Archive for the ‘NEWS’

  • 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
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    by at March 16th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Join Me In The Fight Against Child Hunger!
    Tweet Bloggers have power. So it makes sense that we try and use that power for good. Right? When I was approached to join in the fight against Child Hunger with Con Agra, there was no thinking involved. Yes, there would be a lot of work involved but I love that I can use blogging to be a part of something so important. In the next few months Mommy Niri, along with...
    by at March 15th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Molly Ringwald, Marcela Valladolid, Ragu And Me!
    Tweet So with a hop, skip and jump (and a car and train) I got myself to New York for an event hosted by Ragu. I was psyched that Molly Ringwald was going to be there. Since I barely know any “stars” of today it was nice to hear a familiar name of “my” time. The event was short but pretty well put together. We got to the the “loft”...
    by at March 10th, 2010 at 10:03 pm
  • Meet The Team Behind Bloganthropy !
    Tweet What is Bloganthropy? Debbie: Bloganthropy is designed to explore the intersection between social media, corporate giving campaigns, volunteerism, and non-profit charitable causes. Do we need another charity started up? Candace: More than another charity, Bloganthropy fulfills a niche in organizing and promoting blogger charitable campaigns. We hope to support...
    by at March 4th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Another Year For!
    Tweet Two years ago this time I set out to blog, not knowing exactly what the tide would bring in. It all started with a little Flip video camera. I wanted one. Hubby objected. His reasoning was we already had a very expensive one collecting dust in the cupboard. Ok, so he was correct, but the Flip video camera came in pink and they were cute. Anyway he heard about...
    by at March 1st, 2010 at 10:03 pm
  • Chat With Kimberly Williams-Paisley As She Joins Peter Pan Peanut Butter To Fight Child Hunger!
    Tweet Mommy Niri chats with Kimberly Williams-Paisley on her project with Peter Pan in their fight against child hunger. MommyNiri: Peter Pan Peanut Butter with Kimberly Williams-Paisley from Ramesh Kumar on Vimeo. Disclosure: Received a few bottles of peanut butter after the event
    by at March 1st, 2010 at 09:03 pm
  • A Chat With Melissa Joan Hart and Soleil Moon Frye!
    Tweet Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina the Teenage Witch) and Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster) are teaming up together to celebrate International Friendship Month this February. These ladies are actual friends in real life and are focusing on the joy that close friendships bring to people’s lives. Melissa and Soleil were co-hosts of a Gain-sponsored “Better Together”...
    by at February 25th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • Kelly’s Cake Off For A Cause!
    Tweet Every so often a neat campaign comes along where you can help just by a few clicks. The fact that you may win something is just icing on the cake. Kelly and accomplished master baker and cake decorator Buddy Valastro, from TLC’s “Cake Boss,” recently joined forces at a fun event to bake lavishly decorated cakes in support of The Ovarian Cancer...
    by at February 18th, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Atlantis #JetAdventure Day 3: Beach Olympics And A Car Race Too!
    Tweet Wow, I knew there was a reason I broke up the Atlantis posts, but now I am hoping I can recall it all. Pretty tough considering I am staring out my window to seen snow on the ground. Sigh, I can almost feel the sea breeze on my face as I look at those “summer” Atlantis laundry still not put away. I refuse to put them away, in the hope that Spring appears...
    by at February 18th, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Meet John Kim, Meet Whrrl!
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  • Papa Post Hits Toy Fair 2010, NYC
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    by at February 18th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • Hasbro Opens Showroom To Bloggers!
    Tweet I was recently invited to a private breakfast with Hasbro along with a few bloggers. This was all in the mood of the upcoming Toy Fair in New York. There was a chance I was going to miss the Toy Fair, even though I had a press pass to it, but I would sooner miss that than a more intimate event with bloggers and a behind the scenes look. As a blogger we regularly...
    by at February 17th, 2010 at 10:02 pm
  • Kung Zhu Hamsters | The Ninja Warriors By Zhu Zhu Pets
    Tweet A group of unique hamsters are gearing up for some Kung Zhu fighting!  Zhu Zhu Pets, the hottest toys of 2009, have earned their black belts and will reveal their skills in a new line-up of toys — Kung Zhu battle hamsters. These hamsters combine the whimsical, mild-mannered fun of the original Zhu Zhu Pets with a level of action and excitement that appeals...
    by at February 17th, 2010 at 07:02 pm
  • Disney On Ice Hits Boston Again!
    Tweet Well if the Disney on Ice a few months ago took your breath away then you are in luck as another round of Disney On Ice is set to his Boston. This time the Mad Hatter; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with the Disney Princesses, including Cinderella, Ariel and Tiana; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; a winter wonderland with Woody and Buzz Lightyear fromDisney/Pixar’s...
    by at February 14th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • Valentine’s Getaways in NH!
    Tweet As much a wrapped gift is always welcome you cannot beat a getaway to prolong the gift. I received a few suggestions from the tourism guys of New Hampshire and I thought I would share a few of my favorites. Of course I have not yet tried any of these wonderful places (I will be away at a blogging event) but there is no reason why you guys can’t check them...
    by at February 10th, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Unlock Deals At Zulily – A Private Sale Site For Parents!
    Tweet Everyone love great quality, but no one loves to pay them (celebrities don’t count). I have been a bargain hunter for a while. I gave up looking for trendy items for myself  after I ballooned like a whale in pregnancy. I then began to focus on buying clothes for my baby. Since I knew I was having a girl I went crazy buying her clothes. Since then I had...
    by at February 9th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • Alternate Printable Valentine’s Cards (Cute Too)!
    Tweet Printable Valentine cards are dime dozen today. Don’t get me wrong, the printables save my butt when I need to give my kids an activity to buy me a few moments of sanity (all in the life of a SAHM), but many are pretty commercial and, dare I say it – BLAND.  In fact I mostly ignore pitches of printable cards but when the guys from Gnaana sent me...
    by at February 8th, 2010 at 07:02 pm
  • Atlantis #JetAdventure Day 2: The AKA Club, Some Animals And Pottery Too!
    Tweet I know you would have been eagerly awaiting Day 2 after reading Day 1 but a stiff neck on my end has somewhat delayed things. Also after that whole experience with the dolphins it would be difficult to imagine how it could get any better. I was thinking the very same thing that night as I wearily went to bed by 9pm, which is not like the 2am bedtime I have at...
    by at February 5th, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Happy Groundhog Day!
    Tweet Yes, today is the day Punxsutawney Phil comes out of his hiding place and tells the world if there will be six more weeks of winter. I am so not keen on another day of winter let alone 6 more weeks of winter. Of course I should moan less considering I just had a few days in Atlantis, right? I somehow forget that Groundhog Day is a day for all rodents, be it mice,...
    by at February 2nd, 2010 at 11:02 am
  • Atlantis #JetAdventure Day 1: My 1st JetBlue And A Dolphin Too!
    Tweet So I am back. It happened really so fast and yet so wonderful. If you don’t know I was invited to  a special media trip on behalf of Jet Blue, Lego and Atlantis. I know what you are thinking: Lucky girl. And you know what you would be correct. I have been thinking for days, while I tackle my mountain of laundry that awaits every vacationer, of how to share...
    by at January 31st, 2010 at 09:01 pm
  • 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,
    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