Time to appreciate our moms and grandmoms!!

It took me around one hour to cook this meal + clearing out the dishes + cleaning the kitchen. I just felt so exhausted after that and the annoyance of slogging in the kitchen made me think about our previous generation, especially Indian households. My mom spent almost 6 to 7 hours a day in…

Let them make messes!

I love it when my daughter is busy making a mess. Yes, you read it right! The knowledge they gain when they are allowed to make a mess is immense. She learnt to name the fruits and veggies by exploring the fridge and while grocery shopping. I don’t sit and teach with flash card and…

Toddler Tales

Little Ishku got up at 4.00 am today and woke me up asking for cookie! I was super sleepy yet managed to grab a cookie from the box and handed it to her. She was least bothered about cookies by then. She wanted to play the numbers game. Let me tell you what it is….

How I choose safe and harmless baby products for my daughter

As a first time mom I simply cannot express here, how nervous I feel every time I am trying a product first time on my baby. Whenever I buy a new product, I spend at least few hours to read the reviews, read the ingredients, understand the ingredient and its purposes, what it does for…

How to keep your toddler occupied while you are busy

Children just love to copy everything we do and most of us know this. But what many don’t know is, how to use this as an advantage and help them grow and learn things, while we are busy. I make my daughter do whatever I do. Of course, only age appropriate activites. I let her…

Positive Parenting Lessons

I realized something beautiful as a parent a few days ago. My daughter, Ishaana, is now in this stage, where she is so curious about pens and papers. She can recognize alphabets, numbers 1-20 and few shapes. She started scribbling on papers and now eventually she has started writing on walls and other surfaces. I…

“So you are just a full-time mom?”

“So you are just a full-time mom?” How do you guys feel when you hear this question? I get this question often from various kinds of people in varied tones. I am sick of being constantly judged for staying at home with my daughter. “Don’t you want to do more than just being a stay…

Babies and emotions

I slowly opened my eyes and reached for my phone to check the time. It showed 11:25 am. I still felt very tired. I could feel that my neck pain has grown worse than the previous day. My shoulder was hurting too. Why wouldn’t it? I had walked for almost 40 minutes carrying my toddler…

Do you listen to your kids?

This is a very important topic I wanted to discuss for a long time. This is also a very sensitive topic and I request the parents to self-analyze to make sure that you are not making the mistake of not giving freedom to your kids to voice their opinions and suggestions. Because, most parents don’t…

Parenting : Illustrated with crappy pictures – Book Review

I had borrowed this book, Parenting : Illustrated with crappy pictures by Amber Dusick from our local library few weeks ago and I finally read it yesterday. This is a very hilarious parenting book and I could relate to most of the situations illustrated. This book immediately caught my attention as I entered the parenting…