Of Langar and Love

 “Parsada, Waheguru.”“Chutney, Waheguru.”“Kheer, Waheguru.”VT was serving food at the langar and I was in the kitchen. He must have served some fifty people and was on his toes for over an hour. From cleaning green chilies, I had moved to making rotis on a big tawa. Around twenty five at a time, turning each on both sides till they cook, and keeping an eye on all at the same time. ...more

Layoff Looming? 14 Tips to Make the Most of a Career Layover

You can view this as a painful chapter in your working life or take the opportunity to live your dream. It's time to step back, breathe, and create a practical plan to carry you through the loss of your job. To start, you'll need a box and a list. http://www.karmatastic.com/14-life-plan-tips-for-a-layoff/...more

Should You Join the PTA? The Answer Might Surprise You

My first introduction to the PTA (or Parent Teacher Association) was through my mother's typewriter. Click, clack. Click, clack. My mother, co-president of the PTA, had volunteered to type up the recipe submissions for "Koala Kitchen," a cookbook put together and sold by the PTA as a fundraiser for my elementary school. ...more

SLOW Your Arse DOWN!

POST 1: WHAT YOU NEED TO DO!WHY does our society want us to constantly be either doing something or communicating with others/electronic A.I. ?! I have a simple phone, if you call me I may answer, but usually I don't. Not that I don't care about you, but I need time to just stare.  I can happily stare out into the air and be content for hours....more

1 Week as English Teachers in Germany

Our experience teaching English in Germany was quite an adventure. We signed up through Diverbo, a volunteer program that has immersion schools in Germany and Spain.At first, we both were pretty nervous about participating in this program for a few reasons. We aren’t teachers, and picturing a room full of students staring blankly at us, plus the idea being stuck in a German forest for a week with strangers who spoke little to no English, was pretty intimidating....more
Love the castle!more

Dear PTO, I'm Just Not That Into You

Dear Mouthy Housewives, How can I get out of volunteering at my daughter's school without making anyone upset? Signed,Hell, No, PTO!...more
Hey there, Everybody! Just another great reason to homeschool. Reading this made me break out in ...more

5 Ways to be Selfless

It's easy to get so absorbed in your own life that you lose track of what's important. Becoming more selfless could change the way you see yourself and the world. If you're interested in doing more for others, try these 5 ways of being selfless....more

In preperation

Hey Folks, ...more