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My mom was right

Once we become mothers ourselves something inside us suddenly lights up, almost like a bulb. And we realise how much our own (mother) parents must have done for us – bearing us, carrying us for 9 months and then for a lifetime. A deep respect for all the sleepless nights and days full of worry and anxiety arrives and with it a realization that ‘Mom was always right.’

For as long as I can remember, my mom has been constantly telling me ‘you will realise this only after you become a mother yourself.’ And I also remember laughing at this statement of hers and responding with ‘I’m never going to be that kind of mom.’ Oh, but how wrong I was, because turns out I am absolutely that kind of a mom.

Out of the many gems that my mom passed on to me, my most cherished ones are the ones she told me about self-care. Since my theme for 2018 is all about SELFHOOD this seems like the perfect topic to share all those instances where my mom was right. Continue reading

Books, Blocks & Behaviour | #AtoZ in 100 words

When babyT turned 1 I felt like SuperMom. I had successfully managed to keep a tiny human alive & kicking after all. When we went to visit our Pediatrician he told us Books, Blocks & Behaviour should be the focus of our parenting.

While the first two concepts were clear we were quite intrigued. We were sure our “behaviour” was fine. Babies now begin to form their personalities & imitation was the best way of doing that. He said, “So watch your words, actions & attitudes.” Soon babyT had learnt the S@$! word & we knew we needed to behave.


Word count: 100

This blog post is a part of #AtoZ in 100 words series where Nikita of Mrs.Writes-a-Latte and a bunch of other bloggers will write 26 (or 52) posts this year on topics beginning from A to Z. A short and simple way of writing, seeking inspiration & learning from each other. And challenging – because it must all happen in 100 words. Plus a picture, perhaps.

Read all my posts from the #AtoZ in 100 words series here.

100 Words- Week 2 with Mrs. Writes a Latte

Alouette | #AtoZ in 100 words

Alouette was one of the first rhymes I sang for babyT. Even Twinkle Twinkle didn’t come as easily as Alouette did. I never understood why and maybe it is part of a bigger plan.

Alouette is a French rhyme for children where someone wants to pluck the feathers off a lark’s head (la tete,) beak (le bec,) neck (le cou,) tail (la queue) etc. Pretty inhumane but don’t call PETA just yet. It’s quite a handy rhyme to teach basic (human) anatomy. And today Alouette, Gentille Alouette is one of the most loved & most hummed rhymes sung at home.

 


 

Word count: 100

This blog post is a part of #AtoZ in 100 words series where Nikita of Mrs.Writes-a-Latte and a bunch of other bloggers will write 26 posts this year on topics beginning from A to Z. A short and simple way of writing, seeking inspiration & learning from each other. And challenging – because it must all happen in 100 words. Plus a picture to go with it. 🙂

Read all my posts from the #AtoZ in 100 words series here.

100 Words- Week 1 with Mrs. Writes a Latte

Our favourite toys of 2017

2 days to go until the New Year, and about 2 weeks since babyT’s birthday has passed. As with any kids’ birthday party we have received lots of toys as gifts (most of which I shamelessly asked for mind you, keeping in mind T’s developmental needs and current inventory.) But bottom line is that with the entry of all the new toys I started collecting the old ones and putting them away for future babies (not mine, of friends I meant.) And that was the perfect opportunity for me to show you what our favourite toys of 2017 were. Continue reading

4 easy steps to choose the best R.O. water purifier

What is that one device for the kitchen which no home can ignore? A refrigerator? A microwave oven? A mixer-grinder? You probably answered yes to all these suggestions. But are you sure you are not forgetting something even more critical? What about the very basic need of every human being – water! The need to safeguard your family from water-borne diseases are the reasons for the growing use of water purifiers. Water purifiers are not just a luxury but a necessity in every household today. But how much do we know about which is the best water purifier and even more important, how do we choose the best one? Continue reading

BabyT’s homemade birthday cake – dairy-free, maida-free

BabyT just turned 2 over the weekend and this time around I started all planning a month in advance and I am rather proud to say everything fell into place quite well. We had two parties for him – a private celebration with close family on the actual day of his birthday and another big birthday bash with all our friends and extended family. For both these celebrations, I was quite chuffed that everything from the decor to the menu to the entertainment was just as I had pictured it and most of all it made babyT very happy. So much so that he wakes up every morning and asks if there is another birthday celebration lined up for the day. Most important of all he asks if there will be cake? Continue reading

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