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True Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Mother

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Bril’s Blog. Every stay at home mother has a few confessions that she would rather keep to herself. But bring in anonymity and there are some...

What I Learnt from my Child

The moment I forget that I am her mother and have given birth to her, things get simpler. The moment I start respecting her choices, no matter how ignorant, or senseless they are or seem to me, I am...

Does liberation for women impact the quality of nurturing and care children receive?

This blog has been contributed by Kesang Menezes, Faciliator, Parenting Matters I am currently deeply immersed in reading “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook). It’s a fabulous book in...

You can’t always expect me to be good!

You can’t always expect me to be good! These are the profound words I heard from my son as he rushed out of the house for a football game (if he went late, he would have to sit out and wait for...

Stepping “OUT” of the door!

As a mother of relatively younger children (aged 9 and 5), I crave for the time they will become self-sufficient and independent. Most of my time is spent in teaching the kids in...

Social Consequences of Today’s Parenting Practices

As our children grow, we look around and observe society undergoing irreversible changes. Every time we experience something positive or negative as a community, we are bound to brood upon societal...

Won’t stay-at-home mom: How I came full circle

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Lalita Iyer’s blog http://mommygolightly.wordpress.com/. I found a really shallow reason to go back to the workplace in my fourth year of...

IS IT ANTI FEMINIST TO TALK TO GIRLS ABOUT THE ROLE OF NURTURING?

This blog post has been contributed by Parenting Matters (http://parentingmatters.in/), a Chennai-based organisation which partners with parents to build skills for deeper connection in families....

Friends with benefits: The art of mommy dating

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Lalita Iyer’s blog http://mommygolightly.wordpress.com/.   There is a time when you pick up your child (somewhere between zero to six...

Trying to be an artist

Author Pico Iyer says, “So if you graduate from college, spend a decent couple of years seeing the other things you might be doing or not doing anything at all, just doing menial jobs while...