Thursday, 20 October 2016


The much awaited festival of the year is around the corner. We all are busy with cleaning our houses and offices. Preparing for the coming festival season is so much fun.

The kids too are excited about the festival. They are eager to get new clothes and gifts. They are thrilled to burst crackers too. Being a parent, I have always believed that I must involve my son in most of the activities that are happening around. So this year I thought of involving him during his Diwali break.

Following are the few activities which I have either already done with him or plan to do it in his holidays :

1.Cleaning cupboard : This is one of the most important task in Diwali. It can get tedious but at the same time it can be made into a fun activity. So I asked him to arrange his clothes category wise. So he decided to segregate by keeping shirts together, T shirts, shorts, pants, undergarments, socks and his Indian wear.  Then came to organise his accessories like belts,  caps, watches and sunglasses. He enjoyed this process. I can confidently say that he has started to understand the concept of segregation and organisation.

2. Card Making : Since he doesn't like to draw much,  we have assembled sticking material to make Diwali cards for his friends and family.

3. Gifting : Most of the Indian families follow this custom of sending  gifts to each other houses for Diwali. Involving him to wrap those gifts will be a fun activity too.

4. Cooking : The idea of cooking and serving something together will motivate and excite them to participate. So one of the evenings we made his favourite sandwich and he enjoyed every bite of it.

5. Rangoli : This is one thing which I look forward during Diwali. Pratham too has enjoyed watching me making Rangolis. This is time it will be Mother son Duo making one.

Likewise there are many activities which we can involve our child to keep them engaged. Right use of their talent and creativeness will definitely help them in achieving their goals.


Tuesday, 16 August 2016

And my vacation begins..

The long school vacation is over and now most of us are back to the daily routine. I was so waiting for the school to reopen so that Pratham can get back to his routine of school and I can get back to my routine.For 2 months I never had a routine. I was just around him all the time, trying to entertain him with activities, holiday planning,  play dates and many more such things.

It's now that I feel my vacation has begun where I can plan things for myself. I can make plans to meet my friends since Pratham is in school. At times, I do feel guilty that I'm a bad mom because I want "me"  time. But then I think that's needed to think about ourselves as moms and also we get refreshed once we meet others. Even a simple task like cupboard cleaning or even arranging clothes need time. But when the child is around, moms can never think of doing it. Taking a 30 mins nap during odd hours of the day, feels rejuvenated.

Ah!  Pratham is back from school so I have to go and next blog will come soon..

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Review - The New Pampers Premium Pants

In today's fast moving generation,  it is so difficult to keep changing toddler's diapers again and again. Its getting hotter and humid day by day.  So the child tends to get rash around his sensitive areas due to continuous wearing of diapers.
The New Pampers Premium Pants is the right choice for my 4 years old nephew who faces the above mentioned problems. The long hours of absorbing nature of the diaper let's him play for hours without any irritation. The hypoallergenic lotion of aloe Vera keeps his skin safe and prevents rashes.
The diapers are smooth like talcum powder that it doesn't feel he is wearing a diaper. And the most important is the snug like fit of The New Pampers Premium Pants that makes him and his mumma so comfortable as it doesn't leak the fluid.
There are cute graphics on the pants which makes them different from regular diapers.
The New Pampers Premium Pants are reasonably priced and easily available at most of the shops and chemists. They are also easily available online too.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

"Mumma, that's not out" says Pratham

I was aware that a child can change your life but never knew this way.
I have never been a sports person. I like to watch games but never followed any in particular.  This could be because I never had a brother who would watch or follow sports.  My dad followed tennis so I knew few rules of it but nothing more than that.
So when I got married,  I saw how someone could love a game.  Yes,  I am talking about my husband,  Pranay following cricket. My father in law and my sister in law too loved the game. But he was at another level.  The only thing I knew about cricket was Sachin Tendulkar and that also because of newspapers.
Pranay watched all possible matches whether they were test matches, 1 day matches or series (thank God IPL didn't exist that time). He would watch any match 100th time but yet see it as if watching it for the first time. That was his LOVE  for cricket.
I never tried to understand this game and was amused at the fact 11 people running after a ball.
So when I was blessed with a baby boy, I decided that cricket would never be given a preference.
Today, my 5 years old breathes only cricket.  He knows the names of most of the team captains with their bowling,  batting and wicket keeping techniques.  He also knows most of the players of each team (IPL and Nation teams). He made sure that I also learn and like cricket.  Off side,  leg side,  no ball,  wide ball,  fours,  sixes and Many more are the terms taught to me by my son,  Pratham.  He tells me who is batting,  bowling and who will come next.  He can recognize the players even if they wearing helmet.
Today, I sit with him and watch most of the matches and also accompany him to stadium to watch matches (I have never accompanied Pranay).
Pratham's favorite IPL team is Mumbai Indians and he loves to be called ROHIT SHARMA.

Pratham's all friends watch cartoons on TV or on YouTube. But pratham chooses to watch only cricket matches.

I call him Cricket "addict".  Yes,  anyone reading this would be surprised to read this word but he is truelly loves this sport.  People who knows us and him will also agree and understand why I am saying it. 

It makes me feel so proud when a Stanger comes and tells me " I know you are Pratham's mom and he truelly loves cricket". 

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

A Tough Decision

It has been a roller coaster ride for me since my son was born.  Accomplishing all the milestones have been a challenge and fun too.  My friends kept making plans to go on a holiday leaving kids back at home but my conscience never allowed me to leave pratham for few days.  He has his Dadi,  Bade Papa,  Nani,  Nana, Masi and Bua who he loves and can stay with them too.  I always preferred to go for a 3 to 4 hours party where I would came back and see him sleeping.  When I wake up in the morning,  I would see him.  So this has been the routine for almost 5 years.
I always read or heard from parents that a break without kids is needed in today's lifestyle.  Main Reasons being :
A)  Child learns to be independent.
B)  the "WE"  time : The couple gets to spend time with each other as they barely talk anything else besides child related things.
C) As parents, we also get a break from our daily chores.

But this never made a big difference as I was never prepared to leave him alone for days. So we missed out on many activities which could be done only as couples.I always looked for family oriented outings and activities. My husband planned only boys trip.  But I could never think of leaving my son back home with his Papa and going on a holiday. 

But then comes up a very good friend's wedding which was outstation. It was important that we both attend it but we couldnt let my son bunk his school.  So after many ifs and buts,  it was decided that only my hubby and I go for the wedding leaving my son behind with my in-laws n my parents. 


Too many questions going on in my mind.  Is it the right thing am I doing? Will he be OK when I am not around? Will he hate me because I left him and went?
Ufff.. No end to the the anxiousness.

The final day came when we were leaving.  I was scared that he would cry if I left in front of him. So the thought came that I should leave when he is not around.  But then I felt that he should see me going with my suitcase so he knows I amnot around for few days. He was absolutely fine and smiling when I left though I had tears in my eyes. Till I reached airport,  I kept on thinking what he must be doing. On reaching the destination,  I called him up and he was absolutely fine.

We attended the functions and wedding and it was time to be back home.  I was super excited to Hug Pratham.
On reaching Mumbai,  I was thrilled to see his reaction.  Every minute seemed like an hour.  AND there he disembarks his school Bus.  We both hugged each other as if we met after years.  Wow..  What a feeling.

So true," There are lot of things that I am proud of but Nothing can beat being a Mom."