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On being an empty nester

‘Empty-nest syndrome’ is the name given to a psychological condition that can affect parents, mostly women, around the time that their children leave home to go to college or get married....

I Suffer from Multiple Personality Disorder

This realization dawned on me today morning as I was rushing to office with my stubborn 3 year old crying for me to wait in school till her best friend showed up and my 7 year old waiting for me to...

Entering the mind of a child

Image courtesy: thegreeparent.co.uk You may say that I’m over analyzing, but today I would like to take a couple of feet off my already short 5 foot frame, subtract a quarter century from my...

Now he Sits Down, Now he Runs, Now he is Here, Now he is Not !

I’ve often heard parents talking about how difficult it is to get their child(ren) to sit down for a project or to do homework. Back then, with just a toddler on my hands, and my only...

Battle of all times – Sibling Rivalry

A familiar story to every parent of two or more children, “sibling rivalry” can sometimes really stress out a mother. I have 2 kids – a 7 year old boy, Rohan and an almost 3 year...

Separation Anxiety – 2

It has begun. In another 15 days, you will be entering the portals of ‘big’ school – complete with longer hours (four hours!), school buses, school lunches and more independence....

The Adventures of Motherhood

Motherhood, if nothing else, is adventurous. I am sitting on the terrace of my toddler’s playschool next to the fire escape – writing this blogpost. My daughter cries to go to school and...

Busy Mama, Busy Baby

My daughter is poised on the second threshold of her short life – she is all set to make the leap from preschool to ‘big’ school. But there is still time for that. Her new school,...