She asked me …

For the last couple of days, the girl has been asking some soul searching questions: Why did I come before Sean? Why is he my brother?  The first time she asked me this, I went biblical and told her about John the Baptist. The importance of his role in the preparation of coming of Christ…

Hiding

Ever feel like you could burst with all the emotions that are pulsating and gushing in your body, in your veins, in your head, in your heart. There are days that are so beautiful in my head and some that are so turbulent, but this doesn’t show up. I hide it. Am I the only…

Following my heart

The boy and I had just arrived at the therapy center and were getting off the rickshaw when he saw his most favourite backhoe loader, the one he calls KC. My boy jumped with joy as he watched a man quickly load pieces of broken furniture into the front bucket. For those who don’t know…

Hey beautiful Girl

I see the shiny brown curls frame your sweet face. I see your sleep-swollen eyes and feel you’re warm just out of the blanket body. I love the delicate smell of your hair, I still think it smells of milk and sweat, just like when you were a baby. I love your small fingers tugging…

A butterfly gone too soon

Recently, a friend lost her little girl. We received this news early in the morning just as we woke up and it was heartbreaking and all we could think of was, what would we feel if we were in the parent’s place? I am not sure if it is right or wrong or cruel or…

Remember, I’m thinking of you.

I’m sure many of you have seen this fluffy white hairy seed floating around during your childhood. And spent hours trying to catch them as they float dreamily around in the summer breeze. It comes from the Scarlet Milkweed plant pod, also known as Kakatundi in Hindi. The pretty red flowers grow into pods and…

LEGO and me

I recently attended a LinkedIn Local gathering, where they had Lego Serious Play facilitators talk about how LEGO Serious Play continues to be used by the Dutch Army and Large corporates like Google as a part of Strategy building and problem-solving. First of all the idea of attending a LinkedIn event was intimidating (I have…

Life Lessons from a Leaf: What does Autism mean to us?

When you look at this leaf, you might not find it interesting or extraordinary, except that it is the shape of a heart. But the most extraordinary thing about this leaf is that it is NOT supposed to look this way. The leaf of this Bauhinia Tree is supposed to be bilobed (having two lobes)…

Why?

The most frustrating memory of 2015 for me was getting answers to the WHY? Why has my son stopped talking? Why did Daddy have to die so suddenly? Why me? Why us? When it concerns my #theboy, most people looked to me for answers, Why? How? When? Did you do something different? What did you…

How to help your child through transitions.

Heraclitus said : “The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change -” https://www.goodreads.com/ Well, try telling that to your child Picture this; You have 5 minutes to get your child to wear his socks and shoes on, zip up their bag, run downstairs to the building gate to catch his school bus… doable… yes, but he refuses. Why?…