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Mindful parenting – being present in the parenting moment

Would you like to see how our typical school day mornings go? I scamper behind my toddler son to brush his teeth, change out of his sleep-suit and diaper. Most days I win only the brushing round. He needs to be constantly reminded to finish his fruit and that goes ok as long as its bananas on offer. Then comes breakfast with milk… he wants to climb atop the window sill, run from room to room and even watch his favourite shows on YouTube. I have to be within his eyesight, so that means I cannot go have a shower or use the restroom.

And then comes his bath… I usually have to drag him into the bathroom or lure him with promises of treats or threats of no treats. Then comes the real fight.. Continue reading

Long term breastfeeding – mamma’s gold is still magic

One of the primary pillars of Natural or Attachment Parenting is that if you needed something to survive, nature provided that to you. And one of the best examples of this that I witnessed was breastfeeding. When I was pregnant I had very few positive stories about breastfeeding. In fact people tried to convince that I would not be a bad mother if I gave formula or animal milk to my infant. I did not have one person encouraging me about breastfeeding or its possibility. But I soon found 20,000 people in a Facebook support group for mothers called ‘Breastfeeding Support for Indian Mothers.’

My entire perspective on breastfeeding changed. Continue reading

Keep them close: the tribe of babywearing parents

If you have been out and about then chances are pretty high that you have seen a woman wearing her baby in a baby carrier or a sling. This could be in the mall, supermarket, at the school pick up, in the park, at the Doctor’s clinic, cheering her older child at the school annual days, airports or just talking a walk around the block. You may not have noticed it but most of the times this lady would also have her hands full with a diaper bag, shopping bags. And most importantly she was doing all this alone.

Non-parents are usually quick to judge Continue reading

Joyful parenting – finding joy in the everyday

Parenting is very hard. With this being said, there is nothing wrong in asking for some help. If you live in the Tuscon area of Arizona and want to look into ways in which to make your daily struggles easier with your child, you could look into something like child behavior programs in Tucson who can give you the environment to collaborate in a laid back environment and give you tips on parenting.
And I write this fresh in the memory of a horrible day. Waking up to a viral fever yesterday was tough. But I trudged on and continued to mommy. I pumped myself with cold and flu meds hoping that I would at least have the strength to drop and pick my son from school. And I prayed he would play by himself while I updated my blog yesterday.

Boy, was I wrong about what lay ahead. Continue reading

Influencer moms and their picture-perfect, real world

You were the first one to know when her baby kicked inside the womb. You saw how she gobbled down that big, juicy burger the night before she delivered. You wiped a tear when she posted a picture of tiny, pink feet. You guessed she would name her child after the first letter of her husband’s name. You watched her tear her hair out during the growth spurts. But you also saw how she got emotional when her baby first said “mamma” If you answered yes to any of these questions, chances are you follow an Instagram mom. And you probably have a love/ hate relationship with this so-called world of mom influencers and their happy babies, perfect marriages and multitasking perfection.

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Hygge it out – Parenting the Danish way

Does anyone know the process of migrating to Denmark? I want to move there lock, stock and barrel. My inspiration is from all my research about how the Danes are using Hygge in their lives and parenting. Hygge? Apart from sounding like a really difficult & funny word to pronounce it really is the coolest thing ever. After all, it makes Denmark the happiest country in the world. Hygge Parenting rocks and it doesn’t have to be restricted to the borders of the country. You can Hygge it out wherever you are. Continue reading

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