in Parenting 85 comments
Solo Thumbnail

Here’s the thing: solo parenting sucks. It sucks 10 times more when you’re 26 weeks pregnant with twins and you’re feeling (and looking) 8 years pregnant.  I have always been in awe of single parents, and parents whose spouses are deployed, or work away from home for extended periods of time. When I have to… Read More

A photography project

Through The Lens Thursday is a one-year photography project, where every week, my project partner, Greta of GFunkified and I, will post a picture (or pictures) we have taken based on a prompt. Our hope is that together, we can teach and learn from each other, stay accountable to our goal of improving our skills… Read More

Challenge quote

When my firstborn was 11 months, he said his first words: “Papa” and “Okay”. By 15 months, he had many, many words. He was speaking in full gibberish sentences. As a first-time, proud mother, I was convinced that it was a sign of his soon-to-be, ahead-of-his-age conversational skills. By age 2, he was still speaking… Read More

Choices quote

I’m a stay-at-home mother. I am not better than a working mother. I am actually in awe of working mothers. They don’t get to do yoga at 9.30 am when the kids are in school. They don’t have the luxury of brunch on a Wednesday morning with a friend, purely for leisure. They have to… Read More

Mom quote by Susan Squire

He is screaming with all his might, as he trots behind me. I am walking at a brisk pace, wanting to put distance between us and his school, and get to the car as quickly as possible, so we can whisk ourselves out of there, sparing the building inhabitants, the showdown I’m convinced is about… Read More


in Life, Motherhood, Parenting 117 comments
Living life big quote

She traversed the globe in an age when travel by air was not the convention – from Italy to Australia, Hawaii to Baghdad and Croatia. She took lessons in singing and dancing. She survived divorce and found love again at age 40. She wrote poetry, plays and books, which have sold over a billion copies… Read More

Toddler in a field of flowers

“Fish! Fish!” His little boy hands pointed excitedly at the tanks. Fish of every shape and size.  Then, his little legs carried him to a group of older children, clearly on a school trip to the local aquarium. And I melted into a puddle as I watched my little boy get social. When did he… Read More


in Life, Motherhood, Parenting 98 comments
Boys in the park

It’s a quiet Friday night as I write this, in an unfamiliar living room, my oldest son sleeping on the couch next to me, and the toddler in the master bedroom of the rental apartment that is our ‘home’ for 11 days.  We are on our first family-of-four vacation, in beautiful Australia, in the city… Read More

Quote on children using technology

This entire week, I have been guest blogging at, a pediatric health and parenting site. I would be so honoured and thrilled if you could support my posts there by reading, commenting and/ or sharing. This is the final post there. Comments here are closed.  Click here to read about what I think about… Read More

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