Rebellious Me, I Broke the Taboo Connected with Period!


In our country, attaining puberty is a matter to hush and is wrapped in covers, just like sanitary napkins delivered in opaque packs or newspapers.
Decades before, there were many myths and taboos attached to periods (monthly cycle in fertile girls or women). It was considered impure and there was a long list of BIG NO’s that the girls and the women of the family had to follow in practice.

I was raised in a large family with three generations staying under the same roof, sharing the common kitchen. Each generation had their own set of rules and formulas and the kith and the kin had to follow silently. Raising a voice was next to impossible even in wildest dreams and questioning elders were out of the question.

In my early years of childhood and early teens, I could not understand why the weird rules were followed by my immediate siblings, aunts, mother and other young females of the family.

The weird rules were uniform for all young woman though the dates differ. One thing I could make out that it lasted for 5 days for a single person.

What were the Weird Rules?
 
Sleep on the Floor or a Cot – Exclusive bedding was allotted and no one else shared the bed with her on her special 5 days in a month.

No Entry in Kitchen Zone – She, the poor soul could not enter the kitchen zone, neither she was allowed to cook or take food for herself.

Don’t Touch Pickles – She was not allowed to touch pickles. It was believed that they will rot if touched.

No Hair wash – On the 5th day, she was allowed to wash her hair. It was believed that she will catch a cold or her flow will be affected.
 
No Entry in Puja Room or Temples – She was not permitted to perform any religious rites or enter into the area of worship. On the 5th
day, all her clothes, beddings and washable belongings were separately washed and she had to wash her hair to be allowed to roam freely throughout the premises. It was believed that she was clean after the 5th day of periods.

This separation was noticed by all the male fraternity of the house as well as the outsiders. It appeared as if she was an outcast and in exile.

I found these rules weird, unhealthy and humiliating for the people who had attained puberty and thereafter until She was fertile.

I, the rebellious raised voice against such practice. I wasn’t a rebel but on watching these inhumanities against women fraternity, emotions stirred. I could not raise voice to my other two generations in the hierarchy but the immediate hierarchy, My Mom had to face my tantrums.

My periods started later than my siblings and friends of near my age and women of the house were planning to take me to the lady doctor. I was 15 plus and well understood all the things related to periods and ovulation.

I kept a condition to my Mom that I would not see the doctor if these weird practices are not abolished from the house. Further, if my ovulation starts, I won’t disclose to anybody because I find these practices humiliating and
unacceptable.

I even added that my periods were delayed just because of watching these tantrums…it was my pace of emotional blackmail to evade emotional
atayachaar
.

My mom and granny had a discussion under the covers and they disclosed that the day, I am blessed, they will stop these malpractices (It’s
my way of saying to taboos practiced).

God heard my words and I did not have to visit the doctor for the investigations and I was blessed within a quarter of discussion. It declared that I was fertile and healthy.

All the practiced taboos vanished except for two weird rules that still existed. My prayers were heard by them and so I too had to hear and accept two rules, which did not prove to be a hurdle in my life.

Don’t Touch


Pickles
– It did not bother me because I am not fond of pickles, so it hardly
mattered.

Don’t Enter Puja Zone or Temples – I believed in God and could not strive courage to break the barrier, being God-fearing Still, I don’t enter Puja zone.

The rest weird practices were non-existent and it gave freedom to all women of the family and even my Mom and Aunt were benefitted. All congratulated me for the courage shown and the lives of all women fraternity improved, it was women liberation.

No more exile period and it added glow on their faces and they thanked me profusely for the bold step.

Attaining puberty for a Man and a Woman should be celebrated as a moment of pride. It proves scientifically that they are fit, healthy and fertile.

These days, various platforms have started to create awareness about ovulation and periods.

Now no more, it is considered a subject to be kept under covers or discussed in a hushed tone. It is a natural process and adequate hygiene should be
maintained. Various departments are working towards it and are arranging
sanitary kiosks at public places for the women fraternity.

Still, the practice exists in many regions and families and the women suffer. People need to understand that it a moment of Pride and nothing to be ashamed of.

More and more awareness programs are required to educate the bizarre and rural population and the movie Pad Man proved to be useful to promote period awareness.

Imbibe Habit of Regular Studies in Children! #Parenting #Studies

These days’ parents are over ambitious pertaining to studies of their children. They want to see them faring with excellent marks and attaining higher ranks in class. It is the wishes of all to see them excel but how you train them to attain, Matters.
The competitive world gives goose bumps to parents and they fear the uncertainty of getting a good job placement or achieving a feat in their career.
Moreover, in spite of a growing number of educational institutions, still, it is tough for the kids to get admission in better institutions of the choice preferred by the parents.
To get through, the cute little tiny tots are prepared with required courses rigorously to get admission in Nursery classes.
Stress & pressure to compete for mounts on the toddlers and the kids from the early age of 3. The overambitious parent’s leaves no stone unturned to get a break in best educational institutions.
What route is followed?
 
