Searching for a Nanny: Part 2

So you’ve gone through the sites, lined up some interviews…and now comes time to meet the potential person you’re handing your child to …Its like a speed dating blind date… but what do you do at this time? What do you say? How do you act? I think its good to set up interviews in…

Sometimes all you need is chai…

Masala chai -recipe here So many mornings I wake up wanting chai or tea.. I boil the water and then forget about it, get caught up in getting ready or baby M wakes up. I then remember and go back to heat up the water..only to get caught up in something else again. But when you…

Mindfulness

Increased mindfulness can help our children improve in abilities to pay attention, succeed, focus, have higher awareness and emotional intelligence. Emotional regulation and cognitive focus are increasingly becoming problems in today’s society. Being an occupational therapist in NYC, an overly stimulating and competitive place, kids are always occupied, overstimulated, overexposed, and don’t have time for…

Good Read: Kids need boring summers

Children need boring summers – link above!  It’s important for kids to learn to entertain themselves. Especially in NYC, and from working with kids, I see kids overbooked and over scheduled where they don’t have a few hours in the week to themselves. Days are filled with camps and activities and weekends with travel. A good…

Recipe: Khichdi – Rice and Lentils

Khichdi (khi-cha-Ri) has always been a staple in our household as well as any other Punjabi growing up, as it is nutritious, filling, delicious, and full of protein. This one pot meal is easy and simple to make, and can be fed to babies when they are ready to have solids. I’d recommend this around…

Searching for a Nanny: Part I

One of the most daunting things as a mother for me was finding a nanny. Finding the right nanny is extremely important. I decided to write this post because so many of my friends want to know what to ask when meeting and interviewing nannies, and how they know they have found “the one”. Its…

Current Events: Whats going on in politics? Hillary or Bernie?

Being a mom, you rarely leave the apartment or have time to even care whats going on in the world. When you meet people, its mainly all baby talk, or asking other people whats going on with them. The worst is when any talk becomes about whats going on in the world, the news, the…

Similac 2 oz bottles: my savior

From day 1, when we had our baby, we were pro breast feeding. Why? Because of the many benefits, the nurturing aspect, and I loved the bond it formed with me and my son. BUT when I first had baby M, there was a time where I was up every 2 hours and was unable to…

Recipe: Dalia- cracked indian wheat porridge

This is a great indian porridge I grew up eating and decided to try with baby M. Super easy to make and with infinite health benefits, cracked wheat is healthy and filling. You can even make enough for yourself!  My grandma and mom used to make this – coming from the wheat mill in my grandparents…

Desi tricks: How to increase your breastmilk supply?

Breastfeeding is now emphasized to be so important for the baby. Not only for his or her development, but also for the baby mother bond. Its just so special. Now that I just recently stopped feeding, I miss it. In the beginning, I was very worried that I was not producing much. My friends all…