Moms @ work

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Summer camps for kids above 5

Hey Bloggermoms!!! Summer is gonna come soon…And school will be closing in 1 month. I am goin to send my son to a summer camp where my girl goes for pre-k. It will be easy for me to pick and... (Continue reading)

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Nanny or daycare????

Recently one of my new coworker who is going to have a baby in 1 month asked me this question.”What do you think?Should we have a nanny or a send the baby to daycare?? The question took me 2 years... (Continue reading)

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The interview I blew while on H4 visa

Well, I had just begun looking for work on while still on H4 visa. Looking formally, that is, beyond the ‘office and friends of my husband’ route. BTW, in my opinion, that is one of the most effective routes, but... (Continue reading)

Nursing Strike and Baby Negotiations

So around four and a half months or maybe just four,  the babe decided to go on a nursing strike. When I rushed back from work, ready to nurse him, he would greet me with the biggest smile but any... (Continue reading)

Makeup – a take on liberation

‘Who do you think is more liberated me with my head scarf or the ladies on Wall Street with 10 products covering their faces?’ Nousheen’s eyes were bright and passionate as she dug into her chicken tikka masala. ‘At least... (Continue reading)

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Acrylic or gel nails?

I have the bad habit of nail biting and I have very short nails. Here at my work everybody has pretty nails..I have never been to a nail salon..In India, where I am from we dont have them..So last week,... (Continue reading)

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Me and my boss…lady boss

“I work for a woman boss”…this sentence can evoke strong emotions. At least for me, they did, when I was working for a woman boss…let me clarify the statement, “I work for a single 30-something woman boss”…. I think there’s... (Continue reading)

The first job interview here in the States

I am no job interview expert. I wont call this the best advice or professional advice, but I thought I would share what I learnt here by going through interviews myself and interviewing others. Dress American. I dont mean just wearing Western Clothes.... (Continue reading)

Five things that surprized me about jobs in America

OK, I spelt the suprized with a z on purpose 🙂 You know, I had worked in India in a pretty International Company, so I was used to working with people from round the world. Yet when I joined work... (Continue reading)

Child Care options for working moms

When I was an infant, my mom used to work as a teacher in the senior school (as a matter of fact, she still does!)…so she used to bundle me up everyday and drop me at her mom’s place…she’d then... (Continue reading)

Funniest questions I was asked in office about India

How do you like sleeping in beds here (apparently we all sleep on floors in India) Do kids run around naked at homes without diapers Do you know my friend Amit who is also an Indian (no, there are about... (Continue reading)

Five things to boost your career when on the H4 visa

So we have all been there. The excitement and apprehension of moving to the US with our spouse, but learning soon after that we can not ‘work’ in the US as we are on the ‘H4 Visa’. The H4 ladies span... (Continue reading)

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Could you end your meeting, I need to pump?

I worked in a small company. And when I went back to work, I was confronted with giving up breastfeeding or using the great American and maybe European invention of a breast pump. I chose the later, because I thought... (Continue reading)

Opting in

Have you heard of the phenomenon of opting out? I think it became popular in the books ‘Opting out – Why women really quit careers and head home’ by Pamela Stone and ‘On ramps and Off ramps’. Recently I have decided to... (Continue reading)

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