TrunkWorkLLP Learning Based Education Games for Kids


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How many times have you found yourself at a loss of creativity while teaching your little ones?Personally speaking, since I am a working woman, I find myself at such situations many times!In today’s era, where technology is growing at a very quick rate, and we often find kids either hooked onto television or tablets.As much as the importance is on tablets and computers as learning aids, it’s also essential to keep in mind the good old traditional learning methods like mats and picture cards.The best way to teach kids is through educative learning tools.This is because kids learn best when they are having fun.

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We all know the importance of flash cards and pictionary cards in honing a child’s development in the early stages of life.Flash cards are ideal for infant and toddler stimulation.They are also a hit with kids because of attractive pictures which make learning a fun activity.What makes flash cards an important learning tool is their visual appeal.It is a well-known fact that visual learning acts hundred times better than normal lettered learning-Flash cards are built on this particular thinking only.Flash cards are bright and colored which make a very nice impact on infants and toddlers.Flashcards/Pictionary Cards are also a great way of engaging kids during long flights.Engaging kids in different kinds of activities ensures that their development is right on track and also prepared their mind and body for a holistic development.It has been observed that kids who engage themselves in learning based activity are said to have increased motivation, enhanced problem-solving skills and a greater sense of responsibility.I am sure parents who travel frequently are on a constant lookout for different ways to engage their kids by different means and ways.And we found the perfect solutions to those queries.Introducing TrunkworksLLP learning-based games for kids.

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WHAT ARE TRUNKWORKS LLP?
Trunkworks are a start up which focus on delivering learning-based games for kids.The games are designed to stimulate a child’s growth through engagement and curiosity.The idea and content behind each game are personally created by them.The very motto of Trunk Works is “Do, Enjoy, Learn”.

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WHAT GAMES Did WE receive?
1.ABC WHAT DO YOU SEE?
This is a two-sided and hence two level card game which aims to reinforce letter recognition, matching(level one) and phonics(level two).Each card has a center letter and four other letters(side one).Five cards are dealt to each player.Remaining cards are placed face down in a center pile with the first card flipped.Players have to match a center letter on top card in the discard pile to another letter (level one) or match the center letter phonetically to the beginning sound of the picture: to discard the card.The first player to discard all the cards wins. Continue reading

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2.PLAYCLAY MATS
The double sided mats are to be used with clay dough.We all know how kids love getting messy with play dough.They love making different shapes with them.Clay activity helps in sensory development, motor skills, self-esteem and self-expression, problem-solving skills and much more.The best part about these mats is that they come with pictorial prompts which encourage open-ended play along with imagination and creativity.For eg, these are pictorial mats with certain figurines on, which kids can put on their thinking caps and imagination to good use (Decorate your birthday cake with strawberries and candy, make a person into a fairy or a pirate).

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3.STORY TIME
These are a pack of cards, which have pictorial representations on them.The images on the card are such that kids can easily identify them and can also relate to them in their day-to-day life.The aim of this game is holistic language development via developing oral expression and imagination.There are four different kinds of cards-Object cards, speech cards which reinforce good manners, scene cards, and character cards.The aim of this game is to weave a story using different cards by drawing them from the deck of cards.So there can be as many stories as far as the kid’s imagination goes!! And there’s no controlling that!

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ABOUT THE FOUNDERS OF TRUNKWORKSLLP
Trunk Works was started by Manini and Saloni who are moms to a six-year-old daughter and seven-year-old son respectively. They saw the lack of fun high-quality games and activities which prevent a fear of math and science from seeping in, and which foster holistic language development during childhood. Trunk Works seeks to fill this gap.The founders strongly believe that all children are highly capable, but just need the information to be disseminated in an age-appropriate and fun-inducing way. To achieve this they decided to teach concepts using a hands-on, inquiry-based fun method. Their underlying goal is to foster exploration, creativity, and curiosity. Children will be empowered and encouraged to approach math, science, and language with confidence.

