Until the start of academic year 2020-21, we parents were blissfully unaware of the teaching methodology in school- yes most of us looked at the syllabus, home work, prepared our wards for competitions and various activities in school and asked them about what did they learn at school- but we weren’t physically present to see… Continue reading Online classes and here is where we as parents are getting it wrong
The days when my daughter was an infant and had to get her shots were one of the worst ones as a new parent. The first time she got them when she barely a few days old and had to get 3 of them at once was the one that gave me nightmares. As she… Continue reading Painless vaccines- are they worth it?
A hot topic that often comes up in parents’ circles is about vaccines. As a new parent, one is always left with conflicting thoughts – Am I getting it right? Should I be going for the less painful vaccines or regular ones? Are these far too many vaccines? Add to that the complexity of preservative-free… Continue reading Preservative Free Vaccines- Here is what you should know as a parent
I remember the days when I was a child, maybe around 8 or 9 when my uncle (Mom’s brother) and I were engaged in a deep conversation as he told me the story of Santa who lived in the North Pole and came down every Christmas to leave presents for kids as they slept blissfully… Continue reading Does your child believe in the Santa story?
As a mom of a 4 year old, one of the biggest worries I have is my daughter’s eating and her illness. Eating- because she is very picky and meal times tend to stretch a lot. I have always been extra cautious about her getting the right nutrition through her diet. The second worry has… Continue reading Here is why I get my kid vaccinated for influenza every year #IPromiseToStopFlu
One of my earliest memories of books is my mother reading to me when I was around 4-5 years old. We would sit curled up in bed as she read from a colourful book. I don’t exactly recall when I started reading by myself and got drawn into the world of books so much that… Continue reading Bibliophile Brewing- Raising a reader
I have always been a die hard fan of Jodi Picoult. I started off with “My Sister’s Keeper” and I knew I had found an author whose books I can truly treasure. They are not the fairytale, romantic books, but talk of death, disease, court cases, despair, grief but at the same time, there is… Continue reading Small Great Things-here is why as a dusky woman, I could relate to this book so much.
The first few days after a baby is born, his/her reactions are mostly uncontrolled and are pure reflexes. As time passes, the movements and reactions become more deliberate. There are various activities which stimulate their sense of hearing, touch, movement and sight and help in baby brain development. As a newbie parent, its good to… Continue reading 5 ways to boost cognitive development through stimulation in babies
It is said that when a baby is born, his/her mind is a blank slate. The infant’s sensory experiences is what helps him understand and develop language, memory, thoughts, emotions and coordination. This in essence is cognitive development. Parents and caregivers have a vital role to play here, especially mums because they are the one… Continue reading Infant Cognition- a 10 step guide for new mums
My greatest worry as a expectant mom was delivering the baby. After hearing multiple stories from everyone around about labor, epidural, C sec, I was terrified of the moment. Luckily for me, the birthing process was the smoothest part. 2 days before my due date I got natural labor pains. I was well dilated and… Continue reading The question that plagues every new mum “Is your feed enough?”