Master Grocery List

Homemaking is a constant mental exercise. There are so many things to take care of, so many things to remember. A few weeks ago, I shared my master home-cooking menu with all of you. A list of regularly made desi family dishes to browse through while trying to think of what to cook. Something to […]

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My Everyday Desi Home-Cooking Menu

Growing up in a Desi household meant having home-cooked food on the table every day- breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In almost all Desi households all over the world, this is how mealtimes still work. Cooking may not be something everyone enjoys, but it isn’t exactly a hard thing to do. For a lot of us, […]

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Raising Good Diners

As parents it is our responsibility to teach our children how to conduct themselves in social settings, and teaching them good table manners, in my opinion, is an absolute essential. Now, good table manners are not about using the right fork. That is etiquette, and I am no expert in that department, and etiquette also […]

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Raising Well-Mannered Children

Last week I talked about the importance of teaching our children good manners early on, and some things to remember while doing that. Today I am sharing some basic social manners that children should be taught and prompted towards as they grow up and begin to understand instructions. Although my girls are too small to […]

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Teaching Children Good Manners

“The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.” –Fred Astaire It is unfortunate that we are raising our children in a world where good manners are oft neglected. Yes, children are being taught how to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and those basic niceties, but it is often forgotten that […]

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