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MOMMYSWALL RATINGS
What we loved most about TrunkWorkLLP is the very thought process which has gone into the making of this product.So like we always say, a product or anything of that sorts always comes up in good shape if the need to create it is well identified.That is exactly how TrunkworksLLP came up with fun based learning games for kids.The games developed by them are a great way to stimulate a child’s growth through engagement and curiosity.Making learning a fun activity is so very important in order to keep the kids engaged.The TrunkWorksLLP Education based games help in:
1.increased motivation
2.buoyed creativity
3.enhanced problem-solving skills
4.a greater sense of personal responsibility
5.the joy of autonomy and independence

We would definitely recommend these learning games for kids.Also as its, the brainchild of two lovely mothers Saloni and Manini this product has our heart!We would give a rating of 4.5/5.We would want to see them come up with more such lovely and educative games for kids.

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The World’s your Canvas-Make Sure you color it well with Azafran Organic Crayons


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My 2.5 years old daughter loves coloring just like other kids of her age.I introduced colors to her when she was 18 months old, and ever since I  have been engaging her in painting and coloring sessions.Whenever I go to a stationery shop, I always tend to look for something new and out of the box tools or kits which will enable my daughter to engage in an activity so that she doesn’t get bored.This is because kids generally get bored very easily and if they are playing or engaging with the same set of tools or activities time and again.There are also times when she doesn’t want to color but just play along with the crayons.At a time it is making different shapes with the crayons and at other times it is just peeling off the paper covering of the crayons.I also found out that as she was taking off the paper covers of the crayons due to which some amount of color was also going inside her nails.The fact that my daughter has a habit of thumb sucking scared me because she would start sucking her thumb after she was done with this coloring session of hers.This would naturally scare me because there were times when I would find bits of the crayons in her nails.Frankly speaking, we always check the ingredients of the food we buy and its expiry, but we never did this for crayons.This was a time when Azafran Organic Crayons came to my rescue!

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WHY AZAFRAN ORGANIC CRAYONS?
Azafran Organic Crayons is the brainchild of Azafran Innovacion.A lot has been said about organic food and other such things.Azafran Innovacion has gone one step further in this and launched their organic crayons range.The best part is that they do not contain any animal ingredients.In their nature of being organic, they do not harm the nature and its resources in any way.These crayons are made with 100 % natural ingredients which include soya wax, sunflower wax, and food grade colors.This is the very reason that they are safe for your kids, and you need not worry if the kid gobbles a bit by mistake(Although we all agree that’s not what colors are meant for-But kids will have their way!)

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AZAFRAN ORGANIC CRAYONS UNBOXING
The colors come in a normal cardboard yellow colored box, which has a small illustration on the top.There is a total of 8 different colors in the packet.These colors are square shaped which makes the gripping and handling easy for the kids.

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WHAT CAUGHT OUR ATTENTION?
These are colors, but of course, the following things caught our attention:
1.ORGANIC NATURE- I never knew what exactly went into making of colors.But when I found Azafran organic crayons, I was happy that my daughter was playing and learning with something safe and completely natural.The best part being the colors are edible, so we need not worry even if the kid by mistake eats them.
2.SQUARE SHAPED – This is the best feature which I personally liked about them.You need not sharpen the crayons, a thing which we often tend to do for other brand crayons.You can just start scribbling or coloring from any end of the square crayon.The square shape improves gross motor skills.The very way in which the kid will hold the crayons will definitely enable in developing these skills.
3.ENABLE PLAY TIME – Yes apart from the coloring session in which your kids will indulge in, these coloring blocks are bound to become your kids best friends.They are fun for stacking and building.Kids can play different stacking games with these, just in the same way as they would do with blocks of any kind.
4.NEED NOT BE SHARPENED -All crayons these days with a sharpener.But Azafran crayons need not be sharpened.They are square shaped and can be held from any angle and put to use on the canvas.They provide easy grip for those little hands.
5.WATERPROOF & NON STICKY- The Azafran colors are waterproof and nonsticky.Even if it stains your kids’ clothes(they tend to transfer color to clothes are they are a bit greasy), the color comes off very easily. Continue reading

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MOMMYSWALL REVIEW -
We give it a 4.5/5 rating.All in all, it is an excellent product, the prime reason being it is organic in nature and is made with 100% natural ingredients which include organic waxes of palm and soya, organic soya butter & food grade colors.I would definitely recommend Azafran box of crayons to fellow mommies.
We would like to see more colors in the box, as currently, it has only 8 of them.

