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Blogging Bullet Journal Ideas
Blogging

Easy Bullet Journal Ideas for Bloggers

posted by Anupriya January 12, 2020 0 comments

If you have come across a deluge of bullet journals offerings on e-retail portals and are wondering what it actually means, then you are where I was almost two years ago. Yes, that’s when I discovered the craft that is a Bullet Journal. I have been trying to create a repository of Blogging Bullet Journal ideas for two years now. Yet, I am only a work in progress.

What is a Bullet Journal?

A bullet Journal is a planner, diary, tracker or rolled into one Journal. A bullet Journal is a modern tool to help one organize their tasks, plan them and track their progress in an extremely creative way.

Some experts also call a bullet journal to be meditative tool, as it ebbs out distractions and helps you focus better. It is an achievement oriented tracking system that brings out everything you do or not do to achieve your goals in plane black or white (not quite literally, because one can get as creative as possible and splash colors in the pages of the journals) Continue Reading

Sundari Venkatraman
Book Reviews

Book Blitz – Love In Agartha by Sundari Venkatraman

posted by Anupriya January 9, 2020 0 comments

Love In Agartha by Sundari Venkatraman

Print Length: 213 pages

Publisher: Flaming Sun (Indie published)

Publication Date: January 2, 2020

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

Genre: Romance, Fantasy

When Sanat Kumara usurps the job that Naavya Batra has been coveting for a long time, her instantaneous attraction towards him turns to intense dislike.

But soon, she’s all in admiration for the man. When she finally decides to give herself to him, Sanat insists on telling Naavya something about her…

…something she has absolutely no memory of.

What does Sanat know about Naavya that she herself isn’t aware of? And what secrets are her cousins holding back from her? Continue Reading

Vaccinations
LifestyleParenting

Why Are Vaccinations Important For Your Baby?

posted by Anupriya January 8, 2020 0 comments

It has been well established time and again that vaccinations impact infants’ immune system and help them develop a defense mechanism against several diseases. Some of these diseases are known to be even deadly.

If I am to believe my mother’s account of the time when they were kids, the infant mortality rate due to life threatening diseases among kids was very high. She recounts that things improved during the time I was born. According to her, a major factor that contributed to this was the introduction of many new vaccinations. Today, if we hardly see any rates of infant mortality due to preventable diseases, all the credit goes to vaccines. Vaccines have made some several life-threatening diseases almost non-existent. I tried to dig deep and find out the figures behind her observations. And what I learnt was very encouraging. Continue Reading

Promote Creativity In Kids
Kids Learning

How To Promote Creativity Among Kids

posted by Anupriya January 8, 2020 5 Comments

To promote creativity in kids for me means giving them an environment where they can let their imagination run free and think without barriers. My elder son Nik is soon going to be 7 years and the younger one Lucky is 3.5 years. There are a gamut of activities that I engage them in and continue to do to help them fly high with their imagination.

I personally feel that free play is the best way to help kids run free with their creativity. Yet, kids need a guided platform to make good use of their time and develop their skills. Thus, apart from free play I engage my kids in some guided activities that enable them to let their imagination run wild. These activities undoubtedly also give a strong foundation of independent and free thought for kids.

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Once a Dad, Always A Dad

posted by Anupriya January 5, 2020 16 Comments

“Ashna! Come here baby. Yes, you can do it!” Sudhir bent down and tried to click as many pictures as possible.  The excitement of watching his year old doll take her first steps was beyond containable. A corner of his heart did a tiny summersault for being on a leave from work today. Being able to capture this milestone in his doll’s life was a cherry on the cake. He was going to hold this memory close to his heart always. Continue Reading

Winter Vacations
Travel

5 Places to Visit in Kolkata During Winter Vacations

posted by Anupriya December 27, 2019 6 Comments

Come winter vacations and the air around me becomes electrified with a frenzy to move out and visit places. After all, the air is devoid of the much dreaded humidity and uncomfortable heat. The kids are most excited about visiting their favourite places as its also vacation time. There are a handful of places to visit in Kolkata during winters that promise a lot of fun and frolic for families.  Yes, these places do become very crowded during the last week of December, but that sure does not deter the enthusiasts from having any less fun. A little research and I came up with this doable list of places to visit in Kolkata in winters, which promise enough activity and entertainment for kids under five years of age. Continue Reading

10 Easy DIY Christmas Crafts For Kids
DIYKids Learning

10 Easy DIY Christmas Craft Ideas For Kids

posted by Anupriya December 20, 2019 1 Comment

Christmas time is that time in my household, when the kids go into frenzy and their demands for putting up the Christmas tree and the home baked plum cake fill the house troubling my ears too much. But I am not complaining! My focus remains on how to keep the kids engaged and busy. One of the best ways to keep the kids busy is to engage them in Easy DIY Christmas Craft Ideas.

