Vj rarely gets a long leave. When he does we try our best to make the most of it – meeting as many relatives and friends as possible and exploring a place or two simultaneously! We spent Christmas at my mom’s childhood home along with her six siblings and their families at Karaikudi. On our drive back to my parents’ house in Thanjavur, we took a detour to Danushkodi Island via Mandapam Camp! Continue reading K&K’s Trip to Mandapam Camp & Danushkodi Island
Just when you think “now that kids are grown up, we can slow down and enjoy..” that’s when things really become more challenging.. The bigger they grow, the more they are exposed to the world around them, the issues they begin to deal with gets deeper!
MOTHERHOOD just gets more intense with time. Unless we consciously take time out for ourselves, things can get quite overwhelming, out-of-hand and quite depressing! When STRESS begins to fuel motherhood by replacing JOY, there is a great chance we miss the essence of this parenting adventure!
Here are a few things that I do to keep myself sane and joyful as I navigate through this roller coaster of motherhood! I hope it helps someone out there! Continue reading What I do When Motherhood becomes Mayhem!
Exploring the poetic woods and lakes of the Avalanche, Emerald Village & the Arboretum on Day 1, shattered every misconception we had about Ooty! Yes! The heart of Ooty city IS crowded and polluted especially in summer because of the massive inflow of tourists. BUT the city is just a fraction of the massive mountain range of Udhagamandalam! We often let the opinion of that not-so-appealing fraction influence our belief about what the rest of the place would be like. In this case, the outskirts of Ooty was BEYOND all that we had ever imagined!
Our goal for Day 2 was pretty much the same – explore the less explored places as slowly and as relaxed as possible! Continue reading K&K Explore the Queen of the Southern India’s Hills, Ooty – A Quick Guide to the Less Crowded, Scenic Parts of Udhagamandalam: Part 2 – Pykara Lake, Pine Forest & Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point