Archive for the ‘NEWS’

  • 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
  • Meet Author, Mitali Perkins
    Tweet As I waited in the lobby waiting for the arrival of Mitali Perkins, I began to wonder what to expect. Here was already a successful, accomplished and award-winning writer so even if she had a chip on her shoulder I would have willfully ignored it. When I did meet her I was taken aback by her unassuming warmth. As I tried to absorb her words my mind kept flitting...
    by at March 22nd, 2009 at 08:03 pm
  • 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
  • Meet Paul, A Stay At Home Dad
    Tweet Meet Paul, A Stay-At-Home-Dad and also a designer at Swirly Designs. When not running the company with his beautiful wife Lianne, Paul is a SAHD. We spoke to Paul to find out what is it like. What made you decide to stay at home? When we found out we were pregnant in late 2004, I was working at an ad agency part-time while also doing freelance illustration. Daycare...
    by at March 1st, 2009 at 12:03 am
  • Just Follow Dora!
    Tweet Recently we hosted a Halloween Party at our home and it was with much excitement that Miss J got to sport her Dora The Explorer costume. I spied a little costumed boy following Miss J around. It happened that she was not the only die-hard fan of Dora (excluding Miss B who also has the Dora bug) at the party. His mom noticed this too and confessed that her son...
    by at October 26th, 2008 at 05:10 pm
  • The Best Things In Life Are Free!
    Tweet “The best things in life are free.” is a statement made commonly by my husband, me thinks he says that to curb the spending. This time I have to take him up on it since our purse strings are a little (did I say little? I meant a lot) tighter than usual. I normally roll my eyes when he starts on about appreciating what’s in front of you, and just...
    by at October 14th, 2008 at 07:10 pm
  • Our Papa, The Hockey Coach!
    Tweet Ramesh has been coaching field hockey at the local middle school for around 5 years, a while before we had kids. I still remember people looking weirdly at us being there, without kids, wondering “Why would he be involved in this on a weekend?”. It was difficult to express to people that he was coaching since it was the closest he could get to the sport...
    by at October 5th, 2008 at 07:10 pm
  • It’s Pumpkin Time!
    Tweet With October comes pumpkin time. With Halloween, Diwali and our birthdays (yes, my husband and I share the same birthday, freaky, I know) in October this is certainly one of my favorite months. We decided to kickstart the month with a visit to Wilson Farms. It was already a busy day with swimming classes for Jia and Field Hockey Coaching by Ramesh, but there was...
    by at October 5th, 2008 at 04:10 pm
  • Raspberry Picking At Smolak Farms
    Tweet The days seem to be getting shorter already and there is certainly a bite in the air in the mornings. A clear sign that summer is getting ready to bid us farewell. We figured this was as good excuse as any to make a weekday trip to Smolak Farms. With the intention of peach picking we headed out to North Andover where the farm was located. When we got there we...
    by at August 22nd, 2008 at 04:08 pm
  • Imajine That
    Tweet It was great to finally make it to Imajine That (an inside playground, meets a pretend world and so much more). Somehow we always had other plans when invitations from other mommy groups arrived, and I have been looking for an excuse to check out this place. In fact I almost booked this place for Jia’s 3rd Birthday Party. So when one of the Meetup groups...
    by at August 13th, 2008 at 10:08 am
  • Dora Gets Mommy Niri’s Vote!
    Tweet Never being one to fall into what is “hot” or the current fancy, I have tried to keep commercialism away from the girls. Caillou (a Canadian show) used to be the love of Jia’s life but recently Dora took that spot. Caillou still has a special place in her heart but Dora has certainly taken a larger chunk of it. I would have hoped that Bela would...
    by at August 6th, 2008 at 09:08 am
  • A Jam Packed Saturday
    Tweet Since we already start the Saturday with swimming for Jia and Gymboree for Bela, having any other event creates somewhat a chaos. Add to that several events and 2 kids and you are up for a day of craziness. After swim and Gymboree our 1st event was the IIT picnic in Cochituate Park in Natick. It was a mix of smart people and spicy yummy food. The weather was...
    by at August 3rd, 2008 at 04:08 pm
  • Discovery Museum
    Tweet The Discovery Museum in Acton is one that we had been to before but now with 2 official toddlers it seemed like it was worth a revisit. They have 2 museums: a Children’s Museum and a Science Museum next door. We decided to skip the Science Museum since it was a little too much for our young audience and also there is just so much stimulation kids can take...
    by at August 2nd, 2008 at 05:08 pm