Celebrating One Year of Parenting Solo

10/12 It’s been a year of learning. And I’m learning to acknowledge and celebrate the small stuff. The shout out from a client. A hug from the little one. The birds that fly in through the open garden doors. The feeling of the morning sun. The way I’ve been brought up .. or my DNA…

Taking a Leap of Faith

So the kid starts his “new” big school today. Day 1. Again. This is a school I’ve been trying for for almost 3 years now. Yes, it’s that good. Or so I believe. And my heart turned to mush when I saw him off at the bus today. At 7:25 am. Eyes still droppy. His…

The story no one shares

This post was written sometime end of March. Only now have I found the courage to share it. On one hand I wanted to share this.. on the other, I was afraid of how people would react. One close friend stormed out of my house, kids in tow, when she found out that I was…

When you don’t celebrate Father’s Day ..

Sometimes I think all these Days are just well, massive business propaganda. When you really love / respect / value someone, you don’t need a reminder or a special day to say it. Now that’s its just A and me, it was bitter sweet seeing FB filled with posts from friends saying what an awesome…

The Year of Courage

[Image: LiveLifeHappy] It’s that time of the year again, when I get all reflective. More so this year than others. The year just flew by in a blur. 2014. When I look back to see where the year went by; I see that it’s been the year of courage. When I did so many things that…

The Sheer Joy of Learning

[Image Credit: Tommy Wong] I have this incredibly terrible itch. I love to learn. I love to learn new stuff. I love to go back and refine what I already know. I’m curious. I’m inquisitive. And I have no hassles with stepping into the unknown and trying to figure things out – as daunting at it…

How good is good enough?

[Image Credit: woodleywonderwork] That’s exactly what  I feel like. It’s been almost 5 months since I quit my job. Now that I’m writing for a living, my blog’s taken a back seat. Paid writing takes precedence. I’m a great believer in planning ahead. But it’s not quite worked out like I’d planned. In a good way…