3 year old Arvind comes back from school, throws his bag and shoes on the floor and flops on the sofa to watch his favorite show. He is fed and changed while he is busy watching his favourite Chota Bheem series. After close of three hours, he falls asleep in front of the television. After…

In class V, I realised that I had all the makings of a successful brain surgeon. I was smart, quick and deft. A sharp memory and deep focus made me an excellent student. I could always see myself in one of those Ivy League Universities.  And then cable TV happenedJ I still miss those pre-cable days…

To bring about transformation (a change that is purposeful and survives the test of time), we parents need to: ·        Step back and assess the situation o   A close friend‘s daughter (Let’s call her S) used to hate going for a bath. What generally is a happy time for most children would…

Mom:  My dear son, how many times do I tell you? Don’t watch TV all day- your eyes will get damaged, baba! Son: Thank you, ma! I am so grateful… you literally opened my eyes! From now on, I will watch TV everyday for only  half an hour everyday and weekends will be for family…

Who could turn down an invitation to Jim Corbett? My hubby agreed for the educational experience and me for the food!  We had everything-2 couples and 4 children with the nashta, of course travelling in a single vehicle. Children take care of children, right? They play and talk and have fun amongst themselves and generally leave…

Sometime back, I experienced “Inside out”. Being a bachchu movie and more so as a freaking mother, I instinctively thought it had something to do with intestinal germs and bacterial monsters. A BIG “No”- I yelled as my children burst into impromptu giggles. Somehow they have this incomprehensible capability to make me feel as dictatorial…

    Whoa, ladies. If you think this blog is all about the oh-so special moments of motherhood, stop reaching out for the tissue box just yet. Whatever crap existed in my Limbic system (Google it!) for years in the name of emotions flew right out of the window Like Noah’s raven; never to return…

A child’s play is in reality,No Child’s Play! A running race (affectionately called so) is a race for power, prestige and recognition and my daughters aged 5 and 2 have made them a part of their everyday play. Since I have this incurable habit of observing them as and when I can, I couldn’t help…

Miserable as most parents are in the first year, I read books frantically and went in and out of internet pages like the zombie I had become. And when nothing else served us, time did. The genie is finally out of the bottle! To clarify, my daughter is now officially on a schedule. Well, to…

Well, I have been married for seven years now. In this era of divorces and live-ins, many people ask us about the secret of our long and seemingly happy married life. I blush and reply “True love, I guess”. In one instance, my husband simultaneously replied  with a grin “Take- aways”. He did not get…