“You were always so good in parenting, then how did you miss this key aspect” my aunt asked me unapologetic-ally. This conversation is from several years before when my son was just two and we were getting him admitted to a play school. We primarily spoke Hindi to him emphasizing the importance of our regional… Read More Why ditch Hindi to become global?
As the academic year came to a close we went to meet our son’s teacher. Along with other feedback and assessment from the year, she gave us an interesting insight about his behaviour. She mentioned our 6 year old is used to asking others to do things for him. It shook me up a bit… Read More Let’s make a SonRise
Our children constantly keep us on our toes. Sometimes they amaze us, sometimes they embarrass us in public while at other times, they leave us speechless. What is endearing through all of this is their innocence. And ability to speak the unvarnished truth – something that becomes so difficult as you become an adult. Here is… Read More 6 Everyday questions asked by my 6 year old – Sequel
We tend to judge our children regularly and their lives are linked to some tangible or intangible scorecard. What would happen if we asked them to score us instead? How would that report card look like? Here’s a peek into what I think my son would write about me. 1. Motor skills – A Mom is… Read More If my son was to score me!
Our lives revolve around our kids. Parenting is tough and it’s okay sometimes to feel overwhelmed and want to get away from it. Here are some things I do to re-energize myself in the time I get time away from my son. 1. Movies – Nothing can help one unwind better than a good movie… Read More Mommies – here are 5 ways to get recharged!
Many a times, we struggle to make our children eat healthy. My friend and I were sitting at a café sharing a pizza and drinking coke wondering ‘How do we make our kids eat healthier? All they want is junk food!’ We looked at our plates and realized where we were going wrong. I am sharing a few tips that… Read More Making healthy food fun for your child
Dear Son, Here’s a letter giving you some things to think about. You will realize this over time just as we learnt it from our parents through life. Your parents love you unconditionally. They will be there for you whenever you need them. Always remember you will be in our thoughts whether we are in… Read More A letter to my son
Toddlers are “Live Whyers”. Curiosity in a child is wonderful. It’s natural for them to ask questions. Through his toddler years, my son was also inquisitive and he still is. I am listing some of the questions that evoked different emotions and sometimes didn’t have any satisfactory answer. Where do babies come from? Every child… Read More 6 Everyday questions asked by my 6 year old!
Mothers were made because God could not be everywhere. But we, in our blind love and concern end up doing or saying funny things. Melodrama might as well be every Indian mother’s middle name. Have a good laugh going through these. A mother’s superstitious side emerges as soon as she holds her new born. Starting with “Kaala teeka” and “nazar utaarnaa” to not praising her… Read More Funny Things Indian Moms Do
Being a mom every day is not easy. There are days when I wish I could go back to my carefree life and not have someone fully dependent on me all the time. Here are 5 mom duties that I wish I could outsource – Cleaning poop – This was more relevant for the first few years,… Read More 2 sides of the mommy coin!