Discussions, Perspectives

Should Kareena Kapoor Khan really be the poster girl for pregnancy, delivery and post-partum recovery?

Kareena Kapoor

The title obviously suggests that I think the answer should be ‘No’. For the record, I adore Kareena Kapoor. Right from her silliness in films like Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham and Mujhse Dosti Karoge to her characters in films like Yuva and the more recent Udta Punjab, I think there is definitely something about her.

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Parenting, Perspectives

A Special Day : Mother- Son Date

A Special Day

Years ago when I was a child, maybe 7 years old or so, I went to a nearby park with my parents and sisters. We played in the grass, sat on the see-saw, held on tight to the merry-go-round as it furiously went round and round. After an evening of play, we nibbled on cold, sweet

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Perspectives

The Dumb Phone Diet – A Mother’s Smartphone Free Life

Smartphone Free Life

“Interesting,” commented the checkout lady noticing my tiny, black flip phone. “Yeah, I like to sort of hold on to this,” I smiled. It’s true – my basic cell phone leaves acquaintances intrigued. I carry labels like ‘luddite’ and ‘hypocrite’. Someone even called me out at a party to corner and prove me wrong. Living

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Perspectives

When the Amateur Cook is The Guru!

Chefs in action

The cult of skilled and purposeful people, by maintaining its stern silence, have few selected members. That this cult survives generation after generation is itself a miracle. On the other hand, talking and laughing mediocrity flourishes. More people are drawn into it. Classicism has limited takers. However, fun needs no force to enroll its members.

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Perspectives

Society’s Unhealthy Obsession with Beauty

Beauty

What is Beauty? “Beauty is not about having a pretty face. It is about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and the most importantly a beautiful soul”- Dr. Kesiraju Ram Prasad It is true. Unfortunately, we lived in a highly influential world. We are barraged with constant media streaming that influences our lifestyle. Our fascination

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Perspectives

The Day I Found a Genie

Genie

The Genie on TV Back then I was a kid, or probably a teen. The time does not really matter in my story. I used to enjoyed watching the comedy TV series, ‘I Dream of Jeannie.’ Have you seen it? In the story, an astronaut finds a genie in the bottle and the genie granted him wishes. It

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Perspectives

Confessions Of Living Far Away From Family And Making Home Away From Home

Family

 Family like branches on a tree  grows in different directions  yet our roots remain as one. The Journey Living away from family – parents, siblings, cousins, uncles, and aunts – is a choice many of us make. We leave our homes hoping for a better future or by the will of fate and circumstances. Whatever be the reason, we leave home and

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Behaviour, Education, Parenting, Perspectives

Comparing Children

Parents and Comparisons

Parents and Comparisons Parents keeping track in their child’s progress is normal and necessary. But, comparing our child’s progress to others is something that disturbs me a lot. We all want our kids to do well and succeed. But I feel each child is different from the other. We all know and agree with that but when it

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Perspectives

A Visit to the Toy Shop and my Thoughts

Toy Shop overload

The Toy Shop Today, I went out with friends to Commercial Street. We saw a nice toy shop tucked in the corner and it was stocked with an array of things that would make any child happy. Even I was tempted on seeing so many choices. 🙂 These days, whenever I have to buy a birthday gift (which seems

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Perspectives

Let us Promise – Promises for Mothers to Make and Keep in 2017

2017 Promises for Mothers

Promises for Mothers to make and keep A new year and I am sure many of you have made resolutions and promises to be a better parent. Here are some promises I would recommend we all make and keep up. Let us support each other and be better parents in 2017. Let us promise to

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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

breastfeeding

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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