Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year Resolutions with Kids

Time has come again to review the year that was and to look forward to the forthcoming year with high expectations. While the moments that we had lived give us some lessons about life, the new year gives us opportunities on ways to make most out of our valuable time. In this process, let us include our kids and formulate New Year resolutions.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Safe Party Tips for Parents

Most of the times, party celebrations are visualized to be entertaining, comfortable and memorable. However, where kids are involved, the adults need to think about party in a different perspective. Besides, entertainment, safety of kids is a crucial aspect for parents in a party. If you are planning a New Year party, wedding celebrations or a birthday celebrations or a baby shower, then consider the following safe party tips in order to avoid any mishap during your celebrations:

  1. Create a separate child proof play zone for toddlers where they can run, trip or mess around. Make available some toys/ art kits for them.
  2. Ensure the party area is well lit and there are no dark spaces. Moreover, check there are no loose electric wires to avoid any accidents.
  3. If the party is in open, appoint an adult to supervise young kids in order to avoid any problem.
  4. Check out that there are no choking hazards in children area such as deflated balloons, sharp objects or broken pieces of toys.
  5. Serve fresh foods for kids. Foods kept outside for long duration can cause poisoning.
  6. Try to exclude general allergy causing items from menu such as peanuts. Also, item such as hot dogs, hard candies or chewing gums can pose threat to kids. It is better to keep them out of the party menu or you may allot supervisors to avoid any mishap.
  7. In case, the menu is served in open, make sure it is safe from bees and flies.
  8. If the food is freshly cooked in front of the guests then you need to ensure that there is a distance between fire and the guests. Also keep fire extinguisher ready to avoid fire accidents.
  9. Take care that you have safe and non-alcoholic drinks for the party when kids are on the guest lists. If you still want to include alcohol then  never leave the drinks unattended to avoid any negligence.
  10. While organizing activities with kids, there should be ample of space for everyone to enjoy, run around or play otherwise children may trip over each other.
  11. Ask your friend or relative to assisst you while playing games with kids. It would facilitate better supervision.
  12. In case you have arranged a bouncy castle for your party, see that the company is reputed and reliable and general safety rules are followed at all times.
  13. Keep a first aid box ready for unforseen circumstances.

Party times are meant to spread happiness. It is possible when adequate safety measures are undertaken by the host. Go ahead, celebrate to your heart's content and follow the above safe party tips for a great celebration.


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

First Christmas Gift for Baby

If this is the first Christmas of your baby then you must be looking out for nice gift for him or her. Consider these pretty ornaments that are ideal for Christmas gift for baby. Your first gift to your baby on Christmas should be exceptional and long lasting. Moreover, you can also personalize it!

The gift is meant for both the genders. Another beautiful design of baby ornament you may like is:



Put all your efforts and worries on hold. Order your first baby ornament on Christmas and gift to him or her on time.
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Friday, December 13, 2013

Celebrate Winter Baby Shower in Style

The arrival of new member in family generates lots of excitement, joys and celebrations. Newly born baby catches the attention of all whether old or young. If you are expecting baby in this winter or he/ she has arrived and you plan to throw a baby shower celebrations then you can find really cute stuff here for the party.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Amazing Christmas Goodies

Here I came across an amazing candy gift box! It would be a perfect gift on Christmas for your close family and friends. Take a look at it:



Holiday Hurrah Candy Gift Box


The box contains wide variety of candies, toffees and chocolates to satiate the taste buds of both kids and adults. You don't have to rush to nearby departmental store to get your pack! It just takes a few clicks and the Christmas gift box will be delivered at your door step on time.

On Christmas eve, you may also enjoy this special cookie gift pack symbolizing the arrival of Santa with his reindeer. Nothing would match the excitement and happiness of your kids when they will discover this pack from their room!



Santa and His Reindeer Cookie Gift Tin


Get ready to gorge your favorite Christmas cookies and candies with your family. Order your favorite gift pack now!

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Cool Festive gifts

Want to buy a unique gift for your grown up son or daughter? Are you scratching your head to find a perfect gift for your loved one that combines style, utility and durability and demonstrates the lovely bond you share with him or her? Then you have come at the right place.

Great Christmas Gifts for kids

Check out these magnificent mugs that can be personalized as per your specification! These mugs are great gift options during festive season. Since Christmas is not so far, order these mugs for your favorite niece/ nephew and do not forget to make them extra special with your message or picture imprinted on them!

Magnificent Memories: 11 oz White


Everyone expects gifts on Christmas and looks out for new ideas for gifting purposes. Gifts such as these personalized mugs leave an unforgettable print on the memories of the recipient. So don't delay anymore. Place your order now and get customized mugs for your family/ friends faster!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Educational Toys for Kids

Educational toys make learning fun while playing. Through toys children discover, explore and develop their skills in a natural way. When the kids engage in educational toys, they get an opportunity to broaden their thinking skills and creativity. Toys are not only meant to keep the kids occupied but also serve as great learning tools especially at young age. The right kind of educational toys help in development of motor skills, hand to eye coordination, linguistic skills, logical skills, maths skills and so on.

