The Story Of Failure – A Journey Towards Success

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I remember those days when my little baby boy started hitting his milestones, sitting, crawling, standing & then walking!! He tried to walk … fell, cried for a moment and in a few minutes he tried again…it went on like this until one day he took few steps for the very first time. A very bright smile of achievement could be seen on his little innocent face. Continue reading

My little baby has grown up to become Mumma’s little boy or in his words ‘BIG BOY’.

That day while I went to pick him up from the Preschool, his class teacher informed me about a sports event which was to be conducted in the next 10 days. The teacher requested all the parents to take note of the information displayed on the notice board.

On our way home, as usual me & my son were having a chat about what all things happened in the school. He told me that they were given extra time for sports … did long jumps this & that.

His teacher had told them to try to drive a bicycle without the support wheels….

Yes, it was one of the activities which were to be conducted on sports event, & parents were asked to help the kids with this at home.

I told my son, “Oh Dear, You are so small … you will not be able to do it, you will fall down & get hurt. We will learn it later when you will be a big boy.”

“Oh  Mamma , I want to learn. I will not fall down. See I am a ‘BIG BOY’.’’ He said while standing on his toes!!

The Motherly fear in me tried to explain to him again.

“But Beta, you will fall down & get hurt.  ”

To this he said, “Mamma, if I fall you apply medicine & again I will ride my bicycle… I will learn I am a BIG BOY. BIG BOYS don’t get hurt.”

That day when my husband got home, the first thing he had to do was to remove the support wheels of his bicycle.

Everyday from evening till night the only thing my son did was to try to ride the bicycle on his own. Me, My husband & his grandparents would walk with him holding his cycle. He would say don’t hold, don’t hold I will manage on my own… but we anyway did.

He fell down almost everyday but he continued anyhow. He could ride a bicycle for fraction of second and fall. But he was happy with it & kept trying.

Then came the Big Day!!

In the sport event, almost all the kids participated in all the sports activities. But very few participated in the Bicycle race.  One of those few kids was my son. My kid did not win that race … but he could ride it only for a fraction of minute… & then he fell.

But anyway both of us, me & my husband, cheered for him. He walked to us with sad little face….     “ Sorry Mumma, I could not win. But I will ride the cycle when I get home!!”

This made me realize, that children are born fearless… it is us, the parents & the society who teach them the fear of failure.

We Parents want our kids to have a very bright future & a successful career & there is nothing wrong in it.

But in reality, success only comes to a person with to do attitude. In this journey towards success there may be several moments of failure. But we have to overcome the fear of failure & move forward towards our goal… As it is said, that Winners are not those people who never fail, but people who never quit.

Surf excel, a detergent brand from Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) is taking forward their philosophy of ‘ Daag Ache hain ‘ , with brand new campaign ‘Haar ko harao’.

This campaign is focused on parenting challenge of helping kids cope up with the failure. In India, where failure is unacceptable and everybody wants to win without putting in all the hard work. This video of Surf excel ‘Haar ko harao’  is a must watch for all the parents.

Happy Parenting!!


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Soaking in the Winter Sun – Camping Tips


 It’s the winter season – the best time to take your kids out to play! Since it’s not too hot, they can have fun as well as soak in some much-needed Vitamin D.

Winters are a great time for family picnics, treks and day camps. Outdoor play is necessary so that kids understand their environment and become accustomed to nature, different activities and behavior.

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While during winters, night camp isn’t possible for younger kids, day camps are a great option for kids to explore the different nuances of nature. Camps are a great source of education, learning and fun. It gives them an instant opportunity to connect with their peers and other teachers with whom they might not have interacted. Most schools organize day camps for their students. But you could organize the perfect day camp for them too.

Highlighting some of the advantages of organizing a camp activity for your little ones:

1. It helps them make everlasting bonds with their peers and friends. Camps are a great way of bonding and will lay down the foundations of beautiful friendships which will be cherished for life.


2.Camps are a great way to develop confidence and resilience. There are high chances that your kid might be doing a certain activity for the first time while camping. So even if it means bruising your knee, it is only making your kid stronger and more confident in the long run.

3. Camps help kids to understand nature. As new parents, we try to avoid any outdoor activity because of the fear of getting dirty or in the worst case, falling sick. Sending your kid to an outdoor nature camp will only enable them to adapt to nature in a better way and understand nature and its ways.

