Showing posts from October, 2016

Meaningful Parenting- The first five years to the five senses-Part 2

Dear Technology, Do what you can, but don’t take away from me the simple pleasures of life. Be a part of my life but don’t engulf me, for I made you and not the other way around. From- A Parent. There are specific guidelines which we should keep in mind while regulating the use of the screen in our life and our child’s life. Before the age of five - Let the child explore his senses and learn by experience. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says NO to any screen time before the age of two. Post that the screen time should not exceed two hours. Around October 2015, it further relaxed its guidelines and asks parents to keep it at the minimum and, when exposed, to focus on the quality of the content and focus on interaction and learning. Scientists say that the best way to learn something is to take it in through multiple senses simultaneously. Learning rhymes and enjoying Music - Is there a better singer for an infant or a toddler than this mom? And play if

Meaningful Parenting- The first five the five senses - Part 1

Have you ever been with your phone on your favorite spot...sorry, I meant pot? If Yes, then continue reading. A debate too old, a concern as fresh as ‘NOW.’ Life today is all ‘SCREEN’ and ‘SCREENED.’ From electronic screen – television, smartphones, tablets, and computers to WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and much more- we are obsessed with being screened. Screen and its influence on children have always been dialectical in nature. However, the issue is under more storm now because the ‘SCREEN’ has invaded us anywhere and everywhere. From us to our children, it governs us from the office to bedroom to restrooms-its everywhere. OUR LIFE RIGHT NOW Well, that looks and sounds audacious and rude, and I guess ill-mannered, but that's with reality. We don't like it when the truth is spoken in clear terms. We live in a different world than what our parents inhabited. The basic theme is- any child will learn what you make him/her learn.   Either th

I don't want Sunday a holiday for myself- It's not about < ,> or = in a family.

I do my bit , and you do your bit. Each 'BIT' counts. Each  'BIT '  is valuable in a family. I know you are around , and you know I am there...doing our 'BIT .' My family is not my employer. My family is beyond weekdays and weekends and vacations. My family is beyond salary slips and I-cards. And what I do for my family is no job. Whatever I do for my family, I do for my 'JOY.' Trust. It gives me pure joy to see them all taken care of.  As far as my rest is concerned and their share of responsibility, I don't need a special day for it.  Their share of love, affection, and care is there for me every day. Because when I close the kitchen and switch off the light at 11 pm, I see my husband toiling on his con calls, his shoulders dropping with exhaustion. My 3-year-old is sleeping soundly after doing his clean-up of toys.  If I am doing laundry on Saturday, my husband is busy running around to get the week's groceries. If I am cleaning up the

Nutrition and Health Nugget- HDL -The good fat needed for our body-Taking control of Cholesterol

Have you gone for a full-body check-up? Four health numbers tell us how healthy or not healthy we are. Blood Pressure-Which we have already covered in previous articles. The other three are Cholesterol, Blood Sugar, and BMI or Body Mass Index. HDL is good fat which should be higher than LDL, the bad cholesterol. The Cholesterol and HDL ratio should be - total cholesterol below 200 mg/dL LDL cholesterol less than 100 mg/dL HDL cholesterol above 40 mg/dL The actionable in 'mindful eating ' includes - Raising HDL Eating more fruits and vegetables and the good fat found in avocados, fish, and walnuts. Fruits-Avocados, apples(Be cautious with the serving since fruits have their portion of natural sugar too). All kinds of beans and legumes(Kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils, red beans, black beans, etc.). Whole grain anytime every time-Bread or flour. Shift from whole milk to reduced-fat or fat-free. Some people also add water to their half glass of milk and then

Suryanamaskar-Zero investment, Maximum returns in 15 minutes.

A flat tummy is a joyful tummy. Being a Life Coach and a blogger-I get to sit more than I walk. :( I belong to the category of women who are not fitness freak but fitness conscious. I prefer eating healthy, drinking healthy, and staying fit and not necessarily in perfect shape. I belong to the category of women who are forever juggling between home, work, kids, husband, friends, and self. I am also one of those addicted to the 'basics’ of life and crave simple basic things that can help. Be it home remedies for hair growth or cold and cough or decorating the DIY way with strewn acorns or exercise, I would choose mother earth and my body rather than hit a gym any day. Do I consider myself a fit person? No. But I try every day to do the right things for my body, mind, and soul. This is one regime that I have been doing for a decade now. Lately, I keep missing it because of my newfound interest in a brisk walk for 30 mins daily, which burns 100 calories for me. I don't get very a