Archive for the ‘MY VIEWS’

  • Friday 5: 5 Signs Of Second Child Syndrome!
    Tweet Just watching how my children interact with each other is an education for me. Although I wait in anticipation for those moments of affection I hate to admit that they are peppered with far too many squabbles. Siblings are surely something else. With many of my friends having their second babies memories came flooding back to me. Of course having my younger...
    by at July 31st, 2009 at 09:07 pm
  • That’s Ingenious: The iRobot (Makers of Roomba & Scooba) Tour!
    Tweet I was away on the long July 4th weekend (yes the same weekend I got my 1st speeding ticket for $200) I was thrilled to get an twitter message that the company has been trying to get hold of me for an iRobot blogging event. Truth be told, I listened to nothing of the finer details as I trusted that anything this company did would be in keeping with its tradition...
    by at July 30th, 2009 at 08:07 am
  • The BlogHer Hangover!
    Tweet It seemed months away, and that gave me hope to get into shape, but somehow the time flew and so did those dieting hopes. I tried in the last few days to not get caught up in the whole hysteria. I packed very little and prided myself on taking it easy.  I had already registered for all the parties and did not bother sweeping the conference agenda very finely,...
    by at July 28th, 2009 at 09:07 pm
  • Balloon Delivery
    Tweet This post has moved to: http://www.thepapapost.com/balloon-delivery/
    by at July 26th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Things Mommy Niri Won’t Be Doing This Friday
    Tweet To ensure the tradition of Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 continues, I am providing this week’s dose from the windy city Chicago. You would already know what I am doing here if you have been following my blog, but just incase you are new (welcome) I am attending the BlogHer conference in Chicago. There are many things I will be getting up to: makeovers, massages,...
    by at July 24th, 2009 at 11:07 am
  • Go On, Tell Ford What Women Want!
    Tweet Well hold back on asking for a contraption for folding laundry or emptying the dishwasher, I don’t think Ford is equipped yet (but I guess it won’t hurt to ask, right?), but let us focus on cars. Wondering why on earth you should bother telling me? Well Mommy Niri got accepted into the Ford Ride and Drive Program at BlogHer and Ford would love to...
    by at July 19th, 2009 at 09:07 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Reasons I Love My GPS!
    Tweet I know you already read my older post “GPS: Finally A Way For Men To Ask For Directions!” , but I have to tell you why I absolutely love my GPS and what better time than my weekly Friday 5 series. I am reducing my carbon footprint. Not only am I saving all those trees by not having to print all those directions, my car is a little less messier too....
    by at July 17th, 2009 at 09:07 pm
  • Preschool And The Sibling Separation
    Tweet Siblings! They fight! Constantly! Over everything! Anyone who has more than child most likely suffers the same fate. No matter how you yell out “Share!”, “Who had it first?”, “Wait your turn!” or “Give it back!” it is practically useless as you have to repeat the same thing a little while later. When you receive...
    by at July 14th, 2009 at 09:07 pm
  • TBS Brings Family Nights With The Bill Engvall Show
    Tweet TBS is aiming at bringing Saturday night back to the old family night by having family sitcom The Bill Engvall Show be part of the summer viewing. I am a big fan of sitcoms, while my husband not so. He can’t wrap his head around the automatic laughter while I need that dose of sitcom material to relax. Truth is I have not been keeping up with many (read...
    by at July 11th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Positive Things About Boston’s Awful Rainy Weather!
    Tweet Boston is not known for charm of its weather, except maybe fall where people flock to see the leaves change color. I won’t argue that the sight is worth the trekking to Boston, but come winter we are are so bogged with snow. I always moan that Boston is the last to know of Summer and the first to know of Winter. Maybe my moaning and groaning is partly due...
    by at July 10th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • GPS: Finally A Way To Get Men To Ask For Directions!
    Tweet Well to not wreak a barrage of insults hurled at me for that somewhat sexist title, maybe I should say “Finally a way to get my husband to ask for directions.” I have wanted a GPS for ages and always was rebuked about it by hubby dearest for the cost and need. I could go on and list all the times we were lost either for the lack of clear directions...
    by at July 10th, 2009 at 07:07 pm
  • Bloggers Bowl For Autism At BlogHer!
    Tweet BlogHer conferences are known for being drastically different to technology conferences in that there is a relaxed atmosphere of inclusion. Here everyone wants to make connection with everyone. Well if you think the conferences are fun, wait until you hear the big party line ups. Now companies strategically place themselves with parties to gain some publicity...
    by at July 9th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Speeding My Way To A $200 Ticket!