I am sharing some tips that will help you in preparing for that perfect day camp -

You can always think of a theme around the camp. For e.g. a police thief game might be the central theme of the camp. In this, some kids can come dressed as policemen, while others can come dressed as thieves. This will not only break the monotony of a regular day camp but introduce an element of fun in it.


Now that you are ready with the theme, you can go ahead and plan the activities. These activities should be in sync with the theme.  Plan different games or any sorts of board games which you might want to carry to the camp as well.


You might be aware of the current season of the location of the camp, but what must not be missed is the local weather. So always check the general weather trend. You might need to carry rain supplies, just in case it starts pouring.

When it comes to outdoor camps, the abundance of mosquitoes and other insects is a major concern. It is therefore very important to dress your kids accordingly. Always dress them up in full-sleeved clothes to keep dust and germs at bay. Avoid dark-coloured clothing as it tends to attract mosquitoes. The easiest way to avoid mosquitoes is by using either of these two mosquito repellents -

GOODKNIGHT FABRIC ROLL-ON – The Goodknight Fabric Roll-On is 100 % natural, made of pure citronella and eucalyptus oils. Just put 4 dots on your little one’s clothes and he is ready to set out for his camp. This provides protection for up to 8 hours so that your kids enjoy a mosquito-free playtime at their respective day camps.

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GOODKNIGHT PATCHES – You can keep those nasty mosquitoes away by applying these cute little patches over your little one’s dress. Because they are loaded with the goodness of natural oils, you need not worry about mosquitoes spoiling your kid’s play routine at the camp.

Furthermore, both these products are also paediatrician certified so stock yourself with these repellents at all times and use them on a daily basis, such as applying 4 dots on your child’s uniform before they leave for school or when they go out to play in the evening.

So go ahead and plan that much needed outdoor camp for your little one and his friends, and let them explore Mother Nature at its best!







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6 Creative Ideas for Decorating a New Born Baby’s Room on a Budget

By Randy,


The arrival of the baby in the family makes the parents excited and happy. The excitement of the parents compelled them to make give every possible thing to their child. The making of the newborn baby’s room is the first and the foremost expression of love for the baby as most parents start preparing the baby’s room before the birth. As the parents of the newborn baby, your life is going to be filled with excitement, joy, and bliss. You will start doing everything which is good for your baby. From the point, you have conceived your baby until the end of your life the center of focus for you is your baby. In order to give a comfortable and cozy environment for your baby you should decorate the beautiful and amazing nursery for the baby. Some of the creative ideas for the beautiful nursery are as follows.


Creative Painting:

As you all know that whether you are decorating your bedroom or your newborn baby’s room the color of the walls determines the overall look of the room. In order to make your baby’s room beautiful and exciting, you should paint the walls of the room creatively. There are many latest techniques of painting through which you can create a theme in the room. The themed painting can play a major role in making your child creative and innovative. Therefore, instead of simply painting the walls, you should do the themed painting on the walls of your newborn baby’s room.

The Element of Nature:

In order to make your child a nature-lover you should introduce your child to the natural things right from the beginning. You can make your child nature-lover by adding the element of nature in your child’s room. In order to make your baby’s room beautiful and amazing, you should create a perfect nature theme with the help of an alphabetical-tree. No matter it is a baby boy or a baby girl you should make sure to provide the natural inkling in your newborn baby room. Continue reading


Hang 3D Toys:

Every child is inclined towards the attractive colors and themes right from the beginning. In order to indulge your child in something playful and exciting, you should hang the 3D toys on the walls of the room. You can hang the 3D toys with the help of good quality cordless drills, Check this post. This will make the baby’s room beautiful and attractive.

Simple Convertible Crib:

While you are designing your baby’s room you don’t have to buy the designer crib. In order to provide cozy and comfortable sleeping environment to the baby, you should buy the most affordable and comfortable folding crib. This will prevent you from spending a large amount of money and it will be transformed into a toddler bed when the time comes.


Play Area:

If you want to prevent your baby’s room from getting messy all the time then you should make the separate play area in your baby’s room. You can put some toys like stuffed toys and other rattling toys in that area in order to engage your baby in the playful activities.

Add Details:

While you are decorating your baby’s room then instead of splurging money on big and expensive furniture you should work on the small details like hanging creative pictures in the room and hanging cartoons and toys on the walls of the room.


