Parenting, Perspectives, Toddler

The Importance of Learning Music in Childhood

Music in Childhood

As parents, we lay a lot of stress on academics and physical development of our children. Our prime concern these days has become the academic grades of our children. Very little attention is given to  teaching music or any musical instrument during childhood. It is only when, our children show some interest or insist on musical training, we enroll



Infertility – Everything you Wanted to Know


Sunaina Bhargava had everything going for her. Happily married to Rohan for five years she had nothing to complain. Last week, someone enquired when would she be sharing some ‘good news’. Sunaina broke down. “We had decided to have kids after two years of marriage, but I was unable to conceive’, she explains. For some


Newborn, Parenting

15 Things No One Tells a New Mom


With every new phase of life you learn something new. You gain the expertise through experience.But  when we share the experience, comparison comes into picture.I am talking about motherhood. A new mom is told many things and one of the most common lines you would have heard is “my baby never did that”. Well I am not


Behaviour, Parenting

Lessons from a Toddler in Design Thinking

Design Thinking

Time flies and every day is a new day. My dormant senses have become active. I am curious, explorative, and more important living in the present. It’s never a dull day with her. Children — God’s wonderful and innate creations,  can teach us so much. They are the walking talking Wikipedia. And they can also be


Breastfeeding, Newborn, Perspectives

My Breastfeeding Story – The Sore Nipples


Sore nipples are some thing every woman experiences at some point of her life. But if the sore nipples are due to breastfeeding believe me there is nothing more painful, emotionally and physically. I had a normal delivery and I thought the pain at least the physical  is over but to my shock there was much



Embracing Christmas!

Christmas Lights

It’s again that time of the year where a mug of hot chocolate seems more tempting than a cup of evening chai or coffee. The houses and neighborhood is washed in decorative lights and festive ornaments. The market is teeming with holiday accents, figurines, cute outdoor inflatables, holiday lights, wreaths and garlands, candies, treats and


Breastfeeding, Featured, Preparing For Baby, Working Moms

Breast Pumps – A Product Guide For India


Motherhood is a fulfilling and exciting phase for a woman but it can sometimes also be frustrating! Overnight life becomes topsy-turvy and no amount of homework can prepare you for this amazing journey. However, all new mothers, for sure, are well-aware of the benefits of breastfeeding their babies. As more women opt to strike the balance


Preparing For Baby, Product Reviews

Product Review: Bumchum Diapers


I have two kids. The older one is 4.5 years and the baby is 7-weeks old. Confession: I have never tried using cloth diapers for both of them. With my first born, once the baby moon period was over or somewhere along that time, I came to the realization that baby products are generally overpriced and started saving up on things


Newborn, Preparing For Baby, Product Review

10 Toxic Chemicals That You Did Not Know Might Exist In Baby Products

Indina Mom and child

This is a sponsored post Pregnancy is the time we take utmost care of ourselves. We eat right, we breathe right, we sleep right. We know how tender & vulnerable our little one is inside. And, after the baby is born, we rush to the chemists & buy those baby products like soap, shampoo, powder,



Struggling with Infertility? Donor Eggs May Help You Conceive


Infertility is one of the most stressful things one can go through. For some women, using their own eggs may not be enough to get pregnant. They may need to use donor eggs in order to have a baby. It’s a big step, and one that should not be taken lightly. Learning more about egg donation


Parenting, Travel

Top 7 Parenting Car Seat Mistakes and How to Avoid them?

Buckle Up

When I look back at my childhood years, I always remember memories of playing with friends and my sibling. I am so thankful that I had a childhood that was filled with exploring nature and using my imagination. I was fortunate enough to have hours of adventures and free play that we all need for healthy


Age 4 - 9, Book Review, Preschoolers, Travel

Princess Easy Pleasy – A Fussy Princess from India

Princess Easy Pleasy

Does your family travel a lot or take vacations on and off? And do you have little ones with you when you do! If yes, you are sure to love Princess Easy Pleasy from Karadi Tales!  Princess Easy Pleasy is about a fussy little princess, who is anything but easy to please. This Indian Princess, with her parents- the King


Behaviour, Parenting

Our Toddler is an Individual

Toddler individual

Yes, he is 20 pounds and 31 inches tall and you can lift him up in one hand. But that doesn’t undermine the fact that my toddler is a human with functional emotions, desires and opinions. That is why we treat him as one of us, as an individual and not as a baby. We


Parenting, Perspectives

The Big Decision: A Pet Dog or No?

Kids and Pets

Their Side of the Story: Pets are Fun “Mom, when can we have a dog?” “How many stars can get me a dog?” (Our children earn stars for good behavior which they can use to buy a small gift) “Can I ask Santa for a pet dog?” Our kids plead to own a dog and offer



What is in your Cool Mom Jar?


Every day is a battle and half or at least that is how it seems. I am usually a bundle of nerves and emotions and stress a couple of times a week. Somehow on the days when I feel the worst are the days when my daughter is at her crankiest. To be the cool