This is a round-up of some of the books we've read in 2021 so far.
This blog began its journey in a quiet city called Tucson in Arizona, known for its majestic Saguaro Cacti and dramatic Sunsets. I lived there for 5 years, my husband even longer. Life as a newly married woman and then as a young mom, in a different culture was hard. I had no job, my … Continue reading Celebrating America in India- July 4th Thoughts and Activities with kids.
When you still can't travel, you think about the beautiful places you've visited in the past. It is almost as good as traveling! All that Snorkeling and beautiful encounters with the Coral Reef and marine life at Elephant Beach had us itching to learn more about the Andaman & Nicobar group of Islands. We made … Continue reading ANDAMAN- Hotel Ixzire and Jarawa Tribe
India is still in lockdown mode. We are unable to travel or visit our loved ones. Kids are stuck at home and having to sit through another year of online classes. Sometimes it feels like there's all the time in the World but nothing much to do! Now you can fuss and fret about it, … Continue reading 10 Things to do with kids at home
I can't believe this tiny butterfly that flitted about all the time, SO out of anybody's reach, is now a Big Girl. Almost as tall as I am, Medha looks, talks and thinks much older than her actual age of 11. I sometimes forget that she's still a kid and share some of my ideas … Continue reading A Young lady or a Big girl- Medha turns 11.
"Should we learn Blackjack or Poker now?", Madhav, my younger one, asks me. We learnt card games like Donkey, spoon, Rummy and Go Fish watching YouTube videos and now we play them in rotation. Madhav taught himself a few card tricks and now he offers free sessions as gifts on our birthdays. He resorts to … Continue reading Rubick’s Cube to Rummy – Turning 8 in COVID times
All aboard the Makruzz ! We felt we were on a plane than on a ferry service (1150 rupees per ticket). It took us 2 hours to get to Havelock Island, or Swaraj Dweep as it is now called, from Port Blair (where we had a great time exploring the Cellular Jail and Ross Island. … Continue reading ANDAMAN – Swaraj Dweep (Havelock Island)
This post (& the next few) will be about a memorable trip we took 2 years ago. Thanks to copious amounts of notes I took in my journal, I'm able to recollect those memories and write them here. Prices, rules and the availability of hotels and services mentioned might have changed in these 2 years. … Continue reading ANDAMAN- Cellular Jail & Ross Island
Do you feel like you aren't getting a moment's rest? No time to take a shower, to eat something without being interrupted by a sudden wailing? And sleep? What's that?? How was life before a baby (or a twister more like) rolled out and took complete control of it?! you may wonder. Many have gone … Continue reading Dear New Mama,
As a child I was surrounded by books. When there was nothing else to do, my sister and I naturally gravitated towards books. We did not have many children's books though. We read whatever we could get our hands on. Our parents weren't worried about what we were reading. We were library members and often … Continue reading How to get kids to read (more)