The sad story of a Peanut butter cake

I painstakingly make a whole wheat peanut butter cake with peanuts caramelized in brown sugar/jaggery…. And my daughter says “I don’t want it.” I claim that it’s healthy and that I am sending it as tiffin to school. She replies, “but I don’t like peanuts. Make me something else.” It was only two days back…

Formula milk cake

You write and preach about the merits of exclusive breastfeeding but in a moment of sheer weakness, you buy a packet of formula milk powder for your baby, which she refuses to even taste…. While your conscious mind tells you to throw it away, an inner voice from your subconscious whispers bake!bake!bake! And so I…

How I Transformed From A Breastfeeding Zealot Into Someone With More Empathy Towards New Mothers

Most mothers may find breastfeeding very easy. But for others like me,the struggle has been very real. http://m.huffingtonpost.in/subha-sunny/how-i-transformed-from-a-breastfeeding-zealot-into-someone-with-more-empathy-towards-new-mothers_a_23352870/ When I was expecting my first child, I was determined to breastfeed her. I had read a lot regarding the subject and had made up my mind for the purpose at hand. But I had actually underestimated…

Trigger point memories

I want to recall a few memories for you. Memories that will resonate with many girls and women in general; memories that we have neatly wrapped and tucked inside inaccessible corners of our hearts. But each time we hear stories like these, our repressed memories have a way of unwrapping themselves and emerging into consciousness;…

34 weeks pregnant

My last post was when I was in my 23rd week. A lot of things happened in between which kept me away from blogging. I was down with viral fever thrice between May and August. Since my husband was super busy and there was nobody for help, I had a really tough time during sickness….

Malignant Narcissism and its Repercussions

Malignant Narcissism has many devastating consequences on its victims. Healing is definitely possible, but it takes time. One cannot describe how much time it takes to heal, because it differs from person to person; the flashbacks, the many triggers of past trauma that come and go as occasional or frequent memories. My husband, my wife,…

23 weeks pregnant

I have officially entered the sixth month. Though I haven’t popped fully, my bump is showing and finally I look pregnant rather than looking and feeling like I have had five burritos for lunch. Those little wriggles and kicks are getting better and better. My husband felt the baby kick yesterday. He was so elated….