Mom tribe paint fun at Klay.

Do you have your mom tribe? Having a mom tribe feels fun? These are the questions I used to ask myself before I got into this Chennai Mom Tribe which is founded by the trio

Arul Mozhi , Dimple Surana

and Shruti Ravindran ,where they conduct meet ups every month with different themes and venues,every month we have a surprise in store for us, this month it was a paint party

at a very newly launched Klay Play School at Anna Nagar, yes it was a play school, so we had all the reasons to get along our kids so they can also have some fun while we enjoy our paint party.
Artist Artish Pragati Gunashekar was a super fun artist to be around who helped us in recreating her artwork and introduced us mommies back to the painting fun😍 (I hope I did justice to her artwork 😋) while our kids were been taken care of in their day care with all the expert staffs helping them doing activities,playing games, story telling and more fun stuff.

The paint party started around 10.30 I reached their by 11.30 thanks to the roads of Anna Nagar which confuses me every time I’m there, wasting 40 mins reaching the destination of just 5 mins.
So as I reached, I hurriedly catched up on all the details I missed n Pragati handed me a canvas and guided me well of how to proceed, n voila I was so involved in painting the art work that I lifted my head up only When I was offered a samosa by one of the Klay staff (yes, we get snacks too,at the meet ups😋)
So a hour and half passed we were all done with out art work just completing the minute detailing left and Pragati checking out everyone’s piece, as the session got over we got engrossed in taking pictures and selfies with our master pieces 😉

At 1, we were called down in the lawn near the play area which was beautifully n aesthetically appealing the kids excitedly got onto the slides and swings having their outdoor play, and we mommies got a perfect group photo clicked by a professional photographer,

I then went on a tour of the school, and to my notice I find their Infrastucture so well organized with every door protected with child safety, floors shock proof and staircase toddler proof with fencing, CCTV access to connect to parent anytime and their infant room being properly lit n cozy, also certain notes or guidelines on their walls attracted me on what is their principle or what do they focus on with the kids. They also have their library zone and role-play zone.

Their different programs and sections include-
* Junior and senior toddler sections
*Pre-school
*Day care
*After-school programs
*Enrichment programs
The staff there are so patient and calm with the kids setting a mark of how their schooling sessions will be, definitely a hands on👏 All in all,
@klay has taken every point a parent wld consider or wld want to have in looking out for a play school and day care..!!

By 1.30, I then left the venue with a bag full of gifts from our hosts, we generally get it in our every meet, a token of love from our hosts and sponsors..😊
Klay Prep School and Day care
H-1982,H Block,15th Main road,
Anna Nagar West, Chennai-600040.

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#klaypaintparty #KLAYAnnaNagar #sponsored

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Packing the Hospital Bag

When its that last month of pregnancy and you want to be all well prepared before hand so no last minute goof-ups, you wanna get your doctor on call or Ambulance on call ready,mentally ready with any emergency, cautious n careful abt everything,getting your hospital bag ready and so on.

Have you ever thought the time of delivery or after delivery there are certain things you’ll be needing majorly so prepare your hospital bag well in advance to not miss out on anything.

I prepared my hospital bag a month before because people around me were like “it looks like you will deliver soon, your baby has come down, you are in a proper state to deliver” hahaha, but nothing of that sort happened I delivered after my due date and never got any labour pain(I wonder why I didnt?🙄) even pulled it out another two days after the due date .

So for the hospital bag I packed-

♦a bedding for the baby which will be required immediately,which I had made it☺

♦2 Towel, one for me and the other for the new born

♦Sanitary napkins 1 packet

♦Diapers or cloth diapers for the new born.

♦Hand sanitizer.

♦ Comfortable night gowns or feeding nighties for me and soft pre-loved clothing for the baby.

♦Well washed Blanket.

♦Swaddle for the baby.

♦Changing mat.

♦Nursing cover.

♦Burp cloth or several small cloths for various use.

♦Baby bottle if in case any emergency of providing formula milk.

♦A pair of bathroom slippers(which we generally miss out)

♦Daily use Comb for that messy hair.

♦ Comfortable inner wear or feeding pads.

These are the important necessities I packed in my hospital bag which helped me be a little confident and relaxed after delivery. Hope you have a happy labour and your labour moments turn out to be a memorable one…!! Tada…..

This blog post is a part of #LetsBlogWithPri campaign hosted by Prisha Lalwani from http://www.mummasaurus.com . I would like to thank Cindy Ann Dsilva from
http://www.blogaberry.com/mom-on-the-go/cruise-harmony-of-the-seas/ for introducing me and further i like to introduce Kapila Rattan Bhowmik
https://www.everylittlethinghappiness.com/how-to-make-your-child-sleep-early/

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Positive words🗣

Words play a major role in the upbringing of our child, kids keenly look at how we talk,or how we speak or wat words we use for that matter,so we as parents should be very careful about the words we use,cause it leads a great impact on our child’s behaviour. So at times we can convey a message using few sentences differently but with more kindness,positivity n new approach,this way they will learn to be humble, kind and courteous in all situations instead of being negative and rude.
Like for example,
🗣If U and Ur child are going somewhere and suddenly he sees something and starts running so wat we usually say is DON’T RUN instead say PLEASE WALK..!!

