Category: Growth & Development

The Little Big Boy Who Could…and Did

I have been away for so long now that I feel guilty I have missed noting and archiving important milestones in my kids’ lives. Regular readers of this blog know that my priorities shifted considerably […]

Mother-Son Movie Night

It hit me like a brainwave – Why not do a movie night with my little guy? It is a Friday night, after all. Of course, as all parents of toddlers know, it really does […]

No More Milestones

There was a time, not very long ago, when everyday was full of new excitement and anticipation over what new thing my little girl would accomplish that day or even that week or month. Now, […]

The kids are growing up too fast…ahem…can someone make them grow faster?

The years are short.   Enjoy them while they are still little.   They are only little once.   It gets easier.   Sentiments expressed in the sentences above are simmered into the brains of […]

Happy & Healthy Kids: A Blessing

I consider myself extremely fortunate and even lucky to be the mother of two healthy and happy little kids. I am their keeper. For now and forever. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

To My Daughter on Her Half Birthday

Dear Baby E, Oh the joys you bring into our lives – the lives of your daddy, anna (अण्णा, big brother), and mommy! Since the day you were born, you have brightened our lives just […]

Stop Comparing Kids. Now!

“She is so tiny,” said the random woman holding a baby. Just seconds before she said that, I had said, “I already miss that stage even though I am excited for what comes next” referring […]

My angel baby takes her 4m shots #likeagirl

My darling little angel baby girl got her 4 months shots today as well as an oral vaccine and she took it #likeagirl . I was so proud of her! I scheduled the appointment for […]

Please stop growing…not really…yes, really…no..

TJ will be 2.5 years next month. Yes, my little boy whom I can still remember holding as a newborn, is going to be two-and-a-half years old!!! My other little one, my munchmuffin will turn […]

5 Challenges of being a Firstborn

Most people, myself included, will be forgiven for thinking that firstborns have all the advantages over their younger siblings. After all, they got their parents’ undivided attention for a while before the next one came […]

Just a quick note: No more Choo Choo

TJ always used the words ‘choo choo’ to mean a train or trains. That changed two days ago. He now calls them, well – train. A little part of me cried over the onomatopoeic death […]

Concerted Cultivation: What Middle-Class Parents do for their Kids

Note: Using ‘middle-class’ is not my choice of word here. I use it as conceptualized by Annette Lareau in her explanation of the term, ‘Concerted Cultivation’. If popular media, public commentary, and recent articles on […]

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