Archive for the Family and Culture Category

Indian Wedding Part 3: The Wedding and Reception

This is Part 3 of a 4-Part series. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. If you’ve never been to an Indian wedding, prepare yourself for a bit of a culture shock! In most American weddings, the wedding takes place sometime during the early […]

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Breakfast Schedule

Growing up, I typically ate boxed cereal, instant oatmeal, or toast with margarine and jelly. Weekends meant French toast or pancakes, and maybe scrambled eggs and bacon. My parents both worked full time, so for as long as I can remember, I prepared my own […]

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Postpartum Care, Indian-style

It’s been over a year since I last posted…and for good reason. Last September I gave birth to our third baby: a precious little boy! I’ve spent the last year taking care of this handsome guy and his two akkas, and adjusting to life with three kids. […]

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Indian Wedding: Part 2 (The Clothes and Jewelry)

This is Part 2 of a 4-Part series. You can read Part 1 here. Indian clothing and the accompanying jewelry are some of the best parts of attending an Indian wedding. Since I don’t go to many other Indian functions, going to an Indian wedding […]

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Indian Wedding: Part 1 (Pre-wedding Festivities)

Being married to an Indian man, I have had the opportunity to go to several Indian weddings, which you might imagine are quite different from a typical American wedding. Not only are the ceremonies vastly different, but the pre-wedding activities last anywhere from a few […]

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Cherry Picking Fun

I love cherries, and I eagerly await cherry season each year. Usually I buy a pound or two at the farmer’s market each week until the season is over, and I just eat them plain; they are too good and too expensive for me to do […]

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Real Food Pregnancy

As of today, April 25, 2013, I officially have 2.5 children! That’s right…half-Indian baby #3 is on the way, and as I compare this pregnancy to the other two, especially in the realm of what I eat, I see quite a few differences. As you […]

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Valentine’s Day for the Kids

Chocolates, flowers, greeting cards, fancy dinners…these are the things adults enjoy (or dread) about Valentine’s Day. But what about kids? Well, my sweet daughter (H) loves making valentines for her family members. We buy some fancy paper and stickers, and she writes a special note […]

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We Are a Spicy Family

I’m often asked whether my kids eat Indian food (read: spicy food). The answer is…kind of. I am of the parenting philosophy that kids should eat what adults eat, at least for dinner when we all sit down and eat together. No chicken nuggets, no […]

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Celebrating the New

It’s a new year, and inevitably people will make resolutions that they may, or may not, keep. I’ve never been much for resolutioning, but I do like the thought that we can begin fresh at the start of each new year. The new year also […]

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