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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

How to prepare your toddler for a new baby?

If you have been following this blog, you must have noticed that we welcomed a cute bundle of Joy a month back. In this post, I wanted to talk of how you could prepare your toddler to make the entire episode a happy one. It is such an awesome news that the family will grow, but it is quiet overwhelming and challenging for your toddler. Here are some tips that we used that kind of eased or transitioned our toddler… Read More

8 Ideas for Montessori Pre-Reading Activities

Learning to read is not a race while there is so much emphasis on phonics these days. The child has to be ready before they start reading on their own, if not it leads to frustration. Pre-reading activities or reading readiness is like a warm-up before you start exercising. I have a curated list of free printables which you can directly download from the websites. Montessori explains that the sensitive period for language is from 0-6. Reading aloud books and… Read More

A Happy Positive C-Section Birth Story

It’s been two weeks since I had a newborn.  I wanted to share my positive C-section story with you all. C-section and happy positive in the same sentence? Well, I did have one 🙂 Three years back when I was pregnant with my first born, all the pregnancy books I read spoke about vaginal birth (vaginal birth only). I was so confident that I would have a vaginal birth and C-section was not the word for me. I assumed and… Read More

My Parenting Goals to Make Life Better in 2017

2016 was a busy year for me.  The blog turned into an ecommerce website and since then things have been too hectic. And then I got pregnant. My positive parenting went for a toss every now and then with my toddler clinging on to my legs or him stuck to me in the name of breastfeeding. Blame it on my hormones 🙂 We all strive to be better parents every day, don’t we?  So do I.No matter how hard my… Read More

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