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Sanjay Gupta’s Show on Toxins in your Home

I was quite interested in seeing Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s show on ‘Toxins in your home’. I missed it and I could not find the entire show online, but I found a video summary which was quite good. It was interesting... (Continue reading)

Top Habits of Germophobes


Habits of Germophobes – why on earth am I writing about that? Well, sometimes posts have strange inspirations. This weekend I came back from the Indian store with a packet of desi yogurt and before putting it in the fridge,... (Continue reading)

Mom in Question – Urmi


Name: Urmi Nair Profession: Service, Working with an Asset Management Company of a leading bank for the last six years, work includes managing the Customer Service and Operations, proposition of Eastern India. Kid: 1 Daughter, Juhi, 5 years 5 months... (Continue reading)

In sickness and in health

I have been away from the site forever it seems, except maybe to surface and comment briefly. The reason was that over the last two weeks or more, I have been very sick. It began as shivering and fever, which led... (Continue reading)

The Girls Who Went Away


I belong to a book club and we recently  The Girls Who Went Away by Ann Fessler. The book is heartbreaking, well researched and eye opening. In other words, its a must read.Ann Fessler, before I go further and lose you all, talks... (Continue reading)

Mom in Question – Meenakshi


Name: Meenakshi Profession: Technical Reporting Specialist at a University Kid: Rishi & #2(on the way) Born and Brought up: Vizag, India Now living in: Memphis, TN What did you find most interesting about the US when you moved here? Driving... (Continue reading)

Poila Baisakh 2010 or Shubho Nobo Borsho


Poila Baisakh or Nobo Borsho is the Bengali new year. In 2010 the date for Poila Baisakh or Nobo Borsho is April 15.Poila Baisakh is the first day of the month of Baisakh, which is the first month of the... (Continue reading)

Easter Egg Hunt Ideas


We went to a great easter egg hunt today at our friends house. I had done my first ever egg hunt last year, but I was a newbie as far as hunts went. All the kids in this one were... (Continue reading)

Multicultural Childrens Books – What we read last week


The babe has been reading some wonderful books. Here are two that I really enjoyed. The first ‘My Granny Went to Market‘ by Stella Blackstone talks of the travels of an adventurous granny who travels around a world collecting souvenirs... (Continue reading)

Mom in Question – Sushmita


Name:  Sushmita Samanta Profession: Accountant/Auditor Kids: Son – Rishi – 2 years Born and brought up: Munger/Calcutta, India What did you find most interesting about the US when you came here? Not sure!!! What struck you most when you started working... (Continue reading)

Dumb Charades…..well, almost


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


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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More than a Private Pain


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)

Japanese Dolls Festival – Hinamatsuri


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)

Holi Contest

A Holi Contest! For writers, bloggers, moms, parents. Win a $20 Starbucks Gift Card or Rs. 1000 (in India- thats the approximate equivalent of $20 as of today) now on Bloggermoms. Write a post on Holi on this site between February... (Continue reading)

Growing up


Every morning we hurry to get the babe off to school. Sometimes he is sleepy, sometimes not. Its wake up, dress, brush, breakfast, pack lunch, feed baby breakfast – just a mad rush. Then he is off. I am till mid... (Continue reading)

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Impact of weather on my wallet!

I think because Atlanta had this spate of drought for the last three years, I could go through the first few years of the babe’s life without raincoats. I bought rain boots, but the crocs kind just because he loved... (Continue reading)

Happy Chinese New Year and Happy Valentines Day!


Hope everyone is having a great Valentines day. Have a wonderful, romantic time. Also a very happy Chinese New Year. For those of you who like me have fallen behind on resolutions, this is a great time to start again.... (Continue reading)

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Multicultural Childrens Book – The Legend of the Blue Bonnet


The babe has been on this roll of bringing back multicultural childrens books from school. This week he got  The Legend of the Bluebonnet. Its a beautiful story of a sacrifice by a young child that ends up saving her... (Continue reading)

Mom in Question – Chandana


Name: Chandana Banerjee Profession: Stay at home mom Kid: Dennis, 2 years old Born and brought up: Although my dad was on a job which required him to be fairly movable, I was raised mainly in Vizag( which was a... (Continue reading)

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