It is a difficult task to find the right kind of educational toys for kids of different ages. As a parent, it is quite frustrating to find same traditional toys and boring learning methods for kids. However, here are a few important educational toys that would facilitate all round development. Your search for entertaining learning toys ends here.



Geo-Lastic Art Educational Toy - Manipulative Wooden Toy - $29.87

Geo-Lastic Art Educational Toy will add fun and variety into learning.
  • This educational toy helps child's brain create letter-shape association, making letter, number and shapes recognition natural and intuitive!
  • Soft and safe elastic bands and smooth plastic pegs make this toy the "friendliest" geobord ever made!
  • Wooden base of this Geo-Lastic Art learning toy is 12" x 12" x 2".
  • The unique design of this developmental toy gives even the youngest child the opportunity to safely explore basic geometry, letters, and numbers.
Pattern booklet included with this unique Geo-Lastic wooden toy. This educational toy is recommended for ages 3 and up.

Browse through and choose from many other similar products available under fine motor skills toys category.


Ten Counter Educational Toy - Wooden Counting Game  For kids of 3 years and up, developing their logic skills is now easy and safe too!



Ten Counter Educational Toy - Wooden Counting Game

Even babies can enjoy appropriate educational toys that give them a chance to explore, play and learn at the same time!

Sorting Wheel - Educational Wooden Toy


Are you interested in more educational toys then visit

1888Toys.com - The ultimate choice for educational toys, classic wooden toys, play kitchens and kids furniture on Internet! There are hundreds of unique items to choose from, which you can not easily find in retail stores. Educational board games, science kits, marionettes and hand puppets, rocking chairs, waiting room toys are just few of the categories to browse. Daycares and schools can find furniture and activity centers and tables of the highest quality and durability for everyday heavy children use.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Furniture for kids' room

Kids spend a large amount of their day in their room. Their room gives them liberty to be themselves. Whether it is play time, study time or sleeping, the room of kids is the central part of their life.
Such an important aspect of your kids' life has to be comfortable, convenient and unique. It not only should be spacious but also a safe zone wherein kids can run around without getting hurt. Therefore, before designing the room of your kid, you need to consider some vital factors.
If you are planning to  purchase new furniture for kids' room then you need to consider these following aspects:

Age of kids
Keep the age of kids in mind and accordingly invest in furniture and decoration aspects of the room. While older kids can take care of themselves, younger kids should have furniture that do not have sharp edges. Prefer strong and sturdy furniture that lasts for years and demands less maintenance.

Theme of the room
Pick a theme according to the age and gender of your child. If your kids are old enough to choose then provide them opportunity to pick their own theme, colors and decor. For small children you will have to decide each and every aspect but in case of older children, giving preference to their tastes will make them feel important. Let them choose their favorite cartoon character or sport as the theme.
                                         

Los Angeles Angels Kids Furniture - 9 Pieces MLB Furniture Set for Kids - UPS® Free Shipping
                                                                 
from: Kriben Corporation

Furniture for the room
Invest in the furniture diligently. This is one time investment and you are not going to make changes very soon. Check out the quality, practicality and durability of the furniture selected then buy it. Go for fold-able chairs, table cum storage containers and lightweight units that are easy to operate and shift as per requirement.      
Classroom Lockable Closet and Storage Unit - Custom Made in USA

The units that provide ample of storage are excellent piece of furniture for longer usage. Order this one now and get it delivered at your door step.


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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Happy Children's Day

Hello Everyone,

Children's day is the time to spend some exclusive moments with kids. We won't come to know when kids will grow up and will fly out of our nests in different directions. But before that  let us have some memorable moments with our little darlings. Our genuine quality time would make them feel special and remind them that they hold a special place in our hearts.

 To make this day special for kids, I and my husband have arranged an outing for our kids. All of us will watch movie, play some video games, dine out and return to home. What is your plan for today? Please share with everyone.

Just in case if you have still not planned the day for your kids then check out the list of fun activities that you can do with your kids:

  • Try a new recipe of their choice. Involve kids in preparation and enjoy the new dish with them. You can refer to internet or any kids' cookbook to try a new recipe.
  • Make a collage of family pictures and fix it on the wall of kids' room. Let the kids choose their favorite moments and photographs and design a collage of their choice.
  • Watch a movie with kids at home. Create a movie hall atmosphere. Keep chips, drinks and popcorn ready and have a great time with kids.
  • Play indoor games. Download some interesting printable games to have fun filled evening with kids.
Remember to come back again here and share your lovely experiences with kids.
                                                                 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Guava-The most underrated fruits

Fruits provide ample of essential nutrients to the body. Apples, pineapples, grapes, oranges, bananas and papaya are some of the favorite fruits during autumn and winter. However, there is one fruit that is commonly underestimated. Most of us are not aware of the immense benefits of this fruit called guava. Let us have a look at the facts and benefits of guava and why is it necessary to include guavas in our daily diet. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Eco friendly Diwali

With increase in environmental pollution, eco-friendly Diwali is the need of the hour. Every year, during the Diwali festival there is a sharp rise in pollution levels and health issues. The festival that begins with celebrations and gaiety, ends with adverse effects on the environment as well as on the lives of common people.

