On a wing a prayer, you ask? Here’s what the phrasebook says. “In poor condition, but just managing to get the job done”. I rest my case.

Indian Mom
Viking Dad
The spawn of their union – The Boy and the Toddler

Action unfolds at our humble abode in the land of the Midnight Sun. Sub-zero temperatures and the lack of sun make us vile and permanently groggy. The result of this is that our offspring often have their way with us and you, my dear reader, will often be witness to their wily ways and our staggering incompetence. In between full time jobs, we are pretty much parenting on a wing and a prayer.

Strap on β€˜em seatbelts and prepare for episodes of wailing, screaming, teeth gnashing and sheer terror. And thats just the Viking and I.

However, huge soul-warming cups of strong, sweet tea and effective narcotic drugs have made our journey more pleasant over the years and saved us therapy fees.

44 responses to “About

  1. Biju

    Good to read your stuff again….

    Me: hey BJ, good to see you here!

  2. Anita

    Came here through the Mad Momma via a comment of yours she linked to.
    You write well. The header pic reminds of the Lincoln Tunnel (or the other one that I cannot remember now) in NY. Where is it?

    • shal247

      Thanks, Anita.. and keep visiting:-) As for the header, its a standard wordpress header – so I wouldn’t be able to help you locate the tunnel. Sorry:-(
      Will be making a personal header over the New Year.

  3. Fascinating. My husband is Indian and I am from the Caribbean. Our youngest child is named Arvind. I find your site very interesting. Perhaps you can visit me at my blog- erasundar.wordpress.com Nice to meet you.

  4. Mom gone mad – where have you been all my (scandinavian dwelling) life?

    I am going to make a flask of coffee and read your archives back to back.

    Love the title: ‘mom gone mad’ lmfao!

    • Mom Gone Mad

      Thats so sweet, Babs! Now if only I could make you some coffee while you read! How do I read you though? Will you send an invite or is there a dress code?:-)

  5. I just discovered ur blog and have spent 2 hours reading the archives!

    I LOVE it!

  6. What Babs said. Only mine will be a flask of wine. Or a hip flask. πŸ˜‰

    Looking forward to getting to know you!

  7. migrationdiary

    Yes, those cold winters….. I feel the need for copious amounts of red wine coming on…….

    Love your blog!

  8. Hey…Hopped from..really don’t remember where! Your posts are very well written…Would love to see more!-Hema

  9. Discovered your blog from Startsinmyeyes. Well, I gotta rush home. But first thing in the morning I will read your entire blkog tomorrow.

  10. Anjali

    Hey i came here from OJ’s blog, nad have earlier seen your comment at the MM’s.

    You have a great blog! You write so well! I loved reading whatever I could during some free time. Hope to come here regularly.

    Best wishes,

  11. read abt u here – http://www2.unescobkk.org/arnec/mainpage/ARNEC%20Connections%202009.pdf page 39. Drooped by n i’m hooked! πŸ™‚ Nice blog.

  12. CW

    Hi Mom Gone Mad,

    I found my way to your blog via the Mad Momma’s. I’m still devouring your archives. Your ‘Waking’- so, so beautiful! I have a 10 month old daughter myself, and my mind automatically pictured the scene that plays out every time she wakes up, as I read the lines. Truly beautiful. (Can you hear me gush?)

    Love your writing- you’ve got your self another stalker! Have a wonderful week. Cheers!

  13. wonderful blog!!! would love to spend time here.

  14. And here I thought we were the only wailing screaming couple πŸ™‚ Had never read this…it’s perfect!

  15. Shivani

    Just my luck .. I was just browsing and something in your post made me suspicious.. jumped to the about section … and lo and behold …I was right .. You’re Indian .. in Norway . Just like me … Is it a little bit stupid to smile like a loon when you see a fellow indian in norway ..even after 2 years πŸ™‚

  16. su

    came over from Chronicles of Dee, and kicking myself for finding it at work (as a deadline looms) will surely be back to read more. lovely blog

  17. Rianti Bieler

    Your blog makes me smile πŸ™‚ I lived in Oslo for 3 years but managed to drag my Viking husband to Sydney where it’s warmer! We visit Norway every now and then, the Viking is still holding hope that his children will be able to ski!! Thanks for the lovely reading.

  18. Jyothy

    I am so glad you are blogging.
    You have an amazing style of writing.
    I enjoy reading your blog.

  19. Khushboo

    Can I please have your email id?

  20. Hey,

    I love reading your stuff and have blogrolled you without your permission. I’m new to blogging, didn’t realize I had to ask for permission. So, I’m apologizing after the fact. Hope its okay to have blogrolled you.


  21. I love your blog and the one where you spoke of how you hate the future which doesnt have the kids in it. I have a daughetr and it actually seems not a nice place to be one day when she will be gone. I write a kids blog in Mumbai called http://www.kidsstoppress.com where we review everything to do with kids. Do check it out

  22. Hi!
    I am writing on behalf of Women’s Web, an online women’s magazine based out of India. We are planning a travel series, profiling interesting women bloggers from across the world.

    I came across your blog recently and find it quite impressive. Would you be interested in contributing a guest post for us on some fun things that a mom and kids can do in your city?

    If you are, then please drop me an email and I’ll get back to you with further details. Hope to hear from you soon!


  23. Hey Shalini,

    I was wondering if you got my mail as I haven’t heard back from you after the initial mail yet! Please do let me know.

  24. Hey MGM,

    I was asked to nominate 5 bloggers whose work I love for the Liebster award. I love your writing, and I do check your blog every so often to see if you came up with something new. Plus, I’m a sucker for Armaan’s pictures too. So here’s hoping to see more from you….


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