The Bespectacled Mother

About me

I am Anamika Agnihotri, a stay-at-home mom to a free-spirited boy, Dhruv.

I am an observer, an optimist, an introvert, a spiritual seeker and an eternal learner. I am committed to the cause of raising a reader for life which I tell you is not easy when I am surrounded by non-readers.

I blog about my parenting journey with my son, the fun anecdotes from our lives and my love for books and reading.

Join me and read about our growing up tales every Monday with my Monday Musings post.

I also review children’s books for the age group 0-10 years under the category ‘The Yellow Bookshelf’.ย 

You can connect with me on-

Email –

Facebook – theย bespectacled mother

Twitter – @Anagnihotri


Instagram – the bespectacled mother

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49 thoughts on “About me

  1. Hello, i could so relate to you!! And yes there is very little support from the older generation in potty training because according to them it is the diaper culture which has made modern mommies lazy! I am surprised your playgroup mommies did not have any advice. The greatest empathy i got was from little H’s friends moms. Almost everybody told me to not force them if they are not ready and wait till they are three or when they start showing signs of readiness! Looking forward to hearing more about your son and thanks for dropping by ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award!!! You can find out more about my nomination here: โ€Ž


    • the bespectacled mother on said:

      Thanks Mrs Surreal for the award nomination. This was unexpected for me. I have visited the link above but as you know I am a bit distracted these days I will have to come back again to do the required.
      By the way, your favourite quote -‘If you donโ€™t like what is being said, then change the conversation’ reached my heart straight away. Thanks again.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Hi Anamika, I have nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award. Please accept.
    Enjoy.. ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Hey! I like that Hungry Caterpillar post, but don’t have much to say about it, so commenting here instead ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just found you from the Blog Blitz linkup. I joined a day or two ago and blogged it, so I am checking that linkup thread periodically to see which friends have joined, and visiting blogs I don’t recognize from it.

    Happy blogging!


    • the bespectacled mother on said:

      Thank you so much for your kind gesture.
      I am pretty excited to know how does Blog Blitz function in real. I liked its idea about making a blogger’s day special by the way of commenting in a mass wave. ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. Hi, what is your email id..Have to send you an email about cross-posting!


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  7. beingzoesmom on said:

    Didn’t know you blogged and blogged so well. So happy to have bumped into the bespectacled mum… Keep posting!


  8. Hi Anamika
    I have nominated you for very inspiring blogger award , feel free to accept it from here


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    • the bespectacled mother on said:

      I must apologise Ritu for having missed your nomination for this award. I never turn down award nominations. Since I have got back to active blogging, I will first do a post on your Versatile blogger nomination and then this one.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Hai Anamika,

    Your name is so sweet. I am Vasantha from โ€ My Sweet Nothingsโ€. I would like to add you as a Guest writer for my article โ€œThis MOMโ€™s Lifeโ€. If you are willing, you can contact me at my mail id:

    Thanks in advance.

    With Regards,


  11. Dear Anamika,

    Oh, sad that the 3 Day Quote Challenge coming to the climax …. My entry for the day 3 of this adorable challenge :

    Thanks again my dear for being so kind to me … ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • the bespectacled mother on said:

      Superlike this quote. It is so true. Choosing to be happy and grateful attracts positivity. Many years ago I followed a television series on spiritual awakening and that series shaped up my conscience in a way by giving me this understanding – “Our thoughts create our destiny”.
      Thanks for taking up this challenge with so much passion.

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Hai Anamika, I have nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award. If you would like to participate here is the post:


  13. Trideep Nath on said:

    Hi Anamika, How are you doing?
    Am Trideep Nath. I’ve had the privilege of reading your blog & admire your writing.

    Am contacting you today on behalf of
    mycity4kids is the largest digital platform for Kids-related content in India, consisting of local listings and blogs. We have the largest community of 500+ Mommy and Daddy bloggers and the largest repository of 5000 blog-posts and articles to-date.
    You can take a look at our blogging section.

    Iโ€™m mailing to you because you have the appetite and the aptitude to write..write to your heart’s desire.
    We would like to invite you to set up at blog at, to share your parenting experiences with Dhruv along with our readers.

    Do write to me for additional details at or contact my colleague on this number: +91 9717727766, and we would love to help you create a blog. We are really hoping you would be a part of your community. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.



    • the bespectacled mother on said:

      Thanks for contacting me and appreciating my writing. I will soon revert back on the email id provided here.


  14. Dear Anamika, I just nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Here is the post:


  15. Hi Anamika, I am glad to have chanced upon your blog. I am working in the corporate sector for the last 8 years. I am 27, unmarried and very passionate about kids. I hope to be a great mother some day. With this interest, I looked up some parenting blogs and I love your blog. Will be a regular reader now.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. “This blog is an attempt to put together my parenting experiences and stories with an infusion of humour whereever I can.”

    This made me click FOLOW ๐Ÿ™‚


  17. Thanks for the follow!!!

    Liked by 1 person

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