Posts Tagged ‘ husband ’

A life without expectations

Finding Love

Do you really believe that relationships can be devoid of expectations? I know they’d be ideal, but I also know they’re not real.
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Parenting tips you won’t find anywhere else

sleeping baby

A list of absolute no-no’s for new and old parents … this is not something you find in Parenting 101.
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Gifts men should not give women

Woman Receiving a Gift

I recently read a blog post talking about why men should give women flowers and instantly I knew I had to do a follow-up post of my own on why men shouldn’t! While I’m at it, I might as well list everything else I think men should not gift women. 1. Let’s start with…
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In step or not?

early man woman walking

I see a lot of couples walking in the mornings and evenings in my neighborhood. Mostly older folks — visiting parents I assume — from India. Women wearing saris with cardigans or shawls and sporting sneakers, men dressed in kurta-pajamas with a woolen vest and, sometimes, monkey caps. A small fraction of the women…
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Redefining the business of marriage: putting mind over matter

beauty is skin deep

A friend found the “love of his life” on a matrimonial website. After seeing hundreds of photographs and commenting on each and every one’s height, complexion, nose-shape, assumed weight, and dress sense, he finally found one that was closest to his ideal image of an Indian bride. He has not even met her, but…
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The perfect modern-day marriage


. . . You wake up to the alarm Check your e-mails Scan the headlines And go about your business In the bathroom. Get dressed Eat breakfast While surveying The weather and Traffic report for The day. Give each other a peck And drive away To your respective Offices. Eight hours of separation With…
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‘Til death do us part

Till death do us part

You tie the knot And commit To a lifetime Of togetherness —- You promise to Be there Through sickness And health Good times And bad —- You discover Each other Every day Laugh and cry At little things And big —- You share Moments Of silence And heated Debates All the time Creating Memories…
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Does it matter?

One 4th grade girl's self-image

Image by Todd Ehlers via Flickr “I don’t feel like a 60-year-old when I look in the mirror,” said a friend the other day. “I feel so much younger!” I responded, “I feel like I am still in my early 20s!” She went on to say…”Yeah but for the person watching me cross the…
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Do whatever makes you happy

do whatever makes you happy

“Life is too short — do whatever makes you happy.” I keep hearing this — from older, wiser people; my parents; my husband; my friends; on television…but is this proposition really that simple to follow? We don’t live in isolation. Most of us, no matter how much we rebel against societal impositions, ascribe to…
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Thank you, Dad — part 2


Both parts of this post are an entry in Blogadda’s Tribute to Dad contest, sponsored by Pringoo. CoolDad For kids who love their fathers This is part two of a two-part series dedicated to my father. Read part 1 here. ——- We discovered, in mom’s absence, that we would rather not be domesticated. Sometimes…
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