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Randy is a mechanical engineer with the construction business of his own. He knows all the ins and outs of the industry and the right use of the tools. That is exactly what he teaches on his blog. He regularly posts on Best Cordless Drills Pro, navigate to this website.

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Your Body After Childbirth – The Facts That You Need to Know

By Kathy,

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After waiting nine, long months, you have finally got the chance to meet your small one in person, and we bet that was a memory that you will hold on to, as any mother does, for the rest of your life! Going through those nine months is both a wonderful but also a hard experience.

Pregnancy symptoms are no joke with the morning sickness, swollen feet, aching back, tender breasts and what not. And so is childbirth. But you will quickly learn that is not all for nothing, and that is the very same moment when you make the first eye contact with your baby.

But what most people will not tell you is that the hard part does not stop there. There are more than a few body changes that you have to deal with in the weeks that follow after you have given birth. Interested to find out more about these body changes? Let’s start, shall we?

The body changes that occur after childbirth

·You will keep your baby belly –

It will take around a few weeks even two months before you lose your baby belly. That is due to the stretching of the abdominal muscles that develops over the nine months of pregnancy.

It will take time, motivation, a healthy diet plan, and hard work if you are really interested in losing that baby belly and yes, we do mean exercise. However, you would like to wait at least one month before you proceed with exercising to let your body get back to normal without you putting too much pressure. Continue reading

·Your whole body aches –

After you have given birth and you are finally moved back to your room, you will soon start to feel fatigue and aches throughout the whole body. And that is normal – there is nothing wrong with you.

Perhaps you will feel as if you have done a whole 3 hours of heavy exercising without pressing pause but again, it is totally normal. After all the contractions and pushing is done, it is normal to feel weak and aching. But all that will pass after you spend a few days in bedrest.

·There is still cramps present –

Once that you successfully have delivered your baby and the placenta out from the uterus now it is up to the uterus to return to its original size. That will not be some joyful experience, unfortunately.

You will probably still feel cramps and abdominal aches throughout the next few weeks as your uterus is getting back to its normal size. Again, this is a normal part of the process.

If you start breastfeeding, chances are that this process will go faster due to the increased release of the hormone oxytocin. However, if you feel as if you cannot deal with the pain, then you can ask your doctor to prescribe some over-the-counter painkillers that you can use and that will not harm your baby.

·You will continue experiencing breast changes –

Most probably your breasts have become tender and enlarged during pregnancy. But that does not stop there. Now that they are filled with milk that is ready to be fed to your baby, you will notice them still being tender, even painful at the touch and enlarged. You will have to make sure that you prevent your milk ducks from getting blocked by changing feeding positions and rotating feeds at each breast as well as use a breasting pump if needed.

·You will bleed heavily –

Lochia is the term being used to describe the heavy bleeding that follows in the next four to seven days after childbirth. This is normal, again it is only a reaction to your body getting back to normal after you have given birth. You will most probably have to wear sanitary pads – tampons are not recommended, to protect yourself against all that heavy bleeding since spotting is expected to follow in the next four weeks as well.

·You become constipated –

This is a common problem that follows after childbirth. It is suggested that constipation occurs as a result of the anxiety or the worries that you might have that your stitches will tear up if you try to relieve your bowels. That will most likely not happen, except if it is said by the doctor otherwise. You can try to relax, eat more fiber-rich food and drink plenty of water to fight constipation.

·You experience vaginal swelling and stinging –

It will take a few days for your vagina to get back into shape and vaginal swelling and stinging are the ways that it is done. If it becomes a lot for you, you can try putting an ice pack over it a few times over the day as well as getting into a more comfortable position when you sit down by using a pillow.

·You continue to experience night sweats –

Night sweats are a common pregnancy sign that occurs as a result of the hormonal changes in the body.

However, this could continue to follow during the next couple of weeks as well. This happens also as a result of hormonal changes that take time to get back into normal.

Your body is retaining a lot of fluid after pregnancy and excess sweating is one of the ways that it can get rid of it. Make sure that you are sleeping in comfortable clothes and open a window if the weather is nice to let that fresh air cool you down.


As you go through your pregnancy week by week, you wonder what will your baby look like, how will you feel, how will you get around with keeping it safe and warm, but did you wonder about the potential body changes that most probably will follow?

