January, 2008

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South Indian Baby/Toddler lunch or dinner

My mom is here with me now..She is gonna stay for 3 months. She stayed with me when both of my kids were babies. She used to feed them homemade baby foods and gerber foods. I asked her to give... (Continue reading)

Anemia in vegetarian kids

One of my kids has anemia – and hates to eat any kind of beef or meat. I try to give egg, but when I looked at the list of vegetables, iron rich veggies have so much less iron than... (Continue reading)

Mom lessons – Visiting India (or any new country or place)

Long back I had made a post about stay at home mom lessons – I felt my child was missing out on learning things in play school, so I started listing out a few ‘lessons’ I would do with the... (Continue reading)

Entertaining a three month old

Anyone ever faced this problem? I just visited a friend – a SAHM with a three month old who doesnt nap much. My heart goes out to her. I remembered that I struggled with what to do with my babies... (Continue reading)

What no one ever told me about weaning

 Today I went to a doc I have trusted my life and was told I was 18 lbs overweight. I had kid of suspected it, specially since I get a lot of ‘Congrats on being pregnant again’ based on my... (Continue reading)

Pregnant women with PUPP?

Gotta admit, I am a victim of probability…in my first pregnancy, I was blisfully unaware of any complications and pregnancy woes… my body is getting even with me this time around. So after suffering from acute back aches for close to two... (Continue reading)

Birthing classes

Hubby and I have been going for our birthing classes..they are fun as we get to spend some time with each other every week and also learn about the overall birthing process. In the last class, we watched a couple... (Continue reading)

Networking when on the H4 visa, or when just at home

 In one of my previous posts on how to boost your career when on an H4 visa, I talked about using the time to build your network. But I know very well, through my own inexperience at it when I... (Continue reading)

Dispatches from India – That old me, did I lose her in the streets of Delhi?

 I have been writing about traveling to India with a toddler for the first time, but this post is about me. Yesterday my parents, the babe and I went driving through Green Park, and Hauz Khas, and IIT. We went... (Continue reading)

South indian chicken Curry Recipe

This is the Chicken Curry I always make . It turns out very good. Try it out. My kids loves it as both of them likes spicy food. I get the whole chicken from Publix. Did you know that if... (Continue reading)

Opinions on Microwaving?

I never ate much microwaved food while growing up, but coming in here, it seemed like such a blessing. Off late I have heard that microwaving in takeout container and soft plastics releases some chemicals which can cause cancer. I... (Continue reading)

Dispatches from India – Lagging on jetlag

  Ok, so this is my second post about traveling to India with a toddler or baby for the first time. It’s been lovely to be home as you can imagine. We reached home only around 4 the first day,... (Continue reading)

Its snowing in Atlanta!!!!

Hey all..Its snowing here…I think the last time it snowed here was like 5 years back.My kids are so happy.They are  playing with our neighbors and having a fun time throwing snowballs. They just made a cute snowman which I think... (Continue reading)

Health department violations in Palace restaurant

One of my friends send me this info.After seeing these pictures, you may never want to go to Palace restaurant in Norcross again.They got a surprise inspection score of 62 points on 10/10/2007 and got 96 points on reinspection 2... (Continue reading)

Dispatches from India – the adventures of traveling to India for the first time with a toddler


Hey, I am back and I am in India. The babe and I reached safely. And happily. I had been nervous about traveling alone a two year old for a journey spanning 26hrs, but hey, I think we did well.... (Continue reading)

Natural child-birth options

So my pregnancy saga continues…I wrote some about it in my older blog I have recently joined these birthing classes called Hypnobirthing…the classes offer self-hypnosis as a way of pain-management during child birth. I have a really cool instructor, Maureen, who... (Continue reading)

Olive oil and nails

Have you guys tried soaking your nails in olive oil for five minutes or just massaging them with olive oil? I swear this is so good. It makes the nails shiny and strong. My kids were having brittle nails, and... (Continue reading)

The H4 Diaries – Four things to do when you are tired of ‘Law and Order’

When I got here, I loved the show. I would watch endless reruns from 1:00 pm till I dozed off, and then sometimes when I woke up. But here are things I wished I had done or I did or... (Continue reading)

Is Kasthoori Manjal good for you and babies

I am getting lot of comments asking me if Kasthoori manjal is good for us and the babies. Per my opinion, it works.I am not a doctor but it has always worked for me. Manjal is also good to reduce... (Continue reading)

Going Green

Back in Asia, frugality is a way of life…with limited resources and rampant poverty, I guess there isn’t an alternative. When I got to US, I got into the American way of living. The past few months however, I have been... (Continue reading)

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