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.
“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 to the baby in her arms. She was rocking the little one to sleep and had just told me, upon… Read More Stop Comparing Kids. Now!
I am trying something new today. Recently, I was thinking about how our kids’ universe is so full of exploration and then… I decided to stop thinking, and actually start writing about it: Here is how my 2 year old explores his little universe and what exploration means to him.
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 today so TJ could be away at school while I took Baby E to the pediatrician. After dropping him off,… Read More My angel baby takes her 4m shots #likeagirl
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 4 months this week…the kids are growing up and every day, I feel just a little bit nostalgic for what… Read More Please stop growing…not really…yes, really…no..
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 along. They were fussed over, hovered over, and attended to perhaps far more than any of their siblings. Parents could… Read More 5 Challenges of being a Firstborn
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 of a baby word. As he picks up new words, he leaves behind a vocabulary of babyhood innocence – ‘hoe’… Read More Just a quick note: No more Choo Choo
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 parenting are to be believed, middle-class parents are actively engaged in the lives of their children and nowhere is this… Read More Concerted Cultivation: What Middle-Class Parents do for their Kids
People always talk about how the moment they laid their eyes on this newborn child, they felt an intense love-at-first-sight kind feeling, the butterflies and stars feeling of falling head over heals in love with their child. Honestly, I don’t remember what I was feeling when I first held TJ. I remember everything about that… Read More What a fun 2 year old!
Just like that, TJ has given up on his pacifier. I was one of those moms who was very firm that my child would not use a pacifier. I hadn’t done much research on this issue to come up with an informed decision but knew enough that dependency on anything would mean breaking that dependency… Read More Paci go bye bye
My little TJ is all over the place these days in terms of exploration. After all, with a nearly two weeks visit to Canada where we stayed at three different places and did an entire road trip from Toronto to Chicago, his exploratory senses have been awakened if not heightened. During his first visit to… Read More Toddler J (TJ) personality on the upswing
Toddler J or TJ is going to turn 17 months young next week and already he is a nonstop bundle of energy who only stops his active learning and engagement during sleep times. At all other times, he is either on his toes walking or running around inspecting things, pulling things and putting them back,… Read More Adventures of a boy wonder – The Food Chronicles