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Swimming Safe this Summer!!

Swimming Safe this Summer!! With the summer just around the corner, the mothers are getting frantic about engaging their toddler into a variety of summer activity classes. As far as I know "swimming" is one of the most popular activities in summer! Children love to play in and around water, but no matter where you find it – in a bucket, bowl, toilet, tub, sink, puddle, or pool – water could...

My Bali Trip with family.

So why Bali for vacay from here in Seattle? Close to my parents in Mumbai and brother in Singapore ✓ Good weather over Christmas break so I don’t use up my vacation✓ VISA upon arrival for Indian nationals ✓ Enough things to do for a week – 10 days ✓ I thought, this would be interesting. My left rib cage hurt from totaling my car the day before the day before flying…in yet another...

My First Skydiving Experience.

Why Skydiving? Curiosity is one. I had never done it before. I like good views of landscapes. I felt mentally and physically fit to be present in the moment. It was my co worker’s idea. We’ve made plans to go before but they didn’t go anywhere. I didn’t want to miss it this time. Where do I start from? As I am in Seattle, there are various ways to approach this. You could take some...

The 12 Best Low Risk Investments with High Returns!

Investing is an option many people opt for,  in order to gain extra wealth due to the high cost of living these days. Undoubtedly, it’s a wise choice but is attached to several risks of loss. To save you from that potential risk, Fund Matters brings to you 12 types of investment options that have a very low risk of losses: 1. Peer to Peer Lending It is short-term investment option and is...

Menka Soni – Leading the change!

Menka Soni is the Founder, President and CEO of Ravishing Women.org. Ravishing Women is a non profit organization with the mission to inspire, motivate, appreciate and empower women. Menka also founded an event management company which is part of the Ravishing Inc. Menka's intro in her own words: After having worked in the  Big 5 & Fortune 100 companies like Microsoft, General Motors,...

Swimming Safe this Summer!!

With the summer just around the corner, the mothers are getting frantic about engaging their toddler into a variety of activity classes. Among the popular activities, the most popular one seems to be "Swim lessons". Children love to play in and around water, but no matter where you find it – in a bucket, bowl, toilet, tub, sink, puddle, or pool – I would be careful when my child is around it!...

Giving back to the Indian Community.

Very often we hear about extreme human rights violations in India. Reference: http://indianexpress.com/section/india/crime/. We have an educated middle class, advancements in science but we are still battling age old problems like safety, hygiene, nutrition and education for all. While kids in my neighborhood, here in the US ask for Xboxes and iPhones, for some kids in India, new shoes would...

College Applications Event Review

Attending the “College Application Insights” event, a fundraiser by AapkiSpace.com was a great way of understanding how the college application process works. This enriching experience not only had key speakers explaining the process but also financial advisors giving important tips on Financial Planning. This was a fundraiser event benefiting Seattle Children’s hospital for a great...
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The Immigration Questions I was asked in the US Border.

Hello Dear Readers! Talking About Immigration Questions, I wanted to share some of my interactions with US border protection and US embassy to help you prepare for customs and immigration. I have gotten through every time and the experience has been good overall. I have been an Indian national the whole time. I have traveled on: About Immigration Questions * F1 (student) and H1B (Non...
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Are We Helicopter Parenting?

So, Who is A Helicopter Parent? Wikipedia explains this term as “A helicopter parenting (also called a cosseting parent or simply a cosseter) is a parent who pays extremely close attention to a child's or children's experiences and problems, particularly at educational institutions.” And this is irrespective of the age of the child. What is the impact on the entire parent-child relationship?...

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