Category: Mom Notes

A Little Pause That Changed Everything

"Mumma! She called loudly as soon as she entered the house, stamping her feet . You need to do something about my facial hair. I want to get rid of them, at least from my upper lip and eye brows. I am so annoyed by them and everyone makes fun of me and my moustache at school. Why am I the only one with so much hair in my class? I hate them. My daughter was fuming in anger and irritation.  "You're just 13. I got it done when I was 19." "Why do you compare yourself with others?"...

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Relocation with dogs

One fine day over a cup of tea, my husband mentions that we are moving out of Gurgaon. Better Job opportunity is always a selling point. Now before I begin my journey you should know that this is my third move with dog(s). I mean different moves with different dogs and different modes as well.  I was based in Gurgaon and blessed with (apart from a two legged human 7 year old boy) – two gorgeous Labradors. Both are 2 years and 5 months old, been with me since they were 40 days old. Popularly known as Bonkers (Male) & Pixie (Female) These were the various options for us or anyone else – By Road By Train By Air By Road Probably the best mode if the distance is short or you are used to travelling with dogs for a long time. The major issue would be getting places to stay on route that allow dogs ( in case of overnight journey) Your dogs might end up staying in the car that may not be best for them. For long distance, and if without another option. Plot out your travel in such a way that you book your pet in a boarding for a night, while you catch up on some rest in a hotel For us it was out of the planning zone as I have two dogs who aren’t...

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Out Of Control

I am not the kind of person who gets frazzled easily. I feel like I am a rock, it takes a helluva lot of beating to break me. I was always sure of what I wanted from life, being married and having two kids was almost priority number one and I stuck to it. The first time I got pregnant I was 26, young and excited. That pregnancy didn’t last beyond the 5th month for reasons I still cannot comprehend very well. Sometimes on days that are gloomy and depressing I wonder if I gave up too soon then....

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Kids Do Everything #JustLikeMom

As my husband and I drove back home, tired and worn out, I was gathering strength to tackle my 7 year old daughter‘s tantrums. I thought she might be little upset with us!  We had gone for the usual weekend grocery shopping leaving our 7 year old daughter at home. She likes going out with us in the car; listening to some of her favourite songs and chatting with her dad! But grocery shopping doesn’t excite her much and so she reluctantly decided to stay back at home with her grandparents.  I rang the door bell, expecting to see my daughter...

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A Day in the Life of a Mom – Crocs busy day contest Winner

And the shrill alarm rang at a horribly unearthly hour. Ma AllJazz rolled over, shut her phone with vehemence and slipped right back into her benign dream world. She was rudely woken up again, by what seemed like the retching sound of a week long undigested chicken. As she slowly came to life and as her brain cells powered up, Ma AllJazz discovered that the culprit was her phone, belting out her son's version of music. Perhaps, his way of getting even with her for the previous day's dinner, comprising of a very bitter gourd? Apple of her eye?...

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(The author runs a blog called NIRVANAMA at You can go to NIRVANAMA to read more posts about becoming a happy and stress free mom) We all love talking about women empowerment. We all are staunch proponents of it. Today I am going to bring your attention to a class of society whose empowerment is overlooked most of the time. Many don’t think they need empowerment. Most of us don’t KNOW they need empowerment. I am talking of our children. Children need empowerment. From day one. Whether it’s a toddler or a teenager, we need to consciously empower...

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