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Car Camping Adventures

Last summer my son’s pre-school class did a two week long module on camping.  They read books about it, pretended to cook over a campfire, and ended with a “camp out” durning nap time where they told stories around imaginary fires and slept in sleeping bags. It was adorable. Until my son started asking me…

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Messy Art Day

Just the name sounds promising, Messy Art Day.  With a name like that, how can you not go?  Living in the bay area, I know that all the preschools these days use label like “sensory exploration” and “creativity through different mediums”.  But when I was a kids it was just called art, or messy art,…

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Flat Z Visits India

Flat Stanley, written in 1964, is a well loved children’s book. The book is about a young boy named Stanley who is flattened in the middle of the night by a billboard. He survives but is completely flat.  He makes the best of his new shape and visits his friends by mailing himself to them.…

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Attending a Big Fat Indian Wedding

We got invited to a wedding.  But not any wedding, a wedding to top all weddings.  The son of my husband’s business advisor was marrying the daughter of one of the top silk merchants in the south.  The groom, from the north; the bride, a South Indian.  This meant a blend of two different Indian…

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Birthday Party – Mumbai Style

This last trip to Mumbai was quite close to my son’s milestone 5th birthday. We thought it would be fun to celebrate with the family.  My brother-in-law loved the idea and went all out. In fact, he thought we shouldn’t leave my daughter out so we would celebrate his birthday and her 1/2 birthday together.…

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My Father’s Wedding

It looks like 2015 will be the year of the wedding.  All my travel plans this year center around weddings and anniversaries.  However, while the other events I had fair warning, this January wedding came as a bit of a surprise.  My father and mother, who have been separated for many years, had finally decided…