If the child is coaxed and pressurized then there are a lot of chances of a misfire. The child might lose the interest in studies or get bogged down by intense pressure. The child turns into irritant self and at times, they become dull and it plays havoc in their later life.
Whereas if the learning is made interesting for the children by allotting them hours for regular study along with the enjoyment of playing and other extracurricular activities. They will do well and develop interests in their subjects and the consequence will be positive…they will become inquisitive and curious, a positive sign of a worthy student.
The parents have to choose the proper path to imbibe habits of regular studies in their children to see that they are transformed into intellectuals. They don’t emerge as a bookworm but an all-rounder with knowledge on all subjects, ranging from textbooks, GK, sports and hobbies.
The pattern of parenting and handling kids have gone under great transformation, these days.
I find the parents are quite stressed, related to studies of their children. They want to give their best and even wish that their unfulfilled ambition is fulfilled by their children. The peer pressure too works a lot because parents wish to show off their pride and status by remarkable feat and grades achieved by their children. They are more concerned that their children should rank above the neighbors and secure higher marks than neighbor’s and colleague’s kids.
During exam sessions, I come across long faces of parents whose children are studying in the nursery, primary or secondary, all reel under great stress. They mount pressure on kids to excel and make them sit for long hours to mug up the lessons. Both parents put in their maximum efforts in preparing questionnaire and answers and even prepare the projects all by themselves with the sole aim, EXCEL.
I find this situation absurd because I never implied these in my parenting style and I used to remain cool and composed during or before the exam.
I believe in Regular Study and there are great advantages to Regular Study. I imbibed the habit of regular study from Day One and made sure that they stick to it. In a few instances, they went astray but normally, they followed the pattern of regular study.
How Regular Study Benefits Children
 
•    Regular study keeps the child updated with the progress of studies at school.
•    Every day, the child must revise the lessons that have been taught at school. The contents taught in school remains fresh in mind if it is revised at home and it is easily absorbed.
•    Attend all the questions and answers related to the taught chapter.
•    Jot down all your doubts and queries and get it cleared in next class.
•    Read one extra page or next lesson for the next class. When it is taught in school, it seems that they are aware of the contents of the chapter and the lesson seems interesting and is easy to understand.
•    The child does well in surprise quiz taken at school for the chapters taught in previous class. They are on par with the lessons taught.
•    It boosts the confidence of the child and he initiates in asking a question in classes to clear his doubts and respond to the questions asked in class.
•    During examination time, the regular students don’t require to invest extra time to update their knowledge quotient and preparation.
•    They don’t reel under the stress of appearing in the exam.
•    They transform into confident students and are happy and curious to appear for the test.
•    It inculcates the habit of sitting regularly for the study session.
•    The assignments seem easy and interesting due to regular study.
•    It induces the habit of self-study. They are not reliant on parents and their confidence enables them to do well and progress.
•    Regular study boosts their concentration power and they catch the lessons fast.
•    Children get recognition in class for being proactive and alert.
•    In a sum, regular study boosts them to do better in studies. They are well versed with the chapters. They develop the interest in studies.
Additional Benefits of a Regular Study
•    The health & growth of children is better because they don’t require to stay awake for long hours during examinations.
•    There is no stress in the children, exam phobia, and nervous breakdown.
•    The parents don’t have to take stress to cover up the chapters for the exams and life at home is peaceful and calm.
•    There is a close bonding between parents and children because both don’t stress each other.
•    The children enjoy healthy bonding with the teachers at school.
•    The children enjoy other aspects of life being regular in a study as they get ample time to invest in their hobbies and sports.
My children followed a pattern of regular study and they never had to sacrifice their play and extracurricular activities to pace up with the studies. It was peaceful for me because I did not have to take extra stress for their studies. The accomplishment has been great.
I never stressed them to stand first but made them understand the power of grade and knowledge in life. I even encouraged them to watch films and other healthy shows, read books and magazines, catch up with their hobbies and regular play.
It plays an important part in their grooming and they come out to be calm individuals because they are not deprived of the benefits and they never feel left out in any niche later in life.
The parents should make the children understand the importance of regular study and try to instill the habit in them.
Once the habit is inculcated in children, they will realize the importance and will follow the suit throughout life.
These are my views in the field of parenting. Do share your views and leave a comment.

