“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!
This title could perhaps have been sugar coated and presented in a more docile and somewhat more poetic manner. I could have also perhaps waxed eloquently on the goodness in the human nature triumphing all evil. That would perhaps then render it ineffective in the current context. Sometimes the truth is best laid bare. As … Continue reading Please, never ‘people-please’.
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!
I happened to be passing by my daughter’s bedroom the other day and glancing in I saw her looking at herself in the mirror. There is nothing out of the ordinary in a twelve-year-old being inquisitive about her changing self. But what struck me at that particular moment of time was the expression of a … Continue reading Being body positive
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…
Growing up, I thought my Mom was a nag and my Dad was no less than a Brigadier General commanding an army regiment with an iron fist. The problem was that having a considerable age gap with my siblings meant that I was the sole member of that dreaded and bloody awful regiment. I promised … Continue reading F*** those rules and sprint, no run free!
Carrying a toddler in one arm and steering a pushchair with groceries on it with the other, I could swear the maneuvering task was getting trickier by the minute. When suddenly, a man walked out right in front.Nearly tripping over I said ‘Sorry’, apologizing immediately for being in his way. The words came out spontaneously … Continue reading Sorry, I am not Sorry anymore!
Just as 'mental' shall always accompany 'judgmental', so also parenting and motherhood shall almost always be accompanied with the excess baggage of a certain people who shall always have their eyebrows arched up a notch or maybe two. It maybe subtle or blatant, a side glance or straight in your face. Either ways by the … Continue reading Do not Judge!