Sunday, July 18, 2021

Book Review: Her Perfect Man!


 


Book: HER PERFECT MAN!

Publisher: Creative Space Publishing

Author: Avinash Meshram

Genre: Fiction (Romance)

Pages: 151

Rating: 5*

Reading Time for the blog: 3 minutes

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Why did I choose this book?

 

I am not a fiction book lover but I am always looking for options in the romance genre. The book title caught my attention and makes me feel curious about how can I make the most of my life.

 

About the author: Avinash Meshram

 

The author is an Entrepreneur, Author, Blogger, and Booktuber. The book is published by his own publishing company i.e. Creative Space Publishing. He is the author of “ I don’t need reasons, I need you! The author conducts sessions on book writing too.

 

About the book:

 

  • Do you also believe that a boy and a girl can never be best friends?
  • Have you ever asked yourself, Why do you hide your true feelings for the one whom you love?
  • Do you feel happy just by seeing your true love happy?

 

Well! The book has answers to all these questions. 

The book is about 3 friends i.e. Kavya (intelligent and career-oriented girl), Ashish (shy and under-confident ), Ritesh ( notorious and good-looking) who’re together since class 5th. But when Vikrant ( Handsome and ambitious) entered their life. Everything takes a new turn. All the attention started shifting towards Vikrant when he started dating Kavya. Ashish, Ritesh, and Kavya were best friends and spent a lot of time together. 

 

Life doesn’t stop moving. In the same case, life took a new turn in Ashish’s and Ritesh’s when Kavya went to IIT Mumbai. And the three closest friends rarely got any time to meet each other and got busy in their college life.

 

If you're someone who has already passed out of college, then the book will take you back to those college days when you might also have had a crush on someone but never gathered the courage to express. And, If you’re still in college, then you’ll be able to relate to the story of these friends.


The book is a story of true friendship, die-hard love, and the life of a girl, affected by the male dominant society. It is a story of what a woman wants and how important freedom of choice is!

 

The title of the book matches well with the story. The plots are engaging and you’ll fall in love with the climax at the end.  I highly recommend it to all-age romance lovers. The language is simple and easy to understand.

 

What emotion was I going through while reading this book?

I see Kavya as a strong character who believes in taking her own decisions but not blaming anyone else. The author has put in the best efforts to describe Kavya's role. Being a woman, I appreciate the author’s efforts in putting the focus on the girl. Any girl who reads the book can take her character as an inspiration too.

 

So, what’re you waiting for?

 

Order now to treat yourself by getting lost in the beauty of true love.  You must read the book till the end to know whom Kavya will choose as her life partner?


Don’t forget to read and share how you are feeling about the book in the comments below.

 

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Thursday, July 8, 2021

How to Start Teaching Your Toddler at Home?

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How to teach your toddler at Home?

 

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Because of covid, the physical schools are still closed now. But education is not”. Both The parents and the teachers are putting in the best efforts to provide kids the best education. The classes are happening online now. It seems a little difficult for a toddler to attend online classes who haven’t gone to school yet. The epidemic started in February 2019 and since that they’ve only experienced the home environment. The kids during the year 2019 till now have seen only the family members. They are not aware of the school environment and the teachers. Thus, they got the least experience. But there’s nothing to worry about. 

 

Mothers are the first and the best teachers for their kids. You can always make a schedule as per your comfort. And start teaching your kids in the best way possible. Here, I'll be sharing a few tips for the parents whose kids are between 1 year -4years for HOMESCHOOLING. Homeschooling is a progressive movement these days to educate the child. 

 

There's not any proper curriculum for the age 0-2 years. Kids learn by what they observe, etc. But following a curriculum is always the best to stay productive. You can always ensure that your child is meeting all the milestones. During this time, you can grab a lot of information via social media. It’s always better to connect with other parents of your same kid's age. You can take help from Google, Facebook groups (homeschooling, worksheets group), and a few online free classes like from the yellow class.

