Ten on Tuesday :)

This used to be a trend of a few of my blogger friends, during my initial days of blogging. I never had done it though. Today when I came here to jot down my thoughts, my mind kind of blanked out. So, maybe I'll start by making a list of 10 things that come to... Continue Reading →

Ganesha Chaturthi… a trip down memory lane

Ganesh Chaturthi ... the festival always brings back fond memories of childhood. We used to enjoy the festivities, especially the evening aarti in the pandal close to our home in Belgaum. The community celebration is what made it so exciting perhaps! The desire to be right at the front in the pandal, aarti recital by... Continue Reading →

Mandala art #ArtLove

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” - Thomas Merton My attempt at making a Mandala design... Inspired by Ammu, whose chosen form of art during the lockdown is the Mandala Art... It has brought out my deep seated love of plants, with so much of it being plant/leaf... Continue Reading →

Musings on the garden…

Picture these - Beautiful plants in lovely pots and planters, with accessories to boot. Plants, carefully pruned to show them off in the best manner. Flowering plants and other ornamentals chosen carefully to enhance the overall beauty of the garden. I'm sure most of us plant lovers would have seen such prettiness, either real spaces... Continue Reading →

Looking Vs Seeing ! #ThursdayTreeLove

Wisdom inspired by plants/trees... You walk towards the kitchen in the morning and what first catches your eye is the branches of a tree against the sky, seen straight ahead through the kitchen window. The fresh green of the new leaves gleaming in the sunlight. Each morning, you try to take in this view and... Continue Reading →

Not good enough? #MondayMusings

A little girl child of about 6-7 years. She happily comes home from school only to find the door locked. She patiently waits for her father to come home, diligently finishes off her homework and studying for the day while waiting for him. She keeps herself occupied in a dignified manner without disturbing anyone else... Continue Reading →

The side effects of Blogging!

My blogathon this past month has resulted in more 'followers' to my blog. Some seem genuinely interested in what I post, many others who 'followed' seem to be related to marketing, consulting and so on. Perhaps, they expect me to 'follow' them in return? No idea... I've also gotten a number of 'likes' on my... Continue Reading →

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 →

Beti Bachao…

Ever wondered what lil boys think of 'Beti Bachao' (save the girl child)? Does it make them feel insecure? Or that they're being discriminated against? "Why only Beti Bachao bomma?" Adi asked me one day. I was almost stumped and thought wow!! It was only then that I pondered over it and a realization came... 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 →

Mindfulness… Acceptance… Kindness

Acceptance and Mindfulness - 2 words , 2 recurring themes that have come up in my readings and writings in the past few years. And then came the theme of Compassion, Kindness. Whatever little I read, blog posts and articles, seemed to point me in the direction of Kindness. Kindness in thoughts, and more importantly,... 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 →

Change is the only constant..

Change happens ever so subtly. We do not feel there is a great deal of movement from day to day. But when we look back over the years there's so much that would have changed. It takes us by surprise , the cumulative change! Like, the daughter is all grown up now! well.. almost. Point... 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 →

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