My Farm Dream -How It All Started…

It is definitely not easy to answer that question because it was a tiny seed of a dream that was there for quite some time, buried underground without anyone’s knowledge, silently waiting for the right conditions to grow. Because otherwise what’s the rationale on why we felt the way we did when we looked at…

A little about my farm & me…

I have a very small farm located in a village on the out-skirts of Chennai, India. And by small I mean very small, about half acre, close to ten grounds with around 20 coconut trees. Yeah, not a huge area but enough to realize my dreams of living off the land and living a life…

Growing Up In Cantonment And What It’s Like Being A Fauji Kid…

Growing up as an Army kid, is an experience in itself. You experience so many things from culture to food, unity in diversity and an air of being different from the rest, referred as ‘civilians’. Oh…those were the days. I am pretty sure no one other than a fauji kid will be able to understand…

Moms, you are doing your best & that’s good enough!

No one, can honestly say that every single one of our parenting days were amazing, beautiful and just perfect; that you felt at the top of your game, always. I mean ALWAYS. No. I bet not. That’s just how it is. There are no such parenting stories. It’s a myth…it’s a lie…it’s make believe or…

Chores build important life skills in kids

That’s my son drying out his laundry. He does his own laundry and so does my daughter. I have made a conscious decision to make them do this early on along with many other chores as these are things that can teach them stuff which can’t be taught and they might not learn otherwise. Things like: Patience:…

Let’s teach our children the importance of failure

Yes. That’s right. You read it right. Failure is so very important that it should be taught. I know it sounds weird because all we hear around us all the time is the importance of success. But, providing an environment to fail without shame is the most important thing we can give our children. I…

Is my kid being honest?

Now, that’s a billion dollar question. You know, as parents we all want our children to be open and honest with us. And we also know it’s not something we can keep telling them repeatedly and expect it to happen. It needs a lot more than that to ensure that our children are able to…