Well, in today’s article we have explained the most common body changes that you should be expecting once you have given birth. Some of them are more easily manageable than other might seem, but you will do it – now that you have your precious baby’s face to motivate you to become stronger, healthier and better for your child!


Author Bio:


Kathy Mitchell is a Travel & Beauty Blogger. She likes to Go Out with her Friends, Travel, Swim and Practice Yoga. In her free time, you can find Kathy curled up Reading her Favorite Novel, or Writing in her Journal. She is also a PR for Joint Health Magazine. To know more about her follow her on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.


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Become a supermom: manage work & family together


It’s been 6 years since Sarita stepped out of the organization where she had worked for 5 years as an HR professional. She was quite satisfied with the idea of quitting her job because she was about to enter a whole new world called ‘motherhood’. It’s been 6 years now and she is still happy as she sends her daughter to school. However, sometimes when she looks down her balcony to find young Radhika go to office in her formal attire, her smile fades a little, and she gets caught in a nostalgic thought. She dismisses it and goes back to her daily chores but late at night, when everyone is asleep, she silently recalls the memories when she, just like Radhika, used to work in a corporate workplace.

Just like Sarita, there are many women in India who quit their jobs because of maternity, marriage, and various other reasons. Data suggests that ~20 million women in India quit working from 2004-05 to 2011-12. A major chunk of these women take this decision during maternity as they look forward to playing an even more important role of a mother. A woman owns the responsibility of taking utmost care of her newborn and raising him/her in the best possible way. And as she does this, the joy of raising her child keeps her from regretting leaving the professional life that she once aspired for.

However, once the child is old enough to not require much of her time like before, she encounters a lack of meaning in devoting all her time at home. It’s then that she looks back to her professional life and her aspirations of becoming financially independent and chasing bigger goals and dreams. These aspirations now ignite in her the desire to go back to work and resume her journey on the professional front. But she is unable to. She is held back either by her low confidence or the inability to go out to work. Even if she breaks these barriers and attempts to go for a job hunt, the employers shut their doors for her stating that her career gap has resulted in an outdated skillset, which the industry doesn’t require anymore. Helplessness then resides in, and she accepts her fate of not being able to work anymore. Thus, in India, ~65% women who quit work due to maternity fail to return to the workforce. Continue reading

Internshala, a leading internships and trainings platform, has come up with a solution to this problem via its initiative “Internships for Women”. This initiative brings internships for all those women who are looking to either start or restart their careers at any stage of their lives. These internships can benefit women in two ways. First, as these are short-term employment opportunities, they provide them a chance to test for themselves whether they would be able to manage the responsibilities of home and work simultaneously. Second, they provide flexible work options like work from home. So, even if a  woman is unable to go out to work, she can keep in touch with the industry, work, and develop her skills.

Under “Internships for Women”, Internshala has 5000+ work from home as well as in-office internship jobs for women at any given time, across different profiles like content writing, graphic design, web development, digital marketing, management, etc. This initiative has helped ~700 women in (re)starting their careers in the past 6 months. Ruchita Jain is one of them. She is a mother who quit her job after giving birth to her soon and started experiencing lack of confidence after that. To overcome the same, she started doing work from home internships to be able to take care of her family and still remain in touch with the industry.

Internshala aims to help a total of 4000 women in transitioning from their domestic life to professional life by March 2018. If you too are looking to spare some time from family life and live your long-desired dream of working as a professional, you may checkout all the available internships by clicking here and apply to as many internships as you like. It’s absolutely free of cost. Another good news is that most of these internships come with a cool stipend. So, don’t let any hesitation reside within and take a step ahead to once again chase your dreams.

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Bohemian Chic Style For Moms

By Sally Writes,

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Keeping up with the latest fashion trends as a mom can feel frustrating at times. But the good news is that style is entirely personal and it is easy to incorporate seasonal trends without trying too hard. Enter Bohemian fashion: this is a trend that continuously shows up every so often characterized by floral designs, baggy outfits, bold jewelry, and hippie looks. Popularized in the 70s, the Boho chic style is loved by young people which makes it interesting as you can coordinate outfits with your children. Shopping with your kids is a great opportunity to bond.

