The Migratory Mum

The Migratory Mum

Yesterday, I woke up at the crack of dawn, made lunch, schlepped across Zurich for my 10 year old son’s German class, schlepped all the way back home, dropped my son off, picked up my daughter and travelled all the way across again in order to attend Durga Pujo - the Bengali/East Indian iteration of [...]

Book review: The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read by Philippa Perry

Book review: The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read by Philippa Perry

Have you ever wished that your children came with a manual? Have you ever wished that you knew the right tools to nurture a better relationship with them? I know I certainly have. No sooner than I get to grips with one stage, or one system of behaviours then I am overwhelmed by the apparently [...]

Romantic Novels: My take and recommendations

Romantic Novels: My take and recommendations

@nayanaresham Reading is a form of self-care Let’s talk about reading. I’ve used this space to talk about self-care before. I might even have mentioned books are my self-care. As parents, as teachers, as aunts and uncles, as inhabitants of the grown-up world, we often spend timing poring over reading suggestions for teens, tweens and [...]

How to build a Growth Mindset in your Kids with Positive Affirmations

How to build a Growth Mindset in your Kids with Positive Affirmations

Back to school! Whether you school-school, homeschool or online school, there is a good chance that the young people in your life have recently started or are about to a fresh new academic year. Nearly 2 years later (I know) the jury is still out on how the pandemic is affecting our children. Older children [...]

10 Tips: Establishing A Good Relationship With Your Child’s Nanny

10 Tips: Establishing A Good Relationship With Your Child’s Nanny

An oft-quoted African proverb states that it takes a child to raise a village. It is not necessarily possible to go it alone. Storytime. For awhile, I raised my first child in India. We lived in an ancestral- family household, we needed an additional caregiver to raise our child. Both my husband and I worked [...]