100 Days Countdown, 2019, Baby Bear

The Second Day of Nursery | Day 9/100

This post has affiliate links.* Her first day of school was great in terms of how well she took it. Except a few minutes of crying at the start of the day, and the huge mystery surrounding what she actually did, it seemed like we were off to a wonderful start. But never have I… Continue reading The Second Day of Nursery | Day 9/100

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100 Days Countdown, 2019, Baby Bear, Firsts

Milestone: First Day of Nursery | Day 8/100

This post has affiliate links.* Oh my god! My baby goes to school now. I was looking forward to this day since March because hello, almost-crazy person here, and 50% of that craziness is thanks to being with a child all day, every day, for (just one day short of) 2 years and 9 months.… Continue reading Milestone: First Day of Nursery | Day 8/100

100 Days Countdown, 2019, Baby Bear, Mommy Diaries

The Gruffalo-obsessed child of a Friends-obsessed mother | Day 7/100

It’s official. My child loves The Gruffalo. I read it a total of FOUR times yesterday, and she still wanted more. A day that started with seeing a huge rainbow in the morning and ended with reading one of the classic children's books, it was the prelude to another milestone day. As much as Laddoo… Continue reading The Gruffalo-obsessed child of a Friends-obsessed mother | Day 7/100

100 Days Countdown, 2019, Baby Bear, Conversations with Laddoo, Mommy Diaries

What are our feet for? Green Sliding | Day 2/100

I think we can all agree that if there are fewer stories on Instagram than usual that automatically means that I’m either busy having so much fun that I don’t have the time or the energy to post anything, or that it’s been such a horrible day that I have absolutely no interest in posting… Continue reading What are our feet for? Green Sliding | Day 2/100

100 Days Countdown, 2019, documenting life

Why I Document EVERYTHING | Day 1/100

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… Continue reading Why I Document EVERYTHING | Day 1/100

Book Reviews, Preteens

Book Review | Coming Round the Mountain by Ruskin Bond

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… Continue reading Book Review | Coming Round the Mountain by Ruskin Bond

4-6 years, Book Reviews

Book Review | In My Heart by Nandana Dev Sen

BOOK DETAILS Name of the book: In My Heart Author: Nandana Dev SenIllustrator: Ruchi Mhasane Pages: 40Reading Level: 5-7 years MRP: INR 299/- Amazon Affiliate Link*: Click here to buy. ‘In My Heart’ is the story of little Mia who knows she had come out of her Mumma's heart and her Papa's heart. But when… Continue reading Book Review | In My Heart by Nandana Dev Sen

Mommy Diaries

Sanity First

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… Continue reading Sanity First

2-4 years, Book Reviews

Book Review | The Jungle Radio by Devangana Dash

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… Continue reading Book Review | The Jungle Radio by Devangana Dash

Breastfeeding, Mommy Diaries

My weaning story – Part 1

Let me start by saying that even though I breastfed for 2 years, 1 month, 3 weeks, 5 days, plus one more feed, I am not proud of the fact that I chose to wean so early. If the situation were different, I would have loved to go on for as long as Laddoo needed.… Continue reading My weaning story – Part 1

2018, Baby Bear, Baby Updates, Weekly Updates

The Week That Was #4

THE WEEK THAT WAS | 2018 - Week 4: January 22-28 I am a few days late in posting this because Laddoo hasn't let me touch the computer when she's awake and somehow manages to wake up from her sleep the minute I touch my computer. But if I let this one slide, then I… Continue reading The Week That Was #4

2018, Baby Bear, Baby Updates, Weekly Updates

The Week That Was #3

THE WEEK THAT WAS | 2018 - Week 3: January 15-21 Disclaimer: Long post.  Includes a long rant. Read at your own risk. SLEEP This week we almost bounced back. But that was before we hit rock bottom. Wanting to play at 2 AM does seem it, and it's a pretty cruel joke if there's… Continue reading The Week That Was #3