Extra curricular activities

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Driving dreams

Admitting to this is one of my biggest embarrassments. It’s been so long that I cant even remember how long I’ve been here in the US – and yet I don’t know how to drive. Honestly I’ve run out of... (Continue reading)

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Summer Activities with Kids – Field Trip to a Grocery Store

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Summer activities for kids are many but often difficult to think of when we are dazed in the heat. So we thought we will put out one activity every day. Nothing major, just a summery idea. Today we thought, how... (Continue reading)

Summer Activity for Kids

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Summer Activity for Kids of all ages are top of mind for moms as the novelty of the summer break wears off and the days seem long and exhausting. So we thought it might be fun to publish an activity... (Continue reading)

Ideas for long summer afternoons

Summer days are long. And when the kids are out of school, it may sometime seem a bit too long. Here’s a list of things I like to do with my son as a quick list in case any of... (Continue reading)

Preschool Mothers Day 2010

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Mother’s day for preschool moms throws interesting challenges for dads and caregivers. So here are some ideas on what to do on Mother’s Day for preschool moms. The preschool stage is interesting as preschoolers are ready to help and have... (Continue reading)

Top traits of Indian parents?

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1. Indian parents are conservative and traditional. They raise children as if stuck in time limbo. For more, see http://www.bloggermoms.com/from-sarongs-to-saris/ 2. They are extremely protective and treat dating as a life threatening sport. To Indian parents you are not an... (Continue reading)

Safe Scissors

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Have you been looking for safe scissors so that kids dont cut themselves or others? I finally found safe ones – they are called Safety Scissors by Lakeshore Learning. east central community college defined benefit plan spinal muscular atrophy piperlime... (Continue reading)

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Summer Event – Activities for Kids – Artwork

Sometime back, we had interviewed Linda Travers as our Woman in Question. Linda is an art teacher and an entrepreneur who runs the very successful Abrakadoodle art franchise in Atlanta. She has extensive experience in working with kids around art. Here... (Continue reading)

Innovative Glass Painting Techniques

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Let me today share a tip of making innovative glass artefacts by using glass painting colours and cut glass pieces. You can see the basic glass painting techniques here. Some of the innovative techniques: 1.  Beveled glass is generally used... (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)

Glass Painting Techniques

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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)

Introducing Maria

When I was five or six back in Calcutta, I went to see ‘The Sound of Music’ with my extended family. I think it was the first movie I saw and I remember being dressed in my best, the line to get... (Continue reading)

Worth a visit – Atlanta High Museum of Art Toddler Thursdays

A member of Bloggermoms Mom Panel suggested writing about places that we think are ‘worth a visit’. I thought that was a wonderful idea, and I will kick it off with something in Atlanta I found interesting. One of the... (Continue reading)

Mom lessons – Kiddy Science Classes at Home

I write on mom lessons. And I heard that big cities now have classes on toddler science. So I thought I will try to write on that topic. You know babies, toddlers, preschoolers and even older kids are naturally curious.... (Continue reading)

Mom lessons – Making it multicultural- Flag days!

So I write about mom lessons and have recently started writing about making it multicultural. Mostly I write activities I have tried myself but this time its an idea I have, spurred by one of the posts on this site.... (Continue reading)

Games kids play

So a friend gave my son chutes and ladders for his birthday. And it took me back to the time in my own childhood when I would play ‘snakes and ladders’ as it was then called and other games. Werent... (Continue reading)

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Last Day Dispatch from Summer Camp

So today was the last day of summer camp. It ended with an art show with the kids displaying their artwork and with some refreshments to boot. It was amazing to see what the kids had done – but more... (Continue reading)

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Faith

I wish I could remember back to the time when I took my first faltering steps. I think I was walking soon after I turned one. As a non-mom, I do not have the experience of seeing my baby make... (Continue reading)

Entertaining a seven to nine month old baby

 I like to write about entertaining your kids, because if you are home a lot, without much family near by or even household help, as is the case for so many of us, we often draw blanks on ‘how do... (Continue reading)

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