Archive for the ‘NEWS’

  • 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
  • Watch On Snazl: Beauty Makeovers Wednesday 9pm EST!
    Tweet Week 5 brings us to Beauty makeovers. Thanks to E.L.F makeup and a wonderful makeup artist Laurie we were able to have a fun makeup party. Don’t worry I captured some tips for you too (and trust me they are amazing tips).  I know you are thinking lucky Mommy Niri, but you can win your own makeup kit by attending the snazl party. I promise to post more details...
    by at September 8th, 2009 at 07:09 pm
  • Meet Dr. Rooney, A Dentist Exploring The Use Of Natural Oral Care Products!
    Tweet A few months ago I had reviewed The Natural Dentist products of Oral Care. When I heard of them again regarding a local dentist who also has been using the products of The Natural Dentist I jumped at the opportunity. Look, it is one thing to hear a product is all natural but the questions of effectiveness needs to be addressed and who better than a dentist. I...
    by at September 6th, 2009 at 03:09 am
  • SnazL Week 4: Brushing And Bathing!
    Tweet The 4th week of SnazL Stories has arrived quickly and I guess it is time to get to mommy business and share some tips and tricks. Brushing And Bathing is our theme this week. All stories will be about how you get your kids to brush their teeth or make bath time fun. Well join in to share your bathing and brushing tricks and tips come on over Wednesday at 9pm...
    by at September 1st, 2009 at 10:09 pm
  • Barnes And Noble eBooks Launch!
    Tweet I was pretty excited to be invited to a webinar (you can listen to a part of it here) with Doug Gotlieb, Vice President of Digital Products at Barnes And Noble, regarding their eBooks launch. Barnes and Noble is one of my favorite places (along with Starbucks and Ikea) representing innovation and style so to get the scoop on this latest venture was really right...
    by at August 23rd, 2009 at 08:08 pm
  • A Visit To The Ford Assembly Plant! Tales Of Sync, MyKey, Parking Assist And The Ford Taurus 2010!
    Tweet Not only was Mommy Niri headed to Chicago to BlogHer but she was also getting there a whole day ahead since she was invited with a team of bloggers to visit the Ford Assembly plant. To prepare Mommy Niri asked her readers What Women Want(ed) in cars. I was excited but intrigued when told to wear long pants and closed shoes, though I would have done so I began...
    by at August 8th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Meet Angela Santomero, Creator Of Super Why!
    Tweet You know how some people die to see their favorite singer or band? Well, when I heard that I may get the opportunity to meet the creator of the PBS children’s show Super Why, Angelo Santomero,  I was super excited. Trust me, no exaggeration here. I am pretty involved in my children’s education, especially in a house of early readers, you would need...
    by at August 5th, 2009 at 06:08 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
  • Grab Screening Tickets for Disney’s G-Force [Boston 7/22]
    Tweet Grab FREE passes to a special Disney advance screening of movie G-FORCE. 1) Log on to http://WWW.GOFOBO.COM/RSVP 2) Enter RSVP Code: LKYB4WJ3AT The movie is screened in Boston on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 7pm. Passes are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. G-FORCE: Movie Trailer – Click here for more blooper videos Cast: Bill...
    by at July 17th, 2009 at 07:07 pm
  • You Saw Mommy Niri Where?
    Tweet This is the type of post I love doing, I mean I love all my posts (or else they won’t be appearing on MommyNiri.com) but once in a while it is nice to get noticed. Since my blogging is unpaid and done in the pumpkin hours any mention of Mommy Niri makes me giddy with delight. I worked as a software engineer in a prior life and while the money was great the...
    by at July 16th, 2009 at 10:07 pm
  • Meet Margaret Johnson, CEO Of SABI Games!
    Tweet Margaret Johnson‘s passion is about providing kids with a fresh approach to learning. She is the CEO and Co-founder of  Sabi - a startup game company. Their mission is to take children’s computer gaming to a higher level. They are the creator of ItzaBitza the game that has wowed educators and entertainers alike. Mommy Niri has the utmost admiration...
    by at July 13th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Mommy Niri Speaks To Mayim Bialik!
    Tweet Even Mommy Niri, who does not keep up with the plethora of television shows, knows who Mayim Bialik is.  I grew up on Blossom so when the guys over at TNT offered me an opportunity to chat with Mayim Bialik, I jumped at the chance. Mayim Bialik, who will be starring in next week’s (July 14th) episode of Saving Grace, will be returning to work after a hiatus. Mommy...
    by at July 12th, 2009 at 12:07 am
  • A Behind The Scenes Look At Peapod!
    Tweet A few weeks ago I was invited to take a behind the scenes look at Peapod, and if you are wondering what took me so long to blog about it, I suggest you read the several posts just before this one. If you don’t know who Peapod is, they are the delivery service to grocery stores like Stop And Shop and Giant. I expected to just see a warehouse of groceries...
    by at July 11th, 2009 at 10:07 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Raising The Bar: Are Your Kid’s Pictures Online?
    Tweet When asked, as part of the TNT Mommy Blogger initiative, to review an upcoming episode of Raising The Bar I was pretty curious. Firstly you may want to know what is Mommy Niri doing on TNT or Raising The Bar. Has she gone all entertainment on you? Well, not quite., for the better part of the day I am still subjected kiddie programs . The advanced episode preview...
    by at June 28th, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  • Meet Katja, Mom Blogger Extraodinaire
    Tweet I have known about Katja Presnal, blogger at Skimbaco Lifestyle, for a long time but when I met her at the Today’s Mom Book Event (yes the one with Sarah Ferguson as the special guest) I was ecstatic beyond words. Look in the blogging world the Katja‘s of the world are our celebrities. Here are a few questions I asked Katja to get to know her better. How...
    by at June 3rd, 2009 at 07:06 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
  • Mommy Niri Goes “Up”, Up And Away!
    Tweet The Disney/Pixar movie “UP” releases on May 29th but Mommy Niri not only got to see the advanced screening early April  but also gave several readers to win tickets to the screening. The movie was amazing in so many dimensions (it would have had to have been to have kept my 2 little ones glued to their seats)  that the beauty of it would be hard...
    by at May 24th, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Meet A Mama To An Autistic Boy
    Tweet As the final piece in my celebration of April is Autism Month (make sure you read my older posts AMC And Autism, Games For Autistic Children, Autistic Society Of America), I have an interview with a mama to an Autistic boy. This is so close to my heart as this boy is my beloved nephew. I praise my sister for having the courage to nurture his needs and love him...
    by at April 30th, 2009 at 01:04 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
  • Sarah Ferguson At The Today’s Mom Book Bash
    Tweet It was a surprise to win an invitation to the VIP mommy blogger breakfast to celebrate the launch of the Today’s Mom book. The book, by the Emmy winning Producers Mary Ann Zoellner and Alicia Ybarbo Zimmerman of the NBC’s successful Today’s Show, has been an effort of the entire team of the Today’s Show. In fact you can see advice and...
    by at April 27th, 2009 at 08:04 pm
  • The AMC And Autism
    Tweet logo courtesy of AMC Entertainment It was with much excitement that I read of the partnership between AMC theaters and the Autism society of America. What does it mean to the families dealing with Autism? A gigantic step forward! The Sensory Friendly Film program and the Autistic employment program are both stellar winners. Explain further? Well yes I will. I spoke...
    by at April 16th, 2009 at 06:04 pm