To keep the spirit and celebration alive even after Diwali , we need to take some concrete measures that would ensure environment safety and decline in health hazards. Here are some crucial measures that would only magnify the combined happiness on Diwali and minimize the adverse effects.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Black Cat Halloween Costume

Black cats have long been considered to bring bad luck. They are viewed as associates of witches and as symbol of evil. That is why the cats are linked to Halloween tradition which is all about evil spirits, witches and vampires that rule the night.
 If you are confused about your Halloween costume or that of your kid for Halloween Party then choose black cat as theme. You may buy the complete costume of cat like this one:


Black Cat Jumpsuit

from: Frank Bee Stores

The costume is comfortable and reasonably priced. Pick this one or any other design available  of your choice from online store and get it delivered at your doorstep.

You may also go for cat masks and cat nose for the occasion.

Black Cat Nose


Your little ones would love this cat mask. You can use it again and again.


Black Cat


If you have still not made up your mind for Halloween costumes then check out the entire range availabe at one place:

Friday, October 11, 2013

7 essential benefits of exercises

Do I really need to exercise?

Of course, dear. We know you are fit and active today. You have the energy and enthusiasm to follow different passions and interests in your life. However, if you really want to be healthy throughout your life then you must exercise. The focus is not just on present but also on your future. Go through the list of benefits you derive from regular routine of exercises and decide yourself.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Festivities in autumn

With the beginning of festive season, the time has arrived to indulge in cleaning and decorations of home, preparations of delicious recipes, getting closer to friends and relatives and attending party celebrations. All these are possible when you are able to take good care of your health and hygiene. Especially in case of kids, it is of utmost importance to remind them to maintain good hygiene and play safe. Simple things like cleaning hands regularly and brushing teeth twice a day helps to lower the chances of falling ill in festive season.

 Keeping the surroundings safe is equally important. Autumn season not only brings reason to smile and cheer but also invites many infections and allergies. In order to to stay in pink of health visit this post that provides essential health tips for autumn season.These are mandatory before you initiate your celebrations. As kids are vulnerable to climate change, dust and pollution, the post highlights some essential ways to maintain good health of kids.

In addition, healthy foods and herbs also help to stay in the best of your health. Always store fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy stuff in your kitchen because this is the way to elevate your immunity levels and stay strong throughout the season. Check out the post on healthy vegetarian dishes that are super delicious and would instantly be a hit among your family members.

Staying healthy and happy at the same time is a blessing. Do not settle for one but aim for both. Have a great season ahead!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

How magnesium helps our body?

Magnesium is an essential nutrient for our body. It is responsible for proper functioning of thousands of body processes and is an active participant of more than 300 biochemical reactions in body. Presence of magnesium at optimum levels is crucial for the good health of the body. Any deficiency or even excess of this mineral in body can create major health issue.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Calcium rich foods with better absorption

Calcium is an essential mineral nutrient that strengthens bones and teeth of body. It also helps to regulate muscle and nerve function, blood clotting, enzyme function and heart functioning. The higher the calcium intake at childhood and youth, the better is the chance of disease free bones in old age. The deficiency of calcium can lead to weak bones, muscle cramps, numbness in limbs, loss of appetite and lack of energy. Hence, it is necessary to consume calcium in right quantity in order to lead a healthy life.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Krishna Janamashtmi with kids





Celebrate the birthday of Lord Krishna with kids and indulge in delicious feast on this day. Going to temples with family on this day is full of fun as the whole atmosphere is filled with celebrations and gaiety. Not to forget, the statues of Radha And Krishna are beautifully adorned with ornaments and flowers and temples are decorated with lights. In addition, it is a pleasure to watch T.V. channels telecasting the celebrations of Janamashtmi in various parts of India. It develops interest of kids in this festival and reminds them the good always wins over the evil forces.
Happy Janamashtmi to all of you!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The secret to delicious and nutritious vegetarian dishes

If you have found vegetarian dishes to be tasteless and less healthy then go through this post that would help you to discover vegetarian diet from the right perspective.

Those who love meat dishes and look down upon meatless diet as boring and bland would be surprised to know that with little effort and knowledge they can relish vegetarian diet. Most of the times, it is the lack of information about the vegetarian dishes due to which you are not able to prepare and enjoy the food. However, if you have proper knowledge about the ingredients and the recipes then you can turn a simple dish into a mind blowing recipe made out of only natural things and no meat at all! Yes, it is indeed possible to make complete meals for your family using fruits, vegetables, grains, spices, dairy products herbs and nuts.

Monday, August 19, 2013

How to achieve healthy and strong body?

