Archive for the ‘NEWS’

  • Measuring That Medicine!
    Tweet With snowy winters comes jackets, hats and mittens and though they bring vivid memories of me fighting the kids over dressing for the cold, there is another “cold” that is more troublesome. Yes, the one that brings snotty noses, fevers and pains.  When I was alerted to another surprising concern about how people are dishing up their dose I was skeptical....
    by at January 28th, 2010 at 08:01 pm
  • Bye-bye Stinky Dishwasher!
    Tweet If you know me personally then you would have heard me rant and curse at my dishwasher, and not without reason. I live in a community where all the homes were built at the same time and sold with (the cheapest) appliances. We bought the house after the owner had put the current model through the rigmarole for over 10 years. Since we don’t believe in replacing...
    by at January 27th, 2010 at 06:01 pm
  • Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off To Atlantis I Go!
    Tweet When I was approached by a team representing Jet Blue, Atlantis and Lego to attend a special event with a child at Atlantis I was in the throes of bath-time woes and tantrums. In fact hubby had just arrived from work and I was telling him about it, then it struck me. This was in the Bahamas. I was being invited with my kid. The event was for them and it was all...
    by at January 21st, 2010 at 09:01 pm
  • Martha Stewart’s (Not So) Blog Show Special!
    Tweet A few weeks ago I saw some tweets going around about a Martha Stewart Blog Special. Since a few months ago I overslept and missed my train to another show, I felt this was like a calling. I mean anything that spells blogging has my name on it, right? After muddling though my wardrobe trying to find something that would qualify for being in the audience, oh not...
    by at January 17th, 2010 at 07:01 pm
  • Just How Behind Is Mommy Niri?
    Tweet You may be wondering what’s up with Mommy Niri. I mean I have not been posting as often, not because I don’t have oodles to share (because I do) but just because these days I am behind EVERYTHING. Not just on my blog but in my life too. As you can see I still have the Christmas lights up, and yes that is Halloween decor out. A good thing you can’t...
    by at January 16th, 2010 at 08:01 pm
  • Jello Mousse And Jenny McCarthy’s Your Shape For Wii Party!
    Tweet You read about my review of Jello mousse way back but thanks to House Party I got to host a Jell-O Mousse and Jenny McCarthy party. What can I say about a night of fabulous (girl)friends, yummy Jell-O Mousse and kick-my-butt Jenny McCarthy’s Your Shape for wii? Nothing! Check out the pics and video to get a sense yourself. Disclosure: House Party provided...
    by at January 9th, 2010 at 10:01 pm
  • Resolutions Around The Blogosphere!
    Tweet Somehow I don’t really hold myself accountable to resolutions, though I should. Yet there is something highly ominous about the 1st day of the 1st month in a brand new year that makes me feel yesterday was but a fleeting memory but today I start afresh. I somehow feel that whatever I did before is all but forgotten and this new year I can tackle anything....
    by at January 4th, 2010 at 09:01 pm
  • A Kid’s Playspace + A Gourmet Meal = Aura Restaurant, Boston!
    Tweet Chef Rachel Klein I had given up eating gourmet meals with my sweetheart a while ago. If we ever did get a babysitter (as rare as that blue moon) the meter running would sure to be an incentive to gobble and go. I had resigned myself to either eating at those places with friends, forking out the big bucks for a sitter or just be content with a lifetime of Chuck-E-Cheese...
    by at December 28th, 2009 at 10:12 pm
  • Craft In A Cinch! Personalized Chocolate Goody Bag!
    Tweet I really wanted to feature a craft for December but with all the holiday specials (yeah those 12 days of giveaways are really time cruncher) I almost gave up hope that was ever going to happen. I was at the Build A Bear screening of Holly And Hal at the home of Stampin Up wonder woman Tami and I was dazzled. As I looked around at her crafts I was so inspired I...
    by at December 21st, 2009 at 09:12 pm
  • BookDads Recommend The Top 5 Holiday Books
    Tweet I came across BookDads while working with Hooked On Phonics and I have always been impressed with their quality of their content. It was exactly why I reached out with Steven and Brian to share what they considered their favorites for the season. The holidays are a very busy time for the Book Dads family and our multicultural, transracial, adoptive household. ...
    by at December 17th, 2009 at 08:12 pm
  • Build-A-Bear And Stampin’ Up Team Up For Holly And Hal Screening!
    Tweet I attended a Build-A-Bear screening party hosted by local Stampin’ Up representative Tami. Not being very crafy, who am I kidding I am not craft AT ALL, I was worried I would be out of my element. I was the only blogger (who was chosen to feature the event) amongst some serious crafters. We started out watching the Holly And Hal the movie from the Build A...
    by at December 15th, 2009 at 09:12 pm
  • Maria Bailey Interviews Mommy Niri on MomTV!
