Ever since my little one turned two she has been tagged as a big girl. The attempt from me and my partner’s end has been to make her value her independence, however the elders in the family have had a different perspective. The mothers are in agreement that the little one is not so littleContinue reading “Pets and kids”
Category Archives: Parenting
Social distancing or emotional disconnect ?
Last weekend I visited my home town, Meerut. It is a small town that takes pride in being close to Delhi, part of the NCR. Despite being so close myself, I haven’t been able to visit for a while now, owing to the lockdowns being imposed after the surge in cases during the second wave.Continue reading “Social distancing or emotional disconnect ?”
Fathers and Maths
Every 90’s kid will have dreadful memories associated with mathematics and their fathers. I must have been in grade 5 when I realized my father’s keenness in my mathematical aptitude. If I had to plot a graph of my dad’s expectation vs. my actual mathematical skillset then it would be an extreme high and low.Continue reading “Fathers and Maths”
The Indian cinema duels of the last century were replete with references to breastfeeding. Don’t we all remember the angry Indian “hero” go – “Agar apni ma k dudh pia hai toh saamne aa”. A power statement that had a deeper meaning, the strength and might of a breast fed individual is any day moreContinue reading “Nursing/Breastfeeding”
Roza Musings – Values of customs and passing them on
My earliest memory of Ramzan is of my father, sitting across the dining table with all the seasonal fruits washed and placed neatly in a basket as he would diligently cut perfectly sized cubes of each fruit one by one. The fruit chaat has always been a quintessential part of the dastarkhwaan which has lipContinue reading “Roza Musings – Values of customs and passing them on”
WFH with a kid and how?
Is it the best of both the worlds? A few months back the pandemic it seemed was fizzing out of our life finally! Things were gradually being planned to restore normalcy just as they were before Corona existed. One of the steps in this direction forward was making many of those work from home jobsContinue reading “WFH with a kid and how?”
Weight it out
When we were kids we were taught, man is a social animal. I have always been the talker in my group and my friends will vouch for this attribute. So as a young mother, young because I am in the initial years of parenting and not otherwise, I meet many mothers, most in my residentialContinue reading “Weight it out”
Happily married (with kids)?
Agree to disagree! Tiny little hands and feet. Cute humming and cooing filling the silent house. The best foot, hand and body put forward , all for the little one. Well well there is so much happening in the house after the arrival of the little one. It takes a while before the overwhelming feelingsContinue reading “Happily married (with kids)?”
My daughter has turned into a headstrong toddler and her demand off late has been to visit Bhopal. Bhopal is where her paternal grandparents live. Please do not judge me or my husband, we are just too occupied in our professions and traveling 900km without prior planning does not happen for us anymore. As aContinue reading “Grandparents”
Self care in Mommies
“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” Well Osho got it right but have we as mothers? I doubt!! Motherhood is one big responsibility and the constant attention demanded by a child leaves littleContinue reading “Self care in Mommies”