Friday, June 19, 2015

Dads and their CV - Happy Fathers' Day

To all the fathers' who've played multiple roles besides being a son, husband, friend, businessman or service professional. Here's a list of self proclaimed designation you can add to your CV for your lil cupcake.

1. Special Trainer in outdoor sports (football, cycling, etc)
2. Weekend Swimming instructor 
3. Masters in kisses and cuddles (daily ritual)
4. PhD in storytelling (go along as you make it up)
6. Strategy consultant in house arrangement for toys (buy so much that you start thinking of getting a bigger house instead!!)
7. Venture capitalist for shopping category etc (beings dragged from one shop to another, Papa just can't say no. However this doesn't apply to the WIfe!!)
8. Advisor on health and doctor check ups (what do docs know anyways, Papa knows best)
9. Expert panel in fashion and dressing up their darling dolls ( cos I have 2!!)

And the final

10. Murderer if anyone even comes close to harming their tiny tot. 

And many more do add ur own bit to this!!!

Happy Fathers' Day to all.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!!


1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE . 'If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.

2. My mother taught me RELIGION. 'You better pray that will come out of the carpet.'

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL . 'If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!'

4. My mother taught me LOGIC. ' Because I said so, that's why.'

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC . 'If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me.'

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT. 'Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident.'

7. My mother taught me IRONY 'Keep crying, a and I'll give you something to cry about.'

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS. 'Shut your mouth and eat your supper.'

9.. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM . 'Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck?'

10.. My mother taught me about STAMINA. 'You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone.'

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER. 'This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.'

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY. 'If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!'

13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE . 'I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.'

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION. 'Stop acting like your father!'

15. My mother taught me about ENVY. 'There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do.'

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION. 'Just wait until we get home.'

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING . 'You are going to get it when you get home!'

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE. 'If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way.'

19. My mother taught me ESP. 'Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?'

20. My mother taught me HUMOR. 'When that lawn mower cuts off your foot, don't come running to me.'

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT . 'If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up.'

22. My mother taught me GENETICS. 'You're just like your father.'

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS. ' Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?'

24. My mother taught me WISDOM. 'When you get to be my age, you'll understand.'

25. And my favorite: My mother taught me about JUSTICE 'One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you.' 

Sound familiar????

Another Princess!!

This has been a much pending job on my 'things to do' list. I started this blog with great gusto and the. With the new baby coming along I got busy with what was needed to be done.

So yes, we complete our family with another baby girl who we've named 'Miraya'- born on November 1. 

The name means Prosperity. It's also a derivative from the name 'Mira' meaning Krishna devotee. So in a good way it rings a nice bell. 

As I mentioned this is a much delayed post- lil bunny is already 6 months complete and has started on her weaning foods. So as much as I'm loving this amazing phase- I seem to be at a complete memory loss of what I did in round 1 with K.  

Will be posting my lil adventures with bunny soon. Till then for my use and yours- here's a reference for all weaning mommies.


Friday, September 26, 2014

Married.. yet single!!

In a weird mood today..

Almost nearing the end of my 2nd pregnancy and suddenly I realize that hubby dearest is never around. To his credit.. he's an extremely loving husband and an adorable father and he has done more than his share of things than most father do. But it's just that he's travelling a lot for work.. now that he's got his own  business and that leaves me and K all by ourselves.

Being the good wife that I am, we haven't splurged on keeping a full day maid yet.. (will do that when the new baby comes) but that's because instead I've kept a cook so cooking if off my list of things to do. And besides I enjoy the uniterrupted and non-interference of a maid between K and me.

Just waiting now for the lil tot to come along and for Round 2 to start.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Mommy, Daddy - The Guru Cool

I strongly believe that every mother... sorry rather every parent should be an imparter of knowledge. It need not always be syllabus based like ABC or 123.. It could be anything.
- Songs sung in your language
- stories which you grew up on told by your grandparents and parents... since most of us grew up in joint families then and that may not be the case now for your lil tot.
- games you played as kids... etc etc

Most of the time even though its the mom who does all of the teaching and lessons, its the fathers who swim in the ocean of praise with broad chests.. with everyone especially on his side saying ` kitna hushar hai... bilkul papa pe gaya hai / gayi hai...'
Lol... much to the irritation of the mothers. Having said that, there are also plenty of cool daddys out there who take equal interest if not more in their child's learning and development.

But coming back, what I feel is that even though your child goes to school or tuitions, we as parents should take out some time on an everyday basis and sit with our kiddos and do some activities, craft , or just about anything you fancy.

You';; not realise it now but as the child grows up and starts understanding, you will become their centre of knowledge. What better reward than that!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Recipe: Atta halwa...

An all time favourite of the house... this is made anyday, anytime it suits us. However its an amazing monsoon snacks / meal for the lil tots. Served hot it serves an-all-round purpose... healthy and tasty...


What you need:
  • Wheat - 1 cup
  • water - 3 cups 
  • Ghee - about 1/4 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Cashews, raisins and cardamom -  chopped as required
  • a pinch of kesar- dissolved in a little milk for colouring and taste.


Roast the atta it in a pan till it turns light brown in colour on a medium flame. On another flame put water to boil.

Once the water comes to boil add atta along with sugar and stir slowly and continuously with the spoon. Here you add the kesar mixture. Keep on stirring the halwa so that it do not stick at the bottom of the pan.
Once the halwa mixture thickens pour the remaining ghee into it and cook the halwa while stirring continuously. Take off the flame once it's mixed evenly.
Ta-da.. your halwa is ready... Now time to serve up and relish you yum tum..
Mummy khush... baby bhi khush.. 

Being Human...

I saw a poster the other day with a beautiful thought.

Images taken from 

So apt.. It got me thinking, we always talk about how we need to be conscious of our surrounding to pass it on to the generations to come. But have we ever thought about how are we making the genext conscious of their surrounding?

A lot of parents nowadays in their own small ways give plant saplings as return gifts on their little ones birthday. How inspiring!

We should as individuals and parents make the child aware
1. Do not leave the tap on while brushing ur teeth. All that good usable water is just getting drained and landing up in the gutter.
2. Turn off lights and fans when you leave the room. If you can get up to get ur piece of chocolate bar from the fridge you can easily walk a few steps to turn off the switches.

And many more. I don't want to ramble on and sound like a righteous priest but guess its crucial to teach our children the value of things like
- praying everyday before you sleep and once you get up in the morning. How many of us actually make them do that.
- valuing your books - ensuring they don't have dog earmarks,
- toys - not tearing the cardboard box edges... I remember my father used to freak if any of the toy boxes got damaged.. it just went on to show how we didn't value what we have, etc etc

Let's consciously decide to make our young buds understand the value of their world and the little little things that we were made to realize as we were growing up.