What is common between Carl Lewis, Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, Tony Gonzalez, Edwin Moses and Keith Holmes? All these are famous sports personalities. What else? All of them have followed vegetarian diet to fuel their body and career. All of them have been worshiped by their fans for their performances and undying dedication towards their sports.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Negative effects of non vegetarianism

Till now, non vegetarian food has been your favorite food and you have looked down upon the vegetarian diet as more suitable for herbivorous animals. The delicious dishes made from various kinds of meat have always tempted you. But, wait a minute. Have you ever wondered what a non-vegetarian diet is doing to your body and to the environment around you? Go through the following points and evaluate your take on non-vegetarianism.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Essential Kitchen Ingredients for Good Health

Season change affects us all. From summer to autumn to winter to rainy days, the human body keeps on adjusting to different climatic conditions sometimes bravely and sometimes badly. Not only kids but adults also get trapped and affected by the changes in season. Not to forget the rising levels of pollution of all kinds has already weakened our body structure from within. To remain hale and healthy throughout the year, we need to depend upon the gifts of nature and not on the medicines. Here is a list of few essential ingredients that must be available in your kitchen at all times.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Amazing benefits of Indian Lilac (Neem)

The hot and humid summer cause tiredness and restlessness while the rainy season pours infections and diseases along with water from sky. Both the seasons play with the health of kids and adults. To protect your body and skin from health hazards, there is one god gift available in your nearby garden. It is Indian lilac or Neem which is full of medicinal properties. Each part of Neem tree is useful for the general well being of humans. Whether it is the Neem leaf, flower, fruit, bark of the tree, seeds or roots, each part has special healing benefits. Let us find out how.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Things to do on Friendship Day

The first Sunday of August is celebrated as Friendship day. With not much time left for this beautiful day, let us plan quickly what all we can do to make this day more meaningful and memorable.

Since friends are an essential part of life that stand by us through thick and thin, it makes sense to make them feel special. For those who have not met for ages, must take the opportunity to revisit those memories and reinforce the special bond of friendship with their old pals. Check out the things you can do to have a good time on friendship day even if your friends are miles apart.

  • Send gifts/ flowers to your close friends and remind them that you care.
  • Send a nice message or a beautifulcard to tell her or him that you miss those days. It would be better if you call your friends or arrange a video call and have some good time.
  • Organize a party at home. Call your friends now and arrange a party impromptu. You can order some food from outside and try a few dishes with inputs from friends. Download interesting games and have a blast. Party is incomplete without good music. So arrange the CDs or ask your friend to bring some music collection with him. 
  • Having fun under the sky is indeed the best option. Decide the venue for picnic and distribute the responsibilities among friends. Remember to carry some sport equipment like badminton, football or flying disc for more fun. Travel games are easy to carry and so much of fun too!
  • Take lots of pictures of your party or get together on this day and publish them online.
  • Leave a lovely note on the wall of social networking site of your friend. Post some beautiful snaps of your friends and let the comments follow one after another.
  • Your new neighbors have just moved in. Extend your hand of friendship and start a new chapter on this friendship day!
  • Become friends of your kids. Erase the distance between you and your kids and indulge in playful activities with them whether indoors or outdoors.
Through this post I would like to wish my friends, loved ones and followers a great Friendship Day this year! Thanks for being with me.


Monday, July 29, 2013

Healthy benefits of curd

Curd is a wholesome nutritious diet in itself. The inclusion of curd in our daily diet enriches us with liberal doses of essential vitamins, minerals and proteins. This dairy product is easily accessible and economical. Here are some quick details about the benefits of curd that you must not ignore.

Curd contains proteins, magnesium, zinc, phosphorous, potassium, vitamins A, B2, B12, C, B12, riboflavin and folate among other nutrients. It is a sufficient diet in itself to keep up the immunity of body.

Since it is made of milk, it contains all the benefits of milk besides others. It contains the crucial lactic acid that maximizes calcium absorption. For those who are lactose-intolerant, they can consume curd safely because of presence of lactic acid. The lactic acid facilitates digestion of lactose in the body.

Curd has anti inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial and medicinal properties. It helps to treat various diseases and health issues of the body.

Stomach infections can be well treated with curd because of presence of good bacteria in it. If suffering from diarrhea, dehydration or fatigue, consuming curd can benefit the body a lot as it will replenish essential nutrients and soothe the ailing body from within. In summers, curd must be made a compulsory part of the diet to fight several summer hazards.

Provide a bowl of curd to your kids daily to ensure good health. Whether salted or sweetened, the natural curd improves the digestive system and ensures immunity from infections and diseases.

Curd is also helpful for patients suffering from heart ailments, colon cancer, high blood pressure and osteoporosis.

Women can immensely benefit from curd both from health and beauty aspects. They must consume curd daily to avoid health issues. They may also use curd for skin care and hair care to attain beautiful skin and hair.
You can make various healthy recipes by using curd like lassi, mango lassi, curd salad, yogurt curries, desserts and many more dishes. Therefore, use it either way and get multiple benefits of curd right away.

( Use of curd is not a substitute of medical recommendations.)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Rainy day activities with kids


                                             
Rainy days are back again. With kids complaining now and then about what to do, gear up with this list of activities and have a blast in this rainy season with kids.

Coloring the world
Buy a coloring workbook or better download one from the internet and indulge in some serious coloring work with kids. Now showcase what you have done on the board!

Make some paper boats and sail them!

                                           


If you don’t know how to make paper boats or wish to make something different with colored papers then grab the ideas from internet.

Printable games



                                                     from: Print Games Now

It doesn't matter your kids cannot step out of the house because of rains. Get them new printable games in minutes with the help of your printer. It is simply a matter of few clicks!

Get creative with play dough and make some interesting creatures. How about a wild safari scene in the middle of the living room!

Let’s have some music
Play music of your choice and shake a leg with kids. Its pure fun to dance with your little darling or let them have their “me” time.

