Thursday, May 21, 2015

Vacation with kids- Useful Tips

We're nearing the end of summer vacations in India and that means we must gear up for school and studies in less than two weeks. Knowing this well, we had planned a short trip to Kerala, to relax and refresh ourselves before returning to the routine that is Life. Taking a vacation with your kids can be incredible, especially if you are as open to experiences as they are.

My husband, V, prefers to go on vacation within driving distance, since that means we have our own vehicle to ferry us around and we can choose to change our plans without notice. Since we had 14 days at our disposal, we chose to drive down from Bangalore to Kerala.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

3 Gifts from my Mother this Mother's Day

Mother's Day is not a concept or a day we really celebrate here in India. Although, I suppose the Hallmark card shops, bouquet makers, chocolatiers and  teddy-bear websites will glare at me and disagree on that one. 

I have always felt that our love for our parents/ significant others must transcend the limitations of a single day. But, today is as good a day as any to think about three gifts my Mother has given me and perhaps share them with my daughter as well as my readers.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Fertility issues? Help is just a click away

I'm sorry, but I'm afraid you cannot have children. 

Ever heard those words said to you, especially when you feel that you are ready to have a child? Sadly, this is more fact than fiction these days. But, all is not lost. This is why we have lifesavers especially in the shape of infertility clinics and IVF centres all over the country. Infertility clinics in Kolkata are actually just a click away, so it won't be long before you get the treatment you need.

It's no longer a game of chance- this decision to have a child. A myriad number of factors come into play, the two main ones being the physical health of you and your partner. Let's face it, you are both equally excited to wait to see that pregnancy test turn positive after trying so hard to have a child!

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Working Moms vs Stay-at-home moms

I killed a fly two weeks ago. 

A real, buzzing, great-to-be-alive, annoying fly met its death at my hands. I'm not proud of the fact that I killed it. Okay, maybe I am slightly shocked at the fact that I actually killed a fly, because those things are impossible to kill! But what is more important is why I killed it. 

This article I read about stay-at- home moms who are glad to do what they do, stay at home and not miss the first step, the first smile and the first gurgle of their child made me see red! What made it even redder was a working mom's article justifying why she did what she did and absorbing the guilt imposed by this article. The fly was an unfortunate victim of my anger. Yes, I was angry and still am at this unreasonable and meaningless debate between who has it better between working moms( WM) and stay at home moms (SAHM).

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Visa, Stickers and Matters of the Soul- A Review

Title: Visa, Stickers and Matters of the Soul
Author: Lom Harshini Chauhan
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan (2014)
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 230
Price [INR] : 225 {Paperback}
Genre: Spiritual/ Non-Fiction/Parenting

About the Author:

Lom Harshni Chauhan is from the Himalayan town of Shimla, India. She has been living in China since 2002, and has worked in both India and China in higher education and corporate learning and development. She has also run an NGO in south west China. She considers herself a learner, believes living is a skill and that all skills can be learnt. Visa, Stickers and other Matters of the Soul is her first book.

Read more about Lom here or Connect with her on Facebook.

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