Publications

Here is a listing of my on-line and print work:

THE WASHINGTON POST

From embarrassment to celebration: Acceptance of a bicultural identity during Diwali, November 2016
What Anna and Elsa Taught Me About My Fear of Missing Out, March 2016
Why This Diwali-Observing Hindu Family Also Celebrates Christmas, December 2015
What a Selfie Taught Me About Culture, Freedom and Confidence, October 2015

BRAIN, CHILD

I Invite the Whole Class to My Kid’s Birthday Party, February 2016
The Mother of the House, January 2015

ESPN W

The Importance of Athletics in Academic Life, November 2016

THE SUNLIGHT PRESS

On Embracing Uncertainty, January 2017
More Than a Simple Message, January 2017
Sinking Into What Sustains Us, January 2017
On Perspective, January 2017

HEADSPACE

Grieving Without a Grave, January 2017

THE FIRST DAY

Searching for What Glimmers, October 2016
Uncertainty Leads to Unexpected Surprises, September 2014
Gratitude is Not Unreachable, September 2014
Standing Alone and Finding Your Tribe, September 2014
A Name Carries Everything, September 2014
Eating With Your Hands, August 2014
Do You Remember How to Laugh?, August 2014
Not an Ordinary Thread, August 2014
Beyond the Changing Seasons, July 2014
The Thread That Remains, July 2014
Escaping the Safety of Routine, July 2014
A Widow’s Life, July 2014
Summer Slowdown, June 2014
Finding Refuge in Books, June 2014
Rediscovering Poetry, May 2014
A Principle That Endures, May 2014
How Luck Matters, May 2014
The Significance of a Morning Walk, April 2014
A History of Letters, April 2014
Spring in the Desert, April 2014
A Deep Belief in Tolerance, April 2014
Small Steps Toward Calm, April 2014
Taking Refuge in Breath, April 2014
Living With Abandon, March 2014
When Silence is Enough, March 2014
The Colors of Heritage, March 2014
An Abundance of Inspiration, March 2014
The Space Where God Lives, February 2014
Am I Really a Hindu?, February 2014
The Holiness of Routine, February 2014
Uncomplicated Grace, February 2014
Geography Makes a Difference, January 2014
This Ordinary Life, January 2014
The Poetry of the Earth, January 2014
Landing In India, December 2013
The Uncertainty of Everything Else, December 2013
Why Fear Is Necessary, December 2013
Pushing the Button, November 2013
Clasping My Hands, November 2013
What the Sari Uncovers, October 2013
Love Before Marriage, October 2013
Choosing Between Love and Family, October 2013
The Lull of the Hammock,October 2013
Henna of Hope, September 2013
Swimming Between Life and Death, September 2013
The Veins of Yesterday, September 2013
Remembering When, September 2013
The Essence of the Ordinary, August 2013

THE HUFFINGTON POST

Trusting What I Cannot See, August 2014
Meditation Does Not Belong on a To-Do List, August 2014
The Danger in Keeping All of Your Thoughts, July 2014
Everyone Has a Story, July 2014
On Finding Wonder as an Adult, July 2014
6 Parenting Lessons I Learned From a Father Dying in Hospice, July 2014

KITCHN

What Is Diwali? How One Indian-American Family Celebrates, November 2016

LIFELANES

5 Ways Our Pets Connect a Community, October 2016
5 Ways a Little Free Library Builds Community, June 2016
5 Ways the Outdoors Helps Connect a Neighborhood, June 2016
How Eating Local Benefits You and Your Community, May 2016
4 Ways a Lemonade Stand Offers Lessons on Community, May 2016

LITERARY MAMA

A Conversation with Priscilla Warner, January 2017
A Conversation with Rachel M. Harper, September 2016

MAPQUEST

Best Dog-Friendly Activities in Phoenix, October 2016
Out-of-the-Box Sandwiches in Phoenix, October 2016
Top Instagrammable Spots in Phoenix, October 2016
Election 2016: Where to Vote in Phoenix, October 2016
Where to Celebrate on Election Night in Phoenix, October 2016
5 Offbeat Excursions in Phoenix, October 2016
Top Five Haunted Places in Phoenix, September 2016
Best Venues to Watch Local Bands in Phoenix, September 2016
5 Phoenix Hotels for Business Travel, September 2016
5 Phoenix Farmers Markets to Experience This Fall, August 2016
5 Valley Food Trucks That Won’t Disappoint, August 2016

MAMALODE

Not Just Another Cup of Tea, October 2014

MOTHERS ALWAYS WRITE

Here, June 2016

PARENT.CO

Are Your Summer Camp Choices Gender-Biased?, June 2016

PASTE MAGAZINE

Dine-and-Date: 5 Phoenix Area Restaurants with Scenic Views, March 2017

PHOENIX NEW TIMES

S’mores Thai Rolled Ice Cream: A Sweet That Lives Up to the Hype, February 2017
Scottsdale’s LAMP Wood Oven Pizzeria: The Full Italian Experience, January 2017
The Art of Drinking Chai: Here’s Where to Get a Cup of the Authentic Indian Tea in Metro Phoenix, January 2017
Isabella’s Kitchen in Scottsdale: Happy Hour Report Card, January 2017
Decanter Winery: Happy Hour Report Card, December 2016
6 Indian Sweets to Try at Pastries -N- Chaat in Scottsdale, December 2016
Modern Margarita Serves Edgy Margaritas and Nontraditional Tacos, November 2016
Kwality Ice Cream in Phoenix Sells East Indian Ice Cream, November 2016
Au-Authm Kitchen Brings Fry Bread and Red Chili Beef to West Phoenix, November 2016
PINO Brings A Piece of Europe to North Scottsdale Suburbia, October 2016
Om Bistro in North Phoenix Offers Authentic Indian Street Food, September 2016

