5 Ideas for Personalizing Your Home Decor for under $50

5 Ideas for Personalizing Your Home Decor for under $50

As a parent, we don’t have the yesteryear option of heading to home decorating “party” shows that were popular in the 90s. Instead, we have essential oil and candle parties. But, of course it means we have plenty of options for personalizing our home decor. Know your decor taste What’s good for one family and […]

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Montessori in Real Life: No sippy cups

Montessori in Real Life: No sippy cups

It has been a while since I’ve had a Montessori post, so I wanted to discuss one that comes with a bit of confusion. No sippy cups. Montessori ideals and philosophy is over 100 years old. It is tried and trued. While technology has advanced, the fact is, a 15 month old today, should be […]

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Posted in: Montessori
Cinepolis opens at Viviana Mall Thane

Cinepolis opens at Viviana Mall Thane

November 2014 Cinepolis opens at viviana mall

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Posted in: Life in India
Clothing and culture: If I don’t wear a petticoat, am I not of European heritage?

Clothing and culture: If I don’t wear a petticoat, am I not of European heritage?

I’m not an expert on anything really. I have a bachelor’s in social sciences with an emphasis in social sciences (among other degrees). Yes I took more than a handful of classes on society and culture and cultural anthropology. Days before I traveled outside of Michigan, and through when I was first introduced to different […]

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Keeping the spirit alive when no one else believes

Keeping the spirit alive when no one else believes

┬áNote, if you have a reader who believes, then please come back to this post later. So November is 2/3s done, and we’re heading into Christmas! I’m super excited to pull out the decorations next week, but I am not so happy to have to deal with my daughter’s friends telling her “Christmas isn’t real” […]

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Posted in: Culture, Life in India

You aren’t all The Onion so stop the lies

Our culture of social media has us believing lies. Are parody sites real or are they just sites full of lies?

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Posted in: Culture
Gifts for the bi-cultural or 3CK – Indian dolls

Gifts for the bi-cultural or 3CK – Indian dolls

When V was 10 months old, we came to India and while her skin was fair for Indian standards and her eyes remained blue, I did not want her to have a bunch of blond hair, blue eyed dolls. We went to a few local stores (Hamley’s, it seems had not yet made it India, […]

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Posted in: Culture, Parenting
Garage Organization : Tips, Tricks and Ideas

Garage Organization : Tips, Tricks and Ideas

Let’s be honest, the garage is usually the most cluttered space in the home. We store all our odds and ends in there that range from dirty shoes to yard tools to bicycles and more. De-cluttering and organizing your garage can seem like a huge task when it looks like a junk yard. It has […]

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Thane review of ihungree  Panchpakhadi

Thane review of ihungree Panchpakhadi

ihungree   is a cute 5 table pop up restaurant serving a variety of international snacks and pasta. Located a few steps from the TMC   offices I was surprised to find it with only a table taken during lunch time. Food quality at ihungree  Ihungree offers some foods you don’t get this far into the suburbs […]

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Posted in: Reviews
10 Gift Ideas that Make Kids Think

10 Gift Ideas that Make Kids Think

I’m reading through gift guide and while I love a few of the retro toys that are coming back, I’m a bit concerned. Why? Perhaps, a bit of jealousy because I didn’t get the cool stuff usually when I was a kid, but more so because it seems like all the gadgets DO EVERYTHING for […]

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