It’s Time to Chill Mom Dad…… Just Chill!

The much anticipated day is here and it’s time to let go. Our parent’s parents had to let go , so did our parents and now it’s our turn. Hoping we have taught right, done enough , given the right values because beyond this point , it’s our children’s understanding of the world that will…

Let’s pick up that broom, hang our laundry and do our dishes too!

I write about gratitude often because I feel good parenting can never not include teaching and practicing  gratitude in our homes daily. It’s important that growing children are given opportunities to open their eyes to the blessings that are so many times taken for granted. It’s our responsibility to sensitise them to sufferings of others,…

Dads Heartstrings are being pulled too!

I I have written a lot about  moms, empty nests, situations evoking motherly emotions , kids flying away etc etc…but some how in my blogs moms have always been the heroes of the plot. Though I use the term parents and say a lot of things considering us …both mothers and fathers, but the word dad…

Happiness Formula, its a Sure Shot!

All the Happiness Formulas …written in books, spoken by happiness gurus, known to happy people… have the same story to tell… A story of happiness that is up to people to write for themselves …that has a formula that is sure shot. A story that starts with the word “Gratitude” and also ends with the…

Go Shine On New Generation!

These are good times ..better than the ones we lived in. We went to college with a minimum understanding of how the world works….beyond the doctors , engineers, architects, lawyers , teachers and maybe ..some relatively new fields, we didn’t care much of other professions that made the world go around …..we didn’t notice ,…

Parental Duties ….Silver Linings!

  It’s a beautiful day and I am sitting in a quite little breakfast place … on yet another holiday …my favourite day-Sunday. Happy in my heart and humming my favourite song……exploring the place , the menu, the lovely people serving …..enjoying a Cappuccino, biting into a sinfully delicious muffin…thinking about parenting duties and it’s silver…

College Admissions Stress!

College Admissions time is a pretty stressful period for parents everywhere…. I guess in all the 196 countries in this world. But “our whole family is involved” phenomena in this stress taking and stress giving process… is something that is more prevalent in developing countries.Parents are parents everywhere, they wish for the best for their…

Jackpot of Love & Send Offs !

What makes life loveable is having family and friends with kids same age. And what makes it even sweeter is seeing our kids and their friends grow up  into beautiful people. My daughter is standing  on the edge with one foot almost outside our door. I can either begin my empty nest lifetime of grieving…

Those who criticise our generation, forget who raised it !

 Teenagers Opinion ” Those who criticize our generation forget who raised it”. Universal Parental Opinion: Our children lives are tougher today. The zones they are living in are much more complicated than those simple days of our growing up life. Internet , loads of exposure to lives of others, peer pressure, materialistic attitudes etc etc….

Our Partners in Crime…Our Sisters & Brothers!

Our sibling relationships …close or distant, happy or not so happy have the capability of sculpting our life scripts. They have the power to shape our character, our histories and our future. Our brothers and sisters might not admire us always , but they remain interested in us , our lives , our successes and…