Who am I? My Hyperlinked Identities

Who am I?

©Purviben K. Trivedi-Ziemba

I am a Mom, a Learner, an Educator


Who am I?  I am a Mom, a Learner, an Educator A 2nd daughter of a 2nd daughter  - an unneeded child but loved, recognized, and talked about as a wonder.
©Purviben K. Trivedi-Ziemba

I am a 2nd daughter of a 2nd daughter  –  an unneeded child but loved, recognized, and talked about as a wonder.

An Immigrant, a traveler, a reader, writer, artist, and mentor

Living in my own head – fitting in, yet feeling not doing enough

A homeowner, previously a renter


A Bibliophile, a non-drama Queen,

a person of cis-gender Some of the books I read in 2021

Half of a couple, who is loved abundantly yet wonders am I enough?

A Peacekeeper, a rebel, a muggle, a person of female gender

Dominant, marginal, on the border, a voice not to go under.


Who am I? 

I often wonder.          

©Purviben K. Trivedi-Ziemba

Am I a goof Mom?  A strict Mom? 

Have I done my part?

Knowing full well that regret is a river I rather not cross twice.

Accepting each win, learning from loss n mourning.

Moving a step at a time, stopping, fighting w time

Fighting against the crime of humiliation

A survivor, an almost kidnapped child,

A friend, a peer, a guide, a seeker, a mentor, a mentee

An aunt, sister, daughter, a wife n a mother,


Who am I?  Just a brown-toned individual?

Be Authentic
©Purviben K. Trivedi-Ziemba


Glad you asked. 

We are so much alike, both specimen of wonder.

A complex person.

I am Purviben.

Just like you, I am also a human,

One of many humans in this world we ALL call home.

Slice of Life: Crude language


If the words bring marshmallow on the sticks, peanuts on the wok or food on grill to your mind, you are my kind of people.   Come and join me.

On the other hand, there are other kind of roasting.  e.g., Comedy Central has set to roast Bruce Wills in Summer.   Yesterday, while on drive back home from work,  I was listening on the radio about the roasting someone and how it is no holds bar.  That made me  think:

Where are we headed as a society?  

Why these people think use of cuss words in regular communication is acceptable? 

Why are we laughing when someone is saying R-rated jokes demeaning someone’s loved ones?

How are we expecting to raise kind and thoughtful children when we are allowing crude language in our homes?  


What are we doing to discourage this kind of talk permeating our lives? 


The use of curse word does not mean open mindness.  Use of curse word means the speaker has limited vocabulary and/ or have lost control over thinking process and good behavior. -Purviben K. Trivedi-Ziemba

What are your thoughts?  I would love to hear from you.  If you leave your blog url in the comment,  we can visit you as well.

Let us keep the conversation going.

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Each Tuesday reflective writers are invited to share their slice of life at Two Writing Teachers.  Come and join us.  If you would like to read more posts like this, search by category Slice of Life or hashtag #SOL18.

Slice of Life: Today

Today is the easy, breezy day.  The Spring Break is coming to end soon; 3 more days before back to school and the routines.

Sharing a Slice today is important but difficult.  Is it because the month is ending and we know we are almost parting or is it because my mind has 20 different things I want to share?

Here is what we did today: 


Read books 

Made Journals

Visited blogs & shared feedback 

Tasted first batch of Maple Syrup.  Ye! 

Carted buckets of maple sap 



Homemade PizzaTomorrow, we will collect more maple sap, clean home and color the Easter eggs. For now, we are going to sit back and enjoy the homemade pizza, made by the Superman.

What are YOU up to this evening?  I wish you a quiet, peaceful evening or do you rather prefer a rumbustious one?




Thank you Two Writing Teachers for hosting the Slice of Life challenge where community of reflective bloggers can meet and share their meanderings every Tuesday & during the month of March.  Like Mr. Rogers says, it is a good neighborhood.  Won’t you come & join us too?

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Slice of Life: My Overprotective kids n Me

My kids are …..



….OVERPROTECTIVE and it drives me nuts.


Our daughter sometimes thinks she is my mom not other way around.

I am taking this Georgia Professional Learning Class to add to my GA teaching certificate.  Like my students, I want to make sure my work speaks for itself.  Studying during quiet of night, I often lose track of time.  The 5 more minutes turns in to 2 more hours.  Often, for a while our daughter sits next to me and watches Netflix / studies and bugs me to go to bed.  Sweet ya?  Not really 🙂 

To remedy my staying up late, my kid made this sign for me.


