“A new mom protects her child from the whole world, & from


Dearest Raghav!   Happy Birthday! You’re 5 years old today! The oldest you have

  Dear Infertility,   I hated you. You steal dreams. You break hearts. You bring grief. You consume lives. You are the reason I couldn’t get pregnant on my own. You drowned

  Beyoncé emotional essay about Emergency C-Section & Postpartum Recovery After Twins in the September Vogue issue is so real. In her own words

To all the mamas and soon-to-be mamas,     I’m writing to tell you a few things that I wish someone had told me when I was stepping into new mommy hood.

I wouldn't want to bore you with the cliched, 'unimaginable love or patience' that you suddenly find as a mother, because you truly cannot fathom these, till you are

  Given the myriad complexities and ever-increasing expectations associated with urban living, it is fair to say that we live in challenging times.   According to the widely acclaimed Study “The Future

I was dutifully reminded by Facebook that the 17th of June is Fathers Day.   Disclaimer : I am not a big fan of these various days that greeting card companies

  Before we became parents, we were typical Silicon Valley professionals with a 24/7 job and long commutes. Our dinner conversations were interrupted by work emails on smart watches. When

  People often ask me, how do you manage your life and how do you manage to pack in so many things.   Just to give you a little background I am

Our whole world just gets summed up pretty much in three letters - SON, Happy Birthday!   I wish it were easy to tell you what being a man entails, all

I was oblivious to the Punjab I was born in and I’m not talking of the terrorism that was threatening to smother it, I’m talking about a greater epidemic

A mom blogger - Shannon Peterson that nailed the truth behind those edited photos on your Instagram feed. Her story on Motherhood On Social Media Vs. In Real Life   [edgtf_separator class_name="" type="full-width"

  On my 6th anniversary the news broke - we were pregnant (mind you, for the second time). Happiness, joy… those feelings evaded me. I was worried, thrown, and doubtful.   With

Phibonacci is the signature of the supreme universe in nature. It is the backward calculation of numbers that renders perfection to a thing: even to a spectrum called Autism.   Autism

Sleep, is not just necessary but such an incredible, incredible state of being, right!? It’s a pity that one doesn’t come into this realization in one’s infancy. Alas! Truly,

  The Material world and Nature: creating a balance   Who doesn’t enjoy being outdoors, especially when you are in a place like Sydney? The green patches, open skies and fresh air

  The other day I met some fellow mothers (my friends) for a cup of coffee. What a session it was! Most of us mothers just gulped our coffee the

On February 1, 1992, Judy Sharp's husband took a photo of his wife on the couch with their two young sons.   What could easily be mistaken for a candid moment

Parents and grandparents alike are nearly always in awe of their young ones. In the animal kingdom, this translates into fierce protective behavior and for humans the awe translates

So you have just fulfilled the 'every girl's dream' of a fancy wedding, and a fancier honeymoon and are not even done wearing the newly married colours and dresses

The Juggle Struggle: when more than one child needs you at exactly the same time, and there’s only one of you to go around. Many of us have been

  Dear fellow 30-something mom,   I see you in the supermarket, I see you at the playground. I see you at the school drop-off, I see you on the train and

  Being a mother starts much before we hold our babies in our hands. The 9 month journey is a roller coaster and a lot changes for a woman in

If I was to play one of those word association games, along with love, affection, caretaker the one word that strikes me as the closest association with being a

  First Birthdays are always so special, It's a big milestone and a moment of pride that a parent behold to see their kid grow a whole year old. It's 

We were running two weeks behind schedule on my son's vaccination and checkup. He's been a little under the weather( they recommend that you avoid vaccination when the baby

  Dearest VIRAJ,   Hi I wanted to let you know how much you mean to us. I am going to make you read this letter when you are almost 10 years

  The toughest part of motherhood starts when the baby is here! The first three months in a baby's life is also known as the fourth trimester!   How did Baby Cookie

We're all going on a summer holiday,No more working for a week or two!     So, it's finally time for our FIRST FAMILY VACATION, and we are super excited about it.   3

Dearest Mommy,   We both have completed our first quarter successfully. I am three months old now. Can you believe that? Doesn't it seem it was just yesterday when you first

  As a connoisseur of many award winning sitcoms such as “Everybody Loves Raymond”, “The Goldbergs” etc. I have been ambivalent in my sentiments about the guilt inducing mothers. While

  When I was pregnant with my elder son, I used to often sit and wonder what values I would want to teach my children and ponder over the kind

'Mom you are weird!!' I listen to this statement almost every other day! It's hilarious how the brats think they are smarter in every way possible. I never thought

  Three years ago I became a mom. A mother, the strength of whose excitement beat that of the prescribed sedatives. A mother who should have slept that night, as she

'Motherhood' seems like so many things clubbed into one small word!   It means a whole new world wrapped around two tiny fingers and two tippy-tappy toes, endless chatter and an innocent

  The day I found out that you were on the way, was one of the single most amazing moments of my life. The other one was ofcourse when you

Nothing prepares you more for the journey of pregnancy and motherhood than the actual experience. No matter how much you may read and fortify yourself, you are still stumped

From the moment you hold your baby in your arms, you will never be the same. You might long for the person you were before, where you had freedom

The very first moments of child birth changes your perception of life completely - From being an independent girl to now transforming into a mature woman who has the