🗣If he starts to jump to go somewhere, the normal thing we find people say is DON’T JUMP instead use PLEASE GO DOWN SLOWLY
🗣If he feels cranky starts shouting and also crying,we generally think that’s a tantrum and tell them STOP THAT LOUD TANTRUM instead say IAM HERE FOR U,IAM LISTENING,TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED? this makes a huge difference and they will relax in a minute
🗣If he starts to shout at you or talks to you in a loud voice, what is our normal tendency to say DON’T TALK TO ME LIKE THAT instead say PLEASE USE KIND WORDS.
🗣If he hits something or someone , we say DON’T HIT instead we should make them learn and say PLEASE BE GENTLE

🗣If he is playing and suddenly tries to fall because he got scared of something or may be got bored, you could say PLEASE HOLD TIGHT AND TRY TO STAY CALM instead of DON’T FALL, all this little changes matters.

🗣When you ask him to clean up the toys spread all around and he starts throwing it ,we generally see people saying DON’T THROW THE TOYS instead we can try this new approach and say PLEASE PUT THEM GENTLY ON THE GROUND,PLEASE LAY THE TOY HOW WE DO EVERYDAY.

🗣When he’s playing with some other kid and wants to have the toy which the other kid has in his hand and tries to fight and grab it, we should say
PLEASE BE POLITE,PLEASE USE YOUR WORDS TO ASK FOR THE TOY instead of DON’T GRAB THE TOY FROM ANOTHER KID’S HANDS.

🗣When he plays with the ball inside the house and you are scared if he might break something say him this politely PLEASE ONLY USE THE BALL OUTSIDE instead of making him angry saying this DON’T PLAY WITH THE BALL IN THE HOUSE.

These are the few examples given extracted from our day to day happenings with the kid at home, not only for these instances one should always try to use maximum positive words with kids to make them learn good words and politeness and also help them be a better person..
This post is written as part of a blog train #letsblogwithpri hosted by Prisha. Thanks to Disha for introducing me to this blog train. I would love to introduce Kanika Manaktala to the blog train. Read her posts.


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Tips to Boost brain development in babies..👶

We generally think and assume a baby doesn’t understand anything but it’s not the case tats a wrong assumption a baby can feel,sense, and understand and try to imitate few things, so babies of the age from 6-12 month Wen they actually started to sit and are in the crawling stage can learn and develop their brains through few activities.

*Sing together- At this age they are attracted by different sounds, so we should try to sing with them making different sounds and noises which will enhance their listening ability and learning language patterns.

*Teach while you Eat- At this age they want to grasp things in hand so make them eat at the same time recite the name of the food, this will help them learn n name food properly wheb they grow up.

*Read together- Reading to child is not only relaxing but can help them learn to recognise the sequence of words, and also help in proper pronounciation.

*Get Messy- This may sound a little off track, but yeah once in a while u should play along with your kid and get messy either in water or mud this can teach baby about textures and solids.

*Use your hands- In any play or activity help them use their hand which will enhance their feeling of touch. Play some sequential games they respond pretty well with that.

*Educational toys- These age babies are not recommended for any activity kits but educational toys like building blocks, flashcards, vegetable cutter all this helps to learn “cause and effect” and “if-then”.

*Play peek-a-boo: This is a child play game which everyone loves to do, cause the smile the baby gives after we appear back is priceless😁 this will help them learn that objects or anything can disappear too.
These are the 7 ways through which a baby’s development of brain can be done steadily…
This post is written as part of a blog train #letsblogwithpri hosted by Prisha. Thanks to Kanika Manaktala for introducing me to this blog train. I would love to introduce Shruthi Mirchandani to the blog train. Read her posts.

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Depression-(PPD)

Depression is a mood disorder characterized by low mood, a feeling of sadness, and a general loss of interest in things.Depression shld never be left unattended.Many women these days are affected by Post Partum Depression (PPD) though few are not even aware what are they going through, how can they overcome this, there are a few signs or symptoms to know if you are going through this phase or are affected by PPD.

*Trouble sleeping
*Cry over little things
*Isolate yourself from everyone be it friends or even neighbours.
*Feel exhausted most of the time.
*Notice a decrease in your appetite
*Worry about little things which never used to bother you before.
*Wondering if u will ever find time for yourself again.
*Thinking Ur children will b better off without you.
*Snap at Ur partner or children for every small little thing.
*Don’t enjoy the things you used to enjoy before.
*Get Anxiety attacks.
*Panic or get angry over small things.
*Thinking Ur partner will be tired of seeing you this way.
*Feel you are not a good mother.
*Think as if you’ll stay like this forever and never get better.
*Difficulty in concentrating.
*Fear of leaving the house or staying alone or fear of getting abandoned by a loved one.
*Fear your new born kid is a priority for everyone now and you are nothing to them.

