I have mulled and eschewed a great deal recently on how to gather, collate and put my thoughts on this point across given that it is so closely related to another topic I have recently had a conversation about with my daughter. And of course, I did not want to bombard you with two posts … Continue reading ‘Big’ boys do cry – and that is alright!
"I'd rather you came in doubled over in pain barely able to walk instead of coming in early to get an epidural." These are the exact words that have stubbornly refused to recede into the shadows of oblivion even after the passage of nearly seven years.These were the words spoken to me by a midwife … Continue reading Epidural: My choice, my voice…
We all start blogging with a plethora of brimming and bubbling fresh ideas, concepts and refreshing perspectives and with all the energy and zing in the world to get up and get going. This much is universally true. But sometimes along the way, and sometimes sooner rather than later we hit a sort of block … Continue reading Pushing through a ‘writing block’.
Having three kids... Perhaps you are slightly tempted by the thought of a having a new born in your midst again. Let's face it, they are absolutely gorgeous. Or maybe there is just a slight twinge in the ovarian department that tugs at the strings of your heart and makes your mind pause and wonder … Continue reading Having three kids!
We are born out of relationships and simultaneously born into relationships too. As the journeys of our lives traverse, meander and manoeuvre their paths through various twists and turns many people enter and exit at various junctures. Some are just passing acquaintances, some momentary visitors and some stay on for a life time. It is … Continue reading The 4 steps to self-care: The heart feels what the mind sees.
There is a very fundamental reason, why I chose to write on this topic. As parents we envisage and dream of a lifetime of happiness and success for our children. There is nothing wrong in that at all. We must aim for the stars, and I am all for it. Though when it comes to … Continue reading Why I shall be teaching my children about the temporary defeat called ‘failure’.
This week my children came home with a letter about a ‘Grandparents Day’ at school. And of course, as is evident from the name, ‘grandparents’ were to be the guests of honor for the day. One the face of it there does not seem to be anything out of the ordinary here and for most … Continue reading Grew up ‘there’. Making a home ‘here’.
“Have children” they said, “It shall forge a closer bond between the two of you.” This often-repeated single sentence could not be more far removed yet closer to the truth. It is one thing to dream about having children and it is a whole other ball game to actually have children. Sporting the latest fashion, … Continue reading Newly born parents!
My mornings more often than not begin with the word ‘Mom’ and my evenings more often than not also end with the same word ‘Mom’. Did I tell you the word resonates throughout my house and comes from every possible direction! How much of stress is put on the word and how loud a volume … Continue reading ‘Mom’ – That’s actually a whole sentence!
Parents have perhaps never before been subjected to so much of advice from so many quarters. When all around us floats a blurry haze and a thick hormonal fog, beyond which visibility dims down to the bare minimum, does it actually do any good to posit a particular theory, and seek its validation by denigrating … Continue reading A Parenting Paradox…