100% – that’s all the work to be done home management can be fulfilling and fun! But it’s 10% more ‘cos they won’t put things away don’t have assigned chores, but still have their say. Add 10% for customs and traditions that are rigid No longer needed but stay and deprive all in the familyContinue reading “100% – The Work Of A Home Manager”
Don’t go here don’t go there. Don’t stay out late tie up your hair. Don’t wear that dress you look too old and the colors don’t suit you they’re bright and too bold. Don’t put your career before your chores do what we did and don’t want more. Don’t, because it makes us yearn andContinue reading “Don’t”
Please read Tales Our Housework Tell Part 1 of 2 for an introduction to this post. This second part of the post is a very rough approximation of one aspect of home management in our home. It ignores many aspects that I found difficult to measure. More details on the information in this post, inContinue reading “Tales Our Housework Tell Part 2 of 2”
I think it’s important to talk about housework and the skill of home management, because it occupies such an important part of the time, and the lives of many. And also because it’s a hidden, secret place to those who have never done it. Often unappreciated or looked down on, by a materialistic society thatContinue reading “Tales Our Housework Tell Part 1 of 2”
I haven’t watched a Hindi movie years. Actually I found them depressing as a child. Romantic singing and running around trees accompanied by squeaky violins and high-pitched female vocals just wasn’t my thing. I personally prefer lower pitched or more full-bodied vocal technique – I find this more relaxing to listen to and it oftenContinue reading “Movie Review ‘Gully Boy’”
She wants a notebook when she asks for a COPY The lady at the counter gives her a packet of COFFEE! PAN PEN and PIN, they’re all pronounced like PAIN, No nothing hurts, everything is as right as rain. A ONE-PIECE is a dress – you can’t wear it to swim, A BLOUSE means aContinue reading “A Guide To Help You Shop”
She’s a wonderful woman – that’s all I can say, Let’s us make our mistakes and find our own way. No protests when we make our housework easy, With routines and ideas that would drive her crazy. She teaches us her wisdom when we’re sinking or stuck, And we bring some change when she’s gottenContinue reading “A Wonderful Woman”
We’re the women who dress up to visit our mothers. We live by our own standards, don’t paint us with your colour. Blow dry our hair and put on our best dress, No it’s not a night out to paint the town red! We take less care when we go out with our men, ‘CosContinue reading “Paint The Town RED”
She’s like the bottom of the pot, where the spoon scrapes. When there’s less inside, to put on our plates. The bottom of the barrel that bears the pressure, When it’s filled to the brim and there’s no ease or leisure. The support for the busy of everyone else, And when she’s not well,Continue reading “She’s the bottom of the barrel”
Menopause is the hormonal change that women face when their bodies are no longer able to bear children. It’s a time when many women face drastic changes in their energy levels and need rest, in order to bounce back. My post talks of the need to open up a discussion on these issues. The videoContinue reading “Menopause – Let education be the way to freedom”
It used to be Baby, ‘cos they saw I was young, The one they looked after when her parents weren’t around. Then, it was Didi – the elder sister, A young adult woman without a ‘Mister’. But 2 years of marriage and that was all gone, Then I became Bhabhi, their sister-in-law! Now things have changedContinue reading “The stages of my life”
Freedom is a walk in the warmth of the sun, A fridge well stocked and dinner that’s already done. Freedom is some time with nothing to do, But have coffee or chai in the evening with you. Freedom is the right to express my opinion, That’s tied to a duty to have respect forContinue reading “Freedom”
Men-Oh-Pause, give your wives a break,
Don’t get up and leave them to wash up the plates.
They’re on their feet before every meal,
Cooking and washing and keeping the home clean.
Just one spoon of oil ‘cos it’s good for my health, Being active and happy is my idea of wealth. We don’t suffer famine or drought, and there’s plenty. Unfortunately, it just adds layers to my belly. So just one spoon of oil when I cook my dinner, I have to make an effort toContinue reading “Just one spoon of oil”
Do women deserve a weekly off or do they need to pay, For the sins of their husbands mother, On that seventh day? The mother who did what she thought was right, Who never took a break. Who was an obedient daughter-in-law, who accepted without a fight. ‘Cos she learned from her own mother,Continue reading “The Sins Of Their Father’s Mother”
Husband No 1 : Nothing to do, nothing to do! My poor dear wife has nothing to do! I come home from work and the house is so clean, She’s sitting around reading a magazine! The food is all cooked and our ironing is done. She looks like her day’s been a lot of fun.Continue reading “A tale of two families”
Hey diddle diddle there’s more on my middle, I need to go down for a walk! But when there’s time and the weather is fine, I go meet my friends and we sit down and talk. It’s coffee or chai with some nice apple pie, And soon we’re on a lovely sugar high. There’sContinue reading “More on my middle”
I don’t know you so I pass you by,
When I walk past every day.
You start to wish me, with a smile in your eyes,
And I think that you’re friendly and it’s a nice surprise!
The world will not end if we put up our feet, For 20 minutes each day. The world will not end if we eat left overs, More than once in a way. The world will not end if we go meet our friends, And we’re not there to serve you your lunch. It’s theseContinue reading “Not Wonderwoman”
I could look at you in envy for all the things you have, the ease with which you cope, and your luck when things get bad. You show me I can shape my world, just to bring that little bit of ease. That when the wind is strong we sometimes need to bend, orContinue reading “I could look at you in envy”