Back to School – Don’t Forget These Tips!

Posted on August 13, 2019

It’s that time of the year again! As excited as we are when summer holidays arrive, we are equally jazzed about the kids going back to school so we can return to some routine. This bittersweet time comes with its fair share of pre-back-to-school-madness, however. I still vividly remember the new clothes, backpacks, books, shoes, lunch boxes, locker decals, stationary…the list goes on and on. Parents feel the stress of getting all that done before school starts. After that come…

Is Parenting Lifting You Up or Wearing You Down?

Posted on August 6, 2019

I can’t help but notice how the words “parenting stress” and “parenting anxiety” seem to be flying around everywhere. Lately, I’ve seen more articles, social media posts, and videos on this topic than ever before, and it truly saddens me. My biggest concern, though, is how this is impacting your kids. So let’s explore this together and see how we can improve things. Why did you choose to become parents? Believe it or not, most parents don’t know! Most couples…

The JOY in Our Big Fat Indian Wedding – Part Two

Posted on July 20, 2019

I’ve been overwhelmed with the love in the beautiful comments about Part 1 of this post! Thank you all so much for taking the time not just to leave a comment but also to share, repost, like, love, text, and dm personally and on various social media platforms. Joy truly multiplies fast!! The day after our talk, Navin walked in at lunchtime with his usual entry announcement: “MAAAAAAAAA, I’m home!” As we sat down for a quick bite, he looked over…

Guess What We Found at Our Big Fat Indian Wedding? – Part 1

Posted on July 11, 2019

My daughter got married last month, and before that happened, I took two months off! The time was not spent sitting by the ocean (my favorite pastime) or soaking in the sun (another fave). I spent the two months helping to make sure the wedding got to the finish line! What started nine months ago—when my new son proposed to my daughter, Nitasha—came to fruition on May 31. That was the wedding day that launched our children’s life of togetherness….

I Love To Watch You Play

Posted on June 7, 2019

So much of parenting revolves around watching your children learn new things. There is nothing more wonderful than seeing that little click in their eyes as they understand a new concept or seeing the joy on their faces as they master a new skill. We encourage them, praise them, coach them, and commiserate with them when they struggle. But with all this praise and encouragement, could we be unintentionally teaching them that they must earn our love? There are lots…