Teaser Tuesdays: Adopted Miracles

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This week's teaser is from Adopted Miracles - a memoir by Anamika Mukherjee on her experiences with infertility and adoption. I love the honesty and openness with which she has addressed rather sensitive issues in this book. That was the wonderful thing: we were just like any other family now. If the girls have any psychological ...

Crocodile Bank

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When we visit Chennai, Crocodile Bank in Chennai is always a must-visit. The park has feeding sessions every Sunday at noon and between 4pm and 5pm in the evening, and this is the best time to visit the park. The crocodiles are at their most active even if you are wilting in the heat. On Sunday, we ...

Bluebeard’s Egg

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This is my first experience with Margaret Atwood's short stories, and overall I am pleasantly satisfied with these stories. Like most such books, this collection of stories is a mixed bag. There are some excellent ones and there are some dull ones. However, throughout the quality of the writing is top-notch. There are twelve stories ...

Flower Photography

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Last week I showcased some lovely underwater photography, this week I have some more conventional but lovely still-life photographs of flowers by the photographer Ashley Woodson Bailey. She divides her photography into two separate series: Light and Dark. Here are a few examples of her light flower series. Glorious Neon Bash Petals My favorites however are these ...

Living a Tooth-Healthy Lifestyle

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Too often, when we think about lifestyle changes that can improve our general health we neglect to consider the health of our teeth. Most discussions of dental problems tend to focus on children, but as adults we need to take extra care because we only have one set of teeth to last us for decades. ...

Fertility – Maximizing Your Chances

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Having a baby is considered by many as the most natural thing in the world. That is certainly true. However there are things that can give Mother Nature a helping hand. From diet and exercise to avoiding stress there are a multitude of small changes that can make a big difference when trying to become ...