Celebrating 7 Years

7 years ago today, D and I decided to get married in a small temple here in Toronto. I proposed to him and he said yes. It was such a casual proposal and I didn’t think we would actually get married so quickly. But we did and it has been an adventurous ride these past seven years.

After that wedding, he asked for my hand in marriage from my father, we got officially engaged and had a big fat Indian wedding the following year. But we were already living together and married; however, no one knew other than a couple of close friends.

These past seven years have been bumpy, fun and adventurous. We’ve grown so much together and have learned to accept, tolerate and appreciate each other. More than anything, we’ve gotten through any and everything that has come our way and have come out stronger.

To my best friend and partner in crime; the person that puts up with my craziness and compliments my personality, I wish us many more years of wild, crazy adventures and I want you to know that I love you no matter what and even on the days I want to kill you 😂.

Happy 7 years of the first, babe!

Xoxo ~ Tamana

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Mom-In-Training: Behavioural Issues

As my little pumpkin grows, I have noticed a huge change in her behaviour. We’re have challenges with her listening to us and today she lied about something very mediocre; nevertheless, it was a lie.

Have you dealt with lying or behaviour issues? What was your solution or technique to get your little people to listen?

I have tried having numerous conversations with her and I have asked her questions to figure out if there is something bothering her; which is causing her to act out. She doesn’t have a reason. She just wants to do what she wants to do.

Maybe she’s at the point of developing her personality and is experimenting with things she can get away with.

Quite frankly, I don’t know what it is. But it is getting to me and I have lost my cool a few too many times today. I have taken away her privileges and grounded her but to no avail. She still acts out and doesn’t listen.

Any suggestions? I am going to try read up on behavioural solutions tomorrow but in the mean time, if you have any proven solutions and ideas, please share them with me!

The Frustrated Mommy ~ Tamana

Do You Ever Feel Like Disappearing?

As I look out at the endless horizon ahead of me in the above picture, I realize that lately, I’ve felt the need to get away, disappear or just be forgotten by everyone. I want to quit my job, sell all my belongings and take my child and husband and disappear somewhere far away; maybe start a new life.

It’s not that I’m depressed or sad or even mad at anyone or anything in my current environment and life; I’m just bored. I’m tired of the day-to-day challenges, responsibilities and routines. I need some change and excitement in my world and as much as I love my city, I’m a little tired of it and bored by it.

But with a growing child, who needs to be educated and probably requires some stability, I don’t see myself or our family going anywhere anytime soon. Plus, I highly doubt I could convince Dev to leave everything here and start anew.

Going on vacation won’t satisfy the urge for excitement either because I probably won’t want to come back from wherever I end up going/if I end up going. I need a more permanent change.

Any suggestions? Have any of you just closed all ties in a city or country and suddenly moved somewhere new and started all over again? Share you stories with me!

Senior Kindergarten Graduation Day

Two amazing teachers!

My love graduated from Senior Kindergarten on Tuesday and today was the last day of school for her. I can’t believe how quickly time has gone by and she has gotten so big. She’s going to grade one next year! Can you believe it? It’s like it was just yesterday when I left her for the first time at daycare and now she’s starting grade school soon.

Here are some pictures from her graduation. I cried through most of the ceremony.

I don’t know why, maybe I’m a proud mom or the utter shock of her growing up so fast had me in tears. Either way, I am so proud of her and everything she has accomplished this year. She has learned so many French words and songs and has showed such discipline through all the challenges and obstacles.

We’re beginning her summer break by a breakfast at her favourite restaurant and the. A trip to the public library to join the summer book club and pick up some books. I think we’re going to also drop by Dollar Tree and pick up some new mathematical activity books, so that she can begin practicing her addition and subtraction like she did last summer.

Anyway, I’ll share some of our summer adventures as they happen. Let me know how you are spending your summer with your little ones!

Xoxo ~ Tamana

Quick Update

A photo from near the cottage I recently visited in Minden, ON

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve written; a lot has happened over the past few weeks. My grand mother passed away, my mother had stints put into 2 of her arteries due to 90% blockage, I took a break and escaped to a cottage for a couple of days and then I injured my back and shoulder at work. Needless to say, I’ve been busy, stressed and frustrated; which has caused me to stay away from most social media and my blog.

I’m doing physio 2-3 times a week and hopefully will begin some massages soon too. But I’m on so much painkillers and muscle relaxers and sadly nothing seems to be helping yet.

I’ve also been trying to lose weight and was doing great for a few days and managed to drop 10 lbs. being on the cabbage soup diet but all of the above events took place and I stopped doing what I was doing. However, I feel mentally stable today and have vouched to myself to get myself going again.

My brother is getting married at the end of the summer and I really want to look amazing in the outfit I’ve chosen to wear for the wedding. Plus, I need to find a dress for the reception, so I want to drop a size or two before I go dress shopping.

That’s what my life has been up to lately. I promise I’ll start writing again more frequently soon. But right now my priority is losing weight and recovering and healing my back and shoulder injury.

Hope you’re all doing great and enjoying the nice weather, finally! Have a blessed week and stay tuned for more posts (I promise their coming).

Xoxo ~ Tamana

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers, aunts and grandmothers out there. I hope your loved ones spoil you rotten today and all year through.

I am spending my Mother’s Day at work but spent my Saturday with my mother and sister. I got them a cake and a beautiful hanging plant for the house and made them lunch. It was a good day and time well spent.

My little munchkin grew a sunflower plant at school and made me a beautiful card; which was the best present ever. This evening when I get home from work, I’ll spend more time with her and maybe we’ll have an early movie night or a walk to the park if she wants.

How are you spending your Mother’s Day? Are you doing something special for a mother or woman in your life today or are you the special woman in someone’s life and are being spoilt today? I’d love to hear how you spend your day!

Have a blessed day and give lots of love to the women in your world today. Xoxo

~ Tamana

Quick Update

I know I’ve been away from my blog for longer than I am comfortable but it’s been a couple of busy weeks. Also, I fell a couple of weeks ago and have been taking it extremely easy so that I could heal. Don’t worry, I’m completely okay but had a nasty fall from a chair trying to reach something high on a shelf. I’m all better now with very minimal aches and pain.

Aside from that, it’s been the regular work and home craziness that has kept me busy and mentally preoccupied. I did however get a new tattoo!!! It’s my Mother’s Day present from Dev and Nid and it’s a present for my parents.

I got Maa and Paa written on my arm in beautiful Hindi and English. Here’s a picture; tell me what you think!

I saw a similar tattoo online and decided to draw it myself and get it inked on my forearm. It’s still healing but looks absolutely beautiful and my mother was so touched by it. My father on the other hand doesn’t like tattoos, so he didn’t comment much about it.

Anyway, my loves, that’s basically all that’s been going on at my end these past few weeks. I’ve got a new recipe I want to share with all of you this week and news about my never ending journey to weight loss and getting healthy. I’ll post about those later this week as I’m out of time now and need to get myself ready for work.

Stay blessed and have a fantastic week ahead. Stay tuned for weight loss details! Xoxo

~Tamana

a stubborn desire…

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