Mushroom Barley Lentil Soup

This soup was inspired by the awesome San Francisco Soup Company’s delectable vegetarian selection. I sampled this soup and just had to try to simmer up a pot in my own kitchen. I did. It was amazing. Like any soup recipe, it is easily customizable to suit your taste or what you’ve got on hand. Ingredients: Continue reading “Mushroom Barley Lentil Soup”

Robot Turtles: Review & Giveaway!

This past summer, I took a look at introducing coding to children as young as three. Along with the numerous academic benefits, many social benefits were also highlighted. This month, we’re taking a look at a board game that introduces concepts of programming to preschoolers. Robot Turtles started off as a Kickstarter campaign, and quickly madeContinue reading “Robot Turtles: Review & Giveaway!”

Lessons from the Playground

Watching my son grow and learn has been the greatest joys of my life. It has also been the greatest learning experience; time and time again, I am reminded that adults are clearly the inferior beings. Children are far happier, healthier, and—as I recently realised—wiser than the adults responsible for them. We could learn aContinue reading “Lessons from the Playground”

The Kissing Bandit: Review & Giveaway

I remember the first time my son was placed in my arms. It was a surreal and intensely emotional experience; the culmination of months of patient waiting, wonderment, and anticipation finally materializing into a beautiful baby boy in my arms. It was a realization of motherhood and the unexplainable, overwhelming love that came with it.Continue reading “The Kissing Bandit: Review & Giveaway”

DIY 5-minute Ice Cream!

Leave your fancy ice cream makers at home for this kid-friendly DIY. Last week, we had a chance to try out this fun activity. Days later, my toddler is still emphatically telling every stranger on the street how he made his own ice cream. Of course, the delicious end product is the ice cream on theContinue reading “DIY 5-minute Ice Cream!”

What I Want to Say to Mothers Who Breastfeed in Public

I’ve done it in some unusual locations — the backseat of my car, public restrooms, even a department store fitting room. I’m not proud of it, of course. But, at the time, it seemed like I had little choice. I could either choose a somewhat private, secluded spot in public to do the deed orContinue reading “What I Want to Say to Mothers Who Breastfeed in Public”

When Grief Crosses Seven Seas

I woke up this morning to the words “rape” and “six year-old” being used in the same sentence. It was an unbridled assault to my senses that has left me shaken. This week, tensions are running high as news spreads about parents protesting in the streets in Bangalore after a 6-year-old girl was raped inContinue reading “When Grief Crosses Seven Seas”

From a Boy to his Baba

This poem was first published on the blog last winter. With Father’s Day this weekend, I think it serves as a gentle reminder for both children and their fathers to enjoy and embrace their special bond. Happy Father’s Day! Shortly after I was born, You held me so close and dear, Whispering soft sweet ‘angai’* Into myContinue reading “From a Boy to his Baba”