I look up- pristine white mountains, conifer trees with snow adorning the leaves, the playground looks quite a different sight with a snowy layer. How I loved winters- the chilly days, hot cups of cocoa, going up the mountains and skiing with Jeeya. Jeeya and I- our world was complete. My daughter, friend, guide, agony… Continue reading Only If #FFFAW #FlashFiction
The first few days after a baby is born can be quite overwhelming for the new parents. Its like you are suddenly responsible for this whole new being and there is no instruction manual! Every parent wants the best for their baby- ensuring a holistic growth through proper nutrition, ensuring the baby feels safe and… Continue reading Stimulating a newborn’s development – a handy guide for new parents
I have always been a die hard fan of Jodi Picoult. I started off with “My Sister’s Keeper” and I knew I had found an author whose books I can truly treasure. They are not the fairytale, romantic books, but talk of death, disease, court cases, despair, grief but at the same time, there is… Continue reading Small Great Things-here is why as a dusky woman, I could relate to this book so much.
The first few days after a baby is born, his/her reactions are mostly uncontrolled and are pure reflexes. As time passes, the movements and reactions become more deliberate. There are various activities which stimulate their sense of hearing, touch, movement and sight and help in baby brain development. As a newbie parent, its good to… Continue reading 5 ways to boost cognitive development through stimulation in babies
It is said that when a baby is born, his/her mind is a blank slate. The infant’s sensory experiences is what helps him understand and develop language, memory, thoughts, emotions and coordination. This in essence is cognitive development. Parents and caregivers have a vital role to play here, especially mums because they are the one… Continue reading Infant Cognition- a 10 step guide for new mums
My greatest worry as a expectant mom was delivering the baby. After hearing multiple stories from everyone around about labor, epidural, C sec, I was terrified of the moment. Luckily for me, the birthing process was the smoothest part. 2 days before my due date I got natural labor pains. I was well dilated and… Continue reading The question that plagues every new mum “Is your feed enough?”
A lady in her 50’s dressed in baggy pants and a shirt, her hair in a messy bun was pacing up and down the street. Despite a “No entry” board, she walked right past that road, turned around and kept walking in circles. She bent once to tie her shoelace but seemed to be having… Continue reading Being Mala #FFFAW #FlashFiction