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February 2018

Kids Fun

3 Ways to celebrate a Memorable Holi with kids

posted by Anupriya February 26, 2018 8 Comments

I grew up in an old colony like atmosphere, where the premises were closed like the modern day residential complexes. We did not have to worry about trespassers and our parents let us lose anywhere within the premises. Also because all heads of the families living in the colony worked in the same office, our parents did not really have to worry about our naughty endeavors, because in every nook and corner of the colony, there was someone who would identify us. Before we would reached our homes, our parents would be informed over the phone, about what we have been upto.  But then we had the craziest fun during the festivals with dozens of kids forming groups based on their age groups and having the fun of their lifetime.

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4 Comfort Foods That help me keep going – #SuperBloggerChallenge #Instacuppa

posted by Anupriya February 23, 2018 9 Comments

There was a phase in my life as a young adult when food was only a means to stay alive and not the end. But today as I take up challenges of life as a mother, I think that food is the best friend that I have on my journey. Ofcourse there are books and my blog, but then there is something called the comfort foods, the static friends who stare back at me and says, ‘Feeling overwhelmed? What are you waiting for? Come on gobble me up and cheer up!’

I know some may argue that treating food as a stress buster may not be a very good idea, but it definitely is the most harmless idea if one knows their limits and is not guilty of putting on unhealthy pounds on themselves. One of these days when I picked up a bowl of my fried rice after a hectic afternoon of taking care of the kids and home chores, I realized that there are some foods that help me relax like no other. These are my ‘comfort foods’. When I indulge in these, stress scuttles out of my system and leaves me refreshed to take on the upcoming challenges with a new vigor. Continue Reading

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HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS – #SuperBloggingChallenge2018 #Instacuppa

posted by Anupriya February 19, 2018 9 Comments

 ‘When you really want something, the universe conspires to bring it to you’ –Paulo Coehelo, Alchemist

‘Absolutely everything you experience in your life is a result of what you have given in your thoughts and feelings, whether you realize you have given them or not.’ – Rhonda Byrne, ‘Secret’

Both the statements above make you believe that ‘Energy follows Thought’. And if that is the case, it is only and only in your hands to improve the deteriorating or stagnant condition of your relationships. ‘Mindfulness’, a simple practice of training your mind to think in a particular manner and consciously make an effort to always think positive is called ‘Affirmations’.

The founding premise of the ‘Affirmations’ technique is to train one’s mind to think in a specific way. As per the practitioners of mindfulness and mental wellness, affirmations are the most powerful tool that every individual possesses with or without knowledge, which has the capability to bring drastic changes in quality of life. Continue Reading

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5 Things I want to Tell My kids About Love – #ValentinesDay

posted by Anupriya February 13, 2018 0 comments

As I see my two boys grow up everyday physically and emotionally, I wonder how they perceive love. Then I wonder, what is it that I am doing to help them understand the meaning of Love. This Valentines Day I delve into how I can contribute towards helping my kids to perceive Love in its true glory.

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A Letter to My Husband This Valentine’s – #LetterOfLove

posted by Anupriya February 9, 2018 5 Comments

I’m thrilled to be participating in a five day ‘LOL-a-thon organised by ‘The Momsteins’. Join us to read some wonderful letters written by 26 cool bloggers. Stay around to read some amazing letters coming up.
Today’s prompt is ‘Letter to Beloved ’

Oh god! This is the most difficult #Letter Of Love I am going to have to write. I have never ever spoken about how I feel about you in public. In an instance or two, I have only told my closest of friends about how I feel about you. Though in some lighter moments with family or friends, I have talked about your shortcomings, I have never really deemed it essential or appropriate to speak my heart out where you were concerned. And today I am going make an attempt to do the same. Continue Reading

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A Letter to my 25 Year Old Self

posted by Anupriya February 8, 2018 10 Comments

I’m thrilled to be participating in a five day ‘LOL-a-thon organised by ‘The Momsteins’. Join us to read some wonderful letters written by 26 cool bloggers. Stay around to read some amazing letters coming up.
Today’s prompt is ‘Letter to Yourself’

