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About Whispers in the Dark Title           : Whispers in the Dark Author       : Ruskin Bond Genre        : Horror # of pages : 234 Are you a lover of spooky stories? Then, this book is definitely for you. This book is a collection of haunted short stories.…

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Are you like me? Do you get into panic mode and rack your brain every night as what to pack for the kid’s lunch tomorrow? Then, here is a Veggie Sandwich for your Kid’s Lunchbox to save you for few days. This has been a hit at our home and I pack this at least…

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Book name – My Sister’s Keeper Author – Jodi Picoult No. of pages – 423 Recommended – Must read The story is about a family of three children and how the parents deal with life challenges to save one of their daughter Kate, affected by acute leukemia. The main character is Anna Fitzgerald, the other daughter,…

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I have recently come across this website that helps with digital parenting. Their tagline is “Enabling Better Parenting” http://www.yourekavach.com I have mixed opinion about this new concept. I mean, as a parent, I would like to know what my kids are up to but monitoring them so closely is it needed? Can’t we sort it…

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Planning for a party based on a theme? Looking for party supplies to go with the theme that doesn’t make a hole in your purse? Then, this is the website you have to explore. orientaltrading.com I have earlier ordered themed party supplies from this site for daughter’s fruit themed birthday party. Have already started exploring…

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Mar 24

Zen Mother

Sharing a first hand experience of how a mind shift in split of a second makes a great difference with Parenting. Scene: I was multi-tasking on a weekend and wanted Adi to start with essay writing practice as she had an essay contest to participate in another one week. Adi was playing with N (next door…

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Hope all moms out there nod your head for most in the list • When you see your tiny baby for the first time. If there can be happiness in pain it’s only this moment when our heart smiles after an exhausting episode. • When you dance rock ‘n roll with your one year old…

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Does the word BODMAS ring a bell for anyone? The easiest way to remember Order of Operations in Math. Remember now? B(Brackets)O(Orders)D(Division)M(Multiplication)A(Addition)S(Subtraction). I have learned this shortcut during my school years and daughter was thrilled when I explained the same trick to her. Anytime, I would prefer this shortcut learning for remembering things like this that doesn’t…

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Honestly, my daughter should do this post as she did this craft all by herself with no involvement from my end. She decided to go for it, waited for the eggs to get over, grabbed the empty box and made this bouquet on her own.   Materials 1. Styrofoam egg carton 2. Pipe cleaners 3.…

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Happy New Year 2014 to all IMC readers. May the new year give you all the much needed hope for the new beginnings and new challenges. My first post this year is about how we can make a recycled DIY organizer for sorting out things at home. I had always been a sucker to keep…

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Dec 22

Ho Ho Ho!

The joy and decorations all around the town would cheer any Tom, Dick and Harry and fill their heart with warmth and happiness. So, instead of deep diving into the questions on my mind which say ‘why follow a tradition that’s new to our family? Do I really need to act as a Roman in…

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http://mindspark.in/ We got introduced to Mindspark at daughter’s school in India. It’s a website to improve child’s math skills. The website says “Mindspark is a computer based self-learning programme that helps the child improve her skills in Maths. Through intelligent program logic, it allows each student to follow a learning path that is based on her need…

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Today, November 14th is celebrated as Children’s Day in India. It’s the day Jawaharlal Nehru was born. He was the first prime minister of India and was fond of kids. So, his birthday is celebrated as Children’s Day. It’s no serious stuff and all fun day for kids! This can be declared as the second…

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I belong to that club of ever confused mothers who gets easily confused and stays in doubt forever about the decisions I make for my kids. My latest confusion is diaper. I use diaper for my 9 month old and he very recently recovered from terrible bum rashes. He suffered from diarrhoea and I guess…

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Are you aware of Ribbon Pakoda? It’s a South Indian savory and my husband is an expert in making it just the way daughter likes it. I actually borrowed this recipe from him 🙂 Ingredients Rice flour – 1 cup (for Crispiness) Besan flour – 1 cup Asafoetida – 1/2 spoon Red chilli powder – 1…