My Baby’s Smiles are Back!

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My baby used to sleep peacefully at night and never did she wake up crying in the middle of the night since she was born. It was a great relief for me because I enjoyed a good sleep at night after being sleep deprived for the whole day. I fed her at regular intervals as per her stage and she cooperated.
Due to a peaceful sleep, my day was perfect and I felt full of energy and managed all the household chores all by myself and with the support of my supportive husband when he used to be at home.
Our relationship was going fine, without any disturbance and we were happy.
However, since a few days, my baby Avni, began to cry while being put on the bed. I thought, maybe, she was suffering from gas or stomach ailment. I tried all sorts of home remedies to sort it out but all in vain. When I took her in my arms, keeping her on my shoulder, she was good, but as I put her back on the bed, her tantrums started again.
The whole night, she was restless and was missing her peaceful sleep. Gradually, even during the day hours, she started getting restless and lost her appetite. At times, she vomited the whole thing that she was fed.
The consequence was that all three of us were disturbed because we could not sleep peacefully. My hubby started getting irritated because he had to catch his office early morning, and being deprived of sleep, he was not able to concentrate on his duties. Even, I could not get enough time to manage my sleep because the baby had gone cranky and she longed to be in my arms only.
Now, it was time to see her doctor and get her reviewed because I could not find anything missing, and Avni was getting restless each day. In the corner of my heart, a feeling crept in of evil eye. I don’t believe in superstitions and blind faith but when it’s about the baby, fear grips in. 
I discussed with my MIL in the beginning, but she laughed out at my apprehension, because she knew me well and that I never bothered about these things.
She said coyly, “Yeah, today, I am talking with a Mom and a Mom is so paranoid about her kids that she can go to any length for them.”
The appointment was fixed with her Paediatrician and Avni was thoroughly examined.
Avni was suffering from nasal congestion, and since babies are obligatory nose breathers, she was cranky and did not sleep peacefully.
The doctor explained to me with a slide show, how the nasal congestion was bothering her and she was not comfortable in taking food, playing or sleeping. It was a type of allergy and she needed medication to get relief. She found solace on my shoulders because it was easy for her to breathe with her mini-nose, but it was difficult for her to breathe while lying down on the bed.
The Paediatrician prescribed Nasivion® Pediatric (Child) 0.025% Nose Drops. Avni was 15 months old and the dosage prescribed was 1 drop into each nostril thrice a day for 5 days and was asked to get re-examined if the problem persisted. She reaffirmed that it will bring relief to my baby and she will be back into her original self, hale and hearty.
I bought the nasal drops from the Pharmacy and the details of the medicine are as under.
Ingredients

One ml of Nasivion® Child Nose Drops contains:
– 0.25 mg Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride USP (active ingredient) in buffered aqueous solution
– 0.3 mg Benzalkonium Chloride Solution 50% IP (as preservative)
Packaging

10 ml glass bottle with dropper
Dosage

As prescribed by Paediatrician.


Gradually, she got respite and was back to her earlier routine. Her crankiness and irritation disappeared and my chubby Avni’s smiles were back.
All three of us were having a peaceful night and were vibrant with energy to finish our chores and play with our cute doll, Avni all over again.
Her smiles brought solace to my heart and all the fright and fear of the evil eye vanished.
Thanks to the Paediatrician and Nasivion® Pediatric 0.025% Nose Drops for providing relief from nasal congestion. Nasivion Nasal Saline Solution being the first line of treatment, as it is safe and can be used by anyone. If the problem is aggravated then after consulting the doctor, one can opt for Nasivion (Mini) Baby Nose Drops or Nasivion Pediatric (Child) Nose drops depending on the age of the child.
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I Raised My Son by My Life Experiences! #Parenting

I became Mom when I was waving goodbye to my late teens. I was very happy to hold my child in my arms.
I could not sum up my emotions in words, because no amount of words could suffice and express my inner happiness.
While holding M, I vowed few things; I won’t raise my hand on him, I will never scold him in moments of my anger, and will habituate him to eat all that is offered in his plate.
There were valid reasons behind these vows and I had learned the lesson in a hard way from my life and I did not wish to repeat it in future.
Let me explain the reasons for the vows to understand what I really meant.

I was quite emotional since childhood and if I was slapped or coaxed by parents and extended family, it hurt me a lot and I used to feel bad. The feeling that sailed in my mind was, why my family don’t try to explain me coolly when I am wrong instead of raising a hand. In our time, we were raised in such an atmosphere, where questioning or reasoning with parents was not allowed, so we kept mum.

