Many a times, we struggle to make our children eat healthy. My friend and I were sitting at a café sharing a pizza and drinking coke wondering ‘How do we make our kids eat healthier? All they want is junk food!’ We looked at our plates and realized where we were going wrong. I am sharing a few tips that… Read More Making healthy food fun for your child
Dear Son, Here’s a letter giving you some things to think about. You will realize this over time just as we learnt it from our parents through life. Your parents love you unconditionally. They will be there for you whenever you need them. Always remember you will be in our thoughts whether we are in… Read More A letter to my son
Toddlers are “Live Whyers”. Curiosity in a child is wonderful. It’s natural for them to ask questions. Through his toddler years, my son was also inquisitive and he still is. I am listing some of the questions that evoked different emotions and sometimes didn’t have any satisfactory answer. Where do babies come from? Every child… Read More 6 Everyday questions asked by my 6 year old!
Mothers were made because God could not be everywhere. But we, in our blind love and concern end up doing or saying funny things. Melodrama might as well be every Indian mother’s middle name. Have a good laugh going through these. A mother’s superstitious side emerges as soon as she holds her new born. Starting with “Kaala teeka” and “nazar utaarnaa” to not praising her… Read More Funny Things Indian Moms Do
Being a mom every day is not easy. There are days when I wish I could go back to my carefree life and not have someone fully dependent on me all the time. Here are 5 mom duties that I wish I could outsource – Cleaning poop – This was more relevant for the first few years,… Read More 2 sides of the mommy coin!
My husband and I had settled in Gurgaon after marriage, enjoying the comfortable lifestyle and fast paced life of the millennium city. But the only thing constant in this world is change. My husband’s work made us relocate to Chennai. We settled fast into the new city. My son (3.5 years old at that time)… Read More My toddler in a new city…
The moment you share the “good news”, advice starts to pour in from all quarters. Your family, friends, cousins, neighbours and even strangers start advising on what to eat and how to behave in pregnancy. On the first visit to the gynaecologist, along with a confirmation of pregnancy you are given a list of supplements to… Read More Pregnancy supplements – iron, folic and a liberal dose of joy!
Parenting has undergone a sea of changes over the years. Today’s parents behave differently from the previous generations due to changes in environment – social, external and internal. Here are some ways in which I feel parenting has evolved – Indulging in free play – When we were kids, our parents didn’t enrol us in… Read More Kal, aaj aur kal
Learning comes from all quarters and it’s surprising how much we can actually learn from our little ones. They test our patience, drive us crazy, entertain us, make us laugh and at the same time open our eyes to perspectives difficult to imagine coming from such young and innocent minds. Here are 5 simple life lessons my 5 year old taught me – This too… Read More 5 things I learnt from my 5 year old
The trickiest and most challenging part of rearing a child is to get them to eat. I know many moms whose biggest concern all day is to feed their child and they end up spending several hours a day doing just that. My son thankfully didn’t trouble us as much while eating. I feel the… Read More Tips to develop good eating habits in children