 

There’re so many kits available in the market depending on the age of the childlike Flintobox, Class monitor, Firstcry Intellikit, etc. You can always take advice from experienced parents on how they’re dealing with their child’s education. 

 

By 2 years of age, you can start teaching alphabets, counting the number, colors, shapes, dancing on a rhyme like "twinkle twinkle little star" etc. This is how I am also doing it for my toddler 2.5 years old right now. Here are a few tips on how you can plan to teach your kids at home. 



1.      Make up the Mind: first, the parents must decide that they’ve to put in an extra effort into their child’s education.



2.                 Set up the Environment: Make sure that you have all the basic school accessories for your kids. It’ll give them a feeling that this is the time to study. For eg; give them a school bag including books, required stationary, lunch, water bottle, and a few snacks, etc.






3.                 Stock up on homeschooling supplies: There are a few things that you must have bought before starting like black-and-white board, Fundough, Marker, Colors,stationary, Books.



4.                 Invest in the Products like educational toys: kids grow so fast that we grab quickly what we’re trying to convey to them. They cannot express themselves verbally much, but they understand everything and try to communicate with us through non-verbal gestures. Their brain is storing a lot of information, especially in the first five years.


You can spend your money on buying educational toys like puzzle boards, flashcards, kinetic sand, blocks, magnetic tiles, etc. depending on the age and the requirements.


5.                 Plan your kids' to-do activities: It’s not about teaching kids all day. It’s about giving them quality time but not quantity time. You can plan out their activities in advance and keep a habit tracker of the same. For eg; coloring leaves, playing in the sand and the water, giving them utensils to play with, giving them Mic to speak, etc. it’ll save your time and energy if you plan out everything in advance. And not forgetting, also adding the meal planner for your child.



7.                 Focus on each skill: when it comes to homeschooling, skills are the most important things to focus on. Because of the pandemic, kids cannot experience much of the outer world and physical activity. It might lose their self-confidence as well. But there are many activities as well that you can do with them to boost up their confidence.



8.                Worksheets: Worksheets are a great tool to make the concepts clear. It helps kids in improving their cognitive and other skills. You can find it easily on the internet nowadays. You can follow my Insta reels for the worksheets.



9.                  Following Montessori Learning Techniques: There are a few schools that are into Montessori teaching techniques. You can enroll your child in the same for better learning exposure.


10.            Reward them: It’s your responsibility to appreciate your kids at every step. You can always encourage them to do more by rewarding their efforts.


11.              Let them create the Mess: Yes! You read it right. Kids love being themselves and they like to create a mess. Let them explore, read, sing, dance, talk, touch, and feel, etc.

 

The above points are the basic things to teach your kids at home. Kindly pour in your suggestions on how do you teach your kids at home?

 This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla and sponsored by Queen’s Brigade.


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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Book Review: Motherhood Talks


 ‘This post is a part of Blogchatter Half Marathon.’ 

Book Name: Motherhood Talks

Author’s Name: Sadvika Kylash

Ratings: 4*/5

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About the Author:

Sadvika kylash, is a Master graduate in Journalism and was a Freelance Writer till she entered motherhood. Her passion is writing. She shares her blogs at momlifeandlifestyle.

 

About the Book:

*Do you feel you have forgotten yourself after becoming a mother?

*Do you think motherhood is messy but exciting too at the same time?

 

The author has thrown light on the pros and cons of being a mother. This book is for all the moms out there who want to ensure that they're doing it right. A mother should always believe in her maternal instincts. The book will guide you on :

*How you can be multi-tasking?

*Why being a mean mom is good?

*how to avoid tantrums in kids?

 

This is a quick read. The writing style is Lucid. The book title goes well with the content of the book. I recommend this book to all the parents. You might doubt yourself in the parenting journey, but this book will clear a lot of doubts. Though the author has described a lot of things, I feel like the author could have mentioned a little about mental health and how to keep calm while dealing with kids.

