K.I.S.S.- A.S.S. (Keeping It Short but Sweet- A Silent Soliloquy)

The thought of sleeping in on a Sunday sounded really tempting, but my cellphone wouldn’t stop vibrating from all the incoming messages.  When I finally picked it up, only then did I realize that it was Mother’s Day! When I turned to look at … [Continue reading]

Are You Having a Bad (Online) Face Day?

It takes nearly a lifetime to build your reputation online, but it takes only minutes for someone to destroy all of that.  Scary but true.  With the advent of social networking sites, blogs, and other online forums, it has become almost effortless … [Continue reading]

Pain Management in Children

Now I’m not quite sure if the song goes “Pain, pain” or “Rain, rain go away…”  Either way, I think you simply can’t discount its entertainment value and the fact that it helps soothe the aches and pains of tiny tots all over. Image: … [Continue reading]

Assigning Responsibility: Kids Need Chores

One of the difficulties of being a parent is to get their child to do chores at home. As we know, assigning chores educates kids to have a sense of responsibility; it would also make them feel that they play a vital role at home. But getting them to … [Continue reading]

How to Brighten Up a Dark Home


Sunshine is always associated with positive vibes.  Where there is light, there is life.  But what do you do if your apartment or home doesn’t have big enough windows to let a lot of sunlight in?  You may be tempted to call Extreme Makeover Home … [Continue reading]

Taking a Leap of Faith

Pardon my ignorance, but I must admit that I have never before imagined that you could actually grill pastry.  I never thought that fresh butter slowly melting on top of grilled pastry can be such a delectable delight.  It was a friend from work … [Continue reading]

My Slinky-Dog Scare: The Near-Death Experience That Never Was

Many a grown adult has confessed to shedding a tear or two while watching Toy Story 3.  Although I am not part of that group, I just have to say that the slinky dog character in the movie nearly made me wet my pants a month ago. During our recent … [Continue reading]

On a Magic Carpet Ride: A Whole New World of Carpet Cleaning

Our living room carpet is probably one of the most beat up furniture pieces in our home.  Apart from it taking a lot of foot stomping from my at-home Zumba sessions, it has become my daughter’s favorite toy.  Her penchant for Disney princesses … [Continue reading]

The WAHM Ambition: Could I? Should I?

I have quite mastered it: the art of staring blankly into space.  For quite some time now, I find myself constantly lost in thought, fixing my gaze on a random object while I’m in the office- with anyone hardly noticing. Obviously, I’m … [Continue reading]

Online Dating Tips

If you still think that on one fine day, prince charming will come merrily prancing by your door with a glass slipper in hand, well, it’s time you hit your head with that imaginary glass slipper.  They’re called fairy tales because that’s what … [Continue reading]