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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…

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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…

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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…

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I was spending most of my day running around doing a lot, but, accomplishing very little. It seemed like I was getting tired just looking at the mountain of toys to be picked up. Let us not forget the mounds of laundry to be done, the cleaning, the cooking and the chores outside the house. When…

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This issue of parents imposing their unfulfilled career dreams on children is not unheard of. Children have been suffering from this issue since time immemorial. My mother and her dream My mother wanted to be a singer when she was 15-16 years old. She carried that career dream with her for years. She is a…

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Never underestimate the power of a woman who knows what she wants. Due in roughly 2 months from now, the 35-year-old athlete has been practicing on court with her prominent bump. Serena Williams Rules With her passion, she is defying the common misconception that exercising or engaging in sports during pregnancy might be unsafe. Serena was…

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This is a sponsored post Writing brings me joy in more ways than one; it takes me places, allows me to meet new people, learn their stories and weave my words to share with the world my experience in my words! I recently had one such remarkable experience wherein I visited ‘Sitaram Bhartia Institute of…

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Water, while it may make some people excited, I for one, get scared to bits at the very thought of stepping into a swimming pool. I personally, had my own experiences with water (bad ones as you might have guessed). I didn’t realize this before my husband pointed out that I was imposing my fear…

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Ever noticed how some children sit on their bottoms, with feet tucked under and knees bent at nearly 90 degrees and legs splayed out in the W-position? This position is secure and supports the trunk. The child feels safe and comfortable playing with a forward bias. But, do we realize that sitting like that can…

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Blessed with twins, my sister was ecstatic when she brought her darlings home. But soon she was complaining that her back hurt and she was tired all the time. She was religiously doing all she had been told at the hospital, but her babies cried all day, did not sleep well and she was exhausted!…

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This is a sponsored post What is the recipe for a perfect Hot Wheels playdate?  2 HOT WHEELS CARS ✓ 3 AMAZING TRACK SETS ✓ TRACK CONNECTORS ✓ LOOPS AND GRAVITY CLAMPS ✓ UNDERWATER TERRAIN ✓ ROB’S #BuildWithHotWheels SHARK ATTACK VIDEO Double ✓ It’s about time that our little engineers took the driver seat and created…

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This is a sponsored post I have been following DIY-ster Rob’s Hot Wheels video series – I have to confess I am hooked on #BuildWithHotWheels! This time Rob has brought an intergalactic adventure for his fans. In his latest video, the popular kids’ icon is creating an out of this world Hot Wheels terrain. Using…

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Morning Battle Its 7:00 am and I have glass full of milk sitting on the table waiting to quench my 5-year-old’s thirst (don’t hold your breath Mr. Glass-Full-Of-Milk, coz this may not happen), well its 9:30 am now and we are still doing the same song and dance (Mr. Glass-Full-Of-Milk gives a long sigh) Sounds…

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Annual Conference of the Association of Schools for ISC Examination At the outset, I have to admit that I am quite furious.I feel completely CHEATED. Why didn’t this happen when I was in school? With that resentful feeling, I have to congratulate ICSE for adding contemporary literature to their curriculum. Indian kids school bags will include works of J,K…