WHY IS MENSTRUATION STILL A STIGMA IN OUR HOMES?

Menstruation is a totally natural process linked with a woman’s body. But still many of us are made to believe that girls should be ashamed of this and are thus made to follow some restrictions.It is especially so in our Indian household where menstruation is a much-hushed topic and girls, most of the time, know nothing about it till they first have their periods. I still remember very distinctively the day I first had my periods. Like all other girls, I was traumatized. I knew nothing about it and felt that I have fallen sick. But I was blessed to have parents who did not make a big deal out of the whole thing and assured me that it is a process which each girl goes through. Not all girls are that fortunate.

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FIVE IDEAS TO KEEP YOUR TODDLER ENGAGED THIS SUMMER  

Summers are here and most of the schools have shut down for the summer break. This means you have to keep your kids engaged all throughout the day, ALL BY YOURSELF!! That is such a big task. I know it because I also have a super-active toddler at home. This becomes tougher because you cannot really take the child out in the sun during the afternoon. So, I have shortlisted five indoor activity ideas which you can do with your darling babies and spend some really fun time together.

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CELEBRATING 125 YEARS OF JOHNSONS BABY!

Johnsons and Johnsons! I am sure all of us must have heard this name in our homes. It is one of the oldest baby brands in India. No wonder that still today, a baby who is chubby and happy is referred to as “Johnsons baby”. Recently, I got an opportunity to attend the 125 years celebration of this iconic brand at its Mulund plant in Mumbai.

I represented BabyChakra community at the event. For those of you who don’t know, BabyChakra is India’s largest parenting community and a discovery platform that connects mothers and dads to the best services and products in the city. It is based on genuine recommendations from mothers, has a distinguished panel of experts to guide content and believes in strong social integration.

Since I live in Lucknow, Johnsons and Johnsons made the entire arrangement for me and made sure that I was taken care of at every point during my whole stay and travel.

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BIOTIQUE BIO HONEY WATER TONER REVIEW

This is the second step of an effective skincare routine. The first step was to deeply cleanse your skin with a good face wash. I wrote in detail about the ‘BIOTIQUE PAPAYA SCRUB WASH’ in my earlier post

(Read here – BIOTIQUE PAPAYA SCRUB WASH REVIEW).

For my toning routine, I swear by my Biotique Bio Honey toner. Why? You will get to know soon. But for now, let us look into why toning is an important part of maintaining a healthy and glowing skin.

Why is toning important?

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BIOTIQUE PAPAYA SCRUB WASH REVIEW

A skincare regime is incomplete without a proper cleansing, toning, and moisturizing routine. So, in this post, I will first take you through the cleansing part. Cleaning your face with a good face wash is extremely important since it really helps your skin to destress from all the dirt and pollution that it has accumulated during the day. I have been using the ‘Biotique Papaya Visibly Ageless Scrub Wash’ to cleanse my skin twice during the day for almost a year now and am totally satisfied with the results. Here is a detailed review of the product.

Why Biotique?

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HOW TO BOOST YOUR CHILD’S IMMUNITY

With the weather changing, almost every child in every home has fallen ill at least once. My daughter is very prone to catching a cold and cough around this time of the year. In fact, we have been searching for ways to improve her immunity against such infections naturally. It is said that genes affect immunity a lot, but this is not entirely true. Many of us take such illnesses as a part and parcel of childhood. But there are many ways in which you can boost your child’s defenses against such infections without accepting their current state of health.

 

By making little changes in our kids’ lifestyle and diet, this feat is easily achievable. Let’s look at some of the ways to boost our little one’s immune system:

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THE TOP 5 FEEDING BOTTLES FOR BABIES

Why bottles?

When a baby is born, the topmost advice that you get is to exclusively breastfeed the baby for at least six months. But there are a number of reasons why some babies are not exclusively breastfed. Like for me, my daughter is formula fed since day 1 because she developed certain complications during the delivery process and had to be kept in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for a week. When she returned home, she could not latch on and thus we resorted to bottle feeding.

You will also need a bottle if you plan to return to work after a few months of delivery. Even when you exclusively breastfeed your baby, there are times when you have to pump your milk and feed it to the baby in a bottle like many moms do when they have some important work to do and they plan to leave their baby home with other family members.

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15 IDEAS FOR SOME MOM’S ‘ME TIME’

Motherhood is one of the most beautiful things on this earth. It completes a woman in every sense. It is also a very big responsibility and keep us mothers on our toes for most of our waking time. We are so busy with all our mommy-duties that we really forget to give some time to ourselves. According to a study, the average mother gets only about 17 minutes for herself during a day. The modern woman takes care of her children, goes to work and shares the largest burden of household responsibilities. Thus, there is very little or almost no time left for herself during the whole day.

It is very important to dedicate at least a few minutes every day for the woman in you. It has a plethora of positive effects on you as an individual. For example, it rejuvenates you for taking up all the challenges with a fresh mind. Also, some free time really goes a long way in maintaining your mental and physical health.

Here are 15 cool ideas to get some time out for yourself:

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MY POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION STORY

When you give birth, you expect things to be very rosy and happy what with the brand-new baby in your life and all the attention that you get. But quite often the feeling of joy and happiness is replaced by mood swings, feelings of helplessness, anxiety, and sadness. According to the American Psychological Association, up to 1 in 7 women, experience Postpartum Depression, commonly known as PPD, which is different from baby blues which generally goes away within a few weeks after childbirth. PPD is a much more serious condition and it occurs in new mothers after delivery. It is a result of a combination of factors like biological, environmental and hormonal.

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