Menaka Raman

Exam stress for moms

The eleven-year-old started middle school this year and has finally begun his exam-writing journey.

19 Sep 2019

An arsenal of answers for all women

I’ve been asked all these questions, and to tell the truth, my replies are usually laced with apprehension, panic and self-loathing.

11 Sep 2019

Are you a ‘good wife’?

Last month a Medium piece called ‘I hired a wife. And my career took off.’ went viral.

20 Aug 2019

The saga of screening screen-time

Our family is back from vacation and this time we set some strict rules regarding screen time on the road.

31 Jul 2019

Companies note: Add more day offs

Last week, I got chatting with a couple I met about their child’s school.

18 Jul 2019

The Instadog’s dilemma

Hey everyone! This is the Mothership’s dog Woody here.

02 Jul 2019

Stop and spend more time with your children

I was 15 years old when the first Toy Story movie came out.

28 Jun 2019

Stop and spend time with your kids

I was 15 years old when the first Toy Story movie came out. I think I watched it on a VHS from Tic Tac, which is where we got our weekly fix of movies.

26 Jun 2019

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