My first introduction to Kidloland, an educational and entertainment app for kids under 5 years of age, was back in 2015 when I was pregnant and still learning the ropes of being a stay-at-home-mom with a toddler. One exhausted day when all I really wanted to do was snooze for a few minutes while hoping my… Read More Review: Kidloland for Toddlers and Preschoolers
I tiptoed down the stairs. Literally. Teju is asleep in her room and I just kissed TJ a Good Nap quietly closing his door behind me. Yet, I fear the slightest sound might wake one or both of them up. I can’t have that. I need this time to recharge. It has been a tough… Read More The lesson my toddler taught me
Am I ready for my child’s transition into boyhood when he was just a little toddler not that long ago? … Read More Toddlerhood to Boyhood…The Inevitable Transition
I recently had the opportunity to review the Balaclava Hatscarf by Breden Kids and I have to say, I am very impressed with the amazing quality of products the company sells. I did get the products complimentary for reviewing purposes but to be very honest, I would have voluntarily paid to buy these products. THAT is… Read More Review: Balaclava Hatscarf by Breden Kids
Read Part I here. We held hands. He reached his hand out and said, “Hold hand, Mommy”, he said with all his earnestness. It always pleases me when my little boy asks to hold my hand. I will always hold his hand just like I will always pick him up for as long as I… Read More Just Me and My Son – Part II
My headline reads like the title of a Little Critter book, doesn’t it? On Monday last week, TJ and I got to spend some time together. Just us. Mother and son. Like we used to before Baby E was born. It was the last session of Music Together (MT) for this quarter. Upon my request,… Read More Just Me and My Son – Part 1
If you’re like me, you are always in for a good deal, whether it’s on groceries or your kids’ clothes. I never pass on a good deal and over the two years since having kids, I have realized that it is really not worth spending a lot of money on clothes for children simply because… Read More 3 Smart Ways to Save Money on Kids’ Clothes
Sunday, October 30th was an eventful day. Culturally. Experientially. Physically. Emotionally. My multicultural family celebrated Diwali – The festival of lights after having celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving earlier in the month. Diwali is a Hindu festival celebrating, more secularly, the victory of good over evil. There are religious meanings associated with the celebrations too but I’ll leave… Read More Of Rains, Memories, and Cultural Comfort – Diwali Series Part I
Have your arms ever cried out for relief from carrying your child?
I am starting a new series on Toddler Activities from today. Since this is the first post in the series, I am posting it as a regular blog post. Henceforth, posts in this series will be available under my newly created “Toddler Activities” tab accessible from the homepage. So here’s a confession. I had no… Read More Homemade No Cook Almost Organic Play Dough & Cookie Cutter Creativity
Although farmers’ markets are nothing new to those who grew up in India, they still hold their fascination for me. Having lived in the US for the last 16 years and across 5 states, three of which saw some really bitter winters, farmers’ markets were a novel occurrence. In fact, my very first one was… Read More 6 Reasons Kids should go to Farmers’ Markets
I am trying something new today. Recently, I was thinking about how our kids’ universe is so full of exploration and then… I decided to stop thinking, and actually start writing about it: Here is how my 2 year old explores his little universe and what exploration means to him.