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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Teaching my toddler about the body parts

I decided when I had kids that we're going to be a very straightforward, non-awkward family and that I would start their sexual education early in an age-appropriate way.  I attended a talk called "Right from the Start: Talking to your Kids about Sexuality from Birth...

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This hair oil is making my hair so soft

I have endless complaints about my hair since moving to India. It is dry, dull, lifeless, the texture has totally changed. I blame the pollution, the harsh elements, the humidity from living by the sea.  It only looks nice when I get a professional blow out.  I've...

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Notes from the Air Quality Talk with Barun Aggarwal

Hi everyone, I've been putting off writing this post for a week because I'm afraid I won't do justice to it!  The talk with Barun Aggarwal of Breathe Easy Consultants about air quality/ pollution in Mumbai was so powerful!  It was a LOT of info, uncomfortable to hear,...

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Talk on Air Quality in Mumbai on Thursday March 15

Hi friends, I'm organizing an event on AIR QUALITY on Thursday March 15 at 8pm at Tangerine Arts Studio in Bandra (map here). The talk is free - please call Tangerine to register at 9867369960.   The talk is by Barun Aggarwal, an expert on air quality and CEO of...

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Drinking Organic A2 Milk in Mumbai

Right now we are drinking Sarda Farms milk, but we may be soon switching over to A2 milk.  These are some of the farms that have been recommended by moms in Mumbai. I'm at the beginning stages of researching  them, so please do your own checks! Provilac based in Pune...

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The Best and Healthiest Bread in Mumbai

Back when I worked with Dr. Frank Lipman in New York, we were very much against gluten and took nearly all patients off of gluten for at least two weeks, and almost everyone felt dramatically better.  We have a lot of problems in the US with our wheat being sprayed...

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The sun protection I’m using in Mumbai

I have a new sun protection routine for my skin that I'm loving from my fabulous dermatologist, Dr. Rashmi Shetty!  I'm about to re-order these products so thought I would share. First, she has me using Vitamin C serum as the first layer in the morning.  It's called...

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Healthy Birthday Party Snack Ideas in Mumbai

I've been brainstorming about healthy-ish snacks for Rumi's 2nd birthday party.  Here are some of the snack ideas I'm loving from Pinterest and beyond! Drinking from fresh coconuts! Pretty cute, right? (Source) My friend recently shared this "bagel with fruit" idea...

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Staying Healthy During Business Travel

Karan has been doing a ton of business travel this year, mostly domestic flights within India, which are always late. I was recently at a party with his co-workers and several people commented to me about his ridiculous energy levels. I thought I'd share a few of the...

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