Archive for the ‘MY VIEWS’

  • 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
  • Friday 5: 5 Things I Appreciate Now That I Am A Mom!
    Tweet The Mommy Niri Friday 5 Series, continues this Friday and yes I am late again but officially it is still Friday so no rules broken (yet). This Friday I wanted to take special note of many things that have been around for a while but have only garnered attention since I became a mom. Forgive the picture reuse, as my camera decided to crash on Mother’s Day!...
    by at May 15th, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Mommy Niri + ItzaBitza = Best BlogHer Yet!
    Tweet It is with much excitement that I would like to announce that Sabi Games will be sponsoring Mommy Niri to the BlogHer 2009 conference in Chicago.  I have been skeptical about accepting any sponsorships or advertising as it was extremely important that the affiliation I held with any company be one I could hold with pride. During a product review process a few...
    by at May 11th, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Mommy Niri Nominated For Best Local Blog In Nickelodeon Parents’ Pick Awards!
    Tweet You can Vote daily! How wonderful it was to get an email on Friday to let me know that Mommy Niri has been nominated for a Nickelodeon’s Parent’s Pick Award in the Best Local Blog section. The surprise soon subsided and then I went on in disbelief to see if it was some prank. I mean Mommy Niri is some little player in this blogging space so it was...
    by at May 10th, 2009 at 01:05 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Last Minute Ideas For Mother’s Day
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 Series, I am going to focus on again on Mother’s Day. Yes, I know I covered it last week in what not to do for Mother’s Day, but I decided to help you out this. Since I know several of you are last minute guys (ahem, honey I hope you are reading this too) I hope this will help you out. 1.      Take the kids...
    by at May 8th, 2009 at 07:05 pm
  • Mom’s Nite Out! Are You In?
    Tweet The first National Mom’s Nite Out is scheduled for May 7th, 2009 and includes special events, virtual communal celebrations and the common goal of celebrating motherhood. More than 200 mom bloggers, 50 mom websites, and a dozen companies have committed to giving Moms a well-deserved night off. “Our goal in hosting National Mom’s Nite Out is to...
    by at May 3rd, 2009 at 02:05 pm
  • Friday 5: What Not To Do This Mother’s Day!
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 Series, I am going to focus on Mother’s Day. Yes, I know it is a week away but that is enough time to get the hints going to hubby dear. Better yet, use the Share This option at the bottom of this page and send him a copy. As a note I will be celebrating Mother’s Day this entire month with fabulous giveaways and articles,...
    by at May 1st, 2009 at 01:05 pm
  • This Mother’s Day Honor Your Mom, While Helping The Homeless
    Tweet This Mother’s Day you can help the homeless and make your mother proud. For $25 donation a hand-written card will be sent as a thank you to your mom. What a wonderful feeling to know that the proceeds from this program benefit the Women’s Lunch Place. The Women’s Lunch Place has been serving Boston’s poor and homeless women for more than...
    by at April 29th, 2009 at 10:04 pm
  • Hooked On Phonics Launches New Blog
    Tweet It is not often you come across companies that make you proud to the bone. Reading is such a fundamental core to education and when a company makes it their business to support this you can’t help but take notice. After years of promoting phonics a company becomes entrenched in being the benchmark for reading. Of course you know who I mean, Hooked On Phonics....
    by at April 29th, 2009 at 09:04 am
  • Games For Autistic Children
    Tweet As part of my tribute to the April dedication to Autism, here is my 2nd article in the feature. Make sure you read the post on the AMC and Autism. Here we explore Children Succeed, an online company offering games that help strengthen social and communication skills for children on the Autism spectrum. I spoke to Joan Nash who began this company in November 2008,...
    by at April 27th, 2009 at 09:04 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Easy Ways To Go Green
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 Series, it made sense to focus on Earth Day. I will make it simple as small steps get us there, eventually. Every little change makes a difference.  Here are just 5 easy ways to go green. 1.      Use dishtowels in the kitchen. I am still working on getting this one perfected, but when I do cave into paper towels I make...
    by at April 24th, 2009 at 01:04 am
  • Privacy Please!
