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Happy Mother's Day 2016 : "As A Oneself, As A Mother….Not The Other Way Around…"

I wrote a blog a year ago for Mother’s Day, and as I remembered myself who wrote it, I know for sure that it was not the same “me” right in this minute. I do not grow an inch taller, I do not grow one inch wider ( as I certainly told my Mirror to tell me this!! ha..ha..), and I certainly do not look any different on the surface from  a year ago, well... except probably a wrinkle or two that I have come to deny it... However, I have grown miles and miles further from a year go…


Added by Chandra Budi on May 5, 2016 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Bike Lessons...Life Lessons

This article was originally posted last summer on and was featured on The Huffington Post…


Added by Seetha Sundaresan on April 29, 2016 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Its All True - Part 2

When I first arrived in the US.. little did I know that the glamor of the Big Apple wears off fast enough for people who are pampered at home with moms cooking, help in the kitchen etc etc etc.. I quite literally did not know how to boil an egg.

Fast forward 12 yrs and counting, I know how to work my way around the kitchen. I have experimented with spices, followed YouTube videos half way through (and then decided that my Cooking Math/Science is essentially a perfect Art!) and…


Added by NewportMommy on April 21, 2016 at 10:19pm — 2 Comments

Giraffes and Turtles at All Saints?

Head of School, Jill Singleton | Volume: 5 Issue: 23 | April 5, 2016…

Added by All Saints Episcopal Day School on April 13, 2016 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Its all true.. Part 1

Vaseline Jelly jar

I have no patience for pedicures and as a result, most of the time, the soles of my feet are cracked and gory! While I dont like sitting down in one place for a pedicure, I love spending on a variety of products. So I have bought all kinds of ' cracked heel' ointments and creams, various kinds of machines and must honestly report that they are safely sitting in my closet (used once at the most).

But this winter, I decided to dedicate 2 mins of…


Added by NewportMommy on February 22, 2016 at 10:48pm — No Comments

Love your Smile this Valentines Day from Newport Dental Arts

Brush and floss.

Kissing couples can share up to 500 species of germs, including some that cause gum disease. Brush teeth twice a day for at least two minutes and floss once a day to eliminate bacteria that lurk between your teeth.

Get sweet on chocolate.

Don't stress about Valentine's chocolates when it comes to your teeth. Unlike hard or gummy candies, chocolate doesn't cling to your teeth and your saliva is able to wash the sugar away. But you still have to… Continue

Added by Courtney Singh on February 13, 2016 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Where the Urban meets Suburban...Why I love & Work in Montclair/Glen Ridge neighborhood

My move to the suburban world began almost 11 years back. I had lived in big cities all my life and the thought of moving to the suburbs was daunting to say the least.

My husband urged by relatives told me it was a good time to buy a house.

I was new to the country as well as a new mom. We lived in ‘immigrant heaven’ Jersey City waterfront where I could walk to everything and form friendships in the elevator of my building. This made me resistant to this idea of moving to the…


Added by puneeta kalra on January 11, 2016 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Apple carrot feel better soup - much needed for this snowy winter.


Added by khushboo kothari on January 5, 2016 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Holiday greeting ideas for procrastinators!

It’s that time of the year when some of you have probably sent out several copies of your kid's best photos to family and friends wishing them a happy holiday season and yet another group has realized today that its a tad bit late to send anything saying "Happy Holidays" out. (I belong to the latter group - I haven't sent any cards out.)

