This is Post-Partum

Social media tends to glamorize the postpartum journey with picture-perfect moms and stylized photoshoots but in reality post-partum is far from glamorous. For most, it’s messy hair in need of a wash, sleep deprivation, pain and aches, a squishy belly, and your partner’s t-shirts because nothing else fits. And all this on top of the frustrations of breastfeeding or guilt Read More …

“Bend It Like Beckham – the Musical” – REVIEW

Who watched the movie “Bend It Like Beckham?” directed by Gurinder Chada all the way back in 2002? This past weekend, we had the opportunity to view the musical version of “Bend It Like Beckham,” at the St. Lawrence Centre for Arts. It was Akshaya and Udayan’s first live theatre experience and they were captivated for every minute of the Read More …

Udayan’s 6th and Achyuthan’s 2nd Birthday Party

Having two boys, with birthdays three weeks of eachother equals to one big birthday party for both. However, since the boys are four years apart, finding a theme that they would both enjoy can be a bit tricky. Last year, I organized a carnival theme for Vishnu and focused on a magic theme for Karthik. Fortunately both themes correlated and 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 …

The Jai Jais Book Series – REVIEW

Religion and culture was always an important part of my upbringing so it is not really a surprise that it is an equally important part of my children’s upbringing especially because it will be one of the few, if not only tie that they have to their ancestral land. I love searching for unique learning materials curated for children of South-Asian Read More …