Dear reader

Okay so this post is where I talk to you directly. I have seen people coming to this site even when the last post I’ve written was 2 months ago. So there are people who are finding things to read and are making use of this space.

This post is not about my explanation of why I haven’t written in so long, but a dialog between me and you.

So here is a question to all you lurkers and delurkers. What do you want me to write about? What posts have you enjoyed reading and what do you want to read more about? Okay so that’s two questions.

I want to write things that you are interested in reading and not just post gibberish to get it out of my head. Although, I might do that at times.

So go ahead and use up the comment space. If you are too shy, you can also leave me an email.

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On Postnatal Depression

Postnatal Depression is real and new mothers often fail to recognise it and reach out for help. If you are a new mother or going to be one or know someone who is, share this article  of mine on the topic. Yes, once again on Mums Write. Don’t forget to show some love by liking the article (only if you like it) 🙂

A letter to my daughter

A letter to my daughter

Dear daughter o’mine,

You laugh a lot, with gay abandon, accompanied by snorts. Don’t let anyone tell you it is unladylike.

You climb on your dad, roll on the floor and play with cars. Don’t let them tell you should have been a boy.

You run, scream, jump and talk non stop, trying to burn the seemingly inexhaustible energy I am still wondering the source of. Don’t let their disapproving stares bother you.

You play with your dolls, cooking for and feeding them. You even put them to bed. Don’t let them tell you that is how girls play.

You like ribbons and pony tails but couldn’t care less about princesses and unicorns. You sleep with a teddy bear. You like trucks, aeroplanes and skateboards. Digging in the dirt and climbing trees are some of your favourite past times. Don’t let them teach you to choose between any of those.

Don’t let anyone define who you are or what you should be. Wear blacks, reds and blues if you like and be who you want to be.

You are just a child, free and wild. And that is how it should be.

I’m on Mums Write

So, I submitted an article to Mums Write and actually got accepted. If you are a parent or are going to be one, this might be some useful information. If you aren’t a parent, then share this with others who are.

http://mumswrite.com.au/putting-yourself-first/

Published on Mums Write

10 things you can do when bored

Summer holidays were both a fun time and ummm… non-fun time for me. Fun time when I could visit my grandma and play with cousins. Non-fun when I was stuck at my home and couldn’t go out to play because the whole neighborhood went to their respective grandma’s. Hmmppff. So I would always complain to my mother of boredom when I was left to play, all by myself. And on some days I’d be bored no matter what I did or where I went. I did find out some solutions later when I grew up.

I also have a habit of observing people around all the time. I’ve seen people doing stuff which indicates they are bored and are whiling time away. Here are some of those combined with my own experiences.

Bored? Checkout if you’d want to do any of these.

1. Fiddle with the mobile phone
Seriously, not having a mobile when one is alone has become the worst case scenario these days. When you’re waiting for someone or when you are alone in a cafe or restaurant, even when you stand at the bus stop waiting for the bus, it’s your mobile that keeps you company. It just feels weird not to do anything while being alone. Funny though, because just a decade back there was no mobile phone and we coped just fine.

2. Browse relentlessly
When there is nothing else to do or when you want to do nothing else, there is always the friendly internet at your beck and call. Just switch on and go. You can talk to people and browse so many things and not move an inch. Real boon.

3. Blog
Yes, just like me right now. Turn to blog, read blogs, write blogs and browse through blogs. It comes under the above point but I thought it worth mentioned as I am a blogger myself.

4. Call-up people
That would make you spend some time on phone and most often you’ll forge that you were bored when you’re done. Though you’d be done only by dinner time. Helpful.

5. Sleep
That sure is a solution for all problems. Just sleep whenever you don’t want to do anything else. You might be grumpy when you wake up, but you won’t be bored.

6. Roam
Mostly men do this. Whenever they are bored out of their minds, they just go out, roam aimlessly and come back revived. I don’t know how that happens.

7. Window shopping
Retail therapy has always been a soul soother, but window shopping takes the boredom and replaces it with all kinds of shopping ideas. By the end of which you might be a little poorer than when you started.

8. Eating
Food helps in calming mind and body. Hungry stomach always leads of annoyed mind. But does it help a bored mind too? I’ve found it does, to me. Whenever I’m bored, I just think of all exotic dishes and end up cooking something different than the usual stuff.

9. Gaming
Computer and video games are in vogue. So much so that my adult friends spend whole nights on their computers playing games. Duh!

10. Motivating oneself
When you can’t get the boredom to go out all by itself, you must pry it out. Read something motivating, watch inspirational talks, think of a goal for yourself and think of how your life would be when you achieve that goal. Do something substantial, right that instant towards the goal. Or do something important like cleaning cupboard or exercising. By the time you finish doing all that, it’ll be time to sleep and hopefully the next day won’t bore you. 🙂

I don’t know where this post came from. I just sat and typed.
Do you too have weird blog post ideas?