It goes without saying that kids enrich our lives in many ways. But personally, one of the most rewarding among the many ways is the boost they deliver to our self-esteem by the simple act of looking up to us. I didn’t notice much of this with my daughter. There have been a few isolated [...]
Every year has its share of ups and downs. But as 2012 winds down, it feels like it has been simply one ‘down’ after another. Thinking back to the events of the year, I remember only one big one – the Olympics – that can be described as being positive and uplifting. With many individual [...]
Wishing you all a merry Christmas & a wonderful holiday season…
Kavya was learning Carnatic music until about a year ago and as long as she was in the music class, she used to sing one of the recent songs she had learned, at the Navarathiri/Golu festivities. She stopped learning music(and a couple of other classes) about a year ago when it became tough to do [...]
My son’s school has a semi-regular thing called ‘Lunch on the Lawn’ where parents are invited to eat lunch with their kids in the yard, like a picnic. I’ve gone to one such lunch with my daughter once a long time ago but have never done it with my son. The latest edition was last [...]
Over the Memorial Day weekend, we visited Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks, 2 parks that have been on my must-see list for a long time now. Though the weather played spoilsport for a part of the trip, it was a nice trip that covered two beautiful, unique parks.
We took a break in the [...]
For me, waterfalls definitely occupy the top spot when it comes to enjoying nature. The itineraries of many of my trips are decided by the waterfalls in the vicinity of my destination and I try to see at least one on every trip. So one of my favorite local places is Uvas Canyon County Park, [...]
On weekdays, we hardly get to spend time with the kids. The daily routine allows us only 1 solid chunk of 3 hours, from the time they come home from school to the time they go to bed. That routine has undergone a small shakeup this week as Kavya has gone to something called [...]
Its that day of the year again, when we wonder where the previous year actually went and resolve that we would do something to make the year we have just stepped into better than the ones that have passed. So wish you all a wonderful 2012 filled with good health, happiness, prosperity and ofcourse, good [...]
With the Hawaii trip not far behind us, the 4-day Thanksgiving weekend was spent at home with shopping, movies and family get-togethers filling up the days. The only outing we did was a trip with the cousins to Half Moon Bay yesterday for negative tide day.
There are apparently a few days in the year when [...]