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My Philosophy of Freedom – What freedom Means to me?

Freedom is such a broad term. Each being on earth has its own kind of freedom.

I never thought of freedom as a term in itself apart from having freedom of choice. But while I was collecting thoughts on writing this post, I realised how freedom had different meaning over the years.

As a child, freedom was all about self rule. I wanted to have my own rules for play time, eating, studying.

As a teenager freedom was all about having my choice. Hanging out with friends without permission, wearing clothes of my choice, making friends of my choice – my mom use to hold me back from making friends with some people 😬

At 20 I had chosen a life partner and I wanted the freedom to hang out with him, marry him. I wanted freedom to work and be self independent. Freedom was about independence then. 💁🏼

Years passed by like this and now I Realise freedom is all about being responsible and taking the responsibility of what you choose.
To me freedom now and even in the past was having my own choice and be responsible for the same.

When one has freedom – He/she takes responsibility and learns in the process.

As a child when my mom asked me to travel alone ti school or nani house –  I got the freedom to travel and in the process I learnt to travel independently.

At 20, When I chose the guy to get married, I knew in future whatever good/ bad happens will be because I chose him. thankfully my days are good. 😂

As a mother, freedom is all about being urself and following ur mommy gut feeling. I recommend to all the new moms, please follow your instincts thats the best teacher and give you the much needed freedom from the world advises. (let me tell you there are 569383). 😴 So when I follow my own thoughts/gut/instincts I am responsible for whatever good/bad happens. Motherhood has taught me a lot in the process.

As a whole being myself, freedom is not having the necessity to rebel 🙅 over anything. Freedom is all about having a rhythm in life and absolutely be in love with it – I am struggling hard to get in to a rhythm.

What are your thoughts on freedom?


This blog post is a part of #LetsDiscussFreedom Blogathon. I would like to thank Veena from thereadingmomster  for introducing me. I would now like to introduce Alpana from mothersgurukul and suggest you to read her views on the prompt, ‘What Does  Freedom Mean To You’.

 

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Vegan Raw Chocolate Brownie


It’s the party time of the year. Majority of us ditch the discipline and indulge in chocolates, cakes and stuff thinking we shall start again with the new year.

Some of us try hard to eat healthy but crave the cakes and other sweets.

Here I share with you one extremely healthy, quick and yummy brownie recipe.

It can be given to kids, adults, diabetic people, everyone around you. You may think I am crazy. But I am telling you the fact.

Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Ingredients:

* 2 cups of walnuts
* Half to 3/4th cup of cocoa powder depending on how strong you want the taste
* A pick of salt
* 1.5 cups of seedless dates

Method:

Blend the walnuts, cocoa powder and salt until coarse.

Add dates little by little and blend it until you get dough like  consistency. Add in more dates if you don’t get the consistency.

 

Transfer it to a plate and set to a desired shape. Freeze it for an hour.

 

Warm it in the microwave and enjoy it with vanilla ice cream or just eat it raw.

My son enjoyed it completely. Husband loved it. I can eat 10 pieces at a time.

Go enjoy them Coz it’s a very very quick recipe.

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Socialising after becoming a Parent

If you read my post regularly you might know that I had a beautiful pregnancy. I worked, partied  ( the decent way) till the end of my pregnancy. In fact even four days before delivery I was out socialising with people.

Once,I gave birth to my little boy, I was enjoying my motherhood eternally. I loved changing diapers and nappies every hour. Breast feeding was in itself a beautiful experience.

Few days passed by, our friends started calling my husband and me to join them for dinners and outings. But, we were not prepared, we were not sure to leave our baby home with my mother in law. Although I was sure that she would take care of him just the way she did for her sons and daughter.

We kept denying and saying no to our friends, but somewhere even I was craving to go and meet people. What made me worried was, is motherhood an end to our personal life? Is it the terminal to my social life? But I gave back an answer to myself, I am not going to allow this to happen. I don’t want motherhood to effect my social life.

Soon, we managed things and started meeting people outside. Although we never said a yes to people saying we would join, but always kept the decision to last minute.

So how did we manage?
  1. We left home once, K slept for the night.
  2. I pumped some milk and kept it in the bottle, so that my mil could feed him in my absence in case he wakes up.
  3. We would keep the meetings short.
  4. We always met friends at a place close to our house.
  5. Once my baby completed 4 months of age, I started taking him along with me wherever I could.
  6. I preferred meetings my friends at someone’s place for the comfort of the baby.
  7. Baby carriers was a huge help to me while I shopped in malls.

How did you socialise after having a baby?

You may also like to read A Mom’s NostalgiaMy experience of attending a wedding with an infant.

I am taking part in The Write Tribe Problogger October 2017 Blogging Challenge.

