I AM MY KIDS' MOTHER 

A Blog by Sonal Kulshrestha 

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Conversation With My Son- Navaratri ..

Posted by Sonal Kulshrestha on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, In : Conversation with my son 
COMING SOON ....
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When All You Need To Tell Your Child Is To Follow The Heart ..

Posted by Sonal Kulshrestha on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, In : Conversation with my kids 

Dillon Srivastava, a 13-year old 8th grader, thought about who he believes he is when his class was asked to write on "Who Am I"? What do you write when you're an American with a second generation Indian American father and a white mother who is herself a daughter of a Canadian mother and an Irish father? What do you write when you have 8 Indian American first cousins (not to mention more than a dozen 2nd cousins) and you thoroughly enjoy celebrating numerous Indian traditional festivals and ...

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Conversation With My Nephews - They Inspire Me ...

Posted by Sonal Kulshrestha on Sunday, March 15, 2015, In : Conversation with my son 
My two nephews, 13- and 11- year old, Dave and Bobby, visited us some time back during their fall break. While I am at the airport to see them off, we end up having a good couple of hours to spend together. They were traveling as unaccompanied minors so I was allowed to be with them until they boarded their flight. It so happens that the flight gets delayed. I truly cherish those two hours we spend together. Without their cousins (my kids) to distract them, we actually get an opportunity to h...
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CONVERSATION WITH MY SON- ON SEXTING

Posted by Sonal Kulshrestha on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, In : Conversation with my son 
 
It has been on my mind to bring up the subject of sexting with my ready-to-start middle school son. At 11, if he's old enough to get his own cell phone, I reckon he is old enough to have his first conversation on sexting with his mom. So said I to my daughter who thought its too soon to "torture the poor guy" with "your conversations". I beg to differ. Ready or not, here I come. I wait for the right moment for the first discussion on the subject. Of course, there'll be many more. Many many m...

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Conversation With My Son- It's A Woman's Prerogative To Change Her Mind

Posted by Sonal Kulshrestha on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, In : Conversation with my son 

This happened an year or so back, but a recent event triggered the memory of that conversation with my son. I clearly play out that day in my mind-

My son and daughter are arguing- "You said you'll play basketball with me", he goes. "Well, I can't anymore. I have lot of homework", she goes, I watch this scenario, too tired to intervene and half hoping the issue will resolve by itself as it sometimes does when they somehow manage to arrive at an agreement that is half-pleasing to both. It soon ...

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Conversation With My Son- It's Not Just About The Eye Makeup Remover...

Posted by Sonal Kulshrestha on Friday, January 10, 2014, In : Conversation with my son 
It's said (say-er unknown), if a man expects his women to be an angel in his life, then he should first create a heaven for her. And who better to 'coach' our sons than us, their mothers? After all, women understand women the best, right?

Ever since I wrote on 'Conversations With My Son' in my blog, my friend and I make it a point to discuss our conversations with our respective sons, with each other. Her son, at 15, is a really well mannered and a loving young man. She told me that when she s...

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My Son, A Techie at Ten, Sets Up A Fund-Raising Campaign For UNICEF...

Posted by Sonal Kulshrestha on Friday, December 13, 2013, In : My Son, A Techie 
Like I said, my son, now ten year old, is the force behind desideewar- as far as technology goes. I've already talked about how he set up the website for desideewar and how he generated the QR code for it (when we didn't even realize he even knows what that is) on my previous blogs. This Christmas season, he once again showed his "alertness" to technological resources available out there and his enthusiasm to use them.

So my daughter runs the 'For A Cause. Together' segment on desideewar. It's...

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Conversations With My Son...

Posted by Sonal Kulshrestha on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, In : Conversation with my son 

Last year, December of 2012, a young girl in India was brutally attacked and assaulted by a group of six men in a bus, the youngest of the brute was just 17 year old. The 24 year old brave heart succumbed to her injuries within a fortnight. The incident jolted thousands of people to take to streets to protest and for the first time the issue of lack of safety for women and the numerous cases of groping/ staring/ leching  and assaults on the streets of India was being discussed openly and glob...
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My kids get involved

Posted by Sonal Kulshrestha on Saturday, May 11, 2013, In : How desideewar started 
When we started last year, my daughter, Raashi was 13 years old and son, Rohun, 9. Raashi was the one who suggested that we name the page ‘desideewar’, all lower case and one word. She quickly comes up with the cover picture for the desideewar page. Rohun takes care of the profile picture. He asks me for all my colorful dupattas. “Mommy, can I have all of your colorful ‘thingys’ that you wear around your neck“, he says. He places them all in a decorative wall piece that we have in...
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I am my kids' mother. I have two- a teenage daughter and a 11-year middle-school-er.