Mom. माँ

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How did you celebrate Mother’s day? My day was spent playing with my kids (including riding our bikes), eating a delicious lunch with my mom, and relaxing with the whole family.

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This is my older sister, my mom, and me. I credit my mom for nurturing my unending creativity and being the most laid back mom that ever exited. I credit my sister for teaching me everything I know about looking presentable. She taught me about fashion and till this day buys all my make-up. It’s weird how I’ll think in my head that I am running out of foundation, and poof, the next thing I know, she had purchased it for me, in just the right shade. I don’t know how she does it. That beautiful red dress I’m wearing is one of her finds, as is half of my closet! Growing up, she was basically like my second mom so this day is as much a celebration about her as it is about my mom. Oh and she is the master mind who helped me create the rhyming style in the Hello Namaste! Numbers book!

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Pictured above is one of my favorite Indian dishes that my mom made to add to our lunch feast. It’s Dahee Vada which is a very common South India dish. It’s fried fermented lentil and rice balls which are then soaked in water, squeezed and pressed into flat discs, before getting dunked again in a spicy and sweet yogurt sauce. I can eat this all day!

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Since Arjun celebrates his 4th birthday in a couple of days, we had an early birthday celebration for him. That’s a strawberry donut with strawberry filling from Krispy Kreme! I think he inherits his love for strawberries from his mama. = )

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What’s a celebration without bikes! Excuse the lack of helmets here, but my sister gave the kids a ride up and down our short street which doesn’t get any traffic.

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I hope you too had a wonderful time celebrating the moms in your life. I won the mom lottery for sure. And then I won it again when I married Devang and added his mom to my short list of women who have supportive my every whim with their patience and love. It truly doesn’t get any better!