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Why do most friendships fade out and do not survive parenthood? Because most of your friends (who are childless) ‘assume’ you have absolutely no time now that you have a baby to take care of. They also feel that the baby is your priority and not friends. And most of the parents (like you) feel that the little free time you get, it would be so much of a bother to disturb your friend. And this way, due to assumptions and genuine time crunch, communication fades, meetings stop and slowly the friendship wither away! Can you save your friendship? Ironically, it is after having a child that you need your friends the most. Why? Because everything else you do, you do for your baby. But when you are with your friends, it is “me time”, as they help you unwind and talk about non-baby related, normal things in life. So, even though it is challenging, it is absolutely important that you maintain your old friendships through your pregnancy and parenthood. Here are:
5 Tips To Maintain Your Friendships While Being A Parent
“We know your baby is cute. Just don’t talk about....
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“Here comes the baby, there goes the marriage,” says one Wall Street Journal article and with good reason. While outsiders might assume that having a child together should bring two people more close to each other, experience shows otherwise. Many at times, couples drift apart after a newborn. The reasons could be plenty, and here we will take you through them, and suggest some tried and tested tips to make sure that having a baby does not take a toll on your marriage.
Why Do Some Marriages Fail After Having A Baby?
After you have a baby, the baby takes away all of your time, energy and focus. New parents are often overwhelmed by the transition to parenthood, so much so that a research by Bringing Baby Home demonstrated that a whopping 67% of couples become dissatisfied and unhappy with their partners within 3 years of having a baby. The intensity of relationship conflicts rises the most during the first year of the baby. So can a marriage not survive a newborn? Is having a baby making couples drift apart? Why so?
There is a change in priorities. Once a baby arrives, the wives focus more on being a mom than being a wife. The....
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With 22 official languages and 780 spoken languages, India could very well be the country with maximum bilingual families! Even if you are not married to someone who speaks a different language, you might still have your mother tongue along with Hindi and English spoken in your household. There is one group of bilingual advocates who say that a child should be exposed to as many languages as possible from as early as possible as it would help him grasp and learn all of them. They advocate that learning more languages early on can foster creativity and builds cognitive skills. There is another set of bilingual naysayers who say that multiple languages can cause speech delays and confusion in children. Strangely, both arguments seem valid! So let us explore them in more detail.
Who Are Bilingual Families?
When someone can understand and express, two different languages, he is known to be a bilingual. Similarly, if two people belonging to two different regions get married, they become a bilingual family. In this case, either both the partners can speak and understand both the languages, or each can know only his or her own native language. In India, English and....
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Gifting things to women, especially new moms can be tricky. They are not anymore into stilettos, snug jeans and small sling bags but this doesn’t leave you with fewer options either. Here, we bring you 15 gifts ideas for new moms.
Top 15 Gifts That New Parents Will Love
Baby supplies: New parents can never have enough baby supplies. Be it diapers, baby wipes or baby food. These supplies are required for a long period of time and parents are often seen hauling in the local markets for it. Hence, gifting new moms these supplies will be an extremely thoughtful gift
Baby quilts: This one is an oldie but a goody. For years Indian women have been sewing quilts and wraps for babies and gifting them to other expecting women. The local malls and stores offer a huge variety to chose from if you decide to gift a new mom a baby quilt. Or you can gift a pretty home-made patchwork quilt to the new mom. This is one gift that will never go out of fashion
Stroller: Almost every new parent need a baby stroller. Gifting a stroller is a brilliant idea but make sure you check with the mom before buying it, to be sure she....
Meeting the newborn baby of a close friend, sister, or even colleague is one of the most heartwarming moments. And to be able to contain one’s excitement is definitely hard. But a little concern for the new parents is what one should keep in mind. I violated some of these rules myself before becoming a parent. But now, after passing from the phase, I feel to be in a better position to guide my friends on etiquettes rules to meet newborns. Be patient and prepare yourself: The first and foremost thing is to take a prior permission for visiting the baby. And when you visit, do not hesitate in waiting for some time; do not expect everyone to deal with you on a priority basis. You also need to prepare yourself mentally before going to meet the new mom and the baby. Especially if you are visiting soon after the baby is born, you should be prepared to see breast pumps, crying baby, crying mom, a lactation consultant session etc. Limit your time: When planning to visit a newborn, always remember that the new mother is already struggling with a lot of....
Getting your kids outside or doing something new is vital to stemming off boredom. Spending time outside is hugely beneficial for our children with health benefits and getting them to try new things means they can improve on a huge range of skills. But despite this, today’s children spend more time indoors doing individual activities. The good news is that there are many ways you can help. By encouraging your children to appreciate non-technology based activities, you can foster a happier (and healthier) lifestyle. Here are a few things that you can do to encourage them to do something a little different. 1. Introduce Your Children to Animals Introducing young children to animals isn’t just a great way to help them learn about the world around them — it can also encourage a sense of respect for others. Most kids have books to help them learn the different names of animals, but nothing beats seeing animals either in the wild or at zoos. So, why not bring them face to face with some of their favorite creatures? Nature walks, trips to the zoo, and an afternoon at a petting farm are all....