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 [...]

How to beat Ms. Overwhelmed

How to beat Ms. Overwhelmed

Author: Ann Grandchamp, Mental Health Editor One of the most common issues my clients deal with is the feeling of overwhelmed. And what are overwhelmed people really really good at (re)producing? Complexity. The art of complexification is to make things complicated when they are actually quite simple. They don't do it on purpose, of course. [...]

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 [...]