In India, we are used to dust in the air. In fact, I have often heard people say that Indian children have better immunity since they are raised in an environment where dust and bacteria are common. Every season change brings with it new ailments and entire family is struck by the peril and require… Read More Need a breath of fresh air – use a mask, not a dupatta!
Day care today is an interesting supplement to school for young children. If schools had extended hours like is prevalent in the western world, it would have been easier. But many schools in India have curriculum designed only for three hours in the kindergarten years. Hence, an after-school program in a day care centre often… Read More Tips to find the right day care for your child
If anyone had told me ten years back that I would be making bean enchiladas in my kitchen, I would have found it hilarious. Yet, here I am doing just that! I had never cooked anything in my growing up years. My biggest achievement till then was to make Maggi, tea and cucumber-tomato sandwiches. My mother never urged me to “learn… Read More Simple items to cook with your kids, flavoured with love…
During the summer vacations, on a bright sunny day, we decided to visit an adventure park. My son was bored at home and wanted some activity. We had the park map, had researched online on which sections to cover and what all to do. We had my son’s water bottle and light snacks handy. We… Read More Not just the kids, we need to take care of ourselves too…
Different generations raised their kids differently. We, as parents of today – often get advice from the elders on how to raise children. While we mostly benefit from their wisdom and experience, sometimes their advice can be outdated or irrelevant in the current environment. Here are some differences that come up – Give the child some water–… Read More Did you get this advice from your elders?
The decision to have a child is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body… I experienced this feeling for the first time when my son joined playschool after he turned two. He had been separated from me before that but not left totally with strangers. Like every other parent,… Read More Playschool and the layer of protection
We all usually imagine scenarios about how we will convey the “good news” to everyone. But our story was different. Instead of me conveying the news to them, my mom told me over the phone that I was pregnant, based on my blood test report. My husband and I were both at work. I told… Read More The good news…
Around 5 years ago we were blessed with a boy. He is an active child and needs multiple avenues to explore his environment and satisfy his curiosity. Our saying “No” to him for everything without giving a good reason was not a strategy that would work well for our avid explorer. Hence, my husband and… Read More Healthy is Happy
Motherhood marks the beginning of a new phase for every mother and brings along with it lots of promises. It gives a new meaning to a mother but may not necessarily require her to stop being what truly defines her. The new “Titan Raga” ad has caught everyone’s attention with its inspiring message “Maa banna… Read More Motherhood is a choice, not a sacrifice
While our daily commute is fairly limited, we like to do road trips to places near Chennai like Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram etc. We enjoy traveling as a family and over time have developed our own techniques to enjoy the journey together. If you are planning a family road trip, consider some of the tips below for… Read More None of my travels are complete without these companions