FAMILY & PARENTING · HEALTH

There Are 2 Sides To Every Story, Even Breastfeeding!

Breastfeeding (BF) isn’t really all that it’s made out to be and Formula feed (FF) isn’t that devil lurking in the shadows either! Ask the mothers who had painful breastfeeding experiences (low milk supply, baby latching issues, debilitating back pain) or ask the mothers who fed formula milk ( ease of going back to work, moving around and… Continue reading There Are 2 Sides To Every Story, Even Breastfeeding!

FAMILY & PARENTING · SCHOOL

Alternatives To ‘Good Touch-Bad Touch’ Lessons

Rape, molestation, wrong touch are all severe and heinous violations and when that happens to a child, the child is robbed of his/her innocence, among the many other irreversible scars! With the recent appalling Mumbai incident, Hubby and self were finally ready to sit our kids down and take them through the good-bad touch concepts! … Continue reading Alternatives To ‘Good Touch-Bad Touch’ Lessons

FAMILY & PARENTING · Uncategorized

Mama’s little helpers

A long long time ago, in very different times, a little girl had a beautiful dress with the words – ‘mama’s little helper’. She loved that dress because of what those words meant. She felt great joy in helping her mama. Cut to 2017 and that little girl is now mother to two and she… Continue reading Mama’s little helpers

FAMILY & PARENTING · Uncategorized

When do I PLAY?

This seemingly innocuous (though highly exasperated) question was asked by my older child. I was of course taken aback by this question and stated – “you have so much time to play, now hurry up and get ready, you are getting late for your piano class.” Very grudgingly he obliged and life continued on for that… Continue reading When do I PLAY?

FAMILY & PARENTING

Once Upon A Time…

Those 4 words open up a whole world of fantasy and fun. A mother could go on shouting without anyone paying any heed, but softly utter those 4 words and ears are perked up instantly. That is the power of stories and the art of storytelling, which has forever enthralled children and adults alike. There… Continue reading Once Upon A Time…

FAMILY & PARENTING

The Impact Of Words On Gender Equality

Unknowingly… very very unknowingly we utter whole sentences with all the best intentions, only for it to backfire. Words are a very crucial part of communicating and while we would go insane trying to be aware of every single word we utter, we still need to be mindful when we are talking about the big… Continue reading The Impact Of Words On Gender Equality

FAMILY & PARENTING

The mystery of the missing dog

“Where’s my doggie? I had left him here but I cant find him. This is such a mystery.” and many such exclamations were made by 4 year old Buttercup on her way to bed. The fact that we had somehow been successful in getting her to head to bed was now lost. Bed time was… Continue reading The mystery of the missing dog