What is bad behavior in a toddler?

It was a pretty bad weekend for Rumi and us. We had a fun time with the family, a nice lunch at the mall but Rumi’s behavior had bothered us and upset us and left us quite frazzled by last night. Some of the things she did are those we have come to expect such…

Parenting books I love

Books have always been my go-to place for solace, comfort and advice and so when Rumi was born, it was only natural that we turned to books for every single thing, from tips on how to make babies sleep better to raising emotionally resilient kids. And while a lot of those tomes are gathering dust,…

A for Ajrakh

    On Republic day, as we revel in and reflect upon our feelings of pride in our country, I think it is a great time to pay homage to the fabulous work children’s book publishers in the country are doing. Growing up on a steady diet of Enid Blytons, I struggled hard to picture…

A mistake made, a lesson learned, and a teapot salvaged

Today was not my best day as a parent. There are days when I feel accomplished and proud, and those that are ordinary and monotonous and then there are days where I say things I should never, ever have said, behave in ways that make me cry with regret and shame later and act like…

The Lion and the Bird

If I had to pick a favorite picture book at gunpoint (and I wouldn’t be able to do it and be shot because of my indecisiveness!) but if I was a person who was able to decide quick and hence save themselves, the winner would be ‘The Lion and The Bird’ by Marianne Dubuc. As…

Just an update

This blog has been neglected for three months now and I am really sad that it happened right on the back of me resolving to increase my writing to thrice a week and starting lots of new features (God really must be having a good laugh at some of our resolutions!) The truth is, even…