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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Behaviour, Education, Parenting, Perspectives

Comparing Children

Parents and Comparisons

Parents and Comparisons Parents keeping track in their child’s progress is normal and necessary. But, comparing our child’s progress to others is something that disturbs me a lot. We all want our kids to do well and succeed. But I feel each child is different from the other. We all know and agree with that but when it

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Perspectives

A Visit to the Toy Shop and my Thoughts

Toy Shop overload

The Toy Shop Today, I went out with friends to Commercial Street. We saw a nice toy shop tucked in the corner and it was stocked with an array of things that would make any child happy. Even I was tempted on seeing so many choices. 🙂 These days, whenever I have to buy a birthday gift (which seems

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Perspectives

Let us Promise – Promises for Mothers to Make and Keep in 2017

2017 Promises for Mothers

Promises for Mothers to make and keep A new year and I am sure many of you have made resolutions and promises to be a better parent. Here are some promises I would recommend we all make and keep up. Let us support each other and be better parents in 2017. Let us promise to

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Perspectives, Post partum

Postpartum Care for Vaginal Delivery

Postpartum Care for New Moms

Hello New Mother! Congratulations! Your baby might be your first and last priority after delivery but you need to ensure a quick recovery of your own self to take good care of your little bundle of joy. Here are few tips for postpartum self-care. Take Rest It might be something which would seem impossible for

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Parenting, Perspectives, Toddler

The Importance of Learning Music in Childhood

Music in Childhood

As parents, we lay a lot of stress on academics and physical development of our children. Our prime concern these days has become the academic grades of our children. Very little attention is given to  teaching music or any musical instrument during childhood. It is only when, our children show some interest or insist on musical training, we enroll

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Behaviour, Perspectives

5 Unique Personality Traits Your Child Needs to Succeed

Personality Traits in Children

We all love our kids and want them to grow up into a successful and strong individual. But we lived in a highly competitive world. Sometimes, this competitive atmosphere makes us greedy. Unconsciously, we become a part of rat race. We set higher expectations from kids and want to see them as a winners in

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Perspectives

Toys on Sentry Duty

Toys on Sentry Duty

When we open our front door to step out, there is a neat row of little toys that greet us. A toy sentry. Camel, Elephant, Duck, Dinosaur – they all stand sharply, on guard duty, on the porch beam right under our roof. I understand this is rather unique. Definitely not a common place for

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Breastfeeding, Newborn, Perspectives

My Breastfeeding Story – The Sore Nipples

breastfeeding

Sore nipples are some thing every woman experiences at some point of her life. But if the sore nipples are due to breastfeeding believe me there is nothing more painful, emotionally and physically. I had a normal delivery and I thought the pain at least the physical  is over but to my shock there was much

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Perspectives

The End of an Era

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Feels like dark clouds have filled Tamil Nadu completely. We lost three  legends within a span of 3 weeks. The great Carnatic musician, Padma Vibhushan Dr. Balamuralikrishna passed away on Nov 22nd. Balamuralikrishna has over 400 compositions to his credit and this single post is not enough to talk about his musical journey. Before recuperating

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Perspectives, Post partum

Sundar Majhi Ladki (My Darling Beautiful) – Emotions of an Adoptive Mother

Mothers Love

My daughter Maira is a child born from my heart. She didn’t grow within me and yet she is so much a part of me. Her breathe, skin and cell is a part of ME. My darling beautiful adopted daughter – Maira, she is ME. One year has gone and it just feels like yesterday when we were doing our couple tête-à-tête, filling out numerous

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Perspectives

Demonetization – 5 Life Lessons For Children

demonetization

In the wake of the recent demonetization drive by the government, Indian parents have reported guiltily breaking open their children’s piggy banks for small change to tide over the cash crunch. After the initial shock of seeing their piggy banks broken, children have been only too happy to oblige, given the promise that the money

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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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Age 9+, Book Review, Perspectives, Teenagers

From the Youngest Published Author in India

never-gone-4

When I was asked if I would be interested in doing a book review for Anusha Subramanian’s Never Gone, I immediately jumped at the idea as I was keen to see what the country’s youngest published author had to say! And that is how I ended up reading a teenage coming-of-age story in my thirties!

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Perspectives

Urban Edible Gardening – All You Need to Know

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The green revolution is happening over right our heads – on our rooftops! Yes, urban organic farming on rooftops has caught up in a big way all over the world. Brooklyn Grange produces over 50,000 pounds of organic crop every year. Spread over 2.5 acres on two rooftops in New York City, it is the

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