Book Reviews

Book Review: Not for You

I met Nandita Godbole, author of Not for You: Family Narratives of Denial & Comfort Foods a few years ago through a mutual friend and enjoyed her book of recipes, A Dozen Ways To Celebrate: Twelve Complete Indian Feasts. So, when she announced the upcoming publication of this two-part, novel-cum-cookbook earlier this year, I was intrigued. As… Read More Book Review: Not for You

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June Favorites

We’re one month into summer vacation and with camps and activities and travel, life feels busier now than during the school year! But I’m not complaining. I love the longer days, the bountiful cherries and peaches of the season and watching the kids delight in staying up late and sleeping in. Here’s what else I’ve… Read More June Favorites

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The real prize

This past month, I watched The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, starring Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson. The movie is set in the 1950s. It’s about Evelyn Ryan (Julianne Moore), a mother of ten children, who supports her family by writing jingles. I’ll be honest – this isn’t a feel-good movie but it’s worth watching… Read More The real prize

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Five February Favorites

Happy March! It’s been a while since I’ve written. Life got a little crazy, as it does sometimes but I’ve missed writing on my blog. So, I thought I’d get back into the groove by sharing some things I enjoyed last month. 1. Gratitude Practice: I started a gratitude practice with my kids a couple… Read More Five February Favorites

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On beginnings

The start of the school year always feels like the start of a new year for me: freshly sharpened pencils, notebooks with shiny covers, new backpacks and budding friendships. More than anything, it feels like I’m being given a second chance to do something, to start something. And so, this blog was born. My word… Read More On beginnings