Prints and patterns

Bohemian fashion is simply earthy, baggy, and hippie. Choosing the perfect bohemian outfit significantly relies on nailing the right patterns, colors, and fabrics. As such floral patterns and animalistic prints are critical especially for the maxi skirts and bottoms. The maxi skirts should be free-flowing instead of baggy, and having a monochrome color is advisable for starters. A nice idea would be to buy a floral maxi, a monochrome color, and an animalistic print one. For the tops select kimonos and knitted sweaters. Denim jackets add some chic to the outfit. Steer clear of synthetic fabrics such as nylon and opt for linen, cotton, silk, and suede as the idea is to look earthy, and natural. Continue reading


This is probably the make or breaking point of the bohemian style. When shopping you will want to look for bloom bracelets, lotus necklaces, and hoop earrings. Bold accessories such as silver Buddhist earrings on a dull maxi skirt and a brown knitted sweater is a completely chic outfit. Paisley or floral headscarves should always be toned down such as with a white lace dress. Alternatively, you can select dull headscarves to wear with floral dresses. Indian tapestries, banjara prints, and Kutchi embroidery also work just fine. Finish off the look with flat strappy footwear.


Natural makeup is on the popular again with nude lipsticks flooding the Indian market. Boho fashion is earthy and minimal natural makeup is encouraged. A touch of lip balm, semi-matte nude lipsticks and peachy hues compliment the other pieces which work just fine with earthy colors, bold accessories and natural fabrics.

Unlike other styles, Boho is very particular and even though experimentation and individuality is permissible, you really have to consider the whole outfit before putting it on. Avoid too many patterns and colors in one outfit. Leaving out the jewelry, headscarves, and bag when you have more than three items is advisable especially if the outfit is for your child or for a formal function.

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The Most Common Dengue Symptoms

India and monsoons have a very beautiful relationship. From farmers, shopkeepers and even the common man – everyone waits for monsoons with baited breath. It is all because the long summer spell finally comes to an end and paves the way for lush green water filled fields. Kids aren’t further behind in this, as water is their best friend. Kids and their love for monsoons can very well be attributed to the cosmic connection between kids and water. I guess that is the very reason they don’t want to come out of their water tubs post their bath routines!

While the enjoyment levels of kids soar during monsoons, it should also to be kept in mind that there are whole lot of mosquito-borne diseases on the rise. Monsoons are all about overflowing puddles, which means that there are high chances that water will get accumulated in certain nooks and corners of your locality. This results in standing water, which in turn becomes a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Malaria, chikungunya and dengue are some of the most common diseases caused by mosquito bites worldwide. Quite recently it has been observed that people are getting affected by dengue fever at an alarming rate. dengue is caused by the virus spread by the Aedes mosquito. The mosquito breeds very quickly in wet and humid conditions. The tropical weather of India is also a very favourable condition for the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.

Following are the most common symptoms of dengue:

1. High Fever – High fever up to 104 degrees Celsius is one of the first signs of dengue. While high fever can be a symptom of another disease as well, it is best to go for a blood test to confirm the presence of dengue.


2. Appearance of rashes – The appearance of rashes along with high fever is one of the confirmed signs and symptoms of dengue.


3. Frequent head aches and chills – If your kid is not his usual self and is complaining about sudden chills, you might as well get him checked for dengue.

4. Vomiting – Vomiting is another common symptom when your kid might have the virus. Because vomiting can also be a sign of food poisoning, it is best to consult your paediatrician, to be double sure.

A kid is more susceptible to dengue because the immune system is not well developed if we compare it to that of an adult. Therefore, it is always best to adopt some safeguarding tips which will help to protect them from those nasty mosquito bites:

1. Make sure that there is no standing water around your home and local neighbourhood.

2. It is next to impossible to ask our little ones to stay back at home when it’s their evening play time. Always apply Goodknight’s Fabric Roll-On to their clothes before they step out of home. This product is 100% natural and protects them for 8 hours.

3. While you are indoors, you can use Goodknight Fast Card and get instant relief from mosquitoes which could have sneaked into your home. It leaves a very pleasant fragrance and is pretty affordable – at one rupee per card.


4. One can also switch on Goodknight’s Activ+ System which comes in dual mode and provides protection in all corners of the room.


We are sure all these tips will help you in keeping your little ones protected from nasty mosquitoes and if you are getting paranoid – don’t be! Just be aware and informed of the various symptoms of dengue.



