How often has it happened with us that in our enthusiasm for the perfect birthday party we invariably exceed our budget? To be honest, I get so excited at toy stores that I am capable of overspending even when I am just browsing. The good news is that my guilt just got lessened by at [...]
This year’s circus on the Bandra reclamation ground has to be the best one I have ever seen in the country. Great big top, air cooled interiors, superbly talented artists, good background music and eye catching costumes make Rambo Circus a winner. There are a few good improvements if you observe closely: The costumes are [...]
If you have ever moaned about your kids growing up in Mumbai with a complete disconnect to nature, welcome to the club! Help seems here though as we recently discovered while camping at the Big Red Tent, a two-hour drive out of Mumbai.
Our tot was recently presented a pack of Play-Doh and I was not so excited about it until we actually opened it up and got our hands dirty. (I’ve probably kept away from clay and other mucky crafty tools precisely because I don’t like getting the stuff under my nails). Funskool’s Play-Faces are just fantastic. [...]
My 6 year old is all set for his next adventure, in a far off land! This week he is off to Spain – land of bull fighters and beautiful Flamenco dancers. Two weeks ago he showed me his newly acquired Ninjitsu moves (ouch and double ouch!), a Japanese martial art, demonstrated by trained masters.
If your child is between the ages of 10 months and 6 years then you can now borrow age appropriate toys and finally say ‘yahoo! no mess with old toys piling up’. So all you Mumbaiites, we have discovered a gem of a toy library in Bandra. It’s called Crezca (means growth in Spanish) and [...]
Every year I make a lot of handmade gifts for people who appreciate the effort. So naturally when my little bundle of joy came along my mind started buzzing with crafts I could with him. Here’s a simple craft that you can do with your little one. Hand Printed Tie [successfully crafted @ 10months] This one’s [...]