The struggle is real folks.

I have heard and read how babies are constantly changing, evolving. How they are fluid, and unstable. How their young minds and bodies are seeking individuality and uniqueness. That they are slowly but surely becoming "them". I had heard of toddler tantrums and terrible twos. I have smiled sympathetically at my cousins and aunts as they struggled with... Continue Reading →

Mum’s packing again.

Mum's packing again (we have to do it more than once a month it looks like). And I tell you, it's the funniest thing. Even Papa finds it comical. Her antics are the same every time. She starts off with a proclamation that she will pack light. That she will not carry a single, unnecessary... Continue Reading →

Of alter egos and food battles- 3!

I think food is disgusting. It's a vile, despicable monstrosity which will one day lead to the downfall of humankind. Really! It causes sheer wastage of anywhere between 5- 6 hours of my day. Hours which could be put to great use otherwise. I could run around in circles, climb up and down the couch... Continue Reading →

A working mum’s perspective.

Lately, Facebook newsfeeds have been awash with stay-at- home- mum write- ups and blog posts. They call themselves SAHMs. Great. I love short hand. Sticking to the norms of nomenclature, I am therefore a sometimes-out- of- the- home- mum or SOOTHM. I don’t say “working mum” because all mothers definitely work! The articles say such... Continue Reading →

Qatar Vaccination Diaries- Update.

So folks, prepare to be irritated. And frustrated. And bang your head against the nearest wall. I was at Mesaimeer Health Center today. And I asked the friendly lady at the reception desk about vaccinations for kids/ babies on a visit visa (or those in the process of getting a RP). She told me... hold... Continue Reading →

Ma Wedensday! Pre- dawn rumination.

We had a rough, fractured night. Some nights suck the life-force out of you. You question your circumstance, and your very existence. You yearn to be carefree and untethered. You crave a long, hot, calming hour or two in the bath. You wish you did not have to chose between a nightly shower or having... Continue Reading →

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