Most of my stress comes from things not going according to my plans. If stress was the only thing that happened as a result of this, bad as it is in itself, it wouldn’t be the worst thing. But that’s just not me. The stress leads to irritation and my entire mood goes for a … More #WordoftheWeek2020 | Week 6 – FLOW
January 3, 202012:15 PM These days, my reading chair is in the balcony most of the time (as can be seen the picture below) because that’s where I prefer to sit and read or write. I keep it right in front of the wall which has appeared as a background in many of my photos … More Fallen & Broken | #ConversationswithLaddoo
Laddoo doesn’t like her hair left open. This photo is an exception because of the hairband. And even that lasted only till her just-washed hair dried up. Then it was back in a pony tail. 🙄 “Baandh do, baandh do,” she’ll say [Tie it up, tie it up] as soon as I touch her rubber … More I’m NOT Pretty | #ConversationswithLaddoo
In my previous post I Documented the Death of my Diet. Now obviously, it wasn’t titled THAT, and I didn’t mention anywhere (at least not in detail) that my diet went for a toss, but it did and allow me to explain how. This may sound very privileged, but having maids who don’t show up … More #WordoftheWeek2020 | Week 5 – EMBRACE, ENJOY, EAT.
The whole reason I created an online profile and became ‘Being Mamma Bear’ was… well, to be able to share pregnancy updates with strangers, anonymously, because we had told only family and close friends, and didn’t want to make this life-update ‘public’ before the baby was born. But then after Laddoo’s birth, once everything was … More #WordoftheWeek2020 | Week 4 – DOCUMENT
This was a no-brainer for me. I’m almost certain that I knew this was going to be my word even before I knew I was going to do a word a week. I’ve suspected that a major reason behind the way I was feeling was because I wasn’t exercising my creativity as much as I … More #WordoftheWeek2020 | Week 3 – CREATE
BOOK DETAILSName of the book: The Daughter from a Wishing Tree: Unusual Tales about Women in Mythology Author: Sudha MurtyIllustrator: Priyankar GuptaPages: 192Reading Level: 10+MRP: ₹250/-Amazon Affiliate Link*: Click here to buy. I don’t know what kind of rock I’ve been living under, because for some reason THIS is the first Sudha Murty I’ve read … More Book Review | The Daughter from a Wishing Tree by Sudha Murty
BOOK DETAILSName of the book: Sunrise MoonriseAuthor: Trishla JainIllustrator: Kirstin EggersPages: 44Reading Level: 5 years and above.MRP: INR 210/-Amazon Affiliate Link*: Click here to buy.
This post showed up in my memories today that reminded me that on this day last year, I had started the 100 Day Countdown to Laddoo’s second birthday. Meaning, as of today, there are a 100 days to go before she turns three. I had told myself that I won’t put myself through this again … More Why I Document EVERYTHING | Day 1/100
BOOK DETAILSName of the book: Coming Round the MountainAuthor: Ruskin BondIllustrator: Mihir JoglekarPages: 128Reading Level: 9 years and above.MRP: INR 250/-Amazon Affiliate Link*: Click here to buy. This book brought back memories from my school days and summer holidays. I’m not too proud of the fact but ‘Coming Round the Mountain’ is the second Ruskin … More Book Review | Coming Round the Mountain by Ruskin Bond
Seems very obvious, doesn’t it? In fact, given that we, the moms of LORM, put these words on a mug, I should have given them more value. Sadly, I’ve become an expert and not putting myself and my sanity first; it’s almost as if I have an insanity wish (it’s like a death wish, but … More Sanity First
BOOK DETAILSName of the book: The Jungle RadioAuthor & Illustrator: Devangana DashPages: 40Reading Level: 5+ years(but suitable for younger children too. Currently, mine is 2 years and 8 months old.)MRP: INR 250/-Amazon Affiliate Link*: Click here to buy. What a delight it is to review such a beautiful book. This may not be true for … More Book Review | The Jungle Radio by Devangana Dash