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Mom in Question – Mona

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Name:  Nurani Mohana Profession: Apart from being a proud homemaker, working for a non-profit organization and managing their activities Kids: 2 sons,  11yrs and 7yrs Born and brought up:  Kolkata, India What seemed most interesting about life in US when... (Continue reading)

What’s your social media personality?

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The future is digital and even though you don’t want to leave behind a huge digital imprint – the total lack of it could also say a lot about you.  After all aren’t we all responsible adults and know our... (Continue reading)

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Isnt it all about perception?

This statement has its lighter side and its darker side, but it’s a functional statement, not a philosophical one. Perception is reality is usually just a clumsy but short way of saying that people do not react to reality, they... (Continue reading)

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Driving dreams

Admitting to this is one of my biggest embarrassments. It’s been so long that I cant even remember how long I’ve been here in the US – and yet I don’t know how to drive. Honestly I’ve run out of... (Continue reading)

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The less guitly sex

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Social expectations of what a mom is supposed to be hasn’t evolved since women have entered the workforce. We used to be expected to excel as moms. Now we are expected to excel both as mothers and career women. Men... (Continue reading)

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Top traits of Indian parents?

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1. Indian parents are conservative and traditional. They raise children as if stuck in time limbo. For more, see http://www.bloggermoms.com/from-sarongs-to-saris/ 2. They are extremely protective and treat dating as a life threatening sport. To Indian parents you are not an... (Continue reading)

Horticultural Therapy

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Experts have found that working with soil, flowers, and plants out in the fresh air can give people a sense of renewed purpose and direction, and propel them on their road to a longer satisfying life. Living in Long Island(where... (Continue reading)

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My internet fetish

As a consumer, I much prefer a virtual shopping cart to a real one. Out in the World Wide Marketplace, anything I could possibly want is on sale somewhere. I have bought a range of things – from children’s bedding,... (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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The internet is ruining my life – and yours too

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The number of options for wasting time on my computer has reached a critical mass. E-mail, blogs, social networks, podcasts, E-books, three full seasons of Oprah on streaming video. I spend my time reading crappy status message updates from people... (Continue reading)

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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)