October, 2010

Preschool and School Diwali Celebrations

Preschool and school diwali celebrations are easy, colorful and a lot of fun. Diwali, with all its splendor, lights, crackers, sweets, sharing and memories provide ample inspiration for craft idea. The date for Diwali 2010 is November 5. For your... (Continue reading)

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Multicultural baby rituals

Hellow everyone. Cathy Garrard, who writes for American Baby, is interested in learning more about multicultural baby rituals that we celebrate right here in the US – I think its a cool article idea. She would especially like to know about... (Continue reading)

Shubho Bijoya

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Shubho Bijoya! When I was small, Bijoya felt sad. The last day of the long awaited and always fun Durga Puja, the nearing of the end of the Puja vacations. The need to go back to a routine and the ‘Bhaashans’... (Continue reading)

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Easy to Clean Measuring Cups

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To make measuring cups easier to clean, add hot water, keep for a few minutes, rinse and throw out. Then add the sticky stuff. It will be much easier to clean out. Any other quick clean ideas? Let me know!... (Continue reading)

When it begins

When it begins, most people feel the first symptoms of gout in the foot; the large joint of the big toe to be specific. Gout, a form of arthritis caused by an accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joint... (Continue reading)

Halloween Activities for Kids – Must Dos

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Halloween activities for kids hold several must dos. If you are from the US, this is a refresher, and if you are new to the US, this is a checklist of things to do to explore this fun festival. Visit... (Continue reading)

Top 10 Halloween Activities for Kids

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Halloween activities for kids are both fun and challenging (for adults to dream up). Below are a list of activities for kids you can do at home or in the classroom with kids that looks beyond the pumpkin. If you... (Continue reading)

Multicultural Halloween Costumes

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Multicultural Halloween Costumes are a good geography and cultural lesson for kids and adults alike, but they are also great ways to act out and identify with traditions and cultures that are part of you. Sometimes they are also surprisingly... (Continue reading)

Indian Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids

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Indian Halloween costume ideas for kids? You have come to the right place. In some ways, Halloween is a way to act out your own inner identities, fears and aspirations. So dressing up in a costume that mimics a place... (Continue reading)

Indian Halloween Costumes for Boys

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Indian Halloween costumes for boys? Have been invited to a fancy dress party and need an Indian idea? Though many Indian girls dress up as Indian princesses on Halloween, boys dressing in Indian Halloween costumes are few and far betweeen.... (Continue reading)

Indian Halloween Costumes for Girls

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Indian Halloween Costumes for girls? Looking for Indian Fancy Dress ideas for girls? Below is a list of ideas that steer off the princess only track. Let us know your ideas and feedback on Indian Halloween costumes for girls. Indian... (Continue reading)

Never too old

My son came to me the other day utterly disappointed with some friends in the playground ‘Mom, could you please tell them not to be so rude to me and include me in their play as well?’ ‘Honey playground battles... (Continue reading)

Social Network Movie Review

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Have you seen the Social Network? After a long time, I went to see a movie on its opening night. The reason was more logistics than enthusiasm, but I ended up loving the show. First it was about technology, an... (Continue reading)