Festive Moments – Aala Re aala, Ganpati Aala

 

 

Baby Mishika attends Ganpati puja with us. She is always excited and eagerly waiting to welcome Ganesha on Ganesh Chaturthi. It is a 10 days festival which is celebrated by Hindus . It is marked as birth of Lord Ganesha. Ganesh Chaturthi is also known as Vinayak Chaturthi. Lord Ganesha is the son of Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati. Before hindus perform any Puja or start anything new, Lord Ganesha s the first god to be worshipped. He is the only god who removes obstacles and worshipping him will remove all the hurdles and blesses the devotees. The special days when we generally worship Ganesha are Mondays, Chaturthi and Sankat Chaturthi. After Puja we offer lots of prasad among all and take blessings of Lord Ganesha and elders.

 

Here is one of the favourite and healthy Laddoos recipe which i always prepare for Ganpati Puja prasad and its liked by kids too…

RECIPE

Nutty Laddoos

Ingredients   

  • 1 pack Dates (250 gms)
  • 250 gms Cashew
  • 250 gms Almonds
  • 100 gms Pistachios (Optional)
  • Vark/Varak (as needed)

Method / Preparation

  1. Switch on the gas.
  2. Take a pan and heat it.
  3. Add 1 tsp ghee and add dates (Chopped/Unchopped) and roast dates for about 5 min or until soft.
  4. In another pan add almonds, Roast it.
  5. Same way roast cashew and pistachios too.
  6. Take a mixer grinder and grind all dry fruits in a chopped and powdered form.
  7. Now, transfer the chopped dry fruits in a bowl.
  8. Add roasted dates to mixer grinder and grind it, until it sticks all together as a dough.
  9. Take out the date dough and add it to the dry fruit bowl.
  10. Mix all ingredients with hands.
  11. No need to add sugar as dates are already sweet.
  12. Make small balls / laddoos from the mixture.
  13. Roll out all laddoos and keep it in  a plate.
  14. Stick Vark/Varak on all the balls.
  15. Dry fruit Laddoos are ready specially for Ganesha.
  16. Serve with pure heart and get blessings from Lord Ganesh.

 

May Lord Ganesha gives you,
A Rainbow for every storm;
A smile for every tear;
A promise for every care;
And an answer to every prayer…!!!

 

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Freedom from word “TOMORROW”

We are using so many words in our daily life. Few words we just take for granted and use them the maximum times during our chats with friends, family, relatives etc. Few of those words are Hi, Hello, Lolz, Sure, Ok, Done, I, Me, Myself, Take care, etc.

The one word which we usually keep on speaking is “TOMORROW”. Tomorrow means the day after the present day. It also means “future” or the near future.

Knowingly or unknowingly we use the word Tomorrow to postpone our task, may b out of our laziness, time scarcity or any simple reason. Majorly it is observed that the task which you dont do today and think that you will finish it tomorrow is never get done. It gets postponed and postponed. The better is to think about the imporatance of the task and finish it on time/today itself. The real truth is that you just done know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is just mess up with so many things and as we all know nothing is guaranteed. so, we should live life as if we were to die tomorrow. The only thing we can think of tomorrow is to hope for tomorrow. So, I really want to get freedom from this word “TOMORROW” and do it right away. I want to live today. I want to live in this moment. I know if I work good today, my tomorrow would be obviously best. I dont know what each day has in bucket for me. Any minute can be a goodbye. but I do have this minute, this moment, this time, Today, Right now. I have really just one day and that is today and I want to be happy in it only.

I have read somewhere that “Tomorrow is only found in the calendar of fools.” We also know that the future starts today, not tomorrow. We should all know the true value of time, enjoy and manage every moment of life. No idleness, no laziness, nothing should stop you to achieve your goals.

Today is your own, Tomorrow may never come.

Try to complete your work today itself. Never leave that particular task pending till tomorrow which you can do today. The best preparation for tomorrow is to do todays work superbly well.

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DIYs – Paper plate

Me and my 5 yr old daughter both loves to do Easy DIYs whenever we have free time. We love crafting and make our home a mess togather. We are always looking for some Easy DIYs which looks lovely and funny too. This one is the easiest of all which takes no time to prepare and every child can do that alone too.

Paper plate DIYs

Use Paper plates to create the characters which will turn up to a creative design.

Jellyfish 

Both of us love to create something unique and this time we have tried making Jellyfish from Paperplate that will make everyone happy. I have seen so much interaction with kids when they make it themselves. They love to save them from anything, thinking as they are real for them.

Complete it with easy steps to follow. I am sure every kid will love to do this.

Materials used 

  • Paper plates
  • Wax Colors
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Papers
  • Sketchpens
  • ribbons/colorful paper
  • Threads

Instructions

  1. Gather all the materials.
  2. Take one paper plate.
  3. Draw a shape of semi circle on it.
  4. With the help of adult, Trim it down .
  5. Cut 2 eye shapes paper.
  6. Stick the eyes on the semicircle paper plate with the help of glue.
  7. You can add wax colours on paper plates (on the side you eat) of your choice to make jellyfish look more attractive and colorful.
  8. From the decorative paper, cut down 3-4 colourful ribbons.
  9. After you have stick the eyes on paper plate, turn back the paperplate and stick the ribbons one by one of same length with the help of glue. These will be jellyfish tentacles.
  10. Ensure those ribbons are nicely placed.

Note :- It develops child’s motor skill and valuable cutting practice which leads to a creative play for them.

Its real fun…right?

