Why I Cried When My Daughter was Born – A Mother’s Note on International Woman’s Day

What’s the greatest lesson a woman should learn? That since day one. She’s already had everything she needs within herself. It’s the world that convinced her she did not. — Rupi Kaur The sacred process of giving birth for the first time broke me down as a woman; stripped me down of all my superficiality until I was left with Read More …

Breast or Bottle, Fed is Best

Word Breastfeeding Week just passed and although I wanted to desperately write a post in honour of it, I couldn’t find the words to write what I wanted to say. I have very little experience with breastfeeding as none of my three children were successfully breastfed. When Akshaya was born quite tiny, almost five weeks earlier than her due date, everyone repeatedly told me not to Read More …

Raising Men

These days, we tend to focus on raising independent, bold, fearless daughters with the hope that they will go on to shatter their gender specific stereotypes and reach their full potential not only as women but as humans. We work on empowering our daughters so that they can grow past societal expectations and I am no different in the way that I am raising my daughter. The world, without Read More …