Loading...

If you’re new here, you may want to checkout our Latest Giveaways! Thank you for visiting!Parathas are an excellent option for kids’ lunchbox – nutritious, fresh and non-messy. My daughter loves aloo parathas, which features atleast once a week in my menu. The recipe for carrot cabbage millet paratha I’m sharing now is also a favorite of…

Loading...

About Miheika Publications Today we have, yet another book from Miheika Publications! A Diwali book for young children – Lilu’s Lantern, written and illustrated by Devika Joglekar. This is our second book from Miheika Publications and I was happy to review it for IMC. The illustrations by Devika are so simple, yet so pleasing and perfect – one of the biggest USP…

Loading...

Remember those days when the very thought of Diwali filled your heart with delight, well that changed for me last year. With the pollution rising to a dangerous level of around 300 micrograms per cubic meter (i.e. five times the standard of 60 on Diwali day last year) the very thought of the festival looming-over…

Loading...

Celebrating Diwali is fun with picture books that show us Why Diwali is Celebrated and How it is Celebrated! And if you are looking for one for your child, look no further! With so many lovely new books on Diwali this time around, we surely have you covered – 1. Festival of Light Recommended Age 5+…

Loading...

As a child, I always hated the festive season. The constant parade of friends and relatives and the need to make small talk scared me. All I wanted to do was hide under the bed and wait for the season to be done. I didn’t want to meet yet another aunty or make a new friend.…

Loading...

In India, there’s a clear segregation between what a man’s supposed to do and what a woman’s supposed to do. Like for instance, a man is usually the breadwinner and the woman is the homemaker. However, these longstanding norms are being challenged in the modern world and HOW! Today’s mothers are pitching in equally, if…

Loading...

As I posted a sweet recipe last month, this time, I decided to go with a savory Diwali special recipe. It is Murukku as we say in Tamil or Jantikalu as we say in Telugu or the Chakli as we say in Hindi. 🙂  Precisely, it is Potato Murukku which doesn’t require urad dal flour.…

Loading...

Eight-year-old Pritha loves to make doodles. She attends dance and music classes. Every morning she decides on the subject she wants to study. Pritha belongs to the growing tribe of home schoolers in India, who don’t pack their school bags and rush to catch the school bus. The mornings in her home are slow and…

Loading...

Whether you are in India or living outside India, Diwali is one festival you can easily introduce to your child’s class. While Diwali stems from Hindu Mythology, from stories of the Ramayana as well as Goddess Lakshmi – too much mythology and religion may not be the best bet for your child’s school or day care. Keeping it simple…

Loading...

When one in the crowd has hiccups, everyone is busy pitching in their ideas to help stop it! These suggestions are rarely sane. Many of us would have experienced scenarios where we could try a million options but the hiccup just won’t go away! About Hic! When the situation is not under our control, why…

Loading...

Amma Tell Me About Diwali Recommended Age 2-7 yrs  Amma tells little Klaka a magical story about Diwali. This book attributes the origins of Diwali to return of Rama after His victory over Ravana completing his 14 years of exile.The Ramayana is told in couplet form and is a good introduction to the epic. It also…

Loading...

Parenting is hard. It is a challenge and everyday throws new curveballs. While trying to raise good children, we parents are filled with self-doubts and then there is the judgement from other parents. This happened to me One day at the supermarket, walking hand in hand with my 6-year-old (bringing a 6-year-old to the supermarket was a…

Loading...

A mother is easily tagged as superwoman, all-rounder etc. but is her work really acknowledged or just buried under a word responsibility or duty? I really wonder if there are husbands who take out time from their tight schedule and huge office pressure to understand “her difficulties and pressure”. It’s not really important how husbands…

Loading...

This is a sponsored post The moment a child is born, the new parents are concerned about the care of the baby. Many questions start to pop up in their mind. The main one being – How to protect and care for the tender, sensitive skin of the baby. How to give the baby a…