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WHERE CAN YOU BUY AZAFRAN CRAYONS FROM?
You can buy it from online from here.
You can also read more about them here.

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Making Bedtime Stories More Fun- Bookyboo Kids Book


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Reading is one of the best activities which a mother can inculcate in her child.We recently got a lovely and a colorful kids’ illustration storybook in our mail- BookyBoo kids book!
We got the BookyBoo kids book a week back, and my toddler is loving it, thanks to the introduction of bedtime stories to her.

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Since my toddler is a little too young to read books, we have hopped on the lovely journey of reading out books to her and yes I ensure that I read out a story to her before we go off to sleep.It has become a night-time ritual for us.Reading opens a child’s’ mind to a new world altogether.Books can open up their thinking to a wide array of thoughts and it makes you visit so many places virtually.It improves vocabulary, diction, and pronunciation.

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WHAT IS BOOKYBOO KIDS BOOK?
The Bookyboo kids book is a personalized book for your kid.The book is personalized according to a kids gender.We got a personalized book for Varanya from Bookyboo kids.The story of the book revolves around the central character of the book which is your kid.In our case it was Varanya.The story starts with Varanya discovering a letter one fine morning that her parents have been captured by the evil forces of EVILOR.As we move further into the story, she takes the help of various animals who help her in this quest of finding and rescuing her parents.Apart from the usual story, the book also helps the toddler in getting to know more about the animals mentioned in the book.When we are not talking about the story we learn about different animals, the sounds they make, their habitat and the different kinds of food they eat.

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WHAT DID WE LOVE ABOUT BOOKYBOO KIDS BOOK?

1.It is customizable according to one’s own needs.This one was customized for us.It can be customized for one family with one or two kids and even single parents.
2.The book is full of lovely and eye capturing illustrations.Children are particularly fond of big and vibrant images and the Bookyboo kids does just that and manages to get kids hooked onto its beautiful pictures.
3.The book is made out of thick quality premium paper which does not tear off very easily.This is a great feature which I liked because you never know when a toddler or your kid might throw a tantrum on the book.The thick paper ensures the books are safe! Continue reading

4.Bedtime ritual has become all the more fun with BookyBoo kids Book.
5.Early reading helps in increasing learning aptitude and also expands their vocabulary.
6.It helps in retention of information, improves interpersonal skills and in most cases helps instill the feeling of empathy towards a particular character or situation.
7.It helps a child to get acquainted by his/her name, and the corresponding spellings.

MOMMYSWALL REVIEW
Like we said earlier, the BookyBoo Kids Book has made our bedtime ritual of reading even more interesting and fun.The panoramic illustrations in the book are also one of the other features which caught our attention as well.It also has some lovely messages which will inculcate the values of kindness and love among children.we will give it a 5/5.326

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Happy Mother’s Day


Happy Mother’s day to all you gorgeous mothers. You inspire us, you make us write!!

Have a great day!! God Bless!!

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Playshifu Safari -Game Box Review


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We recently got the in touch with the Playshifu Team and they were kind enough to send us a gaming box of our choice.Kids are generally first introduced to animals in rhymes and in their day- to-day life.No wonder they know the names of all animals and their sounds by the time they start formal schooling.My daughter is no different, that is the reason why I selected the SHIFU SAFARI Gaming Box for her.

