Having fun capturing memories.

Our Multicultural Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday began with bursts of sunshine popping into our bedroom windows early in the morning.  Birds chirped all around our house, and the Azaleas looked fresher than they had the day before. It was the beginning of a day of Christian renewal and affirmation of life, and of nature’s renewal, with the shrubs fluttering…

Just Say No to Your Kids

Be a Parent, Not a Friend: How to Say No to Your Kids

As I plucked a family-sized box of Cheerios from the grocery store shelf yesterday afternoon, a shrill noise came up behind me and I jumped so much, the box jerked from my hand to the floor.  Rounding the corner was a woman with hair falling from her ponytail, pushing a cart with one hand and…

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My South Asian Parent Story

When I was a new wife and mom, more years ago than I’d like to count, I wandered the self-help aisles of bookstores almost weekly.  I guess I was a typical newbie at everything family, and needed support and guidance in how to deal with cultural differences, living with a man and all of his…

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Our Caribbean Cruise

My daughter and I are packing for a girls’ trip as I write. What shoes will we need?  How many bathing suits will we need?  She is a senior in high school, and this is going to be her big celebratory trip with friends, a tradition we try to keep for our kids.  We love…