A Haven Amidst the City

It was a usual lazy Sunday morning; my husband and I have an almost set Sunday morning routine. We get up just a bit later than usual, but not too late, and my husband heads towards the main door to pick up the newspaper and I walk into the kitchen to brew hot cups of…

I’m so ecstatic today!  I was one of the three winners in “The Ultimate Blog Challenge” hosted by @ https://confusedparent.in/ which is one among the top ten parenting sites. Though writing for me has always been about expressing my thoughts, winning sure does feel great. And when it’s your first attempt at a writing contest,…

You need a break too…

I rush home after work as I was late today than usual. I drop my bags and head straight to the kitchen to make a snack for my kids and a cup of tea for myself. As I put multiple utensils on the stove and get busy stirring this and that, my maid standing right…

Let Them Yearn…. Let Them Blossom

Originally posted on Lazy Summer Diaries:
I have a little garden, which I tend to very lovingly; I had a rose plant which had a couple of roses when I bought it and then I waited and waited but no more blooms. I started doubting my gardening skills wondering if I am doing everything right.…

To My Children – You Don’t Owe Me Anything…

Originally posted on Lazy Summer Diaries:
Hey kids…Now you are wondering what is she going to say that we haven’t heard already, isn’t it? May be, I still can whip-up something interesting you would like to hear. Why don’t you stay tuned for a bit… you might like what you are about to hear!!! So…

A Mother’s Wish For Her Kids…

Originally posted on Lazy Summer Diaries:
First, let me tell you how blessed I feel to have my two precious gems in my life. I had dreamt about them even before they were actually born. A sweet little girl and a cute little boy…how perfect;  And there is not a day I don’t thank god…

Home-made Chicken Burgers

We as a family love Burgers, especially chicken burgers. Though we are conscious about not adding junk food to our diet, to tell you the truth, we do love our occasional guilt- pleasure trip to McDonald’s. It’s one of those things we took to from our trip to the US and it’s been difficult to…

Home-made Lasagna

Recipe for Homemade Lasagna: You will need: Lasagna sheets Béchamel sauce Red sauce Mozzarella cheese Vegetables/chicken For the Lasagna sheets: Plain flour – 1.5 cups Eggs                2 Milk               ¼ cups Salt                  to taste Making Lasagna sheets: (Alternatively you can buy ready-made lasagne sheets too) Mix all the above ingredients and knead it to a…

The gift of having a day with no plans…

There was a time when I remember being too busy, always, all the time. At any given time, there would be a hundred things running through my mind, about the immediate things to be done, things to be done later in the day, things to be taken care the next day, in the coming week,…

My first batch of class 10…

“A teacher affects eternity, he can never tell where his influence stops”– Henry Adams       I realized today how true this statement was…. Today being the last working day for my class 10 students, lots of things were on the cards.  First was a temple visit to get the blessings of the almighty and…

Breaking the invisible barrier

I had a much shielded childhood. No… I wasn’t pampered. Just that even simple tasks like going to a bank, post office or doing anything outside the four walls of my house was always taken care of by my mom, dad or anyone other than me.  And no, my family isn’t one of those extremely…

My fitness buddy

I am so happy that after so many months of nudging my husband to join yoga, he finally showed some interest and it’s been a month to be exact, since he joined my yoga class. He is definitely happy to have taken that much needed  step and is enjoying himself. And you know what that…