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Moved to a New Blog!

Hi,

Thanks for being part of my blog community!… you guys have made my blog a success and now i have moved to a new blog 🙂 Would request you to visit my new blog, share your thoughts and join me in my new start!

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Lots of love

Vandana

Ramayana I: The Tale of Four Princes!!!

Its a great play to  role-play with kids 🙂

Ramayana I: The Tale of Four Princes.

Finds: Let’s learn Hindi- Hindi varnmala App!

In today’s time, Parents are often scouting options to make kids learn in a fun way!!! Some like to learn through books, some through nature and others through gadgets!!!…I think educational apps are fun way to teach your kids that helps them learn, understand technology and keeps them busy for few hours 🙂

You may find many good apps to learn English or math but you hardly have any good apps to learn Hindi! Don’t you think we need more apps to help our kid’s learn Hindi…. Huh?

Let’s learn Hindi is a a Hindi varnmala flash card app for kids between 2 to 5 years and this one app is compatible with all apple products (Iphone, Ipad, Ipod generation 3).It’s a fun, lively, colorful and interactive app!!!!! The app uses simple images of fruits, animals and general things that help in building kids vocabulary.

When you enter the game Let’s learn hindi you see all the 36 letters! Choose any letter to enter into the letter’s world, each letter world contains three activities; one allows kids to investigate the interactive objects, another aids them in increasing their phonetics and vocabulary and, lastly you can practice your writing skills with tracing a letter feature!

As a kid tabs to enter the letter world he has this whole interactive world to discover where he has to press, tab, slide to explore. he ends up blowing balloons, cleaning teeth, and fly paper aeroplanes!!!!

Another good feature is alphabet tracing! It help kids learn how to write a letter and have different color chalks shades so that your kid can have some color writing fun too!

here is the quick video of the app!

Bottom line: I think its a very handy app for teaching kids hindi consonants. It has good UI, navigation and illustrations. For Indians staying abroad its a must-have app as its little tough to source Hindi books :-). Would have been nice if the app covered vowels and had more fun element like drawing or recording. But, still I think Its a very good app for learning Hindi varnmala for its price, USD 2. You can download the app from app store.

Vandana

To know more about them visit them at Let’s learn hindi and join there FB community Let’s learn hindi ON FB

Disclaimer: I received this product for review but all thoughts in this article are mine 🙂 and so may vary!!!

A letter at 7 months!

Lv, you are 7 months old now (u turned 7 months y’day) it’s totally, utterly hard for me to believe. It seems just yesterday we drive you home from the hospital…you were so tiny and fragile but now you are no more a newborn…You are my oh so grown-up girl and we had seven months full of joy with you!

7 hours old!

 

I am posting this letter a day later because we had a busy day! I took you to a birthday party and later we had to catch up for dinner at Nani’s house. They had their anniversary dinner party. I must admit you are a Social butterfly in making!!

When you turned 7 months!

Now, you look more like your dad..actually a xerox of him!

You are a charmer. Yes! To-tuh-ly!!!!!! Even in your worse mood…you will charm all the new faces you see around :-)…I love this thing about you!!!

You are a big time foodie! You like real food.. Yes…. what mum, dad n everyone else eats. You love fruits, veggies, oats and puddings… but your favorite is dad’s subway sandwich! You just can’t let him eat alone and you eat as if he will finish it and you will get nothing :-).. You still breast-fed 10 times a day and you eat twice a day… 🙂

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You love being outside but can’t stay strapped in the strollers for more than 15 mins…and you love when I carry you in your baby carrier. These days you are enjoying your park dates with your Dadi :-)…You hate car-rides…. on our road trips we sometime have to stop and walk you around!

I think your favorite person is me! but after me it has to be Nanu…damn you go to him even when I am standing holding you and he’s sitting… you can lie on his tummy for minutes without moving :-). He’s the only one who can make you sleep without crying! You still get up every 2 hours at night but we manage 10 hours sleep :-).

You have the most curious mind now…you would want to pick, hold, grab, jump and taste everything that you see around you… you love your toys but you love our toys more :)… (jewellery, bags, ipad, iPhone, camera covers, remotes, blackberry you surely know how all of them taste :-)…You just can’t sit anymore, whole day we hold and make you walk 🙂… I think you will start crawling soon 🙂…and I keep debating should I get you a jumparoo or walker but you surely seem to be a walker baby who would love to cruise in her Beetle :-)…but what if you do bang bang boom with it …huh?!

You are really interested in conversations...you start babbling when I talk to someone on phone…you now look at me and say mum…ummuuumm..and you say this even more when you hungry!!

