Perspectives

Confessions Of Living Far Away From Family And Making Home Away From Home

Family

 Family like branches on a tree  grows in different directions  yet our roots remain as one. The Journey Living away from family – parents, siblings, cousins, uncles, and aunts – is a choice many of us make. We leave our homes hoping for a better future or by the will of fate and circumstances. Whatever be the reason, we leave home and

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Perspectives

Pink is for girls and blue is for boys

Blue and Pink

The modern society has designated a gender based colour code for our children. Blue color for boys and pink for girls. Little did I realize before having children that these colors go beyond the dresses. They manifest themselves as body images, personalities, mannerisms and shape the entire outlook of life. I grapple with this color issue in everyday

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Parenting, Perspectives

The Big Decision: A Pet Dog or No?

Kids and Pets

Their Side of the Story: Pets are Fun “Mom, when can we have a dog?” “How many stars can get me a dog?” (Our children earn stars for good behavior which they can use to buy a small gift) “Can I ask Santa for a pet dog?” Our kids plead to own a dog and offer

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Parenting

A Stay At Home Mom’s Resume

stay at home mom

One day while picking my kids from school, I met a parent who asked me “Do you work?” I said, “Yes, I am a stay at home mom.” My response generated a puzzled look on her face. I want to proclaim that contrary to the common belief, stay at home does not equate to leisure; it actually

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Perspectives

Are Men and Women Wired Differently?

man-of-few-words-cartoon

Men are from Mars…errr I mean from the monosyllable planet! Isn’t it why when I talk to my hubby, the responses are more often than not, “Nothing”, “Yes”, “No”, “Good”, “Great”, “Okay” “Wow”. On some lucky days, I can get out of him, “May be”. At times I want to shake him to get few

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Perspectives

Balancing Screen Time For Kids

screen time

My kids’ birthdays are approaching and we have started preparation for their party! One wants a Minecraft cake, and the other wants a Digimon. I wouldn’t have known these characters, if it were not for my kids playing video games and watching television, which I call ‘Screen Time’. I honestly would prefer the cakes with soccer ball,

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