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…

The campaign for Ira

So many kind hands came together to help a child and her parents in need. A lot of them didn’t even know Pratima or her family personally.  Yesterday, a big-hearted friend agreed to pitch Ira’s story at the Pune Mirror and this is the outcome: Thank you to all the good people that made this happen….

Let us help Ira!

UPDATE: 08.06.2017 The crowdsourcing campaign has been successfully funded within two days!! Thanks to all you wonderful people who shared this and poured in your contributions!! I opened my eyes this morning to my usual worries of what to cook, how to entertain the child and so on. Browsing through Facebook with a cup of…

Letters to my Mothers

I’m a little fed up of every website I visit doing a ‘countdown’ to Mother’s day, asking me how I’m going to show my mother ‘the appreciation she deserves’ or all the special packages on offer. I know we ask ourselves this question every Valentine’s Day and Women’s Day and so on, but really, why…

On extented breastfeeding

I’ve been wanting to start guest posts for some time now because there are many interesting, wise, brilliant mommies (and daddies) out there with some wonderful insights that we can all benefit from. Yesterday my friend Gau, one of the most gorgeous, intelligent, articulate and empathetic people i know put up an Instagram post that fired…

My muse turns three!

It is something all parents constantly say and you don’t really fathom till you are a parent yourself: time flies when you have a child! Why, it seems that only yesterday we drove to the hospital for my c-section, i lay on the table feeling very cold and hungry and my doctor announced “It’s a…