Of Independence and interdependence

These days ‘mom’ is synonymous with a number of things – I need help with an art project ‘MOM’, I can’t find my sock ‘ MOM’, Should I flush this time or should it be the next? ‘MOM’. What’s for breakfast ‘MOM’, can I have a snack ‘MOM’. Well, it so happens that this ‘MOM’ happens to be one person only with a single mind (that is often scattered, thanks to online everything.) who hears this 20 million times a day. It wasn’t helping my sanity nor improving our relationship, as you may have guessed by now. In writing this … Continue reading Of Independence and interdependence

Nature Study – Watch the seasons unfold with your kids – Making of a Phenology wheel

As a family we spend a lot of time outdoors, observing the open spaces around us. Trees, animals, birds, insects what stood out for us as we watched the same space day after day for almost a year was that it was never the same. There was always something new – a flower, a pod, leaves turning yellow, different butterflies, moths one season, katydids / grasshoppers the next. This led me to look for ways in which we could track and plot these findings to look back on while also being able to compare each season and each year. It … Continue reading Nature Study – Watch the seasons unfold with your kids – Making of a Phenology wheel

Embracing the pump at work as a new mom

Last night the almost 3 yo finally managed to throw up most of his cold phlegm at 11.30 pm when he was almost falling asleep. This, was on the bed. In the process of cleaning up the sheets and washing vomit off the clothes and changing everything up, I lost what little sleep may have reached out to me, and so I reached for the phone. Have you watched ‘Workin’ Moms’ on Netflix? The first thing I connected with was ALL.THE.PUMPING. If you are /were a working woman when you had your kids you probably will connect with it too. … Continue reading Embracing the pump at work as a new mom