“There are no perfect parents, and there are no perfect children, but there are plenty of perfect moments along the way.” 

                                                                                                            -Dave Willis

We’re delighted to present another edition of our newsletter, packed with insightful articles, heartwarming community updates, and inspiring stories. This month, we’re focusing on tips for new college students, navigating the emotional journey of empty nest syndrome, and planning your dream trip to Europe. Let’s dive into the excitement and celebrate the vibrant spirit of our community!


new college students

Tips For New College Students: A Survival Guide

Richa Dwivedi Saklani & Anjana Anand offer invaluable advice for new college students, helping them navigate this exhilarating yet challenging phase of life. Their heartfelt tips aim to make this transition smoother and more enjoyable.


How I Managed Empty Nest Syndrome

Suja Ram shares her deeply personal journey from a bustling household to embracing the freedom of an empty nest. Her story is filled with insights, tears, and triumphs, offering solace and encouragement to those on a similar path..


Ultimate Guide to Traveling in Europe this Summer

Pallavi Mehta Kapoor takes us on an adventure with her ultimate guide to exploring Europe this summer. Packed with travel tips, must-visit destinations, and practical advice, this guide will inspire your wanderlust and help you create unforgettable memories.


GurgaonMoms Book Club Event with Sandhya Mridul

We had an enchanting afternoon with Sandhya Mridul, a powerhouse of talent wrapped in charisma. Her storytelling captivated us all, making for an unforgettable event.


GurgaonMoms Book Club Unlocks A World of Wonders with Captivating Children’s Books

GurgaonMoms Book Club was excited to launch a “Children’s Book Author”-Laggnajita Chatterjee for the very first time.Her enchanting tales are sure to spark imagination and joy in young readers

Watch the Live Recording Here 



We’re filled with immense joy when a member is praised for their achievements, as our commitment lies in fostering an exceptional community.

 Sristhi Bakshi: Huge congratulations on the release of your powerful documentary film ‘WOMB – Women Of My Billion’ on Amazon Prime Video Worldwide. Your work is inspiring and impactful.


 Prerna Bhatnagar: We’re so proud of you for releasing your maiden book, “Women Faces of the Year,” now available on Amazon. Your achievement is a testament to your hard work and dedication.


Shipra Makhija: Completing the iconic London Marathon is no small feat! Congratulations on finishing your first world major marathon. You are truly a force to be reckoned with.


Midas Touch Salon Gurgaon  hosted 10 special members from GurgaonMoms to their services at this wonderfully curated event “MidasMakeoverMixer’
A wonderful morning high on energy where the members were pampered to their choice of services and they relaxed and enjoyed the same while sparkling wine flowed, delicious cheeses delighted, and laughter filled the salon. The talented stylists of Midas Touch specialize in different kind of hair and skin treatment and founder Divya Jain ensures that be it her clients or guests everyone gets personalized attention.


#ThursdayTadka is on a roll with our lovely members sharing amazing recipes, whether it is a cooling dessert or a travel-friendly food hack! Our community members share not only delicious recipes but also the love and stories behind them

Shilpa V Khanna‘s masterpiece Biscoff Mango Mousse

My favourite quick dessert for a summer afternoon is a Biscoff Mango Mousse. It is a masterpiece, with the harmony of its contrasting flavors being my favourite. 
  • I used biscoff biscuits mixed with butter for a crunchy base.
  • Layered with Rich creamy whipped cream with amazingly sweet fresh mango pulp.
  • And then garnishing with mango chunks and mint leaves. 
With its velvety texture and burst of flavors, each spoonful is a decadent delight, sure to transport you to dessert paradise.
Enjoyyyy with a smile with ur family! 
It took me just 30 min to make this delicious dessert  
Mango season is on! Go for it!
Arvinder Chawla‘s Travel-ready Upma Mix
My travel-ready upma mix – super easy and so convenient to use. Just add boiling water,  cover for 5 minutes and delicious upma is ready to devour!
  • Dry roast sooji in a pan till fragrant. I used half a kg.
  • Take it out in a plate to cool.
  • Add desi ghee/oil in pan, put mustard seeds, let them splutter, add chana dal, jeera, followed by chopped green chillies and chopped kari patta.
  • Sauté till there is no moisture left.
  • Add salt and red chilli powder according to taste.
  • Cool  down the tadka.
  • Saute a handful of cashews/ peanut in a tsp of ghee (whatever you like)
  • Mix the sooji, tadka and cashews well.
  • Redimix is ready!! Pack in zip lock when properly cool.


Don’t miss our special #CelebrateMyStyleFridaysr fashion feature every Friday, highlighting unique styles and trends that will inspire your wardrobe.

What is your personal style? Have you found it yet? If yes, please post in our community (https://www.facebook.com/groups/gurgaonmoms) on Fridays and who knows, you may be featured next

Arleen Kapoor: What addiction is this #shukaravaarstylemaar trend… Now, I make sure to click one solo before heading out!
This friday is my upcycle styling that I put together for my niece’s birthday party.I had bought a dress also for the occasion but somehow didn’t feel like wearing what everyone else was wearing.
I just picked up three random pieces from my wardrobe (one is 5 years old) and put together this look.Trust me, I think enjoyed this styling haul much more than wearing that dress. Bonus- Another dress lies brand new for an unplanned occasion.


Meinu Arora: Earlier I never used to wear much of whites due to my body type but I loved it when I did.
Let’s break those old fashion rules! Every body type can rock every color, including white. It’s not about what you can or can’t wear, but how you feel in it. Embrace your uniqueness, and let your confidence shine in that stunning white dress!


 Community Buzz

Job Opportunities

Considering a change in your professional journey? Check out these exciting job opportunities that might just be the perfect fit for you.

Equal opportunity employers can post their requirements. Please write to [email protected]

Thank you for being an essential part of our vibrant community. Together, we aim to learn, grow, and support each other. Creating this newsletter has been a joyful experience, and we hope it brings you the same delight. If you have inspiring stories or feedback to share, we warmly welcome your contributions. You can reach us at [email protected] or [email protected], and we also appreciate your valuable feedback at [email protected]. Until our next edition, take care!

Narration & Content Curation: Ambika Rikhye 

Formatting & Visual Presentation: Anshu Bhatia