Tag: lifestyle

Family Stories

a page from my mother’s photo album   Family Stories While I was writing my memoir, Mamaji, I began the task of chronicling old family stories in order to write about my past. During this process, I reviewed old family photos and was fascinated with the story each one of them told. They are highly stylized—the

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Taking Risks

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about how my writing is judged. Having agents tell me over and over, “No, thanks—I’m not interested” or “I really like your writing, but this project isn’t what I’m looking for right now;” takes its toll.   In short: I’m afraid. I’m afraid that I’m really not a gifted

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Pictures

What’s in a picture? I’ve been thinking a lot about pictures these days. The physical act of taking a picture has completely changed. And this has changed what our pictures show and tell us about the people captured the moment the shutter clicks. Who’s in that picture? I’m guilty of it—knowing that I can just

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How to teach old-fashioned values to the modern day teen

This article is always on She Knows: Our world today is vastly different from the one we knew as children. Modern day teens are surrounded by an electronic world. They would be hard pressed to describe a turntable, a typewriter, cassette tape or even a video machine. An ever changing world can be demanding, but

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How to express and store breastmilk

TIPS ON EXPRESSING OR PUMPING BREASTMILK AND SAFELY STORING WHEN YOU ARE AWAY FROM BABY Breastfeeding provides many benefits to both mother and baby, however many new moms are unsure how to express and store their milk when they can not be with baby. Whether you are a working mom or a stay-at-home, find out

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