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Entries by Anjali Joshi from 04/2014

Why The Decision To Raise My Son Vegetarian Was An Easy One

| Posted 04.03.2014 | Parents

As he grows older, I hope that he will think critically about his food and understand that even dietary choices are moral decisions, and not simply made for health reasons or reasons of convenience.

Mommy in the Mirror

| Posted 04.08.2014 | Parents

You have given everything -- your sleep, your body, your career, your marriage, your life -- to this child. And, you, mommy, are doing an amazing job.

Why I Won't Be Sending My Child to Preschool... Yet

| Posted 04.11.2014 | Parents

I look down and my eyes well up. Immediately, I hug him tightly as if trying to shield him from the scary world he will eventually be a part of. He is startled with my response, but welcomes my embrace with a giggle.

Why a Bindi Is NOT an Example of Cultural Appropriation

| Posted 04.15.2014 | Entertainment

Why shouldn't the bindi warrant the same kind of response as the other cultural symbols I've listed, you ask? Because most South Asians won't be able to tell you the religious significance of a bindi.

How My Son Taught Me to Walk

| Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents

All it took was a few moments of sitting on the sidewalk for me to realize I was doing it all wrong. I was walking all wrong. Somewhere between my carefree school days and motherhood, I learned to drown myself in the mundane tasks of day-to-day life.

The 5 Rs of Boosting Your Toddler's Vocabulary

| Posted 04.24.2014 | Parents

Kids who have a head start stay ahead of the game throughout their academic careers. Parents can contribute to bridging the word gap by actively engaging their infants and toddlers in literacy-boosting interactions.

Dear Cashier

| Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents

He fights back and is inconsolable. He is frustrated with my pleas and pulls at the boxes we are parked beside. I watch in utter horror as the 10-foot chip bag tower tumbles to the ground.THIS IS NOT HAPPENING.