Just as I write this, I’ve turned down a job. The hours were something I just couldn’t manage with a toddler. I requested them to let me work half-day but it wasn’t something they were looking for, and I witnessed another opportunity go out the window. It wasn’t the first and I’m guessing it won’t be… Read More New identity: From career woman to mom
A bit less than 2 years ago, I walked into this parenting gig quite confidently. I had the tools in place (the crib, the bouncer, the swaddles – velcro, not loose) and the house in order (no sharp objects, soft carpets, clean vents, humidifier. Check check check). I was ready. I was also full of… Read More Parenting myths: painfully debunked
There are lots of supermoms out there. You know the ones who do it all. I really really admire them. In fact, last night I happened to catch bits of a movie called I don’t know how she does it. It was all about Sarah Jessica Parker playing this awesome working mom, who’s struggling to do… Read More The guilt of exhaustion
For most of my life, I’ve been considered a rebel. It wasn’t that I was doing anything very crazy, but I was mostly going against the fray. But in some cases, my OCD nature never allowed me to completely break the mould. I didn’t like it, but I respected authority. Blame it on a strict… Read More Colouring outside the lines
(That’s me yelling at L to turn around as she runs off on the pier at Kite Beach) As you know from my previous posts, I didn’t exactly breeze through the first half of this pregnancy. I had mixed feelings while I was hospitalised and I am still recovering my strength, both mentally and physically.… Read More The Whale and the Toddler
I sit here, in front of my computer, with various projects running through my brain. I can’t sit still. I want to write more. I want to paint. I want to do yoga. At the same time I want to clean my house, spend more time with my daughter and do some laundry. Oh and… Read More Exploring the new me
Sex and the City was epic. It was entertaining. It was unique. It was uplifting. It is re-watchable. But it was slightly idealistic. No rather, it was quite idealistic. It was the story of 4 women, as different as different can be, coming together to form this girl-pack that was stronger than concrete lathered on… Read More Why ‘Sex and the City’ makes me really mad sometimes.