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 recitalsContinue reading “Mothering pains”

Pink or blue? Any color would do

I am in the process of arranging a birthday party for my son to which both boys and girls are invited. We managed to find a gender neutral venue and theme, but it has been difficult to find objects for goodie bags that are not gender-specific (even pencils and erasers have clearly segregated themes-princesses forContinue reading “Pink or blue? Any color would do”

Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia)

“Kniphofia /nɪpˈhoʊfiə/, also called  red hot poker, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asphodelaceae, first described as a genus in 1794. It is native to Africa.  All plants produce spikes of upright, brightly colored flowers well above the foliage, in shades of red, orange and yellow, often bicoloured.“- Wikipedia As I strolled through the stretchesContinue reading “Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia)”

Parenting lessons from the Titanic

Reading the story of the Titanic with my son Was for both of us a brand new lesson It was a book written for a preschooler With simple sentences and many pictures Not different from his other books in that sense But it was a story viewed through a very different lens For my fiveContinue reading “Parenting lessons from the Titanic”