Adjustment Period

It was a Thursday, a work day. I had an amazing morning, efficient and productive. I braced myself for a long day into the evening when the sun still didn’t set. (It’s spring here you see, with almost 9pm sunsets). And so I made peace, with a coffee pumping me up in the morning, an…

FruitLess Spectacle

”Twas a Monday – a sunny, spring day that started with a beautiful sunrise that shone bright as I made my way to work in the fully packed S-Bahn. The work day was like some others – office-ing made efficient because of cups of mocha, interspersed with conversations, breakfast and lunch. The best part of…

11 Months

Last year this time, I spent too much money eating salmon on buttered toast every single morning for a couple of weeks. It’s the only thing I wanted. Sophie and I spent the days lazing after a very slow walk (she took me for a walk I think) with a break at the lake so…

Thacchi Mammu

K knows when he wants food. He’ll go on a “Mamm mamm mamm mamm…” complaining and asking song. Mammu in Tamil for babies is food, in spoken Tamil, it’s Saapaadu. There might be very little in his appearance to show he’s mine, but my maternal heritage has a strong hold in the pool and has…

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…

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…