    Tweet It had been a while since we had taken a vacation. When the days are not filled with running around 2 crazily active girls, or attending a million birthdays we are caught working. Well for the long July 4th weekend we decided to venture to New Jersey, a place we have many happy memories during our dating years. Also a friend was moving to Switzerland on a research...
    by at July 8th, 2009 at 05:07 am
  • Only 5 Days Left To Vote For Mommy Niri!
    Tweet VOTING CLOSES ON JULY 15th!!! For what has seemed like an eternity the Nickelodeon voting has been going on. It seems like a distant memory when over 2.5 months I learned that Mommy Niri had been nominated for the Nickelodeon Parent’s Pick Award for Best Parenting Blog In Boston. In that time I have been asking (bombarding) my friends to support me, and...
    by at July 7th, 2009 at 10:07 pm
  • Happy Fourth Of July!
    Tweet It has been over 10 years since I have landed to this country. I knew nothing of the country and had never set foot in the USA before I moved here. Television was my only window to what America had to offer. I chose to come here, sadly, based on the fact that I knew no-one here and wanted an adventure. Although many commended the bravery in the move I knew it...
    by at July 4th, 2009 at 08:07 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Potty Tips That Worked For Mommy Niri!
    Tweet Having taken a trip to New Jersey from Boston over the July 4th weekend with my 2 and 4 year old has had many a potty break. After the 23rd potty break it got me thinking that this would be a perfect addition to my weekly Friday 5 Series.  My girls know how to wrangle with my patience by wanting to hit each and every restroom. Yes, I did say “girls”,...
    by at July 3rd, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Meet Brian, The Dad Who Brings Kids Closer To Books!
    Tweet I cam across Brian during the focus with Hooked On Phonics. Being the only guy amongst the callers, he was the only one who did not need to introduce himself each time he spoke. I have always been intrigued when guys take strong parenting roles (as you would have read in my post, Meet Paul, A Stay At Home Dad and Children’s Museum Easton Celebrating Father’s...
    by at June 29th, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Mommy Shower Part 2: The Celebration!
    Tweet This is the 2nd part in the Mommy Shower series. I hope you read all about our wonderful sponsors in the previous post. I decided to make the event as stress free as possible. It was held early so there were no kid sleeping or nap issues, and also to allow everyone to have afternoons free. I also thought allowing kids and hubbies (so they could take care of kids)...
    by at June 28th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Blogging Lessons I Have Learned!
    Tweet Blogher is a month away but the blogging talk is filling the air. First I was excited about the conference and then the word got out about the parties at night. Can you believe some evenings have 5 or more parties? Then there are public parties and some private ones (ooh the tension mounts as to whether you can get invited to one). To top it all Mommy Niri got...
    by at June 26th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • 5 Features In A Camera That Mommy Niri Can Live Without
    Tweet You would have heard me griping about my whole camera ordeal (if not then read more at my post on “And Then There Was Camera #3” ), and that got me thinking about what I want in a camera or more specifically (and easily) is what I don’t want. I am still trying to figure my way through the maze of choices and so far the options have been overwhelming....
    by at June 23rd, 2009 at 07:06 pm
  • Reading Is For All Seasons!
    Tweet Anyone who knows me, knows I am a strong proponent of education and reading. I grew up on the adage it is ok not to to have food (and at times we did not) but education was not debatable. To many it sounds like just a phrase about the power of education but having personally seen the drastic impact education has in life I will never take it for granted. Along...
    by at June 22nd, 2009 at 04:06 pm
  • Day 3: Baby Smarts – Gift For Soon To Be Parents
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED, Winner: Cynthia C !!! Baby Smarts by Jackie Silberg is a book about developmental baby games. It’s a perfect gift for soon to be parents as they wait for the arrival of their baby. These stimulating games would be well received by both mommy and daddy (and the baby). Babies are so cute that parents can play with them all day. However, Baby Smarts...
    by at June 21st, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • To The Father Of My Girls!
    Tweet I am a SAHM (Stay At Home Mom) and I blog. My darling husband is not fond of expensive gifts and our budget can’t quite afford it so I decided to surprise him with writing a Father’s Day post on him. Knowing my hubby he may just be a tad embarrassed by this gesture, but I am hoping he overcomes it enough to like it. So to the man who is the father...
    by at June 20th, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Reasons Why I Can’t Wait For BlogHer ’09
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series I am going to delve on something into something that has been playing on my mind BlogHer 09 (for those not in the know, and I can’t believe anyone would not know especially if you are a reader of Mommy Niri, BlogHer is the Women’s blogging conference).  I await the BlogHer conference (a special shout out to...
    by at June 19th, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Signs Of Bad Customer Service!
