Book Review: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Healthy Twin Pregnancy by Gila Leiter

My pregnancy with twins wasn’t easy. With bed rest recommended for the entire nine months period, I used to find it difficult to kill time. One of the ways that I could keep the boredom away was reading various books.

I stumbled upon this book by Gila Leiter while searching various books on multiple pregnancy. This book certainly helped me in ways more than one.

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Babychakra- Book Review: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Healthy Twin Pregnancy by Gila Leiter

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5 Ways to Keep Your Kid Away From Gadgets

Technology has become so synonymous to all our lives today that we have even crossed that stage when we discussed whether it is a boon or bane.  However, when it comes to our children, it is probably worth thinking a bit deeper and seeing if it’s affecting development and behavior (which we certainly care for).

While technology can be informative, it is equally addictive. Here is a piece that I wrote for Babychakra.com to share tips on how to save our kids from being enslaved to technology.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Kid Away From Gadgets

 

 

 

Do Not Sacrifice For Your Kids: Simply Live and Let Live

I recently met an old friend who was working in an MNC since past 5 years. She suddenly had to quit her job given to her new role as a mother. While she was happily flipping the pages of this new chapter of her life, she was equally unhappy for ending a previous one that involved a well-meaning job, earning her a six-digit salary. With utmost sympathy and concern, I was all ears to her super-heroic story of the nine hour long labour and the sleepless nights thereafter, until she mentioned one last line. She ended by looking at her two months old daughter and saying “I hope when she grows up, she realizes what all changes we made in our life just to raise her up. All my sacrifices would be worth it, then.”

This one nomenclature got me thinking. Not only did I realize how big the terminology is but also how it tends to impact both the mother and the child.

As a parent myself, I want to implore all mothers to think on a few lines before ever ‘sacrificing’ for your kids.

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Do Not Sacrifice For Your Kids: Simply Live and Let Live

 

7 Reasons To Use Menstrual Cup Apart From It Being Eco-friendly

There are a number of options in the ‘sanitary product world’ to tame the monthly mess that a woman faces, menstrual cups being one such invention. Designed to provide comfort, these bell-shaped, flexible silicone-cups are a great alternative to the more popular sanitary napkins and tampons. Apart from being healthy and environment friendly they offer a heap of awesome benefits.

For those who are finding it difficult to make a switch from the traditional pads and tampons, here are a few reasons that would convince you that menstrual cups are a far better choice. And of course they are eco-friendly too!

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A Visual Lens That Breaks Various Gender Stereotypes

Pink for girls and blue for boys- How many times did you end up dressing your kid this way?

Gender stereotype is a reality that’s ingrained in many cultures. While they shape the beliefs and attitudes through which kids are raised, they also limit them into specific roles. Well, not all girls love dolls and not all boys play sports.

Shattering some of these gender stereotypes, Kirsten McGoey of Trinity Design in Whitby, Ontario shows multiple ways in which ‘boys can be boys’ through her powerful photo series #aboycantoo. Letting young men to choose what they want to be and follow their heart, the series includes candid pictures of boys who wear hair accessories, or love dolls, or enjoy figure skating, etc.

 

Have a look at some of the pictures that present ‘boyhood’ through a refreshingly different lens.

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Hilarious Questions I am Asked As A Mother Of Twins

As a mum of twins, I do not feel any less than a celebrity every time I step out of my house. Thanks to all the glares, smiles and attention me and my kids get from the strangers around. While some eyes look at me reassuringly almost saying ‘you are blessed’, other brazen ones simply look inquisitive as if they want to do an entire research on the history of twins. I try my best to avoid communicating with the latter ones. But failing most of the times, I find myself fielding against their chain of questions.

Here is a glimpse of some such remarks or questions along with a few answers that resound in my mind behind that typical ‘social smile’.

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SheInspires: Meet the 8 Women Behind ISRO’s Mars Mission

They are passionate. They are hardworking. They are strong. They are the women of science who took ‘the space’ by a storm.

Meet the 8 women who spearheaded the ISRO’s Mars Mission. Working behind the scene, away from the limelight, these brilliant and unassuming women have put their heart and soul into creating a space history for India, thereby making the nation proud.

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