The flip side of alternative schools

Alternative schools are so child-paced and really thinking hard about changing many things that we now know are detrimental to kids and their development. But here are some disadvantages we’ve found so far in our alternative schooling journey. Would love to hear your thoughts! Please forgive me for the abrupt beginning, my old and clunky…

How do I pick the right school for my child?

Of all the posts I have ever written, I get the most traffic on my post on alternative schooling. And parents often call to discuss the best school for their kid, whether alternative schooling is really right for them and how they should go about choosing a school. And while nobody, including me, can answer…

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 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…

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.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear –  read out loud by Rumi

We recently added Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? to our growing stash of picture books and I am just wondering how we did not buy it earlier; it is so simple and catchy with Carle’s trademark gorgeous illustrations. Rumi learnt up the book in one go and started…