I Wish I Could Tell You

I wish I knew a way to always protect her. From an unsavory comment by her classmate. From a casual neglect by a teacher. From a small accident at recess time. From my own well-meaning but faulty parenting. When I look at her, I know she deserves nothing but the…

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Stiff: My Parenting Poetry

Deeply inspired by Kipling’s poem ‘if’, I have titled it ‘stiff’ which is what my neck is right now. Dedicated to all parents. If you can keep your head when your baby is hitting his by going towards the same sofa corner again and again… If you can trust yourself…

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5 Things I No Longer Say

Motherhood, among other things, is a sobering and humbling experience. All your lofty ideas about ideal parenting are finally put to sleep as you struggle day in and day out, to get your act together. Which is why I no longer say the following things: 1. That kid is such…

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Imperfect Parenting and why its ok

Note: This is one of my older blogs. When my parents used to tell me, “you will understand our actions, only after you become a parent”, I thought they have found a way to say “whatever”; ie disagreeing without giving any logical explanation! But they were right! I can finally…

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