Make up some story

Sit in a circle with your kids and let their friends join too. Now one of you will speak out a sentence and other will continue after that and similarly one by one others will contribute a sentence using their imaginations to form a new story altogether. Else you can download a story from internet and read out to your kids on a rainy day!

Board games

Now board games are our old pals, pick out one and start the dice rolling be it snakes and ladders, Monopoly, etc.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Interesting facts and benefits of ginger

Ginger root is a common herb with various medicinal benefits. It is an essential ingredient used in kitchen for preparing different dishes. Moreover, it has a large number of health benefits that can prevent various illnesses. Do you know a ginger root has following medicinal properties and benefits?
  • Ginger is antiviral, antibacterial and anti fungal too.
  • It is anti-inflammatory.
  • It is antiseptic and an anti clotting agent.
  • It is anti tussive, analgesic and antispasmodic.
  • Ginger is anti-coagulant.
  • It contains different kinds of antioxidants.
  • It provides ample of proteins, minerals, vitamins and essential oils and contains no cholesterol.                                              

 The list is endless. With so many properties and qualities, ginger root is a widely used spice and medicine for varied reasons. It would be a blunder if you ignore it and exclude it from your daily diet.
Here are some easy uses of ginger in daily life that can benefit kids and adults. However, avoid giving ginger for kids under two.

Extract some juice from ginger and mix a spoon of honey in it. The mixture is ideal to provide relief from cold and cough.

You can also apply ginger oil on the chest and back to treat cough.

Boil some ginger slices in water and now prepare tea as usual. The ginger tea relieves you from sore throat and headache. The recipe is also useful in case of flu, fevers, migraine and menstrual pain.

Ginger is also a safe remedy for pregnant women to deal with morning sickness. However the quantity should not exceed more than one gram per day.

Take one gram of ginger half an hour before travel to avoid motion sickness and nausea. Else you may take ginger biscuits prior to travel.

Incorporate ginger in your daily cooking to enhance the taste and nutritional value. It would also take care of your digestive system.

Ginger cures flatulence and indigestion. Chop some ginger into thin strips and salt and lemon juice to it as per taste. The color of ginger will change from yellow to pink. Store it in a jar and keep it in fridge. Consume half a spoon of the same with lunch and dinner. It would relieve you from gas, heartburn, worms in the stomach and indigestion.

To reduce the pain and inflammation from arthritis, mix some ginger essential oil in your bath water. You may also apply fresh ginger paste to the affected area to reduce the pain.

Ginger is great for your heart. It prevents blood clotting and controls the cholesterol levels. Remember to include it in your meals for a healthy heart.

If you have diabetes then consuming a glass of water mixed with a spoon of ginger juice on an empty stomach in the morning will be beneficial. It would regulate your blood sugar levels.

Ginger prevents various kinds of cancer like colon cancer and cancers of lung, prostrate, pancreas and breast.
If you cannot consume ginger in its original form then you may also use ginger supplements. Ginger can be consumed raw or in powder form. Its extract is equally valuable. There are numerous mouthwatering ginger recipes like ginger cakes, ginger biscuits, ginger pancakes, ginger preservative, ginger muffins, ginger sauces and much more.
 Next time remember to add ginger in your vegetarian as well as non vegetarian dishes for high flavor, aroma and good health.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Benefits of asafetida for all

Asafetida is the most common spice found in every Indian kitchen. It is normally used in curries and pickles. It has a peculiar smell and taste. However, it has always been a preferred spice because of its significant therapeutic properties. Here are some health benefits of asafetida that would definitely prompt you to use it more often.
  • Since ages, the spice has been added to various dishes to facilitate digestion and prevent flatulence. The spice is beneficial and safe for kids also if used in little quantity.
  • To provide relief from colic pain, asafetida mixed in warm water is applied on the navel of the person. It is a common remedy in Indian household. Often this remedy is used for infant suffering from stomachache or flatulence.
  • Asafetida reduces the formation of gas in stomach when used regularly in diet. It contains anti-inflammatory properties.
  • The spice is also recommended to new mothers to get rid of indigestion or gas problem in natural way.
  • To get relief from cold and cough, add a pinch of the spice in honey and ginger mixture and consume the same. It would clear out the chest congestion.
  • Mix lemon juice and powder of asafetida to prepare a mixture. using cotton, apply the mixture on the area of toothache. You would get relief from pain.
  • It is said that asafetida also benefits in nervous disorders in children and also helps to treat symptoms of depression and anxiety.
  • Mothers and women in general can benefit a lot and experience relief in health issues related to them.
  • Asafetida must be included in daily diet especially in rainy season as this season particularly brings various stomach infections and other health issues along with it.                                                                                                                                 Remember, only small quantity of asafetida should be used at a time because of its pungent smell and strong flavor. Throat irritation, nausea and vomiting are some of the side effects of the spice if taken improperly or in large quantity.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Benefits of basil leaves in rainy season

Basil leaves or tulsi has medicinal properties that can cure many health problems. During rainy season, children and adults alike have to suffer from one or the other health problem like cold, cough, fever, digestive problems, respiratory disorders, skin infections, insect bites, malaria, dengue and infections of different kinds. With the help of basil leaves, you can prevent many of the above issues or find relief from many problems. Some of the serious diseases related to kidney, heart, liver and stomach can also be tackled with home recipes made of basil leaves.      

