Guess who’s an author now?

It’s happening, it’s happening!!A drabble (100 word story) I wrote got accepted by a British Anthology Publication!!!!This is huge, as you can guess from all the exclamation points. I’m beyond thrilled and grateful that a piece of fiction (which came from the darkest corners of my mind) has been considered …

Great Expectations.

A childhood friend of mine is expecting her first baby in Feb 2020. She’s been following me for a while on my website and Facebook, and she thinks I know something about parenting. So she called me this past weekend to get the inside scoop. Now mind you, prior to …

Like a Hawk!

I spent an hour yesterday at the Spa/Salon. When I get home, this conversation happens with my husband. Raghav: Babe, you look nice! Me: Aww, thanks! That was so relaxing. Raghav: Wow, your hair!! Cannot beat that Salon blowout, huh?! Me: Well… Raghav: And your eyebrows! Done to perfection!  Me: …. …

9 and what fun!

9 today. The baby fat, almost gone. Taller, leaner and looks like the young man he’s becoming.  9 today. He still gives me mushy kisses. He still lets me snuggle up. And, oh my heart! 9 today. Wakes up with a smile and asks about his present. Negotiates like a …

I am a Liar.

I am a liar. A big, fat liar.  I often smile and nod when someone asks me if I’m ok. I talk about self acceptance while shopping for anti aging serums. I am awkward around compliments, because I worry I’m not worthy of them. I hold in my tummy, every …

Pizza and Cake.

This month is a big deal in my house. Nirav turns 9, Reya hits 5 and tomorrow, on the 5th, I turn….well, older. My dad and mother-in-law have birthdays coming up too, and I also celebrate 14 years of being married on the 31st. So August means presents galore and …

Scent and space.

I often find myself harried or dealing with chaos. I usually have a decent handle on life, but over the years I’ve learned to stop and smell the roses. No literally. SMELL the roses. Being a very sensory person, sights, sounds, tastes dictate a lot of my choices. But at …

Two Days

My birthday is coming up in a week. I’ll be a year older, a year wiser(or so my husband,Raghav hopes)So this year, I’m doing something different for my birthday. Now we’ve had a rather bouncy year. 2 surgeries(Nirav and me), amazing events (new house/new pet/new job) along with all the …

This one is for my Autism Folks.

We know about autism. We know about Anxiety. But sometimes, it’s more than that. Our bright, wonderful kids, go from having a regular garden variety tantrum to a full-blown anxiety attack. So what do we do? We try ABA techniques. Rewards for good behavior. Consequences for undesirable. A favorite toy …

Catch me live! Tomorrow!

I will be live again tomorrow on the Momspresso Facebook page, reading another award-winning short story. I hope you’ll join me! For those of you in the US, I’ll be saving the video so you can watch it the next morning with your cup of coffee. Here’s the link:https://m.facebook.com/Momspresso/ Indian …