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series, Mommy  Niri has decided to speak on a topic that has been niggling her for a while, Customer Service, or rather Bad Customer Service.  Surprising, isn’t it, that in an economy that is struggling to stay afloat, people have the audacity to display poor customer service? Here are a few of Mommy Niri’s pet...
    by at June 12th, 2009 at 04:06 pm
  • And Then There Was Camera #3!
    Tweet That’s 3 times this week. Yes, 3 times that I was ready to take a perfect shot and my camera died on me. I guess I should be glad it was just batteries with this camera. My camera woes did not begin just here. My saga started around 6 or more years ago when I got the first digital camera (aka camera #1 an Olympus) which was fine until Baby #1 came along....
    by at June 11th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Alliance Against Childhood Obesity
    Tweet Childhood Obesity is the nation’s leading health problem.  Well, I guess that is not news as we have known this for years. However , only now  we are seeing some significant movement – The American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation have formed  The Alliance for a Healthier Generation. It would be interesting to see how the...
    by at June 9th, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Household Chores That I Absolutely Hate!
    Tweet Ok, ok I know Mommy Niri is the latest she has ever been in publishing her Friday 5 series for this week, but truth of the matter is Mommy Niri badly needed some SLEEP.  Now those who know me well that I am not one to ever choose sleep over blogging but I guess my late night in NYC with some of my blogging buddies at the Diane Birch CD release party (and you...
    by at June 5th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Meet Charlene, A Single Mom
    Tweet Charlene is a mom to a beautiful young daughter and she is one one of the most vibrant people I know. Besides her work as a social worker and being dedicated mom, Charlene is an active participant on mommy groups too. If that was not enough to keep her plate full, she is now a  distributor of Shaklee (we will explore this part of Charlene in a separate post...
    by at May 31st, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Top Tips To Being A Good Party Guest
    Tweet As part of the Friday 5 series Mommy Niri continues this week with fresh thoughts her impending daughters’ (yes both of them) birthday festivities the next day. Not sure how to deal with the huge bash but fugured taking some time to write this blog post will prevent me from thinking of ever-growing to-do list. RSVP. Come on, most of the time you know whether...
    by at May 29th, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Finding Slow In A Digital Nation
    Tweet Mommy Niri was invited, along with several bloggers, media representatives and significant educators (professors, teachers and principals) to view the launch of the Digital Nation project at the WGBH studios. Digital Nation will culminate into an hour long documentary (slated to be released in Winter 2010) and a highly interactive website too. Typically documentaries...
    by at May 26th, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Friday 5: The 5 Girlfriends Mommies Keep!
    Tweet This Friday one of my best friends is over for the Memorial Weekend. I am so thrilled that she trudged all the way from Seattle to Boston to spend time with us. Her being here got me thinking about friends and friendships, more specifically the types of friendships we have.  I love spending time with her so I am a bit late in the day with today’s post but...
    by at May 22nd, 2009 at 07:05 pm
  • Stop And Shop Listens To What Mamas Want!
    Tweet Last week Mommy Niri was lucky to be invited along with a few other mom bloggers to hear what advice Andrea Astrachan,  Consumer Advisor for Stop And Shop, had to offer to moms as they navigate their way down the aisles. As the economy hits everyone’s wallet the shopping still continues but habits have been changing. In ensuring the choices just don’t...
    by at May 21st, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Mama’s Encyclopedia
    Tweet Moms are faced with several issues including Stay at Home Moms, Keeping Sparkly Homes, and Pregnant Women. Google for all its greatness hasn’t been all that helpful for parenting information. In comes comes Mamapedia – enables you to search answers for your most pressing questions, such as potty training, childhood crushes, and summer camps,...
    by at May 19th, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Just Call Me Dora!
    Tweet These days my older darling seems to feel the name we have bestowed upon her as something so distasteful that she seethingly reminds us not to call her by it. Yes, you may have read many times of my post on my girls’ love for Dora the explorer (read Dora gets Mommy Niri’s Vote or Yes, I washed that shirt for more insight) but nothing prepared me for...
    by at May 19th, 2009 at 07:05 pm