Grief and the little master : cry stories

To let cry or not to cry! No one can stand a new born crying out for long and least of all the mother. Attachment theory says a parent should pick up the child as soon as it cries and soothe it. They believe this creates a trust relationship between the child and parent. The…

Imagination and Child development : Unicorns and Rainbows are important

The development of the imagination during childhood helps as adults to perform many of the tasks that daily life demands. As adults we constantly use imagination to help invent new things, visualize, solve problems, enjoy a movie, understand others’ perspectives, make plans, come up with ideas, and think creatively. #askmorefromyourtoys If you aim to raise…

Happiness is in the simple things! A new mom confession

There was a time when we were trying for our baby. It is a desperate, lonely and terrible feeling to not be able to get pregnant as soon as you decided you want you. Trust me, we had all the medical, social and financial support that few did. I had a strong circle of positive…

Fat and Fabulous

My dear friend was suffering from cancer for two years and losing weight. Everyone who met her commented on how smashing she looked. Our generation has somehow perceived thin as fit and fat as ugly. A healthy lifestyle on the other hand looks nothing like what you see on the magazine cover. We want our…

Goal Setting : Parents have milestones too

Eyes on the prize! Why is goal setting so important in life ?Frankly without a purpose in life all that we will be is a lost soul. We all go through this at various stages of life. I found myself in such a square six months after my delivery. I went from working 18 hour…

Declutter your life: Start from your home

No one imagined how exhausting staying indoors 24/7 could be. Thanks to the pandemic we all now know the life of a new mom, staying indoors, sleepless and tired for weeks at stretch. Life Hack version Home and Mind. They are now one and the same. They always were. We took very lightly how much…

Breastfeeding Dad : Role of the Father in Breastfeeding

As oxymoronish as it may sound hear me out. The first week of August is celebrated as the #breastfeedingweek . Why celebrate something as natural as feeding your baby in the first place ? According to the study by UNICEF only 1% of the children are exclusively breast fed upto 6 months of age. There…

Bad Mom to Bad Ass Mom : transformation story.

You are a Bad Mom! Stand in the mirror and say that to yourself. The day you don’t move a muscle on your face hearing that statement is the day you would have won the battle. You have truly become a Bad Ass Mom. Everyone you ever meet is going to have an opinion about…

‘A’ Day – It takes two to parent.

It takes two to parent!What I am grateful for… When Sey was born after 42 hours of labour I was exhausted. In fact I had closed my eyes for a minute to wake up after four hours. Then the baby was fed and my mother offered to take care of him in her arms. Mahi…