Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Ways to Make Summer Holidays Interesting for Kids!



Moms get scary and restless at the thought of approaching summer holidays of kids, whether it is a working mom or stay at home. Both dread at the thought of a long summer vacation of kids, while children are overjoyed and go berserk.


The children plan a long To-do-list in vacations and one month ahead, they start dreaming how to roll out their plans in coming holidays.


No issue of getting scolds from Mom & Pa for not getting off bed in early mornings.

No tension of daily homework.

Fewer Studies, More Playtime, Watching TV Shows, Playing virtual games, visiting friends and families, excursion, blah, blah, blah.

They are so busy in their own world that they are not able to sense on growing dread on the faces of the Moms.

I have created the scene which happens around especially in nuclear families, where Mom has to tackle lot of things, home, kids, office, external and internal affairs. These days, Pops do share the responsibilities, still Mom care is a large and hectic business.

Rewind and go back in your childhood days. You too was the same as your kids are, rather I would say that the kids of today are more civilized compared to our childhood. Hope, you all agree with me.

Chalk out feasible routines so that it is easy for you as a Mom and the best for your kids.


Plan an Excursion




Plan an excursion with family. Book the tickets just after the vacation resumes…you will be wondering, why I am suggesting to start the vacation with an excursion.

Reason is that the kids are full of energy to celebrate their vacations. If they stay back, it will be tough to manage them indoors whereas if they go on outing, their untapped energy will be exhausted in a positive way. You both will get break from your regular chores and the whole family will have a great fun and stress of all will disappear.

When you return after excursions, you will be filled with zest to do something better and mind will be relaxed and fresh, so kids can test your patience.

Kids will slowly settle down after fun of excursion and can be manageable.


For Working Moms


If you are working, pack your kitchen with readymade or homemade snacks, because the children need some delicacies to munch.
Pack your fridge with their favourite fruits, Mangoes are the favourite of children, squashes, sauces, jelly and ice-cream to spend their hot days with cold delicious delicacies.


For Stay at Home Moms



Keep grocery stock ready at home so that the children can relish on the savouries prepared by you. Here, I am being bit partial and giving freedom to working Moms to choose readymade stocks.  Mama. Be ready to display your culinary skills, this vacation. Normally, during school days, stress is more of studies and keeping up with the time-table, for both Mom and kids. During vacation, toss the time table and use the relaxed schedule to cook your children’s favourite’s and self-favourite dishes. It will be fun if you engage your kids to help you in chores, such as baking, laying down tables or any other fun activity. To make the vacation memorable, throw a small picnic party with their friends and neighbours. The smile on their faces will steal your heart.


Engage in Fun-Activities

Arts & Crafts Classes





Discover the interest of your child and make them invest in their favourite art and craft activity, such as painting, sketching, dancing and music, gardening, and other hobby classes. If you are adept in any art and craft, tutor them else admit them in summer hobby classes.

If your child has inclination in any art and he/she can explore on their own, encourage indulging. It will be a good pastime and energy can be focussed in positive channel.

Summer camps



Nowadays, summer camps are arranged for the children during summer vacation and sportive and interesting activities are taught with fun and play. The children learn up the things easily because of the medium of instruction is to learn via play. They enjoy and find engaging and they grasp easily. I know of many summer camps where they teach how to take care of plants, first-aid, personal hygiene and self-grooming, how to arrange room and keep surroundings clean. Through play and skid, they are encouraged to weave interesting stories and enact on them. The activities are sync with the age of the children. I have seen positive results in children attending summer camps, particularly the introverts shed their skin after interaction with summer camps and they learn many new activities and etiquettes at summer camp.

Word of caution, visit summer camps to see how they involve children in their activities and is it good to get your child enrolled. Summer camps are cropping up, so before getting them admitted, inquire about their credentials.

Swimming Classes






It is fun for kids to play in water. Enroll them in swimming classes, it is one of the best exercise and fun and frolic for school going kids.

Encourage Reading Habits


In digital world, paperbacks are taking backseat but still I feel that children should be encouraged to read books. Reading books enriches vocabulary and instill interest and instigates creativity and imagination power. Buy books as per their age and interest and allot minimum one hour of reading hour every day. To make reading hour interesting, they can read in a group of friends.


Encourage to Complete Summer Projects & Assignments


Ask them at what time they are comfortable to carry on their summer assignments and make them complete their assignments. Guide them but don’t write their projects and assignments. Let their imagination run and let them learn through trial and error. Make them understand completing them through the stretch of vacation instead of attending it at the last moment and getting stressed. Regular studies are beneficial for children.