When I conceived and was in a family way, I chose to be a parent, who can give the child the freedom to express his emotion and my first rule would be to adhere to explain the things clearly to the child, instead of taking the path of slapping.

Secondly, why I vowed not to get angry with kids when I am in temper for other reasons. I was raised in a large family and my Mom had to face unlikely situations. Forty years back, DIL could not even think of answering back or making faces if scolded or remarked by elders. Not always, but there were trying moments when we became victims of her wild temper. She felt sorry afterward but only after we were offered on the altar.
Lastly, never to encourage to become a picky eater. I was the eldest child of the family and I did not eat easily. Family members allured me with my favorite food so that I could have my food. This pampering turned out to be bad for me and I survived on a restricted diet of my choice. My Mom was not in favor to encourage my habit but being raised in a large joint family, she did not have much say and I got the freedom to be a picky eater. When I grew up then I realized that I had to suffer during outdoor visits and literally, I used to gulp down the food which I did not prefer. In our time, we were not encouraged to speak up even if you dislike, and I know how hard it was when I visited at someone place who was not aware of my habits.
While raising my son, I had to raise the hand to inculcate good habits in him and later, I realized that it wasn’t easy to spare the rod while disciplining the child. In the first and second instance, I used to explain things but still if he did not co-operate, I had to break my promise to discipline him. I did raise my hand when things were out of control and I had to take care that he does not go astray from the path and I was successful in disciplining him. My big protruding eyes were enough to control him, normally.
I did stand by my two vows, never ever lost my temper on him when I was in bad mood or hurt. The however tough or unfavorable situation would be, I handled them patiently and they could never judge what I was going through in the trying times.
I inculcated the habit of eating everything that was offered on a plate. It was not easy but I had to be strict in this term. I never cooked extra for my son. I fed him all that was cooked for everyone. In beginning, he made faces but I never bothered and gradually, he picked up the habit of eating everything that was cooked at home. This habit made him adjust in all the situations and never ever he complained. Later, he adjusted well in hostel life.
I raised my son with the experiences and lessons that I learned from my life.

My experiences say that being Mom is a wonderful experience and a woman is full of affection for her flesh. To discipline the child, at times, she has to act as an enemy and for that, she requires to be strong-willed and take impartial decisions to make the life great of her child.
What were your experiences as a Mom? Did you ever face the situation that I faced or did you check your parenting style by your experiences?

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How to Handle Pet Spoiling Clean Up? #FourWheelers

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Pets are very dear and you develop a soft corner for your pet and your pet reciprocate the same. Being an animal, they need utmost care and pet spoiling clean-up apart from love and pampering.

Behavior Training

Behavior training is most important for the pets so that you can easily tackle them else it will pose difficulty for you by their tantrums. They require training just like human toddlers. You have to train them how to manage themselves still you need to be careful and responsive to them. You need to understand the language of your pet and park your car to let him attend nature call. However, how much responsive and careful you may be, there are probabilities of accidental peeing or littering spoiling the interior carpet or seat covers.

Ways to take care of Pet Spoiling Clean up

Few articles should be always ready and available in your car if you are traveling along with your pet. The journey is quite comforting with pets for the pet lovers but to face minimal concern of pet spoiling clean-up, you should be ever ready.

Groom Your Pet

If it’s a shedding season or your pet is nervous shedder, brush its fur coat before the ride so that excess fur remains outside the car. Shedding is not in control of the pets and even in offseason, the hairy pets are likely to lose some fur. Even you can use T-shirts for heavy shedders pet.

Use Single Vehicle

Even if you have multiple cars, use a single vehicle to go on a ride with the pet so that you have a concern about cleaning the single vehicle.

Place the Pet in Back of the Car

To keep the car clean from the mess, place your pet at the back seat of the car and use seat belt harness to restrain your pet.

Protective Seat Covers

At the stage of teething, it may bite, scratch or tear the interiors. Sometimes, it behaves wildly on errands because of been confined in a limited space and even in the playful mood, it can indulge in something untoward that you don’t appreciate. Use easy to install, durable and washable seat covers so that it can be washed after every ride. If you are not in a mood to buy covers, you can spread an old blanket or thin mattress to keep your seat cover clean.

Pet Cleaning Kit

Assemble cleaning kit in your car which includes paper towels, wipes, pet brush, plastic covers, biodegradable covers, microfiber towels, lint brush for yourself, tick removal tweezers, sprayers and spare water bottle ready. These articles are pet spoiling clean-up and it comes handy in an emergency if your pet pee, litter or vomits accidentally or is sick or restless on the ride. Even if it answers nature to call on outer area, you require to clean their paws before letting them jump inside the car.

