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An Eyeopener Documentary – Plastic Planet

Category: Movies for Moms

The extent to which plastics have entered our lives is both surprising and scary. Two commonly known plastic hazards are: 1. BPA or Bisphenol A leaches out of plastic containers to our food and then becomes part of our blood, and is an endocrine disruptor. 2. Plastics are non biodegradable and are polluting the environment. Read More…

Fifth Month – Feel Your Baby Move!

Category: The Nine Months

This is the mid of the second trimester. The fifth month of pregnancy consists of weeks 17 to 20.  Read the table to know more. Related posts: Third Month – The baby begins movement! Fourth Month – The baby Smiles First Month – The new life Begins Second Month – The new life gets a Read More…

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Helping Children learn about Personal Safety

Category: Child Safety

  Children assume that all adults are nurturing, caring and loving towards them, because that is what they need and deserve. They least expect to be hurt, to be abused, and sadly when they are, they are not mature enough to understand the nature of it, though they know that it is nothing but hurtful. Read More…

What exactly does Stress mean?

Category: Happiness and Emotional Well Being

Numerous unavoidable situations in a person’s life can be stressful, be it exams, daily chores, finances, job, relationships, pregnancy, parenthood, remembering disturbing experiences in the past to ageing and sickness. Moreover, stress comes with its own set of bad effects on health. Stress can not be completely avoided as it is part of our body’s Read More…

Padmaja Duvvuri – Arete Technologies

Category: Mompreneurs

  About Me: I’m a mother of two children aged 12 and 5. I’m from Navi Mumbai. By qualification I am a double MBA in IT and HR. Incidentally, I pursued both of my MBA degrees full time after my marriage. Also, I’m fortunate to get selected by ISB as one amongst 10,000 women to Read More…

Dealing with Depression during Pregnancy

Category: Pregnancy

Am I Depressed? – Symptoms of depression are persistent negative thoughts, feelings and emotions (from sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness to suicidal) which affect a person’s personality, health, work and relationship Related posts: Bonding with your baby during pregnancy

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Benefits of Baby Massage

Category: Baby ( 3 - 12 Months) Infants (0-3 months) Post Natal Care

Baby massage has been part of Indian culture as long as we can remember, where moms have been massaging their babies with oil (usually almond oil, coconut oil during summers, and mustard seed oil during winters) regularly after bathing the baby, with the famous belief that massage makes their baby’s bones and joints stronger, besides Read More…

The Ageing Perspective

Category: Lifestyle

Ageing is inevitable, but it is an individual’s choice, how fast or earlier in life he / she would let the effects to occur. The human body is amazing, and can become the way one wants it to be. Age does not limit the opportunities to begin a healthier and happier life. Related posts: Smoking Read More…

Colorful Cottage Cheese Salad

Category: Food Healthy Recipes Recipe for all

Low fat Cottage cheese is a good source of calcium, and safe to eat during pregnancy. It is a good food for women to build their calcium reserves, and is a good source of protein. Adding some fresh vegetables and herbs adds to the nutritional value. Ingredients (serves 2-3): Chopped Cucumber (1 small) Sweet corn Read More…

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Grilled Sandwich with tofu and vegetables

Category: Food Health Healthy Recipes Lunchbox Recipes Recipe for all

  This is a tasty sandwich rich in proteins (tofu), vitamins and minerals (vegetables and bread), carbohydrates (bread) and calcium (cheese) and can be served in breakfast or as an evening snack. Ingredients: Whole wheat or multigrain bread For Sandwich Filling Slices or small cubes of Tofu (medium – that is soft but firm) (1 Read More…

Things to stay away from during pregnancy

Category: Pregnancy

Pregnancy needs a lot of care, and precautions have to be taken to maintain a healthy pregnancy. Here is a list of things you should stay away from, right from the beginning of pregnancy (preferably for your whole life for good health), that can risk or complicate pregnancy, or cause birth defects in the baby. Related Read More…

Moms and the Role Strain

Category: General

It is hard to find a mom who is not juggling several roles at any given time. Mothers, whether they work or stay at home, or handle a business, all are juggling several roles as mom, wife, and businesswoman, working mother or as a part of a welfare community. With ambitions and expectations from self, Read More…

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