Things new parents in Pakistan wish people would bring as gifts.

Most new parents are fully equipped with everything they could get their hands on for their baby. Bottle warmer to a car seat to tiny little onesies. So when you give them something they have in abundance know that your present is stacked neatly in a pile that will probably be given away. Here are few things that guarantees a long thank you note.

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Things new moms do not want to hear

First there was one and now there are two. The switch from a hormonal pregnant woman to a new mom is quite sudden. It’s nothing you’ve ever experienced before, slightly daunting, somewhat thrilling and a whole lotta frightening. For someone who goes through these varied emotions, any input be it from their friends, relatives or even strangers, specially the ones that make them feel inadequate are considered totally unwarranted. Here are few the new moms absolutely detest.

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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 🙂

What’s the problem?

The day was gorgeous. Bright and sunny and not too hot. Just as I like it. Well to be honest I actually prefer the grey gloominess of a cloudy day and even better if it’s pouring hard. Anyway so there I am enjoying my day at a music event with my little one surrounded by people who also seem to be having a great time. Until I heard a girl barely out of her potty pants (she must be in her twenties but felt the need to wear ill fitted pants that only made it seem as if she is wearing adult diapers) grunt and sigh and more. Her urghs and yukhs were too loud and I could only feel sorry for her for going through whatever she was going through.. Maybe her fart was stuck up her ass and she couldn’t let it out. Baichari.

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