Author Archives: Anjali

Creating Family Traditions

While I was growing up, there were certain things I could always count on. Birthdays meant my huge extended family gathering together for a celebration. Saturdays signified long reading sessions with mom and brother. Every Sunday, my mom spent hours … Continue reading

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Of Obstinate Viruses and Anxious Parents

Parenting, most everyone would agree, has its share of challenges. For me, the toughest parts of raising a four-year-old and a toddler aren’t the sleepless nights or the tantrums. Those are a piece of cake compared to helplessly watching my … Continue reading

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Quick, Healthy Smoothies

Whipped up in minutes, healthy smoothies can be enjoyed by kids and adults I recently discovered the joy of nutritious smoothies that can be whipped up in minutes, making it a perfect breakfast or snack for people on the go. … Continue reading

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Free from the Excessive Television Trap

“You must cut down on your child’s screen time,” I remember uttering enthusiastically at the hundreds of parent-teacher conferences, I conducted. As a teacher, I was well aware of the hazards of children spending excessive time watching television and playing … Continue reading

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Mealtime Battles

I enjoy practically every moment of my extended hiatus from the work world, except for mealtimes with my kids. Mealtimes and the battles that ensue make me want to head for the hills, or at the very least run back … Continue reading

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Minimize Toy Clutter and Clean-Up Time

The most widely used room in our home is the living room, which functions as the hub of activity for the kids. Keeping my space constraints in mind, I created a low-investment nook for them. The Montessori Method, which I … Continue reading

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At-Home Workouts to Promote Optimism

A recent study, conducted by Gallup, concluded that stay-at-home moms have it tougher in the positivity department than their working counterparts. According to the study, stay-at-home moms are more likely to be depressed than mothers who are employed. Link: http://www.gallup.com/poll/154685/Stay-Home-Moms-Report-Depression-Sadness-Anger.aspxContinue reading

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