Car Cleaning 

After each ride with the pet, overhaul your car thoroughly using brushes and vacuum cleaner to suction out dirt, germs, mites etc. and spray air freshener to keep it odorless.

Follow the above-discussed steps to keep your car sparkling and hygienic.

Use Your Credit Card Wisely! #Finances #Expense #Precautions

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Nowadays, Credit Card is widely used for marketing of groceries to precious jewelry. People find it convenient to carry and use and it gives freedom of 50 days to use without paying an extra penny for the use within the stipulated time as decided by the banks.

While using the credit card, we need to be vigilant while using as misuse of it can cost dearly.

We know of the advantages of using the Credit card but we should also keep a watch not to delve the details of card or use it at secured sites to save us from fraudulent transactions and cybercriminals.

Every now and then, we come across news of credit card fraudulent transactions and people money been siphoned but we don’t pay much heed to it and continue our transactions in our own way.

Recently, one of my close associates was duped and this news shuddered me inside out and I became extra careful while using it.

Here are some precautions that we need to follow to keep ourselves away from hackers and online frauds.

  • Never ever share your card details with anyone: However, close your friend, family or associate is, never ever share card details with them. A credit card is an individual property and you are the sole owner because, for each and every transaction done on the card, liability is of the cardholder in which name card is issued. At times, the smart cybercriminals pose as bankers and insist to share the details. Don’t be fooled rather complain if ever someone tries to act over smart.
  • Sign at the back of the card: As soon as you receive the card, sign behind on the strip and store at a safe place and within your reach.
  • Don’t keep the Pin and Card together. It’s better if you memorize the Pin rather than writing down but still if you aren’t sure of your memory power, jot down separately. If ever someone comes across, they won’t be able to harm you in any way.
  • Never reply an email which requests to disclose your personal, bank & card details. The emails asking for personal details are phishing emails. Don’t fall prey to them.
  • Update anti-virus software on your system & mobile so that your system or mobile is protected from cyber-attack.
  • Be regular in changing the password and Pin of the card at regular intervals and avoid storing passwords in system or mobile. It may fetch trouble if someone gets hold of your system or mobile.
  • Avoid entering card details on unsecured websites. The websites whose URL does not have “https” are unsecured sites and can be prone to cybercrimes. Take utmost care while shopping online. Even avoid punching card at unknown outlets, there are chances of misuse or cloning of card.
  • Inform Bank immediately if your card is lost, stolen or misplaced. There might be chances of unwanted transactions if someone gets hold of your card so without losing time, inform your Bank and get the card locked. If you change your mailing address, keep your Bank informed.
  • Set Sms & Email alerts for the transactions of your card. This facility will save you from getting duped and save you from unwanted transactions and well help you to be updated of the ongoing transactions on your card.
  • Cross check the Bills of the Credit card: Make it a habit to cross check the Bills of the Credit Card and inform Bank immediately in case of any discrepancy.

You Don’t Need To Hit The Gym To Remain Healthy! #Health #Active #Saffola

 
 
 


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Health is wealth is an old adage and we all know the benefits of possessing good health but do we really push ourselves towards attaining and maintaining good health. Sound health keeps one happy and irritation is at bay.
 
Sedentary lifestyle and mechanized offices have added more flabs & pounds to our body and the junk & readymade food is the real culprit and further stress flares up.
 
These days people are becoming conscious of their health and follow several advertisement advice to reduce and keep oneself fit but most of them don’t continue for long and drop midway, the consequence is they regain more than what they lost. At times, they lose interest to maintain and take for granted that it is not their cup of tea.
 
Down the years, people relished on rich food and even they had good appetite to digest them, the good reason behind it was that they burnt the calories that they consumed because they led an active life, walked miles to reach schools and offices and the children played in fields and the women were physically active in managing home, laundry and home management without any gadgets and managed to keep themselves in shape.
 
Nowadays, life is driven on gadgets, so physical exertion is minimal and mental stress is optimum.
 
In one of the reports on gym, I came across a reported fact that said that all the people who register for gym sessions, all don’t turn up or continue with the gym sessions and it said that this extra money is the real profit generated by gym owners and they even spilled the fact if attendance goes to 100% then the gym will nose dive to losses. This stats clearly indicates that the people are eager to indulge in exercises but they cannot make it to the gym, each person has a different excuse for not been present to the gym.

