Wednesday, January 20, 2010

It takes a village to raise a child!!!!

Hello ! I am a stay-at-home mother of two preschoolers aged 3 and 5.I love being a mom to my little cherubs and I want to give them a childhood which they will remember fondly.Our days are filled with fun,fights and frolic!

There are days when I crib and whine about having to give up my career (my hubby can vouch for that) but hopefully years later I'll accept the fact that I was fortunate enough to enjoy my children's early years. I mean when they grow up I will never be able to revisit their childhoods.

I am passionate about early literacy and believe that mothers can be the first and the best teachers.Having said that,I must say that I am not "kiasu" and believe in child directed learning and the power of play.

Learning doesn't take place in one building within designated hours!It begins from birth and the first six years are the most crucial in brain development.Formal education may begin at six but stage for future academic success is already set even before formal schooling starts.

Many of you must be wondering why I have started this blog.I believe in the old adage that it takes a village to raise a child.Think of the many people involved in your child's life...the teachers,pediatricians,your parents,parents in law,your siblings,your spouse's siblings,other mothers.....the list is endless. In this era many of us are living away from our families and so internet and motherhood blogs may well serve as some kind of "village" for us moms.

So let's discuss,share and brainstorm about the different issues of motherhood and parenthood in general.Let not this be a monologue by me but a lively conversation between mothers.


  1. What a great entry, Malina! Great start!

    I look forward to reading more.

  2. Thanks Shirley! You are the first one to post a comment in this blog!

  3. Wish you all the very best for this blog...the idea is SUPERB !!
    Am glad to be part of your 'village'

  4. Of course Swati.We can learn a lot from each other.