10 Things no one tells you about having a second child

Oh Hi! Did you just have your second kid? Or maybe you are thinking of having one. I did, about 2 years ago and I’m still standing to tell the story! No, like literally, I’m standing. Here are 10 things no one will tell you about having your second child. No lady, you will not be spouting an extra pair of hands – Yes dear woman it is true….you may have just birthed another little thing that’s going to turn your world upside down. Your body though expects you to cope with the same two hands and maybe once in … Continue reading 10 Things no one tells you about having a second child

25 things to do (and a few no dos) with your kids these holidays

When I was a working mom, the school vacations were a real fear, the moment April arrived the husband and I would lie awake at nights wondering how to handle the holidays – we had full time work, we had a nanny who needed a couple of weeks off. The boy was off for a full 2 months from school and we had no clue what to do with him. One vacation I had my mom come over for the entire time, another time we had him in summer camp(which he hated btw and cried most days I picked him … Continue reading 25 things to do (and a few no dos) with your kids these holidays

8 ways to encourage creativity in your kids

My older son is 5 and a half, so I’m not going to tell you how I raised creative children, because I don’t know if my children are going to be creative 5 years down. What, I do know is that right now they are curious, inquisitive and use the word explore a thousand times a day, and I’d like to keep it that way as long as I can. In my post on ‘Why I choose to raise creative children‘, I spoke about the why’s of creativity how I think it’ll impact children and the difference it will make … Continue reading 8 ways to encourage creativity in your kids

The Trees of India Project – 5 Flowering Trees (Summer)

As the kids and I spend more and more time outdoors, we have seen the changes in the trees. With each season / month there is new life – leaves, flowers, fruits, sometimes shedding and getting a whole new bark. The beauty of it all is that no two trees of the same species will flower at exactly the same time much like our children, but each one has its own pace to get there. Very often we forget to look around us and see the real wonder of the space we live in. Going out with my children and … Continue reading The Trees of India Project – 5 Flowering Trees (Summer)

Patriarchy is dead, Let’s bury Patriarchy

A man was once famously asked. ‘ Who really wears the trousers in your house?’ To which he replied ‘ I do. I wear the trousers and I wash and iron them too.’ All our lives not only have been told that what’s important is to be the dominant partner in a relationship but we’ve also been taught to look down upon the ‘weaker’ partner. Non valuable work that does not pay is the woman’s job, raising children, making food, keeping home. The more pay, wealth and riches are the mans domain, they have to come through him. Although we … Continue reading Patriarchy is dead, Let’s bury Patriarchy