Inspiring Moms – Interview with Lori Rolie

This interview is sponsored by: Lori is a mom of two and wife of the Rock and Roll music legend Gregg Rolie. She has authored and illustrated a really cute and adorable book for children – Meem’s Little World. What makes the book really special is that it is entirely hand-drawn and handwritten by her. Read More…

The Right Moisturizer

Moisturizing the skin is important because it keeps skin from feeling dry, itchy, rough, being cracked and from developing wrinkles early. Moisturizing and hydrating the skin is important for all skin types, even oily. But different skin types need different types of moisturizers based on moisturizing ingredients: Humectants help retain skin hydration and prevent evaporation Read More…

Educating children on Money and Banking

Educating children about money and increasing their financial literacy has lots of benefits. Children who remain uninformed about financial matters and who do not develop financial skills early in life may lag behind in financial management skills in their adulthood. Financial skills are as important as academics but are sometimes ignored. These skills are important Read More…

A good enough mom?

I tell my child (turning 5yrs old next month) the importance of moral values almost every day. I tell her the importance of saying Thank you and saying Welcome. These were one of the first few words she learnt from me. I tell her bedtime stories with characters that show good behavior and those who Read More…

Staying warm during Indian harsh winters

I am staying in Bangalore where the temperature is a comfortable 18 – 27 C, its hard to imagine the chilling weather in Northern India these days where this year the temperature has fallen 5 degrees lower than normal. It has dropped to just several degrees above freezing point and it’s the coldest since the Read More…

Being an Introvert Mom

The Oxford Dictionary defines Introvert as: a shy, reticent person. Psychology a person predominantly concerned with their own thoughts and feelings rather than with external things. I am an introvert and was wondering what could be the drawbacks of being an introvert mom? Would having fewer friends / lower social interaction make my child miss social Read More…

Smartmomz Meet Supported by YourStory.in

We had an awesome first Smartmomz Meetup this Saturday, Dec 1st, 2012 supported by Yourstory.in! This meet was dedicated to women who are mothers and also entrepreneurs, awesome employees, leaders, decision makers who tirelessly strive to maintain the delicate balance between their work and family. The stories of motherhood and entrepreneurs shared by the women were Read More…

Amber Alerts in Google Maps for missing children

Subscribing to blogs is really helpful and keeps me informed. I have subscribed to few tech and news blogs and they are really great! I recently subscribed to Official Google Blog and got this news and thought this is worth sharing with moms. Google has integrated Google Maps with Amber Alerts system in few locations Read More…

Is mango and papaya safe during pregnancy?

Both mango and papaya are fruits rich in vitamins A and C. Especially papaya is rich with B vitamin folate which is extremely important during the very early development stages of the baby. Many moms-to-be are warned to avoid eating these fruits during pregnancy but are seldom told the “real” reason behind it – well, Read More…

Benefits of Baby Massage

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…

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