Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Building the parenting tower....

(This post is already published in IMC)

"We become what we think about"

Recently I was reading the book "the one minute mother" by spencer Johnson and the above sentence is from the book.It's a parenting book highlighting three techniques that we can follow as a parent(be a mother or a father). I know as readers u might wonder how is it possible to understand parenting by reading a book,as it's a bond which can only be felt and experienced. But yes this book did help me to widen my thoughts and organise the parenting blocks in my mind.

 Going through the sentence again from the book "we become what we think about". It's a simple sentence but holds so much within it. It's so important to make our kids realise that first we have to aim for it to shoot at it. It's such a simple logic,which we adults too have to follow. To work towards something you should know what's that something. One of the techniques that the author wants us parents to teach our kids is the importance of having goals.
I know to make them understand about goals and stick to that is not going to happen in a day. It's a slow and continuous process of making them realise it. May be initially we have to invest a little time in them for making them realise their goals . But surely the results will be great.

I have often come across parents telling ,"we have caught our kid doing something wrong today".But here the author has put a beautiful phrase - " catch them doing something right". Their is so much positivity in that sentence....don't you agree with me?
Its so important as parents to make our children feel positive and happy about themselves.  Because if they feel good about themselves then they perform well too. It implies to us adults also,we are
confident and perform well when we are happy with ourselves.

I know there cannot be a defined set of rules to be followed for parenting , but yes this book can surely be an important block in building the parenting tower.

Look forward for the remaining part of this post in the coming days...

Happy blogging,

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

( This blog is already published in IMC ) 

The Very Hungry Caterpilar is a wonderful picture book to be in every kids library. Eric Carle,the author and illustrator of the book has a very unique way of illustrating his books. This book potraits the journey of a caterpillar from an egg to a beautiful butterfly.
After reading and re-reading it so many times, Ri (my 6 year old daughter) and me thought of crafting this book in our own way.
Here are the steps.
1) We started with making an egg with a sponge and stuck it on a leaf made with green chart paper.

2) The next stage was the Cocoon. For that first we cut the White chart paper in oval shape. Then for making the cocoon we used the pista shells.

3)The third stage was the making of the Caterpillar. Ri wanted it to be as it is in the book. So I drew it for her like that and she coloured it using different shades of green.

4) The final stage- Making of the butterfly. For that we used two different coloured square paper of different sizes. One little bigger than the other. Using the fan folding technique we made the wings of the butterfly. Then using the pipe cleaners we made the body and antennae of the butterfly.

And Bingo we finished making it and here is the final full craft :)

Happy blogging,

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Organising your tiny tots accessories

Organising the hair bands,chains,clips of your tiny tot can be a hectic job at times. This simple post can help you get it organised.

Hair-band holder:
Stitch small fabric straps to hold the bands.

Chain holder:
Here I have used a handle from an old worn out bag to hang the chains.

Clip holder:
An old belt can be used to arrange the clips.
A lot of unused things can be reused this way. So get creative with the things around and get organised with theses easy methods. Hope you found this post useful.

Happy blogging,

Peacock Wall mural

I am blogging almost after a decade. So happy to post after such a long time.
This is a painting which I have done on the wall of my house balcony. It was a different and a challenging experience to paint on the wall.
Waiting for all your comments.

Happy blogging,