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We made Laddu with the children as a part of our Diwali celebration.  It was my first time tasting this treat and it was delicious !

Commit Once: A Primer on Self-Discipline

Let me put this plain and simple. You lack discipline, and so do I.

Everyone could use more of it. It is the single most important element of success in any endeavor. 959 more words

Carpe Diem


I was almost pickpocketed twice yesterday (or rather, about 12 hours ago), and now I can’t seem to fall asleep.

Those of you that follow me on Twitter may have seen me tweet the following: 1,491 more words


One-way streets

I like to think of myself as hard and unfeeling if needs be.

Even so, sometimes emotions sneak up on us when we don’t expect them. 217 more words



So this is my first, and likely my last blog from the Big Apple. Today was an insane experience and I am so glad I decided to follow through with my plans to come up this weekend. 178 more words


Come light the menorah

In our family, we have a wonderful Chanukah tradition:

Magic Menorah

Magic Menorah is a gift-giving spirit. He lives at the South Pole and he comes on each night of Chanukah to give gifts to Jewish boys and girls. 201 more words


Have toddler, will travel

This morning it was reported that there would be 121,000 travelers through the local international airport today. That kind of news makes me even more grateful for the early Christmas trip we took closer to the beginning of this month: a fun and relaxing trip to visit my husband’s family on the West Coast of Canada. 423 more words

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