PROJECT UNDERBLOG

On Quiet and Eating Alone, September 2014

RAISING ARIZONA KIDS

Rethinking New Year’s resolutions: Divide your goals into three sessions, January 2017
Parents night out:10 December date ideas around the Valley, December 2016
Parents night out: November date-night options, November 2016
Parents night out: October date-night options around metro Phoenix, October 2016
Parents night out: September date-night options, September 2016
Clearing Photo Clutter: Practical Tips for Managing Digital Photo Snapshots, September 2016
Parents night out: Valley date-night ideas in August, August 2016
Parents: Need a night out? July date-night ideas, July 2016
10 Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day, June 2016
June Date Night Ideas for Arizona Parents, June 2016
Cooking Classes for Kids, June 2016
Moms: Find the gift of “me time”, May 2016
Parents Night Out: May Date-Night Options Around the Valley, May 2016
Spring Cleaning With Your Kids, April 2016
Pregnancy Pampering – Nurturing the Mom-to-be, April 2016
Earth Day Celebrations, April 2016
How to Choose a Summer Day Camp, April 2016
7 Date Night Options in April, March 2016
Pueblo Grande Museum Offers a Glimpse of Ancient Technologies, March 2016
10 Outings For Families During Spring Break, March 2016
Welcome Spring With a March Date Night, March 2016
How to Cope When Your Baby is in the NICU, February 2016
5 Local Places to Help You Maintain Fitness During Pregnancy, February 2016
10 Fabulous February Date Night Ideas, February 2016
5 Local Places to Help You Get Organized, January 2016
5 Local Organizations That Welcome Children Volunteers, January 2016
Parents Night Out Ideas to Start the New Year, January 2016
Holiday Gift Experiences for All Kinds of Kids, December 2015
5 Valley Food Trucks Families Will Love, November 2015

RAISING HUMANS

She Taught Me Stillness, March 2015

THE REVIEW REVIEW

Minimalist Lit Mag Digs Into Deep Themes, December 2015
Variety of Literary Treasures in Lit Mag’s Sustenance Issue, June 2015
The Power and Poverty of Critique Groups, February 2015

ROAR SESSIONS – JENA SCHWARTZ

The Roar in Solitude, April 2016

ROLE REBOOT

Why Just One Child is Enough for Me, April 2015

SCARY MOMMY/CLUB MID

Losing a Father and Birthing a Daughter, May 2015

SCOTTSDALE MOM’S BLOG

5 Ways to Create a Peaceful Morning Before School, September 2014
Why Summer Boredom is Healthy For Kids, June 2014
How to Give Your Mom a Mother’s Day Gift She Will Never Forget, May 2014
Five Essential Tips For Choosing a Summer Camp, April 2014
My Child Lost! Now What?, March 2014
A Simple Birthday Tea Time To Remember, February 2014
Top 10 Things to Do With Kids In The Phoenix/Scottsdale Area, January 2014
Happiness in a Jar, January 2014

YOU PLUS 2 PARENTING – 28 DAYS OF PLAY SERIES

A Confession From a Mother of An Only Child, February 2015

BONBON  BREAK

She Isn’t Turning Around, June 2016

BEYOND YOUR BLOG

5 Lessons About Writing and Life From Elizabeth Gilbert, May 2015

DAILY PLATE OF CRAZY

Learning to Say Yes, July 2015
Can You Every Really Go Home Again?, February 2014
She Climbed Out of His Secret, December 2013

PRINT PUBLICATIONS

Hot Ticket: Where to Get Authentic Chai in Phoenix, Phoenix New Times, February 2017
Parents Night Out: 30 Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day and Beyond, Raising Arizona Kids, February 2017
20 Ways to Exercise (play and have fun) As a Family This Year, Raising Arizona Kids, January 2017
Does your child want a cellphone? Here’s what to know, Raising Arizona Kids, December 2016
Celebrating Christmas in the Spirit of Diwali, Raising Arizona Kids, December 2016
Childhood Anxiety: ASU Program Gives Kids Coping Skills in Raising Arizona Kids, August 2016
Cerreta Candy tours offer chocolatey goodness, fun for all, June 2016
Pregnancy Nutrition Tips for Vegetarians and Vegans, June 2016
Zika Virus: Arizona Risk Is Small, But Precautions Are Prudent in Raising Arizona Kids, June 2016
Cooking Classes for Kids in Raising Arizona Kids, June 2016
Know the Signs of Secondary Drowning in Raising Arizona Kids, May 2016
Physician Moms in Raising Arizona Kids, May 2016
Local Activities and Places to Pamper Mom in Raising Arizona Kids, May 2016
Double-Digits: Holding On and Letting Go in Raising Arizona Kids, April 2016
5 Reasons Running Makes Me a Better Mother in Raising Arizona Kids, January 2016
“Not Just A Bollywood Dance” in The First Day, November 2013