When I use the term bully, my mind conjures up the image of a casually-dressed, aggressive-looking middle-school kid. Did you know though, that what apparently was a middle-years problem until a few years back is trickling down to the most vulnerable age group today, that of toddlers and preschoolers? The reason kids bully varies. They … [Read more…]
Back in the days when we were a DINK (Dual income, no kids) couple, I had always imagined myself slipping effortlessly into this role of motherhood, as and when that would happen. 6 years into this journey and all I can think of: that was some serious wishful thinking. As a mother, I have my days (more down than … [Read more…]
At this point in time, we’re a divided family. Team 1 consists of my husband and daughter who desperately want a dog while I form the single-member Team 2 opposing the idea. For starters, I’m not an animal lover, I love a clean house and I’m finally getting my life back with the LO having … [Read more…]
Our children are our world. Every parent would agree that life is better because of them. They are innocent and pure, and also (often) the glue that holds a family together. One can never fathom any harm upon them. Yet, ironically, a large number of us do end up harming them anyway. According to UNICEF, … [Read more…]
Last night was uncomfortable. Not cause it was too hot, cold or noisy, but because I had a terrible dream. I dreamt I was in a cab with my daughter and we had a little fight about something. Following the argument, my little girl got out of the cab and started walking away. Treating this as … [Read more…]
At this particular point of time in my life, everybody around me is having babies. And mostly, their second. While for some this is a natural extension of their brood; for others, it is a result of external factors such as family demands, societal pressure, fertility (or rather infertility) alerts and so on and so forth.