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If you’re new here, you may want to checkout our Latest Giveaways! Thank you for visiting!This is one awesome and simple (postpartum) recipe. It aids lactation! I so loved it…wondered why wait for postpartum to have this;):P Ingredients: 1 cup boiled rice 1-2 tbsp ghee (preferably home-made) 5-6 garlic pods (or as desired) Steps: Heat…

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My 6 year-old can now read pretty good in both English and Dutch except for the complicated words or the ones with silent alphabets. I am a proud mother:) For her own sake I am happy she has found a new world in books. In this post I am retracing our attempts at learning to…

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Every year,my husband and I plan a holiday to a place with monuments and architecture. Now, with a three-year old, our criteria for selecting our holiday and so our vacation plan has changed. We now look for places which has objects she has learned about in school, like zoos, aquariums and beaches. As I was…

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Jan 23

NameTrains

NameTrains :  A great way to decorate a kid’s room! I was searching for letters of the alphabet  to personalise my daughter’s room. I found cut out alphabets in cardboard and wood at a local baby store but nothing extraordinary. A search on ebay  linked me to this. It looks great. A decade from now it…

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If you have a changing table that is haphazard with diapers going every which way and wipes cleaning more of the table than your baby’s cute bottom, then you need a diaper caddy. Yes, need, not want. I was in that extremely disorganized state when I decided enough is enough, time to fix this. I could have just bought…

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Jan 17

Vadais

or Medu Vada as they call it in the restaurants. Pongal found me making pongal  (the savory one) and vadais, my daughter’s favorite festival food. Here is the recipe for vadais in a rush: Ingredients: 1. 1 cup urad dal /ulunthu 2. Curry leaves /Karuvepalai/Kadhi Patta 4. Black Pepper 4-5 5. Salt. 6. Oil for…

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Trader Joe’s Freeze Dried Fruit is a fun and interesting find for long car trips and day long trips to someplace. It is real fruit  and non-messy. My daughter will eat “mango cookie” versus a real mango and I can feel satisfied that she is in fact eating a real mango. And works really well as…

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As a mother to a three-year old, potty training is a subject that is always on my mind. As an idevice junkie, the next app or idevice information always grabs my interest. But not this one… NO… There is a new gadget in town called the iPotty. If you don’t know about it, read all…

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Every 2 or 3 months, the teacher sends home stuff that the kids have been doing at school. Doing puzzles is a big part of class-room activity. In fact, the classrooms are designed with an activity centered theme – so there is a cozy corner where they sit in a semi-circle with the teacher presiding…

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Palladium Mall in Lower Parel, Mumbai is an Interesting Find for breastfeeding moms.The bathroom there has these sofas nicely secluded where you can breastfeed. I may not buy burberry, but that mall was on my list when my daughter was younger. Besides they have a Fab india and an Hamleys toy store. Woohoo! -Preethi

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Quick and Easy Spinach Rice Ingredients • Spinach leaves – 3 cups after pureeing • Long grained rice – 3 cups • 6 – 6.5 cups water • Onions, finely chopped – one medium sized • Ginger and Garlic paste – 1-2 tbsp • Green chilies – paste ,optional as per taste • Oil as…

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Last time I travelled on a plane,my daughter was 14 months old. Having learned to walk,my daughter didn’t want to sit still on either her father’s or my lap. She was given a bassinet which obviously couldn’t be used to sit in. She didn’t trouble to eat but it was certainly a flight I didn’t…

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Its not easy honestly..I underestimated the time and effort. and we could have done much better. But for someone who is artistically challenged, I think its a good first attempt. So what you need. 1. Tons of patience 2. Loads of line drawing ability 3. A good amount of calculating mind 4. A white sheet…