Parenting in a time of hate and trolling

A couple of years back I wrote on inter-faith parenting, and the kind of religious beliefs we want to pass on to our child. It seems to me that since then, contempt, hateful trolling and intolerance have just been on the rise. Or is it that we now have easy platforms to spew and vent…

What MasterChef Australia has taught me about parenting

    Yesterday my husband and I watched the Season Finale of MasterChef Australia Season 10 with a heavy heart. While both of us had rooted for Sashi and he is a truly deserving winner, we felt really heartbroken for the other wonderful finalist Ben. And now the 9 o’ clock dinner slot feels strangely…

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…

Happy 30th to me! And 30 life tips for Rumi before she turns 30

I always feel very excited before my birthday. In school, where the date would be written on the blackboard every day, I would start quivering in excitement as early as the first of February and then start the 23 day countdown in my mind. The years have not changed that feeling at all, and I…