Archive for the ‘NEWS’

  • 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
  • Johnson’s Girl Talk Party For Autism Awareness!
    Tweet When I cam across an opportunity to host a girl “party” initiated by Johnson’s (you know the folks that make the trusted baby products for generations?) with a focus of raising awareness for a charitable cause – there was no thinking involved. I signed up. Fast forward a few weeks later and I was knee deep in projects but this one I wanted...
    by at August 14th, 2010 at 05:08 am
  • A Limo, A School Bus And A Teacher In Kentucky!
    Tweet A few weeks ago I was approached by The Motherhood and Kleenex (and for an awesome contest I am giving away a month’s supply of Kleenex sneeze shield) about attending a pre-Kindergarten event with my lil Kindergarten-to-be girl. At the time my little girl had been doing a Kindergarten summer camp and was having a rough start. My being away for a few days...
    by at July 26th, 2010 at 07:07 pm
  • Meet The Irresistible Liz Strauss!
    Tweet I met Liz Strauss a year ago a few nights before the actual BlogHer conference in 2009 in Chicago. I have no idea how it happened but I was seated at a table with the likes of Liz, and the guys behind Blog Talk Radio, Whrrl and more amazing companies. Needless to say I was intimidated. I was in awe of the conversation and barely spoke to her. Liz is amazing and...
    by at July 26th, 2010 at 06:07 am
  • Better For BlogHer: Diet Starts Monday!
    Tweet Well actually Wednesday. Make that a Wednesday a few weeks ago. Or rather getting healthy not dieting 2 weeks ago. When I was contacted about attending a luncheon at BlogHer by Healthy Choice I accepted. Then I was offered to be part of a program about getting healthy by BlogHer. I have seen those posts about what to wear for BlogHer. Most annoy me as I love being...
    by at July 20th, 2010 at 08:07 pm
  • Sharing Silly Banz And Doing Good! #77kids
    Tweet So when the discussion surrounding our efforts in Boston to put together an event by 77Kids (the children’s department at American Eagle) and The Motherhood I was still at Evo in Utah. While trying to hash and rehash ideas as to what we could do as we joined other mom bloggers, 77 of them, Do Good at the same time all around the country I was glad that we...
    by at July 17th, 2010 at 09:07 pm
  • So They Let Me Speak At Evo!
    Tweet You know how people always say that there is a good thing to everything than happens (or is that just me)? Well when I was asked to be a keynote speaker at Evo Conference – The evolution of women in social media, I was amazed. I know heavy, right? The team Rachael and Jyl had heard my soppy stories of South Africa and thought they were inspiring. I just thought...
    by at July 9th, 2010 at 08:07 pm
  • Meet Kamran Siddiqi, The 18 Year Old Food Blogger!
    Tweet While I was attending The Martha Stewart Show I met Kamran Siddiqi, a very young food blogger who writes at  The Sophisticated Gourmet.  Normally surrounded by conversation revolving around diapers and school it was refreshing to see Kamran. For someone so young I am continuously impressed by the quality of his blog and the professionalism of his demeanor. When...
    by at June 30th, 2010 at 09:06 pm
  • Camping Newbie Questions Answered By Kit Deslauriers, (The North Face Skier/ Ski Mountaineer)
    Tweet When I was approached by the kind folks at The North Face to talk about June being camping month and host a giveaway as well. I felt I needed more. Truth is I have never camped. Ok, when you pick up jaw off the floor, I want to admit I don’t know why either. I felt weird writing about camping, well, when I have never been. I then realized I can’t be...
    by at June 29th, 2010 at 11:06 am
  • Ziprider – It Is A Scream! No Really It Is!
    Tweet There have been so many adventures at Evo Conference (where I was giving a keynote speech) that I have been trying to wrap my head around them and finally decided I will write a separate post on each so that no post is too long to read and also you can choose what you want to read about. This blog is about news about also as a personal diary that I want to record...
    by at June 29th, 2010 at 10:06 am
  • Heading To Evo? Tiny Prints And Mommy Niri May Have Something For You!
    Tweet So you have already heard that Mommy Niri will be speaking at Evo, but there is more awesome news to share. Tiny Prints is actually helping get Mommy Niri to Utah for the conference. I am actually proud that Tiny Prints have decided to pay part of my conference expenses. I have been extremely careful about advertisers and sponsors that I deal with. Reviewing a...
    by at June 23rd, 2010 at 08:06 pm
  • Choosing A Playset? We Asked The Experts!
    Tweet My family has been back and forth about buying a playset and though we feel strongly that my kiddo would benefit from the physical exercise to help her work on her balance we have been weighing options. Eventually we decided to hold off on buying one as the financial commitment, though a valid investment, is still a huge one. For now I will be hopping over to use...
    by at June 16th, 2010 at 07:06 pm
  • Tim Gunn Puts Bloggers To The Designer Test (ala Project Runway Style)!
    Tweet So I am in Cincinnati and I am totally behind in blogging but I had to do a quick post about my night. I am here to attend Fabric Care University  but we started off with a fun event. Tim Gunn  put the 20 somewhat bloggers in attendance to a designer test. Basically “Project Runway” style we were divided into 5 teams and had to re-design a plain...
    by at June 15th, 2010 at 11:06 am
  • So I Am A Keynote Speaker At Evo Conference – The Evolution Of Women In Social Media!
    Tweet In less than 2 weeks I will be heading to Utah for what already appears to be an amazing conference presented by Jyl from Mom It Forward and Rachael from Today’s Mama. The Evo Conference - The evolution of women in social media 0r in a way that’s easier to grasp – summer bootcamp for bloggers. They not only have an amazing group of inspiring speakers...
    by at June 12th, 2010 at 12:06 pm
  • World Cup Soccer- Go Bafana Bafana!
    Tweet Today World Cup Soccer begins. To me it is especially special as it is held in South Africa. Soccer was a regular part of my school. It was also part of practically every kid’s life. The reason that soccer was so accessible is that you needed nothing, except a ball to play. Shoes, goalposts etc were all (luxury) add-ons. Yes Cricket and Rugby are very much...
    by at June 10th, 2010 at 10:06 pm
  • Kids Bowl Free – All Summer Long!
    Tweet A few weeks ago a friend sent me this link about “Kids Bowl Free” and truthfully I thought it was a gimmick, except I know that she would have spotted it. I was still reluctant as it sounded too good to be true. Local bowling centers provide the Kids Bowl Free - 2 FREE game program. Sounds too good, right? That is what I thought. But it is true....
    by at June 9th, 2010 at 09:06 pm
  • It’s Memorial Day!
    Tweet I was caught having a day out with my family but without a camera (I know bad blogger). I happened to walk across Boston Common and the sight of thousands of flags staked in the ground caught my eye. Man I wish I had my camera, but I did capture a little in the video. Upon investigation I found there were 20,000 flags, one for every fallen soldier and sailor hailing...
    by at May 30th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • The Tale Of Mommy Niri, A Mall And A Mom’s Night Out!
    Tweet So on May 6th Mommy Niri co-hosted a Mom’s Nite Out (part of the National Mom Nite Out) with the Burlington Mall, in MA. Last year I learned, when I took part in the 1st National Mom’s Nite Out, that although being online is great – meeting people IRL (in real life) is great. Well this year I decided to make it even more awesome I combined my...
    by at May 22nd, 2010 at 09:05 pm