Menaka Raman

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How to catalyse conversations?

Their behaviour baffled me, as some of my fuzziest memories are of a daily ritual of sipping tea with my sister and mother and chatting about our day.

19 Jun 2019

Raising sons just like daughters

A couple of weeks ago I was at the airport bookstore.

14 Jun 2019

Raising sons just like daughters

A couple of weeks ago I was at the airport bookstore. Among the rows of bestsellers, autobiographies and romance novels, my eyes snagged on a new parenting book aimed at mothers.

12 Jun 2019

Pastas and projects

I mean really, the sky is the limit with dried pasta. If you know what’s good for you, you will fill a separate storage facility with all the dried pasta you can get your hands on.

07 Jun 2019

Pastas and projects

Everyone knows they should use anelloni to make the centrioles.

06 Jun 2019

Summer Vacation is the new board game

Congratulations on your purchase of the multiplayer board game Summer Vacation.

21 May 2019

Mums and need for eyes, ears and browsing history everywhere
 

 My children have pretty much stopped watching regular television.

18 May 2019

The bubble of a manicured society

My family and I have lived in gated communities for nine years now.

03 May 2019

The bubble of a manicured society
 

My family and I have lived in gated communities for nine years now.

30 Apr 2019

Passing on the legacy called impatience

While we ponder this question, I need learn to look out of the window and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

29 Apr 2019

Sex-Education and having ‘The Talk’ with kids

Last week I signed a consent form for my older son to attend a ‘Growing Up’ session in his school.

21 Mar 2019

Sex-Ed and having ‘The Talk’ with kids

Last week I signed a consent form for my older son to attend a ‘Growing Up’ session in his school.

20 Mar 2019

How to raise independent boys

Hand over the laundry and go fix yourself a large drink. You’ve earned it.

14 Feb 2019

Child rearing is no joke

Do you know who Russel Brand is? Name sound familiar? Let me refresh your memory. Long haired guy. Wide, manic eyes.

07 Feb 2019