March, 2010

Celebrating Earth Day With Kids – some multicultural lunch box ideas

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Earth week lunch menu planning? Earth Day 2010 is on April 22nd.  Here are some multicultural ideas that celebrate the amazing diversity of options our earth has to offer. Of course you can spread out and have an adventurous international... (Continue reading)

Top 10 Things to do During Earth Hour 2010

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Looking for ideas to do during Earth Hour? Earth Hour 2010 is on March 27th from 8:30 pm local time. Thats the time when people all over the country switch off all non essential lighting for one hour in honor... (Continue reading)

The Facebook Fever

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Let’s talk about addictions. What used to be limited to sex, alcohol, tobacco and drugs now also encompasses the social networking site. I have friends on FB who feel compelled to share every single thing they do or think about... (Continue reading)

Five tips for a networking event

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H4 visa jobs – H4 visa volunteering – first job in the US. Chances are for each of these, you will need to do some amount of networking.  Though I have written about networking in my posts on H4 visa... (Continue reading)

Checking if Muffins or Cakes are done

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I did not like using a toothpick for checking if a muffin or cake is done. The fork makes too many punctures and the toothpick, well, I dont feel like using a toothpick just for this. So here are two... (Continue reading)

From sarongs to saris

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Ever since I moved to the US, I have always amazed at how Indian, the Indian Americans were here. It always struck me as how they cling on to their roots, values and cultures. All that seemed so fake and... (Continue reading)

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Dumb Charades…..well, almost

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The baby is into dumb charades. The rules are as follows: Baby will use ‘mmmm’ s and hand gestures to communicate Mom or dad or big brother will have to interpret If interpretation is right, baby will ‘mmmm’ happily If... (Continue reading)

Mom in Question – Apoorva

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Name: Apoorva Profession: Company Finance Kids: One girl- 8 months old Born and brought up: New Delhi What did you find most interesting about the US when you came here? The lack of bureaucracy!  How is studying here different than... (Continue reading)

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The Pursuit Of Creativity

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A few months back, I had written a blog titled The Creative Mind, my layman perspective on the importance of creativity. I didn’t know it then, but what started off as an intriguing topic for research at first, has turned... (Continue reading)

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Must have in purse – Stain Wipes

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If you dont do this already, keep a stain removing wipe like Shout in your purse. Many a times, if you are clumsy like me, and spill drops of coffee or sauce, it comes really handy and works very well... (Continue reading)

Caramel Pudding and celebrating International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March. It is a day to celebrate womanhood and this date is commemorated at the United Nations. Women’s Day stresses on the equality, justice, peace, development and enhancement for women globally and also... (Continue reading)

Unclogging drains the natural way

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I learnt this one yesterday from a friend, and it works. Pour some baking soda into the clogged drain. Add some vinegar. Wait about 10 minutes and flush it out with water.... (Continue reading)

More than a Private Pain

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More than a Private Pain – Common symptoms of endometriosis We all have our aches and pains, things that annoy us, but we live with them. We’ve all felt that twinge or tingle signs and symptoms of endometriosis that is... (Continue reading)

Announcing Bloggermoms Writers Award Winners

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It is our pleasure to announce the winners of the Bloggermoms Writers Award for January. Please join us in congratulating Malini and Tana  – Malini for her chicken with pasta and red pesto sauce and Tana for her post on... (Continue reading)

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For one more day

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Few weeks back I came across a book by Mitch Albom, ‘For one more day.’ A casual glance at the back cover revealed that the book talks about Charley Benetto, a broken man with a destroyed life, career and family and... (Continue reading)

Healthy Kids Lunch Menu with a multicultural twist

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Healthy Multicultural childrens lunch menu ideas. Thats what I post every week as a starter and I am late with the menu this week! But maybe you guys can extend it to the next? Sorry for the delay, just caught... (Continue reading)

Japanese Dolls Festival – Hinamatsuri

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Hinamatsuri, or Girls Day (also known as the Japanese Dolls festival) is celebrated on March 3. As I child I remember reading about the Japanese Dolls Festival – of Hinamatsuri. Wikipedia has a great article on the topic, which you... (Continue reading)

My journey of writing … to publishing – Emotions

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Last week I began posting on my journey of writing and publishing, focusing on inspirations. This week I am sharing the emotional aspect of my journey. I had written (essays and poetry) since I was little, but I clearly recall the first... (Continue reading)

Celebrating Holi and some traditional recipes

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Holi, the festival of colours is one of the most important Hindu festivals, where people indulge in revelry and merry making with friends and relatives. Legend of Lord Krishna is associated with Holi as it is believed that Lord Krishna... (Continue reading)

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