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Boys Dresses for Party
Kids & Women LifeStyle

Tips For Selecting Boys Dresses For A Party

posted by Anupriya June 19, 2019 0 comments

I have iterated this numerous times that for me comfort always comes before style. But if the two can be combined then I am the first one to grab such boys dresses for my kids. This summer season saw us attending at least half a dozen family ceremonies, including an engagement, a wedding, a couple of birthdays, a kirtan etc.

This meant a lot of planning on my part as every party was different in its mood and I wanted the boys to be dressed accordingly. Also, the boys are still young and I did not want to hassle them with too elaborate a costume. So, here is my checklist that I ticked off while shopping for their outfits (click here to buy boys dress online) for the chain of parties that we have been attending over the last month – Continue Reading

Ladies Shoes
Kids & Women LifeStyle

Five Types Of Ladies Shoes That A Girl Must Have

posted by Anupriya June 15, 2019 0 comments

As a kid, I was always intrigued by the amount of shopping my mom had to do vis-a-vis my father. Those were the days when men weren’t very high on accessories and my mother was a minimalist. Yet, on any of the family occasion, she was bound to make multiple trips to the market to buy matching stuff including hair accessories, ladies shoes (Yes, my mom preferred those belly shoes over anything else), a suitable handbag etc. Being a Tom-girl, I was fond of the fetish for everything colour co-ordinated which absolutely bowled me over.

During my engineering college days and while at the first job (some tips for your first job) I remained oblivious with the fashion simpleton. After my post graduation course began at Management college in Mumbai, the city of dreams, I became apprised with fashion sense. I guess the city that does that to you!

So what did I do? Nothing much. I began to observe people around and noticed things that made the ladies around me look attractive. I then realized that apart from natural good looks, it was all about accessories. Yes, accessories, when chosen the right way, could make a sea change to even a simpler outfit.

But personally, did I emulate them all? No! I couldn’t. The one time I tried to include all sorts of accessories I ended up cancelling my attendance at the college social (Read how to style up yourself for your college prom night). It was frustrating. It wasn’t me!

I went back to the drawing board and figured out the ‘Least Common Denomination’ that would make me look good and decked up for an occasion. And guess what I figured out? I realized that quickest accessory that would make a difference to my looks, requiring little maintenance was the ladies shoes.

You have one for every occasion. And ladies shoes come in all shapes, colours and sizes. In this write-up, I explore the five types of ladies shoes that one must have to match with every costume and custom in your life.

Sneakers

You need sneakers if you are on the run always, like me. As a young adult, I was a hustler. That required me to run from pillar to post. Now, as a mum of two boys, I am still running a pillar to post. A pair of sneakers comes in handy to make made hustling more comfortable.

Flat Sandals

If you are averse to sneakers or anything as sporty, the next best thing that you could get your feet is a pair of Flat Sandals. They are an ideal and comfortable companion to get you through the rut of your routine.

Black Loafers

You need to give a formal or semi-formal look to yourself before a meeting? Well, the black loafers are an ideal complement that sober officious look.

A Pair of Heels

And then there are times when you need to exhume style and suaveness. A pair of pencil heels, or walking heels, or pumps would do great to add that delicacy to your well thought out attire.

A Dash of Color

Add a pair of belly shoes, or any other style, with or without heels, but make sure that it has that pop of a solid colour adding zing to your personality.

With these five types of shoes, you are ready to style new looks every day!

Influenza
Kid Issues

Things To Know About Influenza In Children

posted by Anupriya June 11, 2019 11 Comments

As educated and informed parents, we want to be diligent about matters that concern our kids. But sometimes, due to lack of enough authentic information we tend to take some calls that cost us, rather our kids dearly. One such area of concern is their health. I have been extremely careful about my kids’ vaccinations throughout.  So much so that I almost memorized their vaccination schedules and always took an appointment well in advance to not miss any deadline. In line with the vaccination calendar, I also got my kids administered with the Influenza (commonly known as ‘Flu’) vaccination in the first year itself. But I was in for a shock when my elder one suffered from flu in the middle of his playschool session when he was just about 2 years. No, missing the studies part wasn’t that difficult for his age, but dealing with the ailment while he brooded about missing his play time at school was.

