After an extremely hard week at work and especially vigorous parenting challenges we are relieved to see Saturday night on the horizon. And so after little or no rest when finally the kids are in bed you tiptoe around your closet to squeeze into uncomfortably flashy and sufficiently inappropriate clothes your figure will allow. Then…… Continue reading Knight Life – the weekend warriors
Are you living your best life? Really, are you? Doing all you can and all you should? Have you seen those lists of things you’ve missed? Of things we should not do without – your daily do-s Now ditch that ruse, not a minute to waste Come on, make haste! Those long lists are surely not…… Continue reading Promise to live well, okay?
Move over Pokemon Go, we’ve got a new game in town! It so happens that I quit my job so I could kill fruit flies. Here is what I’ve been spending all my time on, in descending order: – Killing fruit flies – Setting traps for fruit flies – Investigating how to eradicate fruit flies – Kids care, schedules,…… Continue reading To Kill a Fruitfly
For a lot of us parents here in Austin, it is the First day of Kindergarten! I remember expansive grounds and what seemed then like an enormous building dwarfing my 3 year-old self. I remember kicking and screaming, holding on to my mommy’s saree-pallu. I remember the navy blue uniform and white badge (because we were…… Continue reading Big Day
I’ve been both stay at home and not stay at home mom. The ‘working’ never stopped. And neither situation, in my opinion, is as rosy or as fraught with negative consequences as we are led to believe. The war that mommies have is not against each other but with the system and the environment which…… Continue reading We are all working!
We’ve been talking about spring and renewal a lot. Well, it is spring after all! But spring comes after winter, a time when things die. And that, death, we don’t usually want to talk about. Grim though it is, we all know it’s a necessary unavoidable part of life. This spring for me had me…… Continue reading The other side of spring
Spring break season offers the chance to get away to beautiful destinations, often, if not always including sandy beaches amidst azure skies and turquoise oceans. In college you go because there’s a break in the semester and you want to party and as adults with little kids you get away because your kids are out…… Continue reading 5 ways spring break vacations with little kids remind you of when you were in college
My vegetables enshrined Daughter is not inclined Soup and salads are not a choice I cook them in every style Battered and bruised But still not rejoiced Many weeks of hopeful market trips, Fresh with dirt and promise My heart skips, But alas! It’s all the same again Attempts at a veg Nosh, Completely lame…… Continue reading For all the moms with picky eaters
It’s all fine and dandy once you know how to use something. It’s that time before the knowing that makes some of us cringe. Of all the modern marvels one of the things I wish would stop getting too futuristic are toilets and washbasins. I happen to be one of those people you walk in…… Continue reading Modern marvels and some of us fools
Summer is near Weddings, barbecues & ice-cold beer Fun in the sun, year is half done What are you waiting for my dear? My Favorite month? Why, it’s June of course! I’m happy for all the water I chugged down to make the glass half empty and I’m also happy that it is half full. A…… Continue reading June is here