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!
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.
Check them out the Hershey’s recipes here… Continue reading Make boring recipes yummy with Hershey’s Syrups and Chef Rakhee
Most of us in India are in Diwali mode, so are we with our rangoli, sweets and diyas in place. Incidentally, this year the festival of lights is coinciding with Halloween, so we thought to have some spook-tacular fun with kids with our very first Halloween themed play date! With some Pinterest inspiration and lots of imagination, we were all set to welcome kids dressed in myriad Halloween costumes: witches and Goblins for some Tricks & Treats.
Here are some pictures from our bash that may inspire you to host your own Halloween party! Continue reading Our Halloween Party for Kids in 10 photos
My tiny-miny H turned 3 years old this week! “I’m a big girl now,” is what she says. And this big girl wanted a ‘Dora’ party this year. Soon, this excited mommy started planning the ‘Dora the Explorer’ party. All this might sound over the top to many, but I find immense joy in all the madness associated with ideating, planning and watching all the efforts coming together into an evening full of fun, laughter and happy faces!
I was a great fan of baby wearing when H was a small baby. How I miss carrying her around close to me yet be free and in full control of my hyper active baby! Now, going out with her is all about running behind her. If you too are an active member of the baby-wearing squad, I’m sure you would vouch for the benefits of baby-carriers that range from strengthening mother-baby bond to setting mothers free to do what their heart desires while they carry their baby close to them without any hassle.
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But this post is not about the benefits of baby-wearing and baby carriers but about some quirky and interesting baby-wearing ideas. Take a look, get inspired and add some fun to your baby-wearing mantra…