My Guest Post and a Confession

Recently, my friend and fellow blogger, Kiran over at Masala Chica asked me to write a guest post.  Her blog is one of my favorites, and my reaction was immediate.  I’m there – when can I start? There was no question in my mind what I wanted to write about, because I was burning to…

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…

Bee Invasion

  IMG_0702 (2) It was dusk.  The crickets were beginning to chirp, a cool breeze was finally whipping up, and the orange sun was bleeding into the horizon. My husband and I were just about to park ourselves on the back deck and relax.  Our five year old was outside with his friends, screeching up…

Political Voice, Cultural Tolerance

  In less than 24 hours, the polls will open around the U.S. for the 2012 presidential election.   Will it be Barack Obama for another four years, or will Mitt Romney be our next president?  I, along with millions of other Americans, will be standing on pins and needles in line at the poll tomorrow,…

“Mom, You’re Embarrassing Me!”

I love to embarrass my kids.  One of my greatest joys is to see the look on their faces when I do something silly in front of their friends.  I’ll say things like “YOLO,”an acronym for ‘you only live once’ used by the teens. I greet their friends with “Yo, Dawg,” and I dance.  Oh…

The Battle of the Sari Bulge

I’m having a staring contest with a chocolate bar today.  Halloween is coming up in nine days, and I found a buy-one-get-one-free sale on bags of Halloween candy for trick or treating…so I bought four.  I told myself we needed extra candy in case of an unusual onslaught of trick-or-treaters this year.  But a little…