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If you’re new here, you may want to checkout our Latest Giveaways! Thank you for visiting!One of the happiest moments in my life was when my son was born. All of you moms out there must have experienced similar levels of ecstasy at that moment. Soon, the adventures of mommyhood. There are no instruction manuals for…

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A new school year kicks off pretty soon (post-Harvey) and it means new classrooms, new backpack, new teachers new friends and their parents. As a rather anti-social parent, I dread this time of the year. I hate socializing and making small talk with other parents. Parent relationships are laced with undercurrents and are no fun.…

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I’m extremely cautious of packaged foods, their ingredients, preservatives etc. And believe we don’t need junk sauces/ketchups/jams to make healthy foods look attractive and taste good. This Foxtail Millet oothappam recipe  is a good example of colorful, healthy tiffin that my daughter loves. My Recipes This is my first post for IMC and I am looking forward to…

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I was spending most of my day running around doing a lot, but, accomplishing very little. It seemed like I was getting tired just looking at the mountain of toys to be picked up. Let us not forget the mounds of laundry to be done, the cleaning, the cooking and the chores outside the house. When…

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We have moved on from what would ‘others’ say to a more ‘child-centric’ parenting these days. Disciplining children has also changed with the changing world. My Experience Recently during a train travel, I was rudely shaken awake by a little child not quite 3 years. The child was jumping up and down the tray table…

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Run, It’s Butterfingers Again! is the fifth book in the Butterfingers series written by A. Khyrunnisa. The antics of our little hero Amar Kishen, an eighth grader who is popularly known by the name Butterfingers forms the crux of the book. The author created the popular comic character, Butterfingers, for the children’s magazine Tinkle. All…

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Hindi Diwas/ Hindi Day is celebrated across India on 14th of September every year to show the importance of Hindi language in the country. This began when the Devnagari script was approved as an official language by the Constituent Assembly on 14th September, 1949. If you are planning to raise your child bilingual and Hindi is your chosen language then,…

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I am a mother of an 8-year old pet Labrador, Daisy and a 2 year old little monster (my toddler). They are my darling girls and I cannot even describe how much I love them both. What they say? ‘You cannot have a child and a pet in the same house. The pet needs to…

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It has been nearly a week of Harvey craziness in my life and I find it emotionally hard to relate with everything the city has seen and is still seeing. I don’t have the luxury of looking back and sorting my emotions and trauma because of my almost 8-year old. As you are probably aware, disasters and…

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Ideally, the concept of ‘feminism’ should not exist. However, sadly, there’s an indispensable need because gender inequality is a real issue plaguing our societies. While women in their roles as wives, mothers, sisters, and employees are striving to do their bit to demand equal rights and break stereotypes, there’s work to be done by men…

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Time just flies. Here we are in September already ready to celebrate Navratri and Golu. We, at Toka Box,  are super excited about the festivals as well and can you guess what we are going to create this month with our Toka Box? It’s our very own dandiya sticks. Yes, subscribe to our Toka Box this…

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Dussehra and Diwali will be here soon and we were really excited to receive this book- Ved and Friends Celebrate Dussehra and Diwali from author Diksha Pal Narayan. The book traces the celebrations and stories of Dussehra and Diwali for kids growing up outside of India.The author is based in Canada and she tries to…

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It is Back to school time here in the United States. And back to school means, early morning lunches! With a few days to go before first day of school here in the east-coast, I found myself browsing for recipes – quick and easy, approved by the 6 yr-old, no mess, easy to pick and eat…

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The summer vacation is about to end, and here we are welcoming another school year. Every time I see all these back to school ads, I go baffled. The school supply list varies for every but certain things stay standard for all like the lunch box, lunch bag, back packs, shoes, socks, water bottles, pens,…

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I live in Houston, TX. Yes, that portion of the world that is currently getting flooded. I am sure everyone reading this post has heard about the disaster Harvey brought along. Here is Part-1 of my Harvey story. To get everything straight, I am one of those lucky ones. My home did not flood. There…