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6 Simple Ways I Use To Keep My Kids Connected To Their Indian Roots While Staying Abroad

Staying abroad has a number of challenges, including teaching kids about our culture. Here are 6 ways I use to teach them about it.

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Life Is Not A Race And 7 Other Lessons The Global Pandemic And Lockdown Taught Me

The global pandemic has affected each one of us in a number of ways. However, it also taught me these 8 important life lessons!

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Every Morning I Wake Up With A Heart Full Of Hope And Belief

A poetic expression of the current situation we are living in, and the hope and belief every night that the pandemic ends soon.

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One Day, Between Being A Mother, Wife And Employee, I Chose To Be Me. Just Me

Donning the cap of a carefree lass, spreading the cheer, I followed my heart and listened to my younger-self, between the wife, mom, and me, I chose myself.

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Supermodel, Fitness Buff, & Now Author: Here’s What Made In India Milind Soman Says

Milind Soman speaks with almost brutal honesty in his book Made in India, co-authored by Roopa Pai, about his life from his 'Marathi mulga' origins to what he is now.

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Every Mom Will Wish She Had Written This Letter To Her Babies Just Starting School

This mom writes a beautiful letter to her 2.5 year old twin girls starting school, filled with empowering insights that will be a guiding star to the little ones as they grow up into fine, confident women.

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She Hated That She Had To Choose One – Her Dad Or Her Kids’ Dad

A daughter recounts (in the 3rd person) her experience of leaving behind her parents - an ill father - to go overseas with her husband, and the pain she still carries within as it was the last goodbye.

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Love Doesn’t Disappear After Having Kids; The Way It Is Expressed Could Change

I have often seen new parents complaining about their lives after entering parenthood. But do you really think love vanishes once you join the parenting club?

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Wish Heaven Was A Phone Call Away, Papa

Losing someone we hold very dear to our hearts can be very tough. Letting go of someone mentally - can be like climbing the Everest all in itself.

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8 Memorable Keepsake Ideas For Your Kids

Looking to create beautiful memories with your children? Check out these beautiful keepsake ideas for your kids.

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Letter Of Gratitude To My Hero, My Father-In-Law!

Papa, it has been 10 years, I am a part of 'our' family but I never openly expressed my love and gratitude for you and as its Father’s day, I felt no other occasion could be more apt to share my feelings.

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All I Want Is A Day Off, This Mother’s Day!

Yeah, you heard it right. This is all I want this Mother's Day; a day off from round-the-clock motherhood duties, a break from this programmed life. 

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Yes, I Am Beautifully Brown, And Proud Of It!

Being dark skinned, brown skinned, wheatish, etc. are considered the biggest negative in an Indian woman. This was all nonsense, as I discovered for myself.

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What’s Your Individual Contribution To Stopping Rapes And Other Crimes Against Women?

Amidst all our outrage about the recent crimes against women and girls, is it time to look inward and see what our individual contribution against misogyny is?

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A Toddler’s Alertness Saved Her Mom. How Can You Prepare Your Kids For Similar Emergencies?

It is important that we teach our kids what to do in emergency situations. Kids are smarter that we think, and some effort on parents' part can even save a life.

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