No Fussy Eater : 5 ways to help your family eat better

Very often, we hear a young child being dismissed as a  'fussy easter' and I don't quite agree with the label. Children are actually little people with food preferences just like adults. However, unlike an adult, a child often doesn't have much of a choice in what gets served at mealtime. This makes your pint … Continue reading No Fussy Eater : 5 ways to help your family eat better

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One Saree Three Ways : Styling a saree that incorporates multiple weaves.

I have never been a huge fan of sarees that incorporate bits and pieces of different design aesthetics and weaves because, a lot of times, they end up looking disjointed and random. This was before I got to know the designers behind Tvaksati. What they do is work with craftsmen from all over the country … Continue reading One Saree Three Ways : Styling a saree that incorporates multiple weaves.

A is for anything but an Apple : part two of the alphabet books with a difference series

I had posted the first part of a two part series on alphabet books with a difference and had promised a second part with fun alphabet books from Indian publishing houses. Apart from the obvious advantage of having an alphabet book with colours, characters, illustrations and examples that are culturally and socially familiar to a … Continue reading A is for anything but an Apple : part two of the alphabet books with a difference series

A Is for Anything but an Apple : part one of the Alphabet books with a difference series

Alphabet books with a differenceRaising a spirited, curious toddler who is discovering language at a remarkable speed is an exciting journey for the adults around because it helps us re-discover our own relationship language all over again in the process.  Watching my toddler learn new words and use  them to articulate and engage with the … Continue reading A Is for Anything but an Apple : part one of the Alphabet books with a difference series

Three un-princessy princesses (A Book Notes series post)

Raising a child on traditional Fairy Tale stereotypes is a dangerous proposition. You run the risk of bringing up a little girl who thinks she needs to be pretty' princess waiting around to be rescued or a little boy who thinks he needs to be in control of other people's lives and decisions. Either way, … Continue reading Three un-princessy princesses (A Book Notes series post)