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Nisarga in his hospital bed

Got these beautiful words by Natasha Badhwar in my email today. Reminds me so much of Nisarga’s enterprising ways. Raise a child who laughs in the face of fear. A child who respects his parents and protects his family even when he disagrees with them… Raise a child who is not afraid of his own […]

Nisarga’s hip is dislocated

6 year old boy dislocated hip X-Ray

Nisarga’s hip has been found to be dislocated. A few weeks ago, my husband and his mother took him to another doctor who described physiotherapy. Whoever’s followed his story for long knows he doesn’t deal well with physiotherapy and I was reluctant to send him. But there really seemed no other options to help him […]

Nisarga exploring the Mumbai internat...

Nisarga exploring the Mumbai international airport

Growing up with Nisarga #1000speak #n...

Adorable Nisarga on a beautiful morning

There was life before being a mother and there was life after. It is as though I am a different person now. A person I like. As a parent of an unschooled child, I often face questions about my role as a parent. Opinions vary. Many see education, discipline, good ideals for a better future […]

Nisarga and his tricycle

disabled boy Nisarga on his tricycle

Nisarga loves his tricycle of his. But because he cannot balance reliably, it is difficult to click photos. So these are all the more precious. Nisarga is not able to move the tricycle by pushing on the pedals at all, but will will find a way. He has taken to rocking himself on the tricycle […]

A most frustrating hour and an astoni...

sponge slice bread

This is from the day before yesterday. I was working on my laptop when I realized that Nisarga has been quiet for a long time. This is very rarely good news, so I went to investigate in the kitchen. He had upended a large pot of potting mix (to plant my vegetables in) and was […]

The vaccination debate

little special needs boy at window

It is one of those times when the vaccination debate seems to be raging on social media. As a parent with a disabled child, I have my concerns and fears about vaccines, particularly since the onset of Nisarga’s disabilities happened a few days after his vaccination. I don’t go around telling people to vaccinate or […]

Resources that helped me learn the Fe...

Adorable Nisarga on a beautiful morning

Disclaimer: I do think that nothing beats actual practical hands on learning and if you are learning to help a loved one, nothing beats getting them to a real Feldenkrais Method practitioner – it will be years before your competence will match – if at all. However, if you are not able to get to […]

Nisarga trying to escape out of the w...

little special needs boy at window

So, a light hearted update to make up for all the hundreds that I forget to post 😀 Nisarga is quite fascinated by the plants growing in the balcony and the attention I give them. Additionally, he just loves windows. So trying to get into the balcony is an ongoing obsession. Once before, he’d actually […]

Ayurvedic massage oils update

Ayurvedic massage oils update

So far, I’ve been giving Nisarga massages with the Ayurvedic oils about once a day or every alternate day. He loves them. It is about the only time he will lie still without trying to escape while awake. I see some improvements in his strength. He’s been pulling himself up with some weight on his […]