Monday, 27 November 2017

​Ways to have your me-time as a Mum


                                         Ways to have your me-time as a Mum


When I chose to be a mum, I thought I knew what I was getting into. But the reality is that I knew very little about the job of being a mom! It is a crazy responsibility and tests your patience. Having said that, I would still love to do it again and again. And how do I get the drive to wake up every day and do my job with the same enthusiasm? Well, the trick is simple; giving myself the me-time that I deserve!! Here is how I indulge in my me-time:

Shopping

I love shopping; and the best part is that I enjoy shopping not just for myself but for my entire family. I want us and our kids to be dressed smartly and comfortably. I try to buy the best possible clothes for our children, get matching accessories and shoes.

For my daughter, I usually buy clips, bands and pins that can adorn her beautiful hair. And for my son, I buy bow ties, watches and belts (bow ties for kids are pretty ‘in’ these days).

I am a fashion-conscious person myself and keep abreast of all the latest trends. I try and find looks that suit my personality and devote time on my grooming. This helps me take a break from the daily chores and also aids in personality development.

Movies

If there exists anything as exhilarating and entertaining as shopping, it is movies. I have a home theatre and I spend my alone time watching educational, information and thought provoking films. I share this time only with my favourite munchies sitting next to me on my couch.

Gardening

I love to grow flowers, fruits & vegetables at our home garden. I plant, grow and nurture these babies myself! Moreover, I believe in cooking home-grown fresh fruits and vegetables for my family. I have also planted pots of fresh herbs that not just make my food delicious but also adds a beautiful aroma to my kitchen garden.

Cooking

I am extremely fond of cooking and I love to prepare elaborate meals for my family and friends. I try various cuisines - Chinese, lebanese, thai and much more. Infact, I have even experimented with Kurkure to create some amazing snack recipes for my family. My kids enjoy every meal I make and that brings a smile to my face.

Snacking while reading

How can one just cook and not eat? After all, there is nothing such as a skinny chef! I make my meals and enjoy munching while I sit with a book. But there are times when I am lazy and want to snack on something picked from the shelf. I love reaching out to the packet of Kurkure every time I am at the supermarket. But recently, I heard a lot of rumors about Kurkure containing plastic. At first I was worried. “Have I been eating plastic all this while?”

I began to do my research and discovered that Kurkure contains just dal, corn, rice and spices!
I was quick to throw these thoughts out of my head and continue enjoying my favorite snack.

So, these are my ways of having my me-time! I hope you enjoyed reading the article; please share your comments and thoughts.
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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

CHILDREN'S DAY


CHILDREN'S DAY


We are celebrating Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's Birthday as Children's Day. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was born in the year 1889,November 14.He is the First Prime Minister of Our Country. We call him as "Chacha Nehru" and kids call him as " Nehru Mama".He loves Children most. Prior 1964 we celebrated Universal Children's Day on November 20. Then after the death of Jawaharlal Nehru we started celebrating Children's Day on November 14.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had trust on children to make India a Proud Nation.


Wordings of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru :

" The Children of today will make the India of tomorrow" "Children do not think of differences amongst themselves"" I may not have enough time for adults, but I have enough time for children"


Jawaharlal Nehru married Kamla Kaul in 1916., and Indira Priyadharshini is there daughter.
Jawaharlal Nehru was a Prolific writer in English and wrote several books which includes "The Discovery of India" "Glimpses of World History" and his Biography "Towards Freedom"
A collection of letters he had written to his Daughter later become a book called"Letters form a Father to His Daughter"

We are giving many gifts to our children during different occassions. But for Children's Day we need to gift good deeds and teach them how to live. We should also motivate them to be responsible Citizen in Future. 

5 books to cultivate reading habits in young children


1. Harry Potter: This book was written by J.K. Rowling. Books are not just reading, It develops tolerance and empathy. Harry potter book makes children Empathetic and reduce prejudices among themselves.

2. George's Secret key to the Universe: This book was written by Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking and Christophe Galfard and published in the year 2007. The book was followed by Sequels George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt in 2009,George and the Big Bang in 2011,  George and the Unbreakable code in 2014 and George and the Blue Moon in 2016. These books are for children  aged 9 and above. They can easily understand about the Universe.

3. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: This book has 100 stories about Extraordinary women from Past and Present. It also has Illustration done by 60 artists from around the world. This book features icons such as Frida Kahlo, Virginia Woolf, Jane Goodall, Serena Williams among others. It helps children  to understand and enable them to learn and appreciate women as equal from a young age.

4. Swami and Friends: This boow was written by R.K. Narayanan. The book narrates the story of young boy Swami and his Friends. The story is set in the Fictional town of Malgudi. Its about simple pleasures of life and innocent friendship among young boy.

5. The Room on the Roof: This book was written  by Ruskin Bond. This book is about Rusty a seventeen year old Orphaned boy Anglo-Indian, Who is forced to live with Mr. Harrison in the European Area of Dehradun, But his stern behaviour forces him to run away. He then makes friends with Indian boys, who find him a job.

Another gem of a person who loves  children and trust them for the development of the nation is :

Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam: Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam( 15-Oct-1931 to 27-July-2015) was the 11th President of India from 2002-2007. He received many awards Such as

1. Padhma Bushan-1981
2. Padhma Vibushan-1990
3. Bharat Ratna - 1997
4. Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration-1997
5.Veer Savarkar Award-1998
6. Ramanujan Award-2000
7. King Charles II Medal-2007
8. International Von Karman Wings Award-2009
9. Hoover Medal-2009
10. IEEE Honorary Membership-2011.


 He is a Scientist who makes the entire world to look back at our nation. He invented many Missals for the security of our nation. He spent a lot of  time with the children. After his retirement he spent his Saturday and Sunday at the rural area and taught the students who cannot read and write.

Quotes of Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam:

You have to dream before your dreams can come true.

Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole university is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best of those who dream and work.

Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.

The books written By Dr. a.P.J. Abdul Kalam was an Inspiration of the development of the Nation.

He believe that children would make his dream come true.



 Happy Children's Day -Children are the developers of the Future nation.

JAI HIND








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Monday, 13 November 2017

Mangaleri park at Mugappair, Chennai.


Mangaleri park

Mangaleri park is located at Mugappair West, Chennai. It is the best place for walking and the atmosphere is really good.There are few more places to see in  the park like children park, stage to do exercise, Dance,or to do yoga also. There are having benches to take rest, relax and enjoy the nature, There is a big pond of water with ducks and birds. The place is  clean, the plants and trees are maintained by few gardeners and its greeny and pleasant. 

We saw students who came there to study peacefully. Children park is having swing, ladder, see-saw and more to play.

Lake in Mangaleri park

Benches to rest at the park

Ducks just arrived to the lake

Walker at Mangaleri park

Children park at Mangaleri

Stage for dancing, exercise,playing doing yoga ans so on


Near entrance there is a board with a few words of wisdom showing us how to live our life . Mangaleri park is favorite place for everyone.Its a beautiful place to make our mind and body fit.
  
The total area of Mangaleri park total  is 5.32 acres. The walker lane is 4.5 m in width and 520 m in length.Its spacious to walk.There is an "8"shaped walker lane and it is good to walk on it. Children play area is 20,000 sq. feet. 

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Thursday, 2 November 2017

Flower Vase using popsicle and paper


Flower Vase and Paper Flower

I made flower vase and artificial flowers. Flower vase made using Popsicle and flowers using paper. I did stem using a long stick.


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