Are Our 30s the New 20s?

Happy Happy Happy New Year Everyone!I’ve had a slow first week and I’m loving it. I’m enjoying the peace and quiet at home (even with a toddler…beat that). I’m actually tired after my three-week visit to the motherland. I was supposed to be on a break…a vacation. Umm, somehow it didn’t feel like it. I … [Read more…]

Seeds of Gratitude

Are we being thankful enough? We’re a few days away from Thanksgiving Day, and although, it’s not a holiday I celebrated in India, I plan to do so this year. I think it’s the best American holiday; family and friends gather around a large table of awesome food and share notes on all that they’re … [Read more…]

It’s Never Easy…

Some think I’m too strict, Some think I need to be more assertive, Some say I’m a helicopter mom… Others say I’m a cool mom! I guess over the last two years I have learned to graciously smile and listen to some of this constructive feedback (although many a time, right then, during the delivery … [Read more…]

A Tense Called the Present

Exactly a year ago I had posted a blog titled Today-Not Tomorrow-Not Yesterday and believe me when I was typing it out I don’t think I understood then, the gravity of that sentence, as I do today. I wrote about praying, exercising, sipping on tea leisurely etc. etc. basically about being more casual and less … [Read more…]

The Male Flu

Disclaimer – This post isn’t about gender equality. The Male flu – A dear friend recently introduced me to this one. I was intrigued with the term and thought about it many hours later, too. Over several cups of tea, coffee, and even brunches I distinctly remember having long-drawn conversations on this very same topic … [Read more…]

Expect the Unexpected

Let me begin by saying Bangkok never fails to surprise me – the people, weather, farang craze and the list goes on. So, Lil Z and I were having a lazy Thursday and somewhere around two p.m. I decided to make it a little exciting. We had done a lot of outdoorsy things the last … [Read more…]

Learning From Unexpected Sources

Two weeks from today, Lil Z turns two. Even airline companies will begin to consider her a tiny human and not an infant anymore. Damn! No more free tickets. It’s been a fantastic year for both of us. Each time she reached a new milestone I experienced mixed emotions: happiness, sadness, anxiety – they came … [Read more…]