Posts Tagged ‘articles’

  • Just Hug Him!
    ShareWith a snow storm in the forecast it was already going to be an adventurous day. After arriving home from a playdate and putting the younger child down for a nap I managed to somehow cut myself with a glass. Typical mom, instead of dealing with the injury, I was trying to sweep up the fragments so that my older daughter would not step onto any. Amidst all the chaos...
    by at December 22nd, 2008 at 08:12 am
  • Grant The Gift Of Reading!
    Share Speaking as a mom of early readers and an avid lover of reading (I only wish my reading list contained something other than children stories, but then again my music selection also suffers the same fate), I strongly believe in the importance of reading (the earlier the introduction to books the better). When my 3 year old daughter showed a keen interest in numbers...
    by at December 21st, 2008 at 05:12 pm
  • Too Busy To Be Busy?
    Share In a time when it is super cool to be busy and everyone is in a hurry, I have found the truly “busiest” people always have time. I cannot fathom why we now have games like UNO and Monopoly speed versions? What happened to board games just being something you play to relax and unwind? Where is everyone in a rush to get to anyhow? I used to be in the rat...
    by at December 10th, 2008 at 08:12 pm
  • How Sweet It Is To Tweet!
    Share I cannot believe that there was a time when I did not know what Twitter was. How on earth did I survive? Twitter is the social media networking tool (similar to Facebook but on a totally different scale). Being a chatterbox myself it is the food I need to keep me going. Last week I discovered one of the online parties. I had no idea what it was but the adrenaline...
    by at December 4th, 2008 at 05:12 pm
  • What Will You Be When You Grow Up?
    Share 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"?
    ShareI 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
    ShareIt 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
  • Happy Birthday Gandhi!
    ShareIt 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
  • Dearly Departed
    ShareIt is a time of year where we honor our ancestors by way of prayer and offerings. Called, Pithar Paksh, it is not something many people observe. In fact I never see it listed in the list of special dates in the Hindu Calendars in India, but it is common in the Hindu Calendars in South Africa. I continue to observe it as it is a time to remember both my folks who...
    by at September 27th, 2008 at 04:09 pm
  • Recalls Again Fisher Price?
    Share When Fisher Price announced their Product Recall a few months ago, I took it in stride. I could not understand why anyone mentions “voluntary product recalls”, it is either safe or it is not. Anyway after checking the product list diligently I found one of the toys listed but upon checking the date manufactured it listed my product as safe. I cautiously...
    by at September 27th, 2008 at 04:09 am
  • Back To Reheating My Chai
    Share The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of changes. I must have the shortest employment record, after a week and one day at work, I resigned! It has taken two nannies (one the sweetest ever and one an epitome of evil), one preschool and one home-based daycare for things to take a toll. After wasting a month looking for and training the nanny she surprisingly resigned...
    by at September 24th, 2008 at 06:09 pm
  • Second Time Around
    ShareNot one to actually love pregnancy, I did decide to have a second kid because there was no way Jia was going to be an only child. By having two girls it made me nostalgic of my own sisterhood (coming from a set of 5 sisters brings with it a wonderful charm). There are so many things different with the second kid. We forget to count in weeks (and even months) the age...
    by at September 21st, 2008 at 06:09 pm
  • You Put What In My Pocket?
    Share We were celebrating at Soma’s 40th birthday party and I could not help overhearing a young couple’s conversation. They had a sweet little nine month old baby in tow, that mommy was trying to feed, while daddy was busy with his meal. The next thing Mommy asked Daddy for the banana for the baby. Daddy looked surprised and asked “What banana?”....
    by at September 13th, 2008 at 03:09 pm
  • My First Date!
    ShareWell to put it more accurately, my first date with my husband since we had kids. What’s so weird about that, well it has been over 3 (long) years since we had a day to ourselves. The past 3 years have been a whirlwind with having 2 beautiful girls born to us. Finally having a nanny that we love has given us an opportunity to venture out on our own. It all started...
    by at September 13th, 2008 at 03:09 pm
  • You’re Beautiful!
