The Jai Jais Book Series – REVIEW

Religion and culture was always an important part of my upbringing so it is not really a surprise that it is an equally important part of my children’s upbringing especially because it will be one of the few, if not only tie that they have to their ancestral land. I love searching for unique learning materials curated for children of South-Asian Read More …

The Toka Box: A Subscription Box for South-Asian Children

As a South-Asian mom, I strive to teach my children as much as I can about the rich and diverse culture of their ancestors but more often than not appropriate teaching materials are extremely difficult to find. Many of you know that I am constantly looking for not only culture-based books, but also fun and effective ways to integrate religion and culture Read More …

Omiebox – REVIEW

For those of you who are unaware, I am on a mission to post reviews of my favourite lunchboxes and lunch essentials throughout the next couple months. There will also be a few exciting giveaways, so make sure that you are following me on Instagram. Most of you know that I pack school lunches in variety of lunchboxes for Akshaya and Udayan. I kid you not when I say Read More …

The Yumbox: REVIEW

For those of you who are unaware, I am on a mission to post reviews of my favourite lunchboxes and lunch essentials throughout the next couple months. There will also be a few exciting giveaways, so make sure that you are following me on Instagram. Most of you know that I pack school lunches in variety of lunchboxes for Akshaya and Udayan. I kid you not when I say Read More …

Desi Babies: Meet My Hindu Gods – REVIEW

Recently, Reena Puri and Mital Telhan of Desi Babies, sent me their flagship book, Meet My Hindu Gods. Reena and Mital founded Desi Babies  as a means of sharing their love of Indian culture and Hinduism with the world. Desi Babies’ first book, Meet My Hindu Gods, was thoughtfully created to teach children about the Hindu Gods as well as the importance of God. Books Read More …

Bharat Babies’ Sarla in the Sky: Review

When Sailaja Joshi of Bharat Babies contacted me to write a review for the first Bharat Babies’ early reader Sarla in the Sky, I obviously couldn’t refuse! I knew right away my independent and strong-willed Akshaya would love reading about an empowering young woman such as Sarla. As a mother of a little girl, I often find myself on the hunt for stories centred around strong female characters. I cannot emphasize enough how important Read More …

Bharat Babies: Children’s Books about South Asian Culture

By now most of you may have heard of the relatively new but already quite popular children’s book company, Bharat Babies. Bharat Babies was established in 2013, when soon-to-be mother Sailaja Joshi realized that there just weren’t enough children’s books that featured the stories of India’s heritage. To date Bharat Babies has designed and published seven developmentally appropriate books, categorized according to three levels, showcasing the different religions of South Asia. Hanuman and the Read More …