Indian Rituals, Traditions, Years are short

Loss

It was two weeks ago yesterday that along with my sisters, I cremated my mother. As feminists who were born to two people who were way ahead of their times in how they chose to raise us, three daughters, conducting all the rituals associated with death including lighting of the funeral pyre was just part… Read More Loss

Baby Prep, Baby Shower, Indian Rituals, J and E, Motherhood, Parenting, Second Child, Siblings

How my second born child’s life is different from (or similar to) her older brother – Part 1

It was under five years ago that I began a beautiful journey with Aaron. As soon as we got engaged and got married three months later, we knew we wanted kids. Plural. We both wanted two kids. Baby J now Toddler J or TJ was born two years later. In fact, I was pregnant on… Read More How my second born child’s life is different from (or similar to) her older brother – Part 1

Baby Prep, Indian Rituals, Post Partum

Indian postpartum care – Finding help in the Bay Area – Part 1

Who does not like a massage? Pretty much everybody I know, except Aaron, does. What’s not to like? Apart from massages being known to be uniquely therapeutic, healing, and rejuvenating, they just feel pretty darn awesome!! I started looking for a helper in the last few months of pregnancy. What I was asking for in… Read More Indian postpartum care – Finding help in the Bay Area – Part 1