Here are a few simple to implement tips on how to use basil leaves in daily life and attain good health.

 Cold, cough and fever
  1. Chew some leaves of basil to cure cold.
  2. Boil the leaves in water and let the patient gargle using this water. He/ she may also drink this    water to cure cough problem. In case of cough with phlegm, let the patient breathe the vapors coming from basil juice. Additionally, a mixture of basil juice and honey in equal quantities can be given to provide relief from coughing. These recipes are suitable for children as well.
  3. Apply some basil juice on the forehead and chest of the patient to bring down the fever.
  4. The mixture of ginger and tulsi along with honey can combat respiratory problems like asthma and bronchitis.
  5. Boil some leaves of tulsi/ basil in water and prepare tea as usual. Drinking this herbal tea during season change will protect you from common cold and cough.

      Stomach problems
  1. If you or your child has worms in stomach, then drinking warm tulsi juice can help to get rid of worms. Mix sugar with basil extract and consume it to get relief from constipation and other digestive problems.
  2. To relieve the child from stomachache, give him a mixture of basil juice and dry ginger powder in small quantity.

      Insect bites and sting
  1. In case of insect bites, crush some tulsi leaves and add some lemon. Apply it on the affected area to cure the problem.
  2. You may also apply tulsi juice on the sting to reduce the effect and pain of insect bite.

     Skin infections and problems
  1. Apply fresh basil leaves on the irritated skin to reduce itchiness.
  2. Drinking tulsi juice can provide relief from scabies and eczema.
  3. Apply paste of tulsi leaves on the face to get acne-free, clean and clear skin.

     Malaria
  1. Take extract of basil leaf with honey to cure malarial fever. Also, add some black pepper powder in basil leaves juice and provide it to malaria patient for quick relief.
  2. Chewing few leaves of basil boosts immunity system and is good for general health.
Staying fit is the most important thing to enjoy rainy days. Therefore, stay healthy and happy always!

 These basil leaf remedies are not substitutes of medical advice/ recommendation. In case of severe conditions, doctor’s advice should be followed.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Diet tips for rainy season

During rainy season, kids and adults face many kinds of allergies and stomach problems. With little precaution and care, you can easily avoid health issues and keep your family fit throughout the season. Here are some diet related dos and don’ts that would help you to gear up for rainy season.

Your diet must include:

  • Properly washed fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Herbs like holy basil leaves and mint
  • Healthy ingredients like asafetida, cinnamon, ginger, garlic, onions, turmeric & lemon that counteract gastric problems and boost immunity
  • Fresh soups made from fresh vegetables
  • Herbal teas that cure mild cold and cough problems
  • Milk products and soya products
  • Cereals like wheat, corn, oats and pulses that provide ample of nutrition
  • Fresh homemade food and 8-10 glasses of filtered/ boiled water
      Foods to avoid in rainy season:

  • Precut fruits and foods that contain germs
  • Precut meat
  • Food from roadside stalls and other unhygienic places 

  • Junk foods, aerated cold drinks and other foods that contain preservatives
  • Foods that have not been cleaned properly
  • Spicy, too salty and oily foods that cause stomach problems
  • Unfiltered/ unbottled water and impure fruit juices from roadside eateries
  • Ice creams and cold foods that may cause throat infections
With these diet tips for rainy season you can keep your kids and family healthy and safe.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Important Things you need in Rainy Season

Kids will be kids. Nothing can deter them from playing or running around. But you know what is best for your kids. If you are tensed with the thought of kids getting sick in rainy season then shrug off all your worries and have fun with them during these rains.

 To enjoy the rainy season and that too without any hassle, check out the following list of important items you must have. You can’t think of a healthy life without these things during rains.

Safety guards against mosquito and insects

Rains are the best season for breeding of mosquitoes and other insects. So keep your mosquito repellents, coils and mosquito sticks ready beforehand. Also take out your mosquito netting outside to protect your family from insects while sleeping.

Water purification treatments

Most of the diseases in rains are water borne. Therefore, take extra precautions to purify water and make it fit for drinking. Not only at home but also while traveling carry a portable water filter to ensure best drinking water for your kids. You may also use tablets that can clean the water.

Hygiene and sanitation tools


Most of the times, improper hand washing leads to infections. Stock up hand sanitizers, body wash bottles and liquid soaps to maintain cleanliness habit in kids. Encourage kids to carry their personal sanitizer bottles to wherever they go. Also invest in a good air sanitizer to keep the surrounding air disinfected and germ free. Also take special care of your diet to remain fit.

                        Read: Diet tips for rainy season

Dress code for Rainy season

Everybody knows having umbrellas, raincoats and gumboots is mandatory. Still you have not purchased enough of them. One or two of umbrellas are not enough for whole family. Buy good quality of trendy umbrellas and other necessary rain wears for your kids and family.


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Wish you a happy and healthy rainy season!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Family Vacation

This is the reason why I was away from the blog. I was on a holiday to Thailand with my husband and kids. It was a wonderful and memorable trip. All of us loved the beaches of Phuket and the nice weather.People are good and cooperative there.

