Category Relationships

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.. and it was not Valentine’s Day

An L&M post for Valentine’s Day, especially since neither of us give it even a thought? Gasp! My regular readers are sure to do a double take when they see the title and read the post, for this one is a little ‘hatke’. The man himself was mighty pleased and smiled smugly. After all, he has […]

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Handyman or man handy?

They say that men are not useful around the house and that they can’t do housework. Well, they haven”t met the L&M, then! 

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The War Of The Living Room

Over the years I have ceded my living room more times than C P and Berar has been ceded in the annals of Indian history!

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The Changing Face of Parenthood

Nuclear families and changing lifestyles have made parenting more challenging than ever. How is the present generation faring in comparison to the older generations?

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Have you connected with yourself lately?

If you want others to enjoy being with you, you should know how to enjoy being with yourself first.

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The toothless smiles

It is only the toothless, both young and old — that appreciate it when their basic needs are met. For the rest, the needs are too complex to be satisfied easily.

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A bagful of treasures

We go through life collecting treasures of precious memories — to hold close to our heart and pull out one at a time to savour at leisure.

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Elders: To care or not to care

In all the discussion on eldercare, let us not forget to spare a thought, a smile, a little time, for the lonely, destitute and abandoned elders – who make for a huge number in India, for we are the privileged who are caring and cared for.

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What’s in a name?

No wonder Shakespeare asked, ‘What’s in a name?’ He had not met the L&M you see!

Old Age Homes — Orphanages or Summer Camps?

There are as many solutions for elder care as there are families with elders and old age homes are not the only solution as being touted by an increasing number of people.

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‘Full Family’

The happiest was the younger brat, for not only had his elder brother got admission to his chosen college, but we were also a ‘full family’ after having been separated for the whole day!

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I remember……

….the things we shared, but most of all the love, as children, as adults. It makes me smile, even if my eyes mist over….

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Eat, sleep, watch (TV) and fight!

What do couples do when their kids have grown up and flown the coop? Is it all dull and listless living for them? Find out how the L&M and the Long Suffering Lady spend their time.