Disclaimer:

The views expressed are my own, gained from my own experiences and observations. If anything offends you, do share, I am open to corrections and suggestions.
 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Selfie Moments are the Moments to Be Cherished Always! #Mobiistar







Since my childhood days, I have great craving to capture beautiful moments and events. In our era, the camera was quite complicated because the compact camera did not exist in those times. I had to make repeated requests to elders to take a clip of the beautiful moment that I wanted to preserve in my album.


When I was in my secondary school, my father bought a compact camera, wherein, to capture or shoot, you just had to click the button and the snap was captured. It was captured in seconds, but we had to wait for the reel to finish and then it was delivered to studio for developing and then after long wait, we could have glimpse of the clipped pictures.


In those era, photography was rare, not so popular and people had to visit studios to shoot photographs or camera men were appointed for the special events and occasions.

With the introduction of mobile with camera, clippings became easy and there is no waiting period to watch the clippings. You can take innumerable snaps and can see and forward to your system or to your friend.

The Selfie mode made selfies popular such as rage for selfie experience and I have coined this term as “Selfie rage.” The people are busy taking selfies of each and every moment, at times, it looks silly but people have developed craze for selfie experience and day by day, the rage is deepening.

I still catch the special moments with friends, families, with nature and store in my mobile and transfer to my system when mobile alarms, “Not in a mood to accept more.”  😜


Rarely, I take selfie of my own, there are two reasons behind this, first one, I get over conscious and the snap comes out with frown and sad faces and I press Del button to delete it from the mobile gallery.


When my kids visit after long duration, I long to capture those precious moments with my kids and thankfully, the selfie frozen moments comes out beautiful and with poise. Those moments are my real selfie experience.




Just see this snap of mine, with my two young boys, escorting me from both sides. The moment that is frozen with them are the moments of pride and happiness for me, to watch my yesterday’s little boys grown into handsome Men. The feeling that sails through cannot be deciphered in words, it can only be felt and the feeling is very soothing.

I request youngsters to be alert while taking selfie and avoid in busy traffic, near railway track or trains or on hills and in water- bodies.

Make selfie experience memorable by newly introduced Mobiistar phone, which is an amalgamation of exquisite features and #EnjoyMore.

Features of Mobiistar suggests that people like me who are not so well-versed in capturing sharp selfies will be able to do with Mobiistar phone.

Mobiistar is introducing a phone with front, dual selfie camera that captures a 120° wide-angle shot and a large number of people can be captured at one time. Drop in at Flipkart to know more about its specifications, price and availability of Mobiistar phone.The salient features are mind-blowing, so if you are planning to buy a phone, then go for Mobiistar, no second thought. I have made up my mind to buy one for my personal use.



Let Your Child Play with Colors! #Review of Mamaearth’s Clean Cuties Skin Cleaner





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This time, I hereby present the review of Mamaearth’s Clean Cuties Skin Cleaner, which helps to remove any stubborn stains from your baby’s skin and is gentle on baby’s skin.

The remarkable thing about Mamaearth’s products are they are
Made Safe Certified and dermatologically tested, & hypoallergenic; hence totally safe for the babies, toddlers and kids. Mama’s worries are over with the products of Mamaearth.

As babies start crawling, Mom’s concern increases and she has to be extra cautious, still they mess with Mom’s lipsticks, eye-liner and nail paint and as they grow, they mess up more with color pens, inks and pencils. The stains don’t go easily in spite of washing with soap & liquid.

Mamaearth has introduced Clean Cuties Skin Cleaner, and Mama can relax now. Spray few drops on the skin and wipe with cotton and the stain vanishes.

Clean Cuties Skin Cleaner




Product Description: 

It is a skin cleanser and cleans the toughest marks and stains that kid’s accidentally mess with or gets stained while playing any game or recreational activity. It is formulated with plant based cleanser and no harsh solvents are present so highly safe for children. It has antibacterial properties embedded in it to prevent children’s skin from any skin ailments. It moisturizes the skin and keeps it soft and supple. It is Certified Toxin free and contains no traces of Alcohol, SLS, Paraben, Sulfated Surfactants, Preservatives and Synthetic Ingredients.




Packaging: 

It comes in a sturdy plastic bottle with dual caps and a pump dispenser. Packaging is such that there is no chance of spillage it can be carried easily. It comes in the hue of white and green, the colour of nature. Pump dispenser avoids over usage and you can take the amount as required.

Ingredients: 

It is formulated by using Lavender & Chamomile water, Purified water, Coconut, Coconut oil, Rind of Orange.

