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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)

“A banana a day keeps the doctor away!”

A banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the... (Continue reading)

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itsy bitsy spider versions-my kids like

My girl is 2 years old  and this is the version of itsy bisy spider that she likes. Check this one out. My son who is 7 years old and this is version that he likes the best. Check this... (Continue reading)

My make-up woes

As I started working in Europe, I felt a little out of place. The most obvious reason was my physical appearance – there were a lot of other Asians in my very diverse workplace. But all of them seemed to... (Continue reading)

My child-birth experience in India

Lately, I have been thinking about the differences in my first pregnancy and the current one…ofcourse, any mom with more than one kids will tell you, no two pregnancies are the same. I had heard that before and now in... (Continue reading)

Lohri Festival – Happy Lohri to all!

Happy Lohri! Lohri is a festival celebrated in the North of India, which celebrates the harvesting of rabi crops ( or fall/winter crops) in India. This time Lohri is on the 13th, which is Sunday. I started celebrating Lohri once... (Continue reading)

Things mommies learn – Mystery stink detective work

My pristine car is no longer clean – ever since the kids, but now it had the most horrible of smells. I drove in it all morning as I was in a rush and did not have time to search.... (Continue reading)

More Indian Baby and Toddler Food Recipes – A complete meal

Since this post got quite a few views, I am adding some more. My earlier post was on Indian and vegetarian baby and toddler food recipes. This one is in the same theme – Indian baby and toddler food, but... (Continue reading)

The H4 Diaries – Five signs you are a true H4er

Before anyone asks – the H4 visa is a spouse visa, for the spouses of people coming to the US on H1B, the skilled worker visa. The H4 visa allows you to stay here but not work or be employed... (Continue reading)

The Indian kid in the ring

The babe and I go to some Mommy and me classes. We usually have a blast. I dont know who loves it more, the babe or me. Today the babe walked away from me into the ring. A group of... (Continue reading)

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