Peak Parenting is all about Improvisation

In parenting in the pandemic I have discovered that my kids take it harder when I don’t deliver on a promise than when something doesn’t happen. Take no school for example, they are like ‘ Oh cool! we’ll figure this out!’ what chilled out kids eh. Then I said ‘Hey I’m making an orange cake today’ but ran out of oranges so the cake didn’t materialize. So now its all ‘You broke your promise!’ ‘ You! who didn’t deliver on that cake!’ ‘But but but, where is our orange cake?!’ So now I choose not to tell them and only … Continue reading Peak Parenting is all about Improvisation

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

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

Why children love ‘Messy Play’ and how to make it fun for you

You probably have a child that loves to put their hand into anything messy, gooey, slimy or sticky, and you are loosing it because that mess is going all over your couch or cushions and the rest of the house. Yes, that is good reason to loose it, I’m with you there. So what can you do about kids who love messy play? Think about this, I’ve heard a lot of people say ‘Cooking is therapeutic’, ‘I love art or DIY’, ‘Beaches are my favourite holiday spot’ do you know why this is? All these statements reflect a pull towards … Continue reading Why children love ‘Messy Play’ and how to make it fun for you