Monthly Archives: May 2016

An Unexpected, Voluntary C-Section

There are a lot of emotions around child birth, be it vaginal or via a major surgery. I had never planned on having a C-section. There was no reason for me to be prepared. I was steeled for the intense pain of labor and delivery followed by the elation and pride in what my body…

Parenting is not miserable

I have heard so many complaints and negativity around parenting and raising children, that it’s made me wonder why people have kids in the first place? From being sources of inconvenience and sleeplessness and general adult-time-invasion, it seemed like these people cherished their pre-child days way more to appreciate their offspring. I know parenting is not…

In Praise of The Only Child

I have been a target for pity most of my life because I bear the status of an only child. And now, people have started showering their misguided sympathy on my toddler. It’s come full circle. I now get a sense of what my mom must have faced raising me, against societal expectations; family members nagging…