On my subsequent visit to the pediatrician, I had loads of queries as to why he got infected by Flu even when he was vaccinated for the same last year. What follows in this write up is a summary of some important things that every parent must know about Influenza in Children.

Influenza is different from Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URTIs)

It is an air-borne viral infection, different from common cold, cough and sneezing or any other form of URTIs which are normally bacterial infections. Thus administering any antibiotics is of no use.

Major symptoms of Influenza are –

  • Sudden fever
  • Chills and shakes
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Weakness
  • Dry cough, sore throat
  • Loss of appetite

Influenza in children may not show all the above-mentioned symptoms. But high fever, febrile seizures, body ache and loss of appetite are some prominent symptoms of Influenza in kids.[i]

Influenza Virus is an ever-changing virus

Influenza is a virus that changes its shape frequently. That answered my question about why my kid suffer from ‘flu’despite having given the vaccination against it. Actually, because it changes its form very frequently, the vaccination already administered is not able to recognize the virus and the anti-bodies are incapable of doing their job. To handle this situation, it is best if the vaccination is administered every year.

Influenza Vaccination is safe for all age groups, even as young as 6 months, and should be administered once a year to prevent occurrence of Flu.[ii]

What should you do if your child has the flu?

Influenza is an air-borne infection; thus, your child should be quarantined inhouse for atleast 5-7 days or up to 2 weeks. Inability to do so, will have several repercussions. One is that other children become high on risk of getting infected. Secondly, your kid is very weak due to the infection. If enough rest is not taken, it may cause prolonged weakness. That will weigh adversely on his performance even if he starts going to school. Given enough rest to the child, with sufficient liquid intake and a balanced nutritious diet to expedite the recovery.

Children upto the age of five years are most susceptible to this viral infection. Thus, get them vaccinated at proper intervals to avoid contamination with the virus.[iii]

When protection for your child is available in the form of a vaccine, it is recommended you use it to prevent occurrences of the flue.

#IPromiseToStopFlu for my child. You?

[i]https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3098742/

[ii]https://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=influenza-flu-in-children-90-P02514

[iii]https://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=influenza-flu-in-children-90-P02514

ZEE5 D.A.T.E
Kids & Women LifeStyle

Keep Your D.A.T.E. with your dreams even if you are 50 years old

posted by Anupriya May 22, 2019 6 Comments

“India is over-flowing with a large number of over-qualified home-makers (read women), who have no idea what to do with their education.” With this statement, I was left pondering upon the fate of women who never let their careers kick-start because they were made to believe, or themselves felt that their families were to take precedence over everything. In this context, I came across this short movie on ZEE5 D.A.T.E., where it has been so aptly depicted that we have a section of women who have diligently catered to the needs of their family without faltering.

They have seen their husbands off to work and kids to school making sure they are never late. They have made whatever efforts it required to meet deadlines, whether it was to provide timely meals for family members or to help their kids submit their school projects. Their efficient management skills ensured that the household ran like a well-oiled machine without ever coming to a stand-still. In this process, they haven’t been able to keep their D.A.T.E. with their career aspirations. Then would it be too much for these ladies to ask for an opportunity to prove themselves worthy of contributing to an organization’s progress? Continue Reading

BlogchatterWritFest
Blogging

What I Learnt From The #BlogchatterWritFest

posted by Anupriya May 18, 2019 0 comments

My Writing Journey

In the beginning of my career, writing was not a part of the core tasks that I was expected perform. My creative writing ventures had been limited to the submissions I made for my school magazine, or the speeched I wrote for myself for various events that were conducted at college or in my organization. Structured writing of research papers was a part of my curriculum during my MBA. But that was again a job that needed to be done within a certain premise. Years later, I came to be a free-lance admissions consultant to help candidates write and edit their Statements of Purpose and Essays to present their profiles in the best light. That was the first time, I came to understand story-telling. Though the scope was limited, but it was story telling nevertheless. I was helping people write their stories to answer the queries about their strengths, weaknesses, challenges faced in personal/professional lives and their greatest learnings till date. Continue Reading

Blogger to Author
My Books

#BlogchatterEbook Carnival – A Perfect Launchpad For Blogger To Author Transition

posted by Anupriya May 2, 2019 0 comments

I have re-iterated time and again that the dream of becoming a published author has become an attainable dream in the current times. The scenario is not like it was a decade back when one had to be dependent on publishing houses to get their work to reach out to readers.

