Do we all need to take parenting classes?

Do we all need to take parenting classes?

Are we living in the end of times? After all, daily we see news articles of mother’s drowning their babies, teenagers disrespecting themselves and all others, parents forgetting about their children in hot cars, and more. But, does this mean we need to have mandatory parenting classes?   What do the statistics say about the […]

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Posted in: Parenting, Politics
We don’t need no registration – Link to Indian government proof

We don’t need no registration – Link to Indian government proof

We don’t need no registration… all of us non-Indians living in India because of our spouses on PIO cards can now rejoice: No registration for PIO card holders! UPDATED: Here’s a link to Indian Government website that shows this as true: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=110219 In pursuance of the announcement made by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra […]

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Posted in: Life in India
Garage Cabinet Sets For Organization

Garage Cabinet Sets For Organization

Most people who have a messy garage will want to use their space for a better purpose – I know when we lived in Phoenix we faced MAJOR storage issues. Boxes and totes lined up and then spilling over. Not the best image! The garage is a place that the family can use to maximize […]

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Posted in: Home
My packing has been Indianized
By September 30, 2014 7 Comments Read More →

My packing has been Indianized

6 days at the beech. WHAT in this picture previously would not have made it in my vacation luggage?

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Posted in: Life in India, Travel
Getting Rid of Household Clutter
By September 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Getting Rid of Household Clutter

Are you tired of a disorganized and cluttery house? When you have kids that are busy with school and you work full time it’s easy to not have organization on top of your list. Not only does it take time to be organized, but a lot of effort! However, instead of procrastinating think of easy […]

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Posted in: How-to
Save an extra 10% at TruOrganic! Now through 10/18/14
By September 29, 2014 3 Comments Read More →

Save an extra 10% at TruOrganic! Now through 10/18/14

Did you know our skin is our largest organ? Knowing that, doesn’t it seem important to ensure what we put on our skin is safe and natural? This post contains affiliate links, but of course I support use of organic and natural whenever possible, so this doesn’t skew my opinion. Skin care facts Sure, I’m […]

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Posted in: Hair and Fashion
Dear Moms: Let your daughters and sons see you without makeup
By September 29, 2014 34 Comments Read More →

Dear Moms: Let your daughters and sons see you without makeup

Dear Moms, Take a minute to breathe and relax. We live in an era of selfies and groupies and pinterest-worthy breakfasts, lunches and dinners. We know the struggle there to keep up with the Jones and the pinterest all-stars. We all know we can’t really do it all. But, whether you’re a work at home, stay […]

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Posted in: Parenting, Self-Help
Simple Secrets to Staying Warm this Fall and Winter
By September 28, 2014 4 Comments Read More →

Simple Secrets to Staying Warm this Fall and Winter

Whether you can believe it or not, it’s already starting to get cold outside! If you already are finding yourself wishing you had warmer clothing on or that you invested in a warmer heater for your house don’t fret because it is not too late. Utilize what you have and think of inexpensive solutions. There […]

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Posted in: Yooper
Gender rules and roles: Mehendi
By September 27, 2014 4 Comments Read More →

Gender rules and roles: Mehendi

Part of life in India is celebrations. Today we celebrate Navratri and my son wasn’t deterred when he decided he wanted mehendi rather than Tattoos.

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Posted in: Culture, Life in India
Back to Basics: How to breastfeed
By September 25, 2014 5 Comments Read More →

Back to Basics: How to breastfeed

When a woman find out she’s going to be a mom, often one of the questions she is asked is “will you breastfeed?” And then comes the stories of pain while breastfeeding, the inability to get any time for herself, the fact that “a breastfed baby will never take a bottle” and every other potential […]

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Posted in: Breastfeeding, How-to