This series has been a great opportunity for me to reflect on how I fared as a mom the first time around vs what I’d like to change/do better this time around. With this post I’m going to make a list of things I DIDN’T DO last time that I want to do this time. … More 10 Things I DIDN’T do last time that I’m going now
To read Part 1 CLICK HERE. Many years ago, in one of the ‘Ask Me Anything’s someone asked me that if I could get a do-over, was there anything I’d do differently. As a (fairly) new mom back then (maybe even a little arrogant one) I was pretty sure I had done my best and … More 10 Things I’m going to do DIFFERENTLY the second time around – Part 2
To read Part 2, CLICK HERE. Many years ago, in one of the ‘Ask Me Anything’s someone asked me that if I could get a do-over, was there anything I’d do differently. As a (fairly) new mom back then (maybe even a little arrogant one) I was pretty sure I had done my best and … More 10 Things I’m going to do DIFFERENTLY the second time around – Part 1
In less than two weeks, my little Laddoo will be a year old, and other than the many countdowns that I am already doing I thought I’d add another one and do it on the blog too. So for the next two weeks, every alternate day, I will blog (or at the very least, I … More Preparing for Baby’s Arrival | Things you should Buy
Dear Nikita, This is future you, exactly one year from now. I know that you’re trying to get pregnant, I know what’s about to follow and how you’ll feel about it. So I just thought I’d warn you about a few lot of things and also tell you what you will enjoy during a major … More Dear Nikita: A Letter to my pre-pregnant Self.
With only around 5-6 weeks left till Baby Bear’s arrival, we ought to start thinking of baby names. But I am soooo over looking through a website or going through a book of baby names because that’s so normal and regular. I wanted to see if there was another place where I could … More 6 Unconventional Resources for Baby Names
Oh my, the last weekly update almost EIGHT WEEKS ago! Darn! This means even if I club two weeks into one post I’ll have to do four posts! And that’s a lot of backlog to clear. So this time I’m going to club four weeks into one post for this one and the next one, … More The weeks that were | Weeks 27-30
We’ve believed it to be true for years now because the answer was the same every time. The ‘Gold Chain Theory’ – where you put a ring or a pendant on a gold chain and lift it off a girl’s palm – according to which, if the pendant turns in circles, it means she’ll have … More It’s all on me, now.
So basically, the lack of any activity on this blog and barely any activity on other ‘Mamma Bear’ social media says quite a bit about how busy I have been. Writing here has been on my mind constantly, but I have so many things that I’ve been thinking about that somehow, posting here did not … More The weeks that were | Weeks 25 & 26
And once again, I’m combining entries for two weeks partly because I wasn’t focussed enough to keep up with the blog schedule and partly because I was actually busy doing stuff. In any case, in keeping with the format of the previous post, here’s how the last two weeks of my pregnancy were. WEEK #23 … More The weeks that were | Weeks 23 & 24
After we came back from our holiday (Read about that here: Part 1 & Part 2) I realised that there were certain fragrances in my house that turned out to be the ones bothering me and making me throw up. Also, as cooking was going to be an issue for me with everything smelling so … More The Scare
To read Part 1 of this post, click here. Day 3 We’d been in Udaipur for over two days now and all we had done was move hotels and go out for dinner once. That morning, my husband urged me to wake up early since the hotel served an extensive breakfast and it would be … More What could have been a Babymoon | Part 2