Diabetes is a widespread disease which generally occurs due to inadequate production of insulin by the pancreas or when the cells of the body do not respond to the insulin produced. According to an article in The Hindu from November 2019, one in six people with diabetes in the world is from India. The numbers place the country at number two with… Read More 3 ways to effectively control blood sugar levels and stay protected
Recently I attended an event hosted by Tupperware in association with Slurrp Farm and Max Healthcare. Tupperware is a brand close to my heart. I used to carry their tiffin to college and my workplace and now my son takes it to school. In addition to dominating the online space they have now opened over 50… Read More Explore healthy cooking & eating!
We often treat our sense of hearing or seeing as taken for granted, seldom realizing what its absence could mean. Being differently abled is not easy. However, people have time and again proved that the human spirit is supreme and a resolute mind can overcome any bodily handicap. As March is World Hearing Month Cochlear… Read More Samara’s story surmounting her hearing handicap
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…