Make sure Mom goes to bed by 10 PM

Role reversal anyone?


This is one of the posts in a series of post for Slice of Life Challenge hosted by Two Writing Teachers.   You are invited to join the reflective writing community every Tuesday and during whole month of March.  You can find similar posts by searching for category Slice of Life or hashtag #SOL18

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Slice of Life: Spring Break

Spring Break


Time to sleep late for a week

No Homework, No Rush

Breath easy Life is Lush


No 4 minutes between one class to next

No gulping lunch in a quarter of an hour

No classes merging into one another

No homework to be buried under

It’s going to be fun n wonder.


Oh! Lovely, Lovely Spring Break

How I need you, 

What will I do?

Watching Netflix, playing games,

Staying late n sharing fruit gems

Reading books without any shame.

Jumping with joy,

Playing with my toys.


Yes, Fun. Fun. Fun.

Dreaming, Swimming, 

Building, Sculpting, 

Nope! No Cleaning!


Walking in the woods,

Singing in tunes,

Making no Kahoots

& Listening to the Hoots


Spring Break, Spring Break.

Stay longer, o Spring Break,

So I can have some slack.


I have plans with my friends,

We are going to conquer the land,

Skyrim, Fallout4, MineCraft and Whatnot,

Spring Break you unite us.


Hide! Hide! 

Here Comes Mommy

With her list of things.


    © Purviben K. Trivedi-Ziemba


Molly Hogan, Thank you for always encouraging & inspiring me.  I am using your words- copying & pasting below:

Slice of LifeA huge Thank You to Two Writing Teachers for all that they do to create and amazing community of writers and a safe, welcoming space to write, learn, share and Grow.








Paint n Sip


Paint n sip @ Library My Daughter n Me


Today, my daughter and I participated in an Adult Craft night paint-n-sip event at our local library.    This popular,  paint n sip event is offered on alternate months;  it has a waiting list.  The talented instructor provides step-by-step information to create an acrylic based painting while we sip soft drinks and create our masterpiece.  Thanks to Ms. B., the project coordinator at the library, all I had to bring was my daughter 🙂  and I was all set.   

It is fun to compare paintings from everyone at the end of the class.  No two paintings are alike.  Each person brings their individuality and artistry to the painting.    Let me show you the paintings from the artist -instructor & then look at mine above.  Fun ya?


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Now your turn to share.  

Have you participated in paint-n-sip party?  Would you like to share your creation?

What kind of  activities your local library offers to to its patrons?


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Thank you Two Writing Teachers for hosting the Slice of Life Challenge.  We slice each Tuesday and whole month of March.  Come and share your slice too.  Hashtag #Sol18









Life without an aim is like a ship without sails. Both will be pushed around whicheve way the wind blows; neither will reach their destination in time. -Kishorbhai Trivedi


My father is a wise man.  Long time ago, as we were walking around the market, he asked me,

“Beta, what is your goal?  What would you like to do with your life?”

A teenager me had no clue what I wanted to do besides be happy, have fun and read books.  My dad, the wise & kind man continue the conversation.  With a smile on his face and love in his heart he said:

Life without an aim is like a ship without sails. Both will be pushed around whicheve way the wind blows; neither will reach their destination in time. -Kishorbhai Trivedi


It is my turn to ask my teenagers,

“What is your aim in life? How are you achieving it?”


Peace (in living and sharing)


Beta = my child, my daughter, my son.  Beta is a term of endearment used by elders to younger person in


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Mamma, Here For You

               Artist: AmilyShree Trivedi-Ziemba


MAMMA, Here for YOU


Looking at you, I knew.

Did Something happened?

Did someone harmed you? 

Did they let you go, at end of your first day?

What …. happened ….. I thought?

Who broke my bubbie’s hopes?


With tears held back, 

You said: 

“Mamma, the Boss’s Boss came & said 

I am too young for the job”.


What can I say?

My heart ached for you.

Before I step forward & give you a hug, 

You took charge,

Extended your hand, grabbed me for a hug

and said with a radiant smile

(reminding me of the sun peaking out from clouds

after torrential monsoon rain)

“Mamma, they did pay me.

Here.  This is for YOU.

The $$ I made, my first pay.

Use them Only for You, I love you“.




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I am sharing this post for Slice of Life challenge hosted by  Two Writing Teachers .   On Tuesdays, we write about small moments in life that brings us greater joys, at times  sorrow and a meaning.  You are invited to join too.