The nice people in our lives

It has now been about a month and a half since my FIL first took ill. He has been in and out of the ICU and with the husband mostly away at the hospital, it has been quite lonely at home. Rumi keeps me busy but chatting away in toddler language does not quite make…

Goodnight Stories For Rebel Girls

I am in love. And how! I cannot keep my hands off the midnight-blue cover of this book. Or off its stunning illustrations by artists from all over the world including Priya Kuriyan and Samidha Gunjal from India (not because I searched for Indian names right away but because these are the only two illustrators…

Rumi’s gratitude list

Yesterday I wrote about preserving your sanity when things fall apart, and being grateful is a big part of that. I pray very often in the day for small worries and big and Rumi and i say our prayers together at night. Last night, i recorded her prayer because i found it so endearing that she…

A soupçon of sanity in a whirlpool of chaos

You know those days right? When you’re terribly ill but you have deadlines to meet and your car breaks down and you’re stressed about money and your household help absconds? Basically, everything imaginable goes wrong and you cannot think of what problem to deal with first, so you just get under the covers and duck…

A made-up story by Rumi that draws inspiration from facts!

You know how parents sometimes make up stories with a moral when they want to teach their child something? Like how a girl ate too many chocolates and ruined her teeth? Or a boy watched too many videos and had to go and get 5 huge, eye-injections? (Yes, mine are blatantly obvious but they are…

Fluffy Chick and Friends – Roger Priddy

  Fluffy Chick and Friends (Roger Priddy) was the first book Rumi ever owned, when she was all of three months. It is a bright, eye-catching feel-and-touch cloth book that makes for the most ideal, perfect gift for babies. I was introduced to Priddy books by a friend, who showed me some of the cloth…