Pricing: 199/100 ml.

Shelf Life: Two years.


Product Review

As in practice as soon as I receive the product, I try and test on me, first before handing over to kids. Deliberately, I smeared ink and eye liner on my hands and after half an hour, sprayed Mamaearth’s Clean Cuties Skin Cleaner on the messed up area. Took a cotton ball and wiped and really, it vanished without any extra effort. So nice, I jumped with joy because I watch my sis-in-law reactions when my nephew smears himself with some stubborn stains. She has to rub his body with soap or liquid many times to get rid of stains and finally, his clothes are changed and her activity is full of hassles. I showed her the pack and detailed her about the product and she exclaimed, WOW, now, I will be spared and even baba won’t have to face trouble or listen my sermons when I am in panic state. She has been using for her son and is happy with it and she has advised her friends and neighbours to use Mamaearth’s Clean Cuties Skin Cleaner. Her experience has led her to market the product through mouth and she appreciates Mamaearth’s vision.


Buy from Amazon, Nykaa and Mamaearth website.

My Ratings: 4.5/5


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I received the PR samples and my opinion is honest & unbiased.





Thursday, May 17, 2018

Mamaearth Nourishing Hair Oil for Babies! #Reviews






Again, I am back with the reviews of Nourishing Hair Oil for Babies. Give a massage to your loved one and enjoy the feel.



Mamaearth is continuously working with an insight to introduce phenomenal products in the market for the babies, safe and easy to use and hypoallergenic.


Babies skin are delicate and they require safe products that does not steal away the softness and suppleness of the skin, rather it should add in to enhance the skin texture of tender babies.

Nourishing Hair Oil for Babies


Product Description: 

Hair oil is a must for babies to take care of their hair and scalp. A regular gentle massage helps to lull them to peaceful sleep and strengthens the hair roots and promotes hair growth. It is Made Safe Certified and dermatologically tested. Generally, babies suffer from cradle cap in initial days of infancy, this nourishing oil rescues babies from cradle cap and reduces Mom’s concern. It is free from Paraffin Wax, Mineral Oil, Silicones, Dyes, Petrolatum, Artificial Fragrance and SLS.




Packaging: 



It comes in a sturdy plastic bottle with dual caps and a pump dispenser. Packaging is such that there is no chance of spillage while travelling and it can be carried easily. It comes in the hue of white and green, the colour of nature. Pump dispenser enables to take the amount as required.


Ingredients: 



Sesame Oil, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil, Vitamin E, Lavender Oil and Caprylic Capric Triglycerides. All are derived from plants, so it is an amalgamation of products derived from nature and free from synthetic components and harsh chemicals.


Pricing: 299/100ml

Shelf Life: Two years from the date of manufacture.

Product Review

Whenever I purchase some new body essential products, at first, I try on myself. It is the mother’s instinct that does not allow me to use directly on the babies. After usage, I felt pleasant and the mild scent of hair oil is quite soothing. This time, I used the products on my nephew and we were delighted with the results. It is good for giving gentle hair massage to infants, toddlers and kids. I am reviewing it after using it for near about a month and I and my sis-in-law are happy with the results. It leaves the hair smooth and cleanses the scalp and after massage, my nephew lulls to sleep. He enjoys getting a head massage as he enjoys the touch of his Mamma and the Mamaearth Nourishing Hair Oil. It is fully absorbed into the scalp and it is non-sticky.



Buy from Amazon, Nykaa and Mamaearth website.

My Ratings: 4.5/5




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I received the PR samples and my opinion is honest & unbiased.


ALTBalaji ropes in Bollywood actress Sandeepa Dhar for ‘The Family – It’s a bloody business’







ALTBalaji’s next show titled ‘The Family – It’s a bloody business’ has some big faces hailing from, both film and TV industry. After roping in the talented Vivek Oberoi, Ravi Kishan and Rithvik Dhanjani to play the leads, the makers have now signed up Bollywood actress Sandeepa Dhar.




Sandeepa, who has been part of films like ‘Heropanti’ and ‘Dabangg 2’ is making her digital debut with the show and will be seen essaying the role of Shweta, who is Ravi Kishan and Vivek Oberoi’s sister.

Owing to the popularity of crime dramas in the International digital space, ALTBalaji is the first Indian OTT platform all set to explore the genre that focuses on the dark world of the mafia land. Starring Vivek Oberoi, Ravi Kishan and Rithvik Dhanjani in pivotal roles, the shoot for the show has begun and is surely a one to look out for on the ALTBalaji app and the website.

