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a blog filled with reflections and general cerebral meanders of a recent migrant to the US who also became a mother and reached her late 30s ; essays on late 30s angst & challenges of adult migration
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motherhood+migration+angst & other insanities = Catharsis
When the Pain Haunts You
"You hurt me". Those were the last words I spoke to him as I walked away. It was to a man ...
Life is (Still) a Cliché
***If you haven’t read the original Life is a Cliché, (or Part One), click here.***Life is too short. You only live once so you have to take the bull by the horns. Don’t be afraid of challen...
Parenting Behind the Scenes
We just got done with dinner and I was, as usual, busy moving around the kitchen trying to...
This Is How Valentine's Day Should Look Like
I was surprised to see my mother-in-law up so early. In the six weeks she's been with us, she has never left her room earlier than 7:30 a.m. I was in the kitchen making breakfast and was tot...
Being a Drama Queen Helped Me Survive My Break-Up
Being partnered is great, especially if it’s a long term relationship. It offers a sense of security (no matter how false), and consequently, affords us a degree of complacency. The feeling ...
Parenting and the Burden of 'Alternative Facts'
If you have not been living under a rock this past week, you'd be painfully aware that the...
My First Time Getting a Call Back After a Mammogram
I've been very open about the fact that I'm a paranoid. My brain is wired such that my natural tendency is to think worst case scenario first, before I tap into my more rational, probability- and facts-based side. I see cough and fever and I think pn...
Lessons Learned from 2017
Yes, you read that right. 2017 with just its first six days has been generous with its teaching moments. 1. When you see all those organizing and weight-loss articles online or all over soci...
I Wish Us All an Elusive Gift
"Peace on Earth and good will to all men."All my life I’ve heard this greeting during the holidays and I’ve always thought it made sense to me.May peace be with you. I thought I understood what this meant every time this was spoken. As a child I thou...
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