Category: Parenting

A Single Mom’s Guide on How To Handle Stress

Being a single parent is not easy and in our society, being a single mom is even more difficult. As a mother, you want the best for your children even if you have to handle almost everything single-handedly. At times, the pressure and stress become overpowering and that is when one needs to look at ways and methods to reduce the stress in order to stay sane and in control. If you are a single mom then this would be truly helpful as these tips and guidelines will help you take it easy and handle the stress well. It’s...

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An Open Letter to Indian Parents

Dear parents, Expressing certain things verbally is not an easy task, particularly when it’s the heart talking. No, don’t worry. I’m not writing this letter to pour out the plights that plague my heart. Rather, I’m writing this for the millions of teenagers on the brink of adulthood, and the million other young adults already there. Bear with me, for this may take a while. Be patient, as you were with all my silly questions when I was a little child, for I am going to ask you seven more today. Even if their answers seem obvious, pause and...

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A Little Pause That Changed Everything

"Mumma! She called loudly as soon as she entered the house, stamping her feet . You need to do something about my facial hair. I want to get rid of them, at least from my upper lip and eye brows. I am so annoyed by them and everyone makes fun of me and my moustache at school. Why am I the only one with so much hair in my class? I hate them. My daughter was fuming in anger and irritation.  "You're just 13. I got it done when I was 19." "Why do you compare yourself with others?"...

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Relocation with dogs

One fine day over a cup of tea, my husband mentions that we are moving out of Gurgaon. Better Job opportunity is always a selling point. Now before I begin my journey you should know that this is my third move with dog(s). I mean different moves with different dogs and different modes as well.  I was based in Gurgaon and blessed with (apart from a two legged human 7 year old boy) – two gorgeous Labradors. Both are 2 years and 5 months old, been with me since they were 40 days old. Popularly known as Bonkers (Male) & Pixie (Female) These were the various options for us or anyone else – By Road By Train By Air By Road Probably the best mode if the distance is short or you are used to travelling with dogs for a long time. The major issue would be getting places to stay on route that allow dogs ( in case of overnight journey) Your dogs might end up staying in the car that may not be best for them. For long distance, and if without another option. Plot out your travel in such a way that you book your pet in a boarding for a night, while you catch up on some rest in a hotel For us it was out of the planning zone as I have two dogs who aren’t...

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The Modern Gurukul

When the cover photo of GurgaonMom’s Book Club changed to Sonali Bendre’s book launch banner, I immediately checked the banner for details. Reading further I was determined that this will not be one of the events that I will show interest in and never attend due to a full time job, managing a child and, lack of time. After all the book was on parenting, the other reasons why I wanted to go was to meet up moms from this wonderful community called GurgaonMoms. I have always heard them, seen their pictures often but never got a chance to...

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Out Of Control

I am not the kind of person who gets frazzled easily. I feel like I am a rock, it takes a helluva lot of beating to break me. I was always sure of what I wanted from life, being married and having two kids was almost priority number one and I stuck to it. The first time I got pregnant I was 26, young and excited. That pregnancy didn’t last beyond the 5th month for reasons I still cannot comprehend very well. Sometimes on days that are gloomy and depressing I wonder if I gave up too soon then....

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10:30 am PlayLabs :: The Saturday Sessions @ Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi
PlayLabs :: The Saturday Sessions @ Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi
Jan 20 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
PlayLabs :: The Saturday Sessions @ Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi
Play /plei/ is to fiddle or tamper with Lab /’lab/ is a place for experiments, teaching, research, learning and making We call our workshops PlayLabs because this is where we tinker around with stuff –[...]
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The Winter Pop-Up @ DLF Club5
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