Life as a mom

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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)

Teaching your toddler in the lonely ‘burbs

So I have been on this mission lately to start doing educational yet fun things with my son at home. I admit I would never have thought of doing this in India. Life is too full of action there, and... (Continue reading)

Stay at home mom lessons

So one of my friends mentioned that she likes to put her child in daycare as she feels the child is missing out on so many lessons about life. Her child is three, and mine is still at home, so... (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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