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Drug use in pregnancy: How to avoid problems?!

By Erica,

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In a particular age, you will find every person on medication, one kind or another. Women need to be aware of the fact that while these drugs may be beneficial for them as an individual but they can cause specific issues during pregnancy. You should look up any medicine that you are using if you have even the slightest chance of conceiving. If not a hindrance in the process of your tries it can affect the fetus in its stages of development.

In a study it was conclusive that 2 to 3 % of congenital disabilities are a cause of these drugs. Whether they are prescribed or not it is better to go through the internet and clear your doubts, for example, a drug used for controlling blood sugar, Invokana proved to be harmful to the baby. You never know when you might conceive so you should avoid consuming drugs as much as you can.

If the medication is recommended, the use can be consulted with the doctor. In case the drug is self-advised such as heroin, cocaine, etc. it can prove to be fatal in the worst case scenario, but it can also lead to miscarriage, small size, premature birth, etc. This, however, depends on what type of drug is used, and when was it used during the pregnancy. Your drug use can lead to the child weighing less than a healthy baby. This can weaken the baby’s immunity system and cause intellectual disability and may even prove to be fatal. Drugs can induce premature birth which can cause lung, eye, and learning problems. Here are a few ways to avoid drugs: Continue reading


Although this is hard so is bringing a new life into the world, and if you’re ready to do that, you should be prepared enough to say bye to your party lifestyle and get a move on. If you don’t this can even let the baby be dependent on those drugs at the time of birth, and you wouldn’t want to raise a child into a drug addict now would you.

New friends

Although your old friends are sure to mind, still you need to let a few people go in life if not for yourself for the new life that you’re going to bring in this world .are your drug addicted friends who you want to be role models for your child?

Avoid parties

Although you’re used to very party lifestyles, stick to parties that don’t offer alcohol. If you have the slightest feeling that there might be booze involved that is a no-show. Even though your social circle might take a hit, it will be for the better and people who don’t understand that how important it is to cut back they don’t deserve to be in your life.


Try to spend times doing stuff that doesn’t involve alcohol. Refresh your old talents, try to do something that you always wanted to and just couldn’t get to it. Anything artistic that can calm down the baby and can get your nerves to calm down too.


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Erica is a researcher and an expert of the modern pharmacy. She is very concerned about defective drug management and is currently running her own defective drug and personal injury management firm. She regularly posts at


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How To Teach Your Child To Make Good Fashion Choices

By Sally Writes,

Parents take the lead when it comes to choosing their children’s clothes. Some pick clothes that are practical and made to last for a long time, while others go for fashionable finds to ensure that their kids look their best at all times. In India, growing fashion consciousness has resulted in the rise of spending on branded kids’ wear products. One particular designer brand whose average transactions are at around Rs 15,000 grew by 15-19% over the last fiscal in the country. However, making good fashion choices doesn’t necessarily mean going for branded or designer items all the time. When we teach our children how to choose their own clothes with cost, versatility, and durability in mind, they learn how to look beyond brands and develop their personal style as they age. Here’s how to teach your child to make good fashion choices.

Allow your child to be herself

Due to the influence of popular culture, kids today get a lot of ideas when it comes to making fashion choices. Eventually, they develop their own style and begin to dress a certain way. It’s important to support your children once they discover who they are and how they express themselves through clothing. Allowing your child to be herself makes her feel comfortable and she develops a sense of style. This unique fashion sense will serve her well and helps her look trendy in later life too. With that being said, it’s also imperative to guide them accordingly especially when it comes to what’s appropriate to wear on certain occasions.

Reserve the right to say no to certain clothing items

Even if you want your child to express herself freely with her clothing choices, let her know that you have the right to say no to certain items. You may want to discuss this with your partner so you’re on the same page. For instance, you can come to an agreement on whether you should allow your child to wear a short skirt, offensive message t-shirts, and the like. Doing so lets your child know that there is a time and place to wear particular clothes and that some clothing choices are simply inappropriate no matter what occasion.

Shop for outfits together

Before going to the department store, it’s important to let your child know what you’re buying ahead of time. If you’re buying back to school outfits, make a list of the things that he needs (jacket, a new pair of jeans, t-shirts, etc.) before leaving and let him know that the two of you will be sticking to the list. This teaches your child money lessons such as the importance of sticking to a budget and buying only what he needs. As he grows, he’ll remember to be prudent and sensible when shopping for clothes. Continue reading

Teaching your child to choose clothes wisely can serve him well in his adult years. Follow these tips to teach your child to make good fashion choices and avoid conflict over clothing in the future.

