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Heralding the arrival of the Early Pearly

The little one has been cranky for a week. Not his usual sunny self, but crying, wanting to be held more, disdainfully rejecting my attempts at humor and cheered only by the antics of his brother. So I should have... (Continue reading)

The Daily Tip off – Getting rid of pimples

To get rid of a pimple for a party or meeting tomorrow, just add a bit of toothpaste on it and keep overnight. It usually works!... (Continue reading)

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The story of when I was a kid and went out somewhere

Last year I thought I need to tell the babe more about my childhood. Because the context was so vastly different from where we are today and because I was quite sure he would never get to know many of... (Continue reading)

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Introducing…The Daily Tipoff

Hi! We thought it would be interesting to put something out every day that we have found useful in our lives – shortcuts, tools, ideas. This is not expert opinion, just us sharing something we would recommend. We would love to hear... (Continue reading)

A note of welcome

 We often hear that women who are not mons, sometimes doubt whether they will be welcome on the site. Sometimes you have to just come right out and say it. Yes, we would love you have you and your perspective... (Continue reading)

Mothers Day when your mom is in India, or far away

Happy Mothers Day, everyone! Before I became a mother, mothers day was a day for my mom. But since then somehow, my focus has been on me – thinking through mommyhood and what cool things I get to do that... (Continue reading)

The Mommy Lens

Do you feel that becoming a mom has changed the way you look at the world? Given you a mommy lens? This thought came to me last weekend as I was at the salon last weekend.  Its not actually a... (Continue reading)

Pirates for boys?

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All the recent news about the pirates and the navy and hostages has got me riled up. Why do girls get to be pretty princesses and boys get to be pirates? Why is it that girls get to pretend to... (Continue reading)

Mom in Question – Roma

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 Snapshot Name: Roma Saha Profession: Homemaker  Kids:  2 boys in Nebraska and California  Born and brought up in: India Currently base in: 6 months in the US and 6 months in Kolkata Countries lived in: USA, India Cultures in my... (Continue reading)

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Shubho Nobo Borsho and our new event

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 Shubho nobo borsho or happy bengali new year to all! Malini had a great idea for this months event – see below for details – Its festive time…..People across the world are celebrating spring time. India is a country where people from... (Continue reading)

The Suitable Girl

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So the babe has decided to get married. He chose the girl – one of his regular playmates and insists that he will get married to her and invite all of us over to watch. He has been seeing some... (Continue reading)

The Big Debate – Cosleeping

I am debating whether to cosleep with the little one. In Calcutta, India, where I grew up, cosleeping is the norm. I remember sleeping in my parents bed for a long time. Sometime around I guess 8 or 9 I started asking... (Continue reading)

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Opportunity Lost – My great American dream

I was quite surprised to hear that the great American dream meant a house, dog, car formula. Or becoming an enterpreneur and cashing in your idea for millions. To me, the great American dream is all about suing for a... (Continue reading)

A professional rollercoaster

The babe had always been non commital about his profession of choice. It probably came from having parents sit and type at computers when we are ‘working’ – For long he believed he also ‘works’ at the computer when I showed him youtube... (Continue reading)

Breakfasts at breakneck speeds – No morning prep breakfast ideas

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The power went off in the middle of the night and your alarm did not ring. The kids were too tired and couldnt get up on time. Some one spit up on someone esle and some had to change their... (Continue reading)

Woman in Question – Linda – Perspectives on art and children

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Name: Linda Travers Occupation: Art teacher and Enterpreneur, Director, Abrakadoodle Art Programs for Children, Northwest Atlanta Education: PHD in Education Born and Brought up: Wilmington, Delaware. I grew up in Maryland, Virginia, and Florida Places Lived In: Maryland, Virginia, Indiana,... (Continue reading)

Positive Discipline

Of late I have been reading a book called ‘Positive Discipline’ by Jane Nelson. I bought the book after I was flummoxed by a ‘surprise’ question in a parent questionnaire for school admissions. I say surprise, as I was supposed... (Continue reading)

The first days of preschool

Preschool, Day 1   Me (trying to establish good habits of talking about school to kids): How was school? Babe: It was good Me: (feeling like a textbook perfect mother) I am glad you liked it today. You don’t have... (Continue reading)

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International Pancake Day

Hey everyone, tomorrow is international pancake day. Are you planning to make some? You can check out Sarmila’s delicious griddle cakes if you want any ideas. Also, did you know that IHOP is offering a short stack of pancakes free... (Continue reading)

Thank you for a great valentines day!

I must admit I had stopped celebrating Valentines day. It has seemed a bit adolescent and something swept under the carpets after my son was born. But this year, this year was so different! I was so much in the mood for... (Continue reading)

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