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If you’re new here, you may want to checkout our Latest Giveaways! Thank you for visiting!So my daughter knows the word Guacamole thanks to this video: Here is a quick and easy toddler Guacamole: 1. Half an Avocado 2. A pinch of Salt 3. A pinch of Black Pepper Mush and Mix them all and…

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When scrolling through the TV guide, I have often come across the program ‘Toddlers and Tiaras’. I saw it once, long ago but the program left a bad taste. And this was even before I became a mother. Yesterday, I read this article in the Sydney Morning Herald and I knew I had to discuss…

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My daughter received her first set of indian picture books from S Aunty. One of the books was Where is Amma? published by Tulika Books,Story: Nandini Nayar Illustrations: Srividya Natarajan. Kiran cannot find his mother and he looks all over the house for her, including imagining her sitting inside the fridge eating all the goodies…

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5 recipes from the internet for roasting vegetables. Roasting vegetables brings out wonderful flavors in them, uses less oil and makes them crunchy and who can resist crunchy stuff. Toddlers might even give in and take a bite of a vegetable! 1. Easy Rosemary Oven Roasted Potatoes: I am pretty sure I got this off…

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I am a person of routine and a new routine that I have been following for the past three years is to do a monthly wardrobe check of my daughter’s clothes. Last weekend, I did just that. My daughter joined me in her room as I busily rummaged through clothes and bits. Usually not a…

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So this week we had a storm pass through where we live, which meant my daughter and I were stuck at home in the evening.I also wanted to spend some time with her without the distraction of email,Facebook or TV.Some quality Mother-Daughter time without any instructions from me for her to do things (eat,sleep,bath,shoes,whatever) and…

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This is a book I picked up from R’s school on the day of her open house. I was surprised to see Pratham books there honestly. and even more surprising was in the half an hour I spent there, I was the ONLY parent who bought story books 🙁 There was a huge crowd of all…

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Little Bear can’t find his trousers one morning and then spends a lot of time looking for them. We are introduced to various other characters in the nursery – Old Bear, camel, sailor, etc to whom he goes a-asking. All seem to have seen his trousers and used them for something or the other and…

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  Ingredients  2 cups Corn Flour(Makke ka atta)  Fresh corn kernels ( 2-3 ) 5-6 Green chilies (Optional)  1 tsp Ajwain (caraway Seeds) or Jeera (Cumin seeds) (optional) Salt  Coriander  Baking soda (optional) Oil for deep-frying Process Shuck the corn and keep aside  Chop the coriander and green chilies Take the 2 cups of corn…

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Last Saturday afternoon, a friend brought her six-year-old daughter to my place as part of play date with my three-year old. After 30 minutes of running around, the girls were exhausted and were ready for some juice and television. After about 20 minutes of watching television, my friend’s daughter came running into the patio where…

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 Much has been discussed about this typical Indian expectation that Motherhood should all be about sacrifice and suffering.You will find RM’s excellent views on these here. I just wanted to add my perspective too, to the discussion. Why is it that we expect that being a mother means never taking a break, never admitting your…

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I can feel my 2 year old’s mind whirring as she figures out the world around her. I am often met with questions during the day that start with “What”. what are you drinking , what are you eating, what are you doing, what is this? Vocabulary seems to be increasing at a speed faster…

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The other day I was chatting with a friend who was expecting her second child. She had also moved back to India after some 12 years in the US. She spoke about the whole readjustment process on so many levels for the family. I empathized with her and even gave her some unsolicited advice, because…

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What a great feeling for the creators, contributors and readers of the IMC site. Congratulations on turning One and All the Very Best! I re-connected with Preethi (an active member and custodian of IMC) after years…we met as teenagers and now back again as (ty) agers… While exchanging notes on our lives, I told her…