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Who me? Mommy Blogger, Content Writer, Bollywood enthusiast, Feature Writer, Social Media Enthusiast

From junk to kids’ play area: Tour of my girl’s secret room!

kids Room Decor: Before and After
Kids Room Decor: Before and After

We have recently moved into a new home. A typical Mumbai apartment amidst a concrete jungle.  Besides the living room, the other two rooms are taken over by adults, which means the kiddo has no place to call her own.  As per Mumbai standards, there’s nothing new in that. But my four year old is used to playing on an open terrace of our previous home. So, how do I turn this house into a ‘home’ that’s inviting and engages my kid,  was the question that I had to find an answer for!

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Make boring recipes yummy with Hershey’s Syrups and Chef Rakhee

Turn boring recipes into yummy delights with Hersheys
Turn boring recipes into yummy delights with Hersheys

Setting: Dining table laid with healthy food, while your kid is eagerly waiting to dig into it.

Mummy: Baby, food is here! Let’s eat.

Kid: Wow mummy!  I love this. Slurrp! 

Voila! Food finished!

Trrrriiinnngg Trriiiinnngg! It’s wake up time mummy! Dream over!

Honestly speaking, making kids eat everything that you make,  that too in a jiffy is stuff that dreams are made of. At least for me. Yes, I’m blessed with a fussy and picky eater. She can throw every possible tantrum to avoid food. So, as a mom I have to be smart enough to keep experimenting with my recipes and ingredients and hide as much nutrition as I can in my child’s diet. I’m sure all you moms would relate to this everyday struggle.  And I’m also sure that even you must be having your own tricks to fool these little monsters into eating all the nutrients laden food that you make.

If you check out my twitter timeline. you would know that I was recently invited to a cook along session organised by Hershey’s, where celebrated chef Rakhee Vaswani whipped up some smart magic using Hershey’s syrups to give a yummy twist to otherwise boring recipes. Wanna know what did we make to create #EverydayHappinessWithHersheys.

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Santacruz gets a new playbased pre-school: Koco Kids

Santacruz gets a new preschool: Koco Kids
Santacruz gets a new preschool: Koco Kids

Zeroing upon the right school for your child can be a daunting task for the parents. After all, young minds require the right kind of stimulation that facilitates imagination, discovery and learning. And Koco Kids, an all new preschool in Santacruz, promises all that and much more.

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Fun ways to teach children how to spell their name

Fun ways to teach kids how to spell their names
Fun ways to teach kids how to spell their names

Ever since H has started learning alphabets, she has showed keen interest in spelling and writing her name. In fact, for her, H doesn’t stand for horse or house but for Hiyashaa. She was so excited to know that even her name has a place in alphabets. Every time she spotted H, she would shout “H for Hiyashaa!” with pride and happiness. Although I didn’t encourage her into writing alphabets so early considering the tender muscles of her hands, but definitely decided to teach her how to spell her name. Soon, I had a happy girl, who was thoroughly enjoying showing off her skills at spelling her name… H I Y A S H A A!

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Is that Kareena’s baby Taimur’s first photo?

Kareena Kapoor Khan with her baby Taimur
Kareena Kapoor Khan with her baby Taimur

Here’s a photo of Kareena Kapoor and her baby that has surfaced on the Internet. Shared by Kareena Kapoor’s fan page on Instagram, the photo has left us confused!

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