Who would’ve thought that a six foot mass of green PVC plastic could bring me such joy! So, on Sunday I finally put our Christmas tree up, under the watchful eye of my three-year-old niece who opted to watch Peppa Pig on the laptop instead of jumping at the chance to help me assemble and … More Our 6ft Mass Of Green PVC Plastic Is Up!
“That baby is so ugly”, it always shocks me when such words come out of people’s mouths. Like how can you say that, it’s a child for Pete’s sake, do you have no heart?! It’s also sad that in my community, babies with distinguishable South Asian features like rich brown skin, or big noses, or … More Did You Just Call That Baby Ugly?!
It’s better to be alone than to be with the wrong person, I’ve definitely learnt that this year. And ‘settling’ should never be an option. I don’t care how convenient it may be or how old we may get, we all deserve so much more than to be tied to somebody we have no real … More “Tick Tock,” Says My Biological Clock
Say you were walking down the street and turned a corner to find me standing there, the first fleeting thought that would probably cross your mind would be, “Oh it’s an Indian girl.” To all of you alleged ‘colour blind’ people out there, no that’s not racist, it’s a fact. I am an Indian girl … More A Doomed Mother Tongue
When the mind boggling infuriation of dealing with adults gets too much, sometimes the only cure is a quick conversation with a five year old. Random, disjointed, guileless and adorably sincere are the best ways to describe the chats that I have with my nephew. Over the space of about six minutes today we had … More Kids Say The Darndest Things
That faint dimple in your left cheek that only makes an appearance when you’re either bursting with happiness or being cheeky. That floppy, shiny head of hair that always seems to look professionally styled, regardless of how much you jump around. That tiny little button nose that’s turned up ever so slightly at the tip. … More Mi Sobrino
There’s no doubt about it, January is the Monday equivalent of the months (no offence January babies, but you know it’s true!). Everyone’s grudgingly returned to work, no longer encouraged to munch on leftovers throughout the day, no longer able to justify wearing hideous yet comfy festive clothing, no longer able to take untoward naps whenever … More A Quick Pick-You-Up
So the other day I spent the evening babysitting my four year old nephew. And as we were going through our collection of DVDs he decided to nonchalantly drop a massive bomb on me. He’d never seen Disney’s The Lion King movie. And he wasn’t even moderately interested in ever watching it. Is your mouth hanging open right … More Kids These Days!
Today I had one of those reflective days, my mum and I were sorting through old photos and I found myself being consumed by a familiar wave of nostalgia. I started reminiscing about my childhood and just how different my youth was compared to that of my younger cousins and nephews and nieces who would all be … More Nineties Nostalgia
In the last year or so I’ve had a massive epiphany: my parents are not perfect. They’re not always right and they don’t always do the right thing. Ok, you’re probably sitting there thinking wow, did you just clock on to the fact that Santa Claus isn’t real either? But seriously, it’s been a big realisation … More Parents