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WHAT EXACTLY IS PLAYSHIFU GAMING BOX?
PLAYSHIFU is an educational game box which works on the concept of AR(Augmented Reality).Augmented Reality is a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are supplemented by a computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video or graphics.This, in turn, provides a realistic view and makes learning more interactive and fun as well.In this era of technological advancement, where books are equally important, I personally feel that engaging kids in technology are not a bad idea either. As a mother to a toddler, I feel that there should be a healthy mix of both the traditional way of teaching and technology.If kids are given these aids and tools with proper monitoring, there is no harm in using these things.When kids are too young, apart from the books they need something extra to understand things.This is one of the main reasons why play and learn is promoted in schools these days.This is also the prime factor why there are so many educative toys in the market.The PLAYSHIFU gaming box does just that by breaking the monotony of teaching solely from books and making learning more fun, enjoyable and interactive at the same time.

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WHAT COMES IN THE PLAYSHIFU GAME BOX?
The Playshifu Gaming Box comes with the following things:
1.Cloth Pouch – The cloth pouch comes handy when you want to take the cards out and cannot carry them in the box.Personally, I loved this idea, because many a times families are traveling, and we often look at ways to engage our kids during the journey.This is because many a time we carry toys, different kinds of clays and other such stuff to keep the kid busy during a long flight or so.The Shifu Play Cards are an excellent way to keep those little munchkins.It is this cloth bag only which makes the entire box portable.

2.A Mobile/Tablet Stand – This stand helps in keeping the mobile in a fixed position, so when the flashcards are brought in the play area, the animals/objects come alive.It also relieves the user of holding the mobile, thereby making playtime more easier.

3.A Set of 60 Flash Cards – As I mentioned earlier, my daughter loves animals, and gets excited whenever she sees a bird or any street dog, I decided to get the SHIFU SAFARI box for her.The box contains a set of 60 animal flash cards.Frankly speaking, I was not expecting so many cards.60 is quite a number- right?.Even if one doesn’t intend to use the app all the time, parents can always play and engage kids in flash cards.Yes, these flash cards can be used in numerous ways like reciting a story, pretend play, developing vocabulary and pronunciation.

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HOW DOES IT WORK?
1.Download the app from www.playshifu.com/#safari
2.Place the device on the stand and launch the app.
3Now as soon as you launch the app, a play area would be visible to you.Bring the flash cards in this play area.When the animal comes in the play area range, the device detects it and it is almost as similar as if the animals have come alive in the play area.This is the USP of the product which my daughter enjoyed to the fullest. Continue reading

4.Now as the animal comes to life on the device, you can learn about its habitat, sounds it makes.This feature is particularly more suitable for preschoolers as they are still learning and exploring many new things.Touch the animal to see how it moves and the sounds it makes(Animals and their Sounds- I am sure they are a hit with your kids as well!)
5.This is also beneficial for learning spells, as there is another feature of the spell in the app.This feature is very helpful for kids who have started their schools.

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MOMMYSWALL REVIEW
As a mother of a toddler, I am always searching for ways to engage.Also because of the fact, that I am a working mother, so double the work. In my quest for different things, as much as I look for uniqueness in a product, I also do not ignore that apart from being a  source of learning, at the same time it should also be fun and innovative.This is what we loved about the Playshifu gaming box.The box concentrates on developing these areas for a kid:

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1.EXPLORATION – When the animals come to life in the play area, the kids can explore various things around the animal.For eg, its habitat, the food it eats.This also enables a question/answer cum interactive round between the kids and their parents.
2.VOCABULARY – The spelling feature in the app is a great bonus point which will help in developing the pronunciation and vocabulary at the same time.By using flashcards they are more likely to remember words.
3.IMAGINATION – Kids’  and their imaginations always sore to new levels every time.Kids ask all sorts of questions, all because there is no limit to their imagination.So the Shifu gaming box gives wings to their imaginations when kids get into the story mode with these flash cards.
4.VISUALIZATION/MEMORY – When kids see these animals come into almost life mode, they tend to remember these images, and later on begin visualizing these things.So for example, if my daughter learnt the sound of a dog through the SHIFU app, this will get imprinted and she will visualize what exactly a dog looks like.So next time she actually sees a dog, she knows that it is actually a dog!

