In Case You Missed Them…Top Posts of 2016

Picking one’s favorite post is never an easy task. Thankfully, posts aren’t kids and no post is going to nurse a wounded ego should I not choose it for whatever reason. Then again, living with a toddler and an infant where your day is often spent in make believe conversations with talking cars, animals, and toys, I wouldn’tContinue reading “In Case You Missed Them…Top Posts of 2016”

My Favorite Moments of 2016

People love to reflect on the events of the year around this time. Somehow, being a little introspective while trying to connect the dots of how things worked out or didn’t, in the otherwise mundane living of our dailies, seems to make the passing of a year, that much more significant. I have had a goodContinue reading “My Favorite Moments of 2016”

On Being a Mom and Trying to Write

It’s 6:20 a.m. Late by my new standards because I would ideally like to wake up at 5:30 a.m. But you won’t find me complaining much. Wait…no you might just find me complaining a little. I like this time of the morning when I get to write, when I get to sometimes contort my reluctantContinue reading “On Being a Mom and Trying to Write”

Stay-at-home-Mom Anniversary: A Year in Review

Note: This is a long post. A few weeks ago, I completed one year as a stay-at-home-mom. Most first year anniversaries are marked by some kind of a special event, however small and insignificant it may be. My one year anniversary came and just like that, without so much as a whimper, left. In fact, IContinue reading “Stay-at-home-Mom Anniversary: A Year in Review”

What Worried Me/ Worries Me About Raising a Daughter

I wished my daughter into being. I know this. I wanted a girl really, really badly to make my family complete. Not that having another boy would have made my family any less complete, but there is something about having a boy and a girl combo that makes the family dynamic just a little differently specialContinue reading “What Worried Me/ Worries Me About Raising a Daughter”

Just a rant – What I Don’t Understand About (some) Moms who Write

Bring on the sanctimommy gripes, the trolls, and the bullying. I just don’t care. This is my rant post today. As a mother who blogs… I dislike the momblogger moniker. Why momblogger? Why not just blogger? Anyway, I digress… I am really sick of what I have observed as some common content issues in theContinue reading “Just a rant – What I Don’t Understand About (some) Moms who Write”

My Husband works the Second Shift

I write this with a little bit of embarrassment, a little bit of guilt, and a whole lot of pride in having married so well! My husband is a saint. No, really, he is. Not the card or cape carrying kind but the kind that blends in with everyday folks, just going about his businessContinue reading “My Husband works the Second Shift”

Promises

Promises to myself: To be a gentler, calmer me. To always remember to wish my children a good morning and a good night. To always say our “I love yous”. To hug them and kiss them as often as I possibly can. To play and dance with my kids. To not use my phone orContinue reading “Promises”

Before I had kids…

Before I had kids, I would drag myself out of bed at 10:00 a.m. on weekends…ever thinking that I could do that as a mother…that was wishful thinking. Before I had kids, I could step out of the house at a moment’s notice…ever thinking that I would be able to do that again after IContinue reading “Before I had kids…”

Fragile Lives: Fragile Moments – Cherishing the last times

Whoever said “Cherish every moment with your newborn. These moments don’t last forever” deserves the “Most Cliched Statement of the Parenting World” award, after having battled it out with “Sleep when the baby sleeps” for the top spot. First of all, if you are a new mom and this is your first baby, forget cherishingContinue reading “Fragile Lives: Fragile Moments – Cherishing the last times”

What you don’t know as a parent and a child…

There are a LOT of things I don’t know about raising kids but like most people, I raise them anyway, making mistakes along the way and sometimes, miraculously, just getting a few things right. Therefore, in a twist of sorts, rather than write about what I do and don’t know about raising kids/parenting/mothering, I wantContinue reading “What you don’t know as a parent and a child…”