Life as a mom

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Mom Lessons – Your car!

I wanted to continue the series we have on Mom lessons – lessons moms can give their kids at home over what they are getting in preschool or instead of. Kids have great fun with this and its very educational... (Continue reading)

South Indian Baby/Toddler lunch or dinner

My mom is here with me now..She is gonna stay for 3 months. She stayed with me when both of my kids were babies. She used to feed them homemade baby foods and gerber foods. I asked her to give... (Continue reading)

Mom lessons – Visiting India (or any new country or place)

Long back I had made a post about stay at home mom lessons – I felt my child was missing out on learning things in play school, so I started listing out a few ‘lessons’ I would do with the... (Continue reading)

Entertaining a three month old

Anyone ever faced this problem? I just visited a friend – a SAHM with a three month old who doesnt nap much. My heart goes out to her. I remembered that I struggled with what to do with my babies... (Continue reading)

Dispatches from India – Lagging on jetlag

  Ok, so this is my second post about traveling to India with a toddler or baby for the first time. It’s been lovely to be home as you can imagine. We reached home only around 4 the first day,... (Continue reading)

The H4 Diaries – Four things to do when you are tired of ‘Law and Order’

When I got here, I loved the show. I would watch endless reruns from 1:00 pm till I dozed off, and then sometimes when I woke up. But here are things I wished I had done or I did or... (Continue reading)

Going Green

Back in Asia, frugality is a way of life…with limited resources and rampant poverty, I guess there isn’t an alternative. When I got to US, I got into the American way of living. The past few months however, I have been... (Continue reading)

Take-out or eat out Wednesdays

So a friend of mine hooked me on to this idea which has been working great so far. It goes like this – fix a day in the week for eating out or take out and stick to the day.... (Continue reading)

Glowing Baby fair skin tips

I would write here some of the tips that my grandma told me for your baby to have a good skin 1.Mix Kasthoori Manjal( you will get that in any Indian store) with equal amount of milk.Massage in face or... (Continue reading)

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First day of back to office

Yesterday was the first day of the year that my husband went to work. For the first time in many years, it was not my first day back at work. And there is no first day in sight this year... (Continue reading)

$4.29 Double Shot Gingerbread Latte Therapy

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Did I tell you I love making resolutions? There is something about being able to forget the past year, or at least, feel that its done. Gone. A transition has occured. I am in a new place, where I can... (Continue reading)

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)

Honey and lime Juice Facial Mask

One of my coworker recommended this facial mask.I tried it at home.Though the mixture is sticky, it works.. 😉 Mix 8 ounces of honey and 1 tablespoon of lime juice.Massage the face with it for 15 minute.It will leave your... (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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Ten minute facial

Try this is you are short of time – take some full fat or reduced fat yogurt, and a pinch or two of turmeric. Put on your face and let it stay for fifteen minutes. Then wash off or tissue... (Continue reading)

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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Shiny Hair, Italian Style?

Well, I dont know Italian style or not but uses Olive Oil. This always works for me and my sisters for shiny hair. Thought I would share it with you all, let me know how it goes. Take Olive Oil... (Continue reading)

Good Books for 2-4 year olds beyond the usual stuff

Here are some of the books we have been reading and we love them. We got them from the library and some of them seem popular based on Amazon reviews, but some seem relatively rare. I would love advice on... (Continue reading)

A quick face mask

Hey, I tried this last week and it had great results. Take some almond paste (I had some leftover from making Almond Chicken). Mix in a little bit milk. Apply to your face and keep it for five to ten... (Continue reading)

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