Walking on eggshells.

I assume many have abandoned this blog by now. I can see the numbers dwindle and my hard work wither away. It's been so long, and so sparse. The posts on this page are as rare as rain in Doha, and I could blame circumstance, life and the universe for it. But in truth, I... Continue Reading →

Ma Wednesday- Liking the dislikes.

Everybody talks of the beauty of being a parent. Many also share their challenges and hardships. But not often do we hear about disliking being a parent. Is it unkind, ungrateful and blasphemous to admit that I sometimes hate being a parent. Yes, hate. I often say to people how hate is such a strong... Continue Reading →

Ma Wednesday! Mommy pangs.

Ugh. This is turning into quite the mommy blog. I seem to write about Zoe and my Mummy adventures more than anything else. Apologies, if you find these mommy rants boring and repetitive. It's just that, even though I have a dozen (read half a million) other things going on in my life, this one... 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 →

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 →

Ma Wednesday! This time, last year.

This time, last year.. At 37 weeks. Anxious and brooding. Gravid and bothered. With a lately blooming belly. And a rickety back. Breathless and bladderless. Refluxed and sleepless. Ever planning, and replanning; obsessively.   This time, last year. I am yet to meet my life's greatest joy. Yet to tune into her cries. And melt under her... Continue Reading →

Ma Wednesday- Of fathers and daughters.

Their bond is beyond the comprehension of a mere mother. Their love unique and bereft of unnecessary discipline and vexation. They laugh. And play. And cry. And scream.   Their games are common and petty, yet profoundly engaging. They make water puddles and paper houses. They make napkin monsters and cookie castles. Fruits become legos... Continue Reading →

A mother’s epiphany

Morning, earthly beings. The clock shows 2 am. Sleep eludes. The mind wanders. It’s amazing how each day, each experience changes us. Adds another layer, another dimension. We evolve, mature and adapt. We think something is beyond us and yet we manage to accomplish it just fine. If every small experience is capable of altering... Continue Reading →

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