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…

Where Did You Get Your Kids From?

This morning, I clicked play on a rediscovered Christmas 2005 video on my laptop and cried and smiled as I watched. The kids were bouncy, and gap-toothed, and still called me mommy (now, it’s Mom or “Hey, Sheryl” ) Their high-pitched munchkin voices squealing over the things Santa brought them were precious.  My how I…

Pseudo Chicken Tikka Masala

The warm fragrance of onions melding with chicken in the skillet comforted me last night.  I stood in front of the stove for the first time in a few weeks, truly looking forward to eating.  Not just to fuel my body, but to fuel my soul. For three weeks, my family’s world has been turned…