 

Overall, it’s a useful guide, especially for new mothers. The book helps in realizing your self-worth too. You might feel you're not a perfect mother, but after reading this book, you'll notice that you're doing justice on your motherhood journey.

 Blog 1: Vision Board for Expecting Mothers 

 Blog 2: How do I wean off my 2 years old bottle? 


Let’s discuss what problem are you facing with your little one now? What strategies and tricks worked out for you during the bottle weaning process. Kindly share your thoughts in the comment box below.


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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

How do I wean my 2-year-old off the bottle?


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How do I wean my 2-year-old off the bottle?

 

First, you need to understand why bottle weaning off is important?

It is said that you should wean the bottle off after 1 year. Even I regret I wasn't aware of it and couldn't pay much attention to it when my little one was 1 plus. But it’s ok! No one is a perfect parent. We all learn with time and experiences. I am glad that I could wean it off before she is 3 years old. I hope this blog will help other moms.

What're the side effects of bottle feeding?

1. Tooth decay: Tooth decay in baby teeth sets the stage for problems with permanent teeth like additional cavities and improper placement.

 

2. Delayed speech: when babies are sucking the bottle nipple, they’re not putting their energy into chewing their food. That delays the process of speech development.

 

3. Loss of appetite: Babies find comfort in sucking the nipple and want to use it for every purpose. Then they don’t want to eat anything, because they like to have it from the bottle whether it’s milk, juices, and water, etc. It decreases their loss of appetite.

 

4. Addiction to sucking the bottle nipple: Babies get addicted to what they find comfort in.

 

Here are a few steps on how I weaned off my toddler’s bottle (based on my personal experience):

 

*First, you need to understand that it’s not a one-night Job neither for the baby nor you.

 *Second, follow the wake-up and sleeping routine.

*Third, keep their favorite soft toy with them always.

 

Step 1: Make up your mind

 

Yes! Being a parent, now we know that the bottle is affecting the child’s dental health. First, a mother should show the willingness to wean it off. Please remember, you’re a responsible mother. No one else can do it for you. No one understands your child and their habit better than you. Neither you should expect nor you should blame your husband, in-laws, family, and friends for the same. Yes! You should ask for a little help like if they can help you with household work etc. as you’ll get busy to make the routine for your little one.

 

2) Transition from bottle to cup (invest in attractive cup/mugs/Tumblr/sipper/straw) First day time :

 

Day1: Give the bottle (It’s the first day) Introduce at least a cup/mugs/Tumblr/sipper/straw depending on their age and comfort. You can pretend like this is mummy’s glass of water and this is the baby’s glass of water. While you make them sleep in, 

 


Day 2:  Give proper solid foods three times a day

Don’t give the bottle during the daytime. Hide it completely and don’t even use the word “Bottle” in front of your kid. Keep an attractive cup/mugs/Tumblr/sipper filled with water or milkshake in front of them. Let them drink it by themselves.

 

Day 3: How to make your little one sleep at noon without the bottle?

 I tried keeping cups/mugs/Tumblr/sippers everywhere she used to go, like in the kitchen, in the hall, and in every room. The primary motive was to make her forget about the bottle. I made her sleep without the bottle at noon. The best you can do is always make her stomach full and physically active. 

 

Day 4: What to do if the baby wakes up at night?

I made sure that I would make her sleep without the bottle and it doesn't matter if she asks for the bottle in the night feed. You’ll not believe but it took me 45 minutes to make her sleep and pretend like yes your extra bottle is coming. “Your papa, Dadu, is bringing the bottle and they’ll be here soon. You sleep now. It’s time to sleep. Everyone has slept, but not you. What is it that is waking up my baby?” This used to be my conversation with her every night for the first 4 days. It’s still the same.

