It was a search for help to breastfeed my daughter under a unique set of circumstances that led me to the term "Attachment Parenting." I was hooked to the idea almost instantly since it was so very opposing to all the mainstream messages that I was getting bombarded with about being with my child from all quarters of my life. I kept searching for more information and discovered that Hema Bharadwaj, unschooling mother to two beautiful children, lived just a few miles from me and was connected to a host of other wonderful individuals, including Sandra Dodd, who have all decided to take a path less traveled. For me, that was the beginning of a whole new direction to our lives.
At this point I have a three year old child who has not been enrolled in any kind of formal/structured setting away from home. The trend in India is start children off with some form of schooling quite early on, so I consider myself to be a homeschooler. Radical Unschooling is a path that I consider ideal for developing an incredible connection between me and my child. I strive to achieve those conditions and learn to inch closer to those ideals on a daily basis, to the best of my abilities, despite various challenges thrown at me by life.
I also work part time as a speech pathologist, with much support from my family, to pursue another passion of mine—helping individuals with communication disorders.