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A Safe and Beautiful Diwali

Category: Celebrations and Festivities

Diwali is around the corner, and you may have already done the Diwali shopping – firecrackers, lights, oil lamps, decorations, and sweets! Having a safe Diwali is as important as the celebrations. So here are some ideas for safety during Diwali: Lighting Oil Lamps and Candles: Oil lamps (diyas) are really beautiful, but one has Read More…

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…

Safe sleeping posture for babies

Category: Baby Sleep Infants (0-3 months)

An infant’s sleep posture is important as this is known to reduce the chances of sleep apnea (breathing cessation while sleeping). Many cases of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) have been observed for infants in which most cases were observed in tummy down sleeping position.The real cause of SIDS has not been found yet but Read More…

Yummy corn spread

Category: Food Healthy Recipes Recipe for all

Kids love a different breakfast everyday! This particular one gives my kids a healthy breakfast and a full tummy! 2 cups sweet corn kernels 2 tbsp butter 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese 1/2 tsp mixed herbs 1/2 cup milk Salt to taste Bread to toast 1. Crush the corn roughly in the mixer. 2. In Read More…

Garden Gupshups and more

Category: General

Wanted to share something I wrote on my blog, about juggling work time with time spent with kids, especially during the holiday time… not sure what others moms are doing about this, but maybe the posters attached on my blog post may be of interest to some mothers… sharing one here! http://allthatittakes.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/492/ [ratings] Related posts: Read More…

10 Good Reasons to eat more Mangoes!

Category: Food

It’s Summer Time, and the King of fruits – Mango is flooding the food market. Mango mostly originates in the Indian Subcontinent, and therefore is a popular Indian fruit. In fact, it is the national fruit of India.  There are almost 60 different varieties of Mangoes found in India, but most popular among them is Read More…

Crispy Potato Cheese Sticks

Category: Food Healthy Recipes Recipe for all

Crispy potato-cheese sticks. I mixed 2 potatos( peeled & boiled) with 1/2 c motzarella & 1/2 c bread crumbs , 1 egg , salt & pepper. then made them in this shape (sticks), u can also make them ball shaped. I coated them with flour, eggs & bread crums & fried in oil. quick and Read More…

When should I start brushing my baby’s teeth?

Category: Baby's Dental Care

Your baby’s teeth start appearing by 6 months of age. You can start cleaning the baby’s first teeth with a soft finger brush. But that brush needs to be sterilized every time. So, a soft, lint free, and clean cotton cloth can be used for wiping the baby’s teeth after every feed. Giving some water 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…

Is makeup good for skin?

Category: Skin Care

Makeup does not damage skin if the ingredients are of good quality, and some ingredients like antioxidants and minerals are good for the skin. But makeup should not stay on for many hours and daily application should be avoided. The ingredients used for the makeup should be safe for skin, and should be according to the type Read More…

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Child Abuse and Role of Parents

Category: Child Safety

A child is abused when he/she is emotionally and/or physically hurt by any action by another person. That action can even be shouting or spanking. The nature of abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual or neglect. It depends on the context or the situation in which the abuse occurs. What is done to comfort the 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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