Namesake: A book Review

The Namesake is the second book written by Jhumpa Lahiri who was born to  Bengali Hindu parents who had emigrated to the United Kingdom and herself was born in London. After two years of her life her family had shifted to America , her ties with India came from the visits which her parents often took to…

..Bordering on Depression

Mother’s Mental Health #3 Mother’s mental health should be the collective responsibility of the society. Is there sufficient awareness about the things that could go wrong?  Is the state working in symbiosis with its different sections in the society . One of the important  component of the society being the womenfolk and their mental health….

Promoting healthy eating habits in toddlers #2

                            Mum, Take it easy! How many times we as parents are stressing upon what our children are eating or not ? Many a times some of us mothers tend to feel unhappy simply because our children did not eat what we provided them or as much as we thought they would. Do you constantly compare…

Promoting healthy eating habits in toddlers #1

  The Anatomy of the Fussy Eater I believe that parents need to make nutrition education a priority in their home environment. It’s crucial for good health and longevity to instill in your children sound eating habits from an early age.” — Cat Cora (American chef celebrity ) As parents we are the first educators and guides…

Are you suffering from Parental Discrimination?

Scenario One On May 28 2015 , Canadian Celebrity Sarah Blackwood was removed from the  United Airlines plane for having an overly noisy kid, who also happened to be pregnant at the time. Scenario Two A blogger and new mum Arielle Charnas was asked to move to the back of the plane from the first class…

Homemaker heading towards burnout…

Mothers Mental Health#2 As an expat living  Down Under , I can tell through experience that quiet a number of us are missing the much needed family support. Being in charge of a family entails a need for handling never-ending responsibilities and laborious tasks. If it was only about you , it would be really…

Stay At Home Vs. Working Mom

‘Mother’s Mental Health #1 A silent debate seems to be raging as to which is better being a ‘stay at home’ or a ‘working mother’. A few people consider it their utmost duty to inform you that if you choose to not work you are probably wasting your education and talent. On the contrary some…

Tips to wean your kids off the …

This blog is mainly to redirect to a blog that I wrote for mycity4kids.com, a parenting blog portal from India . Take the time to read my blog where I share handy tips to wean your kids off the modern day fixation of the kids namely the mobiles and the I-pads of the world! “They…

Placing Round pegs in Square holes?

A Suitable Career “Do you listen to your children? I do not mean as in listening when they are talking to you. That of course is important. However , what I implied is do you closely observe the things which your child communicate about their likes their interests and their general and special aptitudes which they…

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….