Mothering pains

I have a confession to make here There is nothing nowadays that I fear More than meeting other mothers on weekends For children’s activities- I’d rather run mundane errands   For each time mothers meet, the topics of conversation Revolve around the extent of their enthusiastic participation In their children’s lives- soccer practice, dance recitals […]

Mom guilt

“Guilt to motherhood is like grapes to wine.”- Fay Weldon I dream about a day that I Can fulfill all my obligations under the sky Without being interrupted frequently By motherhood and its myriad responsibilities I sit at my desk trying to type out An intellectual paper, but am interrupted by a shout From my […]

My Miracle

I had not heard, I was unaware Upon my life, I think I could swear That true love could happen more than once I had never imagined I would get a chance To fall in love a second time; precipitously At first sight too, taking you in my arms nervously That day my heart filled […]

Roaring mom

The term “Tiger Mother” comes from the book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” written by Amy Chua, and refers to a strict disciplinarian mother. The methods of a tiger mother are quite controversial, with many people condemning such a harsh approach to parenting. While the original reference has a cultural aspect to it, in my poem, I […]

Parent-teacher conference

So I am  expected to attend As a kindergartner’s parent A parent-teacher conference next week I panic, wishing some counsel I could seek From parents who have been there before I don’t know what the meeting has in store For me, all my insecurities come to the surface What is in the classroom my child’s place? […]

The Exclamation Mark

Teaching my five year old one day To write sentences the proper way I asked him to end his sentence With a period, as would make sense He protested saying that he was excited So he would use an exclamation mark, he decided After that, any attempt to persuade him was futile He was excited […]