Moments that test you as a parent.

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Thank you for the music

Have you ever met a kid who doesn’t move or flap his/her arms like a chicken when listening to a song or two? They can’t help it; they are just naturally fascinated by a melody. They immerse themselves into a song they like and keep going back to it over n over again. Now if we talk about studies, there aren’t any on whether kids of young age benefit anything from listening to music but then who needs studies and researches when what you see proofs it works. You get a happier, chirpier musical child!!

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Ma, bacha aur Potty.

People talk about sleepless nights, the barfs, they warn you about the boob rejection, sleep refusal but NO ONE talks about the poop. You only recognize its significance after seeing a tar like poop that comes out of your your baby. You freak out, call your doctor, and search online. Double check with your ma, your grandma, motherinlaw, chacchi, phoopi, khala, maama etc etc and then you post a query one one of the post pregnancy facebook forums.

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Homemade Playdough

Playdough is fun. Lots of fun. Kids love it. So much so that they try and eat it too. And that’s something we wouldn’t want our kids to do. Hai na? There are some non-toxic play doughs available in other countries but not everyone can get their hands on those.  So parents like us either keep an eye on their kids or deprive them from the joy of playing with playdough.  You can make homemade play dough thats totally safe and is super easy to make. Al you need are these ingredients:

Flour 1 Cup, Cream of Tartar 1 Tablespoon, Warm Water 1 Cup, Salt ½ Cup, Few drops of your favorite food color/s and 1 Tablespoon of vegetable oil.

Mix all of the ingredients together in a pan and stir over low heat. The mixture will begin to thicken. Keep mixing till it’s lumpy but not sticky. Allow the dough to cool and start kneading till it becomes lump free and smooth. Dribble in few drops of food color and knead some more. Your dough is done.

You can store it in an airtight container for as long as 6 months and if you somehow manage to keep it for that long, don’t forget to drop us a message. For we all know its  lifespan is usually less than a month.

Happy kneading 🙂

You know you’re lucky if…

You know you are lucky if you have friends that are by your side when you are at your saddest.

You know you are lucky if you have friends who call you every hour to check if you need anything.

You know you are lucky if you have friends who believe in you more than yourself.

You know you are lucky if you have friends who show up so you don’t feel lonely.

I am definitely the luckiest person in the world to know girls who are kind, beautiful, talented and just incredible.

I thought I was ready. Prepared for what I was told will happen post pregnancy. Every book I read, every advice I got was a lie. I wasn’t ready, not even close. I went through emotions I didn’t know existed. I didn’t understand why it was happening. Postpartum depression was something I never thought I’d go through but I did. I was full of self-doubt and uncertainty; felt severely insignificant. It was tough and I am not sure I’ve completely recovered but I do know that I am more aware of myself than I ever was. I know what I want and I know what I can get. I wish I could say it was all easy but it wasn’t and if it weren’t for some amazing women in my life whose constant attention, care and support led me through, I don’t think I would’ve survived.

So to my lovelies.  Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!