A Trip Down Choc Nut Memory Lane…

As I sit here writing this, I wonder how I ended up spending my lazy Saturday morning making Choc Nut Ice Cream. The answer to that is easy--- because I love this guy, my dear husband, my strongest supporter, my best-est friend. And I would go to the ends of the earth to find a … Continue reading A Trip Down Choc Nut Memory Lane…

A Diwali Message for My Sister

Today marks the celebration of Diwali, also known as Deepavali  or the "festival of lights". Diwali is one of the most awaited and celebrated festivals in India "where people from all age groups participate. They give expression to their happiness by lighting earthen 'diyas' (lamps), decorating the houses, bursting firecrackers and inviting near and dear ones to their households for partaking in a sumptuous feast.

“Uh-oh, You Did Not Just Say That” (What NOT To Say To a Miscarriage Survivor)

So what do you say to someone who has just suffered a miscarriage or infant loss?  When you know someone who just lost a child, there's always this burning need to say something in order to comfort them. But a lot of times, even if you mean well, the words just don't come out right.

How to Raise Bully-Proof Kids

As parents, we try to raise our kids in an environment  full of love, kindness and laughter. We teach them to be gentle and peace-loving, and tell them that fighting or hurting another person whether with action or words is unacceptable. And then they go out into the world and see this harsh reality-- that not all people are kind, or gentle, or peace-loving.