Pages From Serendipity is nearing its 8th year!
I started this blog in 2010 to kill time. It was the pre-wedding phase of life when time was abundant but there was hardly any inspiration to write. In fact, this blog has remained postless for a couple of years. In 2014, when my son was entering his terrible twos (in other words, when I was entering a maddening phase), I came back here to unwind from the mommy tag; to rediscover my pre-mommy being and de-stress from everything about mommyness.
Eventually, Pages from Serendipity transformed to an almost-Mommy-Blog!
That was life’s way of pun! 😛
Nevertheless, I have been religiously blogging since then. In May 2016, Pages from Serendipity got its domain name; in January 2018, it moved to a self-hosting platform.
And that’s the history of my little space!
Well, coming to the point,
Who is Writing?!
A once-upon-a-time cancer researcher, now a full-time Mom of two under five, on a career break.
Or on a broken career?
Letting this question aside to rest, I have been an active freelancer, working from home since 2012. And, sometimes I get to write – letting aside freelancing, mommying, home-making and cooking to rest. Honestly, it is a struggle to grab that time to write. However, when I do get to write, I feel calm, like how it feels after days of a passing-by storm.
Writing especially feels good for the thought processes involved in the making of the posts. Perhaps, the time I spend in front of the laptop is lesser as compared to the time spent in conceiving the post in my mind while I cook or while I feed the baby. As an observer and thinker, I like writing about a variety of things around. However, in the recent years, I have been writing predominantly on parenting, kids and motherhood. I am in the making of this space more specifically for kids’ toys and playtime, for that’s what fills my heart watching my little ones do.
Here are a few sections on the blog you can start with:
All about Playtime, the most recent blog series, explores kids’ nature and right to play. Coming soon on the series are popular theories of playtime and early learning, age-wise play activities and toy recommendations, play areas and toy organization ideas, aids and pointers to practically understand your kids’ play interest and more.
A to Z of Mother Emotions is a blog series of 26 posts to drench, relish and cherish in the emotions of motherhood. From baby blues to motherly love, from disorientation to frustration, this series brings to you the warmest realities of motherhood.
A Directory of Kids Toys and Play Resources is under construction now. If you own a business related to kids toys and play and would like to get free-listed, please fill-in the form here.
Play & Be Merry is my small, home-based venture of handcrafted, interactive toys and play activities for children. I am in the process of adding more creations. Come back soon to shop for your little ones.
There are a number of other categories to read about on this blog. Choose what you want to read from the ‘categories’ drop down on the right sidebar.
Here are my other explorations of life:
A Kids YouTuber at Vihaan’s Toys Plays Reviews
I make videos of my little boy’s playtime and unboxing and demo videos of new toys. The tools and resources I use for the video-making is still at the beginner’s level. Nevertheless, we as a family enjoy shooting and creating videos for my channel.
An Hobbyist Oil Artist @ Conversations with Kolors
Might sound bizarre, but my fingers have tried translating sounds into colours, motions into stills, odours into figures, tastes into art, touches to curves and thoughts to waves. That’s how I knew that colours need not be soothing, stills need not be realistic, figures need not be perfect, art need not be explained, curves need not be defined, waves need not be uniform – Feeling the liberty in an artist’s hands is a beauty beyond imagination!
A Book Reviewer @ Nandhini’s Book Review Blog
Co-sleeping, co-eating and co-travelling with books is a different world. I’ve sunk in joy with this world a number of times. When I started book blogging, I earned the privilege to connect with authors. It has always been heart-warming to hear the personal, humble stories of authors of reaching their author tags. Of course, one of the rich delights of my life – free books! Every time I receive one, I feel I am getting richer.
I write for brands, campaigns, product reviews and blogging contests. You can find the sponsored content on the blog here. You can find the posts that made to a blogging contest winning entry here. To connect with me for a collaboration, please visit here.
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Here are my social media handles:
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/pagesfromserendipity (Pages from Serendipity)
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/playandbemerry (Play & Be Merry)
Twitter Handle: @Nandhini5 (Nandhini Chandrasekaran)
Instagram: @nandhini.chandrasekaran (Nandhini Chandrasekaran)
Pinterest: @Nandhini5 (Nandhini Chandrasekaran)
YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCBP9T4yjhXSwY5ksmItEdqg (Vihaan’s Toys Plays Reviews)
I am greatly grateful to your time!
Wishing you all a Happy Reading 🙂