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Continuing our series on online resources for moms I have a fussy 3-year old who has definite ideas about what he wants to ingest. He wants dosas without the chutney and sambar, chicken without the curry, noodles without the vegetables. All my sneaky tricks are in play: his paranthas are made with pumpkin puree, his [...]

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Every month, a box of goodies arrives at our house. In it are not sweets or traditional toys, but my 3 year old loves it as if it does. I subscribed to Flintobox about a year and a half ago and since then, I’ve had a fun activity to offer him every time he’s cranky, [...]

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If you have a child like mine who adores animals, this little series of books from Tulika (one of the most prolific children’s book publishers in India) will be perfect for you to read to your little one. A quirky cast of characters like Shanmugam the lion, Paytu the pig, Kamalnayan the camel, Hutoxi the [...]

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If like me, you’re the parent of a very young child, you will have undoubtedly discovered the ridiculous ease of online shopping. My debit cards and I are regular visitors on a large variety of shopping sites that range from organic vegetables to fashion, atta-daal monthly rations to kitchen appliances  to, naturally, kidstuff. When Mummy [...]

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If you believe in sustainability in your own life, why not bring  it into your children’s lives as well? Here’s a list of ways you can go green with your kids:   Naty: this brand asserts that its diapers (eco-nappies) and wipes are totally biodegradable- 100% eco. Rustic Arts Laundry: their home made clothes detergent [...]

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resume writers nyc p> by guest mummy writer Swetha Ramakrishnan Let’s face it, finding the right present for a child is never easy. Especially if you want to go beyond recycling things your child has received but already has/ doesn’t want! So here’s some inspiration based on personal experience. These are all things my now [...]

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The lovely weather of pre-winter Delhi is perfect to ferry the kids to Bookaroo, the International Children’s Literature Festival. Kids can listen to authors read out bits from stories and poems, make puppets, create their own fantasy characters or graphic novel, all in the wonderful AnandGram venue, full of courtyards and trees and terracotta figures [...]

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Review by Nisha Abraham “If there was one place I could be I think it would have to be under the sea If you think there’s nothing there You’re in for a surprise, to be quite fair!” If, like me, you love beautifully illustrated, easy to read, wonderfully imaginative books for children, you will adore [...]

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homework live p> Everyone seems to be having little baby boys nowadays. So the pressure to find unusual, yet practical gifts for the little gundas is ever-increasing for me, the eternal aunty. Which is why I was ecstatic to discover Almirah. Tucked away in my favourite Delhi market (which I love because it’s quiet, unassuming [...]

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