When your kids are bubbling with unlimited amount of energy, you've gotta find ways to release it! In Switzerland, kids are always encouraged to play outdoors. Nature is in abundance here. There are forests to walk in; mountains to hike, ski or sled upon; and lakes to swim in. It is a country with a … Continue reading 5 Family-friendly free Parks in UAE
I can't believe this tiny butterfly that flitted about all the time, SO out of anybody's reach, is now a Big Girl. Almost as tall as I am, Medha looks, talks and thinks much older than her actual age of 11. I sometimes forget that she's still a kid and share some of my ideas … Continue reading A Young lady or a Big girl- Medha turns 11.
A quiet getaway from Dubai into the Sun-kissed, sandy RAK or Ras Al Khaimah, full of pristine beaches, culture and beauty, to get our travel fix,
"Should we learn Blackjack or Poker now?", Madhav, my younger one, asks me. We learnt card games like Donkey, spoon, Rummy and Go Fish watching YouTube videos and now we play them in rotation. Madhav taught himself a few card tricks and now he offers free sessions as gifts on our birthdays. He resorts to … Continue reading Rubick’s Cube to Rummy – Turning 8 in COVID times
Yess...we are finally a family of 4. We rang this year with the birth of our daughter Nyra. I was wrong to believe that it would be easier the second time around. So far It has not been easy. With Mike busy with his work, his MBA classes, a lockdown in Switzerland, a hyperactive toddler, … Continue reading Welcoming Nyra into our family!
All aboard the Makruzz ! We felt we were on a plane than on a ferry service (1150 rupees per ticket). It took us 2 hours to get to Havelock Island, or Swaraj Dweep as it is now called, from Port Blair (where we had a great time exploring the Cellular Jail and Ross Island. … Continue reading ANDAMAN – Swaraj Dweep (Havelock Island)
This post (& the next few) will be about a memorable trip we took 2 years ago. Thanks to copious amounts of notes I took in my journal, I'm able to recollect those memories and write them here. Prices, rules and the availability of hotels and services mentioned might have changed in these 2 years. … Continue reading ANDAMAN- Cellular Jail & Ross Island
Do you feel like you aren't getting a moment's rest? No time to take a shower, to eat something without being interrupted by a sudden wailing? And sleep? What's that?? How was life before a baby (or a twister more like) rolled out and took complete control of it?! you may wonder. Many have gone … Continue reading Dear New Mama,
As a child I was surrounded by books. When there was nothing else to do, my sister and I naturally gravitated towards books. We did not have many children's books though. We read whatever we could get our hands on. Our parents weren't worried about what we were reading. We were library members and often … Continue reading How to get kids to read (more)
After a short flight early (like very early!) in the morning, we were in Goa! These are COVID Times- so we were given ppe kits to protect ourselves. Since the airports want as less contact with the passengers as they possibly can, boarding tickets are not handed out, which makes for a safe but chaotic … Continue reading Sun, Sand and Serenity at Devbagh Beach Resort