January, 2010

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A different kind of Valentines Card – Monsters!

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Here are some follow-up pictures to my post on a different kind of valentines day kids card to make at home. My son wanted to make monsters which some commenters liked and here they are. You can find instructions on how to... (Continue reading)

A Different Kind of Valentines Day Card

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Valentine cards for a pre-schooler can be a challenge because they can’t read yet and it’s hard for most to address their cards.  Although candy is popular we all know what sugar can do not only to their teeth but... (Continue reading)

Valentines Day Contest – Recycle a tagline for Valentines Day!

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No Creativity? No Problem! Just send us your favorite tag-line…something that you saw on someone’s tweet, or perhaps on FB status or think up one if u didn’t like either. You get the idea. We encourage members and non members... (Continue reading)

To be or not to be … a mother

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The question of to be or not to be a mother has been with me since the earliest times I can remember, and it is perhaps my most existential question yet. One might think that with the clock ticking at thirty... (Continue reading)

Good books for kids in preschool and kindergarden

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I am part of a book club now which I love. One of the best things about it is that it forces me to read, and also I get to read books I would never have bought myself. I find... (Continue reading)

Valentines day for very young kids

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Kids too young to celebrate valentines day or aren’t in school yet?  Instead of all those chocolate hearts and candy, get them a simple board book about Valentine’s Day. I got my sons Where Is Baby’s Valentine? by Karen Katz and Clifford’s First Valentine’s... (Continue reading)

How to avoid being classified as being on the ‘Mommy Track’

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First being on the Mommy Track was a good thing. Companies offered moms the opportunity to work part time, from home or take a break while keeping options open for them to return to their roles later on. But as... (Continue reading)

Colon cancer in men occurs

Colon cancer in men occurs as a result of normal cells transforming to abnormal ones. In a perfect world the right side of the colon absorbs water, sodium and soluble wastes and the left side of the colon extracts the... (Continue reading)

My Journey into Bread Making

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When I married my husband eleven years ago, we both knew he would be doing the cooking.  If it didn’t come in a box, I was clueless.  When I had the opportunity to stay home and raise my two boys,... (Continue reading)

Pasta with Chicken and Red Pesto Sauce

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Pasta with Chicken and Red Pesto Sauce A delicious and easy pasta recipe with penne pasta tossed with red pesto sauce, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and garnished with fresh basil. Penne is a popular ingredient in several pasta salads and... (Continue reading)

Common House Hold Hazards you won’t find in Baby Proofing Books or Baby Books

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1. Toilet Lids – I never thought this could happen, but it did. One minute my son was going to the bathroom. I hear a loud slam, an even louder scream and then watch in horror as his genital area... (Continue reading)

Secrets about this economy: how success resides right within you

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As 2010 is off to a rolling start and we are done stating our new year resolutions, I have a hunch that many of these are directly, or indirectly, reflections on the state of the “economy” and the ongoing “recession.”... (Continue reading)

Safe Scissors

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Have you been looking for safe scissors so that kids dont cut themselves or others? I finally found safe ones – they are called Safety Scissors by Lakeshore Learning. east central community college defined benefit plan spinal muscular atrophy piperlime... (Continue reading)

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Quick Tip for Organizing clean and dirty clothes when traveling with kids

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When traveling to Disney with kids or anywhere really, take with you a foldable canvas hamper. Choose an area in the hotel room to set it up. Then teach the kids and your husband what to do with their dirty... (Continue reading)

Reducing Minivan Mayhem

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Is your mini van or car filled with gloves, sweaters, jackets, umbrellas, rain boots, etc.? I like to feel prepared but the weather here is unpredictable. So I just carry it all in a foldable canvas storage box bought from Target.... (Continue reading)

Cleaning mirrors and glass

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So here is something that gives Windex a run for its money. Newspapers are one of the best things to clean glass or mirror. Just wet and clean away. This has been tried and tested in many homes in India... (Continue reading)

Being Brothers

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When they became brothers, my sons were brothers in name and blood. To the babe, the little baby who waved, kicked, cried, ate, slept, needed several diaper changes and a huge dose of parental offection was a new, fascinating and... (Continue reading)

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Articles on Pregnancy at a glance

If you are new to the site, here are some of the pregnancy posts to look at. Dont forget to leave your comments/ questions/ thoughts. Many of these cover pregnancy and childbirth in the US with an Indian lens. But others... (Continue reading)

The H4 life – Posts on life on the H4 visa

Below is a list of our posts on finding a job on H4 visa and enjoying your time while on H4. Jobs and Career on the H4 visa  5 Ways to boost your career while on the H4 Visa 5 Places... (Continue reading)

3 Idiots Moview Review

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With my parents in town, my husband and I went out to see 3 idiots. Since we are both engineers, I thought it would be all the more appropriate. So let me try to write what I think is my... (Continue reading)

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