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…

Marathi-medium schooling: Yay or Nay?

Since school begins in a week, it is already too late to be worrying about this but I specialize in worrying about things when the opportune worry-window has long passed, so here it is: Rumi will be going to Gram Mangal. The pre-school is very simple and minimalistic and completely congruent with our parenting philosophies…

Alternative schooling options in Pune

Discussions pertaining to Rumi’s schooling have begun at home with renewed vigor. We had successfully warded off persistent, nagging questions from my Mum saying that we would send her off to school when she turned three but her third birthday is around the corner and we are still exploring our options. My Mum, who is…