I totally believe that it’s a good idea to send heartfelt wishes to near and dear ones AND…


Added by NewportMommy on December 23, 2015 at 10:35am — No Comments



  • Fried Paneer Cubes 30 medium Pieces
  • Bay Leaves-2
  • Dried Red Chilies -2…

Added by Priyanka Nath on October 30, 2015 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Channa Masala

  • 250 Gms Cheak Peas Soaked for 6 hours
  • 2 small Potato
  • 1 Inch Ginger 
  • 1 Tea Chilli Powder or 4 Green Chilli
  • 1 Tea Spoon  Cumin Powder
  • 1 Tea Spoon Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tea Spoon Turmeric…

Added by Priyanka Nath on October 20, 2015 at 3:47pm — No Comments

healthy dosa - no rice , no fermentation


Today's menu was  protein packed and  no fermentation healthy Mix dal masala dosa - no rice added - we ate these all day long - breakfast , lunch and dinner :) Sounds good right :)

Super crispy - no one will believe you haven't added rice


Dosas/ Indian crepes are…


Added by khushboo kothari on October 18, 2015 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Medela recycles - Dont throw your breastpump just yet!

Medela has launched their Medela Recycles program, focused on helping moms who have finished their breastfeeding journey help new moms start theirs.

Now you dont have to throw away your breastpump after you have weaned the baby. Medela will dismantle the pumps…


Added by NewportMommy on September 30, 2015 at 9:15am — No Comments

Palak Paneer recipe with step by step instructions

When I say Palak , what is the first curry that comes to your mind – I bet its Palak paneer. Have you imagined your palak paneer  look this pretty ?

Are you ready to have the best palak paneer of your life…


Added by khushboo kothari on September 28, 2015 at 1:28pm — No Comments

New Car Seat Law for New Jersey - In Effect starting September, Tuesday 1

New Jersey state law currently requires all children under the age of 8, weighing less than 80 lbs., to ride in the back seat of a vehicle in either a child safety seat or booster seat. Those under the age of 8, and those between the ages of 8 and 18, are only required to wear a regular safety belt.

Under the new law:

Infant to age 2: 

  • Car seats…

Added by NewportMommy on August 31, 2015 at 1:46pm — No Comments

20+ Apps and Websites for kids under 6 - Recommended for Children by a Child

My name is Ananya, and I am a middle school student - Thought I would share some of the websites and apps my mom used for me and now my baby brother (credit goes to her too for saving this information for me).
Hope you and your child could enjoy and benefit from these too.…

Added by NewportMommy on August 19, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Connecting Logic to Reading and Math--Intermediate Level ( 7 through 10 years old)

 Happy Father's Day!! As I shared a poem and article on Mother's Day, I thought I would share a poem and a fun learning time that Dads ( and Moms) can do with the child. This time, it is for students as young as first grade through fifth grade.

I hope all Fathers enjoyed the beautiful Father's Day; we thought it was going to be a rainy one, however, it turned out to be a beautiful and lovely day. The blessings that we get….surprising and multiplied...…


Added by Chandra Budi on June 21, 2015 at 11:52pm — No Comments

Connecting ELA and Math with Logic---3.5 through 7 years old

June 8, 2015 ( a beautiful and lovely Monday)

It has been a month since my  last post on the importance of understanding and acknowledging Multiple Intelligences in children's learning process. I wrote that I am going to post couple of fun exercises for your family to work together. These particular problems are intended for children as young as 3.5 years through 7 years old. It all depends on your child's skills, hence I encourage you to be imaginative and creative in…


Added by Chandra Budi on June 8, 2015 at 1:11pm — 1 Comment

How long should my child be able to sit still and pay attention?

Question) My child has a hard time sitting still – should I be worried?


Answer by Early Childhood Specialist from Building Healthy Minds and Happy Families:


Answer) Asking children to sit still for a long period of time is unnatural. Children need to move, and for much more than just a few minutes on the playground…


Added by Sara Zaidi on May 18, 2015 at 12:34pm — No Comments

“LOGIC...Important Yet Undermined Element in Our Curriculum”... Multiple Intelligence and Broadening Possibilities...

This piece might not be coming out as I planned it on May 8th, 2015. I am dealing with a loss of a very close colleague of mine due to her “winning” over ovarian cancer along with two more issues that are personal in my life. I am not giving an excuse; rather, I am trying to accept that “life happens”, and when “life happens”, more often than not, all we can do is to accept and move on ( and I am biting my tongue while writing the sentence). I am trying to move on, slower than usual,…


Added by Chandra Budi on May 10, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments


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