As I pause and glance at my 12-year-old listening to her favorite song and singing away to it at the top of her voice oblivious to her surroundings, I can’t help but realize the fact that my daughter is growing up. And sometimes growing up way too fast. A casual stroll down memory lane will … Continue reading Am I ‘Strong’, Mamma?
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!
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’.
Children often make great conversationalists. Intermittently, they choose bedtimes and nap-time to be the golden hour for the start of great conversations. Even though the hilarity or dismay in the preceding sentence can be put aside for a moment, yet the fact that our conversations with our children often become an indelible footprint for them … Continue reading In conversation with my child…
Carrying a toddler in one arm and steering a pushchair with groceries piled high 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 myself I mouthed the word ‘Sorry’, apologizing immediately and almost on reflex for … Continue reading Sorry, Not Sorry Anymore!
As the shrouds of mist lift from time to time they often part to reveal a vivid scene that springs forth with utmost clarity as if it always waits in the wings ready to pounce forward on cue - My small hands tightly holding on to my mother's as we stand at the door to … Continue reading I am ‘Introspective’…please do not call me ‘Shy’!
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’.
To be very honest with you, I had never really envisaged myself to be putting up a new blog post in these three weeks. To those of you who are kind and patient enough to put up with me on Twitter, you would have perhaps by now garnered based on my tweets that we are … Continue reading The hidden power of Positive Thinking.