Few working mums will admit to it. But we all have our own versions of this carved knife, deep within us. (Image courtesy: Jay Fisher)

My 4-Year-Old Waits For Me – And It Hurts!

I pack her off to her preschool in the morning, wrapping up the morning chores before jumping in the car for office. In the evening, I come back and see her plonked on the couch, waiting, in front of the blaring TV. She says, she was waiting for me. And I feel it twist inside … Continue reading My 4-Year-Old Waits For Me – And It Hurts!

200 words – 1 Year (Or why I switched off in 2016)

It's been a while since I  switched off from my posts - a break taken to re-evaluate life and everything that happened. This isn't an explanation - merely an account of time gone by... And why I choose to live the way I do (still get questions on it). Sigh... sigh - Shock, Fights and … Continue reading 200 words – 1 Year (Or why I switched off in 2016)

High 5, Baby 5 – Connecting Learning with Fitness

3, 4, 6… she says, adding the tempo as she strives to keep count. She’s on the floor, all fours, trying to copy a dip and bend from a Surya Namaskar. It’s ‘CISE’, our attempt at exercise together, which means more fitness time for me and ma-beti time for us. We are at that special … Continue reading High 5, Baby 5 – Connecting Learning with Fitness

30 years to earth… Hello zi!

What's worth 30 years? Smiles. Wide ones with crooked teeth, shy ones which pop in apologetically and vanish immediately. Proud ones, loud ones, over-the-top polite ones. Fake ones, real warm ones and 'You-Talking-To-Me' ones.... Moments. Bone crushing hugs to looks which say it's not worth it. Tiny doddering feet to loud gails of laughter. A … Continue reading 30 years to earth… Hello zi!