Welcome to Parenting in the Wilderness. I’m Asha. I’m of Indian descent, I grew up in Western Australia, and now live in Texas. All of the places I’ve lived, all of cultural spaces I inhabit, and how all of that combines with my husband’s background, affect the way we parent.
We’ve lived in many remote places, away from family and friends since our eldest was just five months old, so we have always parented in the wilderness. And we’ve been fortunate to meet many wonderful friends, medical professionals, educators and supporters along the way.
This blog (which I tend to fairly erratically) is a record of learning to be a mother to two teenaged boys, a long way from the friends, family and support networks that I grew up with. I refer to my children as Godzilla and the TeenWolf to protect their privacy throughout this blog.
When I’m not writing you’ll find me swimming, taking photographs, or wrangling the children and animals with my husband.