    Tweet My (poor) husband was getting about his business showering while my little daughter Miss B and I were brushing our teeth (yes we have just one bathroom, with 2 little girls) and hubby dearest began bemoaning his lack of privacy. I was not sure whether to laugh at him or scream at him. I did neither as I was too shocked by his ludicrous request. Privacy? Why,...
    by at April 23rd, 2009 at 12:04 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Parenting Wishes For Mommy Niri
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 Series, this week I let you in on my parenting wishes. Since I needed to limit it to 5 to be eligible I found it extremely difficult since we all know our wishes can be endless, but here goes 1.      A drive-thru for essentials like milk, bread and cheese, etc. How often have you dreaded that supermarket visit, even though...
    by at April 17th, 2009 at 08:04 pm
  • When Hubby Shops, He Really Shops!
    Tweet We had just finished a quick jaunt to an Easter Event (read more on that whole fiasco at “Where Is My Baby?”) when we decided to stop by Whole Foods since it was right next door. What I love most about the store is the sampling of fruits and other goodies. Anyway my honey, who is not a cheese (or a chocolate, or ice-cream) person (I know go figure...
    by at April 14th, 2009 at 05:04 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Things Inside Mommy Niri’s Bag!
    Tweet I hope that you have been following the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series. Again I am slightly a little later in the day thanks to me recovering from bronchitis and both my girls dealing with ear infections. Yup, my home is one happy haven for the bugs this season. For this week’s dose I decided to let you peek into my bag in “5 Things Inside Mommy Niri’s...
    by at April 10th, 2009 at 08:04 pm
  • Where Is My Baby?
    Tweet It had already been a tough week (or maybe weeks) when we ventured out for some Easter fun. Having already been saddled with Bronchitis the week before and having both (yes, you read right BOTH) girls get diagnosed with ear infections meant for a great start to a weekend. We opted out of our fancier plans for the day since we figured our plate was already full,...
    by at April 7th, 2009 at 10:04 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Things You Never Knew About Mommy Niri
    Tweet I hope that you have been following the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series. For this week’s installment I decided to let you in on 5 Things You Never Knew About Mommy Niri I boycotted one of my matric exams in protest of my school being used as a voting spot. I was against the fact that Indians could vote but not yet Blacks – in South Africa....
    by at April 3rd, 2009 at 11:04 am
  • I Have Been Cheating…
    Tweet I have been cheating for a while now. Yes, every night I do it, and every night I hope to get away with it. As long as I don’t get caught, I could go on forever. Don’t get me wrong, I have noble intentions. Cheating helps get my kid in bed, ahem, faster. How, you say? Well we have been playing board games every night just after storybook time and...
    by at March 31st, 2009 at 04:03 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Things That Keep My Home Sparkly!
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 Series, Mommy Niri delivers this dose later than she should thanks to her icky bronchitis. I am not known for a spotless home but I am always looking for things to help make the job easier so I can spend more happy hours playing with my kids. Here are 5 things I that help me keep my home sparkly: My trusty Roomba. For those...
    by at March 28th, 2009 at 06:03 pm
  • Almost Feels Like You’re Going To School?
    Tweet Do you dread getting out of the car as you pull up into the driveway at school to pick up your preschooler? Are you wondering if you can sneak off with your kid in arm without the teacher on your back? Do you avoid eye contact with the teacher in the hope of no conversation? Does your heart sink as your ears perk up when you hear a familiar voice with those dreaded...
    by at March 25th, 2009 at 11:03 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Things I Never Thought I Would Hear Me Say!
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series, Mommy Niri delivers her next dose, albeit a little later this Friday than usual. Apologies to my ardent fans, just comment to let me know you enjoy the series. Here are 5 things I never thought I would hear myself say: Don’t worry about the messy poop all over the carpet, I will clean it up. If you let mama...
    by at March 20th, 2009 at 07:03 pm
  • Yes, I Washed That Shirt!
    Tweet In advance I would like to apologize to all those poor people in my daughter’s gymnastics’ class for having to see the same shirt on her every single week. Trust me, I am even more sick of seeing that favorite shirt than you. It is clean, I swear, though waiting for it to get out of the dryer has been met with more “Is it done yet?” questions...
    by at March 19th, 2009 at 05:03 am
  • Leave Our Dora Alone!
