Direct Dil Se (Interviews)

Interview with Vidya – Mummy & Blogger

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If you’re new here, you may want to checkout our Latest Giveaways! Thank you for visiting!We plan to start a new series from this year onwards….errr…I know I know, the year is well into mid January, but better soon than never….its the FIVE Questions series…Here is the first of the series Vidya who blogs at

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Science Says

Science Says – Being there via the Internet

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I skype with my parents every weekend. They are in India and I am in the US. They get on skype as a ritual mainly to see their granddaughter. My daughter also interacts with my sister and her husband, her aunt and uncle through Skype too. I have always wondered , though I know it

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Science Says

Science Says – Why Toddlers don’t listen to you.

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This has been a burning question in my mind, Why does my toddler not listen to me sometimes? I go around telling do this , don’t do that and so on and sometimes it feels like I am not getting through. Here is a research study that tells us why. The study says that toddlers

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Preparing For Baby, Science Says

Science Says – When does learning begin?

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Happy New Year Everyone! Hope everyone had a great time ringing in the new year! With the new year we have a new series to kick off. Every Sunday we will bring you an interesting research study or scientific tid-bit about babies, children and moms. To start off the series, we have this question investigated

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Breastfeeding

I call it ‘Sharing quality time with my baby’, while they call it Breastfeeding..

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KK, the mother of a 17 month old who breastfed her baby till he was 15 months, has these few tips to share, which will go a long way in helping us understand the bonding better between a child and mother… Breast milk is best for a baby, and the benefits of breastfeeding extend well

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Perspectives

What do you sorely miss about pre-baby life?

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I was just idly thinking about what has changed since the pregnancy. Here is what I miss, not that I would trade my life right now for anything in the world! 1. Drinking a hot cup of coffee when it is still hot. 2. Going to the bathroom without causing a complete meltdown to said

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Siblings

Is there an Ideal Age Difference Between Two Kids?

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Comfy who blogs at http://lifeinhindsight.wordpress.com/ and is the mother of two young kids writes about how age difference between two kids is not actually what people make it out to be. Her adorable darlings have a lesser age gap as compared to what most young couples think is ideal, but Comfy breaks a few myths

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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding – Some Interesting Factoids!

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BREASTFEEDING “FACTOIDS” – Courtesy La Leche League, USA Human milk has been shown to kill cancer cells in a laboratory dish and has been used in oncology. Mother’s milk has immune properties that can deliver a particular antibody in response to a new germ in the baby’s environment. Breastfed babies require shorter pre- and post-surgical fasting.

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Food, Toddler

Every Mom’s favorite worry!

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Every Mom’s favorite worry of all the worries is – Is my child eating enough? Or sometimes is my child eating too much? We have all seen our kids suddenly eat a lot one day, completely reject all favorite foods the next. We are back to the meal planning scratching our heads! Here is an

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Breastfeeding

Breast Feeding – My Experience

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It was a difficult pregnancy for me, but the moment they brought R to me, R latched on..easily..for me breast feeding seemed very easy…. until, it became an hourly affair.. R would feed for one hour and then sleep for some time and then again feed for an hour..any attemps to remove her from the

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Breastfeeding

Rocky Start to a Great Journey

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So let me start the December series off. Breastfeeding was a complete challenge for me from the get-go. Before the baby came , I thought I was well prepared to breastfeed. I had talked to friends and cousins, remembered their advice and felt that since I am prepared, this is going to go smoothly.Besides I had

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Breastfeeding

Topic of the Month for December – Breastfeeding

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We think we should have a topic of the month..every month take up a topic and try and put in as many resources as possible for that…starting from personal experiences to expert guidance Let December be the month for BreastFeeding…every mom’s dream but equally every mom’s nightmare… We all had/have questions like Will I have enough milk? Will my

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Breastfeeding, Perspectives

What do you know now that you did not before the baby?

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Well, what do you all think would qualify as something you know now that you did not know before your first baby? I can start: 1. Babies are surprisingly adaptable and resilient. 2. Breastfeeding can actually be difficult in the beginning for something that is supposed to be natural. 3. Sleep deprivation is real. 4.

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Perspectives

A New Beginning

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And so we decided to have a website for mommies, mommies to be, non mommies and everyone around the globe Both of us are new mommies (I am more experienced..ha! to you Preethi) but we want to share our experiences, our fears and our knowledge..or rather we want to learn, learn to be good mothers, learn to be

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Perspectives

Let’s talk motherhood!

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We are a new generation of mothers, of the information age. Of satellite TV and internet; Of smaller families and fewer children; Of mommy blogging and sharing stories. On the threshold of modernity and traditionalism. What is it like to parent at a time like this? Let’s talk!

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