As parents knowing what Truly Matters

The thoughts of a Expat Mum She was furiously washing the dishes. A thousand thoughts were running through her head , mentally planning out all the tasks that she had to accomplish before they arrived .  She had to spread the tablecloth on the table, set the table, put  some last minute seasoning in the curry, grill the chicken and bake the starters….

Sibling Rivalry: How it all started?

Moms have so many roles to play, they tell you. You are a teacher, a nurse, doctor, chef, friend and what not. However today of lately I have discovered that I am unwittingly taking upon a new role, of a ‘Referee’. My two children , a girl (5) and a boy (1) are going through…

Why Australia is already great?

In the words of an expat mum Its been about a year and a half that we arrived down under. I can still feel the cold October breeze on my face as we exited the huge glass doors of the Melbourne airport at around ten in the night and for the first time ever set foot in the city…

What true education is !

Remembering Martin Luther King… So many years were gone Seen with her two eyes  children as a teacher , in life run a marathon. Move from pencil to pen So many classes had she seen so many lessons she taught. With new thoughts did young minds wean answers which every time sought. Being a  teacher…

Tragedy and pathos in Nursery Rhymes

Nursery rhymes as we know are so much part of the growing up years of children and their parents like. As children we had so many memories of singing various nursery rhymes, all a part of a happy memory characterizing fun accompanied with learning. Singing rhymes can indeed benefit in so many ways and are…

27 Social Ettiquettes No One Told You About

Today’s world is busy promoting the satisfaction of the ‘self’. We are constantly reminded through social medias and any other type of media to think about ourselves and not mull over things and people which give us stress or annoy us. We are told ‘be yourself’, however what if the being so is a form…

The intricacies of the English language #2

 A Note to the Migrating Mommy Before arriving in Australia, most of my daughter’s growing up years was spent in the USA . I distinctly remember that when I would be busy in some household chores , she could be usually seen with a device watching her favorite shows which is quiet the norm today…

The intricacies of the English language #1

THE UTILITIES OF READING I recently visited the nurse for my son’s 8 month check-up. Thankfully it went fine but a question she asked me made me a wee bit curious. ‘Do you read to him?’ Reading to someone who could not make head nor tales out of something, I sniggered secretly. Although I must…

Preparing the child for Early Schooling

Learning begins very soon from birth and continues life-long. I am not even talking about the formal schooling that one acquires.  Why  I say it begins so early is because since the time a baby comes in the world its quest of adjusting in the world begins.  Somehow as it keeps growing its journey of…

Hey Dad, take a pause

In a fury, Days passed away In a haze of papers and files More sweat and toil for a little pay Before he could rest had to go miles Morning was coffee and toast Even before the sun was up in the sky A peek into the kids room to the most Never their to…