    Tweet It was with utter shock that I read that Dora is going to get a makeover this fall. What?  Surprised are you? So was I. I read with disgust what that change would entail.  Mattel and Nickelodeon have announced that they allow “Dora to Grow Up” this fall. Now our beloved adventure girl will become a fashionista. It makes me sick. When I was a Big...
    by at March 15th, 2009 at 05:03 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Reasons I Love Being A Mom!
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series, here is the next installment. I belong to the mommy fraternity! Finally a club that would let me in. You know how it is when you can hear a kid scream and act out at a restaurant and you throw the mom an apologetic smile just to say, “relax, I feel for you and I know you are doing the best...
    by at March 13th, 2009 at 12:03 pm
  • And Now We Have Space!
    Tweet I have been meaning to straighten up the girls’ bookshelf for the past few months (ok, it has been a tad longer than that) but the timing never seemed right (plus those books were going nowhere anyway). Like any procrastinator I have been just piling on the books and the bookshelf has become an eyesore. You would have thought that having the books tumble...
    by at March 11th, 2009 at 12:03 pm
  • Passing On My Prejudices
    Tweet I have heard it said several times about ensuring that when we introduce food to babies to keep our personal biases out of the radar. This is so that we do not feed kids our prejudices, literally. Did I listen to that bit of smart advice? No, of course not. Was it because I thought I knew better? No. The truth was I did not have the courage (or stomach) to do...
    by at March 6th, 2009 at 08:03 pm
  • Friday 5: Why I Love Living With My MIL
    Tweet Since I have my MIL (mother-in-law) here I decided to dedicate this one in her honor. Here is my next dose of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series. I love living with my mother-in-law (MIL) because: I will have someone else’s food wasted other than my own. Although she is a pretty good cook, my MIL has not met my 2 two selective (read super fussy) kids....
    by at March 6th, 2009 at 05:03 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Big News Items That You Won’t See!
    Tweet This is part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series. This is also a big post as it is my LAST POST!!! So here are 5 amazing things that did not happen 1. I did not win the lottery. Even though I wish I did so my laptop did not have to be plugged in all the time since my battery is as dead as a dog and I can’t afford a new one. Let’s just say these days...
    by at February 27th, 2009 at 10:02 am
  • Have You Heard?
    Tweet There’s a buzz. Have you heard? Mommy Niri has some amazing news. Have you heard? There’s something brewing. Have you heard?
    by at February 25th, 2009 at 06:02 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Amazing Things About Siblings
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series, Mommy Niri shares her wonders of her two girls. 1. They fight over each other’s stuff, even when the items are exactly the same. 2. When they don’t want something they volunteer their sibling to be the recipient. Or they ask that each other be first, as if seeing each other in misery makes their misery feel...
    by at February 20th, 2009 at 08:02 am
  • Only My Sister Can Mess My Puzzle…
    Tweet I needed to take my little one in for a checkup at the doctor and decided to allow her older sibling to have a “playdate”, sans mommy, with my neighbor’s kid. Interruption in thought here: When you are you a mommy to two kids, and at any point in time have just one with you, it feels like a mommy break. As much as a visit to a doctor is not...
    by at February 19th, 2009 at 06:02 pm
  • The Mommy Guilt
    Tweet While busy writing my resolutions at Mommy Niri, I realized that the whole mommy guilt issue deserved a whole topic of its own. Along with pressures we subject ourselves too, this guilt is by far the most personal. Trying at best to not give voice to most of our fears, as if once spoken they will morph in a life of their own. Already they play at the back of our...
    by at February 15th, 2009 at 06:02 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Things That Sabotage My Diet!
    Tweet My weight has always been on a yo-yo but since having two kids back-to-back the memory of my “before” is all too fuzzy. You might have read back in my resolutions for 2009 where I listed one of my resolutions to get back into my “fat” clothes. Well here are a few things that have been playing havoc with my (futile) attempts to battle...
    by at February 12th, 2009 at 07:02 pm
  • Caring And Sharing Is More About Showing, Than Telling
    Tweet If you are an old hat (or a smarter new hat) at parenting you realize that telling your kid, until you are blue in the face, about sharing that toy just does not sink in. Of course that will not stop us from saying it, or getting frustrated when it is obviously ignored. Yes there are hundreds of classes that will allow your child to “mingle” with...
    by at February 10th, 2009 at 05:02 am