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.
It has almost been a year since we left the US, but I still miss... Walking down aisles between book-shelves at our local library, picking a random book and leafing through its pages rich with illustrations, checking out piles of books (but never finishing most!) because it didn't cost a thing to do so but … Continue reading I still miss…
We just relocated to India from the United States. After a couple of years honeymooning and a few more years spent juggling parenthood in Tucson, we are back home. It was a big move that took years to plan and later execute. When one of us was sure of going back the other wasn't ready. … Continue reading Moving back home
At the mountain town of Hilo on Hawaii’s Big Island we visited a couple of breathtaking waterfalls called Rainbow falls and Akaka falls. Rainbow Falls (not sure why it is called so) was pretty. More than the falls itself the climb up a set of steps for a view of the water from above was … Continue reading Hawaii part 3
(Continued from last post) One bout of snorkeling experience at the Two-step beach had not satisfied Prasad. He wanted more. The awesome part about snorkeling in Hawaii is it is free (if you own a gear, but even if you don't, it can be rented for a pittance at stores by the beaches) and it … Continue reading Hawaii part 2
"Aloha!" is the most common word of greeting or farewell in Hawaii. The Insight guide describes it as a composite of 2 words- "Alo" meaning "to face" and "ha" meaning "the breath of life". To me, a vacation in Hawaii, nicknamed "the Aloha State", felt akin to facing the breath of life! After a long, … Continue reading Hawaii
I was feeling overwhelmed by what lay ahead of me- cooking, journaling, blogging, getting Medha ready for school, exercise and cleaning. Even the fun things like journaling my kids' activities felt gargantuan a task. My head was exploding; I was carrying a heavy sack across my shoulders; A lump was blocking my throat making it difficult … Continue reading Sleep
I'm glad I always carry my Panasonic DSLR camera wherever I go. Otherwise I would've missed an opportunity to capture this image of Madhav engrossed in watching his own video.
Every morning the smell of ginger boiling in water along with tea-leaves and freshly-ground pepper, beckons me to the kitchen. I find my husband hunched over the tea-pot brewing tea. Each time I take a sip I find myself telling him how delicious it is and how hard it is to imagine my life without … Continue reading Ginger Tea
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