summer vacation

Summer vacation are never the same as they were in my childhood. I walked down that nostalgia lane in this post. As we moved from joint families to nuclear ones with working mothers, no more monthly sojourns to relatives’ homes. At least, not for me. Family visits are quick and short. And the kids hardly Read More →

unfriendly kids

There was a time when parents controlled kids. Yes, kids of my generation. Most of us grew up having a pally relationship with our moms and a distant one with our dads whom we feared. A normal way to stifle our mischief was when mom told us, “Wait for your dad to come back from Read More →

reader #gratitude

You know when you would find kids being diligent about new hobbies and stuff like reading books especially when you don’t want them to? Exam time. That’s right. Since parents do not have enough on their plates chasing after errant kids, the kids decide to make it even harder. So the younger son, well he Read More →

chlldren exams

So exams are done and dusted almost (the elder son finishes tomorrow). But for me, they were over last week when the younger son finished his. Why? Because the elder son studies on his own. And apart from regular reminders to go and study, I hardly do much. In this post, I have already written Read More →

baby names

I think naming a baby is more confusing than understanding why is he crying for no reason? Hi, I’m Sapana. I am sure you know my name’s pronunciation. But when I was living in Japan, my Japanese friends used to call me ‘Saa-paa-naa’ instead of ‘Sapna’. It was still much better than the other Indian Read More →

Parenting is a tough job; all parents will vouch for that. It gets even more difficult when your child is very different from you in their thinking and behaviour. Have you noticed that? I have two sons. While the elder son has taken a few of my traits and interests, the younger son is very Read More →