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Happy New Year!


Happy new year to all our readers, writers, commenters and friends! May this year bring many joys, new opportunities, moments to cherish and moments to love. Here’s to a brand new decade!... (Continue reading)

Simple Living, High Thinking


This holiday season I can’t help but chuckle again at a conversation a good friend of mine (let’s call her Devi) and I had earlier this year, comparing notes on our respective upbringings with specific regard to things, stuff, gifts …... (Continue reading)

Old year resolutions


2009 was not a slow year. It was not even a bad year. But somehow I am glad that its over. Maybe it was the economy. Maybe it was because I dont like the piles of disorganized stuff in my... (Continue reading)

The Daily Tip off – Leftover Wine?


More often than not, my holiday parties leave me with a couple of wine bottles with some wine leftover at the bottom.  If that happens to you, you can freeze the wine in ice cube trays and re-use later in... (Continue reading)

Moving into her room…


Today is December 16th 2009! Yesterday night Aarohi slept in her room all be herself. It is just heart melting. Till yesterday she needed to hold onto my hair to fall asleep. Of course yesterday as well it was the... (Continue reading)

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Arjuna and the Fish Eye: the fallacy of being over-informed, hyper-busy and multi-tasking


Does any of you recall the story from the Mahabharata, about the renowned archery master Dronacharya training the Pandava brothers in the art and skill of archery? Once, when the five Pandava brothers and Karna were assembled for an archery instruction session with Guru... (Continue reading)

Most Popular Indian Baby Names


Choosing a name with Indian origins for a baby in the US or for a baby who you see (and don’t all moms dream!) of working in an international arena poses an interesting problem.  Other than traditional considerations such as... (Continue reading)

The first visit to the OB Gyn in the US


So you think you are pregnant? Or thinking of becoming pregnant? If you are new to the country, one of the first steps would be to find an OB Gynaecologist. Once you have found one, you may be a bit... (Continue reading)

The Daily Tip off – Preventing rust on cast iron equipment


To prevent rust on cast iron equipment, just rub the surfaces with used tea leaves. Enjoy a little longer life and less rubbing! green sea turtle google nexus prime gold toe socks carne asada marinade nordstrom coupon code... (Continue reading)

Festive Time – Chicken Roast Recipe


This is a post from last year written by Malini which we thought would be relevant to the season Hey all!!! Hope you enjoyed the Christmas Cake. Well let me share another recipe for the New Year’s Eve Dinner, a... (Continue reading)

Holiday Season – How do you celebrate?


Christmas was not the holiday we celebrated at home while growing up in India.   I went to a Catholic school and we had some Christmas celebrations in school.  I looked forward to Christmas every year since we got 10 days... (Continue reading)

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Silent killer!


Often regarded as the “silent killer” it is important to address lymphoma symptoms in adults. Lymphoma is one of the most common causes of death from cancer in the United States. More than 48,000 new cases of symptoms of lymphoma... (Continue reading)

Finding your OB – Gyn in the US


Do you have an OB Gyn? Many of us dont choose an OB Gyn till we are realize that we are pregnant. And then sometimes, when you dont want to tell everyone about your pregnancy just yet, asking for an... (Continue reading)

Tourist or Traveler?


After a significant hiatus from writing, perhaps the best excuse I can offer is that … “I was traveling.” Some literally, some metaphorically, for what is life but a journey? On that note, I have observed that most people, whether on... (Continue reading)

Cinderella at five pm – the end of day transformation for a working mom


Long before I visited Cinderella’s castle in Disneyland at the ripe age of 26, Cinderella was my favorite fairy tale. Not because she gets the prince in the end or because of the beautifully illustrated ballgown and pumpkin carriage my... (Continue reading)

Useful and Fun Websites for Pregnancy

Here are some of the websites we found useful when navigating our pregnancies in the US. This is part of our series on looking at pregnancy in the USA or another country from an Indian perspective. What did you look... (Continue reading)

The Daily Tip off – Holiday Party Idea


A couple of years ago I threw a holiday party at our house, and in spite of all the arrangements, one of my Russian friends said something was missing – the ‘smell’ of the holidays. So he suggested using clementines/... (Continue reading)

Tap. Tap. Click. Click.


It used to be that I could come to the computer and I had all these things to share. But for the last so many days I have been having a dry streak. I have nothing to say. I cant... (Continue reading)

Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Recipes


Thanksgiving day is commonly known as a fall harvest festival and a time to give thanks for the harvest and to offer prayer for God’s continuous grace. It has become one of the biggest holidays, celebrated on the second Monday... (Continue reading)

Pasta in white sauce


Pasta is a generic term for foods made from an unleavened dough of flour and water, and sometimes a combination of egg and flour. Pasta is a low fat food and a good source of folic acid, iron and numerous... (Continue reading)

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