Baby, Birthday, Musings, Personal

Spice And All Things Nice

“Ooookay,” she says in a sing song voice and toddles upstairs to help her dad find his belt. Relieved for a moment’s respite from her at the stove, I turn my attention to fixing lunch and getting the twins ready for school. They leave and their daddy right after them. Laddu and I stand by […]

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Baby, Musings

The everyday mothering

She walks with her entire body, propelling herself with everything she has got. I watch my seventeen month old as she strides purposefully to the pantry door. She raises herself on her toes and hangs on the handle pushing it down and pulls the door toward her. I am astonished, proud and amazed at what […]

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Baby, Children, Daughters, Happiness

Older, Wiser

I stand in front of the mirror, you in my arms. I move the dryer in gentle circles around your head. Your curls shine and tighten. I put the dryer down and tousle your curls. There is a smidgen of moisture left. I look at us in the mirror as we walk out. I love […]

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Baby, Feelings, Happiness, Musings, Personal

Falling in love

It is late afternoon. I sit with my baby on my arm. Her head is cradled by the crook of my elbow and the rest of her ensconced along the length of my arm. I hold her close and bend down to touch my lips to her forehead. She scrunches her face and looks towards […]

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Adoption, Baby, Daughters, Feelings

I see you. I see myself.

Just as we wrap up our conversation, I hear your daughter T squeal in the background. I hear her talk excitedly to you punctuating her baby talk with ample “mommy”s. I hear the contentment and the happiness. I picture you giving your daughter a hug and see a smile play on your face as you […]

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