October gratitude

October has been a truly whirlwind month. Hectic as more than half the month went in frenetic preparations for Diwali and then the culmination and still more hectic activity. Work has been especially heavy this month and balancing that and the work at home has at best been a struggle. But you know, we somehow Read More →

Last week was Diwali and the 5-day festival brought out the festivity for all of us. In my home, the preparations started weeks ahead. Deep cleaning was the first activity embarked upon and that began around Dasshera followed by buying new clothes for everyone. This time the kids were enthusiastic to wear kurtas which made me Read More →

lonesome Diwali

In my home, Diwali is the festival that is celebrated with the most gusto. I am not a very festival person and generally I like to witness the festivities and associated toil from a distance, but not for Diwali. From cleaning to cooking, decorating to diyas, buying new ethnic wear to a proper Lakshmi pooja, Read More →

conversations with kids

Do you remember the time when you and I were growing up? Not only was the innocence charming, our parents were extremely trusting as well. Those were the days when it was natural to strike conversations with strange kids, pull their cheeks and offer them chocolates. When a neighbourhood ‘uncle’ was the benign fun guy Read More →

GratitudeAugust

August was a whirlwind month for me. More ups than downs, I would say. And that is always such a lovely thing. Here is how the month transpired: An outing with friends: In the start of August, we did a roadtrip to Kabini with 5 families. It was so much fun spending time together in Read More →

gratitude

June was overall a good month. Writing that feels good, doesn’t it? I have been writing gratitude posts for over a year now, and I realize that starting by writing something positive gets the positive thoughts rolling. So here are the wonderful things that happened: Socially, June was a nice month. Had a few get-togethers Read More →

This is my gratitude post for the month of April. April is the month that starts with summer holidays for kids. My last post detailed how our summer vacations were panning out. This is also the month when I take a virtual sabbatical in reading, writing and engagement on social media, doing each of these Read More →

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 →