Category Archives: Daily Life

Growing up with Nisarga #1000speak #nurture

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… Read More »

Nisarga and 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… Read More »

Nisarga trying to escape out of the 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… Read More »

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… Read More »

New beginnings

We have now moved to our new home, and Nisarga seems to be thriving. He is eating more, sleeping sooner, sleeping sounder and rising at the crack of dawn all excited. Another new beginning is the end of my resistance to massage. After being told that it wouldn’t help him, and after seeing little to… Read More »

A day of upheaval – the end of this marriage

It has been a day of emotional upheaval in many ways, all of them centered around Nisarga. It is no secret that my relationship with my husband has been deteriorating over the years. I have gone to my parent’s home with Nisarga when he was a year old, only to be convinced to return. Then came… Read More »

Nisarga learned to open bottles

Today afternoon, the husband came up at me furious. Nisarga’s face is smeared with snot. What kind of a mother are you? Can’t you even clean his face? He wiped Nisarga’s face clean. I was puzzled. Nisarga didn’t have a cold. I hadn’t noticed him cough or sneezze or anything, and he’d given me a… Read More »

Sitting up on his own

There are dozens of half written drafts and yet somehow I don’t seem to upload this blog as often as I could. Nisarga is growing, learning. I have been sensing that he is able to sit for a while now, but when made to sit, he loses confidence and supports himself with his arms, slides… Read More »