Laddu Goes to School

“Amma vandhachu! Amma vandhachu!!” Her voice echoes in the otherwise silent room. I enter quickly and scoop her up from the ground and shower her with kisses. She clings to me as we pick up her lunch box and search for her water bottle. Her new caregiver gives me a quick overview of the day. […]

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Children, Daughters, Family, Life, Milestones, Personal, School

New beginnings

I woke to the shrill sound of the alarm going off at 5:00 AM. Saathi groaned and suggested snoozing another half hour. I figured it would not hurt and reset the alarm to 5:30 to catch a few more winks of sleep. The next time it beeped, I was up with razor-sharp focus. The next […]

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