Indoor Activities For Kids – Part 1

Snowy and rainy days with the kids can be tough if you are not armed with a ton of activities to keep them occupied! Check out my video for a few fun indoor activities for kids aged 2-8. and check back to my site later this week for part 2 of this video with more […]

Hosting A Dinner Party – The Menu (NYE 2015)

NYE Dinner Table

  Last year we hosted our first New Year’s Eve sit down dinner party for 12 people and I shared the details of the dinner menu and the decor/ambiance/party planning tips on the blog. The New Years’ dinner party has now become a tradition and we hosted our second dinner party this year.  Today, I’m sharing details […]

6 Ways To Celebrate New Year’s Eve At Home With The Kids


My most recent Washington Post article features 6 tips for celebrating New Year’s at home with the kids.  I’ve included fun, easy activities you can do that will make the day and night feel special and not require a ton of work.  In the Varma home we are cooking a special meal for the kids […]

Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Events In DC Metro Area

[wpvideo Mgj0MsyA] If you live in the DC Metro area and are looking for fun activities to keep the family occupied during the day and night on New Year’s Eve, look no further! I’ve put together a list of events throughout the DC Metro area that will be fun for the whole family.  Some of […]

Tips For Traveling With Your Kids

Are you traveling with your little ones this holiday season?  My first video for the Washington Post features tips for traveling with your kids this holiday season. Whether by, car or by plane, I’ve put together a couple of tips to make the journey a bit smoother.  Happy traveling and Happy Holidays!!

Diane von Furstenberg’s 10 Inspirational Quotes For Female Entrepreneurs


My latest article for the Huffington Post features inspirational quotes and words of wisdom from legendary style icon Diane von Furstenberg.  When many think of DvF they think of fashion and style but she is also a savvy businesswoman who has built a multimillion dollar luxury brand.  During her speech, von Furstenberg provided great insight […]

Shark Tank Winner Shares How She Did It & Words Of Wisdom From Mark Cuban

Jordan Bookey

Jordan Lloyd Bookey and her husband Felix were avid watchers of Shark Tank and would often dream about pitching their business, Zoobean, an online resource that curates books and apps for children, on the show. That dream became a reality when they received a call from a Shark Tank producer in July 2013. Not only […]