Perspectives, Post partum

Postpartum Care for Vaginal Delivery

Postpartum Care for New Moms

Hello New Mother! Congratulations! Your baby might be your first and last priority after delivery but you need to ensure a quick recovery of your own self to take good care of your little bundle of joy. Here are few tips for postpartum self-care. Take Rest It might be something which would seem impossible for

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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

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Behaviour, Perspectives

5 Unique Personality Traits Your Child Needs to Succeed

Personality Traits in Children

We all love our kids and want them to grow up into a successful and strong individual. But we lived in a highly competitive world. Sometimes, this competitive atmosphere makes us greedy. Unconsciously, we become a part of rat race. We set higher expectations from kids and want to see them as a winners in

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Perspectives

Toys on Sentry Duty

Toys on Sentry Duty

When we open our front door to step out, there is a neat row of little toys that greet us. A toy sentry. Camel, Elephant, Duck, Dinosaur – they all stand sharply, on guard duty, on the porch beam right under our roof. I understand this is rather unique. Definitely not a common place for

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Breastfeeding, Newborn, Perspectives

My Breastfeeding Story – The Sore Nipples

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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

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Perspectives

The End of an Era

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Feels like dark clouds have filled Tamil Nadu completely. We lost three  legends within a span of 3 weeks. The great Carnatic musician, Padma Vibhushan Dr. Balamuralikrishna passed away on Nov 22nd. Balamuralikrishna has over 400 compositions to his credit and this single post is not enough to talk about his musical journey. Before recuperating

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Perspectives, Post partum

Sundar Majhi Ladki (My Darling Beautiful) – Emotions of an Adoptive Mother

Mothers Love

My daughter Maira is a child born from my heart. She didn’t grow within me and yet she is so much a part of me. Her breathe, skin and cell is a part of ME. My darling beautiful adopted daughter – Maira, she is ME. One year has gone and it just feels like yesterday when we were doing our couple tête-à-tête, filling out numerous

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Perspectives

Demonetization – 5 Life Lessons For Children

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In the wake of the recent demonetization drive by the government, Indian parents have reported guiltily breaking open their children’s piggy banks for small change to tide over the cash crunch. After the initial shock of seeing their piggy banks broken, children have been only too happy to oblige, given the promise that the money

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Perspectives

Pink is for girls and blue is for boys

Blue and Pink

The modern society has designated a gender based colour code for our children. Blue color for boys and pink for girls. Little did I realize before having children that these colors go beyond the dresses. They manifest themselves as body images, personalities, mannerisms and shape the entire outlook of life. I grapple with this color issue in everyday

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Age 9+, Book Review, Perspectives, Teenagers

From the Youngest Published Author in India

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When I was asked if I would be interested in doing a book review for Anusha Subramanian’s Never Gone, I immediately jumped at the idea as I was keen to see what the country’s youngest published author had to say! And that is how I ended up reading a teenage coming-of-age story in my thirties!

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Perspectives

Urban Edible Gardening – All You Need to Know

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The green revolution is happening over right our heads – on our rooftops! Yes, urban organic farming on rooftops has caught up in a big way all over the world. Brooklyn Grange produces over 50,000 pounds of organic crop every year. Spread over 2.5 acres on two rooftops in New York City, it is the

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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

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Perspectives

My Hero of Woodhams Road!

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A shoe is a strange thing to write about, but stranger things have been written about. I once wrote a poem about a lonely sock. That one was a tad sad. This one, though, has a happy ending. I lost a shoe. It belonged to my one-year-old. It was new. I just got it 2

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Behaviour, Food, Perspectives

The Hungry People!

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Periodically the kitchen is invaded by hungry people. These simple folks correlate hunger with food. In their hungry eyes, anything within the kitchen walls is eatable. It is “I am hungry, something is eatable and it is in the kitchen”. All the esoteric plans of the cook means nothing to them. They come in ready to eat cooked,

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