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8 Ways How Slow Parenting Helps the Mom in Me

I am 30 today. With age, I am starting to look at my life in a different angle. When I look back, I see that I have always been running a race aka what others call it living a life. But the last few months have been different. I am trying to slow down and thereby being mindful. I celebrate each day like it is a gift. I take things slow. I do not rush myself nor my children. I… Read More

5 Reasons why You Should Place Your Books Front Facing

Have you ever thought of why front facing books are the best? Without much ado, lets get on to the reasons 1. The image on the book covers are seen instead of the books’ side view. It makes picking a book easier instead of surfing for the books. 2. The front facing looks tidier, inviting and there is more probability children will pick up those books. 3. You can place only a limited number of books and that way there… Read More

Our Tryst with Bridges- Types of Bridges and Bridge Building

Queens Hat has been one of our recent preferred reads. It is my husband’s favorite book as well…sshhhh This book with simple illustrations take us through the city of London starting with the Buckingham Palace. That is the whole blessing of books isn’t- to take you to a different world through its pages? Yes. This book shows pictures of Big Ben, London Zoo, the underground, the London eye, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge. The bridge got our attention. We quickly wanted… Read More

Our Butterfly Study

We once spotted one of the prettiest butterflies in the garden when D was close to 2 years old or so. Ever since we loved spotting butterflies in all places. It instantly lifts D and me up even on bad days. A week back we had gone to Guindy national park and they even had a huge butterfly garden which is a  must watch sight if you happen to be in Chennai. At this stage we aren’t exploring butterfly identification… Read More

Tracing my Diwali Memories

My folks did not celebrate Diwali as a family. Yet Diwali festival remains close to my heart. I grew up in a small coastal town and all festivals were taken seriously. They had traditions and customs guarded and followed year after year, generation after generation. My Diwali memories start from when I was 10 years or so. Sis and I started with a bath, wore our new dresses. Sometimes, the dress which was worn earlier and then saved( not worn… Read More

Here’s to New Beginnings

I have been missing in action for ages. I have been racking my brain with my online shop and it had me clocked up. Packing the orders and dealing with customer support took all my time away from my kids and I missed out on the things I loved like baking, doing activities for my lo and blogging about it. Now that the business is built and exponentially growing steadily, we are moving on to the next level. I do have… Read More

What does a newborn baby really needs?

Note: This blog post has some shop finds and links listed below. These are all my personal opinion and I am no way paid to write this. All products have been shopped by me for my personal use . If you have been reading my blog you would have known that we are slowly embracing minimalism and we also have a new baby at home. We are not super-minimalist yet we haven’t fallen prey to the baby consumer market. I… Read More

How to Introduce Puzzles to Toddlers?

How to Introduce Puzzles to Toddlers? – Our way of doing it. You know puzzles are good, but have no idea which one to pick from the umpteen options amazon shows? Are you clueless on how to introduce puzzles to your little toddler? I was once there too and I needed help in picking up the right ones for my little peanut 🙂 Did you know that puzzles help the child in so many aspects from logical thinking, hand eye… Read More

Why should children get bored?

Why should children get bored? My thoughts   As a parent we think it is important to keep the child active and busy, for we have been told an idle mind is devil’s workshop. In pursuit of keeping the child busy are we limiting their natural inclination to access simple things available around them and find the ‘fun ‘ in it. Yes it is important for me to keep my child busy with different activities, it is equally important for… Read More

Baby and Montessori Interlocking Discs

When I was pregnant with my second one, I looked up on the internet for newborn materials. And these Montessori interlocking discs was my most desired of all.  I had ours handmade for I couldn’t find them here in India. As this would be doubling up as a teething material, I wanted to make sure a wood that is safe for the kid was being used. I like this best because the baby could hold this in different angles, also… Read More

Why you should also read paperbacks to your kids?

If you have been following us and surfing through our website, you would have known that my toddler boy and I absolutely adore books. We introduced books to him when he was 18-20 months old. We took him to the bookstores and kept browsing for books, while he got to touch the books and explored them. Serious reading started few months later and he was introduced to a variety of picture books. What I realized was that most of the… Read More

Egg Shell Cracking and Slicing Activities

I must have been 10 or 12 years when I cracked the first egg for my omelets. As a child I always thought that eggs were to be handled by adults. Oh boy, how wrong was I. My little ones tryst with eggs began when he was 18 months old and he is more of a pro now. We do have our hit and misses, nevertheless he generally does a clean job 🙂 I decided to take it to the… Read More

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