Mommy Guilt

PHOTO PROMPT ©Jill Wisoff ‘Stop checking your watch. We’re meeting after ages!' Lara frowned. I lowered my eyes, submerged in a sea of guilt. ‘Robin will be dropped home from his cricket practice anytime now, I hope his father is there when he gets back.' ‘Uff Robin is 11, he can look after himself for … Continue reading Mommy Guilt

My Ma Might Not Understand Feminism, Yet, She Helped Me Become A Feminist #MothersDay

A few days back, I was standing at the kitchen, cleaning the counter with a sponge wipe and crying my eyes out. My husband, who was carrying the dirty dishes to the sink, noticed my tears and he came and held me. 'You're worried?' He took me in his arms. With one hand still holding … Continue reading My Ma Might Not Understand Feminism, Yet, She Helped Me Become A Feminist #MothersDay

On Mother’s Day, This Goes Out To All My Friends Who’ve Lost Your Moms…

Every year, when Father's Day approaches, I'm filled with a sense of absence and longing. You see, I lost my father when I was three. I don't even have memories about him to cherish. I just know that I've grown with this huge gap in my life. Whenever I saw my friends being accompanied by both … Continue reading On Mother’s Day, This Goes Out To All My Friends Who’ve Lost Your Moms…

Should Mother’s Day Be Dedicated Only To Biological Mothers Or To The Spirit Of Motherhood?

‘You slept so peacefully, on my lap. I picked you up from a garbage dump. You were squeaking helplessly while your siblings were busy feeding themselves from their mother’s teats. I instinctively felt something was wrong. I scooped you up and put you inside a bag to hide and take you to the hospital. You … Continue reading Should Mother’s Day Be Dedicated Only To Biological Mothers Or To The Spirit Of Motherhood?