As you read in my recent post, we moved from a two-bedroom townhouse to a four-bedroom house with a separate family room which I converted into a playroom. I was really excited about designing this space but I did not want to spend a lot of money and I certainly did not want to hire a… Read More How to Create a Playroom on a Budget
So, we moved. Again. This is my 13th move in 17 years in the US and frankly, as I tell anybody who listens and even those who only pretend to, I just want to gather some moss already! I am tired and exhausted from being a rolling stone.
Earlier this month, I was featured on ‘In Conversation With’ Over Heaven’s Hill. Geraldine of OHH runs this popular series on her award-winning blog and I was thrilled to be a part of it.
As regular readers of this blog know, I recently lost my mother. Adapting to life without a mother is really, really hard and not something I thought I would have to learn to do this early. “Move On” seems like the most overused line in the history of the English language and concepts like the… Read More Lessons I Learned after a Loss
I recently had the opportunity to review the Balaclava Hatscarf by Breden Kids and I have to say, I am very impressed with the amazing quality of products the company sells. I did get the products complimentary for reviewing purposes but to be very honest, I would have voluntarily paid to buy these products. THAT is… Read More Review: Balaclava Hatscarf by Breden Kids
It was two weeks ago yesterday that along with my sisters, I cremated my mother. As feminists who were born to two people who were way ahead of their times in how they chose to raise us, three daughters, conducting all the rituals associated with death including lighting of the funeral pyre was just part… Read More Loss
I am excited to announce my very first giveaway – An audiobook based on the New York Times Bestselling Book, “Becoming Brilliant: What Science tells us about raising successful children”. Enter now for your chance to win a free copy of the audiobook. You may listen to an excerpt from the audiobook here. Time’s running… Read More Giveaway: ‘Becoming Brilliant’…, a NY Times Bestselling Book now in Audiobook Format
Here’s a recipe for a simple homemade and edible paints (although, why would you want to eat it when you can paint it!?) for little ones when you are stuck at home on a snowy, rainy, or stormy day or are super exhausted, or pregnant with having to find things to do for older toddlers around or just… Read More Homemade, Non-Toxic, Edible Paints for Toddlers with just Three Ingredients
That pretty much sums up our recent visit to Ojai, CA. The Wedding We were visiting Ojai, some 5-6 hours drive from San Jose, to attend a friend’s wedding. This was only the third wedding I ever attended since moving to the US nearly 17 years ago and I was excited. I love weddings and I… Read More Ojai, CA: A Wedding, A New Place, A Coughing Family, One Sick Kid, and Old Friends
I know. I am committing parenting harakiri by speaking the unspoken, writing the unwritten, and by even thinking the unthinkable. Honestly, though, there are times when I have been envious of those with only 1 kid and particularly of those where that one kid is a reasonably older, say 7-8-years old kid. Allow me to explain… Read More Why I Am Sometimes Envious of Parents with One Kid
In recent weeks, I have twice been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award. As I previously wrote while accepting and gushing over my first peer-nominated blog award, the Versatile Blogger Award, these kinds of awards are something else. While these awards may not have been awarded by an agency that vetted some hundreds of thousands of… Read More Blogger Recognition Award
In Beyond the Tiger Mom: East-West Parenting for the Global Age, author Maya Thiagarajan examines not only the whys but also the hows that lead to the creation of academically-intense cultures. She provides a unique first person account of living and experiencing education in three cultures. As someone born and raised in India, educated in India… Read More Book Review – Beyond the Tiger Mom: East-West Parenting for the Global Age