We had dinner at a friend’s house a few weeks back. There were many adults and children who came for the dinner. While the adults were busy talking the children were busy playing. At a corner three kids were playing together with toys. My daughter who is 3 years old went to play with them. But they did not want to include her in their play. My husband and I were watching from far to see what she will do. She tried and tried but the other kids did not want to include her. At this point she came over telling me how they are not playing with her. As a mother what would you do at this point?
I’ll admit: limiting screen time sometimes is very tough as that’s when us mommas can get some work done around the house without interruptions, let alone some resting time. However, keeping the kids in front of the tele until their eyes glaze over and they remind you of zombies probably isn’t the best. So, time to look at alternatives! Here are some beloved, classic board games that not only bring on hours of fun but also improve their motor skills, cognitive skills and even conflict-resolution skills in some cases.
Hello all, its that time of the year, Christmas spirit is everywhere. People are decorating their houses and starting to buy gifts for their loved ones. At this time of the year your wallet has to really stretch get everything for the family. Well your wallet doesn’t have to stretch too far to decorate your house. Here are 5 budget friendly Christmas decor for your house. Make it a fun activity with the whole family and make some memories this holiday season.
A great way to decorate any table top. This will look great at an entrance table. View full post »
Many of us boast about how little we sleep as a badge of honour, but experts say that’d be the same as running on fumes. After a good night’s sleep, a human body is said to function most productively with freshness of mind. I can vouch to walking around in a grumpy mood with my mind in the clouds when I don’t get enough sleep and definitely vouch for the days not being as most productive to my abilities. How about you…are you sleeping enough? Do you know the difference between sleep-deprived and well-rested? It’s said that some of us are chronically sleep-deprived that we don’t know the difference and go on without being able to spot the adverse effects of lack of sleep.
There are many schools of thought on how much sleep we need. Some experts saying as much as 9 hours and others claiming 7.5 hrs. to be the magic number while the traditional 8 hrs. fitting most of us. Sleep-deprivation is said to attribute to weight-gain as those tired and groggy tend to graze the cupboards more frequently for snacks. Sleep-deprivation is said to damage the ability to think clearly and to function the best way possible throughout our days. View full post »
Fighting diabetes or living with diabetes is very common amongst South Asians over 50 and the statistics continue on in spite of methods taken to raise awareness and educate folks on how to keep their risks at bay. On the other hand, there are many myths around diabetes which we give a lot of weight for. So, it’ll be useful to separate the facts from myths. Here are the most popular myths debunked courtesy of Everyday Health.