I know I should be thinking about the bubbly and exciting times ahead, but before that I know I have to do one of the hardest things I’ll ..
In one word? Survival.
I don’t have a long list of my goals. Upon reflection, last time, I had a long mental list of things I’d do with ..
If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll know my first birth didn’t quite go to plan. I was really excited for labour the first tim..
Having grown up with two sisters, it was always my dream to have at least two children so they always had each other (God willing). The tw..
I remember having a beautifully formatted spreadsheet my last pregnancy – planning everything to the T. Ensuring my hospital bag covered a..
It’s a question I get asked a lot! It’s definitely been different but I guess every pregnancy would be regardless of all the old wives tal..
I can’t believe the day has come – the reality that everyone knew was dawning upon us, but the one that no one really thought would happen..
No idea where to start with this post but I’m hoping unloading my thoughts will help me a) clear my head b) rationalise my thoughts. I al..
I’ve had lots of messages asking about potty training and how we went about it. I’m not sure when the “correct” time to officially class y..
What a nightmare taking Arjun to the hospital for appointments, even with Preetam there! He’s non stop!
Today was different though, I do..
Big deal right?! It is in my world.
It’s the first “proper” challenge I’ve faced alone with Arjun since being pregnant. I woke up this m..
As you probably know, the last few weeks Arjun and I have been living with my parents as our house is currently a hazardous zone with majo..
I’ve really been putting this blog post off for ages. I’ve made lots of random notes in my phone but just haven’t felt like writing it up ..
Isn’t it crazy that almost all of us wish the days away – like how a lot of us count down to Friday from a Monday. Literally wishing time ..
I can’t believe it’s been over a week since the unimaginable happened and it STILL hasn’t quite sunk in – my teeny tiny blog wit..
Do you ever feel like your phone is your best friend and worst enemy at the same time?
Last night for the first time ever Arjun asked me “..
Oh my goodness! I still cannot believe Baby Brain Memoirs was crowned Best Pre School Blog (OH EM GEE!!!) in the nations largest b..
Arjun is such an independent little boy but he loves the company of other children. We told him we were pregnant quite soon after finding ..
The list is endless but these are my top 13!
1) Egg … there are no words
2) The smell of Indian cooking (I’m ok once it’s cooled down..
It still feels pretty surreal to be honest, I’ve not really had the time to absorb what’s going on and what’s about to hit us! With major ..
Never ever did I even think about what pregnancy after a c section would be like. I thought about the type of labour I’d prefer second tim..
Tonight Arjun melted my heart. I’m lying in my bed, feeling the soft kicks of my unborn baby and hearing the soft snores of my little monk..
He’s going to be a big brother! … Baby B is due January 2017 and we’re all so excited and so grateful to God for another blessing! 🙏🏼
I can’t believe my baby has turned 2! It’s crazy! I felt like I had a lot more time to absorb Arjun turning 1 than I have absorbing him tu..
Many people have asked me “what makes you happy?”. I think I’m quite a pessimist by nature and answering that question has often left me ..
What a year it’s been. Last year I seemed somewhat more aware of the passing of time. Life felt a little slower – like I had the chance to..
Eek! Today I was sent a picture of us in a newspaper by a school friend/blog followers, my favourite part is how they’ve cropped Arjun’s h..
You can check it out here: Get West London
In case you missed it, you can still hear our radio interview from the BBC Asian Network here ..
“Mother”: definitely one of the most challenging titles I’ve had … the pressures from society, the looks of disapproval from your nearest ..
Today I was invited to the BBC Asian Network for our first ever radio interview with The Real Nihal.
I was so nervous on the build up to ..
Wow oh wow! I am so overwhelmed and so shocked! Out of over 8,000 amazing bloggers, I have been shortlisted as one of jus..
It’s crazy how a year has flown by. I remember this time last year sitting on the decking of our beautiful water villa watching the gorgeo..
I’ve been meaning to write this post for ages and given its C Section Awareness Month, I figured now would be a good time to put it toget..
Today I did something I never thought I’d do. Something I’ve always had a huge fear of. The thought of it always made me feel panicked.
Wednesday 13th April was the 317th Sikh new year. If you’d like to read more about Vaisakhi, you can do so in my blog post on Arjun’s firs..
So excited to be featured in the Tots100 Bloggers in Business!
You can check out the full article here.
I’m damned if I do and I’m damned if I don’t …
1) If I leave him places, I’m a rubbish mum for not spending every precious moment wi..
I was recently contacted by Adam to share a top Mother’s Day health tip to be featured in a Mother’s Day eBook as part of a campaign along..
To the woman that aggressively just told my son to “shh be quiet people are sleeping” on the day flight back from Abu Dhabi as you visited..
Not only am I so blessed to be the mother of such a special little boy, but I’m so grateful to God for honouring me with the title of moth..
Preetam and I are often the receivers of the words “you guys really need to start leaving Arjun places”.
This is a huge bugbear of mine..
Better late than never right?! … Given Arjun turned 19 months today, I thought this was a relevant throwback!
We had a fun filled ph..
A few people have asked about the products I use on my face and what my daily make up routine is. So here goes!
Face scrub: ..
To my darling angel Arjun,
As 2015 closes I am reminded of how much has happened and how much you have grown. Christmas along with ..
Wow I can’t believe it’s been a year. I don’t remember my life without it to be honest but at the same time, I can’t believe I’m still doi..
Soon after I returned to work, I wrote a post about why it wasn’t so bad and how well I’d settled back in. Now that it’s been a good six m..
Today when I picked Arjun up, it was a pretty standard nursery pick up. I walked in, gazed around the room wondering where my little monst..
