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If you’re new here, you may want to checkout our Latest Giveaways! Thank you for visiting!This post is dedicated to all the proverbial ‘square pegs’ who refuse to fit into ‘round holes’. To all those little ones who are labelled as ‘hyperactive,’ ‘disruptive,’ ‘restless,’ and even downright ‘adamant’! This post is also dedicated to all…

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Most of us are familiar with the physical signs of puberty, like hair growing in different places, breast development and menstruation in girls and voice changes in boys. What is Puberty? Puberty actually begins when the brain, in an area known as the hypothalamus, begins releasing gonadotropin-releasing hormone, or GnRH. The hormone then travels to…

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It is no secret that toddlers are the most difficult age group to handle. It is the time when habits are formed, personality and behavioral traits are built and parental influence is at the highest. There is little or no pressure from peers and is the richest period in a child’s life. They are always…

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Learning to write at least some code has become a necessity for all kinds of jobs. Teaching our children to understand and write code has become one of the aspects of a complete STEM education in schools that will prepare our kids for the future. Here are 6 games, apps and websites our kids have…

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You are tired of being a human pacifier while putting your baby to sleep or baby is starting to suck her thumb, should you give your baby a pacifier? Baby’s grandmother probably says no, because of possible dental issues, we investigate how much that is true, all according to science. Should I give my baby…

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These days we hear these complaints often from parents. The child is having a hard time getting their ideas on paper. The child’s handwriting is not clear, and it needs improvement. All these issues drill down to the Penmanship. It is the art and skill of writing by hand. It involves both cognitive and fine-motor…

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There is nothing called “Impossible”. And that’s what the book “Against All Odds” is about. It is the latest book by Ramendra Kumar published by Duckbill books. It is a tale of fun, football and of course friendship! The Plot Kartik is a simple fun loving boy who lives in a world of football. When…

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Ninja Nani and the Bumbling Burglars, is the first book in the Ninja Nani series of 2 books released thus far. Written by the brilliant Lavanya Karthik and published by Duckbill Books, this book is a whacky 100 plus pages of witty and hilarious story-telling, written in Chapter book format, and is sure to expand one’s imagination. The Plot…

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Here comes our first toka chef recipe of the year – Black Eyed Peas Vada / Fritters. These crispy fritters are prepared with cooked black-eyed peas, onion, cilantro, mild spices and with the hint of fennel seeds.  Do you know in the Southern United States, eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day is thought to…

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We were desperately on the lookout for books for our son when he started to try reading on his own. A good friend of ours introduced as to a whole beginner reader series called Captain Awesome. Until that point, I did not know there were books that catered to beginner readers with themes that would…

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2018 is here and like every year I try to follow a few resolutions. Mostly, something to tell friends and colleagues. Something that makes me sound like a normal and sane human instead of a harried and lost mom. Resolutions and Mothers As mothers and caregivers, we need to be able to prioritize ourselves and make…

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Winter Holidays are upon us! And… you do not have travel plans, no family visiting and you are scratching your head thinking about what to do with the kids at home! Worry not we have you covered! First of all, be positive and you can survive it! A little bit of planning and positive thinking…

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Holiday season rolls around and we start wondering – Are there any standard protocols for Christmas gifts to school teachers and other folks who help our children?  What to give them and how to give them? We know these are a lot of questions, but I bet every mom will have this issue during the initial school years…

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I was so excited when I heard that Tinkle was coming out with a new edition. I was sure the book will be the perfect companion for my little boy. And Tinkle delivered! I received a free copy of Tinkle, the opinions in this post are my own Tinkle and my son My son was super excited when the book arrived.…