 

 

Mishika had a blast and enjoyed with this paper plate Jellyfish craft.

 

Try making other ocean animals or whatever you think you love to make from paper plates…Cheaper and easier option it is 🙂

 

 

P.S.: This blogpost is a part of DIY Blog Train hosted  by Katerina , Anisha , Cheni Adukia and  Danisha . We are here sharing so many unique DIYs which helps you keep your kids engaged creatively. I would like to thank Judy Morris for introducing me to this DIY blog train who is an avid traveller, a foodie and an interesting person to know. You can check  out her thoughts HERE 

Also, I would love to pass on this DIY blog train to my friend Silja, who is a  Fashion and product designer by profession and a blogger. Check out her recent post on the same theme (DIY) HERE. 

 

 

 

Nasivion – Perfect solution for tiny nose

My Baby Is Smiling Now – I Have A Solution For Her Blocked Nose

I truly treasure all the moments spent with my kid. I need to confess here that I am her first die hard fan in this world.

Being a Mom, I am the person to spent maximum time with my kid. She is 5 years old now. The time we spent together is so precious. I am very possessive Mom. Generally i make a long schedule for her so that she learns discipline, time management and good habits. I am very serious about the way she learns new things, she plays, she eat, etc etc. Taking good care of her and provide her safety is my responsibility. The other side is keeping her healthy which is rather the most important thing these days.

I wish to live in present and want to enjoy the best time with her. We do everything sitting together whether thats breakfast, lunch or dinner, playing games, doing homework, dancing, reading stories, enjoying rains, singing songs, etc… i silently notice what she is doing and how she is growing up. My priority is my kid. I left my high earning job just to make sure that my kid gets what she really needs.

When it comes to take care of her health, i really make sure i give her every possible thing for her good health. Trying hard to deal with her when it comes to feeding few veggies and fruits. And as we all know, after taking so much of good care, change in season plays its role…

Kids at this age, generally fall sick. The change in temperature permits different viruses to flourish and these viruses make them sick. Every season change brings some health issues. With the season change many kids suffer from cold and cough.The mixed season always welcomes the health problems. The very first problem my child has to face with the change in season is her runny nose/stuffed mucus/chest congestion. I am sure the same would be the case, with majority of you all…

And this is when my challenging days starts !!

She needs lots of pampering when sick. I am a work from home Mom. so taking time out from the busy schedule and kitchen is the tough job again. As i said, my priority is my kid. I make sure to give her comfort. She becomes so cranky the whole day because of this discomfort and all the schedule we maintained just mess up. She don’t want to do anything and just want me by her side. Its rather so painful to see her cranky and sleeping whole day… As otherwise she is the most active child in our family.

The discomfort she feels is mainly due to nasal congestion, the bloody blocked nose. Because of that, she don’t want to eat anything. The taste in her mouth just went away and she didn’t like even her favourite food now. This is the toughest time for any mom and dad. I just try to calm her down and make her eat something like Khichdi which can help her heal faster. I try few home remedies too so that she feels better. Giving her comfort i anyhow make her sleep but again the blocked nose plays its role. The collection of mucus in her nose doesn’t make her go to sleep and it causes much discomfort. Child at this age doesn’t know how to discharge the mucus. It gives rise to loss in sleep hours for kids as well as parents. Optimal sleeps is necessary for all babies. Hence for proper development of my kid, i have to make sure she has unblocked nose which helps her breathe properly and intern giving good night sleep. Since they have breathing problem because of blocked nose it simultaneously leads to eating and sleeping routine. Thats why clearing her mucus is very important for me.

Thats why the magic mantra for me is Nasivion drops which works wonders for my kid and me too.

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Nose drops are an easy form to use on kids. It unblocks the nose to help baby play and sleep properly and enjoy the whole day. This is the best solution i found during my search for my babies nasal problem.

 

Nasivion Mini Baby Nose drops , the perfect solution for nasal discomfort. It’s active ingredient Oxymetazoline is well tolerable on the nose and provides up to 12 hours of easier breathing. It comes in 10ml glass bottle with dropper.

Dosage

Intranasal administration for infants below one year.
Up to the age of 4 weeks, instill 1 drop of the solution into each nostril 2-3 times per day. From the 5th week of life until the age of 1 year, instill 1-2 drops into each nostril 2-3 times per day or as directed by the physician.

Frequency of Use

Drops should not be used for longer than 10 consecutive days.

Caution

Medical supervision is indicated in pre-mature or underweight new-borns to avoid the risk of over-dosage.
Please do take advice from the paediatrician before using it and if things are not getting better.

Storage Instructions

Preserve in tight containers at a temperature not exceeding 30°C
Do not use if seal is broken
Close the cap tightly after use
Keep out of reach of children

If you want to know more, go to our website : Happy Nose Happy Mom

Few other quick home remedies are :-

Glass of warm turmeric milk.
Keep your baby well hydrated.
Filling Humidifier with plain water and keeping that in babies room while she is sleeping sometimes works.
For infants, breastmilk is better than any other medications.
Elevate your baby’s head with the help of a pillow when sleeping. It will help mucus to drain out thereby opening up the passage of nasal.
A saline solution supports the cleansing of the nose and nasal cavity. Because it is based on a salt ingredient, it can also be used on your baby’s sensitive nose.
Make sure your kids enough of rest time.
Try Nasal Drops.

I want to enjoy each n every moment with my kid before she grew up…!! I am very conscious of the dimples that appears on her cheeks when she smiles at me and then the funny faces she makes while playing with her dad.

Treasure the moments shared together – Heal faster.

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