Kartik Aaryan Roped In To Endorse Emami Fair and Handsome! #PressRelease








Undoubtedly, Kartik Aaryan is one hot sensation in B-town today. The actor, who entered the coveted 100 crore club with his last release Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, has not only been flooded with movie offers from top banners but also becoming favourite amongst prominent brands wanting him as the brand ambassador. 




And Kartik, whose popularity is soaring sky high every second day, has been roped in as the new face of Emami Fair and Handsome to endorse their range of men’s products.


Mohan Goenka, Director, Emami Ltd says, "We are happy to be associated with one of the most promising, upcoming stars in Bollywood, Kartik Aaryan. Being a pioneering Brand, Fair and Handsome has a strong leadership position in the Men's Grooming space and we are confident this association will enable the Brand to strengthen its relationship with the young audience. Kartik will be the face of Fair and Handsome Laser 12; the communication leverages the insight of how a man's face goes through new challenges every moment and Fair and Handsome Laser 12 is the one-stop solution to every challenge,"

Kartik has already shot for the commercial, which is releasing in the ongoing IPL season soon and from what one hears, the young star boy is looking absolutely dashing in the advertisement.


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Surprise Your Mom with Gifts on Mother’s Day!






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“God made Mother’s because He couldn’t be Everywhere” quote is old one and I know this since teenage but never bothered to understand, what it really meant.


When I was bestowed by the grace of God to be a Mom of a beautiful creature, then I realized its real meaning and found it cent per cent true.


Every day is a Mother’s Day for a child till he is totally dependent on her and both, Mom and Child cannot assume separation even in wildest dreams, the bonding is so strong. With the passing years, dependency dips and the children fly leaving the nest empty. The umbilical cord bonding is strong and no storm can wither but the children get busy in their assignments and life.

The Mother’s Day celebration stormed in to remind Mom’s importance in life and surprise her with the greetings of love and care.

So Guys, what have you planned for this Mother’s Day?

Surprise her and watch her eyes gleam with joys of motherhood. She endured bone wracking pain to bring you in this world and she deserves a day with you for Special Celebration.

Cook for Her


Cook her favourite dish or bake a special dish for her showing your culinary skill. You don’t require to be a great cook but you should know the basics and can take assistance from your friends and family. Delicacies smeared with your love would be sumptuous for her. Bake a cake for her decorating with the quotes of Mom or you can buy one for her.

Flowers Bouquet


You must be acquainted with your Mom’s choice. Prepare a beautiful bouquet of her favourite flowers and decorate her room with it. Click a snap of her surprising looks as her eyes fall on your surprise.

Dresses


Since your early childhood, she has always bought dresses for you. Now, it’s your turn to gratify her with surprises. Add a collection in her wardrobe. Women are fond of clothes & a surprise gift from her child will rush her adrenaline to peak level.

Toiletries & Make Up Kit




You can gift her a makeup box, lipsticks, nail polish, fragrance & deodorants, or something new item of toiletries. At times, women sacrifice her choice to run her home, so this time, shower gifts that she yearned to use but could not due to shortage of finances.
Her twinkling eyes will share her happiness level.

Bags & Pouch



Varieties of bags and pouches are available in the market. Gift her one that she is useful for her and she can easily carry on her errands and local shopping. Women have weakness to carry her personal things in her bags and purses, so keeping this in mind, choose one for her.

Artifacts



Women starts living her life in full swing when she is free from the job of raising kids.  She has a time to devote for herself and presenting spiritual artifacts can be a better choice. There are marvellous artifacts available in the market to decorate Puja room and home décor. Choose one that you find useful and attractive for her.

Aquarium



If Mom is a pet lover, you can gift her an aquarium. She will love to indulge in fish rearing and it can be her favourite pastime. They don’t need much care and Mom been a source of love and affection can find Aquarium amusing.

These ideas are mine but you can run your imagination and can try something new and interesting.

Trudge down on the memory lane and figure out, what your Mom yearned to have in these years and still her wishes and desires remains unfulfilled. Cover up those desires to give her real happiness.

Money matters in gifts and presents but presents given with true love and gusto is more meaningful. Gift her within your spending limits, don’t oversize or under size.

When kids are small and Mom is tied with the duties of home, hubby and kids, she overlooks her fantasies and believes that one day, she will be able to fulfil her overwhelming desires, when her kids grow up.

Grown up kids, attend and fulfil her unfulfilled whims and desires. Now, it is your time to deliver.  




Count your blessings on this Special occasion of Mother's Day.