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We are in love with the PLAYSHIFU gaming box these days.Even if I do not engage my daughter on the app all the times, I just hand over the flash cards to her.These flash cards keep her busy for a good 15-20 minutes.I will not shy away from saying that because kids have a very short attention span, she starts throwing them here and there when she gets bored of them!
The SHIFU gaming box can also serve as a great gifting option owing to its uniqueness.We all know Augmented Reality is a rage throughout the world, and the founders of SHIFU have done a great job by coming up with this wonderful product.
The only thing which is keeping me a bit worried, is I don;t have a tablet yet, so I use it on the phone, and the phone heats up very soon.We also understand that since the size of the app is huge, the phone might not be able to give a best user experience because of the small screen size and heating problems!

FROM WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE SHIFU BOX?
1.PLAYSHIFU
2.AMAZON.IN
3.FLIPKART.COM

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The SHIFU box comes on other variants as well which are: Travel, Jobs,Space.You can pick any of these according to the interest and age of your child.All in all, we loved the product, its packaging, and the entire concept.This is definitely which is bound to capture the market in the next few years.We would like to give it a 4.8/5.

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PureBiology Total Eye – Complete Eye Solution


By – Varda Agrawal

It was my Mom’s 50 th birthday, when I observed that the endless hours of hard work for us, her children & the family as a whole has started showing effects on her beautiful face. While we were growing up all these years in her comfort & protection , she was also growing up. The shine in her beautiful eyes… which gives us strength were still there but her eyes were showing effects of aging , fine lines , few dark circles here & there … and puffiness.

It was then that I decided that I want to gift her something which will reduce the efeects of aging on her beautiful eyes…. I went ahead & got PureBiology Total Eye. Continue reading

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 PureBiology Total Eye

A truly all-purpose eye cream for anti-aging and the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, bags and dark circles, while protecting the delicate under eye skin from UV rays and environmental radicals.

Infused with two proprietary formulations, Fision™ Instant Lift & Baobab Tien™. Together, these ingredients promote both short and long-term benefits to the under eye area. Fision™ instantly firms and lifts under eye skin while Baobab Tien™ promotes sustainable skin health through its natural defensive and restorative properties.

 Company Claims

  • Lightweight in texture
  •  Fast absorbing
  • Non-greasy
  • Suitable to apply under make-up
  • Can be used at any time of the day
  • Ideal for use anytime of the day.
  • Cream is paraben, fragrance and cruelty free.
  • Made entirely in the USA. in an FDA registered laboratory.

How to Use

Apply to area directly under eyes and massage gently, extending towards the temple, until fully absorbed.

For best result it is recommended that it should be used both day & night.

 What I Observed

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  • Very soft & light in texture.
  • Very hydrating.
  • Easy to use with air pump nozzle.
  • It spreads well hence very little quantity is enough for application.
  • It is non greasy & got absorbed in the skin very quickly. Hence it can also be used under the make up.
  •  Gives Photo ready appearance.

Will I recommend Pure Biology Total Eye

My mother totally loved PureBiology Total Eye. It showed instant effect as well as long term effect, as fine lines & dark circles are noticeably reduced.

So Whatever you may be looking for immediate solution to tired-looking or weathered eyes and want a noticeably firmer and lifted appearance within minutes or a long-term solution to fine lines, wrinkles, bags and dark circles, Total Eye is the answer.

Where I Can Buy

This amazing product is available on Amazon India.

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Munchkinz – Online Shopping Store


By – Varda Agrawal

With new addition to the family comes, new reasons to celebrate & enjoy… And it won’t be wrong to say that, for all the women out there, nothing can be more enjoyable than shopping …

I mean who doesn’t love shopping!! And if it is for your little one then we love it even more… don’t we?

Throughout my second pregnancy, I was busy making list of things that may be needed for baby & me. A really long list, as now I had 2 little ones to shop for … a little boy & my soon to arrive new baby.  I was surfing through the various available options of online shopping.

I feel that online shopping is a total luxury especially for moms like me, who are expecting soon or having babies… In fact in today’s busy & fast world it’s a treat for everyone.

