Stay a child


To my child(ren)


Kids sitting on porch, only their shoes is seen
©Purviben K. Trivedi-Ziemba


Summer afternoon,

Lazy, Breezy, Carefree.

Enjoy, Relax, Be a child.


Before long, the calendar will move the pages.

Summer will be gone


so will this carefree days.



A Child,  A Girl & A Boy  Little longer

Before Becoming A Woman, A Man

And shepherding the responsibilities.


a child little longer.

For me.



I am again participating in the March Slice of Life challenge via the Two Writing Teachers site. The whole month of march, we blog and share little slices of  lives- some we experience, some we find while walking around.  Would you like to join us too?


Don’t Let Mommy Start the Book

Don’t let mommy start the book

or she will not put it away

Five minutes, one more page 

give me some time will stretch for end of the day (or til the book is done)

On the other hand, 

If you want to keep her occupied, 

let’s put a book in her way. 

She can’t refuse, 

she can’t avoid, 

she sure has an affinity for 

any, any, any book in her way.

Lets get her.

Put a book in her way and we can get away 🙂 

I am writing this post as a series of post for 12th Annual March Slice of Life challenge hosted by Two Writing Teachers.  You can find similar posts by searching for category Slice of Life or Hashtag #SOL19.  You are invited to join too.




Slice of Life






Dr. Who: New Doc is in

Dr. Who?

New Doc is in.

With her winning smile, grit and …. 

Multiracial, multi-generation companions, 

New story lines, 

Bringing messages in kind

You’re invited to watch it

Sundays / Mondays

Make it family time.

Video Source: YouTube: Dr. Who Channel



Slice of Life

 This is for the Slice of Life challenge, hosted by Two Writing Teachers. We write on Tuesdays about the small moments in the larger perspective … or is that the larger perspective in the smaller moments? You write, too





Slice of Life: Upchucking

Slice of Life


I am writing 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.




Couple weeks ago, Awesome felt sick at school.  He hold out all day and kept going without a complain.  To his distress, he upchucked  during  the dismissal.   He had a curious observation: “Mammy, when I was throwing up, the 7th graders around me, even the once who did not know me,  helped me.  They ran around, grabbed me napkins & water and told me that It is OK;  I will be fine.  On the other hand, the 8th graders were mean; they were laughing and pointing fingers.  Why 7th graders were kind but 8th graders were so mean?”


Why indeed.


His questions made me think of us as society.  Are we losing empathy as we grow old or are we helping our fellow human beings?  It reminded me of a bumper sticker on my friend’s truck

HumanKind: Be Both


Shall we?





Do you see the pan?


Slice of Life


I am writing 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.


We make homemade maple syrup by tapping the maple trees. It is a labor of love for Superman and our kids. We have found a gazillion ways to use the maple syrup. This winter, kids found one more way-making maple syrup taffy over fresh snow using the recipe from kitchn.  


Since we live in Wisconsin, having snow in January is not a problem.  Now, where to put it is another story.  Yesterday, schools were closed due to winter storm warning.  As the snow started to fall hard, blanketing everything,  I put a pan out on the back porch.  The idea was to collect the snow in this pan & use the fresh snow for making maple taffy later. Today, after supper, we decided to retrieve the pan.  Open the door, grab the pan, pack the snow and drizzle on hot maple syrup.  Easy, ya?  There was only one itty, bitty, tiny hurdle.  Did you see the pan?  We can’t.  Opps!



Did you see the pan?


Dig some more.  Nope! No pan.  Maybe in the Spring when the snow is thawed, we may find the pan.


Peace & Joy (in having fun with family)