Month: June 2022

view of 3 kids from the back sitting on a beanbag watching a TV screen with a movie playing

Screentime Dilemma: Awesome TV Shows for Kids Approved by Parents

Do you allow screen time for your kids? Or are you able to follow a zero screentime schedule? We figured early on that zero screentime was not an achievable goal for us. Instead, we focused on curating the content he consumes.
There are plenty of fun shows that are also sneakily educational. These would rate higher in my curated list. Our son also loves these shows and will sometimes surprise us with information and vocabulary he’s learned from them.
Here are some of the shows we have loved to watch over the years. There are best TV shows for toddlers to educational and adventure shows for older kids.

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How to declutter your life: 6 kinds of people you need to let go of

Do you feel like your life is filled with clutter? Maybe you have too many material things, perhaps the number of responsibilities has encroached on your free time, or possibly you just have a lot of people in your life who drain your energy and stress you out. In any case, it’s natural to want to declutter your life and simplify things.
Often, our mental space is taken up by relationships that ‘do not spark joy’. So what do you do when you realise that a relationship is toxic and it’s time to let go?
If you want to know how to declutter your life, keep reading!

Sticky Rice pudding with coconut cream paired with pieces of ripe mangoes served on a blue floral plate is a sweet Thai delicacy

How to Make Mango Sticky Rice: A Delicious and Simple Recipe

I first had Thai Mango Rice in Hong Kong over 20 years ago, and I’ve been hooked on it since. It used to be that I could only have it if I travelled to South East Asia, but in recent years, ingredients from all over the world have become readily available in India. The recipe for Thai Mango with Sticky Rice couldn’t be more straightforward. It’s a rice pudding with coconut cream accompanied by juicy sweet, ripe mangoes. Since we are in the middle of mango season, it is the perfect time to have this. I made this on Father’s Day, and everyone just polished it off their plate in no time. Ingredients:  Serves 4-6 1 cup uncooked glutinous rice   2 cups water 1 ½ cups unsweetened coconut cream 3 tbsp sugar Pinch of salt 2 ripe mangoes, peeled and sliced or diced Method: Wash and soak the rice for at least 30 minutes Drain and cook with 2 cups of water in a pan for about 20 minutes. Check for doneness. While the rice …

Hampi stone chariot depicted in the indian currency notes

Hyderabad to Hampi Road Trip: A Travel Guide

If you’re looking to travel in India, Hampi should definitely be on your travel list. Hampi is a World UNESCO Site and the entire town is filled with historical relics.
We drove to Hampi from Hyderabad. You can also travel by train, which has a more scenic view and is a more relaxing journey.
Everywhere you look, you’ll find some monument worth exploring.
The ruins take you back to a vibrant temple city rich in history and it provides the perfect backdrop for stunning photographs.

collage of 3 of the books from the amazon original stories from the out of line collection of short stories

Amazon Original Short Reads—Out of Line Collection

I came across a few short stories on Amazon last year and loved them. Amazon has commissioned a series of original short stories by prominent writers. These stories are categorised by genre and are only available as digital books on Amazon or as audiobooks on Audible.
If you have a subscription to Kindle Unlimited, then you can read most of these for free. The narrators on Audible are often celebrities, so that’s something you might consider when choosing which format to get.
The stories are short but impactful. They take you on a journey and make you see the world differently.