    Tweet So many exciting things have happened recently that I have missed sharing them with you. Now that the conference dust has settled I will try to play catch up. While at Blogalicious Maria Bailey, a woman I highly respect and was thrilled to meet at Type A Mom conference, interviewed me on MomTv. Photo by Carol Cain, NYCityMama.com
    by at December 14th, 2009 at 09:12 pm
  • Keeping It Slow This Holiday With Christine Hohlbaum!
    Tweet It would be difficult to have images of the holidays without them including a crazed frenzy. Stress seems synonymous with the season so I thought I would ask Christine Hohlbaum, the author of the Power Of Slow for some ideas to help us through. I know Christine from way back when I reviewed one of my favorite books “SAHM: I am” and I knew she would...
    by at December 9th, 2009 at 08:12 pm
  • Tide Launches Stain Brain App For iPhone/iTouch
    Tweet I am normally cautious about news items I publish but this I thought was worthy enough. Imagine finding step-by-step instructions to over 85 common stains. Not only finding the solutions but also helps finding which products to use, right down to where to find them. Not only does it dish out advice but it can take it too. Your tips and tricks (however quirky they...
    by at December 7th, 2009 at 06:12 pm
  • Behind The Scenes Tour At Good Housekeeping!
    Tweet I had attended a Team Mom blogger’s brunch where Good Housekeeping was one of the sponsors, and they offered guests the opportunity to tour their site. Of course I said yes. I may be behind the times but no one says no to an icon like Good Housekeeping. Although I knew I would be exhausted from being in New York all day (which normally means a 4:00am...
    by at November 15th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • Mommy Niri’s Holiday Guide 2009
    Tweet Well, this is the 1st Holiday Guide of Mommy Niri. I have been back and forth about whether to create a guide this year or not but eventually caved in to how valuable it would be. This list would be a growing list with a mixture of some stuff that I have already reviewed on my blog, and some that I just loved so much that I had to mention.
    by at November 14th, 2009 at 07:11 pm
  • Stop And Shop Shares Holiday Tips At Annual Blogger Brunch!
    Tweet Since I had vague memories of last year’s luncheon with Stop & Shop, I made a promise that this year I would relax more. My older child finishes school by 10:30am (I know too early for me too) so I took her straight from her pre-school along with my feisty 2 year old since they had childcare provided. Knowing that my kids hardly eat if children or crafts...
    by at November 8th, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Mommy Niri Attends The “See Mom Run” Book Tour!
    Tweet I had always admired Beth Feldman (known as @rolemommy which is her twitter handle) and had finally had the opportunity at the Jillian Michaels wii launch in New York. I was over the moon when I found out she would be in Boston for the Boston leg of the See Mom Run book tour. The book, See Mom Run, sounds fabulous and I can’t wait to dig in. It is filled...
    by at November 7th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Listen To Mommy Niri Live 11/5/09 9pm EST!
    Tweet While at Blogalicious I met the wonderful Ananda Leeke of the Sisterhood Blog Talk Radio. I never did get around to the video interview that she was conducting, somehow I hate watching me in videos, so we are doing a live radio interview. You will join me, right?
    by at November 4th, 2009 at 07:11 pm
  • Benjamin Moore Natura Paint
    Tweet While mommy was away, I was holding down the fort. In came the opportunity to see Benjamin Moore’s Natura Paint at the Natick Mall. So, I decided to cover the event for Mommy Niri with a borrowed camera and leaving the kids with my friend. Well, it was one of the booths at the mall that I would have normally passed by without noticing but since I was looking...
    by at October 25th, 2009 at 09:10 pm
  • Mommy Niri Surprises Yet Another Teacher With Office Supplies #omx
    Tweet You already know that Mommy Niri is an Office Max “Max Mom” and you would have seen the contest for $100 for nominating a teacher, and even watched as I surprised a teacher with the Office Max guys with $1000 worth of supplies (this was one of 1000 schools in the country. In fact you may have even seen my post on the Office Max party I had to collect...
    by at October 24th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Why I’m Proud To Be A Macy’s Path To Peace Ambassador! #path2peace
    Tweet When I received an invitation to be an ambassador for the Macy’s Path To Peace program I had barely read the entire mail before I said yes. My plate is actually full, and then some, but this project was too close to my heart to say no to. What is the Macy’s Path To Peace program you say? Well this is what the project says “Spearheaded three...
    by at October 22nd, 2009 at 07:10 pm
  • Chat With William Lynch, President Of BN.com About Launch Of Nook
    Tweet While Wal-Mart and Amazon (and now Target) are slugging out for the top 10 best sellers for lowest prices (so far at $8.99), Barnes & Noble announced Nook, the Wireless eBook Reader. Just a few months after announcing their Free eReader app, BN surprised everyone with Nook. Nook marries innovative technology and sleek design – a good competition for...
    by at October 21st, 2009 at 07:10 am
  • Time To Play Reveals Top 16 Toys for 2009
    Tweet I recently attended the Time To Play event in New York, where the Top 16 toys were going to be revealed. I knew nothing more of the event except for that snippet of information. Anything that screams “toys” though has me as an ardent listener. I was greeted by the registration guys with an empty bag and as I looked back at them puzzled they told me...
    by at October 15th, 2009 at 09:10 pm
  • Mommy Niri At The Ad Club Creative Awards In Boston!
