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It is the time everyone is goal setting and planning for the year ahead. History traces the habit of new year resolutions to the ancient Babylonians. We mothers also need to resolve to schedule time for self-care regularly. Self-Care for Moms Moms always seem to be putting themselves on the back burner. After kids, family,…

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I can’t believe we already in the middle of the December and will be bidding farewell to 2017 soon. At the same time, it is the time of the year where we do the bests of 2017. Last week we shared the best board books of 2017, and now here we are with the top chapter…

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We all know pinecones and holiday season are inseparable. I bet pinecones are part of Christmas decoration in each and everyone’s house. But can you eat pinecones? Oh yeah, why not, if its edible? 🙂 That’s what I am going to share for this December month Toka Chef Recipe –  Edible Snowy Pinecones made with Nutella,…

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Every year, we pick our favourite books for kids, be it Board books, Picture books or Chapter books! Books that we have reviewed and loved for our kids. Books we believe are a great addition to any child’s library! In keeping with this tradition, here are our Top Board Books for kids for the year 2017! 2017…

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Home is a place for all our dreams. Decorating a home is a joyful, creative and an enriching experience involving time, money and resources. The first thing any home need is furniture. Selecting furniture for the whole house is expensive, time-consuming and requires extensive exploration of markets. Buying furniture   is becoming a trend of the…

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Late October heralds in the holidays in the US. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year all roll into one massive celebration filled with parties and gifts. The Holiday Season I love this time of the year. It is pumpkin spice everything season. The season of cinnamon-scented air. It is the season of going overboard…

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The winter weather always calls for a warm and a comforting bowl of soup. How about making it a healthy and filling meal with chickpea pasta? Today I am going to share a simple pasta soup recipe prepared with chickpea pasta. That makes it a perfect gluten-free recipe too. The brand Banza makes pasta with chickpeas. Yes, you read…

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Every year my daughter asks for something specific from Santa but she is most excited to receive the surprise, however small, that will be in her stocking that she so lovingly hangs up near the fireplace. Usually my husband makes a quick trip to the store to buy something for the stocking. In the past,…

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Common belief and perception dictates that video games are bad for children and teenagers as they can cause addiction as well as distraction. The negatives of the gaming culture are many but few acknowledge that there’s also learning opportunity in playing video games! A small clan of researchers has shared irrevocable proof through studies that…

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IMC and Chitra Soundar have had a long association. As Chitra rightly puts it, ‘We are old friends!’. IMC is very glad that Chitra has agreed to dedicate a full afternoon to sharing her knowledge and experience on story-telling and story building for kids at the Author Session with Chitra Soundar coming this December at ICC Milpitas,…

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Scenario: So you want to wear a sleeveless top or capri pants to the gym. Oops! but there are ingrown hairs. So what to do? You change the plan. Change to a full track pant and a short-sleeved tee. Does this happen to you? This is a sponsored post but all reviews and opinions are my…

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Ideal for Halloween, this review of A Tangle of Brungles from Karadi Tales is coming in just a little bit late. Written by Shobha Vishwanath and Illustrated by Culpeo S. Fox, the book is indeed a sinister brew! What the Book is About A coven of witches brew up a potion to summon up Mr.…

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‘If she jumps into the well so will you? Don’t you have a mind of your own?’ This was one of the favourite dialogues of my teachers when we tried to imitate our peers in school. I live by a philosophy that my parents taught me – everyone is special and unique and so are…