Valentine’s Day Healthy Dessert Ideas

A few healthy-ish Valentine's day ideas! Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Pie from Chocolate Covered Katie!  yum. Raw Chocolate Pudding from Oh She Glows! Chocolate Mousse with a Chili Pepper Kick from ... me! Valentine's Day Fruit Kebabs with Yogurt ... cute! Rainbow...

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Getting Air Purifiers in Mumbai

When we first moved to Mumbai a year ago, I picked up some air purifiers from Croma.  I ran them regularly in the kids' rooms, but wasn't thrilled with the air quality in our house as a whole. I went running on the beach a few mornings in a row and got my own hacking...

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My Visit to Salt Escape in Mumbai

A few weeks ago I woke up determined to improve Rumi's pollution cough and made a list of action steps. I got the curtains cleaned, I got rid of *almost* all the stuffed animals from her crib, we started homeopathy, we're getting air purifiers from Switzerland and...

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Thoughts on Sleep Training from NYC to Mumbai

I'm so nervous to write about this topic!  But friends have requested it, so here we go. I'm going to humbly describe how we have 2 toddlers that sleep from 7pm to 7am, with no nighttime feeds or pacifiers or whatnot. Plus naps. I'm in a unique position.  I had 2 kids...

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Supplements for Kids

Hi! A friend asked me what supplements I give my daughters and I thought I'd share here. When I worked for Dr. Lipman, the basics he recommended for adults are: multivitamin, probiotic, fish oil, vitamin D. These make sense to me for kids too, with the goal being to...

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Restaurant Recommendations in Bandra

My friend recently asked for restaurant recommendations in Bandra for lunch. She wanted: awesome, not too expensive, memorable, great food, great ambiance.  I'm always looking for restaurants so I compiled the list! - Pali Bhavan - Ferry Wharf  - Madras Diaries -...

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Treating my toddler’s persistent cough

Hi all, I spent the day researching and brainstorming what I can do for my almost 2-year-old's pitiful little pollution cough here in Mumbai. Here's my working list. Make a visit to Salt Escape, which is way in the south of Mumbai but has a children's room for salt...

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Clearing clutter in the new year

Happy new year! Since we came back a little early from the US, I kept very quiet and let myself rest and stay in a liminal space between the US and India.  I didn't write down resolutions but I had a few areas of life that were bugging me and weighing me down. Here...

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January Fitness Goals

Since my journey of losing baby weight is complete (yay), I am now not so strict about following an exercise program from A to Z. Instead I'm having fun dabbling with different types of fitness.  Going for short runs on the beach and checking out some group classes...

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Our visit to an elephant sanctuary in India

We visited Udaipur over the Diwali holiday, and I rode a camel and horse with my 3-year-old daughter. And saw an elephant begging in the streets. The whole thing left me uneasy.  I really felt like an unthinking tourist that was doing stuff that was taking advantage...

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