Archive for October, 2008

  • I Don’t Care Who You Vote For! Just Vote!
    Ok, so I lied, I do care! Obama is my man, but I care more importantly that you use your right to vote. I remember reading over a decade ago a one-liner somewhere that said “Americans will cross oceans to fight for the right to vote, but not the street to cast that vote”. Having the right to vote is a privilege and responsibility all rolled in one. I can...
    by at October 30th, 2008 at 05:10 pm
  • Just Follow Dora!
    Recently we hosted a Halloween Party at our home and it was with much excitement that Miss J got to sport her Dora The Explorer costume. I spied a little costumed boy following Miss J around. It happened that she was not the only die-hard fan of Dora (excluding Miss B who also has the Dora bug) at the party. His mom noticed this too and confessed that her son loved Dora...
    by at October 26th, 2008 at 05:10 pm
  • Oh Scooby Doo! How Could You?
    I had high hopes that this year Halloween was going to be more fun the last one since Miss J was 3 years old and chose her own costume (Dora The Explorer). We got to a local party held by the town excited as there were going to be a few characters there, including Dora The Explorer. I was really hoping that the character would be small as I was worried how intimidating...
    by at October 24th, 2008 at 04:10 pm
  • Providing The Tools For Early Readers
    Having a daughter who has kept us on our toes with the speed with which she learns stuff meant I have always been on the lookout for the tools to help me. Essential tools (workbooks, reading books, media and cards) from the fanciest bookstore to dollar stores, has been explored. Brands like Leap Frog, Kumon and Hooked On Phonics have always been highly regarded. They work...
    by at October 21st, 2008 at 04:10 pm
  • Potato Head
    What do you get when you give Miss J a Potato Head to make? A hard-hat wearing, handbag carrying, lipstick wearing, moustache sporting Potato Head.
    by at October 21st, 2008 at 05:10 am
  • What Will You Be When You Grow Up?
    My 3 year and I were reading Dora’s “What will you be when you grow up?” book and we were looking at the various options. There were many choices to be made, like a train driver, a doctor, a clown, a musician etc. I looked at her and asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up, and the answer she gave totally surprised me. She said “I...
    by at October 17th, 2008 at 09:10 pm
  • When Did I Become A "Maybe"?
    I was just rsvp’ing for one of the several events, and I realized I have become a “Maybe” girl. I hate the “Maybe” option in invites and I hate it even more when people RSVP “Maybe” for my events. I guess the more frustrating thing is that I am really rsvp’ing “No” and I click on “Maybe” in denial...
    by at October 17th, 2008 at 08:10 pm
  • Blog Action Day – Poverty
    It is supposed to be Blog Action Day today dedicated to the issue of “poverty”. It is a day when when bloggers commit to write about and bring awareness to poverty. The thought of being poor, or financial stress has been on our mind lately, since my husband just lost his job. Being poor is not something that scares me, since I am of the attitude “been...
    by at October 15th, 2008 at 08:10 pm
  • The Best Things In Life Are Free!
    “The best things in life are free.” is a statement made commonly by my husband, me thinks he says that to curb the spending. This time I have to take him up on it since our purse strings are a little (did I say little? I meant a lot) tighter than usual. I normally roll my eyes when he starts on about appreciating what’s in front of you, and just keep...
    by at October 14th, 2008 at 07:10 pm
  • Introducing Niri’s Girls!
    The time has finally arrived to give the girls (and their oodles of pictures and videos) a home of their own, a site to be shared with friends and family alike. Thus allowing Mommy Niri to chatter to her heart’s content here. Feel free to visit the Niri’s Girls site (you may need access, if so email me at mommy dot niri at gmail dot com). Hope you stay blogged!
    by at October 13th, 2008 at 04:10 pm
  • Blogher Conference
    When Blogher announced they would be holding one of the legs of their Reach 2008 Conference tour, there was nothing going to keep me away from it. A conference on women bloggers is enough to get me really excited. There is something really remarkable about a women conference, it is so energized and still so friendly. Granted I have only been to technology conferences...
    by at October 11th, 2008 at 07:10 pm
  • "I Want To Play With Everyone!"
    Trust your kids to teach you a lesson in humility. Being very irritated with a whiny 3 year old, I did not want to play a board game I had earlier promised her. Other than the whining (why is it this makes me stop thinking rationally?), she was being not-so-kind to her little sister and that was really annoying me. I decided to not play the game with her and told her...
    by at October 8th, 2008 at 06:10 pm
  • Our Papa, The Hockey Coach!
    Ramesh has been coaching field hockey at the local middle school for around 5 years, a while before we had kids. I still remember people looking weirdly at us being there, without kids, wondering “Why would he be involved in this on a weekend?”. It was difficult to express to people that he was coaching since it was the closest he could get to the sport in...
    by at October 5th, 2008 at 07:10 pm
  • It’s Pumpkin Time!
    With October comes pumpkin time. With Halloween, Diwali and our birthdays (yes, my husband and I share the same birthday, freaky, I know) in October this is certainly one of my favorite months. We decided to kickstart the month with a visit to Wilson Farms. It was already a busy day with swimming classes for Jia and Field Hockey Coaching by Ramesh, but there was no way...
    by at October 5th, 2008 at 04:10 pm
  • Happy Birthday Gandhi!
    It is Gandhi’s birthday today and it is a day I hold of great respect each year. Besides being a strong follower of his belief of invoking change in others so that they see the result of their actions. I also am an avid believer in non-violence for change. I was fortunate enough to go to school at the Phoenix settlement in South Africa. This was the place Gandhi...
    by at October 2nd, 2008 at 04:10 am