The Controversial Parenting Tag – II

#7 Spanking To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I should be answering this question. This is perhaps one of the most hotly debated topics related to parenting and advocates of both pro and anti-spanking squads can be pretty intimidating and aggressive. But half-baked measure won’t cut it for me. If I have decided to... Continue Reading →

The Controversial Parenting Tag

The controversial parenting tag that's quite popular on YouTube is essentially 13 questions on controversial or taboo subjects related to parenting. Subjects that are not discussed or if they are, then only in hushed tones with people you trust with your life. When I first saw one such video pop up on my YouTube feed,... Continue Reading →

Skincare for Busy Mums

If you are a mum, you are busy. It doesn't matter whether you are a stay at home mum or you work from home or are employed full-time. Being a mother means your hands are full. Whenever you are feeling the constraint of time, chances are, one or more areas of your personal life are... Continue Reading →

Mummy’s Night Out: A Child-Free Meal

When my bestie told me last month that she was coming over all the way from Tanzania to stay, I hadn't imagined this could be possible. Gini was, and still is, extremely clingy with even a minor bathroom-break separation throwing her off balance and resulting in a major meltdown. So when I sat down to... Continue Reading →

My Summer Favourites: Gini Approved

While folks in London are still debating if it's spring proper, summer is well and truly upon us here in most parts of India. This last week has seen temperatures climb steadily upwards and in Bangalore, things have definitely gone from balmy to sweaty, grimy and please-spare-me. Like most kids, Gini is not a fan... Continue Reading →

Gini at 21 Months

Gini turned 22 months old on Wednesday. I won't get into clichéd waters and wonder how quickly the months are passing because I have surrendered. I have surrendered to the fact that time will fly, no matter how hard I try to stop it. So I don't. I don't try to stop it anymore. I... Continue Reading →

5 Things No One Tells You About Life After Baby

That having a baby is a momentous, life-altering phenomenon is no secret. Every expectant parent knows that life as they know it is about to change. When one announces one's pregnancy, congratulatory messages and/or hugs are usually followed by the statutory warning: Your life is about to change. Things, however, are kept vague. The expectations... Continue Reading →

Learning to Love My Postpartum Body

During my pregnancy, slathering on a luxurious tummy butter every morning and night was right up there on my priority list, next only to eating well. I spent hours online, hunting for the right tummy tucking belt that I planned to wear after giving birth. In my naiveté, I even packed it in my hospital... Continue Reading →

Hello! Let’s Start Again

Hi there everyone, It has been a long time since I last posted here. It was way back in July 2016! Since then, a new year has come into our lives that doesn't even feel so new anymore. I will try to explain why I have been away. But first, I hope the time that... Continue Reading →

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