Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Gifts for kiddos

Let children indulge in their favorite sweets and snacks but in unique form. You are also going to love these chocolate bunnies made from premium chocolate. Order your pack now!


Chocolate Bunnies with a Bow Gift Box

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Holi-Popular festival among kids


Holi is the most popular festival among kids in India. One can witness the excitement in kids everywhere around days before the festival actually comes. Water guns, water balloons, colors and unlimited fun on the streets portray the actual scenario of holi.

Holi is considered as the festival of gaiety and joy. It is the time to leave behind animosity and embrace new relations. The festival has though changed in its form, yet the essence continues to be the same. Natural colors and traditional pichkaris have transformed into synthetic colors and latest water guns. However, the spirit is same that of fun, feast and festivity.

Here are some tips that can make Holi more memorable for you and your kids without any damage to anybody.

Use natural colors for Holi. These are skin friendly unlike synthetic colors.

Prepare colors at home using dried flowers such as hibiscus and marigold. You may also use tomatoes, turmeric, besan, henna and sandalwood to create healthy and safe colors for the festival.
                                 
                                 
Mix these colors with bucket full of water and fill your water guns and balloons. Now you are all set to enjoy the Holi.

Apply body lotion on the skin and oil on your head. It would prevent the damaging effects of synthetic colors on the skin.

Wear old clothes while going out for holi celebrations as most likely the clothes would not be in wearable state afterwards. Also, one should wear full sleeved clothes to protect the skin as much as possible.

Besides, involve kids in making rangoli and cleaning the house. They can make cards for the relatives and friends or send ecards to their loved ones.

Sweets are an integral part of Indian festivals. Prepare them at home or order them and let the kids gorge on them as much as they like at least on the day of the Holi.

Share the historical story behind this festival with kids. Encourage kids to watch the updates on television about celebration of Holi in different regions of India. It is surely so much fun and informative as well.

To remove color stains from skin use warm water and ubtan. Mix besan, turmeric and milk/ curd to make ubtan and use it as scrub. It is a safe way to cleanse the skin and remove stains.

Last but not the least; educate kids not to be overpowering on others who wish a peaceful Holi.

Have a memorable and colorful Holi to all of you!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

You can’t miss these Easter eggs!


Don't have time to go extensive shopping for Easter? Here are a few things that you can buy online to make Easter extra special for your kids and family.


Personalized Plush Bunnies in Easter Eggs - $11.95
This year, make your Easter egg hunt egg-stra special! Each personalized brightly colored 3” plastic egg contains an adorable 3” plush bunny! Add to our Personalized Easter Bucket #355 to make a very special Easter gift for your children. Sold in sets of 3 eggs, and each set can either be personalized all for 1 name or for different names. Assorted colors - we'll pick for you. Just specify Boy or Girl when you order.

Personalized Easter Pillowcase - $12.95

Dreams of the Easter Bunny will delight your children when they settle down to sleep on our whimsical personalized Easter pillowcases. Our colorful pillowcases are wonderfully soft 220 thread count 100% cotton and are guaranteed to make your children hippity-hop right off to bed! Choose from 5 exclusive Happy Kids designs. Fits any standard size bed pillow. Please specify Boy or Girl when ordering.



Choose your pick for Easter today and get your purchase at your door step well in time!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

International Women's Day


Happy International Women's Day to all of you!

It is the day to remind everyone that world is incomplete without women. Men need to know their life is incomplete and meaningless without women. Even women need to realize and believe that they are the lifeline of many lives. What are you going to do to make this day special for the women in your life?

Call them up and wish them. I am already doing that. I have wished my mother, sister, sister-in- laws, mother-in-law and female friends. What about you?

Send them beautiful flowers on this occasion and let them know what you feel for them.

 Write a card for them or send an e-card on this day.

Go out with your women friends/ colleagues/ relatives for lunch or for a get together and have a great time.

 Organize a party at home and invite the important women of your life to have some good time. Treat them with fantastic drinks, snacks, have a round of interesting games and let the music flow.

Buy a special gift for your mother or best friend or your school teacher to express your gratitude for them.

Remember to shower your love on your daughter as you mean the world for her and she is definitely the apple of your eyes.

Have a great day once again!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Teaching children to respect women


We all want to instill good values in our children. One of the crucial values that are sometimes overlooked is to respect woman. Often, kids grow up with skewed opinion about women. They do not understand the value of women in their lives and show disrespect towards them. Sometimes, it also leads to violence and crimes against women. It is important to teach kids to respect women and to treat them nicely. Here are some ways to inculcate the value of respecting women in kids from early stage:

Be a role model. Children imitate the attitude and behavior of their parents. Show respect towards women and treat them amicably. Kids will definitely learn the same behavior.

Respect your kid’s opinion. When you actually pay attention to your child and respect his opinion/ preferences, he is likely to develop the same value for you and people in general. Most likely, he would respect the opinion and preferences of other people around him including women.

Be kind towards women in general. Help out the women in need and older women. Offer your seat to a needier woman or help someone to cross the road. These small but kind actions evoke kind attitude among children.

Make same rules for your daughter as well as son. Teach both of them to be responsible, polite and kind.

Demonstrate the importance of women in your life. Share your feelings/ views about the importance of women in your life. She can be your mother, sister, wife, friend, daughter, niece or aunt. It is good to discuss your experiences and positive views with your children about the women in your life.

Discuss the role of famous women from history who had contributed immensely in their field. For example Madam Curie, Sunita Williams or any other famous feminine figures of your state, etc.

On this International Women’s Day, remember to thank and appreciate every woman in your life. Include kids also in this act.
Let this gratitude and respect towards women prevail throughout the year and does not restrict to one day only.