About me

I am Anamika Agnihotri, 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.

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

You can connect with me on-

Email – thebespectacledmother@gmail.com

Facebook – the bespectacled mother

Twitter – @Anagnihotri

Instagram –

the bespectacled mother

the yellow bookshelf


  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 πŸ™‚


    1. 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 don’t like what is being said, then change the conversation’ reached my heart straight away. Thanks again.

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

    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!


    1. 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. πŸ™‚


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


    1. Thanks alot Falak for your kind words. I just can’t express my happiness for the compliment. πŸ™‚


    1. 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.

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  4. Hai Anamika,

    Your name is so sweet. I am Vasantha from ” My Sweet Nothings”. I would like to add you as a Guest writer for my article β€œThis MOM’s Life”. If you are willing, you can contact me at my mail id:

    Thanks in advance.

    With Regards,


    1. Thanks for the invitation Vasantha. I will definitely contact you once I get some worthy post related to My life as a Mom up on my mind πŸ™‚

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    2. I went through the Guest Post on your blog. I have never done something like this, so thought why not? Send me the questions for the guest post and I will be more than happy to answer them πŸ™‚

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      1. Thank you so much Vasantha for every word of appreciation you have mentioned about me in the first paragraph of your post. I feel humbled. And, I feel glad to have connected with you. πŸ™‚

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    1. 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.

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  5. 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.com
    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.

    I’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 mycity4kids.com, to share your parenting experiences with Dhruv along with our readers.

    Do write to me for additional details at tdp.nath@gmail.com 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.



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


  6. 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.

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      1. Sorry I have been missing out on your posts. But I am a sincere follower πŸ™‚ Anyway, just want you to know I shared a link to this blog on my latest post πŸ™‚


      2. Oh, my first name isn’t a secret. It’s Jennifer, and my nick is Gi. I talked extensively about these and my other names in a post before, “What’s in a Name?” (not providing link, don’t want you to think I just mentioned it for link-building purposes, he he)

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