Right Nutrition for a growing child

My daughter is nearly 6 and I got more concerned about her nutrition when I observed the spurt in her growth. My concern is that is she getting the right nutrients that her body needs to grow at this age? She recently lost two of her milk teeth and I was worried whether she was Read More…

Staying Childfree

About several years ago, this came up in a conversation with a friend who talked about staying childfree and would like to spend life “freely without restrictions, and more time and resources for self”. I’ve been curious about this again recently after seeing this topic come up during conversations with my other friends who don’t Read More…

A Safe and Beautiful Diwali

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…

Toys & Us!

I used to be a generous mom, and I just loved to give my child the experience of playing with a great new toy and learn something new by playing with it, as often as I found one. But some moms have shared with me, and my own experience has been that my child surely Read More…

Preserving Nutrients in Food

Cooking for fussy children creatively isn’t so easy I believe, and we moms have to keep in mind – the taste, the appearance, and nutrition to get some of it to land in the little tummy. But nutrition is the most important part, and some of the important nutrients get destroyed in the process of Read More…

Two years with postpartum depression

Being a first time mom, I was not prepared for motherhood. I loved kids, and thought I would be efficient in caring for my child, and I was very positive and confident about being a mom during pregnancy. I knew was alone in this journey beginning from pregnancy, and a lot of pleasant and unpleasant Read More…

Mother’s Day: Interview with Guadalupe Petrone

Guadalupe is a mom of two and working as Human Resources Manager with Qualcomm in San Diego, California. She shares her experience with us as a working mom and how her work experience has helped her understand the world of motherhood. Smartmomz is very thankful to Guadalupe for sharing her insightful thoughts and views with Read More…

Shrinking Childhood

The other day I went to my daughter’s pediatrician for her routine immunization and thankfully the doctor brought to my attention the fact that many girls are entering puberty much earlier these days. She told me to reduce my daughter’s intake of dairy products and animal protein. She told me that my daughter is at Read More…

Doing it all Myth

Here are some more curated videos from YouTube (TechCrunch) for moms! These discussions are worth watching for moms and are based on Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In. The videos are Part 1 and Part 2 of the discussion:

A perfect Birthday Party

As a mom, and like all other moms I want a perfect Birthday party for my child  – where everyone has a great time, kids enjoy games together and really like the cake and the food! During my daughter’s 3rd and 4th birthday, we had planned for a typical Birthday party. Me and my husband worked Read More…

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