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April 11, 2017

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Motherhood - Start Ups, Books and Hindi!


 Motherhood has been quite a journey for me so far. I went from being a full time scientific officer at a university in Sydney to being a full time mom in Bangalore. One of my expectations from the move from Australia to India was the exposure my child would have to our culture and more importantly to our language, Hindi.

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April 06, 2017

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Start them young! How to build a reading habit! Mommy shares

natasha sharma - india's popular kids authorThe one thing that worked with my children and what I think worked for me as a child has been the fact that we were all introduced to books early on in life. I do believe that is the key to having any chance of raising a reader. How early is early? A few months old, if that.

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March 23, 2017

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Curiosity builds the brat - learn how to bring up little explorers

exploration and discovery by kidsThere is clear scientific evidence that children who are curious and explorative fare better at school, work and even relationships later in life. So how do you cultivate curiosity in your little one?

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March 11, 2017

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Celebrate the hues of life!! A safe and happy holi!

happy holiNow that you have the entire arsenal they demand, you can arm them with some safety tips as well. Here is how to keep them safe this holi. Out of sight and you’ll mind: Adult supervision is non-negotiable. Large containers of water and little children are a dangerous mix. So be present at all times. Be prepared: Keep a list of emergency contacts ready, including those of your paediatrician.

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February 27, 2017

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It is the season to spring into action! Activities for an #unplugged spring time.

 It is time to spring into action and  continue on our #unplugged journey.  Your little ones can do to discover the  delights that spring bring to all of  us. The days may be getting longer, but  it just means there is more room for fun.   Just enjoy all the sights and sounds of  nature. It is a gift that keeps on giving.  Happy spring time!

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February 09, 2017

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Stretch that circle of love this valentine’s day

This year on Valentine’s Day as you and your little ones bask in the rosy glow of love, cocooned by the warmth of family and friends, it may be time to think of sharing the privilege. Step out of that circle of love and stretch that love a little. Encourage your child to give something they still care for, to someone who has less. That may be the best valentine gift of all for time to come. Happy Valentine’s Day!  

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January 19, 2017

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How to teach your little one to be proud of their body

There's nothing like a perfect body. Everyone has a different one. Tall or short, long or thin. Just like our babies. Body images change with fashion and time. It is important to tell children that all bodies are fine as long as we strive for health and fitness. We suggest some ways you can teach your little ones to have a positive outlook on their bodies and life. 

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