Gift Box Pop Up Card: Kids Craft

The holidays, energising celebrations, fun, frolic and a brand new year!! The schools are soon reopening and mommies and babies have to get back to the routine. Children are excited to be back in school mainly to exchange New Year wishes with friends and teachers. What could be more apposite than a handmade card to go along with the wishes? It becomes all the more special when a pair of tiny hands has worked on it.

I love crafting with Dolly and we bond so much over crafting. Crafts are a great learning experience for kids and helps grow their imagination. When Dolly wanted to make cards for her teachers I decided to let her take charge, choose her colours and papers for the card. We chose a simple gift box pop card and sat down to make this with a handful of basic craft supplies.

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Easy Potato Cutlet for Kids

Kids are fond of munching and often end up snacking on unhealthy food items. As Moms, we want to keep kids away from junk food and serve them healthy options instead. The transformation is not quick and neither can we accept french fries lovers to feast on sprouts overnight. It is also important  to create a liking for home made snacks, so it has to be yummy to taste and fab to look at. Is that a tough challenge for Mommies? Well I would say not really.

I made cutlets for my son the other day.  Kids love potato in most forms be it french fries, patties or wafers. So I decided to keep it as the main ingredient for my cutlet. This is a very easy kid-friendly recipe of potato cutlets and would be a great option for after school snacks.

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Quick Veg Rice

It has been some time we posted on the blog. Adjusting to the new routine lol!!!
Schools have reopened and mommies and kiddies are back on track. Mommies are worried about how to fill the lunch boxes with tasty food that their kids will love without compromising on the nutrient content. Kiddies may not always like to take rice for lunch. But we Mommies can’t agree to that. Our last post was a healthy snack box recipe. As we promised we will be posting a series of snack box and lunch box recipes that moms could effortlessly make and pack for their little ones.  Here is a quick veg rice lunch box recipe.
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Doodu – Crispy banana snack for kids

Schools have started and mommies are busy browsing through cookbooks and web pages for kids recipes. Planning lunch box and snack box menu is definitely a challenge for moms. We have been posting recently on back to school tips for moms and we plan to put some quick and easy kids recipes in the following posts. So here goes the first one, a simple yummy snack for kids.

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I used to love this snack as a kid and now it’s my son’s  favorite  too. Doodu… Does the name puzzle you? It’s not as puzzling as the name. This is another recipe that my Mom brought from Nigeria when we came back. I’m not pretty sure whether this is the real name of it. May be the name was given by Mom. But whatever.. even now, Doodu is the much loved snack at home.
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Back to School Checklist for Moms

School reopening is just around the corner and mommies and their babies have to get back to the usual routine soon.
Back to school activities are mainly postponed to the last week of holidays, making it a huge task in itself. A little bit of planning can make these activities fun and will give you a stress free week just before the school reopens to enjoy the last few days of the longest break of the year. Involving your kids in these activities can be fun and will inculcate the sense of planning and responsibility in them.

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So here goes our checklist..

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On-line Stores for School Shopping in India

School reopening is due in a week and both moms and kids are half-heartedly getting ready to head to the back to school routine. I remember, as a kid I used to like these initial days of a school year, mainly for the shopping of school supplies and the thrill to take it to the class and show it to my friends. As I recall this from the pages of my childhood, I can understand it would be the same for my kid and for all the little ones out there who are eagerly waiting to shop for their school merchandise this season.

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Though the experience of taking kids to a brick and mortar store and letting them touch, feel and choose their merchandise is amazing, we do opt for the easier option of click click click… We have well adopted the concept of online shopping which is much more convenient and the e-tailers have also geared up for the school season.
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