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Feeding your kids the right stuff

Is my child getting the right amount of food? Is he growing up properly? Is she taking all the necessary nutrients? These are the general concerns of every mother. Let’s discus some points on nutrition and food nutrients…. Nutrition is... (Continue reading)

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Chicken recipe for toddlers!

Ingredients: Chicken diced into small cubes preferably three or four small pieces. Vegetables. You can use all sorts of  vegetables. In my recipe I am using two whole beans cut into small pieces, half of a carrot sliced into small... (Continue reading)

Filling Summer Break with Fun and Learning

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(Since the summer is fast approaching, I thought of sharing this simple and yet wonderful list of things you can do with the kids over the summer. This list was sent to us by the Counseling Department of our elementary... (Continue reading)

Out of the mouth of babes…An Interview With A Preschooler

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Few days back, in a casual chat with my son, we had this very interesting conversation. An excerpt from the same Q: So Shaamak are you excited for Earth Day? Ans: Yes, I am. I’m super excited. I just can’t... (Continue reading)

Volunteering At kids’ schools – You get more than you give!

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Since leaving my day job last year, I have got heavily involved in volunteering at my kids’ elementary school. And, I must say it has been a very fulfilling experience for me. For one, I feel connected to the community... (Continue reading)

Earth Day Activities for Kids – 5 things to do

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Earth Day 2011 is April 22nd. Here are some simple ideas and activities for kids on earth day : Reading Green: Go to the library and read a book with your child. I liked Indrani’s idea. Plus the library is a great... (Continue reading)

Earth Day for Kindergarten or Preschool – 5 ideas to try with kids

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Earth day 2011 for Kindergarten or Preschool or toddlers, for that matter is an important event, with huge potential for teaching and a lot of fun. Kids have the power to change households, even the tiniest ones, and once they... (Continue reading)

Earth Day – Everyday Things to Replace with Reusables

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Disposables are attractive and convenient. But are they indispensible? We tried weaning ourselves off certain disposables and found it to be surprisingly easy. Its just that habits have become so ingrained that any break from them seem more difficult than... (Continue reading)

Top 10 things to do with kids for Earth Day

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How to celebrate earth day with kids? Earth Day 2011 is April 22nd. Leading up to it, April is Earth Month 2011. Earth day, Earth Week and now Earth Month (being popularized by retailers) is a way to celebrate the diversity and... (Continue reading)

Earth Month – Top Activities

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Activities for earth month on your mind? Below are some ideas for celebrating earth month with your family. Please add your suggestions! EARTH MONTH CALENDAR Start your planning early by building an earth month calendar with your family. Mark out... (Continue reading)

My little boy has grown up

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I am sure many of you with older children have gone through the feeling when one fine day, bang….suddenly you realise that your kid has grown up. I realised it a week back. Of course for the last 3-4 weeks... (Continue reading)

Gentle soft touch

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Amy Chua, a Harvard Graduate and Yale Law Professor seem to have created quite a stir among parents. Her book, ‘Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother’ seems to be getting rave reviews from few Chinese families who can identify themselves... (Continue reading)

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Driving dreams

Admitting to this is one of my biggest embarrassments. It’s been so long that I cant even remember how long I’ve been here in the US – and yet I don’t know how to drive. Honestly I’ve run out of... (Continue reading)

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Saving a year, are we?

This dilemma is often faced by parents of kids whose birthday falls past the school cut-off date. The dilemma is whether to follow the mandate and stay put or jump through hoops to ‘save a year’ by pushing the child... (Continue reading)

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The Santa Question

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I sometimes wonder how do other moms and dads deal with the age old and inevitable kids’ question “Is Santa real?”…..the one that falls in the same category as “Where do babies come from?” and “Why don’t girls have pee... (Continue reading)

Educational Websites for Kids

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I have compiled a list of educational websites that I have found very useful for enrichment of my now 8 and 5 year old boys. It has taken me some time to research and gather these from friends and people... (Continue reading)

The age of Ben10 and Aliens

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I am quite against the idea of letting my son be influenced by certain cartoon characters which depict violence of any form but I guess some things in life are inevitable. So despite my supreme efforts in keeping my son... (Continue reading)

Lactose Intolerant Kids School Lunch Ideas

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Lactose intolerance in kids? Here are some school lunch ideas for lactose intolerant kids that might work. Of course, you should check with your doctor to make sure these are OK for your kids. LUNCH IDEAS FOR LACTOSE INTOLERANT KIDS... (Continue reading)

Homework

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We went out of town all weekend and when we got back, I suddenly realized that homework was due….(shame on me, lazy mommy :)) The babe is in kindergarten and though we dont officially get homework, we are begining to... (Continue reading)

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Rooibos Lemonade and a cool and refreshing chat

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Summer drinks top my ordering list now. Even when I am out at cafes, I am ditching my much beloved coffee for some cool, light refreshing options.Out with friends this Friday night, I ended up ordering the ‘Rooibos Lemonade’ from... (Continue reading)

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