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A Mom’s Nostalgia

Pregnancy was the most beautiful episode of my life. Being a new mom was yet again a  pleasing experience.

Parenthood is one toughest hood of life. But there are times when a dad or mom would feel nostalgic about being a parent.

Times when I become nostalgic about my early motherhood phase.

I know its not been many years but only few months since MrK was born but I miss those times when he was in my womb or a new born.

1. Seeing a pregnant mommy, reminds me of the most beautiful phase of my life and yes, I feel like getting pregnant again.

2. A baby wearing mom with a tiny baby makes me sentimental and reminds me when I wore my boy and took long walks everyday.

3. Crawling babies are the cutest. I want to see MrK crawling again.

4. The most beautiful part of being a new mom is breastfeeding. Though, MrK is not weaned but we no more have long sessions of breastfeeding.

5. When a tiny baby tries to creep or glide, it makes me emotional.

6. When a mom struggles to make her baby sleep, I want to tell her hold on, this phase is going to be for a short time, love each moment.

7. Now, I am little crazy, but I miss those cute bums with cloth diapers too as we are in our under pants most of the time.

8. A sleeping baby is the warmest thing. When I see a tiny baby sleep for hours, I want to go and eat them up.

9. When I felt my pregnant friends kicks, I wanted my Sonshine to go back into my tummy and kick.

So to all the pregnant moms and new moms, I know early motherhood ain’t easy but hold on to that time. Soon you will be nostalgic about it.

You may also like to read My Lullaby to Sleep Train My Baby

I am taking part in The Write Tribe Problogger October 2017 Blogging Challenge.

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Krazy Kids Karnival : Save the Date

Its the festive time of the year. Each one likes to have fun during the festive season. Most of you might have either planned your vacations, family events or in the process of planning. If you are still thinking what to do this festive season, I am here to help you.

SAVE THE DATE for the Krazy Kids Karnival is here to add to some festive fun.

 

go here Get the children along and do things…

buy Tastylia online without prescription Enjoy rides… taste exciting food…

go site Lip smacking desserts…and more.

Parents will enjoy it too.

The Krazy Kids Karnival is here in all its excitement.

Spread over 2 acres of fun space, the event will have interactive fun & learning workshops, amazing live shows, dramatic amusements & adventure camps. Aimed at attracting children aged 0 to 15 alongwith their parents, with wide range of fun activities for the children, tasty treats for the family and great shopping experience for the parents.

Your favorite characters like Chota Bheem, Doraemon, Gajju Bhai, Chacha Bhatija alongwith Guru Aur Bhole will be awaiting your presence with loads of goodies for your children, come join their gang !

The Krazy Kids Karnival is just the place offering 12 hours of non -stop entertainment.

When : 14th & 15th October
Where : City Park , Bandra, BKC.
What time: 11.00 Am – 11.00 Pm.
Entry Rs 200/- Per Kid / Adult, Tickets Live on BookMyShow
Free Entry for Kids below 3 Yrs.

Yo may also Book your tickets at Book My Show.

Follow the Krazy Kids Karnival on Facebook.

For event updates and to know more visit their website www.krazykidskarnival.com

I am going to be there with my family. Hope to see you all there having some family time.

A big shout out to the Krazy Kids Karnival community partner JAMMS. Do follow them on social media Facebook, twitter, Instagram and become a part of an awesome mommy community.

You may also like to read Road trip with babies : Tips and Tricks

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First Year of Baby – Khevaansh AKA #Mrk

It brings me immense pleasure to share that I, along with 24 other bloggers are celebrating #9daysofwomanhood throughout Navratri. I thank Jasmeet Kaur for introducing me. Read her blog mommyvoyage.I have followed her throughout my pregnancy days and even now.

The prompt for today is ‘First Year of Baby’. I am so thankful to this blog challenge, it has helped me record all that I was wanting to record since a very long time. One such thing was #MRKs first year monthly pictures. So here I share with you all his monthly pictures. Do leave your comments below if you do the same or would like to pick one of the following ideas.

1st month

2nd month

3rd month

4th month

5th month

6th month

7th month

8th month

9th month

10th month

11th month

1 year

All the above props are diy. Let me know if you would like me to do a post on the same.

You may also like to read The Journey from a Mother’s Womb to God’s Womb – The World

I would like to introduce you to my  friend & co-blogger Khyati Gulati Tewari. Read her post on the prompt for today here.

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The Journey from a Mother’s Womb to God’s Womb – The World

It brings me immense pleasure to share that I, along with 24 other bloggers are celebrating #9daysofwomanhood throughout Navratri. I thank Jasmeet Kaur for introducing me. Read her blog mommyvoyage.I have followed her throughout my pregnancy days and even now.

