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Conversation at Midnight

It was one o’clock in the morning. The family had just returned after a family dinner. Hubby is sloshed with two drinks down. Mom and son are not sleepy at all. They had slept like logs for good three hours... (Continue reading)

I'll miss you

Son Listen, Tomorrow your play school is reopening and you are very excited. So much so, that you didn’t even want to read your favourite book Bambi all over once more. You were more concerned of going off to sleep... (Continue reading)


No, I am not referring to the Bollywood movie to be released soon in the theatres. I am referring to the ways my son adopts for doing things, albeit, quickly and differently. As part of the Montessori training that I... (Continue reading)

Amazing Link Ups: The World through the Toddler’s eyes II

Mom and I love to read about animals, their shelters and their young ones. But isn’t it boring to say what everyone else also says. So I have my developed my very own version of animals, their shelter and their... (Continue reading)

Vikram aur Betaal


 Before the days of the cable and internet came, entertainment was more or less limited to T.V.  In my childhood days, one of the serials I loved watching, (it used to be aired on Sunday evenings) was Vikram aur Betaal.... (Continue reading)

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Celebrating Motherhood

A Very Happy Mother’s day to all of you. I know this post come late, but something that my son has taught me is every day is special, being a mother and having a mother. It is the joy of... (Continue reading)

Cherries for Dhoni

This incident happened some time back, actually last summer, but somehow never posted this on Bloggermoms.  Born and brought up in a cricket frenzy nation, it is not surprising that we as a family are cricket enthusiasts. Off late my... (Continue reading)

Healthy breakfast option for Kids

Sooji Chillah This breakfast is simple. It is very similar to what Malini had posted some time back. This however is with Semolina (Sooji). It is quick to make, easy to have, even on the go, and easy on the stomach.... (Continue reading)

Terrible 2’s

Has anyone of you gone through the feeling of getting frustrated followed by a massive guilt with your little ones, especially when they are/were in their terrible 2s? Well I am going through that right now. My son is a... (Continue reading)

Talking about death

One topic I had never wished to talk to my son during his toddler years was death. Perhaps, I am not comfortable to talk about it even with adults. However, unfortunately, two weeks back there was bereavement in the family.... (Continue reading)

To Do or Not to Do is the question

Today’s headlines in The Times of India (TOI) is, ‘1.75 lakh kids couldn’t get nursery seats.’ I am talking about Delhi, the capital of Rising India and kids who are little over 3 years and few 4 years old, who... (Continue reading)

First Public Performance

Last Sunday was my son’s first ‘public performance’. The play club that he goes to had organized for a Spring Carnival and Annual sports meet along with a march past. Needless to say hubby and I were over enthusiastic about... (Continue reading)

The world through the toddler’s eyes.


I heard Mom tell my older cousins, “Always be truthful and honest.” During Diwali, Dadai (my mom’s dad)took me to Kali Pujo and for some reason I have an image of Kali Ma now. The other day at doctor uncle’s... (Continue reading)

Sisters of my heart

Its almost after seven years that my sisters and I are together in the same city. After marriage, I moved to Singapore since my husband was working there and I felt like a fish taken out of water. After a couple... (Continue reading)

Little efforts that convey a lot

A few days back I attended a work shop on Early child care and Parenting. It was conducted by Vatsala Sivasubramanian, a well known child pscychologist and a family counsellor. It was very interesting and she said that one of the... (Continue reading)

Best Holiday

  As a child I fantasized visiting two places on earth; one was Salzburg, Austria which has been shown as the back drop in the movie ‘The Sound of Music’, my all time favourite. The other was Switzerland, popularized by... (Continue reading)

Crooked Wisdom

The visit to the dentist was imminent. The toothache was tormenting and popping in pain killers brought not a little relief. My first visit to the dentist was brief and sweet. But he advised the crooked wisdom teeth, all four... (Continue reading)

Guilt or Comfort Zone?

It has been almost 3 years since I have been a home maker. Not by any compulsion, but first by circumstances and then by choice. The first year was spent on getting the work visa while we were in the... (Continue reading)

Lessons for Dads

We had some friends over for dinner on Saturday night. One of them gave a small package neatly wrapped to my son. When Shaamak opened it, much to my surprise, I found its actually a book for me, or more... (Continue reading)

My greatest Teacher

Of all the teachers I have had in my life, starting from my parents, grandparents and family, to the kindergarten and high school teachers, the lecturers in the university, the professors during professional qualifications of Chartered Secretary and Chartered Accountancy,... (Continue reading)

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