The best part of the Thailand trip was that we got plenty of time to spend together. The kids were too happy to share their endless stories with their dad. On the other hand, we also got many memorable moments to share and care for each other.
                                                       

These kind of family trips are compulsory to take a good break from hectic schedules and everyday stressful life. It gives you a chance to forget the daily commitments and deadlines. You just need to concentrate on your relations with your spouse and kids. It helps to strengthen the relationships further.

One more advantage of visiting a foreign country is that kids get  a chance to live in a different environment altogether. They learn to adapt themselves to new situations.Both of my kids enjoyed a lot and also cooperated to make this trip more unforgettable.

 If possible, you must also travel to a new place or a new country which would give you and your kids ample of opportunity to enjoy, explore and adapt the new atmosphere.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Amazing Father's Day Gifts

Tired of thinking about the suitable gifts on Father;s Day? Check out these gifts. These are not the usual ones like mugs, key chains, albums, etc that are later forgotten and found in the drawers or shelves.

This one your dad would wear with pride. It would look good on him and beat the heat for him during the summer.


Packers Mens Franchise Fit Cap - $29.99

The Packers Mens Franchise Fit Cap by 47 Brand is a green baseball cap, washed for a broken-in look and feel. The Green Bay Packers Logo in embroidered on the front and Packers at the back. A great gift for any Packer fan.
 


To express your feelings, this gift is just perfect on Father's Day. The beautiful words would instantly bring a smile on his face.


Dad Stained Glass Window - $28.00

This "Dad" stained glass creation is a nice gift for Dad at Father's Day or any time of year. Size: 7 x 7 in. glass, frame 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.. The beauty of stained glass is replicated in each hand-painted image by artisans in Wisconsin. 

These Gifts would not create a hole in your pocket. But they would certainly be priceless for your Father.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Summer clothing tips

Children look cute in fashionable and designer clothes. While buying summer clothing for kids, parents need to consider the following aspects so that their child look good and feel good in his/ her clothes.

   1.  Always keep the comfort factor in mind. No matter, how much trendy the clothing may appear, if they cannot provide comfort to the child, buying the same would be complete waste of money.

         2.  The clothes of kids should be loosely fitted and well ventilated. Tight clothing would make the child feel suffocated and uneasy.

        3.  Buying one size bigger means that clothes can be used for longer duration. As the kids grow faster, their clothes are rejected very soon. Therefore, buying bigger size would mean longer usage of clothes. It would also save your precious money too.

        4.   Fancy and fashionable dresses may attract the attention but may not suit the soft skin of your child. Always buy clothes made of soft materials that are skin friendly.

  5.  Cotton clothes are ideal for summer season. Cotton clothes allow the skin to breathe and absorb the sweat easily.
       6. Caps, hats and sunglasses are important aspect of kids clothing. Invest wisely in these to protect kids  in summer.

       7.  Tank tops, t-shirts, frocks, shorts and capris are suitable outfits for girls in summer. During the day, these clothes keep the kids cool and comfortable.

       8.  Similarly, t-shirts, capris, knee-length bermudas and shorts are essential clothes for boys.

       9.  Always check the quality of the clothes you buy. Sometimes the clothes are not durable enough to last a season. Never sacrifice the quality of material.


Sammy & Claire - Luxury Fashion for Little Ones

  10.   The clothes of kids should be resilient and stretchable enough to sustain the playful activities of kids.

        11.   Several reputed brands keep fashion, durability and comfort in mind while designing the kids’ clothes. Choose such clothes that offer ample of ease as well as style to your child.

        12.   Before purchasing summer clothes, check out the various trusted websites for offers and   discounts.You can avail favorable deals on internet and conveniently purchase best clothes for your children at affordable prices.

Must read:
Summer safety tips for kids

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Useful gift for little artists

Vacation is the time when kids indulge in their favorite hobby and activities. If you can see a budding artist in your little one then encourage him or her to take up the activity in the vacation.Let him or her display his or imagination on the sheet and fill it with colors.

To further motivate your kid in the field of art, here is one beautiful gift that you can buy from here at a small price.


Personalized Monogrammed Art Folio - $29.95

When that creative urge strikes, you’ll be ready with our monogrammed art folio. With your child’s name beautifully embroidered on the outside, this stunning appliqu├ęd art folio is a very special gift. Large 13 ½” W x 10 ½” H, excluding the handle, and made of soft quilted fabric with fabric handles and a ribbon tie. Simply untie the bow and open the folio to the full 20 ½” W x 13 ½” H size to reveal 12 colored pencils and a 35 page 8” x 10” sketch pad. A beautiful, quality gift for your budding artist.

Your child can even use this bag while traveling and utilize time in drawing and coloring without any hassle. Whether at home or outside, the children can indulge in their favorite activity and become good artists with the help of this gift.


Monday, May 6, 2013

Party on Mother's Day

Mother's day is approaching fast. If you are running out of ideas about what to do on this day, here is one interesting thing you can do. Organize a get together and call up her friends . She would be really happy to meet her pals and mingle with them even if it means for short time.

Kindly relieve your mother from household chores on this day at least. Order her favorite pastries or snacks or try your hand in the kitchen yourself.


