Our Trip to London & Paris

August was a fun month of more travel! After recovering from our trip to Singapore followed immediately by a family wedding in New Jersey, we had a couple of weeks to prepare for our family trip to London. The main purpose of the trip was to attend Nirav’s childhood friend’s wedding which came at the…

May 2022 Books

Clearly I meant to write this post in early June, not mid-September. Oops!! It’s been a happy whirlwind over the last few months, so I’m not complaining! May was another fairly slow month in terms of books since I only got through two of them, but I adored them both. I hope you’ll check these…

Our Trip to Singapore

We celebrated out 10th wedding anniversary this July! To commemorate this milestone, and to resurrect our pandemic-squashed travel bug, we planned a trip to Singapore! Ever since our honeymoon when we visited Thailand, we knew Asia would be a favorite travel destination. From the food to the culture, there is so much to see and…

Operation In-Laws in India Meal Plan: Week 4

Well we survived a whole month while my husband’s parents were out of the country! Honestly, although it was challenging, it was absolutely doable. We initially thought we would not be able to do a lot of things we normally do throughout the week (e.g. make time for workouts with our friends, go out to…

April 2022 Books

April was a slower month for me in terms of getting through books. I began re-reading “The Far Field” by Madhuri Vijay for a book club; I previously listened to the audiobook and have spoken about it here and here. I loved this book! Reading it again has been nice in allowing me to soak…

March 2022 Books

“Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids” by Dr. Laura Markham is an audiobook I’ve had in my library for years but never finished. I think I started it when my first child was still a baby, but I did not feel it was applicable at the time. Fast forward six years, and things have definitely changed! I,…

“Operation: In-Laws in India” Meal Plan – Week 3

Mon/Tues: Loaded taco baked potatoes (again!) A fan favorite, this is a super easy go-to option for meal planning! You could customize by using ground turkey, ground chicken, or meatless crumbles. I use kale both in this recipe and for soup later in the week! Wed/Thurs: Primal Gourmet Kale, Potato & Sausage Soup This is…

PB & Banana Protein Pancakes

I rarely make pancakes at home, but once in a while, the mood strikes! I don’t typically go for sweet breakfasts or meals in general (like crepes – give me a savory crepe all day!), but this weekend both the hubs and my oldest daughter requested pancakes. If I had to choose, I prefer a…

Bridgerton & Breaking Down Indian Colorism

Television and movies have exploded in terms of representation for minorities, especially for those like me of South Asian background. Never in my childhood would I have dreamed that I would see so many famous South Asian characters on regular, everyday TV! Not only did I not think this was a possibility as a child,…

February 2022 Books

I only got through two books in February: one audiobook and one hard cover. However, both of these books were well worth the time it took to finish them. Both took the full 28 days to get through, and oh were they incredible! Without further ado… Clocking in at 32 hours and 51 minutes, this…

“Operation: In-laws in India” Meal Plan – Week 2

I meant to complete these posts in real-time, week by week, oops! Truly, by the end of the day I just love to sleep rather than sit down with a computer screen for another second. Better late than never, though, right!? While my in-laws were in India, we made it through week 2 on our…

“Operation: In-laws in India” Meal Plan – Week 1

I am no stranger to meal planning, but i haven’t really had to think much about it for the last two years since my mother-in-law has been living with us and helping immensely around the house. She did most of the cooking, too, so not having to deal with the mental load of planning meals…