If you are happy and you know it clap your hands! this is exactly what you do when you happy..! you clap, babbles…bang your hands on table 🙂 we go crazy seeing you like that :-)..you mimic my good byes and claps too….:-).

You still bath in your puj! You seat there so cutely when we prep for your bath. You love bathing…and water is your favorite toy! (We should do some water fun soon) but, you totally hate dressing or changing diapers! it’s so tough to dress u up!!!

Your favorite spot in the house is your changing station! you hate to get change but you can spend hours lying and playing there…:-)

You have one tooth, weigh 7 kg and around 67 cms tall!!

The best thing is YOU STILL LET ME SNUGGLE YOU :-)

God bless you my baby!!

 

Busy mom’s perfect exercise program!!

A new mom is always pressed with time and taking out time for her workout is just so difficult. You join gym but can’t keep up with your schedule because your baby was unwell or your husband was unavailable to babysit…and at the end your exercise routine and drive goes down the drain…. 🙂

“Busy mom’s perfect exercise program is the one that involves her and the baby”

 A mom always put herself last in her priority list and always choose her kid over her own needs so best is to combine her kid’s time with her exercise time!!!!

So, if you are a busy mom who struggles to find time to exercise here are some ideas:

  • Walking with your baby secured in a sling, carrier or riding in a stroller is a great cardio exercise. It helps you stay in shape without making much effort, you should start walking at a comfortable pace and gradually increase the length and intensity.

  • Stroller-exercises are very popular in the west where you have stoller exercise programs. Well, in India you dont have trainers for it but you can train yourself. So, snap your baby in stroller and you can walk, run, or do exercise.
  • Baby Naptime can be used as your mom exercise time, you can run a mile on treadmill or skip a rope.
  • Mom & baby exercise is another great option that you can do at home or outdoors. You hold, lift and pull your baby as a prop and he gets so excited with all the fun around him..

busy  om's perfect exercise regime

  • Kegels our old friend can be done anywhere at anytime. You can do this while watching TV, making bottles or making your baby sleep …just make a conscious effort.
  • If you love Practicing yoga, Pilate, Zumba, aerobics then do it with your baby. You can either request your instructor to teach you along with your baby or buy DVDs or download few videos and you are ready for a new workout!!

  • Organize exercise park dates with your friends so that you can exercise together and take turns in taking care of baby and exercise.

So mommas if you have been lazy lately and not been exercising hope these suggestion help you find you your suited exercise regime…. gear on and get going……

If you do exercise and think it let you create balance and stay fit…share your mantra…:-)

Why stay connected to your non-mom friends!

 

Yes, your life is on different tangent, most of your day goes in taking care of kids…your only savior is your mommy friend with whom you plan play dates, go out for stroller exercises, catch up with mom & toddler program but don’t let go your non-mom friends…

Here’s why you should stay connected to your non-mom gang:

Mommies are always on a run, they don’t get a day off …but every mom needs time off and so do you!! Take time off from kids, family and other mommy friends… Go catch up with your non-mom friends.

They will check on your kids and love seeing their recent pictures but trust me your whole evening will not just go away discussing baby burps, poop & diapers!

Remember they are still not that boring lot, which world tag all mommies in… 🙂 you can be part of all things happening and realse that you can talk on other stuff too.

They will let you meet your old self. Yes, that girl with whom you can’t relate much… but she’s part of you and so are your friend’s. For a new mom life changes after baby and its natural that you lose touch with your friends but with little understanding in friends your friendship can really blossom!

Best part about this gang is that they can hangout with you!!! They are available to be with you for a quick round of coffee, spa or just shopping!

Mommies so how do you stay connected with your non-mom friends …share how you manage your relationships with them …… we love great tips!

Squiggle, designer kids furniture!


Visiting Squiggle is an absolute delight if you are looking for something other than clichéd plastic toys!  Niyatee Sharma, designer-mother founded Squiggle in 2011 when she was looking for not so usual toys for her son!

Squiggle’s has fun range of kids’ products that includes

Animal rockers, floor cushions, bookshelves, wall clocks and to be launched study tables. Their products are inspired by nature and are handmade with environment friendly products.

The products that we absolutely adore are:

Animal Rockers: We all love ours traditional rocking horse. But, how about these other animal shape rocker… Sheep, elephant & donkey! Oh they are just so stylish and will surely keep your tot all so fascinated…

Bookshelves: They do beautiful nature-inspired bookshelves…they have 2 designs-tree & crocodile shelves.

The standout feature of the Crocodile bookshelf is that its ‘teeth’ can be used to hang the child’s knick-knacks and it’s a very versatile statement piece, which can be mounted in kids or in a living room.

 

To explore their range you can visit their Fb page: https://www.facebook.com/squigglefurniture

They do shipment across India.

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