Archive for the ‘NEWS’

  • 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
  • Nickelodeon’s Storytime Live Hits Boston (BOGO Discount Code)!
    Tweet Photo Caption The entire cast of STORYTIME LIVE!, including Dora in her princess costume! Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg Last year the only show that my frugal (read cheap) hubby actually paid full price tickets to was to see Dora Live. The fact that I had 2 little hardcore Dora fans at home prompted the purchase but we were pretty skeptical of their worth as our...
    by at May 16th, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • Happy Mother’s Day!
    Tweet Wishing all my readers a very Happy Mother’s Day!
    by at May 7th, 2010 at 11:05 pm
  • Mother’s Day Round-up!
    Tweet There are so many cool things happening around for Mother’s Day and although I caught the tail end of it, here is a teeny-tiny round-up. Feel free to leave any more in the comments below. Oh, and have a wonderful Mother’s Day. Contrary to what you many feel at times – you deserve it! Some interesting reads Happy Mother’s Day! Friday 5:...
    by at May 7th, 2010 at 11:05 pm
  • Time To Play Spring Showcase!
    Tweet So I headed off to the Time To Play showcase in NYC, and how could I not. I have 2 little girls so toys are a big part of our life. There were several toys to check out though I must admit I wish there were more real outdoor toys. True they did have a huge swingset in the middle of the room from Backyard Discovery but you know what I mean. After listening to...
    by at May 2nd, 2010 at 10:05 pm
  • Cupcakes, Cocktails And A Charity Too! Join Me At Mom’s Night Out!
    Tweet So the day is almost here and I am even more excited than my own birthday. You know I asked you to Save the date May 6th, right? Well I hope you have lined up that babysitter, and if it is daddy dearest then just ignore all the mismatched clothing and imagine the fun you are going to have. So even movies (chick flicks baby), mini massages and makeup and more...
    by at April 25th, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • Earth Day Roundup: Giveaways, Events, And More!
    Tweet There is so much going on that I wanted a central place to link to all. Feel free to add your own. Current Contests An eco-friendly playhouse from KidsCraft. Wow Wow Wubbzy Goes Green DVD A Kid’s Vegetable Growing Kit Eco friendly office/school supplies (3 winners) Cool kid happenings (check your local store for details) Home Depot building clinics for...
    by at April 21st, 2010 at 10:04 pm
  • Walking On Wisteria Lane!
    Tweet With David Arquette at Wisteria Lane - Photo Courtesy Con Agra Foods So yes, I walked on Wisteria Lane. Yes, that Wisteria Lane. Truthfully I am doing my readers a disservice here as I am not an avid Desperate Housewives viewer, mmm, okay so I never watched the show and spied one a week before I left to Los Angeles, so when everyone was going gaga over being...
    by at April 18th, 2010 at 08:04 pm
  • Mom’s Nite Out (May 6th) Save The Date!
    Tweet Moms Night Out will be celebrated nationally (check www.momsniteout.com) but I will be at the one in Burlington, MA at the Simon Mall. There will be everything you can imagine for a mom to be pampered but there’s more. As part of the End Child Hunger program I will be collecting food and donations for the local food shelter. If you are a company and want...
    by at April 13th, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • Packing Backpacks At The Los Angeles Food Bank!
    Tweet The plane had barely landed, and lunch and not even digested before we were whisked off to the LA Food Bank. Did I mind? Not one bit. In fact many media trips leave me feeling like an audience. I love it when we get to be an active part of a program. More so when working in a food bank. I had volunteered some years back in the Boston Food Bank so I had a pretty...
    by at April 12th, 2010 at 08:04 pm
  • Chat With Holly Robinson Peete About Her Book “My Brother Charlie”
    Tweet I was fortunate to speak with Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) about her book “My Brother Charlie” (co-authored with her daughter Ryan Elizabeth Peete) along with several top bloggers Jennifer (5MinutesForMom), Fred (MochaDad), Melanie (SavvyAuntie), Abigail (BlackCelebKids), Shannon (Squidalicious) and of course me (Ramesh @ The Papa Post on...
    by at April 10th, 2010 at 06:04 pm
  • A Pretty Corolle Umbrella To Handle April Showers! (Special Offer)
    Tweet I am a huge fan of Corolle and the quality and thought that goes behind their products. I just wanted a quick note to let you know about a special offer they are having. A limited edition Corolle umbrella could be yours just for buying $35 (or more) worth of Corolle products from any specialty store that carries this fine brand. Normally the rain gets me down...
    by at April 9th, 2010 at 10:04 pm
  • We Built A Playground Along With Kaboom, Kool Aid And Rev Run!
    Tweet It was exactly a year ago that I did a post about Kaboom, a group that builds playgrounds all over the country, so I was (pleasantly) surprised when I was asked to join Kaboom and Kool Aid to build a new playground in Inglewood, California. As much as media events are fun I was worried about having to look at other people working to build a playground. Though I...
    by at April 3rd, 2010 at 08:04 pm
  • Arthur Explores Asperger’s Syndrome! [VIDEO Details]
    Tweet George introduces us to Carl [video] > Updated 04/02/2012 [new video]   With one in 150 kids being diagnosed with being on the Autism Spectrum understanding, while we seek for answers, is of utmost importance. Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism, is addressed in an episode of Arthur, which will be broadcast on Monday April 5th on PBS Kids. I liked...
    by at March 30th, 2010 at 09:03 pm
  • I Know About Child Hunger, And Wish No Child Should!
    Tweet I am sure you have read about my latest amazing initiative To End Child Hunger.   The statistics are alarming. The poverty rate is 14% in Massachusetts alone, with a rate of 18% nationally. Scary stuff, right? You can check out these along with other amazing statistics for your local region can be seen on the Child Hunger Ends Here site (click on About Child...
    by at March 22nd, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Kirstie Alley’s “Big Life”!
    Tweet I don’t watch reality television. There I said it! Now that is off my chest I feel relieved. I know there is a swarm of people out there that live on reality television and I don’t judge them, it is just not my cup of tea. I did agree to review Kirstie Alley’s new series called “Big Life” and I think in part because I have a soft...
    by at March 17th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • The Man Behind SEOmoz, Rand Fishkin
    Tweet This post has moved to: http://www.thepapapost.com/the-man-behind-seomoz-rand-fishkin/
    by at March 16th, 2010 at 08:03 pm