To my not-so little sister,   They say Raksha Bandhan is a day that celebrates brothers. As I grew up it was reiterated even more.I was taught, Rakhi is the thread

When you get married you swear to yourself that you are never going to be "that wife".   The nagging wife , the wife who's hair looks like she has just

  With Mothers Day just around the corner, it kind of takes me back in time.   Last year I celebrated my first 'Mothers Day', and I barely remember anything as I was

The fact that you have the best mother in the world hits you when you become a mother yourself !   Half dizzy and drained from labour I heard the words,

As a mother, I want to raise our kids to be prepared to work hard and own up to their own mistakes.   I want them to be equipped to persevere the

​Marriage and parenting are two of life’s biggest commitments. Every girl is ‘expected’ to grow up, get married and have children. Every married couple sets their own timeline in

'It's Sunday.'   I remember the time when those words illustrated a myriad of things : Mom and Dad were going to be home, my sister and I didn't have any

  It’s not only children who grow. Mothers do too!   As much as we want to watch what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what

Have you ever been in a situation where you read about something or come across some incident that changes your whole outlook towards that subject? Well, if you have

    Well, here’s the thing: having a child can really turn the entire notion of what is and isn’t reasonable in a relationship entirely on its head. And it’s usually

  In Conversation with Shivali Shakdher Founder of ToothFairy Design   [edgtf_separator class_name="" type="full-width" position="center" color="#78c8a2" border_style="" width="" thickness="1" top_margin="" bottom_margin=""] Always a dreamer

I can’t believe its already been a year, I mean, we just brought her home! Now she is ONE, how could one number feel so huge?! I have been

The most unique characteristic of being a mother in my opinion is that it ages you and yet somehow magically keeps alive the inner child in you.   In all honesty

Believe it or not, Suhana is just 4 months old and I am already simulating a destination wedding in my mind, or wait, I have also secretly contemplated inviting

  I know there are mom-friends who would give anything for a house full of chaos, laughter and cries. I was that exact person for years; the anxious mom on

  The terrible twos is by far the most trying phase of parenthood (apart from puberty of course), and in some bizarre twist of fate God threw an extra an

Anyone who has been on the emotional rollercoaster called parenthood would agree that parenting is the toughest job on earth. It’s a 24/7 job, no leaves, no pay and

    “She looks like Malibu Barbie and sounds equally as dumb. Like she is the role model I want for my girls.”   I sat and listened to two women talk at

When I was growing up , I frankly saw very few mothers who were physically fit.Remember, being Slim is very different than being fit ! I could rattle off

This article originally appeared in the Times of India   7am: On the way to school, the prodigal son begins telling me all about the Coldplay concert that he attended with

I started out with the best intentions. But things don't always go to plan . So here goes the saga of media mania that consumed my mealtimes ( and

THIS IS MOTHERHOOD Up all night with a sick child. Drifting off just to be woken by the cough that springs you into action. In and out of bed 4, no 5,

Happy First Day in this world my baby number two. The joy of motherhood comes in moments. There will be hard times and frustrating times. But amid the challenges,

 Dear me-from-four-years-ago-when-my-babies-were-still-babies – slow down, chill out and for the love of all things holy, put down the phone and enjoy these precious moments!    Every stage of parenting is amazing.

Definitely not the easiest hood you will go through - It's where you second guess yourself daily.   Selfless. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.

I quit my corporate job (a rather plush one at that in one of India's leading MNCs) after my daughter was born and started something on my own soon

Cot – check. Moses basket – check. Preparation for loneliness? Well no, it’s not top of the list for any expectant mother awaiting the birth of her first child.   There’s

It's amazing how even when one is overwhelmed, possibly in intense amounts of pain, with a baby on its way, one still has the strangest thoughts. We put together a

The journey towards becoming a mother is a complex one. It is a continuous endeavor of trying to better ones self in the search of becoming the perfect mom!

My little munchkin has given me beautiful moments over the past 5 years.   One memory is special and imprinted in my mind. Being an Invitations designer, I constantly deal in

Something about our new parents experience- Five months ago we were presented with the dearest gift life gives you- a curious little angel, so frail and incorruptible! Our lives

Motherhood for the second time is by far one of the boldest decisions a woman can take. Knowingly stepping back into the regime of "sleepless nights, never ending sessions

After everyone left us alone in the hospital (after a long long day of labour and then delivery) I lifted my daughter and stared into her wrinkly bright eyes

Hi, welcome to motherhood!! – The fastest way to an extreme makeover! Well don’t get me wrong, I am a mother to two most beautiful girls – my heartbeats,

Motherhood is a choice you make when you put someone else's happiness before your own. Having kid is the responsibility of rearing good, kind , ethical, responsible human beings—is the

Parenting 101? Doesn’t exist. It’s ‘to each his (or her) own’ in this book. Experience it first hand and write your own story. Sure, you can swap stories, share

‘Why is it that mothers of a boy child often say that they so wanted a boy, but mothers of a girl child never say this?’ This question was

As we begun to try for a baby over 2 years ago, my idea on what motherhood would be like, was far from reality! I loved the idea of

Almost everyone has an irrational fear or two. For most people, these fears are minor. But when fears become so severe that they cause tremendous anxiety and interfere with your