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 [...]

#fieldnotesfromamuminprogress: Framing The Talk

#fieldnotesfromamuminprogress: Framing The Talk

So...I thought that writing this blog post would be a breeze. Or, as the children I teach have learned to say - easy peasy lemon squeezy (they’ve learned that from me, of course) but I digress... Where were we? Oh yes, I thought that writing this article would be a breeze. After all, puberty hit [...]

Sibling Relationships: Field Notes from a Mum in Progress

Sibling Relationships: Field Notes from a Mum in Progress

I am an only child. I like to think that I defy the stereotypes that go hand in hand with only children but here we are. My mother was an only child too. My father is the eldest of six. My husband is the eldest of two. My mother-in-law is the youngest of nine while [...]

Field Notes from #amuminprogress Vol 2: Being Kind To Ourselves as Parents

Field Notes from #amuminprogress Vol 2: Being Kind To Ourselves as Parents

In a world, where you can be anything, be kind. Isn’t that what the message below reads? Be kind. My Swiss Story, Field Notes from #amuminprogress Vol 2, Pic Credit: Unsplash Simple. So simple, so effective that it is a powerful social media hashtag. The phrase ‘Be Kind’ is so ubiquitous that sometimes it cancels [...]