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Babycare, parenting

My First Children’s Book- “The Teeth Bugs And The Bunny”

The Teeth Bugs And The Bunny is a fun book to have your little ones brush their teeth.

Stories and books have always helped me in several ways. 

Little more than 2 years ago, I weaved a simple story for him to have him brush his teeth. That story is now a book that many kids adore.

It was such a joyful moment to see my son flipping through the pages of the book in awe, the story he had only been listening to was now in front of his eyes. Continue Reading

Micro Fiction, muse, My musings

Hidden away in the inside of my Jacket

This winter afternoon when Mumbai was comparatively cooler than previous years, I took out a few woolen clothes and jackets from the loft. What a sight it was to see the winter clothes that had been tucked away for so many years! I couldn’t wait to try my pullovers and jackets from college days, more so because I wanted to see how or whether they will fit me now. I had to wait to put them in the sun to get rid of the moldy smell that stored, unworn clothes develop.

A day later I tried the pullovers, they were all hugging me tighter than earlier, guess they were as happy as I was to get them wearing, I guess they knew I needed more warmth than I needed way back in college.

I then picked up the old jacket that I had worn several times for my campus interviews. Thin air of nostalgia filled the room. I put the jacket on; the buttons could barely meet their buttonholes. This was my jacket’s way of telling me that I had come too far in life, with one child, husband, in laws several new relationships, it made me think of the rewards and my accomplishments just like it did in my college days. Continue Reading

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Why Rituals are important to raise emotionally strong individuals?

Guest Post by Dr. Priyanka Tibrewal

I have long loved the quote, “Traditions touch us, they connect us and they expand us. There are only two lasting gifts we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.”

In recent years, the whole idea of parenting has had us focused a lot on giving our children strong wings and the freedom to fly. But, just as important it is to give them the wings, so it is to make sure that we help them grow their roots. For it’s the roots that determine who we are, our beliefs and our ethics.

Purposeful rituals and repeated practices that involve members of the family, these rituals are the perfect food for the roots that we base ourselves and our kids on. Rituals can include a morning regime that organises our day to day life; at the same time it may also include a seasonal or holiday ritual that is more symbolic and planned. These repeated, shared experiences contribute to making us who we are. Continue Reading

doctors, health, hospital, Lifestyle and health, sustainability, sustainable

Antibiotic Resistance- What is it?

Let us read a small  story by my friend Dr. Sonia Hemnani-

A young boy had a very good family and a number of wonderful people around, whom he did not care for or listen to. Whenever this boy was in need he would trust the random strangers, who he thought were the right people. One day all those strangers started avoiding him due to recurrent calling, which led to more frustration. Ultimately the boy broke down.

Moral of story – Trust what you have within you and around you.

Here the young boy is “you”; his friends are the ecofriendly bacteria which are already present in our body, the vital force, the calm mind, and the natural sources of building immunity, organic real food, required food and thought. Continue Reading

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Diwali Activities for Kids

The best time of the year is here, the air is filled with joy and fragrance of approaching winter. Markets are glittering and homes shining.

Diwali will soon be here and so will the  kids be home for Diwali break, while we are busy preparing for the festivities, keeping kids engaged and taking it as an opportunity to teach them about the festival is important.

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