“Pssst…did you hear that she swears in front of the kids? That’s just awful parenting. No wonder the kids are messed”. Rolled eyes. Whispers. Disgusted Looks. Snickers. Alienation. Ever experienced THAT before? “THAT” being SHAME. But more specifically, Mom Shaming. In my books, Mom Shaming is the worst experience ever […]READ MORE >
Last month, my parents and I took an impromptu trip to London (England). Honestly, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to spend time with them one-on-one. I mean, we all know how it goes: life gets busy and family can sometimes take a backburner. As my parents get older, I’m growing more and more paranoid about how little time I have left with them. So without giving it a lick of thought, I instantly committed to a trip abroad.READ MORE >
Mark Groves has riled me up, revved my engines, and stirred the pot. (Not like that, you guys.) He wrote this, a blog titled, Maybe Instead of Shaming the Divorced, We Should Be Learning From Them. The title really says it all, but as a woman of Indian descent who’s […]READ MORE >
I don’t need to tell you how hard it is to balance it all. Being a mom is easily one of the toughest jobs on the planet, and I genuinely struggle like crazy to raise my three boys. The worst part? I catch myself in self-criticism mode on the regular, and the guilt—ooof! Self compassion rolls so easily off my tongue for other people, but when it comes to myself…’nuff said. (I’m working on it. Scout’s honor.)READ MORE >
Here’s the deal: I’m nearly convinced my parents signed a contract with the divine, stipulating that they had to baby me for life. The other night over dinner, my girlfriends and I joked about growing up under the ever-watchful eyes of our parents who—of course—had the very best intentions. While […]READ MORE >
Let your kid fail this year.
I know—this isn’t exactly what every parent wants to hear at the start of another brand spanking new school year, but I’m totally serious over here. If you want your kid to succeed in life (and of course you want them to succeed), failure is a completely necessary step towards an incredibly important skill: resilience.READ MORE >