The sleep fairy

The sleep fairy

A few months back I had read a post regarding the Sleep Fairy. This is an apparent way to encourage (with reward) a child to sleep in their own bed. The Sleep Fairy, like the Tooth Fairy, arrives at night. This Fairy comes when a child sleeps in their own bed all night and leaves […]

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Posted in: Culture, Parenting
Another dramatic maid exit – Mumbai Maid Saga

Another dramatic maid exit – Mumbai Maid Saga

Maids, maids, maids. You can live without them, but having them is so much easier. Except when there’s drama. And drama seems to accompany most of them. After all, they are people. You are a person, and you likely have drastically different backgrounds and expectations. Having a live in maid is a luxury and good […]

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Posted in: Life in India
Babywearing in India – Indian-made Anmol Wrap

Babywearing in India – Indian-made Anmol Wrap

When I visited in India in 2008 with my then infant daughter, I swear, other than some beggars, I was the only one babywearing. Today, though, babywearing is expanding. When we visited in 2011 with our two kids, I remember getting off a train and being told by a random stranger, “You know only poor […]

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Posted in: Babywearing, Reviews
Making a new mom fashion decision – Jeans

Making a new mom fashion decision – Jeans

Someone with a real fashion sense can make do with a variety of clothing options and still get compliments on what they wear. Then there are busy moms who end up in yoga pants and stained t-shirts. No matter who you are, there has to be that “go to” outfit that you’re comfortable in AND […]

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Posted in: Blog
Gripping Read: Review of Yefon – The Red Necklace with Giveaway

Gripping Read: Review of Yefon – The Red Necklace with Giveaway

Last month I presented my list of books to read in 2014 and this one I was very excited to add to the the list. Why should you read this book? Read this for a voice to women and their struggles the world around. While the trending “first world problems” are seen in social media, […]

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Posted in: Adult books
Biggest giveaway ever – July 2014

Biggest giveaway ever – July 2014

ATTACHED MOMS is celebrating with Jenn from Busy Being Blessed for her 12 Year Blogiversary Bash. She has been blogging for 12 years! {You can say a little something, and then close with your name.} The Giveaway But I really should say The GiveawayS! I had so many amazing people donate to this giveaway that […]

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Posted in: Parenting
Thankful for homework?

Thankful for homework?

I didn’t think it would be something I would cheer for, but today I am happy for homework! Why? Because without it I wouldn’t have known my daughter would be taught incorrect Marathi!  After all, language is a major reason we moved to India! Marathi Homework 1st Standard Today my daughter had a little Marathi […]

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Posted in: education, Life in India
Showers and kids

Showers and kids

This came up on my Facebook news feed today. Can’t help but share it because just about each of them have occurred it seems. What about you? You know. .. finally kids are old enough for you to think you can shower without someone watching them for 3 minutes and then you walk out to….

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Posted in: Parenting
Is this really me? The person I’ve become in India

Is this really me? The person I’ve become in India

Upon discussing our move here, my sister in law said, “Don’t try to change India, it’ll change you.” My husband agreed and I thought slyly… it won’t change me! How wrong I was. I have to wonder though, is this “new” me, really me? Am I really the person who yells at a government official […]

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Posted in: Blog, Culture, Life in India
Master’s in Counseling Degree

Master’s in Counseling Degree

The headlines are full of the actions of individuals with varying degrees of mental health issues. One thing that is repeatedly mentioned during political debates after violent acts is the need for improved mental healthcare. An important factor in maintaining the nation’s mental health is the care provided by educated counselors. A caring person in […]

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Posted in: Parenting