About me

I am Anamika Agnihotri, a Stay-At-Home-Mom of a 3 year old son, Dhruv. After having lived in UK for a while now I have shifted my base to Bangalore, India.

When I started out being a full-time mother precisely one and a half years ago after working in the corporate sector for  9 years I knew nothing about parenting or rearing a child. That coincided with the time I was trying to settle down in my new home in UK.

With a clean slate, I constantly made efforts at learning the tricks of this trade in what I fondly call ‘The Dhruv’s School of Parenting’ where although I used to start out being an instructor but humbly ended up following the pupil, my son.

Parenting is a tiring job and at times can tend to become daunting too. Over this period of time I have learnt some and am still exploring the fine nuisances of it.

On this journey, Dhruv and I have also discovered the love for books. Reading is something we both cherish.

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

I have also begun to pen down a memoir of our reading voyage on a weekly basis. It is about the simple stories Dhruv and I like to read about and capturing the silly and brainy interpretations we make of them.

49 thoughts on “About me

  1. thetoddlerdiary says:

    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 🙂


    • the bespectacled mother says:

      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. Gene'O says:

    Hey! I like that Hungry Caterpillar post, but don’t have much to say about it, so commenting here instead 🙂

    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 says:

      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. 🙂


    • the bespectacled mother says:

      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

    • the bespectacled mother says:

      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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  3. Trideep Nath says:

    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.



  4. Life360degrees says:

    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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