Every year,  for lack of proper planning I struggle with easy DIY Christmas craft ideas. But this year I took a lead and have my craft ideas ready and in one place. While researching for easy DIY christmas kids craft ideas, I came across a deluge of pinterest accounts who have such wonderful and the most beautiful DIY craft ideas. I almost got lost in appreciating them and forgot that I needed to create a shortlist for myself. But my focus beckoned me and here I am sharing my favorite pins of easy DIY Christmas craft this season. Most of these DIY Christmas crafts require minimal raw material, or items that are easily available in the house.

So take a look at this easy DIY Christmas craft ideas and plan out your own Christmas with the kids in a fun and busy way. The joy that you will see on your kids face after they have created something cute and beautiful will be priceless. Continue Reading

vaccines
Parenting

Here’s everything you need to know about WHO prequalified vaccines

posted by Anupriya November 30, 2019 1 Comment

There is no denying the significance of vaccination for babies. It is our responsibility to provide our babies with required vaccines and in a timely manner. This is to ensure their health and safety. But yes, I have to agree that as a new mother I was overwhelmed by the frequency of the needles being pricked into my baby’s skin. Also, to visit the doctor every other week became a little difficult in the midst of the disturbed sleep cycles and the coping up with post-partum life. Honestly, I didn’t think so much about the inconveniences at the time I was in the situation. But now in hindsight it all sounds so overwhelming to me.

I was in a discussion with a friend who has recently had a baby and was pleasantly surprised that science and research and development has led to immense benefits in the field of vaccines too. There are now combination vaccines available that reduce the number of injections required. What’s more, less painful vaccines have been developed that significantly reduce the discomfort caused to the baby.

The Benefits of Combination Vaccines

I was delighted as well as curious about the new combination vaccines. So I did research of my own and found out some facts:

  • The combination vaccines protect kids from multiple(upto six) major childhood diseases.
  • It effectively reduces the number of injections without compromising on the right amount of doze to be given.
  • The acellular vaccines against whooping cough are baby friendly, as they cause less pain than other whole cell vaccines thus resulting in lower adverse side effects.
  • Most importantly some of the combination vaccines are WHO pre-qualified. This means that an authority as widely recognized as the WHO is constantly checking among others the safety and effectiveness of a vaccine. As a parent, what more could you ask for?

I am a relatively apathetic mother when it comes to things that ought to be done. But I have seen so many of my friends turn into vaccination nerds even while they were expecting. And when I shared this update with them, they really seemed to be very happy about this latest vaccine development. I guess then, I will go by their verdict.WHO pre-qualified combination vaccines sure are going to be a hit with new parents!

What’s #YourCareQuotient? How much do you understand your child when it comes to sleep patterns, feeding and vaccination? Take the easy, interactive quiz that guides you and get the childcare guide now.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the blog content are independent and unbiased views of solely the blogger/ third party This is a part of public awareness initiative supported by Sanofi Pasteur India. Sanofi Pasteur bears no responsibility for the content of the blog. One should consult their healthcare provider for any health related information.

Reference:

  1. https://www.who.int/immunization_standards/vaccine_quality/vq_index/en/
  2. https://www.who.int/immunization_standards/vaccine_quality/pq_system/en/
No Fever. But Still Flu?
Wellness

Is it Flu if There is no Fever? – Understanding The Difference

posted by Anupriya November 11, 2019 0 comments

Recently, my boy caught a cold and I took him to the pediatrician thinking she will give him a medicine for common cold. But she told me that my child had a flu-like illness and I should have given him a flu shot. I was confused because he had no fever so I asked the pediatrician if my child has no fever, is it still flu? Continue Reading

#JustRomance
Book Reviews

#JustRomance by Jyoti Arora Book Review

posted by Anupriya November 2, 2019 1 Comment

I always say that I am not very fond of short stories. They take me to the apex of involvement from the word go and even before I realize, they’re over way too soon. I am always left wanting for more. #JustRomance by Jyoti Arora was no exception. Every story explores a different aspect of love.

Drunk On Love – Is the story of the most unlikely couple. Anjali is a small town girl from a conservative family and Rajat, a bartender in a bar in the big city. How they crossover the inhibitions imposed by conventional thought flow and find love in each other.

Miles Apart – Is it possible to sustain love over long distances? Sometimes distance acts as a catalyst and strengthens the ties that hold the promise of a long term commitment. Continue Reading