 

If they wake up in the middle of the night, and then refuse to drink water, and cry for a bottle, give them water in the bottle but don’t make them cry much. Remember, it’ll take a little time to wean it off. Relax!

 


 

Day 5: Remember 2 things:

Kids don't wake up at night for milk. It’s a myth and our wrong perception. They wake up only because of two reasons:

1.      Comfort

2.     Thirst

Note: Keep the sipper/water glass always nearby. If they wake up at night, first check on AC and the environment. They MIGHT BE FEELING COLD/HOT DEPENDING on the weather. Second, take him/her in your arms and do a little walk and then they’ll fall asleep slowly. You can sing their favorite songs or chant “Hare Rama Hare Krishna” etc. depending on what you used to make your baby sleep.

 

Day 6: Stay Consistent

I hope you’re getting things more clearly now. Repeat all the above steps. Hide the bottle completely and offer cup/mugs/Tumblr/sipper every time.

 

Day 7: It’s not a 7-day process. It took me 10 days to wean it off. Once I started, so many doubts and strategies appeared automatically. Like, in my case, she used to sleep in her father’s arms more easily than compared to me, but I asked my husband to sleep in a separate room for a few days until I wean the bottle off.

 

 Second, One day when she slept in his arms quickly, we made a habit that I’ll follow all bedtime rituals during and before sleeping like “Brushing Teeth, washing feet, hands, and face, etc., Om Chanting, saying Gayatri Mantra, Reading a book, and acting like its time to sleep. Mumma and the soft toy want to sleep now. This bedtime ritual takes around 30-45mins and then I chant Hanuman Chalisa and she is almost 70% sleepy by now. Don’t forget, the light should be dim and the environment should be soothing.

 

 After that, I call her father and he makes her sleep, which takes him around 15 minutes. This way I could follow a 10-day challenges to wean off the bottle. It all depends on the team efforts put in by you and your husband.

 

Now I can sleep peacefully 

 

3) Direct Communication: Infants mostly understand more by their mother’s expression. But once they enter the stage of being a toddler, they can understand your words properly. They can understand what you're trying to communicate with them. This made it a little easy for me too.

 

4) Don’t give up: No matter how much effort I put in to keep her mind diverted, she always asked for the bottle before sleeping. We fixed it in her mind that sleeping means a bottle, whether it’s an afternoon nap or sleeping time at night. Slowly, she started forgetting about the bottle.

 

It’s my personal advice to all the mothers who’re in this process. Kindly don’t stress yourself much. Just keep on putting in your best efforts. And take care of your health.

 

I tried strategies

 

1.      I ordered an extra pair of the nipple and cut down the nipple into two pieces and gave it to her to play with. I gave her so many times in a day like during her bath time, too. First, her reaction was like Mumma. Ye tut Gaya..how. I replied, yes! It's broken. Oh, no! then I made her understand like you’re a grown-up girl now. You need to drink like Mumma and other big kids drink from the glass.

 

2.     Thank God! My family is always supportive. They also tried to convey the same message that used to get recorded in her mind. 

 

 

3.     I made her bottle dirty by using Turmeric powder, clay, etc. Then I asked her to throw it in the dustbin as the bottle is dirty. You’re not supposed to use this bottle anymore now.

 

4.     The last strategy is that I told her that monkeys need the bottle more than you. Monkey has a small baby. Monkey has taken your bottle. He’ll come back tomorrow. That tomorrow never came. Hahaha!

 

Blog 1: Vision Board for Expecting Mothers


Let’s discuss what problem are you facing with your little one now? What strategies and tricks worked out for you during the bottle weaning process. Kindly share your thoughts in the comment box below.


Don't miss out on checking out my ebook and sharing your reviews with me at radhikajindal21@gmail.com or my Instagram page.

Book Link: The essence of Motherhood   


You can fill up the google form if you would like to buy its paperback/kindle copy once I publish it on Amazon.inYou can join the WhatsApp group
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