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Honoring Traditions

I witnessed the slow disintegration of those stupid balls in the hot oil through my blurred-with-tears contact lenses. I paused for a couple of minutes as I mindlessly stared at the small kadai.

Rockin’ the ’90s: My Top 15 Songs from the Decade that (Re)Defined Indian Pop Music

Whether it’s Afreen Afreen or Dil le gayi kudi Gujarat di, whether it is Ab Ke Sawan or Kabhi to nazar milao, as someone who was a card-carying member of India’s first MTV generation, I often reminisce over what I consider the best decade of Indian pop music. Here are my 15 memorable numbers.

Letter to my Daughter: 20-going-on-21

Dear Picklebunny, Oops..is that an embarrassing name? Honestly, I call you whatever comes to mind and you just seem the perfect little “whatever-I-call-you”. Picklebunny, Sweatpea, Bean Bean, Snuggle Puppy, Cuddle Bunny, Cuddle Bug, Bumble Bee, […]

A Jewish Hanukkah Latke Recipe

Here is a Jewish Potato Latke recipe that is sure to make you keep asking for more. Whether you are making these for Hanukkah or just because, I hope you like the recipe and enjoy the latkes.

When Enough is Never Enough

I want to do something powerful. I want to make a difference. Everywhere I look, I find limitations and not all of my own making.

Review: Carmel Wow Markers and Paint Markers

My kids really enjoy art especially things having to do with splashes of colors. More specifically, they like to let their imaginations flow whether with color markers, crayons, paints, or whatever else.

My Top Accomplishments as a SAHM, 2016-2017

Last month, I completed 2 years as a reluctant stay-at-home-mom. Woe is me, I know!! I summarized my first year as a SAHM in this blog post from 2016. At the conclusion of my second […]

Why I Canceled Canadian Thanksgiving this Year

Monday, October 9, is Canadian Thanksgiving or as Canadians call it, Thanksgiving. Every year since 2012, I have cooked traditional Thanksgiving meals for my family, especially my husband, and our friends.

Facing Reality

Recently, we have been meeting and chatting with life insurance companies so we can both secure a future for our kids and the surviving spouse should something unfortunate happen to either of us. We are […]

Pursuing your Passion is a Lonely Endeavor 

By definition, if it’s your passion, it is exclusive to you, the person with that passion. Sure other people may help fuel it or try drowning it out, still, the thrill, the energy, the work, […]

We’re Different, We’re the Same and We’re Wonderful – Review

The book begins with highlighting, first, the fact that we’re all different. How can our differences unite us? A perfect children’s book to help understand differences don’t have to divide.

The Little Big Boy Who Could…and Did

I have been away for so long now that I feel guilty I have missed noting and archiving important milestones in my kids’ lives. Regular readers of this blog know that my priorities shifted considerably […]

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