Family, Love, Musings, Saathi

Non Anniversaries

Saathi’s voice modulates up and down to match Laddu’s enthusiasm at the little table by the kitchen island. Laddu is on her tiny pink chair. Her toy from the dollar store named Gem is cooking on the molded one-piece kitchenette propped against a stack of books on the table. Saathi is next to her, his […]

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Family, Home, Life, Musings

Big Little Things

The clock is yet to strike 8:00 am. The twins and Saathi have left for school and work. Laddu is still at the island dipping her coin dosais in a mix of thayir and chutney and savoring each morsel. I make my round picking up coffee mugs, discarded plates, and crumbs on the floor. A […]

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Gratitude, Musings

Little Things That Mean Much

As I tend to do every morning, I turned my alarm off and clicked over to my email. Other than my regular messages from all retailers I frequent offering sales and discounts for Mother’s Day was one email from a reader that made me hop out of bed and start my week with a smile. […]

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Musings

Can’t Stop This Feeling

Justin Timberlake croons on the radio and I really can’t stop the feeling coursing through my body. I am happy. Happy in the way a child is. I smile as I fold clothes. The sun is out. My children are in school. My kitchen is clean. I even dance like nobody is watching. Late last […]

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Kids, Laddu, Musings

This Little Girl Of Mine

“You are making sad choice!” “Because it is very cold outside?” “I enjoyed The Nutcracker.” She speaks in sentences. Her eyes sparkle as they meet her sisters coming down the stairs. Her hair cascading in waves frame her tiny face. She holds a rag doll and is ready for school. On our drive she remarks […]

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Musings

Wonderment

“Hurry on out! There is a rainbow in the sky,” I scream as I rush out. I half expect the twins to stay rooted to the sofa, eyes glazed over as Sofia the First proves to be wiser than her years. I am surprised to see them join Saathi, Laddu and I at the driveway […]

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Musings, People, Work

What’s in a title?

We stood in a circle like we always do. At the turn of the hour, the stand up meeting commenced. We each clearly stated what we had done, what we had left and impediments if any. As is the rule, when everyone who had a stake in that release had their say, the floor was […]

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