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…

The heart blanket: For dealing with a sensitive child

In the initial days of our marriage, even before we seriously thought about trying to have kids, we occasionally fantasized about our future children. These fantasy children would have the best of our genes. “Your curls for sure!” I would say wishfully, reveling in the luxuriant, springy bounce of the dark head next to mine….

The Aashiqui 2 title track by Rumi

I know the video is poor quality so treat this as an audio clip: Rumi singing a bollywood number at the top of her lungs during lights-out on the balcony.

The heartache that is Parenting

When we found out that we were expecting Rumi, we started making our preparations for her arrival. We read books on pregnancy and the birthing process and breastfeeding and sleep training. All our preps were focused on making my body ready for her growth (nutrition, vitamins, rest), on making room in our lives for her…

Jams from Tasha & Girl

I’m a very passive consumer on Facebook; apart from an occasional ‘Like’ or the even rarer Comment on things that I really like or find interesting, I usually sit back and scroll and read what others are saying without actually participating in conversation threads. But a few weeks back, a post on a food group…