Rachel T Gupta, Sidelines Senior Analyst
Rachel T Gupta

About me
Rachel is the editor for the Lifestyle and Parenting communities, as well as the owner of Seattle-based Emerald Ink LLC. She writes about home design, decor, and parenting topics.
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1 year ago

Sidelines' Lifestyle and Parenting Community Talks Education

It's the middle of the school year here in the U.S. And after returning from an extended holiday break, getting back into the swing of things at school can be tough, for students, teachers, and parents. But tests ...

Achieving real work-life balance: What it really takes

You’ve heard a lot of talk about the importance of achieving a good work-life balance, but what does that really mean in today’s highly competitive workforce? Turns out it’s about more than simply being happy in your ...

Pacific Northwest Winter Markets

I'm a total sucker for holiday fairs and craft markets during the winter months. Since we've been up and down the northern coast this past month, I thought I'd share my favorites with you.

As we've ...

Keeping the Holidays Simple

We celebrate a lot of holidays between October and February. I mean a lot of holidays. For us, Christmas lands smack in the middle of more birthdays, and winter celebrations than you can shake a stick at. By the time ...

Lifestyle & Parenting Holiday Series Bonus Rep Bonanza!!

If you've had your ear to the ground, you'll likely have heard about this week's super exciting holiday series event. This is what you all have surely been waiting for! In celebration of the end of the ...

2 years ago

Holiday Travel Nightmares

My worst (or best depending on who you ask) holiday travel story involves getting stuck at Heathrow airport (as do a fair few of my travel disaster stories), a snow storm, and some serious gumption to get home for Christmas ...

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1 year ago

I lost the taste for red meat in college. I think it was the combination of a few bad meat experiences mixed with my not wanting to cook meat at home. Inevitably I married my mostly vegetarian husband and it ...

Ew ew ew. Yogurt and sriracha should not go together. I think part of it is that the artificial flavors (even pumpkin spice and gingerbread in the holiday season) really turn my stomach. I swear all I taste is chemicals ...

It's funny, I've heard the importance of maintaining a mine, yours, and ours mentality when it comes to long term relationships probably for as long as I've been in relationships. It's a perfectly logical thought. Everyone ...

I hear my mom's voice coming out of my mouth all the time. It's not just a simple phrase or two, it's the tone, the cadence, and the words even. We learn to communicate from our parents ...

 In reply to The Voice in My Head

Goodness, I've said it before and I'll say it again and again until I'm able to internalize it. Patience is what makes parenting work. This is a great phrase to help me remember that. Sometimes it's ...

 In reply to It Came to Pass

That's a great mantra. I also like to think that I don't always know the whole story when I'm on the receiving end of someone's stress or frustration. Everyone we know is fighting their own battle ...

Woo, now I don't feel so bad about almost always killing off my window seedlings. I've had some success with lavender and morning glories, but that is it. I've tried to do something new with my teeny-tiny ...

Anything with potatoes and cream sauce will help me weather the winter! These are great ideas, thanks @Mia Beardslee! I'm also a big fan of chili during this time of year (where I throw pretty much every veggie in ...

So sad! But glad you have taken the next step to bring a little puppy love into your life! We've been toying with the idea to get a dog for, goodness, probably three years now. Haven't yet had ...

I never did get around to reading Jane Eyre. @Laura J Merrell Would you say that one needs to be familiar with the classic in order to really appreciate your take on the story?

 In reply to The Queer Jane Eyre

Tea is a way of life! My hubby drinks tea every morning and it really helps perk him up when he's having a down day or is just generally tired or sick. I used to be all about coffee ...

I'll admit that I bought one of these for my mom for her birthday. It seems kind of strange but I really enjoy that sort of meditative, low pressure creativity that comes with coloring. Since I have a toddler ...

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