Category Archives: children

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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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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Ready, Set, Go!

Race through Mundane Tasks Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock… No, that isn’t my biological clock ticking away, thank goodness!  My daughter’s birth, eighteen months ago, signaled the cessation of baby fever for me. The clock I refer to is my favorite gadget … Continue reading

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‘Me’ Time for Mommy

Happy Moms Make Themselves a Priority Like most moms, my life changed irrevocably the instant I held my son in my arms for the first time. Completely captivated, I happily immersed myself in caring for my son, who quickly became … Continue reading

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