Author: mutteringsofmemyself

Mother, lover of talking, writing, blogger at http://mutteringsofmemyself.wordpress.com/
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I always knew people around me were hoping I would have a baby boy. The hints were sometimes subtle and sometimes not too much, but they were there all around. So it was no surprise that the entire household was super happy when I did have a baby boy. I remember distinctly my uncle/doctor commenting…

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While doing the research for my piece on cloth diapers for IMC, I was surprised to find out about reusable cloth diapers. Usually one who is up to date on online shopping and trends, I did feel a little dumb. Come on! I had a four-year old kid who was still using up disposable diapers (if…

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Uh-oh!! Diaper rash!! My worst nightmares are coming true. My little one has diaper rashes, now what? To be honest, I have used cloth diapers, or what is traditionally cloth diapers (langots) mostly for both my kids but then who doesn’t want a comfortable life, right? With Adi, my older one, I began the use…

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  My most vivid memory of playing Holi is way, way back… it ended up with me getting slapped! Seriously, I don’t remember the exact details but apparently I smeared colour on a grumpy family friend and “smack”! Scarred me for life, I guess! I haven’t really played Holi since. Post marriage, my husband and his friends…

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As a first time mother at age 27, I decided that “Ignorance was Bliss” and didn’t read up much on the “finale” moment of my pregnancy – the actual delivering of the baby! Sitting at the doctor’s clinic with no movement of the child during my 40th week and over hearing the doctors discussing that…

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I was recently watching the latest Cello Advertisement.It is an ad which showcases a mother-daughter journey and I can’t tell you how much it makes me miss having a girl myself, but that’s pointless now as I already have two boys 🙁 It is a lovely ad, one that is bound to move you to…

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Ever imagined doing all the fun stuff you did as a child with your kids all over again? It is awesome fun. Doing the stuff that is not the imagining bit, though if you look at it just imagining it is also super fun! With two kids now, there are so many things which I…

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Ah! It is finally winter! The season for the warm tea, cozy blankets, picnics, etc. And if you are a Bengali or know a sizeable number of them, it is also the peak “Biye” season (marriage season). A “wedding” in the “winters” is possibly the near perfect combination. You can take out all your silks…

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Adi tested Lactose-intolerant at day 45 of his life. Lots of Soya milk and curd eventually helped him tolerate “milk.” Now it is one of the most frequent item on his menu – be it either “Paal chadam” (milk and rice with a touch of sugar) or “Paal Roti” (milk and roti with a touch…

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Shyama writes about the different Education Boards in India “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world!” – Nelson Mandela Possibly one of the foremost worries in a parents’ mind for their child. is the education they can provide for them. It is one of those decisions which steers…

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I am not particularly religious. To be true I don’t even know what religious actually means… For me, as kids my paternal grandmother (Bhagya Paati) taught us a lot of “shlokams” which we had to, on principle, repeat with her each day. I know as kids, neither me nor my brother or my cousins particularly…

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Noddy kadhai!! Noddy kadhai!! Noddy kadhai!! (kadhai is story in Tamizh) Each time I try to put my son to sleep this is the chant I hear. Each night he wants to hear the same Noddy story! Again! And Again! And Again! I could read a book a million times, honestly I can if it…

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I have been a person who likes photography. No-no not the kinds with the awesome SLRs. I do not understand focus, aperture and the stuff (though I loved physics and was good at it); nor am involved heavily in photo editing…but…… I just like clicking photos. The virtual world of networking sites egged me on. I…