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Author: Shailaja

Confessions of an Exhausted Mom

Confessions of an Exhausted Mom

Last night, I came home from a meeting and sat on my couch, fatigued by the weight of traffic that had been my companion for two hours. I then walked towards the kitchen and my eyes fell on the empty bottles of dish washing liquid that stood on the kitchen sink. They appeared to mock me, sneeringly hold me in contempt, as if to say, ‘You forgot. Yes, you did. How could you?’

As I gripped the granite counter top and stared at them, tears threatened to spill over. Tears. Over dish washing liquid. I couldn’t believe it had come to this.

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How & When to have the Puberty Talk with your Daughter

How & When to have the Puberty Talk with your Daughter

Puberty talk. Adolescence. Hormones. Growing up.

It’s that phase when you go through every imaginable change possible and are confused, worried and wondering what on earth happened with your body. We’ve all been through it. Yet, how many of us are comfortable talking about it with our kids, our daughters and our sons?

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30-Day Habit Challenge: Change one thing about yourself

30-Day Habit Challenge: Change one thing about yourself

It takes 30 days to build a habit. At least, that’s what most people believe. The exact number may actually be quite different.

It’s easier for us to keep track of 30 days because most months are that long. Last month I wrote about how a 30-day blogging challenge opened my eyes about habit building and goal setting. A dear friend commented that it would help if I could actually track my goals right here on the blog and I thought, hey! Why not? Remember, I’ve done it with ‘yelling less‘, after all.

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Togetherness: A decade and a half later

Togetherness: A decade and a half later

Stretching to try and get the stiffness out of my neck, I peer at the wall clock that chimes 9.30 p.m. I should be winding up work, getting to sleep, maybe reading a book but I am working late.

Fingers tap almost mechanically on the keyboard and I pause for a second. He is standing by my table with a raised eyebrow in enquiry. ‘Making tea. Want some?’

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