How we stay active in monsoon

Do we go stir-crazy during monsoon? A little! There was a week where the girls made "friends" with Salmon the Slug who was on our window and I was like ... oh dear we need to get out of the house. But kids LOVE being in motion and we've found some ways to make it...

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How we do 7pm bedtime on schoolnights

Last week was the first week of kindergarten! Many people asked me how on earth I'm getting my kids to bed at 7pm on the dot, so I'm going to break it down, because trust me it doesn't happen by accident! There's 3 important principles at play: The 12-hour day: I want...

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Dropping the Nap – How to Cope

My daughter is almost 4, and she dropped her nap a few months ago.  However, maybe 2 or 3 days a week she will be exhausted and she DOES sleep.  Since her day starts at 6:30am and goes till at least 7pm, it seems like a LONG exhausting day.  We're in the beastly...

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My Toddler is Waking up Too Early

Lately Leela has been waking up at 6:30am and we'd realllly like to sleep till 7.  Yes I understand that part of signing up to be a parent means dealing with mornings, but ...  we like that our kids sleep from 7 to 7, and this is throwing the family out of whack. She...

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What stuff I bring from the US to India

This question has been coming up a lot lately!  I keep whatsapping my friends pics of the fish oil and elderberry syrup we like from the US!  If you are going to the US this summer and are able to pick up some goodies, here are some of my favorites for keeping my kids...

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Magic Trick to Get your Kid to Eat More Veggies

Magic Trick to Get your Kid to Eat More Veggies

Eureka!  I found a magic trick to get my kids to eat more veggies.  It is SUPER SIMPLE.  You can start doing this TODAY. All you have to do is put some veggies in front of your kid while you're getting the rest of their dinner ready.  Pretend you are serving a...

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Teaching our Toddler to Play Independently

Teaching our Toddler to Play Independently

Independent play. I knew in the back of my mind that it was important, but it never happened for us with Leela. Partly because we moved to India and now there is always a nanny around. Plus, we had baby Rumi, so I felt it was important for there always to be an adult...

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Starting Chapter Books with my Toddler

Hello everyone, Leela is age 3.5 and in a flash of inspiration I started reading chapter books with her.  It all started when I got Pippi Longstocking as a gift for a friend but she made it her own. She only liked when I read the pages with pictures though, so that...

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