    Tweet Mommy Niri was invited by 360 PR to the attend and tweet about the 49th Ad Club Creative Awards held at the World Trade Center in Boston, MA. Now if you know me, you know this is not the norm for me to be attending an event of this nature, but how could I miss an awards ceremony. Besides high school and college I don’t remember attending any other.  Added...
    by at October 13th, 2009 at 06:10 pm
  • Mommy Niri And Office Max Surprise Teacher With Supplies!
    Tweet You would already know that Mommy Niri is an Office Max “Max Mom”.  You also know that I hosted a local Office Max party to collect supplies for a local teacher. You may even know I held a contest for $100 Office Max Gift Card for a deserving teacher. Well what you probably did not know is that Office Max is giving $1000 to 1000 schools in office...
    by at October 6th, 2009 at 09:10 pm
  • My Office Max Party !
    Tweet Between all of the parties that I have been hosting lately from the Zhu Zhu Pets party (and I even have one up for grabs), to the ELF Makeup Party to the Healthy Choice Party you would have thought that my home was a Party Central, but this Office Max party had a touch of difference.  This party was to collect school supplies for a local teacher. If you did...
    by at October 4th, 2009 at 09:10 pm
  • Robin Miller Introduces Euro-Pro’s Ninja Kitchen Master Prep!
    Tweet So you know how some people are all about certain channels which they love? Well Mommy Niri is a total Food Network junkie. I never get to watch the shows normally during the day as I limit television viewing for my kids but I am known on occasion to sneak snippets in. Well when I heard that Food Network star Robin Miller (She hosts Quick Fix Meals) was going...
    by at September 29th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • Gary Hirshberg, CEO Of The Organic Stonyfield Farm, Introduces YoBaby Meals!
    Tweet hWhen I received the invitation to attend the Stonyfield Blogger event memories of my girls being babies and eating came flooding back. If you don’t know by now, though in honesty you would be hard pressed to find someone who has not heard of Stonyfield, Stonyfield is the makers of organic yogurt among other things. If you were a mama like me, who was not...
    by at September 28th, 2009 at 10:09 pm
  • September 23rd Is National Family Game Night!
    Tweet This Wednesday, September 23, so you can be a part of the first-ever National Family Game Night! On this day, Hasbro is encouraging families across America to spend an evening at home playing games together to reconnect and reenergize relationships. I was fortunate enough to meet with the guys from Hasbro at BlogHer and just received a shipment of a nice selection...
    by at September 21st, 2009 at 09:09 pm
  • Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010 For Wii!
    Tweet Mommy Niri With Jillian Michaels Although I am not a fitness fanatic (I know, I know I could do with a visit to that alley) even I had heard of Jillian Michaels. The shredheads tweeting on Twitter and along with her  in”The Biggest Loser” has made her an icon of sweet pain.  When I heard of Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010 event, I knew that...
    by at September 18th, 2009 at 07:09 pm
  • Win Childcare For A Year With Care.com!
    Tweet Imagine having a year’s worth of chilcare paid for! Imagine having the stress of having to get that money wiped from your life for a year! With the economy as tight as it is I do not need to do any convincing on this at all, do I? Care.com is offering you a chance to win $12,455 ! Who is Care.com? Care.com helps you find local child care, special needs care,...
    by at September 15th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • Dress The Homeless And Feel Good With Lands’ End
    Tweet While at BlogHer the Lands’ End team offered to send us a FeelGood sweater shipped to our home. At the time I was just appreciative of one more swag item I would not have to tote, but when it arrived home I was amazed at how soft it was. Now, with the purchase of every FeelGood Sweater, Lands’ End is helping many families stay warm. With their FeelGood...
    by at September 14th, 2009 at 09:09 pm
  • Macy’s and Feeding America “Come Together” To Fight Hunger
    Tweet COME TOGETHER, a fundraising campaign by Macy’s, aims to feed 10 million people suffering from hunger. The campaign encourages people to host special dinners and ask their guests to pledge a donation to Feeding America. In return, Macy’s will match these donations dollar-for-dollar until the total goal of 10 million meals is reached. People can...
    by at September 12th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • The Great Sprout Tuck In!
    Tweet Sprout is one of our favorite channels at home, and with a 2 and 4 year old it should come as no surprise. The preschool channel is one that I can feel safe as it is a24 hour channel targetted well for that age.  I have to admit though that the bedtime show is not one that my kids get to watch since the are often tucked away by then (and this mom blogger is...
    by at September 10th, 2009 at 08:09 pm