Mother's Day Cake - Strawberry Fields - $79.90

This Mothers Day Cake is sure to please any loving mother. Offer Mom your love and your heart with the Mother's Day Cake - Strawberry Fields from O & H Danish Bakery. A perfect balance between chocolate and white creates an unforgettable taste sensation

To add some fun element, introduce some games and let your mother become a child once again along with her friends.You can download some really cool Mother's Day Games at economical price. On second thought, the cheerfulness and smile on your mother's face is priceless and therefore, invest in some interesting games available online and make the Mother's day an event to remember.


Mother's Day Bingo - $7.99


It's the Classic Game of Bingo all dressed up for Mom's special day! After purchase, just enter in how many guests you have, personalize any items or words, and we'll create your bingo cards for you! All you have to do is print! Call Card included.

Tell mom how much you love her!

Wish you all the best in your efforts

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Reinforce your bond with your Mother

Your mother's constant concerns for you, her reminders and her scoldings may have bothered you at time. And at some occasions you may have talked back, slammed the door or offended her with your behavior.
However, despite of all the issues between you and your mother, your love for her won't diminish in your heart. On this Mother's day, express your regard, love and gratitude towards your mother in a unique way.

Flowers are the ideal way to reinforce the relationships and to express your feelings. When you know your words or acts have hurted your mother's sentiments then you can apologize with a beautiful arrangement of flowers along with a greeting card.

           
from: Flora2000.com

A nice bouquet would instantly melt her heart and she would forgive you for your mistakes. Go ahead and choose a pretty flower bouquet from a reputed website and get it delivered on time.

Make this Mother's Day even more memorable for you and your mother.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mother's Day Greeting Cards


Greeting cards are a beautiful way to express your feelings and thoughts. On this Mother's Day, whether you are near or far, remember to gift your mother an exquisitely as well as thoughtfully designed card.
                                     

Your mother has been the source of inspiration for you. She has always showered unconditional love and protection to you. To make her feel special, choose an appropriate greeting card that truly express your emotions for her. In case you are far from her, you can still send her  a card of your choice. Visit an online ecard company and select the right card and send it to your mother on her email address.

     Send beautiful Mother's Day eCards - FREE!

There are endless designs and patterns available in the category of cards for Mother;s Day. You can even customize them as per your liking. Therefore do not delay anymore. Choose your card and gift it along with a surprise gift basket. You would love the lovely expression on her face.

Have a Happy Mother' Day to all of you!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Mother' Day Gifts

If you are not able to meet your mother on this Mother's Day, you can still make her feel loved with an appropriate gift. Tell her how much she means to you and how much you love her with this beautiful artwork displaying your innermost emotions for her:

                                                

Mothers and Roses Glass Suncatcher - $26.00

This Mothers and Roses Art Glass Suncatcher by Silver Creek Industries makes a beautiful gift for Mother's Day, a birthday or other special occasion. Tell your mother how special she is with this unique and attractive work of art. The octagonal suncatcher


You can also surprise her with the following attractive gift basket available at attractive price:



Mothers Sweet Gift Basket - $55.95

This Mothers Sweet Gift Basket is perfect to send to any mother in your life! She'll love the sweet contents and think you're the sweetest child she ever had. A great gift idea for her birthday or Mother's Day!

A mother is the first teacher and life long Guru of her child. She does countless sacrifices for her children. Now it is your time to do something special for her. These little gifts are just the reflection of your undying respect and affection for her.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

How to treat dehydration in kids?

Dehydration is one of the common summer diseases that children may have to suffer. When the body loses more fluids then the total fluid intake, dehydration may occur. It means the water level in the body is less than the required level which may create health serious health issues of the patient.

Causes of dehydration in kids

There are several causes of dehydration in kids such as
  • Increased sweating on a hot day along with lack of enough fluid replenishment
  • Common viral infections like rotavirus that cause diarrhea, vomiting, fever and less ability to eat or drink.
  • Certain bacterial infections that diminish the capacity to drink and cause vomiting and diarrhea
  • Excessive sweating during workouts or sports activity when not accompanied by proper fluid intake
  • Diabetes
Signs of dehydration

Dry mouth, dry tears, chapped lips, decreased urination and increased thirst are the signs of dehydration in mild form. A normal child with normal health does not have these signs. On the other hand, the symptoms of severe dehydration are no tears, sunken eyes, less urination, dry tongue and mouth lethargy and listlessness, irritability and weight loss.

It is important to note that babies and young kids have higher chances of dehydration than teenagers.

Treatment at home
                                                                                                 
The best way to rehydrate the kid is to provide enough of fluids. Drinking plenty of water is the most effective way to replenish the body with essential nutrients. To restore the lost fluids, sugar and salt, baby/ kid can be provided ORS solution. For babies, breastfeeding can be continued and he / she would not require additional water intake. In case she intakes formula milk or solids, you can provide him or her extra water for rehydration. In mild dehydration cases, babies can be cured at home with advice of doctor.
However, in severe cases, proper medical observation and treatment is compulsory.
" Prevention is better than cure". Follow the summer safety tips for yourself and for kids from the beginning and avoid the common summer ailments.

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