Parenting is an incredible experience.
It comes with a “YOU ARE INCHARGE” badge written in neon and bold, right off the bat! – when you are silently begging for sleep, help, and some adult conversation – while loving crazy like never before.
Our tagline is “Raising Parents, Raising Children”.
Why? Because, parenting is never about raising children alone. We must first raise ourselves as parents.
We raise confident kids when we do not overlook self-care. We become aware of our children’s needs when we are fulfilled in our roles. We raise independent children by demonstrating independent thought and action. We raise curious children by reaching out to the world. We raise empathetic children when we feel secure in the support groups we have created. We raise savvy kids, when we are unafraid to try new things.
Kidskintha is dedicated to jump starting conversations around millennial
parenting – thoughts, tools, actions and words that can influence the coming up of the brave new generation.
Our stories are funny, relatable, honest and uplifting – with a spirit that mirrors the journey of parenthood. Our writers are millennial moms, dads, teachers, grandparents, the neighbourhood aunties and uncles – basically, anyone who has a message that came from experiencing something with a child.
Kidskintha is a name adapted from a mythological garden of joy and abandon called Kishkindha, a garden of trust, joy and abandon.
Kidskintha began as a journal I kept to record amusing conversations with my two children.
Being a millennial parent, I was juggling various roles and donning several hats through the day. I needed a place that would guide me appropriately in all the various situations I faced as a parent, woman, working woman, wife, mom, daughter-in-law, colleague, daughter or just as a human being.
I wanted to create a space that I can sink into and come back with answers, specifically for the Indian context.
Kidskintha has grown rapidly and I want to thank you, my readers, sincerely for it!
Meagan J. Meehan
Meagan J. Meehan is a published author, poet, cartoonist, and produced playwright. She pens columns for the Great South Bay Magazine, Blasting News and Entertainment Vine. She is also a stop-motion animator and an award-winning abstract artist. Meagan holds a Bachelors degree in English Literature, a Masters degree in Communication, and is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Educational Psychology. She is an animal advocate and a fledging toy and game designer. Meagan currently serves as the Associate Curator at Demouzy Contemporary Gallery in Rockville Center, Long Island, and is a co-producer of the Alexander Gurman show.
Meagan is Kidskintha’s resident ‘Toy and Games’ reviewer and while at it, she manages to introduce us to some amazing people (very likely to be the favorite people of children as well)!!!