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My husband and I are observing our 15th Valentines Day this year. Observing? You may think that’s a weird choice of a word for the most romantic day of the...

Independence Day is fast approaching and the familiar scenes play out again. Over the years I have gone from watching starry eyed to taking down notes (because the teacher said...

A new school year has begun. Do you silently groan, cheer or just hold your breath? Having 3 children I don’t know which I should do. My kids are into...

Last week an interesting discussion happened on our forum. My children attend local schools. Having attended a local school, my memories are precious and so I have been rather dogmatic in...

So the end of year wedding season is in full swing. With masses of couples, around the world saying “I Do!” magazines and social media carry oodles of the wedding...

It was a long and exhausting day as I sat in an overcrowded waiting room at Nawaloka Hospital recently waiting for a friend to come out of her MRI session.

I am not a political activist nor am I active on Facebook, but since October 26th my actions prove me otherwise. I took my daughter and nephew to visit the...

Last Friday evening many of us were shocked to our very core. A hasty decision, an unexpected sacking and swearing in - no one expected and no one, not even me...

Sitting in the waiting room bidding my time to meet Consultant Paediatrician Dr. Hashir Ariff (MBBS(Lond) DCH(UK) CCST(UK) FRCPCH(UK)), I could clearly see he is swamped with tiny patients. Some...

At the beginning of this year, I decided that I would write a series of letters. As it turns out, this has proved to be a rather unreliable process, with...

Jogging on a Monday morning after dropping the kids to school, I overheard two moms talking about head lice and the menace it has caused in their day to day...

Muslims around the world are eagerly awaiting the sighting of the moon to welcome Ramadan again. For many, Ramadan is a critical month for spiritual growth, a time to focus...

Ahhh mothers’ day, the only day of the year us mothers get our praises sung, get acknowledged, felicitated, recognized and basically be treated as the Queens that we are. You...

"Mama what is Valentines' day?" asks my eleven-year-old son. As the go-to parent who deals with all sorts of awkward questions, I should be used to this by now. But...

With the holiday season around the corner and faced with the abundance of food wherever we go, most people are gearing up for weeks of overeating and drinking. While indulging...

it's 2017 and I just completed ten years of motherhood. In the age of the internet mums, I guess I am what you called "experienced". With the advent of Facebook,

Who is at risk for cervical cancer? HPV infection: Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women age under the age of 45yrs. The women, who become sexually active from...

Early preparation is a habit that should be adapted in the child through their home environment. The child should have a study area with no distractions or clutter; one that...

But also my personal belief is that women are intuitively better at teaching as they are more empathetic towards children and their needs. They also have the natural tolerance that...

This is where Saaraketha comes in. The only 'certified organic' retailer with an unbelievably diverse range of products that cover the gamut from heirloom rice to fresh fruits and vegetables,

That's where a good quality multivitamin comes in. I look at vitamins as an insurance policy to round out the gaps in our diet. So, we eat a healthy diet...

I spend my days with students from kindergarten to grade 5, all with weak grades in a resource room which allows me to improve the quality of their performance. It's very...