#Celebrations, Cultural Adaptation, Indian Festivals, Traditions

Multicultural Kids and the Legacy of Family Rituals – Diwali Series Part II

  In Part I of the Diwali Series, you read about my Diwali morning dwelling in nostalgia whilst enjoying some hot chocolate and marshmallows making memories on a rainy day. (There is a lot going on in today’s post and not all of it may read coherently. Please excuse any choppiness.)  Soon after sipping on our… Read More Multicultural Kids and the Legacy of Family Rituals – Diwali Series Part II

1-year old, Toddler Days, Travels

India trip – Tips for international travel with a toddler and managing jet lag

We recently returned from a two weeks trip to India. As always, I find a lot of things have changed and yet, a lot remains unchanged. I also find that the more I live in the US,  the less and less patience I have for inefficiency, incompetency, lack of respect for personal space, body odor,… Read More India trip – Tips for international travel with a toddler and managing jet lag

India-Canada, Parenting, Sports

Indian Cricket or Canadian Hockey

 The quintessential question that largely remains unanswered at this point…Will my little one develop an interest for one of his/her mommy’s favorite sports, Cricket, or will she/he develop an unbridled fervor for daddy’s obsession with hockey or both? Given that the two sports are played in different seasons (generally speaking – although Cricket can be… Read More Indian Cricket or Canadian Hockey