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While nursing a glass of red at a post work VC event, my eyes scanned the room and it was quite clear that the numbers spoke for themselves, likely a 3:1 or maybe even 4:1, men: women ratio. It’s only been in recent years that I’ve become comfortable in such […]

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“Pssst…did you hear that she swears in front of the kids? That’s just awful parenting. No wonder the kids are messed”. Rolled eyes. Whispers. Disgusted Looks. Snickers. Alienation. Ever experienced THAT before? “THAT” being SHAME. But more specifically, Mom Shaming. In my books, Mom Shaming is the worst experience ever […]

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London Was Calling And I Answered on the First Ring

Last month, my parents and I took an impromptu trip to London (England). Honestly, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to spend time with them one-on-one. I mean, we all know how it goes: life gets busy and family can sometimes take a backburner. As my parents get older, I’m growing more and more paranoid about how little time I have left with them. So without giving it a lick of thought, I instantly committed to a trip abroad.

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Isn't It Time We REALLY Talk About Divorce?

Mark Groves has riled me up, revved my engines, and stirred the pot. (Not like that, you guys.) He wrote this, a blog titled, Maybe Instead of Shaming the Divorced, We Should Be Learning From Them. The title really says it all, but as a woman of Indian descent who’s […]

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My Boys Don't Wear Jeans and That's OK

I don’t need to tell you how hard it is to balance it all. Being a mom is easily one of the toughest jobs on the planet, and I genuinely struggle like crazy to raise my three boys. The worst part? I catch myself in self-criticism mode on the regular, and the guilt—ooof! Self compassion rolls so easily off my tongue for other people, but when it comes to myself…’nuff said. (I’m working on it. Scout’s honor.)

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I Yelled At My Mom, And it Helped Us Reach a New Spiritual Connection

Here’s the deal: I’m nearly convinced my parents signed a contract with the divine, stipulating that they had to baby me for life. The other night over dinner, my girlfriends and I joked about growing up under the ever-watchful eyes of our parents who—of course—had the very best intentions. While […]

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Letting Your Child Fail Helps Them Find Success

Let your kid fail this year.

I know—this isn’t exactly what every parent wants to hear at the start of another brand spanking new school year, but I’m totally serious over here. If you want your kid to succeed in life (and of course you want them to succeed), failure is a completely necessary step towards an incredibly important skill: resilience.

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