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Taking it to the ocean and finding a word!

By Rani Shah

Happy New Year from Coast Mama! I've been on quite the hiatus, looking for jobs that work in my family's schedule, finding time, making ends meet...2013 was a year of unexpected twist and turns...all the while trying to find balance. It's something we mothers and fathers try to do everyday, now more... Read More

Valentines Day Cards for Causes

By Rani Shah

With February here, it seems as if I am seeing hearts everywhere! I don't mind the red and pink blitz I see everywhere...it's actually fun to see the stores all dolled up for this one event! But what I really enjoy about this time is the idea of spreading love, thus making valentines day cards fo... Read More

Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes

By Rani Shah

I love Valentine's Day! It's the only time, other than Christmas Holidays, that I find myself wanting to bake and cook and yes...eat more! So I wanted to share three favorite goto foodie blogs that have recipes for heart day that I love. Add these to your recipe index and your sweet tooth will fo... Read More

Sharing something we all can do for Sandy Hook.

By Rani Shah

With the blessing and approval of my friend, Karen Duggan, I am reposting her post from Playful Planet. Please take a moment to read and then take this small action. Thanks for reading and doing something. ________________ Determined to Do Something in the Wake of Sandyhook I’m sure this will... Read More

Sharing My Poem

By Rani Shah

I wanted to share a poem I recently wrote and was published in Mamalode Magazine. It is a poem about Balance...which as mothers, can be something we struggle with. We are seeking that balance...from work to play to family and friends. Constantly changing and evolving...it is part of life. So t... Read More

Crochet Heart Tutorials

By Rani Shah

And me too! I finally learned how to crochet a heart! Online! There are a multitude of blogs and webspaces that will teach you either in pictures or video how to crochet a heart. Is online technology and freedom awesome or what! So in honor of Valentine's Day coming up, I decided to crochet thes... Read More

The many hats one can wear!

By Rani Shah

Did you ever take pen to paper and write all the jobs and titles you have had to this point? I know....what kind of question it this? But after I went through some realignment with my blog (made some major changes...good changes!), I was brainstorming in my journal and decided to post about all ... Read More

Lessons I am Learning on The Mat~

By Rani Shah

So finally I am taking yoga. It's not at a class in a studio, but rather from an online site...so I have the honor of starting my own practice at home. Is this a plug for yoga...YES! However you can do it, try it. Try different kinds of yoga too, because there are many. Some are intense and real... Read More

What I learned from recent knee surgery!

By Rani Shah

*Lots of pics; have a cup of tea ready to relax and read!* About a month ago, I underwent left knee surgery. (Warning: picture of knee below..not as bad as you think-modern marvels of surgery today-all done arthoscopically-only three small scars!) I was told back in December and on my 41st bir... Read More

Rainy Day Playdough Time!

By Rani Shah

With the spring rains around the corner, (or in our case, already here!) It’s a great idea to have something fun and easily planned. Well, I didn’t have anything planned, but my daughter’s school sent home an easy recipe for play dough that eventually they will use for a school project next... Read More