Field Notes From #amuminprogress Vol.1: Between One Thing And The Next

Field Notes From #amuminprogress Vol.1: Between One Thing And The Next

Nayana Chakrabarti, Parenting and Education Editor Ok, so I have a confession. I love Reels. I don’t get them. I can’t make them but I can waste hours on them. It saves me from doom scrolling and I can just pretend that my life, just like everyone else’s will one day make for a great [...]

Body Positive Books

Body Positive Books

Nayana Chakrabarti, Parenting and Education Editor The conversation about body positivity never gets old. No, let me rephrase. We must now allow it to ever get old. At its heart, body positivity is a movement which seeks to empower all bodies and advocates for the acceptance of all bodies irrespective of shape, ability, size, gender, [...]

An Open Letter To A 9-year Old Me

An Open Letter To A 9-year Old Me

Nayana Chakrabarti, Parenting and Education Editor The author, aged 9 Hey you, I’ve thought of you often over the years, sitting, perched on the cusp of adulthood. I’ve marveled at your naivety, I’ve wanted to scold you into practicality and pragmatism. But you are a dreamer, not a doer. And here’s the strange, almost incomprehensible [...]

Parenting Smart

Parenting Smart

Nayana Chakrabarti, Parenting and Education Editor Well, it’s not even the middle of January and it’s already been a long year. Parenting is fraught at the best of times but with a pandemic raging on in the background, many of us are finding that we are spinning even more plates than usual. Some of us [...]

Sleep like a Baby?

Sleep like a Baby?

Author: Nayana Chakrabarti, Parenting and Education Editor Whoever came up with the saying ‘to sleep like a baby’ had clearly never met a baby in their lives Right? Right. Whilst newborns can and often do sleep for up to 16 hours a day, they do not necessarily sleep when their parents and caregivers want them [...]