on a trip with my kids. Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids – to death – but I don’t always enjoy every little thing they do. Having 2 young and highly adventurous kids means they get into everything, and then...
    by at September 10th, 2010 at 07:09 pm
  • Room With A View!
    Tweet The last time, or rather the first time I booked a cruise was in 2003. We had just bought our first house and I knew my fiscally focused husband would be penny watching so I wanted to make one big splurge. Trouble was coming from a poorer background splurging was not in my genes. So I indulged cautiously. I found a 3 day cruise in our BJ’s flyer (to those not...
    by at September 7th, 2010 at 04:09 am
  • Floored With Food!
    Tweet I love food! There I said it, deal with it. I am one of those people who thinks of food first when someone mentions a special occasion. I do. I could watch Food Network all day (but I don’t). Food is certainly my Achilles Heel. So when I decided to become a vegetarian about 12 years ago I had to psyche myself that being a vegetarian could be just fun. It was...
    by at September 6th, 2010 at 09:09 am
  • Checking In…
    Tweet For all the magnitude of the ship and the thought that 2,500 passengers that needed to get on you would be forgiven to think that checking in would be a huge zoo-like room. Tag along 2 kids and you would be further adding chaos to the mix. Not so! Yes, we did not print out stuff like we should have (his fault, not that I am pointing fingers or anything) but they...
    by at September 5th, 2010 at 07:09 am
  • Cruising Our Way, Carnival Style!
    Tweet So you may have heard, or may not. But Mommy Niri is going to be sailing away on a Carnival Cruise Line. The Papa Post and the kiddos will be joining in too. When I was approached by the wonderful folks at Carnival Cruise Lines (read more an their announcement post of Mom Blogger Ambassadors ) I was suspicious. Well wouldn’t you be? A vacation with my family...
    by at September 3rd, 2010 at 09:09 am
  • Nate Berkus And Me!
    Tweet So when I received an  invitation to attend the launch party for the Nate Berkus Show I have to admit that I had no idea who he was. And if you are wondering if mommy niri has been living under a rock, the answer would be yes,with just kiddie shows as my entertainment. When I mentioned him to my single girlfriend her squeals of delight made me realize that I was...
    by at August 31st, 2010 at 12:08 pm
  • A Red Carpet Correspondent Blogger? Get Your Voting Fingers On!
    Tweet Get this: Mommy Niri, along with 10 other bloggers were selected by Honda to attend Variety’sPower of Women event September 30th. So while I begin to trade my flip-flops for a glass slipper for a Red Carpet event there is more news to share. Two of the 11 bloggers will be chosen to be the Red Carpet Correspondent, presented by Lifetime. We all had to submit...
    by at August 21st, 2010 at 08:08 pm
  • Bloggers Hit The Today Show (Including Mommy Niri)
    Tweet It was at the time that invites to various parties were flowing in (note to companies – the BlogHer dates are set far in advance, leaving it until last minute to invite bloggers is not smart) and I had received an invite for The Today’s Show. I had been earlier, over a year ago to be precise, to an event with the producers of The Today Show at the...
    by at August 17th, 2010 at 02:08 pm