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Should Rakshabandhan be only for brothers and sisters? This mum’s daughters gave her a surprising answer! Rakshabandhan is among my mom’s favorite festival. As the only sister to three brothers, she loved that they pampered and took care of her! Since my childhood ,I have heard a lot of stories of Rakshabandhan. These have been…

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Rakshabandhan may be originally to celebrate the brother-sister bond, but in keeping with our times and attitudes, we wanted to explore sibling relationships, birth order and how they influence us. After all, siblings are with you through your life journey. It turns out that they have a big influence in shaping our lives. Here is…

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My dear Pumpkin, It may seem as though I favor your younger sister over you. Nothing could be further from the truth. When you snatch a beloved book from her, followed by her inevitable screams, my knee-jerk reaction is to demand you return it to her. I impatiently tell you that we don’t take from…

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Parenting Blues – Thoughts of  A Mother of Two! When parents look at their children, what do you think they see? I see a very valuable part of me, an extension of me, walking outside of me. That’s probably why everything they say and do becomes so personal. If my nine-year old daughter talks back,…

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Oh She doesn’t look like you at all. If I got a rupee for every time, I have heard this comment, when people saw my older one, I would have been able to pay for my younger one’s delivery charges easily! When the older one was born, the folks from the spouse’s side said they…

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How can you go about making the most of nap time? Life with two children is demanding in so many ways. Caring for a newborn is hard work, but keeping your eldest happy and feeling included can feel even more difficult. Making the most of the little time you do have alone together is important…

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Before the second one was born, my 6 year old let me into a secret. ‘Amma, when people ask me if I want a sister or a brother, I will say brother. Then God will give me a sister.’ She giggled and ran away. I am not sure what was in her mind, but the…

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I was the older of two kids and grew up with the label of being mature, quiet and reserved. My younger brother grew up with the label of being naughty, a maverick and a lone fox (because of his desire of going exploring onto the street, under cars, sometimes cows on his own). Now when…

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A mom talks about the ideal age gap between siblings. Is there one? I’m a mom to two wonderful daughters. I was a bank employee, right now happily settled as a full time home maker to my two princesses. Having an adult daughter and a second one who is ready to enter into her teens,…

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The other day I was chatting with a friend who was expecting her second child. She had also moved back to India after some 12 years in the US. She spoke about the whole readjustment process on so many levels for the family. I empathized with her and even gave her some unsolicited advice, because…

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Comfy who blogs at http://lifeinhindsight.wordpress.com/ and is the mother of two young kids writes about how age difference between two kids is not actually what people make it out to be. Her adorable darlings have a lesser age gap as compared to what most young couples think is ideal, but Comfy breaks a few myths…