I know I know I’ve been missing for way too long. Just been a rough few weeks. Had a horrible scare about a month ago when my son’s nanny behaved extremely irresponsibly – so much so that the local authorities had to be called. She’s obviously gone now but her sudden departure left us in… Continue reading Single Parenting 101
After the initial shock of seeing the two blue lines on my pregnancy stick subsided, all I did was say silent prayers to the Chromosome Gods to will my baby to be a girl, “Please don’t be Y. Please don’t be Y.” 😳 (For all you people who skipped biology class in school, XY chromosome… Continue reading Raising A Boy
The announcement of a pregnancy and birth of a baby is almost like a festival in most Indian households where both sides of the family join in on the celebrations. 😀 And when I say family I don’t just mean the immediate people you live it. When we desis say the word ‘family’ that generally includes… Continue reading Baby Superstitions 101
Lets get one thing completely clear at the outset - I am not an experienced cook by any standards. I am a rookie who started cooking barely 3 years ago. Honestly, back then, I had the confidence of an imbecile when it came to cooking. If someone told me to use a teaspoon, I needed to… Continue reading Recipes 101
14th May 2017 Dear Son, It's Mother's Day today! Yes yes I know, one just went past two months ago but that was the U.A.E. Mothers Day and this is the US Mothers Day. Why are they on different days for different countries? Beats me! Honestly, I wouldn’t mind a few more of these days… Continue reading Dear Son…
It’s one of those Thursday nights. I’m exhausted from the week that was and should ideally be snoring away with my boy. But sleep eludes me just like it does on most days. The week has been so challenging with some abrupt disappointments which have left me feeling crushed. Thinking about the past – things… Continue reading Soulmates
Growing up as a girl in an Indian household means you are constantly inundated with ‘Khaana bannana kab seekhegi' (when are you going to learn to cook), 'gol roti nai banayegi toh shaadi kaise hogi' (nobody will marry you if you cannot make the classic round Indian flatbread) blah blah blah. Things were no different at… Continue reading Cooking 101
I recently celebrated my boy turning 1 as you’ve probably seen from all the hoo-ha on my Facebook and Instagram accounts (links to follow below!). This one year has been a revelation to say the least. I’ve learnt more about myself than I ever thought possible. The most important thing I’ve realized is that I… Continue reading Parenting 101
The tug of war. The eternal debate. The constant battle. Is one better than the other? Is the grass really greener on one side? Or do we have a lot more in common than we really think we do? My rookie thoughts on the blog tonight!
What’s your relationship with food like - Healthy like being with a best friend who trusts you and who you take care of instinctively or notorious like the bad boy who you are attracted to and can’t stay away from despite knowing he’ll bring you nothing but tears? Why do you eat - For sustenance? For nutrition? For comfort? Because it’s just right there? How do you feed your kids – using every trick in the history of mankind like toys, videos, books, cartoons or the desi versions ‘kha le nai toh sher aajayega’ or ‘ye dekho aeroplane se bite aaya hai’? All this and a little more in this post!