Welcome to the Fabulous Forties!

You know, I have heard this statement more often than I would like to admit, ”Age is just a number”. And don’t worry, I’m not about to repeat that here. Okay, so this past year I turned 40, and let me tell you, if you are thinking that it’s so far away and that you…

The month of Margazhi

Decembers in Chennai are synonymous with music festivals and Kutcheris, and spirituality at its peak with the onset of the auspicious month of Margazhi; As a teenager I had a love-hate relationship with this month as it meant that my mom would wake me up at the crack of dawn, while it was still dark…

My First Bloggers Meet:

This Saturday was special as it was the day I was going to attend my first ever bloggers meet at Grand by GRT at Chennai. Meeting fellow bloggers and putting a face to the names which I had known for about a year and a half was definitely something I was looking forward to… And…

What A Mother Of 15 Years Can Tell A New Mother…

Today I have a 15 year old. Wow! Feels crazy to be typing this. It does not feel like 15 years since we were first “sleep deprived, confused, terrified, ecstatic, desperately wondering how in the world did God trust us to do this” new parents. She’s my eldest child. And you know what that means.  She’s the…

Down the memory lane…

Down the memory lane – Newly married to becoming young parents… friendships and everything else in-between: It was an incredibly special time of our life; moving to a foreign land for the first time, learning to run a household, getting to know others with similar stories and waiting for the weekend to arrive…this is one…

Motherhood And Its Quirks…Blast From The Past!!!

When I look back at my motherhood journey which started way back in 2001 with the birth of my lovely daughter, I see a mother with grand expectations and slightly unrealistic ambitions for herself as a mother. Just like any mother, I wanted everything to be just right for my baby whether it was the…

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

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 if you are thinking I am…

Being The Different One

Since when is being different a bad thing? On the contrary, being different is what makes a person unique and unique is a good thing. In today’s day and age, trying to stay the way you are, in an ever changing world, is the biggest accomplishment. My kid that way is unique and one of…

A Mother’s Wish For Her Kids…

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 for these little bundles of joy….

Father – The Unsung Hero

From bearing the pain of childbirth to sacrificing her interests and career, mothers are always projected as a divine being next to god and true it is. But in all earnestness, we conveniently forget dads in the picture. Yes, they don’t go through what we mothers had to go through but their anxiety, heartache, stress…