Toyna,  Yog

Collection of Old Memories from Early Years with Yog

Early years with Yog

December 1, 2013

How do you know when you are spending too much time in the wrong place? Looking for a pen to sign a check and end up going in the kitchen to pick one. Almost picked a knife before I realized it is not a pen! God Save Me!

April 2, 2013

Age: minus 3 months

Specialty: The time when you can actually kick your mother awfully hard and still be praised for it.


June 24, 2013

Switched on the laptop after about a week and am flooded with update messages – windows update, skype update, tumblr update…. At this pace, by the time I get back to work, I will need a head to toe update for myself ad well. ๐Ÿ™

July 6, 2013

Dear all, Thank you for your wishes! I apologize for not answering some calls and responding to all messages individually. You see, Yog and I had a busy night yesterday partying with Milk bottles and dirty diapers. No wonder then, that since morning we have had a serious hangover and have been extremely busy trying to resolve that. Nonetheless, I have managed to check all messages and really thank you for them. I know it is going to be an exciting year ahead

July 28, 2013

Diaper – check; Bottle – check; Burp – check; Blanket – check; Fan- check; All Out – check; Sleep – why not checked in till now ๐Ÿ™

August 18, 2013

The latest popular family game we are playing at home – Catch-Catch How the game is played: One person brings a new infection home, is treated for it and recovers. Before he/she recovers, they have to find a way to transfer the same to another person in the family, without the new person coming to know about it. This next person has to somehow modify the virus/bacteria in a way that the same medicine is no longer effective and hence the doctor needs to be visited again. They finally recover but not before passing it on in the chain. Other rules – 1. The infection can be passed on to more than one person at a time 2. One person can catch the infection more than once within the same cycle 3. Points are deducted for each extra day you hold the infection without passing it on 4. And the final rule – No matter who starts the game or who passes the infection, the final winner is always – THE DOCTOR

STATUTORY WARNING – Please don’t try this game at home.

September 6, 2013

When Yog was born, I was telling a friend how busy life is “I dont even get time for my bio breaks” A few days ago she called to check how I am doing. I told her “Oh! that problem was solved. I no longer get time to eat or drink during the day now. ”

September 18, 2013

It’s been a long day and I am tired. Toyna comes to me and says:, ” I know why adults get tired. ”

Me (thinking she is going to lecture me on good food habits and exercise ): Please tell me why

Toyna: Because they have children! !!

September 20, 2013

Toyna and me are both practicing Cursive Writing. Reason – So her teacher can understand what she writes and she can understand what I write. It is quite hard for me to write legibly with a pen anymore! I know only I can understand my office notes scribbled on my notepad. Good thing about that, I never had to worry about data privacy. ๐Ÿ™‚

September 27, 2013

Why did God make only 24 hours in a day? And even if he did that, why did he make the human body such that we need to sleep atleast 7 hours in that day. ๐Ÿ™ I am sure God was never a woman!

October 4, 2013

The hardest thing for a mother is to transition her child into the hands of another care giver, whether its a nanny, play school or even a spouse. Someone who was literally a part of you for nine months and has been so close to you ever since; has to be left with someone else. Tearful reality!

ย October 1, 2013

Day Two of Yog in office. He has been sleeping so much more soundly at work than he ever did at home. Does he safer and contended here or does he assume thst this is the place meant to sleep! !!

October 22, 2013

I think infant meal time brings out the deepest creative talents out of any mother. One month into it and I have tried toys, music, reading, singing ryhmes, hoola dancing, acrobatics (performed by elder siblings), peek a boo, and yes even TV. Each new thing works well the first time and then follows the law of depreciating returns. Running out of options, I today found a new blue color ball, with colorful patterns, hooked on a red stand making it easy to rotate with infant hands. Yog was super excited to hold it, read about it, rotate it and finally chew it. By the end of the meal, we had conquered the whole world with carrot khichdi, gummy wars and cooing speeches! What a great way to start the day! I am already looking forward to World War 2 now.

October 28, 2013

Most adults use five senses to learn about the world. My little one just uses one – Taste! Everything from books, toys, blankets, wires, utensils and even carpets are being experienced using the mouth and tongue. God save me!


Many more to follow….

I am an ex-Management Consultant and a successful entrepreneur having close to twenty years of corporate experience. I am currently focusing full time on being a homeschooling parent while researching on the future of education and alternate methods of education. I am also a Vedic Math Trainer, an Operations Manager at a business run by her children and a philanthropist working with tens of other under privileged children. I bring all my past and current experiences together in the form of writing blogs. Using these blogs I wish to create awareness in parents, caregivers and educators about parenting, education and holistic living.