 

On doctors visit, a doctor suggests exercises and the patients give excuses that they don’t have time to spare for exercises and briefs a long list of been occupied. The helpless doctor passes a smile because he knows well that his patient lacks the willingness to exercise.
 
Why don’t we change our lifestyle and enjoy the exercises in the precincts of our home with our partner and children?
 
We don’t need extra time and place to exercise. Change the style of your working inside the home and try to do maximum chores by yourself.
The young parents wake up early to prepare for work and send children to school. The husbands can involve themselves in tidying bed sheets and dusting the layers of furnishings and home décor while the wife is busy with the kitchen and getting the kids ready for school.
 
Don’t wait for your partner to handover you a cup of tea…walk and get one for yourself. Till tea water boils, spin your hands in circular motions, clockwise and anti-clockwise…your tea will be ready to sip till you do ten times each.
 
Balcony Garden
 
 
Plant some plants in your balcony, this too will help in exerting your muscles and water them regular intervals, prune & manure them weekly and enjoy seeing them grow…it will lend you happiness and will keep you active.
 
Rise early and watch the sunrise and do some breathing exercises…your lungs will be filled with fresh air and you will feel nice. If you are bored to do alone, call your partner and your kids to give you a company…the lungs of the whole family would be oxygenated and day of all would start on a positive note.
 
If you feel early morning sickness, ask your kids to wake you up. Just tell them that you all be will be going to the park next to your house for playing, they won’t leave any stone unturned in waking you up and full family will enjoy morning stroll and play…if you follow this regime successfully for a week, you will find noticeable change in yourself and morning sickness will elope leaving both of you energetic and the children will be happy for early outing and they too will be active whole day…Don’t tell me how to take time out in the morning schedule…you have so much to do…I agree there are a lot of tasks in the morning…when you are attending all the tasks then why to leave this healthy one…get up half an hour early than you are doing it now and hang out with family.
 
When you are back from the park or balcony, don’t sit with newspaper. Help your partner in kitchen work and till the lunch is been cooked on the stove, indulge in doing some exercises of your hands, legs, neck, push-ups and walking on toes. Do together or count each other movements…a feeling to compete will grip both of you and each one will try to do better in order to compete with each other and doing together will keep you closer.
 
Divide work between partners of dusting the rooms, furnishings, cutting vegetables and cleaning work after the morning cooking and packing is over…this way, the work will be done nicely in half of the time since both of you are helping each other and none will feel the load of work and will be present in the office on time.
 
Even ask your kids to keep their packed lunch in their school bags, inculcate in them the habit of polishing their shoes and when they are in the fourth or fifth class, gradually teach them to iron clothes, arrange their bags and shelves and help you in household work…they will develop a habit of doing work and it will help them to remain active, lethargy will be at bay.
 
In evenings, when the children come back from school, take them on a roof or in the park and play with them…do some stretching exercises…if you are working and you arrive home late, try the stretches with your partner & kids in your living room.
 
While watching TV, don’t sit idle. Indulge in push ups and sit ups. If you are a music lover, then do some quick steps and lunges to keep yourself fit.
During weekends, indulge in cleaning cobwebs, bathroom, kitchen, and other cupboard and shelves. Involve your partner and kids, a sense of togetherness will develop among the family.
 
 
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If you follow the routines mentioned above then you don’t need to spend extra bucks or hit gym to lose your extra pounds nor you will need to curb your regular diet and crave for your favorite dishes. Avoid eating out or relishing on junk food …Yes, do check out that you take healthy diet which consists of protein diet to build muscles, green leaf and vegetables, lean meat, eggs, and fish, including more of pulses, legumes, sprouts, low-fat milk, curd and cottage cheese, complex carbohydrates and add in more of fruits in your diet chart. Refrain from using too much oil in gravy, the body requires everything in the right proportion to maintain good health.
 
If you do all these in the right way then you will see that more than 45 minutes a day is invested in physical activity and it is more than enough to maintain the curves.
 
Don’t brood…stand up and do your part to be #ApneTareekeSeHealthy…If you are single, then help your parents around instead of excusing yourself that you don’t have a partner…😛
 
 
 

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How to make an Introvert Child more Friendly? #MommyMoments

