Menaka Raman

The business of having class parties at school

School  is almost over people.

28 Mar 2019

Class parties call for cutlery caper

Since my children’s school only sets exams from grade 6, the last month of school is devoid of stress and tension.

28 Mar 2019

Redeem yourself! Adopt a dog, and become a pet parent

Get things right with your fur baby, and become the parent your children have denied you the right to be. 

13 Mar 2019

Jam sessions that parents can surely miss

I ask because both my children play instruments.

07 Mar 2019

Jam sessions that parents can miss

I ask because both my children play instruments.

05 Mar 2019

Five book ideas for the parents, by the parents, on parenting

Instead of trying to find ways to sleep, this book will tell parents to embrace their insomnia and use the extra hours they have in the day to their benefit.

27 Feb 2019

The art of letting go and having fun

A few weeks ago I attended my older son’s Parent Teacher Meeting.

19 Feb 2019

Bedtime questions and dilemmas

The question was posed quietly by my 10-year-old as he stared at a small Lego ‘laser blaster’ he’d recently made.

07 Feb 2019

Bedtime questions and dilemmas

The question was posed quietly by my ten-year-old as he stared at a small Lego ‘laser blaster’ he’d recently made.

06 Feb 2019

A ‘waste’ attempt at making a project

Amma. I have to make a project for Science. I have to make something from waste.’

31 Jan 2019

Decluttering in the presence of the past

Last week I decided to take on some much-needed spring cleaning in our home.

09 Jan 2019