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How Mustard oil is beneficial for the Infants and toddlers

March 3, 2017

Being a Mother to a Toddler, I am sharing the uses of Mustard oil for Babies as now I use it myself for my Kid. Mustard oil  is also known as “sarson ka tel” in Hindi, “sorshe tel” in Bengali, “rai ka tel” in Punjabi, “Kadugu Ennai” in Tamil. It has lots of medicinal benefits and is used extensively for babies and kids in South Asia.   Note: Do not use mustard oil before your Baby turns 6 months old.…

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He is entering into a new phase and I am full of beans

January 31, 2017

Choosing a Preschool is like cracking a tough nut. Its always difficult for Parents to leave their Child in someone’s hands who is not a part of the Nest. For some this phase comes very early where a Mother is working and there is no one to take care of a child. I am one of them.  I had to leave my Baby as soon as my leave ended after 3 months. Yes, it wasn’t easy but I had convinced…

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An art we can never be PERFECT at

December 5, 2016

Do you dream to be a perfect Parent? What is Perfect in this world. Nothing. No human, no animal or any creature. Its just a myth. Then how can we dream of being perfect when it comes to Parenting. When I became a Mother 2 years back, I pledged myself for not giving unhealthy and nutrition-less food to my Kiddo. No toffees, no chocolates, no chips or cold drinks. I promised myself to never hurt him. I promised myself to…

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PARENTING STORY

BABA- A renowned scary creature

October 24, 2016

Do you fear from dark? Yesterday, my Son woke up midnight crying and shouting “Baba Baba” That moment, I was full of anger and guilt. Childhood memories started flashing across my mind- How we used to fear the dark. How my Brother did not like to close washroom door. How we used to fear getting up for a glass of water in the night. I cursed myself for letting it happen but I am thankful as it ignited me to…

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Welcome new phase of Life with these essentials

October 14, 2016

Are you a New Mother? You must be going through mood swings and depressing phases. Why I am saying this is because I myself experienced these changes. Amidst all the sleep deprived nights and tantrum handling days, we need to calm ourselves. Only if we are content, we can devote our mind and heart towards the tiny ones without any stress. Essentials for a new Mother There are few things I feel must for new Mothers. I would be glad…

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PARENTING

Happiness is…getting read

October 12, 2016

A featured post– “In Conversation With”: on Over Heaven’s Hill which is an Award Winning Irish Parenting and Lifestyle blog by Geraldine. Geraldine have been writing for years – poetry and short stories are her favorite. Her Blog has so much to offer and can inspire anyone who wants to start their Blogging journey. Here is a peek-a-boo: How many children do you have? I am a Mother to a boy who turned two in September. Sometimes, it seems that time has…

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PARENTING

Little dose of self-care : ME time

October 3, 2016

Yes, I am a Mother who need some ME time, some fun time and some relax time. Sounds selfish? Its something I am not guilty for- Why should I if I give my 100% to my Kid when I am along with him. I want to brighten up each moment I spend with my Kid. This won’t happen if I am not happy. I need ME time to make myself HAPPY and in return, to make my KID happy. First…

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LIFESTYLE PARENTING

Learning to reduce Toy clutter

September 19, 2016

Are you a Parent who feels drowned in a pool of toys? I am raising a Toddler who like all other of his age, love his toys . He exclaims with Joy when he see these rainbow colored toys. But on the other hand, he gets bored of them quickly and love playing with utensils and sticks instead. Moreover, having lots of toys create only clutter which stresses me out. Declutter toys in these 5 simple ways: Stack them Sometimes,…

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DIY PARENTING STORY

He is not my Infant anymore

September 16, 2016

My baby boy is turning 2 this week and I just can’t believe it. Second year passed so quickly and I am still in new-born hangover. He has transformed from Infant to Toddler. He is doing things independently. He wants me to set him free. I remember the days when I could cuddle him for hours but now, he turns jumpy when I kiss him non-stop on his cheeks. He likes a cuddle but only for a short time. His…

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DIY PARENTING

Painting with edible finger paint: MESSY PLAY ACTIVITY

September 5, 2016

Sunday is a perfect day to try out fun activities at home and when you are a Parent to a Toddler- You constantly have to search for the activities which keeps them busy. Who does not but safety always comes first. Having an oral sensory seeker in the house who puts everything in mouth, makes me more reluctant to try something non-edible. Finger paints are among the easiest arts and crafts for young children. All you need is the paint…

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Messy Play is important

September 1, 2016

Do you get worried when your Kids make a mess? Do you frown when they stain clothes while playing? Let me tell you, You need not. Tiny feet trotting from one room to another, searching for naughtiness, makes us more patient. Its so obvious why work never ends for Mothers. My little one never miss a chance to keep me on my toes. But I love it when he enjoys the mess. I love to see the shine in his…

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Indian Maternity benefit act amendment

August 26, 2016

Do you have 2 children and expecting third? If yes, then nothing much has changed for you. New Maternity benefit act extends the leave from 12 weeks to 26 weeks but only for the first and second time Mothers. Sadly, Who has been left behind is more than 90% of women who works in Unorganized sector: Women who are free-lancers Women who does home-based work like Papad making or Embroidery making. Women who work from home for different employers at…

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PARENTING SOCIETY & CUSTOMS

Ma, even I was the Victim #Fiction #Child abuse stories

August 2, 2016

Most of the Child abuse stories remain hidden under the carpet. Sometimes, victims are reluctant to share them, sometimes its because of the pressure of the Family. But every hidden story pave the way for a new one. A news was flashing on the screen- A child was sexually exploited by one of the neighbor. Ma feels proud of herself when she see her children- she did not let them to fall in prey to this misdeed. Her daughter, who…

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Miraculous Eye Contact: DRISHTI

July 1, 2016

Communication comes naturally to each one of us- For we are humans. We need it as we want to get noticed or heard. It relaxes our inner-self when we know we have someone to listen. Even a new-born tries to express them and do their best to convey their needs. Must ingredient here is Eye-contact. It is not only powerful but develops trust too.   EYE CONTACT MADE HIM LAUGH IT MADE HIM LEARN TRANSFERRING LOVE USING EYE CONTACT  …

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PARENTING PEOPLE

Dealing with people and unsolicited advice

May 4, 2016

Unsolicited advice is a common thing in our country. Every Parent has to face it. ‘WEAK’ is a haunted word to me. It’s been overused by people around, to the point of losing its original meaning. Let’s not confuse it with slim. This interchanging of words has become ingrained enough in our psyche as to become a cliché. I was a lean but active child- fond of butter and paneer. Despite my love for milk products, I did not ever have…

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