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How to re-Kindle your reading habit

(No pun intended there)

The pandemic and lockdown has ignited many hobbies and people have picked up on long lost interests and passions. Some baked, some painted. Many read. I am one of those people who went from reading no books in years to reading 12 books in 2020 and already half way through my 2021 goal.

What happened? Did I suddenly find free time which never existed before? Not really. There’s always time to do the things you really want to do right? Finding my love for reading and actually reading took time, effort and sustained efforts. Today on National Reading Day (yes, its a real thing) I thought I would list down the efforts and how I actively read.

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Saying goodbye to our red fairy

We bid a teary goodbye to our beloved car this week. She’d been with us for a good 13 years. That’s eternity in these days when cars get replaced every few years.

It was March 2008 that @karksons bought the 🚘 car and then as he picked me up on the way to work and we drove the daily commute, this car saw our friendship, love & then life blossom.🌟🌟
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We went from being friends to making the first date plans in this very car.🌈 Endless dinner evenings at a time when you could drink a bottle of wine & still drive in Mumbai.🍾 G proposed in this car. We decided to get married in the car.

I came home as a new bride 💃in our red car. we moved to our first home 🏡& then subsequent homes in this car. We heard the news of our pregnancy🤰, from our health center when we were traveling in this car & of course went to the hospital &🤱 brought back our baby boy in this car.

She saw many battles when not once but twice she was battered – one by a drunk driver & then by an angry mob. Yes!! She’s endured it all.💪 Our special red car. She lived a full life & now she’s hung her boots.

Thank you for the love, our beautiful car. This is a memory capture for you. 🚘🚘🚘🚘
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Winter woes – woolens and vaccines

I love winter. I love the drop in the temperature. I love winter fashion. I love the warmth the year end brings to our hearts with festivities. But I don’t love the dry skin, layers of clothes and most definitely falling sick in winter. More so, after becoming a parent, watching the little ones fall prey to flu is quite painful.

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If you look back, you’ll certainly remember dadima (grandmother) advising her brood of grandkids – “winters are here so wear a sweater, cover your ears & head, don’t go out with wet hair.” Was this this just some old wives’ tale? Not so much when you think about how cold & flu are more prevalent in the winter days.

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Vaccines – a need, not a choice

Have you heard tales from grandparents, of the times where diseases like small pox were prevalent and may have even claimed lives of their loved ones? Thankfully diseases like these are completely eradicated today. Our generations ahead are assured of a life of health, all because a concerted effort was taken across the world to work towards eradicating diseases that once claimed millions of lives.

When we were expecting our baby, we were curious about vaccination schedules. We Googled as most anxious parents-to-be and came across click bait articles which talked of risks of vaccinating but we chose to discuss the information with our doctor. He allayed our fears and assured us there were no such risks.

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The world of eating – Starting baby with solid foods

While the act of feeding a baby only milk for the first six months of their life is nice and convenient, there comes a point where they have to get onto solid foods. And, way before you get them into shrimp, it may be very intimidating to build up to a proper meal because their little stomachs need to get used to certain things. So with this in mind, what can you do to start your baby with solid foods, in terms of their diet, as well as some practical points?

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Working moms – take care of yourself

Are you a working mom? Don’t put self care on the back burner. Self care for working moms does seem hard to come by doesn’t it?

If you’re a mom, odds are good you have a very, very busy life. Pew Research confirms it. Women today are spending more time working than women in the past, while also spending more taking care of children.

Unfortunately, some other necessary changes haven’t quite kept up with these shifts. Surveys tell us moms are still the ones most likely to be saddled with the housework, even if both they and their spouse have full time jobs.

That could mean you have trouble finding time for self-care. While that’s understandable, it’s still important to address your own needs. You can’t take care of all your daily responsibilities if stress gets the better of you. (Not to mention the simple fact that working as hard as you do means you deserve to treat yourself.)

Luckily, there are ways to practice self-care for working moms. You just need to remember these essential tips.

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