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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Houseplants Save Winter

I once killed an aloe plant. I know: the fact that a cactus experienced failure to thrive under my care does not reflect well on my gardening abilities. Keep in mind I was about 14 years old, and my concerns tended to be focused on grasping algebra, finding a date to the formal and attempting to … Continue reading »

Categories: Housekeeping, science, winter | 5 Comments

Busting the Valentine’s Day Myth

I once dated someone who, in my opinion, didn’t observe Valentine’s Day to my satisfaction. Being my direct and tactless self, I expressed this displeasure to him. If you ever want to throw water on the embers of a dying relationship, initiate a transatlantic correspondence by snail mail pointing out a 20 year old male’s … Continue reading »

Categories: celebrations, customs, love | 6 Comments

Our Own

Too many times Varun and I have been asked, “Oh, are you going to have your own kids too?” Or some variation of this question. To be fair, I get it. Not every family has read books and blogs and forums about adoption. Not everyone has thought through the nuances of words like “birth Mom”, … Continue reading »

Categories: adoption, family, kids, love | 19 Comments