After working with corporate India for 14 years, I sensed an alternate direction to channelize myself – to be with my twin daughters and be a part of their growing up. As the twins turned two and a half, I finally mustered enough courage to be a stay-at-home father to our girls.
My wife and I believe that parenting is an equal opportunity platform. We exchanged our roles and she got back to her first child – www.facebook.com/Travelwithdirtyfeet. Of course, for all practical and theoretical purposes, she continues to be the primary caregiver and the girls think that their father is a second option who can always be done away with.
After about 6 months, when the girls were doing just fine and I was still found alive, my wife suggested that I should write about our rollercoaster escapades. Thus began mydaughtersandme.com.
This parenting blog is about my daily life, as a stay-at-home father, with my twin daughters. I am no subject expert on parenting or child psychology. This is an attempt to chronicle the parenting journey of joy and distress, anguish and fulfilment, happiness and misery, frustration and bliss, all at the same time as I grow up along with my daughters.
For my wife and me, parenting is organic, slow and conscious. It is all about giving space, freedom and time to our children to explore, to experience, to enjoy and to move forth at their own pace. On this path, our only priority has been to ensure the child in our children to just be. The twins do not go to any formal environment/schools. They are un-schooling, to say.
Welcome to our world.
If you have any questions about the blog or any of the posts, please write to me at mydaughters(dot)me(at)gmail(dot)com
Thank you for your time. Hope you like it here. My name is Chirag Mehta.