My dear 25 year old younger self,

If I were to meet you today, you would actually laugh at me. Or even mock me for what I have turned into. But, you know what? I might mock back too. But then that’s obvious, isn’t it? I now belong to a different world with different dreams and different aspirations. But that’s good news! Because change as you grow old is only a sign of one thing, that you are growing up to be wise.  There are a couple of things I want to point out to you specifically – Continue Reading

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How many lifelines do you have? I have many! – #LetterOfLove to Friends

posted by Anupriya February 7, 2018 11 Comments

I’m thrilled to be participating in a five day ‘LOL-a-thon organised by ‘The Momsteins’. Join us to read some wonderful letters written by 26 cool bloggers. Stay around to read some amazing letters coming up.
Today’s prompt is ‘Letter to Friends’

If someone asked me to define what importance does friendship hold in my life, this is how I’ll put it –

I really don’t fear falling anywhere…. That’s because you my friend will be there to hold me and pull me back to my feet.

Everytime, every single time I am about to go into the dungeons of self-doubt and holler in self pity about difficulties of life, I have someone hit me on my butt and get me going. That someone is you my friend.

There are times when I do not wish to do much and just chill, have some good time and enjoy. At such a time I do not have to do much. I just call up someone, make a plan and we both get going.  That someone is you my friend.

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A Letter for My Latest Love of Life

posted by Anupriya February 6, 2018 7 Comments

I’m thrilled to be participating in a five day ‘LOL-a-thon organised by ‘The Momsteins’. Join us to read some wonderful letters written by 26 cool bloggers. Stay around to read some amazing letters coming up.
Today’s prompt is ‘Letter to an Inanimate Object’

Today’s prompt encouraged us to write a ‘letter of love’ to an inanimate object. As soon as I eyed the prompt, I knew instantly what object I wanted to profess my love to. Though on a second thought there emerged a couple of contenders namely, my laptop, my FM embedded speakers and my mobile phone. Yet my heart kept racing back to that one thing that makes all the above mentioned things take a back seat.

I would like to elaborate why?

There are times when I am engrossed with this love of my life, I forget that I have to work on content for my blog. Knowing that my laptop is pinning for me to open up its flaps and start typing fervently on it, I chose to ignore it till the time, work can no more be procrastinated. Continue Reading

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Kids Books by Karadi Tales – Review

posted by Anupriya February 5, 2018 11 Comments

I feel so proud when I realized one of these days that at 5 years Nik has a kid library worth around 25 books. I would like to steal some credit for his liking for books and often wonder if he will keep this love for books even when he is all grown up.

Nevertheless, the current kitty of books in my house comprises mostly story books with extensive pictures and some learning based books (the ones that help kids enhance their vocabulary or concept of numbers). At his age, he engages with books mostly through picture reading or with me reading aloud the stories to him. Continue Reading

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Family, I owe you my existence – #LettersOfLove

posted by Anupriya February 5, 2018 21 Comments

I’m thrilled to be participating in a five day ‘LOL-a-thon organised by ‘The Momsteins’. Join us to read some wonderful letters written by 26 cool bloggers. Stay around to read some amazing letters coming up.
Today’s prompt is ‘Letter to Parents/Kids’

Where should I start, and where could I end? I am clueless on how could I ever thank my family to do justice to what they mean to me. I say family because among my parents, in-laws and kids I could not forget my sister. Thus I am going to approach my write-up with a holistic view with my family in mind.

And if I were to make it quick, I’d rather thank god, for blessing me with a family where I find absolute balance. How? Well let’s just put it that different members of my family inspire me to be more than I currently am –

My parents gave me an upbringing, that made me believe that I could be anything. Absolutely anything! They taught me to never be bound by any inhibitions and actual or perceived limitations. Even today when I do not stay with them, they are the constant reminders of my aspirations and ambitions in life. Whenever I am engulfed with self doubt they act as thought catalysts and encourage me to go and get it. Continue Reading