    ShareI finally made another visit to the the spa (yes the very same one I mentioned in my post Spa With Power Tools) in my final week before I resumed office work (although I have been a SAHM the past 3 years I have always worked, read my post on What Not To Say To SAHM). Being in need of some serious grooming (wonder how much? Read my post on Diet Starts Monday to see...
    by at September 11th, 2008 at 06:09 am
  • Mommy Niri Diet: Week 1
    ShareA little about my diet journey can be found at the blog post Diet Starts Monday. I am going to blog my journey in hope of getting me to stick to it. If you have ideas please comment away, if you want to join in and share your journey, comment away too. I will post weekly updates as to my progress (good or bad). I have signed onto Weight Watchers as I have always seen...
    by at August 30th, 2008 at 05:08 pm
  • Mommy Niri Going Green?
    ShareNo, not green with envy (well maybe a little at how easy everyone else makes going green look), but with trying-to-make-the world-a-better-place “green”. Intention has always been there, deeds however have been a bit lagging behind. I even meant to do cloth diapers for my kids but could not find a diaper service easily and I knew I would not be able to...
    by at August 29th, 2008 at 07:08 pm
  • Diet Starts Monday!
    ShareNo really, it does. Well, more like makeover starts today. For the last 4 years I have been either pregnant or nursing constantly and have paid little or no attention to myself. Since I gained a lot of weight with my first born ,and did not bother to lose it before being pregnant with my next baby, things kind of ballooned (excuse the phrase) out of control. Some...
    by at August 26th, 2008 at 04:08 pm
  • Preschool Preparation Panic
    Share The “back-to-school” sales prominently displayed all over sends jitters down my spine. No, not because it hails the end of summer (well that too) but it reminds me that my baby Miss J is going to start preschool in the fall. Having never been to daycare I worry immensely how would she cope without me, and even worse how would I cope without her. I remember...
    by at August 18th, 2008 at 08:08 am
  • What Not To Say To SAHM (Stay At Home Moms)
    ShareI am at the junction of tip-toeing back into the workforce after an absence of 2.5 years and though I look forward to actually finishing a cup of tea (and one that has not been reheated for the 20th time), I do feel pretty passionate about my role as a SAHM (Stay At Home Mom). Before I get totally immersed in the working world I want to find a way to give voice to...
    by at July 30th, 2008 at 07:07 am
  • Jia Takes A Dive
    ShareOk, more like a dip, or soak, or splash… or whatever they do until it is called swimming. Today was Jia’s 1st swim lesson and it began with chaos of missing her class and needing to join the next session. It all worked well for Jia though as she had extra time to be in the pool while she waited. She is a natural with water and easily floats. By the looks...
    by at July 12th, 2008 at 06:07 pm
  • Jia Goes To The Movies!
    ShareIt was a last minute surprise to watch a movie with Jia. After digging through the listings I finally found one that was rated “G”. It was Wall-E. I had no idea about the movie, or any movie for that matter (ahem.. except for Sex And The City) since I never get to watch moves. And NO, it is not because I don’t love movies, I do have a 1 year old...
    by at June 28th, 2008 at 06:06 pm
  • Spa with Power Tools?
    ShareI was on my way to the hair salon and when I found it closed I decided to go to the Spa next door. I really needed a pedicure anyway. For way over 3 years I have been either pregnant, too lazy, too tired or all of the above to give too much attention to my hands and feet. I read somewhere that white nail polish is the new color for any skin tone and though my inner...
    by at June 22nd, 2008 at 05:06 pm
  • Pre-School Daze
    ShareAnyone else contemplating preschool for their kids and has managed to figure out the path through the maze? Well that is where we are right now. We just registered Miss J at the preschool to start this fall. We were doing trial runs and I had her baby sis Miss B with me when a couple of 5 year old girls (the school has mixed ages 3-6) started snickering something...
    by at June 9th, 2008 at 07:06 am
  • Kiddie Birthdays
    ShareIt is birthday time and it seems like decisions are up in the air. Ok, I am now a stay at home (SAHM) so this is where we get to roll up our sleeves and put our babes on display. I mean it is what our life is made up of now. Attending birthdays and giving them too. The pressure mounts with the various decisions. Timing for one, better make sure not on any public holiday,...
    by at March 27th, 2008 at 07:03 pm