Women are the strongest creature of God a few hormonal changes during pregnancy or after delivery causes a little changes in the mental n physical status of the women, a constant love and support of the family

is of utmost importance, and the loved ones should make sure if they find any of these signs they should be immediately treated or be taken for a therapy, It is for the sanity of both the mother n child.

Don’t be ashamed of your feelings,live,love and get out if it…!!

This blog is part of #LetsBlogwithPri Blog Train hosted by Prisha Lalwani, Author at Mummasaurus. I wholeheartedly thank Shruthi Mirchandani for introducing me,here’s her post https://aahamyaworldwithmaa.wordpress.com/2019/06/04/wake-uplife-is-calling-100-little-flames-review-on-recent-book-read/ Also, I would like to introduce Debidutta Mohanty further ,You can read her blog post here https://womb2cradlenbeyond.wordpress.com/2019/06/04/10-tips-to-beat-the-summer-heat-for-pregnant-moms/?preview=true .

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Beverages i love to have while reading 📖 #thebookblogtrain

These days such busy schedules and whole day occupied with my little baby girl, reading has taken a back burner, there are days I wish to read but never accomplish it. I’ve this fantasy of my reading place which is in the mid of mountains, lush green grasses, a pleasant weather along with my reading companion-beverages.Yes,while reading I get a craving in the middle of my read,feel thirsty while flipping through the pages of my book, I always keep my favourite drink alongside to sip on it.

Avoiding snack time while reading because i feel so protective of my book the fear and the possibility of stains or smudges on the pages? So I skip munching on to something rather prefer sipping on a hot/cold beverage. I obviously have a set beverage for a particular meal time where in I get the maximum out of it and try not to get hungry or starve myself.

These are my go-to beverages/drinks while reading:
1.Hot Chocolate 🍫- With my mid-morning starting with a mug of hot-chocolate.What a relish it is😍.Hot chocolate actually increases the microcirculation in the skin, warming you and also the myriad of chemical compounds contained in chocolate trigger the brain to release endorphins that induce feelings of calmness.

2. Fruit smoothie: With no breaks for lunch I would dig into a powerpacked yoghurt fruit smoothie with chia seeds and nuts blended with fresh berries, I’ve always been a fruit person and what better way to indulge in fruits. Smoothies can make nutritious sense, packing satisfying ingredients along with fiber, vitamins, minerals and other health-protecting substances.

3.Green-tea– With my evening the dose of green tea which enhances mental alertness due to its caffeine content and help me focus more on reading and enjoy this time indulging in what I love and also lower my stress and rehydrate me.

4.Warm Milk– At night I end my day with a glass of warm milk which helps me relax and sleep better. Milk is considered as a wholesome food so it serves as my dinner option too.

These are my drinks which I opt during reading,whether you make them or buy one, reading can be a celebration. Make a toast in honour of the teachers and your parents who took the time to teach you to read. They’re the reason you can enjoy new worlds and fantastical characters in the books you read.

What are your favourite beverages/drinks to have while reading?

Leave a comment below.

Enjoy sipping and happy reading!

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Sensitive Holi🌸

Yayyy Holi, the festival of colours,pichkaris and the whole meetha galore but with all this fun and frolic also be sensible towards usage of water with World Water Day falling on the same day,I’m a little concerned and worried about the wastage of water,we can’t even think going without water a single day, and celebrating Holi without water is truly not possible. This Holi we shall add colour not only to our celebration but to the world around us by saving water and making use of it to the minimal. UI

So, while we prepare for the fun festival here are a few ways to save the precious life giving wonder – water!

Tips to use water on Holi:-
🌸Play with dry colours
🌸Use natural colours, they wash off easily.
🌸Play in a separate area or the garden.
🌸If you are playing indoors or on the terrace, spread a tarpaulin on the floor. Once you have finished playing, you can simply just wash away the tarpaulin(isn’t it easy😉)
🌸Avoid playing with balloons.
🌸Apply oil on your hair before stepping out to play, a single wash can be enough to make your hair colour-free.
🌸Wear old dark coloured clothes, so cleaning them does not need too much water and effort.
🌸Go for a bath only when you are done. Bathing again and again is sure water wastage.

Hope these tips be helpful to you, though its a mere co-incidence that this year World Water Day and Holi are falling on the same day but even if it is a co-incidence, its time to remember that we as a planet are facing a global water shortage.
While so many humans face this water shortage on a daily basis, we can try to ensure that our celebrations are not insensitive. Make this Holi even more special by saving every drop you can, for whom water is a luxury. Here’s wishing you a Super Happy Holi!

This post is a part of the #HoliHoppers blog hop hosted by Mandavi , Dipika , Ruchie , Aesha and sponsored by VLCC Beauty Products & Phutawan Thailand.

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