Parenting is a skill and it requires lots of patience & perseverance on the part of parents while addressing kids.
Each child is unique in its own way and accordingly, the parents need to take care of them…
Some are outspoken, fearless and daring and they
require less guidance while some are shy and meek and they need more attention from parents.
If you see around, you will find kids of one set of parents are quite different in personality though they are brought up in
the same atmosphere has been given the same privileges and comfort…Their characteristics and vital statistics vary because each kid perceives things differently…so it is the duty of the parents especially the Moms to unearth their kids potential and
weakness and deal them accordingly.
In my childhood days, I was a mixture of both; some knew me as Introvert while others knew me as a full package of life and
vigor and over Extrovert.
I myself don’t know the reason for such a dual personality. In our times, parents were loaded with so much of responsibilities
that they did not have enough time to spare to delve into such fine details. They had the huge responsibility of extended families, five children and looking after the house.
Still, I am a pack of both but certainly, I pulled myself out of the shell with passing years and now, I am introvert where I
choose to be…it’s my choice else I am extrovert, ready to pour my ideas and beliefs and even give an uninterrupted sermon where required.
I know that being over introvert mars the personality and at times, we lose best opportunities…though my been introvert
rewarded me with writing skills because whenever thoughts gushed inside me, I poured it raw on the journal and this was my bright side and today I am a gainer choosing blogging as my profession…my been introvert made me Creative.
In our time, we did not have so many gadgets…we had limited choice…either to play in the playground…indulge in some creativity or study…but the scenario of today is quite different.
Children of today are hooked to gadgets, as today’s children have access to multiple gadgets and if they are left alone, it will
hamper their personality. Parents need to be vigilant so that the
personality of kids are not at stake.
Parenting Tips:
 
  •  If your child is dull and doesn’t want to mingle with the kids of their age group, he needs your attention. Rule out the reason for this behavior and encourage them to be active and participate in group activity.
  • Find out their field of interest and encourage them to participate fully. Have open discussions with your kids and inquire if something is bothering them. At times, children don’t open up because of some unknown fear or inadequate knowledge.
  • Invite them to your living room when some guests
    visit your house and introduce them to your guests, gradually he will develop the habit of conversing with strangers and it will boost their personality.
  • Encourage them to participate in the social activity
    and give them the liberty to arrange special programs on festivals and special occasion, it will add creativity to them.
  • Take them along when you visit your family and
    friends, at times, they may be reluctant but slowly it will interest them.
  • Fix hours of watching TV and playing games on
    Computer because these activities nips the creativity and imaginative skills of a child.
  • If he is more inclined in extracurricular activities, encourage them to indulge. Study is important but they need assistance in carving a niche in their field of interest. Discouragement make kids introvert.
  • Don’t leave them alone for long hours…keep a watch
    on their activities. Time to time, try to find out about the activities of your child at school or with friends, it will help you to know how he is performing with others.
  • Keep a silent vigil on your child’s movements. All
    things should not be pronounced especially when your kids is approaching teens as they are quite vulnerable at this age and they need utmost care.
What I did as a Parent?
While raising my kids, I followed their movements
silently.
  • I involved them in all extra-curricular activities and in
    celebrations.
  • Brushed their skills and encouraged them to polish
    their areas of interest.
  • Never bullied them in front of other family members, friends or neighbors.
  • Whenever I found their energy levels low, I sat
    down with them and discussed openly what was bothering them.
These tips encouraged them to come out of their shell and enhanced their personality. Open discussion helps to develop confidence in children and they are fit to discuss and sort out issues.
Linking this post to #MondayMommyMoments hosted by Deepa Gandhi and Dr. Amrita Misra.

