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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 […]

Part-Time Indian: Reasons Why I am an Indian…but not really (Part 2)

In Part II, I list three more Reasons Why I am an Indian…but not Really, or Why I am a Part-Time Indian: Clothing, Religion, and Food

Reasons Why I Am An Indian…But Not Really

Here’s why even though my passport identifies me as an Indian, I am actually, maybe, not one…then again, since when has a mere official document defined anybody completely, right?

Easy Lunch Idea for Kids: Chapati Tortilla Roti Rolls with Carrots, Paneer, and Hummus

A simple and easy recipe using carrots, paneer, and hummus to make a delicious and nutritious meal. Kids will love this. Mine do.

Sponsored Posts

If you are interested in creative advertising in the form of sponsored posts, please reach out at:     Here are two sponsored posts I published recently. Each one has a different format. Feel free […]

Reflections on my early SAHM and Pregnant Days

In mid-2015, we moved to San Jose from Chicago. We were parents to 1 child and I was pregnant with our second, in my first trimester. No thanks to the road trip and all the […]

Top 5 Reasons Mothers Feel Sleep Deprived

This is a Sponsored Post. Motherhood, really parenthood, and sleep deprivation seem like two sides of the same coin. While a few parents may brag about how their newborn slept through the night starting at […]

My “Work” and “Work-Life” Struggles as a Stay-at-Home-Mom

The other day when I dropped my son off to daycare, the husband of the lady who runs the daycare asked me, “So, did you get a job yet?” I may have mentioned to him […]

Stay-at-Home-Mom Burnout

Ever experienced one of those days when you could barely stand up, your feet ready to melt under the weight of a body getting crushed by its own weight? Shoulders aching with pain like you […]

My 1-year-old’s Favorite Books

Unlike her brother, Teju does not get read to every night. We just read to her throughout the day whenever we can and a few times a night if everything works on schedule and we […]

Hard Choices

“I’ll miss you there, Mommy,” he said, with a sad look in his beautiful eyes and with inverted lips which only accentuated his little puffy cheeks. It broke my heart. Why was I doing this, […]

Mother-Son Movie Night

It hit me like a brainwave – Why not do a movie night with my little guy? It is a Friday night, after all. Of course, as all parents of toddlers know, it really does […]

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