Mr. and Mrs. Kramer go for a family outing with their two children, Ron and Vanessa. Vanessa is 6 years old and extremely bratty, prone to tantrums. Their friends, Mr. and Mrs. Brown have a son who is Ron’s age, Darius. Darius and Ron, the teenagers, enjoy picnics together, as they are thick friends. They Read More →

Yes, it is true that one of the phases that I dread as a parent is when my children will turn teens. I know all about imparting correct values but the sheer rebellion that one faces in that phase can be daunting. Besides there is always a clash in our values and thinking which now Read More →

I ask the nurse to let me see the boy. She assures me with a smile that he is with his father, and they will only allow me to go after a couple of hours. After a C-section, they had to wait for me to completely recover from the anaesthesia. In pain and feeling dizzy, Read More →

Parenting is so complex, any which way. But all of us educated types have brought in huge doses of egos in our methods. What I mean to say is that because I am well educated and well read, I might not be so open to receiving advice about my parenting methods. Because, it is a Read More →

I think, people are right in saying that the youngest child in the family always remains young in the minds of the parents. I objectively say that I don’t pamper him. At least, I try not to :). But, it is difficult to not succumb to his charms when he asks for something in his Read More →

Lord Ganesh is the Vighnaharta which means the “remover of all obstacles”. He is a lovable Hindu God. Gautam’s first understanding of Ganesh came through “My Friend Ganesha” – an animated Hindi movie he saw on a kiddies channel. We also have a lot of Ganesh idols around the house – most of them gifts Read More →

Why of late I have seen that none of the trips planned actually turned out the way they were intended. It happened to us during our Hyderabad trip earlier. We had to cancel our confirmed tickets and rely on Tatkal due to change in my sis-in-law’s plans.Now the same thing happened when this trip to Read More →

I want to store these gems of wisdom which come out of gautam’s mouth before he moves on to newer things. When Sid says “mujhe copy mat karo” meaning don’t copy me sick of gautam imitating him all the time, gautu says mujhe copy copy… I have taught him to say “akkal khatam” which means Read More →

We had been to Shoppers’ Stop last weekend and I was trying out some sandals. I liked them and told Sid that we will ask papa what he thinks of them which is my annoying habit:). Sid asked me mama if u like it why do u have to ask papa. I said because he Read More →