June 29, 2007

Mommies again!

All three of them second time moms. All of them busy buying pink and all of them have June babies. Congrats CK, Rbdans and Noon. Wishing all things wonderful to the baby girls.

Welcome to Planet Earth -
Baby M,
Dlittle &
Kutti Girl.

Help Vinay.

28 years old Vinay is suffering from Acute Myeloid Leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. There are nt enough South Asians in the bone marrow registry. It is important that many Indians register to help Vinay and others like him who need a donor.

You can easily register with the Asian American Donor Program (AADP) Registry at http://www.aadp.org . The procedure to register is less than a minute and is not invasive, just a simple swab of the mouth. The AADP recommends that people read about the actual marrow donation procedure on the website before registering.

Go to http://www.helpvinay.org/ for more information.

June 22, 2007

Mommy Meets.

Kiran is planning a Mumbai Mommy bloggers meet and I hope I am not late in announcing it. (Sorry Kiran, totally slipped my mind.) Please go here to her post if you are interested to meet up with fellow mommies. Have fun!

Kay invites Mommies from Toronto for a get together. Click here for details.

And I think the first ever Mommies meet was initiated by Poppins(You will go down in history, P!) in Bangalore and here are the details from the meet which happened early this month.

Any Moms in Zurich interested in this lonely soul?!

June 20, 2007


The brave little guy, Piyush passed away last evening. What do you tell a family when they lose a child? How do you console them? Especially after the child has battled a long fight and given up. Wishing Piyushs parents and everyone in his family a lot of courage and peace. God bless the little soul.

Heres Sunitas posts on Piyush. Take heart Sunita. You are a wonderful person and a great inspiration to Moms like me.

June 18, 2007

What a Wonderful world!

Visitor had sent me a link where an American couple have adopted a boy from India and while reading that blog, it led me to couple of other people whom have also adopted children from India. Its absolutely touching to read them and their entire journey just amazed me. My belief in God has been strengthened after reading these blogs.

Do check out the fascinating stories of
Samedh and

June 17, 2007

Fathers Day Special 2

As expected more posts are pouring down. I am constantly holding a tissue and wiping my tears away. And to think that I forgot to wish my dad a Happy Fathers day when I spoke to him today! duh!

Dees heartfelt letter to her Appa. *Your dad helped your mom in cooking? Awww....*

All of four months and Mittu has a way with her words in a letter to her Appa!

Malini describes the day and writes about her father and surprise, surprise - her FIL too! ;)

Promises are made to be broken, Noon! Especially to husbands! ;)

Sheela as usual waves her magic wand and creates exquisite stuff. Check out here and here for some craft ideas.

Heres our dear MM's posts on three generation of fathers! *Warning: This post is a real tear jerker*
And last but not the least, here are both the Trishnas and their poignant posts on their Dads on their Birthdays - Happy Birthday Papa and Daddy...

Long live Dads!

June 16, 2007

Fathers Day Special.

Its raining "Fathers day posts" at the Mommy Blogdom. Make sure you have a box of tissues before proceeding to read them.

Kiran tells us about her dad and the brats dad.

Moppets Mom is a
Daddys girl!

Poppins' valid fears about Daddies and their Cholesterol.

Sunitas touching post on her dad.

Tharini as always paints a picture with her words in her post - Pops!

Wishing all the Daddies a very special Fathers Day! Go on Moms, make it an unforgettable day for the dads! ;)

June 14, 2007

Flying with Kids...

... is nt as easy as some people think it is and I have a recent experience to prove that. Not all parents are irresponsible and some like me are obsessive about the co passengers comfort and I would do ANYTHING to keep my daughter quiet. I talk to her, play with her and let her do whatever she wants as long as she is quiet. Luckily for me, she does nt want to walk or run around the plane. So that's a relief.

Here's Sundars post on the same subject and his plan for a kid friendly airlines! :)
1. I will have wide aisles for kids to run around
2. the walls will be painted with Disney , Sesame street, Barney, Dora characters.
3. I will hire daycare teacher turned air-hostesses or air-hostesses turned daycare teachers only!
4. Will not have any carbonated or sugary drinks on the flight that would make the kids hyper.

after reading this article by Vir Sanghvi.
What is it with us? Why don’t we recognize that as much as we love Chunnu, Munnu, Pappu, Bunty or Pinky, the rest of the world is under no obligation to regard them with similar indulgence? Worst of all is the feeling of entitlement that prosperous parents have.They believe that because they are rich, their kids have the right to do whatever they feel like. It’s a funny thing but the children of less-wealthy or poor parents never behave quite as badly as the children of the rich. Perhaps this is because the social inequalities of India mean that their parents themselves lack the confidence to cause a stir in public places. But rich kids—they are even worse than their parents.

Personally, this popular opinion that "mothers want the entire world to praise their kids" gets my goat! I dont go to all that trouble of traveling with a toddler so that some tom, dick and harry can say how cute my daughter is! For all you know, I would be happy if total strangers ignore my daughter in this bad, bad world we currently live in!

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