Solution to Women’s Health! #VLCC Wellscience

VLCC is a globally renowned name in the field of beauty, health and fitness. It provides real solution to the problems faced by people and has rescued lots of people suffering from different ailments and obesity and skin problems.
The beauty treatment of VLCC is also notable and the products pertaining to treatment are awesome at reasonable prices and the packaging is attractive too.
VLCC acquired Wellscience and personal care and have come up with the Trademark, “VLCC Wellscience”, and a group of VLCC.
With this acquisition, they have entered into Direct selling arena creating job opportunities and is creating awareness about Ayurveda among the masses.
Ayurveda is the oldest medicine with its historical roots in Indian sub-continent. The Ayurveda medicines are derived from plants & herbs and it is a holistic approach of healing.
VLCC has come up with the wellness products for the Women.
In women, there are numerous physiological & psychological changes such as Menstruation, Child Delivery and Menopause. Due to several hormonal changes it affects her health and they need care for her bones and body constituents. With each transformation at different age, there is an erosion of important components from her body and she needs medicines to replace & compensate the depleted ones.
Two three decades back, the women were not so aware of her physical constituents and they ignored their health while looking after her family and children. Even the girls health were neglected which gave rise to several complications during Menstruation.
With the passage of time and the development of technology, social media and rise in literacy rate, the women has become aware of her body and takes care of her health & fitness.
The VLCC WellscienceTM WomenHealth is going to help her in solving her problems of Anaemia, Osteoporosis, Bone density and Menopause. It will help her to sustain health in good conditions and it will boost her longevity and confidence.
Product of VLCC WellscienceTM WomenHealth
Women Health: is a product which helps her to tackle Anaemia, Osteoporosis, Bone density and Menopause. Generally to get rid of menopause blues, she goes for hormone replacement therapy, which is an expensive treatment with numerous side effects.
That is why we have WellscienceTM WomenHealth, which provides us the solution in a unique and natural way by restoring the body’s ability to absorb calcium.    
It contains phytoestrogens, phyto means plant and estrogens because it affects the estrogenic activity in our body. There are ingredients found in few plants that acts as an estrogens in our body but they are not the same as the true hormonal estrogens that our bodies produce. Women Health also provides us essential iron and other trace minerals to fulfill the iron requirement of our body.
          Key Ingredients:
  • Cissus Quadrangularis- contains phytoestrogens helps in absorbing and assimilating Calcium, promotes good bone health.
  • Asparagus Racemosus – is a premier herb for women. It also contains phytoestrogens.  It nourishes and cleanses blood, supports a healthy uterine function. 
  • Hemidesmus indicus – reputed herb in all systems of medicine in India. It also supports a healthy uterine function.
Thus WellscienceTM Women health not only restores the body’s ability of assimilating and absorbing calcium by providing phytoestrogens, it also maintains a healthy uterine function.
  • Carbonyl Iron   – most bio available form of Iron. Helps to treat iron deficiency.
  • Folic Acid and Zinc   –   essential nutrients for healthy woman. Folic Acid is one of the B vitamins, and it helps your body make new cells, including new red blood cells to carry oxygen in the blood. If you don’t have enough red cells that lead to anaemia. 
Reason of Osteoporosis is depletion of estrogens hormone. Estrogens hormone gives women the feminity and it plays a vital role in absorption and assimilation of calcium. Due to the hormonal changes which a woman goes through in a cyclic basis, estrogens starts depleting. Hence the calcium absorption level also comes down, which leads to calcium deficiency. Lack of calcium makes the bones brittle and leads to osteoporosis.
Along with osteoporosis, anemia is also affecting women health. During the hormonal changes, iron also goes out of the body. Our food habit remains the same hence the iron deficiency is not replenished adequately. Eventually it leads to anemia
VLCC product Women Health will help women to compensate their losses of vital components from body and it will balance her health.
The composition of Women Health is Hadjot, Shatavari, Anantmoola, Carbonyl Iron, Folic Acid, Zinc, Copper and Calcium Citrate. It comes in a bottle pack in tablet form and it contains 90 tablets. 
Do visit your nearest centre to know more about VLCC WellscienceTM WomenHealth and solve your health issues with their help.
Women needs to be healthy to retain her feminine statistics and give birth to healthy children and take care of her family and kids.


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Parenting Journey! #Parenting #MMM

The journey of Motherhood was very satiating and each moment were so captivating that I don’t wish to change anything.
Why I don’t wish to Change?
 
There are valid reasons.
Stress & Fatigue: The time I gave birth to my cutie pies, I was very young and sturdy and no amount of stress tired me rather it energized me. If I go through once again, I will not able to cope up with the stress & fatigue of a Motherhood.
 
Impatient with Age: I was careless when I got married but as I conceived, I was transformed with lots of patience. I enjoyed their tantrums rather getting exhausted and never lost temper…no shouting…no yelling…no beating. I silently accepted their mistakes, follies etc. Now, I can’t control my temperament and get irritated easily and I hold growing age is the factor responsible for being impatient & irritable.
 Enjoyed Cooking & Creating things for them:
Now, I want them to help me with my chores and create ideas for my
blogging. I am in no shape to restart the journey of parenting. Still, I love to cook & bake for them but can’t figure myself running after kids to feed them.
Satisfied with my journey:
I am totally satisfied with my parenting journey and don’t wish to alter a single block of it because the consequence of my parenting proved rewarding and watching my big boys fills me with confidence and pride. If I restart, I may not give my best what I gave to my kids in past years.
I did not miss as such something very important to think of restarting the parenting journey but certainly, I look forward to enjoying the bliss of grandmotherhood and would love to indulge with them to revive my childhood.
I missed capturing the beautiful moments in my mobile as the camera wasn’t as handy as mobile. I would love making videos and short movies via Handycam when I am blessed with grandkids.
I am fully contented with my parenting journey and would not like to modify anything.
I am proud of my boys for what they are and they are the rewards of my nurture.
Linked with #MMM
 
 
 

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