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A Cart Full Of Smile – 5 Great Gifts For Kids On Flipkart.

  Yesterday my friend pinged and told me to check out a video “Yashi’s wish come to life” in #Everywishfulfilled. Well, frankly speaking I was in no mood to watch any video as my maid Radha was on leave after her daughter delivered a baby girl and all the household chores were yet to be done. Then more pressing, was the need to go to the market to shop for a few gifts to be given to the new born as Radha and her daughter had been helping me out for the last couple of years. They both had … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Why You Must Adopt A Pet For Child Development

Do Pets Affect Child Development?   As a child I was always fighting with my parents for adopting a pet , but till the time I reached Class Sixth I was never allowed to keep a pet in the house and rightly so as my mom was working and had hardly any time to look after an animal. Every time I used to request for a pet, the only answer I used to get," Let me handle you and your sister first, later I will think about another baby in the house."  little did I know that one day I will be … [Read more...]

Cream Cheese Filled Chocolate Muffins

Cream Cheese Filled Chocolate Muffins As a kid I had been a great fan of chocolate cakes (who isn't?) and the worst thing is that till date I have not grown up for chocolates and cakes :) After I became mom, my kids too wanted to have only chocolate cakes. I knew the repercussions of eating those refined flour and sugar filled cakes. So I took it as a challenge to convert unhealthy cakes and muffins into healthier ones without compromising on taste. Earlier when my kids were young we never had … [Read more...]

Instant Home Made Choco Almond Cookies

Instant Home Made Choco Almond Cookies   I am a big fan of home cooked food and when it comes to little babies I think they have a right to eat healthy food. When my children were young I always used to make "Naan Khatai" made with home made Deshi Ghee. And it used to take me a long time to bake those in traditional oven. Now to all the young moms I might be sounding like Granny bragging about ," Beta hamare zamane mein hum to apne bacchon ko aise palte they, yeh khilate they...blah … [Read more...]

How To Improve Focus And Attention In Your Child

How To Improve Focus And Attention In Your Child     I started my teaching career in 1991 after I got married and called it a day in 2011. During all those years I taught kids of all age groups from nursery level to class 12th and that too throughout the country. I found each child different with their individual strengths and weaknesses but one thing that I found very common in all age groups was; restlessness and lack of focus. (especially among boys) As a teacher whenever … [Read more...]

Moist Choco Malt Cake With Jam Glaze

Moist Choco Malt Cake With Jam Glaze Hi Sometimes I really miss those days when my 'bacchaas' were very young and could eat anything without guilt. I don't know how many fauji wives are reading this but if there are any here then they will be able to identify with the situation (and sympathize with me too).  We (of course the husbands not the wives lol) get a lot of Jam and Choco -Malt in free rations every month, which most of the times become a pain to handle and store, especially when … [Read more...]

Homemade Hair Fall Control Oil

Homemade Hair Fall Control Oil Now a days we find so many hair care products that one gets confused which one to use and which not. For me climate change brings a terrible hair fall spree. Another disadvantage of moving around all overt the country from North to South ,East to West every two years is that my hair had become very weak and with split ends. I tried all kinds of concoctions to save my hair but nothing came to my rescue. I used to be terrified seeing hair on my pillow. Head wash … [Read more...]

Home Made Healthy Oats Cornflakes Cookies Recipe

Home Made Healthy Oats Cornflakes Cookies Recipe I had always been a very fussy mom and very particular that my kids eat healthy and home made goodies. My kids are grown up now and have their own food choices... well those are not of my liking.... :-(   All junk and processed. When they were small I used to make "Deshi ghee Naan Khatai" for them and make them eat those in place of packaged biscuits. Now when they are adults and I wish they make healthier food choices .... well basically my … [Read more...]

Single Child Syndrome

Single Child Syndrome Long back I had decided that I would always have only one child and was happy with a son who was always around me, following me wherever I went, doing whatever I wanted him to do. Bliss. :) I was very glad that I was able to look after my only child well and was able to afford a good life for him. Then one day one of my relative’s son who was exactly the same age visited us. This child looked weaker than my boy and was happy to roam around our house, holding hand of his … [Read more...]

Early To Bed And Early To Rise

Early To Bed And Early To Rise When I was a kid (that was ages ago :P) the toughest task for my mother was to wake me up early in the morning. She used to wake up at 4 am every day and move out for a walk. After her walk I used to be her target. Calling, cajoling used to reach a different level with all kinds of warnings being issued if I didn’t leave the bed “in a minute”. And the best used to be," Sab log apne kam par nikal gaye hain and you are sleeping. If you cannot wake up early, You … [Read more...]