I am loving the prompts this blogathon is giving me from being a woman to why its fun to be a girl and now towards my pregnancy days, delivery and baby. Todays prompt is “My Deivery and My Baby”. I have been thinking since some time to record my delivery and this prompt has given me the opportunity for the same.

Before we conceived, we wanted him, once we conceived we wanted to feel those movements, before we delivered we were in love with him and were dying to see him. It was a beautiful journey where we fell in love with someone whom we didn’t even know.

I am referring to my Baby as ‘him’ because it’s a boy and I know and I have no intentions of gender biasness.

This beautiful journey ended with a planned C-Section on 21st of July, 2017. I had a very pleasant and relaxed pregnancy and thankfully so was my delivery. I went out for dinners and meets even four days prior to my delivery. You may like to read on My pregnancy outfits here

We left home in the morning around 9, visited the temple and took blessing from the Lord. We were elavated and skittish at the same time. I entered the hospital and got in to the process of changing and getting ready for the operation. In no time I was ready and laid on the hospital bed. There were several doctors, nurses there getting things prepped before the main Dr. arrived. I was full of mixed emotions.

The doctors were prepared and I was given anaesthesia. I was fortunate as I was in expert hands and I didn’t even realise the anaesthesia was given. I actually had to ask her, If it was done or are we still to do it. And to my surprise she said it was done. So in a while I started feeling giddy and was losing control over my body. (you Know I actually loved this feeling now I know what it feels to get dunked, LOL). I could see the entire process from the ceiling which had a mirror like thing. The doctors were talking to each other, “Our decision for the planned C-Section was right.”. I felt so positive, I had taken the right decision. And there the Dr. announced “IT’S A BOY, CONGRATUALTIONS!!!”.

The moment was euphoric. The nurse showed me by pink baby and that feeling of joy was abundant. Soon, the baby was taken for a wash and I was still laid on the bed while the doctors completed the process.

I could see and hear everything but had no energy to reply. I was taken to one of the hospital rooms where my family was waiting for me. It took me an hour or so to get back to my normal self that is come out of giddiness. Since then I was wide awake and met and spoke to all the visitors. I went to sleep only in the night. I had no pain, no giddiness nothing at all. The birth of my baby took away all the pain or the doctors painkillers worked very well on my body.

The doctors advised me to try turning on the first day. I was asked to stand up and walk the second day, thats when I felt a little pain but I think that much pain has to expected. But frankly, I kept calling my husband as he was away the second day to come and relieve me from the pain. I know he couldn’t do much but that positive talks and words by him made me feel good and I tried to get as relaxed as I could. While I pen down this experience the memories are being revived and I now realise how deeply I was touched by his caring attitude and how he gives me reasons enough to love him more with each passing years.

The third day, I could walk with very minute pain and on the fourth day I was home with my baby in my arms.

Now, I can go on and on, but I better stop here with this quote.

The pain of childbirth is not remembered. It’s the child that’s remembered.

-Freeman Dyson

I would like to introduce you to my  friend & co-blogger Khyati Gulati Tewari. Read her post on the prompt for today here.

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Benefits of Co-Sleeping

CO–SLEEPING

When I was pregnant I read that babies either sleep with their parents in their room known as co sleeping or sleep in another room since birth.

I chose co–sleeping for my baby.

Ways of co-sleeping:

  1. Parent’s Bed: Baby shares the parents bed.
  2. Attached Crib: A extension or crib is attached to the parent’s bed which is open from one side facing the bed, so that the baby and the mother has access to one another. (I have this one)
  3. Separate Bed: The baby sleeps in a different bed in the same room.

Certain Benefits of co-sleeping:

  1. Easy access to #Mrk (my son) made it easy for me to put him to sleep again immediately.

 

  1. Except for the initial 40 days where the feeding sessions were long followed by poop and pee, I almost fed him drowsing (almost sleeping). The benefit here was I could get back to sleep easily as I was in half sleep even while feeding him.

 

  1. Breastfeeding is easier. Now that he is almost 14 months, it’s even more easier.

 

  1. He feels secured.

 

  1. I feel there are less hassles during bed time.

 

  1. Worked for me as I have less space at home.

 

  1. I could monitor him well during illness.

 

  1. Reduces the risk of SIDS.

 

  1. He never had nighttime separation anxiety.

 

  1. There are rare chances of a fall from bed. I am saying rare because we had one.

 

  1. It gives his dad some more time to be with him. Most mornings are night are full of cuddles.

 

  1. Its lovely to wake up next to you baby. In my case, he wakes me up with that broad smile.

 

  1. If you are a working mom, it gives you some more time with the baby.

 

  1. There are no chances of poop staying over in the diaper especially in the early days.

 

  1. A fussy child may sleep better.

Also Read Why should you go for a Babymoon here.