On Motherhood and Losing Myself

I remember the first time it happened: It was shortly after Theo’s birth and I was still in the hospital. My mother and husband were in the room with me when the nurse came in to do something—maybe weigh him or help bathe him or check his vital signs. After she finished, she said, “All right, now I’ll give him back to mom,” and I felt momentarily confused. Why was she handing my son off to my mother? Shouldn't she give him to me or my husband? ...more
Well said.  I didn't notice a loss of myself until therapy and my kids were almost grown.  When ...more

Food Allergies in Babies

Reaching 6 months is a major milestone for babies. This is time when they are usually introduced to food, besides mother’s milk. It is one of the exciting times, but it also comes with questions and concerns. Which foods are safe, and what can cause harm to a budding eater. What type of food can cause allergic reactions and how to avoid such reactions....more

What To Do When You Get Your First Stretch Mark?

One of the concerns of a pregnant woman is the appearance of those dreaded stretch marks. Women go to extreme measures to prevent them, but little do they know, it’s genetic!...more

An Affair to Remember

Our relationship has changed since I had kids. It seems like such a short time ago that we spent our long, blissful nights together. Sometimes you’d swoop in while I was relaxing on the couch enjoying a glass of wine during the prime time lineup; other times I’d call on you in the wee hours of the morning after a fun evening out with friends. You were always so refreshing and gentle, and if I was lucky, you’d stay with me past Saturday morning breakfast. After you departed, I’d awake feeling like a new woman. A woman who could conquer the world without batting an eye....more

On expecting baby number two

To hear my friends tell it, expecting your first child is one thing, and expecting your second is a whole other animal. So, I was interested to talk to Colleen just a few days before she welcomed her second baby into the world (Colleen is already mother to 18 month old Nicky) about what’s different, what’s the same, and what’s the most exciting....more
Whether you're having a first, second, third (or more) child, I have a great recommendation for ...more

Quinoa with White Yam and Peas

Few months back, I was talking to a dear friend of mine. Both of our kids are of similar age. She told me that she had introduced ‘Quinoa’ to her 8 month old, and he took it well. I started thinking about it and did some reading on it. Quinoa originally is a native of Andes region from South America. Incas called it a ‘mother grain’....more

To the New Mom: Babies Cry. They Just Do.

It's been 6 years since I became a Mom for the first time.  It is also when I first began to blog.  I blogged regularly about my experiences with this tiny, little being who needed me so much, yet for whom I had no idea how to raise.  I blogged about breastfeeding, returning to work, and my baby's first milestones.  Although I have since retired my first baby blog, I often look back at it to remember my journey as a new Mom....more

Let's Have a Baby....Or Nah

When I was younger, I used to want very badly to be a mom. I wanted the big house and the pitter patter of little feet all over. For me, the more, the merrier. I wanted at least five little ones that I could nurture and love forever. And then I got older and I got over it. Not to say the desire of motherhood is something one simply gets over. However, I realised it probably wasn't for me. The realisation came after I had siblings, especially the last one. I was like a mother to her after our mom had passed away. The constant attention giving and losing sleep and worrying was not for me....more

5 of My Favorite Baby Products & Why I Love Them

If you've had a baby, then you know what a hassle it can be to find the best baby products. You end up spending lots of money on products that don't work out and then you have to start the painstaking process all over again of looking for safe and effective products for your little one....more