Menaka Raman

‘Sleep is the new sex’

After having kids, getting a good night’s sleep, or a wink now and then, seems like a luxurious activity

21 Mar 2018

It’s never too late to mother adult toddlers

Mother: Marriage is just a fancy word for adopting an overgrown male child who cannot be handled by his parents anymore.Ha! Ha! Right? We’ve all seen this meme or some variation of it.

14 Mar 2018

It’s never too late to teach kids, and hubby

Why is it that when our husbands don’t complete daily tasks, we never discuss, instead, do it ourselves

14 Mar 2018

Hey you, my child needs to eat, too!

Breastfeeding in public has always been met with criticism. Why so much fuss over something so natural?

06 Mar 2018

Parenting lessons 101: My child, my choices

Why can’t our advertisements be more progressive in their portrayal of women, especially mothers?

27 Feb 2018

The award for the best mum goes to...

My mother made a grand total of two trips to the school I studied in between the sixth and twelfth grade.

20 Feb 2018

Channel the literary parent in you...

You are sure to find your role model from the fictional characters in children’s books

06 Feb 2018

Sometimes, parents can be brats too

Travelling with children can be tough, but if you know what to do it can be bearable

30 Jan 2018

Memory pills or imposition, What works?

Adding a bit more sizzle to the lectures would help students remember things better

23 Jan 2018

Look spiders in the eye, before telling your child to do so

“I’ve changed my mind,” I yelped “I don’t want to do this anymore.” My mother tried to soothe me, but I wasn’t in much of a mood to listen and kept insisting that I wanted to go back home. I was on my

17 Jan 2018

There’s no such thing as a silly phobia

Don’t be dismissive of your child’s fears.  Empathise with them and try to talk it out

16 Jan 2018

Stop being so 2017, try these top trends

Jewellery made of silicone or high-end nurseries...what is your pick for this year?

09 Jan 2018

Who do you love the most the world?

My husband and I like to teasingly ask our children who their most favourite people in the world are.

02 Jan 2018

Parenting teaches us new words in English

...As we #HopInto2018, here is a look at the list of words 2017 gifted us

26 Dec 2017

No, being a parent is not gift enough

...we need to be pampered too, and here’s a list to help you figure it out

19 Dec 2017