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Monday, July 27, 2015

Daily Checklist For The Yummy Mummy: The Baby Time, The Family Time And The ‘You’ Time



When it comes to tying up the superhero cape, as mommies we can very easily do it around our strong, beautiful and well-toned (or let’s assume they are on the way to becoming so) shoulders. What a mommy does, no one else can do, and no one can do it the way we do it. From understanding our baby’s unsaid words to knowing just what our partner is thinking or how to plan that deadline even as we prepare our kid for the school play - there is so much we juggle on a daily basis.

But what about that crucial mommy time that is also so important to help us stay rejuvenated? Yes,
we are doing it all so well, but as mommies, it’s time to bring in a bit more planning and make time for ourselves too.

With so many important and daily tasks that we manage, here are some ideas that will help us plan our day better and squeeze in some ‘me’ time too.

The Family Pot



Once baby has graduated to solids and other food, make meal times same for the entire family. Sit down together at the table and let everyone eat the same food – of course it means that you save time on cooking and the entire family eats healthy.

Music Time


Put on some music and dance together with your babies like there is no tomorrow and experience the
positive vibes make you feel happy and energized. Did you know that dancing and spending time at the gym are two powerful ways to get you in shape and make you happy?

Exercise - A Little At Least?



Exercise together as a family to make sure everyone has some much-needed activity time while also
taking care of your very own fitness goals. It’s okay if your stamina levels are at an all-time low, there is always a beginning!

Grab Your Sleep




Grab those winks whenever you can – while your baby is sleeping or is at school, a quick power nap
during office lunch hour or while your partner is playing with the baby. Did you know that sleeping or at least eight hours a night boosts your immunity, improves your mental health, protects you against heart disease and diabetes as well as obesity?

Learn To Say NO




Use ‘no’ the right way. Say ‘no’ to doing everything on your own, say ‘no’ to doing the dishes right
now, say ‘no’ to cleaning up the mess immediately and STOP saying ‘no’ to take time out for yourself. It is okay to not do everything yourself right now.

Dress Up




Dress up for yourself as well as for your partner. Add a dash of lipstick, some perfume and change into clothes that have no signs of spit-up food yet. If you don’t have time to go out and party, just stand at the window with your favorite beverage in hand and enjoy your moment. And once the baby sleeps, snuggle up with your partner.

- Debolina Raja Gupta

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And like I always believe in and say:
'Heal the world we live in
Save it for our children' - MJ

Happy Parenting!!!! Be good to your little one, and to the millions of little ones out there who truly need every bit of love and compassion they can get.....Be a grown up...save the little ones....

Debolina Raja Gupta

Monday, July 13, 2015

The SuperMom CookBook By Madhuri Iyer: Get Your Free Copy Now! Giveaway




I know I know I know....as a mommy, making your little one eat is one of the biggest and I literally mean BIGGEST challenges ever, especially because it is not like those new baby or toddler year challenges that you know shall pass off in a year or two..

Making your child eat healthy, ensuring she will eat healthy and coming up with new, healthy, delicious, interesting, easy, visually appealing, sneaked in un-favoured ingredients and ensuring the ingredients are actually available in your local area can be a daunting experience, one that can go on and on for years!!!

My older one is going to be 8 next month, but ask me about my struggles of making her eat...she DOES NOT !!!! And its something I know that almost all moms face.

So when the PR team of The SuperMom COOKBOOK by Madhuri Iyer approached me to know if I would be interested in checking out the book, the answer was a strong and excited YES! What mom would not want a cookbook that can actually be made use of at home with ingredients you can easily get in an Indian kitchen?

The team was sweet enough to send me FOUR extra copies for giveaway, so that means I will be sharing the yummy goodness with four other lovely mommies out there :)

About The Book

What I loved about the cookbook is that it introduces traditional recipes for kids from all over India. So, it has something from Maharashtra, as well as something from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Bengal, Rajasthan, the Parsi community and more...it is truly a unique mix of cuisines meant for kids that I have not found in other cookbooks for kids yet.

The book is divided into the following categories:
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