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My Daughter’s Mum: Essays by Natasha Badhwar

Originally posted on The Era I Lived In:
I am very selective about the parenting columns and articles I read. If a writer’s view of life matches mine or successfully leaves me craving for a deeper insight, I am sure…

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My Daughters’ Mum, by Natasha Badhwar

I love the deep insights, lightly stated, that this review of #MyDaughtersMum is full of. And how two sisters bond so beautifully. That’s truly magical.

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5 things I do only because my daughters are watching me

Things I do because the my daughters are watching me is becoming a very strong narrative in my life. I have always known it technically, but lived experience makes me increasingly aware of the invisible yet inevitable impact of my … Continue reading

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Children are stand-up comics

Friday afternoon.I’m late! said Afzal and rushed out of the house.He’s always late, says Aliza, why is he rushing…Posted by Natasha Badhwar on¬†Friday, 6 April 2012 ‘Dinner first, Naseem,’ I say. ‘Ice-cream after dinner.”I will write in my article,’ she … Continue reading

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5 stages of public speaking

When I am first invited to speak/workshop/speech-ify anywhere by anyone, I usually say yes before the other person has even finished his or her sentence. (I have learnt now to take my time, to delay answering the e-mail, to ask … Continue reading

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I recommend bigamy

Marriage is destiny so make sure you are married to yourself when you are of marriageable age.¬† Marriage is destiny. I hate this sentence. I rebel against it. I jump up and down in agitation and want to stomp on … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Rant

Contrary to expectations, I dislike reading parenting columns and books. I don’t like them.I find most parenting memoirs, handbooks, guidebooks, advice columns banal and uninteresting. I hate the moral superiority and the barely hidden but unacknowledged anger. I hate how … Continue reading

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