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We all know just how important it is for kids to get their recommended dose of active exercise. It is essential for fundamental development, especially in a child’s early years. Research also has proven that kids who exercise at a young age have a better chance of keeping healthy habits later in their adult life. Getting enough exercise. Children have varying degrees of energy. While some have what could almost be called endless energy, others may be more lethargic. This is particularly true today, where there are a range of devices to keep kids sedentary. From smart phones, tablets, to video games and TV, getting a kid outside can be a challenge. But it’s an important aspect to their wellbeing. Physical activity guidelines outline that children and adolescents ages 6 through 17 years should do 1 hour or more of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily. Make exercising fun While these guidelines may seem impossible for some children, you shouldn’t lose hope! There are ways that can help you integrate exercise into your child’s life. One of the best ways of doing this is disguising....
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Everyone told you that having a baby is a life changing event. And you thought no different too. So you prepared your mind in advance for the hectic days, sleepless nights, unforgiving colic tantrums and general craziness well before the baby came out. However, did someone tell you that your equation with your husband would likely change after a baby? Before you brush that question off with a “no, won’t happen to us ever”, please remember this – after childbirth, your body goes through a hormonal roller-coaster that will change the way you think, prioritize and act. And the ‘dad’ is not any less overwhelmed with the 180° turn in his life too. These changes will change(read: somewhat strain) your relationship with your husband. The degree of change would of course differ from couple to couple. Worst case, you will always be at each other’s throat. At the very least, you both will have less time for each other. So, we have put together eight most commonly mentioned differences new mommies feel towards their husbands.
8 Reasons You Have Differences with Your Husband after Having A Baby
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Yes. Did the title of the post struck an chord with you immediately? Does your leaving the office on ‘time’ invite unnecessary comments and stares – especially from male colleagues? Do you feel less ‘competent’ than your fellow colleagues because you leave office at 6? Because there is one thing that they have in plenty and you and I don’t – and they ‘hit’ us where it hurts the most – on our time. If the question is how, then let me paint a very realistic picture for you. I pack my bag at 5:30, and I like to move out of office just as the clock strikes 6. Every day, as I pack my bag to leave office around 6, my male colleagues never fail to stare; stare and make sure I notice. ‘Is it 6 already?’ ‘Time ho gaya madam, dukaan band?’ ‘Good yaa! You get to be on a half day everyday! Look at us, we will be sweating our asses off another 3 hours!’ I am so used to hearing these lines that I no longer care to answer, and nonchalantly walk away towards the exit. Though I always keep my head down and avoid eye contact at this time, the insides of me want to scream hard at these....
Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy. — Tina Fey
The lines above truly capture the essence of motherhood, don’t they? Motherhood is a joyous, rich and rewarding experience in itself, but it also brings about its own fair shares of anger, frustrations, squabbles and the like. Ask any mom whether she is happy, and the spontaneous answer will be a ‘yes’. Ask them to go into some details and most moms will start telling you about how difficult it is to parent a child between other responsibilities, and the daily struggles that they have with kids. And this is where the importance of being happy beyond the smile comes up.
Are You Really A Happy Mom?
Psychologists who have researched on the ‘happiness’ aspect in a mother’s life say that when moms say that they are ‘happy’, they are referring to only some selective moments from their parenting experience. These moments generally comprise of reading bed time stories, bathing times, playing together etc. which are enjoyable moments. But parenting is far more than this! Hours trying to get a child dressed or put to sleep,....
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As your baby starts to crawl, the first thing that will come to your mind will be about his or her safety. When your baby is crawling on a tough and harsh floor, the chances of his or her injuries increase a lot. That is where foam mats for kids come in. It is an excellent safety measure for your child. However, before you buy foam mats for your baby, you have to learn about it. So, in this article, let’s discuss some important things about foam mats for kids. Advantages Of Foam Mats Here are some advantages of using foam mats for your kids’ playtime: Foam mats for kids usually come with bright colors to create a bright and playful ambiance in your house. It is safe for your baby to play in a foam mat, as it is unlikely that your baby might fall or slip. These foam mats create a separate section in your house as your child’s playing area. Cleaning foam mats is very easy, as these mats are usually waterproof. Types Of Activity Mats For Kids Puzzle Mats: A basic mat for babies....
Motherhood is great and we all get overwhelmed and emotional even at the slightest thought of it. But we also know for a fact, that at times it gets demanding and comes with its own set of challenges sans a manual to fix.
To meet these challenge thrown at us often, moms need to stay physically fit and mentally alert. And to make this practically possible, we need to take good care of ourselves. In a society where mothers tend to keep themselves last, staying healthy assumes all the more greater importance. If the mom is well, everything at home functions smoothly. So, let’s get down to some basic to-do list for busy moms to ensure that they take time out for themselves even in the middle of their chaotic world.
Never Skip Breakfast: Make sure that while you fix a breakfast for the rest of the family, you don’t forget yourself. A simple cup of coffee is just not enough to keep you energetic until lunch; you need more. Remember, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and....