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If you’re new here, you may want to checkout our Latest Giveaways! Thank you for visiting!Often I have seen parents NOT letting their children do any chores at all at home..or grandparents telling the parents NOT to make the little kids work etc I have often been accused of child labour..yes, in my previous company, a friend…

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If reading the title you thought ,what has science got to do with mindfulness. That’s just new agey mumbo jumbo, follow this link. The last 2 weeks, I have been stretched to my limits. I was sick with the flu, had a deadline, a 2 year old in the middle of a phase where she…

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Raw mangoes are here, Mango season is not far away! Meanwhile, here is my grandmother’s raw mango pickle recipe, not for the kids! Ingredients: 1. 2 small Raw Mango cut into pieces 2. Salt – 11/2 tbsp 3. Red pepper powder – 11/2 tbsp 4. Sesame Oil – 3 tbps 5. Hing – a pinch…

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  I begin this article with a question “Is too much being made about breastfeeding?” I have read plenty of articles with research based evidence outlining the advantages of breastfeeding. Yes, breastfeeding is good for the baby’s immune system….yes, it’s great for mother and child bonding… yes, and it can help lose post-partum weight and…

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A friend of mine gifted us this book and we all loved it. Ladybirds are a favorite with the kids with my elder one often having mistaken them for M&Ms when she was small. The story begins on a fine morning, when a bad-tempered ladybird and a friendly lady bird land on a leaf, both…

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I had signed up for the Zero to Three newsletters when my daughter was a few months old. They are always very insightful and pretty much bang on about what is happening with my daughter at each stage/month. So this month I received the newsletter which talked about the toddler wanting to carry a bunch…

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Mar 21

Ragi Dosa

Ragi Dosa is a new addition to my repertoire of quick and easy dinner recipes for my 2.5  year old. It does not take too much time to prep and I won’t feel like I slaved for an hour making dinner, just to be summarily rejected by the toddler for “eggies” or “cookies” or a…

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I find that when I get a haircut I feel good and new. My daughter always eggs me on at the parlour. “Good job mamma! Keep going!” But ask her and she refuses to sit on the chair to get a haircut. No amount of cajoling or tempting my daughter with the line “You will…

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I find that to drive home a point with my daughter, the easiest thing to do is buy a book related to the point I am trying to make to her. For example, my daughter won’t clean up her toys!. My friend suggested the clean up song.But that did not help, she will sing along…

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Freelancing is something I kind of stumbled upon , even though I think I had been secretly nursing a dream of being an independent programmer of visual things, for years. But nevertheless I decided to chronicle my bumbling journey for anyone else who might be interested in going this route. And as a disclaimer, I…

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This topic that has been around for centuries. In this post, I don’t debate the age-old preference of boy child over girl child …today even in educated modern families but my question is “Is raising a boy more difficult than raising a girl?” A little background may be useful. I recently met a school friend…

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This wednesday IMC interviewed Andy Iyer, a work-from-home dad who is also a senior IT executive. Read on to see how he makes it all work…. IMC:  What do you do? Was it a conscious effort to find a work from home situation or it just happened? AI: I am a senior IT executive working…

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One mom’s experience starting her business after the baby. From Sri Kumar Owner and Creative Designer, mayasri.com Being a small business owner was not something I ever thought I could achieve. The business world was not one that I was exposed to growing up nor did I contemplate entering it as an adult. In 2010 when I…

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Spring is here or if you live further north , at least it will be. Here are some fun ideas for a warm spring day, if you don’t mind some mess and a wet child: Spring Cleaning the Windows What You Need: 1. A spray bottle (You can get one at the travel size bottles…