The more I think of my culinary heritage, the more pride I can take in it. I would think the inclination I have now to fermented foods and drinks may have something to do with how much I loved ‘Gundruk’1 and ‘thwoñ’2 growing up. I have been making kombucha, yogurt, and sauerkraut quite religiously now. Love integrating these cultured foods in my diet. Sally Fallon, … Continue reading Let it Ferment
Just because I have lived in West Michigan for few years does not necessarily mean that I need to imitate the native English speakers and sound like them. As opposed to mimicking, I want to learn to pronounce words clearly and speak fluidly without verbal fillers.
Be courteous to the person who is speaking your language. They had to learn it from the scratch. Continue reading Ranting Against Accent
Last week, I was stranded at the local business parking lot for 1.75 hours after work. I knew there was an issue with my car battery when all the signal lights on the dashboard were blinking. Power button was not working as it was supposed to. A 12v auxiliary battery in my hybrid car died. Its vitals were evidently telling me to get a replacement … Continue reading Pay Big or DIY
We didn’t do a thorough research when we moved into this neighborhood. All I wanted was to be closer to work and have some friends nearby- so I could swing home in case there was an emergency with the kids; drop off my expressed breast-milk; have emergency childcare when needed. These were my priorities when we moved here. 3 years later, the work place is … Continue reading To Trust or Not!
Single parenting is not for the faint-hearted. I have done it multiple times before, but every time it brings in new challenges, and somehow there is always enough grace to carry me over. Living with the man I love and raising children together comes with a lot of blessings and heartbreak. I am blessed to be doing life with this man I love, admire, and respect. … Continue reading Single Parenting
I am so glad to have met this doctor who has made my life so much easier. Along with many of you conscientious parents, I too was getting concerned about all the toxic chemicals and pollutants our kids are exposed to every day through food, body products, detergents, and what not. A friend shared a video that opened my eyes to the world of hormone … Continue reading Have you tried this Dr.?
Not biblical but just for fun! “He who drinks, fallen asleep; he who sleeps does not sin; he who does not sin is saintly; Therefore, he who drinks is saintly.” “जसले [मद्द] पिउँछ, त्यो निदाउँछ; जो निदाउँछ त्यसले पाप गर्दैन; जसले पाप गर्दैन त्यो सन्त हो; त्यसकारण, जसले [मद्द] पिउँछ त्यो सन्त हो ।” Continue reading Friday Meme: Oldie but Funnie
We recently celebrated Mr. P’s 9th birthday. I did not feel a bit that we have had this young fella for these many years. It is also a reminder to ourselves that we, too, are aging with our kids. Maybe, we like to only focus on our kid’s growth. While doing so, we either tend to forget our age or just pretend behind the veil … Continue reading Birthday Party | One Stone – Kill Two Birds
It is fall here in Michigan, and it was raining on Sunday. The kids were resting and my husband was doing some reading. I was glad to get a text from this friend who wanted to hike at Seidman Park. Thankfully, by then, rain had stopped. It was still chilly, but what better way to warm up than going on a hike??!! I jumped on … Continue reading An Afternoon at Seidman Park….
On this day, we were in Nepal 3 years ago. The last time we were in Nepal was when we only had Mr. P back in 2008. But, this was after having all our three kids. That year in 2014, we decided to fly our kids to Nepal so that we could formally introduce them to their grandparents and cousins. I had blogged about our … Continue reading KTM Zoo Adventure 2014