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5 best exercises for Working Mothers

By Jim Roose,

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Managing two jobs at a time is extremely demanding especially when of those jobs is raising a baby. Finding time to do to the gym can be impossible. Here are some exercises that are perfect for working moms as they require a minimal amount of time and produce impressive results.


In a recent study, squats were said to be one of the best exercises for the strengthening of abdominal and leg muscles. Squats also help lose weight, and the best thing about them is that they don’t require any equipment or a gym membership. They can be done at home within ten to fifteen minutes. This makes squats the perfect exercise for busy working moms. To do a proper squat Place your feet hip-width apart. Hinge your waist while keeping your hands and arms forward and slowly lower your waist keeping your knees behind your toes. Go as deep as you can and try to get your thighs parallel to the ground. Now stand back up by pushing on your heels.


Push-ups are a very common and easy exercise, and they require a minimal amount of time to do. Push-ups are multipurpose and work on a large varies of muscle groups. Push-ups can strengthen your chest, abs, and arms. Push-ups can also help you to lose weight and don’t require you to go to the gym. All you need to do is take ten minutes out of your busy schedule and focus on your health. To do a proper push-up start on your hands and toes while keeping your body straight and lifted off the ground. Now lower your hips and chest at the same time by bending your elbows to a 90-degree angle. And finally, push on your hands and lift your body back to the starting position. Continue reading


Like the exercise mentioned above lunges also are a very effective exercise for working moms. Lunges can strengthen your leg muscles and improve your flexibility and balance. All you have to do is start from a standing position while keeping your body straight and chin raised. Now take a large step forward and lower your hips until both your knees are at 90 degrees. Now stand up and repeat with the alternate leg.


Crunches are believed to be the best exercise for abdominal muscles. As crunches can be done at home without equipment and don’t take too much time they are very useful for busy working moms. To execute a proper crunch lie down with your knees flat on the ground and your knees raised. Place your hands behind your head now lift your upper body up and touch tour knee with the alternate elbow. Now drop back down slowly to the starting position.

Baby dancing

Baby Dancing is one of the best exercises for moms with babies. This exercise can be enjoyable for you and the baby and can also help with your cardiovascular health. This exercise can be done while holding your baby in front of you or holding him or her in a baby carrier in front of you. Just put on your favorite music and start dancing slowly while keeping your abs drawn in. Dancing can elevate your heart rate and make your heart healthier. Don’t get too excited try not to spin a lot and avoid bumping.

Jim Roose

Author Bio:

Jim Roose is a former competitive power lifter and gym owner. He is obsessed with physical fitness and healthy eating. He regularly writes about fitness secrets and much more at Garagegymbuilder


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5 Healthy Activities to Do with Your Family This Weekend

By John and Sophie,

John and Sophie

Weekend is the perfect time to connect with your children and share a good laugh with them. You can only get kids talking when it is about doing something exciting. So, make it worthwhile by teaching them to stay healthy and fit while the whole family has fun together.

You might be wondering how you can possibly do that as kids do not find healthy activities much fun. Well, here are some of the healthy activities listed down below that you can try out with your kids this weekend. So, what are you waiting for? Read through and thank me later!

Cycling Holiday

Start your weekend morning with a cycling tour. Find a proper location such as a beach or a cycling trail to carry out this activity. If you cannot find one, you can simply use the road outside your house and mark the boundaries that you will be staying in. Ask your kids to get changed into a tracksuit and you change as well. Get your travel-size water bottles and get the fun started.


Gardening is yet another healthy activity for the kids. Kids love getting their clothes stained with dirt and that is exactly what gardening would do. Make them wear some worn-out clothes and help you sow some seeds. Make them grow their favorite veggies which will also get them motivated to eat what they grow. This way you will be having fun while teaching them about healthy eating alongside. Continue reading

Go to a Trampoline Park

Trust me; nothing is more fun than the whole family bouncing on the same great trampoline. Therefore, take your kids to a trampoline park for some real fun. Jumping on a trampoline is not only fun but a great exercise as well which means you are keeping yourself and the kids fit amidst all the fun. Amazing, isn’t it?

