Making a change in Mumbai – Ugly Indian and Mumbai Rising

Making a change in Mumbai – Ugly Indian and Mumbai Rising

In all the negative feelings I’ve feel like I’ve had come to the surface lately, I was happy to see a social media post about some clean up that was happening in Bangalore. The idea was basic: Don’t wait for someone else to make the change – BE that change. Isn’t that the theme that […]

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Posted in: Life in India
Security in the home

Security in the home

Before we made this move to India, our house was broken into and our television was stolen. We lived in a good neighborhood and it happened in a short time frame. While we were wondering “should we really move?”, this solidified that I was ready to go (oh hindsight…). Now with our last maid leaving […]

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Posted in: Blog
Sunshine to rain in Thane

Sunshine to rain in Thane

Without a full time maid to pick up my daughter from school I get to enjoy a lot of time in the rickshaw. On Tuesday it was sun shiny bright day and I grabbed a rickshaw only to be hit by sideways rain moments later. The tarp sides to the rickshaw doesn’t protect you! These […]

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Posted in: Life in India
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