The welcome (or unwelcome) guest: Atithi Devo Bhava!

Guests, welcome guests, unwelcome guests, Indian culture

    I remember my childhood and teenage days at my parents’ house when visitors would unexpectedly drop in and stay till past dinnertime. My mother used to insist they stay and eat ‘whatever we were having’. She would then go to the kitchen, double the rice, dilute the dal, and halve all the chicken […]


The day of compassion #1000Speak


    Today is the day! Today, 1,230 (and counting) of us are flooding the blogsphere, the Internet and hopefully, the whole world, with love, understanding and compassion! Today is 1000 Voices for Compassion Day! I’m just loving the beautifully designed posters that some of you have come up with and wanted to showcase some […]


Respecting children's privacy

Respecting my kids’ privacy

    Long-time readers of my blog may be surprised and disappointed by the dearth of posts about my kids lately! There was a time when the blog had been dedicated entirely to cute and funny anecdotes about my boys! I loved writing about them and from the comments, I know that everyone who read them […]

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Girl looking out into the sea; bed-wetting by older kids

It’s yesterday once more….

    The Superbowl and the half-time show (that I watched only because we were graciously invited by our friends) started the conversation about Katy Perry and contemporary music. I freely admitted that I had no idea about the current lot of musicians/artists. I probably stopped listening to the western genre of music after my […]

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Multicultural Children's Book Day

Multicultural Children’s Book Day and a book review

    I’m so excited to be participating in the second Multicultural Children’s Book Day hosted by co-founders Mia Wenjen (@Pragmaticmom) and Valarie Budayr (@JumpIntoaBook1). The mission of MCCBD is: Despite census data that shows 37% of the US population consists of people of color, only 10% of children’s books published have diversity content. Using the Multicultural Children’s Book […]

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1000 Voices for Compassion: calling all peeps!

    Unless you’ve been off social media completely for the past week or so, you must have already heard about the latest movement that Lizzi Rogers and Yvonne Spence have started and used to take the blogging world by storm! After listening and reading page after page of all the horrible, sickening things that […]

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People of America - Indian American Mom

People of America: an Asian mom

    Now, before I even begin, I want to underline the point that this was a single person whom I was talking to. This person is by no means an advocate or representative of her community! However, what she told me so intrigued me that I would like to know if anyone else has […]

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happy new year from Indian American Mom

Reading and resolutions

    Happy New Year and welcome to the first post of 2015 on Indian American Mom! As is customary, and usually always slated for defeat, most of us start off the new year with resolutions that we came up with on December 31st. I say, slated for defeat because it is statistically proven that […]

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