Today I will introduce you to one such online shopping website… Munchkinz

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Munchkinz is the online store, founded in 2016 with aim to dress your baby with original brands from around the world all under one roof. Munchkinz also works with designers & brands from India. Continue reading

What do Munchkinz Offers

Here you’ll find complete range of products of latest designs, for mother & child.  The product ranges from baby and children’s clothes, shoes, toys, accessories, to gifts and more for children 0-9 years. It also offers maternity clothes.

What do I like about Munchkinz

  • High quality products.
  • Wide range & variety of the products are available
  • Easy user interface.
  • Brands from all over the world as well as India are available.
  • Easy return policy.
  • Payment by credit card & debit card ( I wish COD can also be offered)
  • Fast delivery

So Moms go online… give yourself & your kids a treat. Next time you are in mood of shopping… shop on Munchkinz, for exclusive shopping experience with high-quality brands and excellent customer service.

Happy Shopping!

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Origami Tulip Flowers- DIY Art n Craft


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Hola!How is it going? The vacations are almost on to us and I am going bonkers thinking about different ways to occupy the kiddos during the ample time they will throughout the holidays.So there will be some excursions to Nature Park, zoo, library and to the malls too, some creative writing and story reading exercising and then a lot of art and craft.
What best to start giving them some gyan on life skills than Origami? Origami says be simple, be systematic and don’t give up. Origami says simple is beautiful.
Thus, looking at various projects, I zeroed down to these beautiful tulip bouquet. Origami flowers are something that many of us would have made during our childhood days. Why to devoid the kids of something so simple yet beautiful?  This is a perfect Origami for kids ideas and here is the simplest way to make them.

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I took some patterned origami paper for this but plain paper works just fine too, a few barbecue sticks for the stem, fevicol, green card paper, pencil and scissors.

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Here are the steps-

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Fold again from the opposite side, open it once more.

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Fold from one corner to the other opposite corner by creasing it firmly with your nails. Open it.  Fold the top half backwards, and then unfold.

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Fold the left and right corners to the top corner.
Repeat the step for the other side.

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Using only the top layers, insert the right flap all the way into the left flap.
Make sure the folded creases at the bottom of the flaps are at the same height and not uneven.

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Turn the figure over and repeat.

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Now blow into the bottom of the tulip and it should puff up. Peel the top of the petals down but ensure that the tucks are not disturbed.
Insert colored barbecue sticks with random paper leaves stuck to it and we are done.
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The Fit Mom Project – Health & Fitness App For Mothers


 

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The Fit Mom Project is an app for expecting mothers and new moms who need immediate access to information & tools related to nutrition, exercises & fitness, and primary health care. The founders – Ashwini Marathe, Mandar Marathe & Nilesh Satpute envision The Fit Mom Project to be a critical platform that will bring together nutritionists, physiotherapists, gynaecologists / obstetricians and other health care providers in a bid to deliver health services to regions that are devoid of access to primary healthcare. Continue reading

Neonatal death (new born death occurring within 28 days postpartum) is often attributed to inadequate access to basic medical care, during pregnancy and after delivery. This accounts for 40–60% of infant mortality in developing countries, including India.

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With personal funds and limited time, The Fit Mom Project was launched in September 2016 as a blog. The App was launched much later in January 2017 and promises to achieve much more. The current version of the pregnancy app includes these basic features:

  • 100+ demonstrations of Prenatal & Antenatal Exercises by certified Physiotherapists and Antenatal Specialists
  • Pregnancy Tools & Calculators like Due Date Calculator, BMI Calculator, Weight Gain Estimator, Ovulation Calculator and more.
  • Blogs on Fitness, Yoga, Exercises, Nutrition, Lifestyle for moms.

