The Parenting Jig! #MondayMusings

Last week I wrote about the struggle with getting the kids to do chores around the house and/or helping us out ocassionally. The other facet of this is quite an interesting one! I've noticed that when kids are indeed willing to do something or sometimes even excited to do a certain thing at home... we... Continue Reading →

The Parenting Jig #MondayMusings

I have often wondered how to go about the task of instilling these in the kids - the habit of doing chores, the feeling of ownership... of taking care of their own stuff and of the stuff and/or valuables at home. But have not come up with any sure shot solution! Pampered as they are,... Continue Reading →

Ammu :)

Like I mentioned yesterday, the blog is my journal especially for jotting down mommy moments and anecdotes for posterity. The kids have now grown up.. and like most parents I had started focussing more on the challenges than the funny, witty and beautiful aspects of their teen phase. Not that I've not been cognizant of... Continue Reading →

Sunday matinee!

The kids love the movie Chalti ka naam gaadi !! Yes.. a movie from the black and white era!! Its a feat I achieved recently. I say feat, because, to get the kids these days to love anything from our times is an achievement, let alone from the black and white times.. right? 🙂 A... Continue Reading →

Transition…

As the kids grow up there are different kinds of learnings/ un- learnings, its a different flavour of joy, a different flavour of agony ... and so on. On the whole the package remains the same me thinks 🙂 And then there is the transition, ever so subtle that you do not notice but when... Continue Reading →

The Parenting Jig…

This parenting jig is a tough one. We're at a stage.. somewhere in the middle of a transition from the old order into a new one! I believe I'm among a generation of parents who are trying their best to conform to the new norms. Who are among those that listened to their parents and now,... Continue Reading →

Love of nail art #ABCWednesdays

Ammu has always been fascinated by nail colour. Come weekends or holidays her first request would be to apply nail colour and mehendi !! And boy! she would be the happiest when I gave her the green signal 😀 There was a time a couple of years ago when she'd become so obsessed with nail... Continue Reading →

K is for kisses :)

Yes... tiny tiny sweet ones ! The kids are growing up and there've been lots of changes. they've become more independent in their day-to-day activities and are learning newer things each day. But what remains unchanged through all this are the kisses n hugs! At times... there used to be tiny wars too! On who... Continue Reading →

Book love :)

Yes.. here I am again talking about the kids' love for books and for reading! Isnt that wonderful 🙂 Their love for books has grown by leaps and bounds and it makes us brim with joy when we see them in love and content in the company of books! There's a sense of peace, of fulfillment... Continue Reading →

M is for ..Mamma centric!!

Well.. that's the term coined by dad to describe Ammu 🙂 I've always been amazed by the fact that Ammu is so very devoted to me! It also perplexes and frightens me sometimes..the intensity with which she celebrates me, celebrates her time with me!! Especially fascinating when she declares that she wants to be with... Continue Reading →

Birthdays!

Are made of these... - Streamers, balloons - decorations done after the lil *not so lil* one slept !! She was pleasantly surprised when she woke up - Waking up early and excited !! And that left me with lesser sleep what with all the decorating work late night , was feeling sleep deprived when... Continue Reading →

Fun times

I brought back a stack of paper cups that were left over from our team outing last Friday. We meant to take them back to office on Monday and put them to some use. However, as soon as I showed Adi a pic of what we'd done using paper cups, he insisted he wanted to... Continue Reading →

Book love!

And.. The summer vacations have begun! So heartening to see the kids discuss story books ... love to see that they never forget to carry a couple of books no matter where they are headed!! A case in point... nephew carried a couple of books when I went to pick him up..to take him home... Continue Reading →

Diwali 2014

Diwali, this year, was quite low key.. as far as my energy or enthu to do anything was concerned. For some reason I grew very lethargic!! Lazied most of the time during the 4-5 days. Somehow managed to go out and make the necessary purchases... veggies, flowers, fruits, diyas. BIL had bought the crackers.. the... Continue Reading →

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