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    Are grandparents becoming babysitters?

    Are grandmothers becoming babysitters Vidya Sury

    Last Sunday, when I wished an elderly couple for Grandparents Day, they didn’t look too excited. They said they were so exhausted most of the time that all they wanted to do was rest–they just didn’t have the energy to match their twin grandchildren’s. They had expected life to be very different when their grandchildren came along to visit.  Oh, they love them dearly, but do wish that their own kids wouldn’t take them for granted with the childcare. But…

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  • Seven tips to keep your baby safer at home
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    Seven tips to keep your baby safer at home

    Ah babies. How they rule our lives—regardless of whether they’re our own or our neighbor’s! We simply cannot resist them; they’re like magnets. Decades ago, I remember, when my Mom and…

  • That first day of school Vidya Sury
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    That First Day of School

    I would be a liar if I said I didn’t miss the excitement of the first day of school. I am not referring to the very first time my two-and-a-half-year-old stepped…

  • Behind the scenes of giving birth Vidya Sury
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    Behind the scenes of giving birth

    All the conversations around mother’s day, followed by a birth next door, and delightful visits and interaction with my niece’s rather rapidly growing baby brought back a spate of memories, which…