The Best Gift I Ever Received

A Tangible Opportunity to Grow!

The internet and the online world is SIMPLY AMAZING! We all have experienced the power of receiving information which we were looking for, instantly. And then we find ourselves reading stuff we were not really looking for. And we have the power to turn around and Be The Person Writing That Stuff and sharing that […]

5 Tips to Say Goodbye

Permission from an 8 Year old

“Mom do you have to go?” was my little ones’ tag line at bedtime, for a whole week before my weeklong trip for a conference. Even after sitting down and patiently telling her where and why mom is going and why she cannot come, I could see it was still very hard for her to […]

The Gift of Time Series; being mindful

How to spend quality time and bond with your kids even when you are tired and don’t have the time!

Hint; Money cannot buy Quality time and it’s NOT Social media! Having 2 kids, a 12 year old son and 8 year old daughter equals a constant nagging feeling of inadequacy; either with your time with them, or the bonding you create with them, or being strict enough. To make matters worse my daughter sometimes […]

Sportsmanship

Education that inspires!

Coming from India I am used to the term “sportsman spirit” and here you hear your kids say “sportsmanship”. Both are the same I think.  The dictionary definition is profound and powerful! “Sportsmanship” refers to virtues such as fairness, self-control, courage, and persistence, and has been associated with interpersonal concepts of treating others and being […]

Are we spoiling our kids?

Delayed gratification ..remember that

A friend recently shared an article titled “Are we getting the raw deal on parenting?” Essentially she was worried if we were actually spoiling our kids and hurting them. Of course this thought has crossed my mind more than once. Are we being  over-protective, too lenient with spending on material things for them, not giving […]

Modern times Arranged Marriage

Share with your kids; they will thank you

Modern times Arranged Marriage is the kind where both parties are educated, financially sound and have agreed to actively involve their parents/families in their search for a life partner. Again let’s be clear; both have the freedom to choose their own spouses if they so desire. This is different from a lot of other so […]

“The audience broke into spontaneous applause”

Right understanding brings right actions...

The word “Spontaneous” has always fascinated me! Here is its dictionary meaning; performed or occurring as a result of a sudden inner impulse or inclination and without premeditation or external stimulus. Have you noticed there are times when you suddenly decide to do something and are surprised yourself by how well you stick to that! You […]

Transparency with our kids – goes both ways

Parenting nuts and bolts #2

Being frank, open and transparent with our kids has so many advantages; you don’t have to worry about hiding anything or twisting the truth, you can talk comfortably on any topic, talk to them in a mature way and so on. And best of all, you know that they learn to do the same thing […]