Pokes and Pain

As of today, K has got six needles worth of anti-bodies into both bum cheeks, 2 each that began from the first of August. First off, I just want to put out there to the universe how proud a Mamma I am for how he handled it. These three days over the last couple of…

Dog Parenting 101

Man’s best friend, the best companion to any person happy, sad or depressed. Research shows that pets make our lives healthier. But what about what makes their life healthier? Do we do everything in our power to make their lives as happy as they make us? Adopting a puppy is a big decision. I only…

Window Seat

Today, for a brief couple of minutes, I shared my beloved window seat on the train into the city with my son. For those fleeting moments, he experienced first-hand what it’s like to sit and be amazed by the flashing picture of colour, of blurry life, natural and man made, on land, water and air,…

Nenjakulle: The Ear Worm Series

After many months, K and I were listening to this sweetest of Tamil songs on repeat as a lullaby for his morning nap. Tamil, my mother tongue is a beautiful language. I don’t have the understanding to appreciate it the way it deserves and I wish that was different, but that rant is for another…

27.08.2018

Today marks three years of an adventurous matrimony for me and H. It’s beenĀ 1095 days of love, laughter, happiness and truly dropping into adulthood. Some of those days are also witness to the most testing times, the worst fights, arguments and oh so much door slamming! You know how there are jokes about marriage? And…

O Jardim – The Ear Worm Series

The Eurovision Song Contest – I don’t know a lot of people here who watch it but it’s the most awaited event every May nonetheless in our household. I remember my very first one, when Germany had an anime character sing ‘Ghost‘. At this year’s European plus-Australia-and-some-of-Asia singing contest, I voted (yes, we even spend…

Being a Milk Machine

The first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week and the entire month is National Breastfeeding Awareness month in the States. I write about this at the close of the month because it reflects the same stage of my breastfeeding journey. I only briefly read about lactation and latching and all that jargon before giving…

Plans and Un-plans

It’s been a tough week. K got his first vaccinations and coincidentally also dealt with the sprouting of two pearly whites. H was working full-time until day before so it was me at home with the kids, for most part. Sophie, my sweet, darling girl is so intuitive. She knew something was up the moment…

Pick Me Up

For 18 months, I’ve been carrying my baby. Full-time for the first nine and now sharing that with H. There is responsibility in carrying someone. The first and most important thing to remember is to make sure you’re strong enough to do it. I’ve worked, still working very hard to be strong to hold and…

A Pregnancy Old

Nine months. K has officially spent more time outside in the world than when I carried him inside my body. How time flies! This is said a lot – the days are long and the years are short. I couldn’t agree more. Where have these nine months gone? That little, wrinkled bobble-head who stayed in…