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.
“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…
Dear Husband, As we stand at the cusp of our thirteenth marriage anniversary and at the brink of our ‘teenage years’ of togetherness I want to open my heart out to you. I had grown up reading, dreaming and waiting for my knight in shining armor to emerge just like they have umpteen number of … Continue reading Dear Husband, ….’For better or for worse’
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!