It will be silly on my part to try and glorify the benefits of reading for kids. Even a 19th century parent would know that. Huh. Instead, I’ve decided to take on an even bigger mandate. My objective today is to depict what I am doing in my personal capacity to support the UAE government’s initiative to … [Read more…]
One fine day, my 5.5 year old daughter came up to me and said, ‘Mommy, my chest hurts’. While her statement made me a tad uneasy, in my brain I dismissed it as a muscular spasm (or something?) and went on with my thing. Having said that, in the days that followed, I was consciously alert of … [Read more…]
Enough literature on Mums. I’m in the mood to write about Dad’s today. They come in different shapes and sizes with varying levels of expertise, functionality and eccentricities. Some are great, some not-so-great while the majority fall somewhere in between. However, there is no denying the fact that you love them anyway. After all, they form a very … [Read more…]
My little girl has been a sushi fan since she was two. As a parent, I had my concerns since it contains ‘raw fish’ until good sense prevailed and I finally decided to check with her doctor one day. Her doctor-in his typical, oh-so-matter-of-fact manner dismissed my seemingly, BIG concern with a statement as simple as this – ‘Children in Japan … [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.
When me and my partner had our first child (and the only one till date), I vividly remember the discussion about travel plans being off the table for a good 5 years at least. Much like other things which are off the table once you have had a baby, for e.g. a full nights sleep, a clean house, a … [Read more…]
Last week, I was invited to attend an empowerment program for children. As luck would have had it (did I tell you that I do not have a nanny?), my little one decided to have a tummy ache bad enough to warrant a day off from school. Well, there I was nursing my girl to health while still thinking of … [Read more…]