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Hair Conditioning Tip


Learnt this at my hairdresser. If you put oil in your hair, just massage in after your workout (or maybe before), wrap a towel around it and sit in the sauna for 10 minutes. The steam helps the hair absorb... (Continue reading)

Easy to Clean Measuring Cups


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)

The Emergency Bag


For times when the kids are very cranky, say just after school or day care or a day at the mall, fish out the emergency bag! Just take any special looking bag (maybe those conference bags that you never use)... (Continue reading)



Hi. I saw this recently and thought – why did’nt I think of it before! Do you have transparent glass vases sitting in the dark as you dont usually have fresh flowers to decorate the house with? Use them for... (Continue reading)

Summer Tip and a touch of spa


For a touch of spa in your weekend or week, peel and slice some cucumbers or lemons or oranges and put them out in a transparent pitcher with ice and water. You can do this when friends are over for... (Continue reading)

A little bit of Spa


For overall stress relief, I have touches of spa in my bathroom and linen closet. Even when I cant actually go to one, I can look at these little touches and feel better. Its very simple, here is what I... (Continue reading)

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Home Remedy for Eczema


Eczema Home Remedies for babies and toddlers seemed a good idea for me, as many babies and kids get Eczema, especially in the US where they are in air conditioning from day one which dries up the skin like nothing... (Continue reading)

Celebrating Earth Day With Kids – some multicultural lunch box ideas


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)

Checking if Muffins or Cakes are done


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)

Must have in purse – Stain Wipes


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)

Unclogging drains the natural way


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)

Healthy Kids Lunch Menu with a multicultural twist


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)

Remedy for rough skin – Post Holi or Sun Exposure


Skin feels rough post Holi or Sun exposure? The Sun or the colors and the soap that follows can leave your skin feeling rough. For a quick pick me up and soother, take the cream that forms on top of boiled... (Continue reading)

Childrens Lunch Menu for This Week – Multicultural Ideas


Kids lunch box ideas. Kids lunch box recipes. I struggle with this every week, so I thought writing it down would give me ideas and make me more disciplined and reduce the morning rush. I try to keep it multicultural... (Continue reading)

Home Remedies for Constipation


Home remedies for constipation or natural cures for constipation are in my opinion the right way  to go. Many of these are surprisingly effective. Especially in the case of constipation in babies or toddlers or constipation in pregnant women natural... (Continue reading)

Kids Lunch Ideas – Multicultural Lunch Menu for Kids for this week


Kids Lunches. Kids lunch menu ideas. For me, I am always lookig for those. So I thought I will start posting multicultural kids lunch menu ideas so that I can get ideas down and make it easier for me every... (Continue reading)

Avocado Hair Mask at Home


For valentines day, here is a quick but effective (and messy) hair treatment. The avocado makes your hair unbelievably soft and shiny and young. Avocado for Hair: Mix 1 Avocado (you can even use those ones which have become too... (Continue reading)

Cleaning mirrors and glass


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)

De-odorizing your kitchen and sink


Did you know that you could deodorize the sink and get a fresh smell in the kitchen by throwing lemon peel into the garbage disposer and then running it? It also helps clean out the disposer. Let me know if... (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)

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