Moms @ work

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Mama’s Day out!

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It was the perfect day to be with my loved son. I took a day off and decided to give him 100% attention. Since he is the second one I always tend to have guilt feeling that he never gets... (Continue reading)

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Office Diwali Party and Celebrating Diwali at work

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Celebrating Diwali at work? Diwali 2011 is around the corner! In this economy, who does not need some prosperity in the office. Diwali is the celebration of a new start, of prosperity, honoring friends and family. So whether you are... (Continue reading)

The Mom Dilemma – To work or not to work?

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Growing up I knew that I would go to college.  It wasn’t an option not too.  It had been a part of my plan for as long as I can remember.  Neither one of my parents had the opportunity to... (Continue reading)

Grading Parents

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I read recently that a Florida school system is experimenting with grading parents. Apparently, parental involvement has been found, not suprisingly to be a critical component of a childs success. Of course, that meant I immediately graded myself and my... (Continue reading)

Red Light Beckoning

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Blackberry…..whats not to love? That perk of work that languishes in your pocket or purse as a constant reminder – you are a working woman, you belong to an organization, there may be an email from your boss creeping into... (Continue reading)

Working Mom Ideas – Tips for organizing mornings

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Last week was a tough one for me. My husband was out of town and I had the kids and the house and my job all to myself. To complicate matters both the school and my office is far from... (Continue reading)

Cats at work

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So my office is pretty casual. Shorts, T-shirts, even a flip flop or two. Track pants. I love that. So even though I am in office, I can still wear casual clothes and have not yet had to really update... (Continue reading)

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Office Politics

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What would office be without office politics and email ambushes? Clean, fun, productive? The kind of environment we all like to show up raring to go on Monday morning. Or is that a moot question, for politics is as much... (Continue reading)

Five tips for a networking event

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H4 visa jobs – H4 visa volunteering – first job in the US. Chances are for each of these, you will need to do some amount of networking.  Though I have written about networking in my posts on H4 visa... (Continue reading)

How to avoid being classified as being on the ‘Mommy Track’

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First being on the Mommy Track was a good thing. Companies offered moms the opportunity to work part time, from home or take a break while keeping options open for them to return to their roles later on. But as... (Continue reading)

Nanny Apprehensions

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I was at the bank today, waiting in line. The bank has a short ledge about 5 inches below the tellers table for the card swiping machine and for customers to keep their bags or papers on, or fill out... (Continue reading)

Arjuna and the Fish Eye: the fallacy of being over-informed, hyper-busy and multi-tasking

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Does any of you recall the story from the Mahabharata, about the renowned archery master Dronacharya training the Pandava brothers in the art and skill of archery? Once, when the five Pandava brothers and Karna were assembled for an archery instruction session with Guru... (Continue reading)

Cinderella at five pm – the end of day transformation for a working mom

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Long before I visited Cinderella’s castle in Disneyland at the ripe age of 26, Cinderella was my favorite fairy tale. Not because she gets the prince in the end or because of the beautifully illustrated ballgown and pumpkin carriage my... (Continue reading)

Becoming a Teacher in the US when moving from India or a foreign country

This is part of our series on career transplants. Non expert, research based resources for those making a transition in terms of career to the US. Like dieticians and nutritionists, the demand for teachers in the US is likely to... (Continue reading)

Becoming a Registered Dietician and Nutritionist in the US when you have a degree from India or a foreign country

If you have studied to become a registered dietician or nutritionist in India, and want to become a registered dietician or nutritionist professional in the USA, opportunities abound, especially with the increase in awareness around physical fitness across all ages... (Continue reading)

Career Transplants

When you move from a foreign country to the US, most often than not, you need to update your qualifications and skills to start working here. In this series, we tried to put together a list of resources than people... (Continue reading)

Thoughts on Love and Friendsip

This is in response to this month’s topic “Something to talk about this month – Love and Friendship” It seems appropriate to write more as everybody will be celebrating Valentine’s Day in a few days time… I would like to... (Continue reading)

Transition

Today I write about the emotional transition a work-from-home mom has to make when planning to go back to work full-time.   I started out the day reading a list of “bad things moms do…” on an internet message board.... (Continue reading)

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toddlers eating habbits

hello everyone, this is my first post as i need some help in changing my 18 month todlers eating habbits.he has to be fed mashed foods as he has learned to take big bits or even eait a small portion... (Continue reading)

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Art Exhibition

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This is in response to the post of Art Exhibition – Glass Paintings by Malini…. First of all let me thank you all those who have appreciated my art work. Believe me it’s really tough to manage family, work and... (Continue reading)

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