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Very soon, the App will provide access to Nutritionists, Physiotherapists & Gynaecologists via a Q&A Chat feature. Expecting mothers and moms will be able to chat with experts and get answers to their most pressing questions. Future initiatives include listing of service providers on the website www.fitmoms.in and within the App. The Fit Mom Project Team is working with leading nutritionists to put together food composition tables for local Indian foods by region. This rich information will aid in meal planning & nutrition counselling. The team is also in talks with leading diagnostic / pathology laboratories to collaboratively offer cardiology, radiology and pathology services to mothers. An iPhone and a Android Tablet version of the App are under development.

The Fit Mom Project Android App has received 2000+ downloads organically in 3 months of launch. The team is now working towards bringing better features and generating traction in the months to come.

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The Free App is available for download on the Play Store:

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Please download and share with expecting mothers and other friends who might find it helpful.

 

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Pinkalicious Designer KidsWear


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The kids fashion industry has take every one by the storm.Soon as we become parents, we stop shopping for ourselves and put our heart and soul into our baby’s clothes .Kids fashion is becoming a rage these days.Many more parents are turning into getting customized or special products for their kids.We came across one such mommy Nikhat Adwani, whose story we will be sharing in our post today.

So today we will be talking about a brand called ‘Pinkalicious’. We at MommysWall got a packet for our little daughter.

WHAT CAME IN THE PACKET:
1.A CUTE BLUE COLOR COLLARED T-SHIRT – The shirt is made of fine cotton and is perfect for the sweltering Delhi summers.My daughter does not have a T-shirt collection yet, and I think this is the perfect one to start off with.The polo T-shirt can be paired with a denim shorts.It can also be styled with beige colored pants or chinos as well.
2.CROCHET PINK PURSE – Crochet is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials using a crochet hook.Purses and handbags are a hit with baby girls, as they generally see their moms carrying similar stuff to work or elsewhere. This pink colored Crochet purse sent across by the Pinkalicious Team, has become my daughters’ favorite and she has started taking everywhere, be it a park or to an evening party.
3.PINK NECKLACE – My daughter loves playing with beaded necklaces of her grandmother, and loves getting clicked in them.This one is the first in her jewelry edition collection.Though she is a little too small for all this, but a little jewelry never did any harm to a girl. :)

ABOUT PINKALICIOUS BRAND
The spark behind Pinkalicious was the dire need of a mother to find an exclusive dress for her daughter’s 5th Birthday Party!
From one dress and design, it became multiples. Designing kids wear for all occasions and events, we can take on every request be it big or small. Pinkalicious offers a great variety of colorful chic, stylish and trendy designer kids wear for girls (3yrs-8yrs)

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MOMMYSWALL REVIEW
In today’s modern times, shopping for a toddler is an ardent task for today’s parents.Each parent wishes to have something new and unique for their kids.Often parents sometimes do not wish to purchase their kids birthday dress from a shopping mall, because they want it to be unique as well as fashionable.The Pinkalicious Designer Kids Wear does just that.They design unique products for kids aged between 3- years.Also because it is a mother’s brain(Nikhat Adwani) behind this unique store, we can expect something out of the box and beautiful at the same time in kids fashion arena.Since no one knows and understands a baby’s needs and what will look good on their babies apart from their mothers, MommysWall gives full points to Nikhat on coming up with this unique idea.Her collection is all about the kids- so it speaks the emotion of being quirky as well as casual at the same time.They have a mix of both the modern as well as ethnic collection.

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MOMMYSWALL RATING – We would definitely give it a 5/5, for being quirky as well as innovative, blending both modern and ethnic collection.And the final points, because a mother put her heart and soul in it.

You can buy Pinkalicious wear from :

https://www.facebook.com/pinkaliciouskids
www.firstcry.com
www.mylittlemuffet.com

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Baby First Soap & Powder -Product Review


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As mothers we take utmost care of our babies.Motherhood makes us extra cautious, when it comes to using products on their skin. A baby’s skin is extremely soft and often extra sensitive which makes it more prone to allergies and sometimes eczema as well.While selecting grooming skin care products for your baby, you should keep in mind the ingredients which make up the product.Also look out for any additives or preservatives which might harm the baby due to which he might even develop an allergic reaction.As a mother, I am not very keen on experimenting with new products.So when we at Mommyswall Team were contacted by Healthfitz Team, and told about their range of 100% FDA approved baby care products, we thought that this was definitely not worth missing.