Last week marked the Gurpurab (birthday) of our first Guru and the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s basi..
Some of you may have seen that I’ve ventured out and started my own kid’s clothing line – Baby Brain Apparel. You may be wondering why? ….
I’m feeling a bit sad … Really missing home. The joys of being an Indian girl.
Our family friends were over last night and she was tel..
I had a tantrum in Bali because …
… mummy wouldn’t eat a flower I tried to feed her in the swimming pool (she did pretend to but I’m so..
It’s ok, I understand.
I totally get it.
You’ve come on holiday, away from home. Maybe it’s been a while and you’d forgotten that the ..
I was just lying here in bed wide awake whilst Preetam and Arjun are fast asleep. Arjun got up, looked at me, and fell right in to my arms..
I’m writing this post as I sit by the pool in beautiful Bali! It’s one I’ve been meaning to write for a few weeks but haven’t..
Don’t get me wrong, it was very rewarding gazing in to a newborn baby’s eyes knowing I’d produced him. Any time he smiled, my heart fille..
So after lots of mental toing and froing, a forgotten method of payment, two trips back and forth, a mini meltdown, £126 down, a few calor..
1. Wooden spoon: they’re so fun to bang absolutely everything with … Even the glass coffee table!
2. Jewellery: it’s so sparkly!..
It’s been an eventful last few weeks and Arjun getting chicken pox added to it! At 14 months old, I was pretty grateful when I..
I decided to take Thursday off from my phone, social media and blogging. Just a break in general. I’ve been feeling really overwhelmed and..
… and we’re only half way through it!
I thought twice about having a moan here but then I’ve always used my blog as an outlet for my..
I’ve been meaning to write this post for MONTHS! But just haven’t got around to doing so. As I was packing Arjun’s bag for tom..
The other day we returned back to Westfield for the first time since I took Arjun alone back in February – what a whirlwind of emotions it..
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. I’ve shut down a little since Papa Ji passed. I haven’t felt like talking. I’ve just wanted to be by..
The most useful and home hitting advice I’ve ever received since I’ve had Arjun. It’s probably applicable to a lot of things in life. I of..
You hopefully read my last post on the build up to the big day, if not you can do here.
The decor was pretty important ..
We made it through our first week! Woohoo!
Hope you had a better nights sleep than I did! Arjun woke up about six times – I’m ..
Arjun is fast asleep after a long day at nursery so I thought I’d share my first day back to work diary. Please don’t judge -..
I can’t believe a year has flown by. It feels like only yesterday I was super excited to go in to labour and have my baby.. A..
I was going to write up my 12 month update this evening but to be honest I’m just not in the mood. It’s another reminder of how quick my b..
As most of you probably know, this week has been the first week of Arjun’s settling in sessions at nursery.
You can read up ..
As you all have probably gathered, Arjun is a daddy’s boy through and through. They share the most special and unique bond tha..
So today was Arjun’s first day at nursery for his first settling in session and wow what a ball of emotions Preetam and I both were!
Hope you’ve had a fab week and have had a good start to your weekends! 🙂
Given I’ve been going through a rollercoaster ..
I hope you’re all well and are looking forward to the weekend! It’s Friday! Yay!
I’ve woken up feeling pretty exhausted, con..
I hope you’re having a good week so far despite the not so happy weather!
On Saturday, Arjun was invited to Eva and Ryley’s ..
Hope you’re well and had a great weekend!:)
I know my birthday was weeks ago but I thought I’d share what I’ve been up to si..
As some of you may know, last week was a really tough week where it came to sleep (or the lack of it!). I was suffering from severe holida..
Thank you for nominating me for the Liebster Award Modern Dad Pages! Lovely to be recognised by a fellow blogger who I’m a big fan of. If ..
Wow! 11 months! How did that happen?
I cannot believe that this time next month, Arjun will be a year. I’m really struggling to absorb th..
Can’t believe we’ve been and we’re back and I’m 30 oh em gee! In case you haven’t already and wanted to, you can view my own t..
So this week was our first week back from holiday – back to reality and it sucks a little!
I’ve really mentally and physicall..
So the last few days have been pretty interesting (and tiring) in our household!
Arjun has suddenly decided to go exploring with no holdi..
Check out the lovely Laura’s blog where a guest post I’ve written about my relationship with my sisters is up today 🙂 I’ve al..
Yesterday marked my 30th birthday. Usually I’m not really affected by birthdays and they’re just another day. But for some reaso..
Hope you’re keeping well!
Thursday marked Preetam’s 31st birthday! His first as a daddy so we had to make it special. All he..
Hope you’ve had a good week! This post is a little late as we had a very busy Saturday yesterday!
Last Saturday night I had m..
Wow! I can’t believe Arjun is a whole 9 months! The same duration as I was pregnant .. 9 months in 9 months out!We’ve known each other ..
Hello all!Hope you’re all well and have had a good week! Ours was surprisingly quiet compared to usual but I still feel pretty tired! ..
Hope you had a super special Mother’s Day! I’m still walking on air since yesterday – I had the best day ever. It was a pretty..
Hope you’re all keeping well and have a good week.
This was our first full week at home since Dubai as last week Preetam was ..
So this post I actually wrote straight after my trip to Westfield but didn’t get the chance to proof read and post prior to us f..
So last week my not so little baby boy turned 8 months! How is time flying so fast?!
We celebrated with a grape “cupcake..
I hope you’ve had a wonderful week! We had a rocky start to ours since Dubai!
We got back and Arjun had terrible diarrhoea. ..
Hope you’ve had a great week!
It’s been an eventful one for us in so many ways!
I’ve found the latter part of this week pa..
Hope you’re well!
I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while but wanted to ensure I was really in the mood and in the..