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The Perfect Playschool

April 29, 2018

Playschool is the first step for your child in the outside world. It is the first platform where he will independently interact and learn from people other than his own family. It is probably the first time your child spends time away from you outside of your first circle. It is a crucial time for the child as well as […]

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Screen or Scream – Not Really.

April 28, 2018

My son is 2 years 4 months and has zero interest in screen – no matter what kind. When people get to know this, their response is often raised eyebrows and shocked surprise. There are also some light-hearted comments on how I am punishing my child by depriving him of screen time. Well, it is a […]

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Routine Matters

Just like for adults, a routine brings a sense of security to a baby or a child as well. Routines are comforting and establish normalcy. They are the stabilizing force that helps maintain balance. Babies like predictability. They spend nine months in the mother’s womb, protected from the outside world, where there wasn’t much in […]

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Dang! Depression – P.P.D.

April 6, 2018

As I sat looking at the blank screen, the blinking cursor dared me to begin what I wanted to, I couldn’t help but feel more lost than ever. The letter D glared at me. The sole letter which had been sitting on the white page for a while, waiting for more words to join it, […]

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Safety First

September 18, 2017

It’s Safety week. And what better topic than car safety to speak about? Every day we hear about unhappy incidents on the roads. There isn’t a day when I pick up the newspaper and I don’t read about accidents. And when it comes to our babies, we do not want to take a risk.   […]

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Toddler Tantrums

June 5, 2018

They are called the Terrible Twos and Terrifying Threes for a reason! One of the biggest reason being TANTRUMS. One of the most challenging aspects of the growing up years for a toddler as well as the parents! And while the toddlers throw tantrums, parents (mostly mommies staying with kids 24X7 have their own moments called […]

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Bath Toys – the ugly insights

May 28, 2018

All kids love bath toys. It makes bath time a lot more fun. A bathtub, bubbles and these rubber/plastic creatures add a lot of excitement for our little ones. But they also bring with them potentially dangerous and undesired friends. I threw out Rey’s favorite fishes (bath toys) a while back. He loved those fishes. Even […]

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Reflections – A to Z Challenge

May 3, 2018

I didn’t know what was about to hit me come 1st April. And it did, with full force. Being a part of the Blogchatter A to Z challenge has been an incredible experience. There are quite a few realizations and learnings I’ve had when I look back now. I didn’t want to participate – I had enough challenges […]

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Zip Zap Zoom

April 30, 2018

What an exciting month this has been. Maybe my happiest in a while. I set out on a challenge. A letter a day. And today, with just a few minutes to spare, I am about to reach the finish line. To be honest, I wasn’t very keen on taking up this challenge. Already pressed for […]

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United we stand, divided we crawl

When I started to blog (and micro-blog), I knew I was opening myself to the world. I knew I had to be prepared for the criticism. I wasn’t going to let that deter me from pursuing what I wanted to accomplish. People judge more than they understand. People criticise more than they appreciate. FACTS: I […]

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Quench the thirst

Summers are synonymous with scorching heat and soaring temperatures. We are already hitting a savage 41°C (105.8°F). Keeping the kids cool and well-hydrated in this terrible weather becomes essential. Especially when we factor in the lack of appetite accompanied by the terrible heat. Whether the kids brave the weather and play outdoors or prefer the cool indoors, […]

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Why YOU Matters

Dear Sej,   It’s been awhile since we met. It’s been a while since we spent some time together. I miss you. Sometimes.. I catch glimpses of you but you disappear before I can get close enough.  Do you remember the time when the world was your oyster and nothing could stop you from what […]

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Inculcating Values In Children

Education begins at home. To be able to raise a child who is not only intellectual but also compassionate, who is not only smart but kind, who is not only courageous but self-disciplined, who is not only honest but also humble is what every parent wishes for. It’s never too early to start forming good […]

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eXpectation Setting

April 29, 2018

With the arrival of a baby, comes new roles and responsibilities not just for the parents but for other members of the family too. Everyone has their own way of showing love and affection. Everyone has a different style of pampering. Each member will want to express himself/herself in his or her own way. In […]

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