Prepare a Meal Together

During the week days, you cook all by yourself and run after the kids to finish their plate. Therefore, try and bring a change on the weekend by engaging the kids in giving you a hand in preparing a healthy meal. This will get them excited to eat what they have prepared and you can teach them about healthy eating too. Plus, you will be able to get some relaxation too. Then, you can all sit and enjoy the family meal with a good laugh.

Go on a Hiking Trip

Hiking is a very healthy and refreshing outdoor sport for the whole family and taking your kids on a hike is definitely a great idea. They may find it a little tough but make sure you choose a trail that has a beautiful view and smoother track.

Ask the kids to prepare their backpack with some healthy snacks in there, something that they can munch on and some juice and water to keep them hydrated as well. Plus, make sure the whole family gets appropriate dressed up with proper hiking boots to get in the right mood.

Author Bio:

John and Sophie are happily married couple with 2 kids. They enjoy outdoor activities together and healthy eating. Their love for trampolines is eternal and they believe that they are both fun and a healthy exercise. They ritually write on Trampolines Co.


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6 Amazing Pregnancy Apps Which Will Make Your Life Easier

By Scarlet Watson,


Nobody said pregnancy was simple, however, some phone applications are actually great to make everything more tolerable for expecting mothers.
In spite of the fact that when you think of apps, a thought that you need to download facetime for laptop and stay connected to your mother or relatives through your pregnancy is what strikes your head. There are some specific apps that can help you make your pregnancy experience fun and safe. I have made a list of some amazing apps that will make you feel more educated, enabled and prepared to deliver a baby.

Here’s the list of the best six pregnancy mobile applications to enable you to experience the nine months of pregnancy like a master.

My Pregnancy Today

What natural product helps your developing infant more today? BabyCenter’s exemplary pregnancy tracker and child advancement logbook application is a step by step, week-by-week manageable app through your pregnancy. Expect fun, supportive features like an infant name discover-er, kick counter, constriction clock, and bumpy photograph journal. Investigate articles and recordings from BabyCenter specialists, nutrition and diet tips, exercise advice, and substantially more. This application is free. Continue reading

50,000 Baby Names

This amazing app is also free. Finding the ideal name can be extremely difficult, yet this application will enable you to limit things down. With amazing search choices, you can find out origins, suggestions, popularity of names and substantially more. Store your top choices on the application. You can even welcome companions to add names for a mutual rundown. This application is likewise free. Regardless of whether you need something well known or one of a kind, there are 50,000 names in this application to get you there.

BabyBump Pregnancy Pro

This app is a standout amongst the most far reaching pregnancy applications out there. It gives day by day and week by week insights about your developing infant, due date notifications, weight and tummy estimation trackers, pregnancy information, and baby names. All these helpful highlights and more are bundled in a smooth plan. It’s nothing unexpected this application is so established and popular. Want to know the best part? Well, it’s free.

I’m Expecting

This application offers week after week pregnancy recordings and day by day refreshes in a basic however powerful configuration. It’s intended to share what’s occurring to your developing baby and your body. Different highlights incorporate tips for easing pregnancy signs like nausea, fatigue, leg issues, and cravings. Read articles and advices from specialists. You can set updates and warnings and make a baby knock photograph journal, as well. You’ll likewise approach pregnancy groups for help and inspiration in this application. There is no cost for this application too.

Kegel Trainer – Pelvic floor works out

It’s most likely that you get fed up of everybody revealing to you how imperative pelvic floor practices are as you’re pregnant; however in this case that you have a tendency to manage these crucial exercises, the Kegel mentor will send you sensible updates consistently. With ten diverse exercise sessions to work through, all between 30 seconds and three minutes in length, this is one application to enable you to prepare your body.

Pregnancy ++

Cost for this application is $2.99. This is a delightfully composed application. It includes an individual dashboard with every day pregnancy data, shading and output pictures, an individual journal, logs for weight pick up and specialist’s visits, a kick counter, withdrawal clock, infant shopping list, infant names, and substantially more. It can likewise be customized for use by fathers, grandparents, and other relatives.

Author Bio:

Scarlett is a tech blogger who loves to write about latest gadgets, mobile apps and windows hacks. She is a coffee lover and in her free time she likes being with her family and friends. Read her latest posts on

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