And its not just about traditional publishing or self-publishing any more. It is also about the freedom that comes along with the option of self-publishing in terms of the content. You are the master of your content. The length of your proposed work today could be the usual 70k words, or you may chose to write just 40k or 25k, or even just 10k. If you think that your words make for a comprehensive and a coherent read, you are good to go and put your work out there for your targeted audience. Continue Reading

AtoZ Challenge 2019Book Review

Koi Good News by Zarreen Khan – #AtoZChallenge Day 26

posted by Anupriya April 30, 2019 2 Comments

Book Blurb – Koi Good News by Zarreen Khan

When Mona Mathur of Dehradun had married her college sweetheart Ramit Deol of Amritsar, there were two things she wasn’t prepared for: 1. The size of the Deol family – it put any Sooraj Barjatiya movie to shame 2. The fertility of the Deol family – they reproduce faster than any other species known to mankind For four years now, Mona and Ramit have done the unthinkable and remained childless. Of course, that also means that they’ve battled that one question day in and day out: ‘Koi Good News?’ It doesn’t matter that they have been happy to be child-free – they are married; they are expected to make babies. After all, there are grandparents, great-grandparents, uncles, aunts and even colony aunties in waiting. Brutally honest, thoroughly irreverent, Koi Good News? is the funniest book you’ll read this year.

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Know Your Child
AtoZ Challenge 2019Book Review

Know Your Child : The Art of Raising Children by H.H.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar – #AtoZChallenge Day 25

posted by Anupriya April 29, 2019 3 Comments

Book Blurb – Know Your Child : The Art of Raising Children by H.H.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Raising children can be a big challenge. In this competitive world; we want our children to be successful? How do we measure success after all? And fulfilled life. In this book, His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar highlights simple points for parents and teachers, on raising children. These subtle cues go a long way in laying the foundation for children to grow into fine human beings- happy yet responsible, focused but wit a large perspective on life, having a strong character with the softness of human values. Continue Reading

AtoZ Challenge 2019Book Review

I Didn’t Expect To Be Expecting by Richa S Mukherjee – #AtoZChallenge Day 24

posted by Anupriya April 27, 2019 3 Comments

Book Blurb – I Didn’t Expect To Be Expecting by Richa S Mukherjee

Tara is living a blessed life in the maximum city with her husband Abhimanyu, the love of her life. At the pinnacle of her career, she is the apple of her parents’ eyes and hasn’t spotted a wrinkle yet – so far, the 30s are looking great! Nothing fazes Tara – not a foul-mouthed best friend or a food-burning arch-nemesis in the form of her maid – not even a landlady who chats with ghosts. And then, Tara discovers that she’s pregnant, and suddenly, all that well-honed composure crumbles. It doesn’t help that she’s got an equally jittery (if supportive) husband by her side. Now, Tara must face her anxieties about parenthood as she navigates friendships, marriage and career, all the while dealing with the fact that her body and mind are steadily feeling like they belong to someone else. An irreverent, honest and funny journey down the road – potholes and all – to (accidental) parenthood!

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AtoZ Challenge 2019Book Review

Family Wisdom by Robin Sharma – #AtoZChallenge Day 23

posted by Anupriya April 26, 2019 6 Comments

Book Blurb – Family Wisdom From The Monk Who Sold hid Ferrari by Robin Sharma

Robin Sharma reveals an easy yet strikingly effective system that shows you how to awaken the natural leadership potential of your child while restoring your own balance, joy and inner peace in the process. This book follows the continuing adventures of Julian Mantle, a high-powered legal superstar turned enlightened monk, who imparts the wisest answers to life’s deepest questions. Within these pages, you’ll discover how to: unlock the best and highest talents of your child; deepen the relationships with those you love; create a family culture that is rich, enduring and beautiful; connect with your destiny and live your heart’s desires and more.

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