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WHAT ALL I DO BEFORE TRYING A NEW PRODUCT ON MY BABY:
1. I first try it on my skin for a couple of days. I think this is a tried and tested formula which many moms across the world would swear by.This is because , as a mom it would be better if in a worst case scenario, allergies landed on my skin rather than the baby itself.
2.I always read the ingredients which make up the products.This helps me in identifying the potential benefits of the ingredients used, and  look out for any additives(if any).
3.I also try to do a patch test as and when possible.

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So Healthfitz Team sent us a packet which consisted of the following:
1.Baby Soap
2.Baby Powder

THE COMPOSITION

Baby Soap – The baby soap consists of 72% total fatty matter and is made of 100 % vegetable oil.Vegetable oil is said to give conditioning and nourishing properties to the soap.

Baby Powder – The main component of this baby powder is Vitamin E and aloe vera extracts.Apart from keeping your immune system up, Vitamin E also helps in moisturization of your skin.Aloe is used in households across the world.We all know it also has anti-inflammatory and cooling properties.

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OUR EXPERIENCE
So far  we have good experience with both the soap and the powder.The soap lathers well and keeps my daughter’s skin moisturized and hydrated at the same time.The soap’s main ingredient is vegetable oil which provide the suppleness to the skin.It is Ph neutral, thus completely safe to be used on baby’s skin.It also protects against extreme dry skin- a condition many new born babies face.The entire baby care range is FDA approved.The baby powder also has mild fragrance , and is perfectly well suited for the upcoming summers

WHERE CAN YOU BUY IT?The entire bay care range of ‘Baby First ‘ brand can be purchased from Flipkart.com and Snapdeal.com.They also have their own site at :
http://www.healthfitz.com/

PRICING
The two products which were sent to us are decently priced :The soap was 50gms and is priced at I.N.R 29.The baby powder also comes at an economical price of I.N.R 45 for 100 gms.

MOMMYSWALL REVIEW
We would give it a 4/5 .The only thing on which they can improve is to make the packaging more attractive.We all know the famous saying ‘Never judge a book by its Cover’, but just making the packet more visually appealing, is surely going to add to its brand value more.

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Veg Lasagna Recipe


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Here is a mouthwatering recipe of veg lasagna. Its both healthy as well as delicious. You can customise as you like. I definitely added an Indian twist to it.

What you will need

  • Lasagna Sheets- 7-8
  • Tomato Puree (blanch tomatoes in hot water, remove the skin and blend) – 4
  • Onion- 1
  • Spinach- half cup finely chopped
  • Veggies of your choice ( I used all colours of bell pepper, mushrooms, zucchini)
  • Garlic – 4-5 cloves finely chopped
  • Pizza/Pasta seasoning
  • Pepper, red chilli powder
  • For the White Sauce- Half cup milk, 1 TBSP butter, 1 tsp maida
  • Grated Mozzarella Cheese and grated processed cheese (I used Amul) Continue reading

What do I do Next?

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Cook Lasagna sheets in salted water and keep aside. It should turn translucent and still remain stiff.

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In a pan heat oil, add chopped onion, garlic and once brown, add chopped spinach and mix till spinach turns soft. Add chopped veggies to the pan and fry till veggies turn soft.

Add tomato puree to the mix and top it with salt, chilli powder and pasta seasoning and cook till you get your desired consistency.

White sauce

On low heat add 1 TBSP butter and fry 1 tsp maida in it, to this add milk salt and pepper and stir still you have a smooth paste. Turn off the flame.

Now for the Assembly

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Preheat the oven to 170 degree

Grease an oven proof dish. Place pasta sheets in a row. Add your veggie mix on the sheet and top it with white sauce and cheese. Add another layer of the same.

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Put this in the oven for 40 mins and your tasty lasagna is ready. You dont have to go to some high end Italian restaurant for this :)

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