Sunday, April 21, 2019

Amateur poetry

The whistling of the leaves 
The hissing of the wind
The dancing fragile trees
The to and fro of the swing 

The fallen bougainvilleas racing with each other
The rustle of the carpet of crisp leaves 
The chirping birds flying back home 
The confused sky changing colours every now and then 
The laughter of a kid and the wails of an infant next door
The solace that comes with the music of the wind
Breathing in the beauty of nature;the beauty of life 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

#100wordsstory: 0.1

Her feet were dipped in water; water that was warm. The bundle of peaks and the bubbles from a thousand breaths underneath her sole brought her peace. 
She felt calm. Just then her foot was pulled out from the solace of damp and was wrapped in fuzziness. But this soft touch didn’t last too long. The calm was ruffled turning into froth and foam. Soon after the tiny grime like balls danced up and down on her feet. It made her feel ticklish. This whole experience of damp and tickle gave her so many sensations. No wonder she was so regular with her monthly pedicures. 

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Random Rumble

Once young and agile, now senile
Humans are mortal is so easily forgotten

'I AM' the Tsunami Ego brings
The calm of forgiveness is so easily forgotten

'colour, gender, race' ; puppetry of hatred
The power of love is so easily forgotten

Hypocrisy pacing so fast, seeping through so deep
The value of honesty is so easily forgotten

Sadism; surprisingly enjoyable
The emotion of selflessness so easily forgotten

Comparison leading to barren mind
The fullness of empathy is so easily forgotten

Evil so not dark anymore
The light of good is so easily forgotten

Pretence wins hearts 
The purity of immature innocence is so easily forgotten

What goes around comes around
Your karma remains with you is so easily forgotten 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Toddler Activity: III

Hi everyone!

How is your Diwali cleaning going? Have you raided homecentre and the likes already or is your Diwali shopping still due? If so, run! It’s only getting more crowded with every passing day. 

Anyway this post is not about Diwali, it is about our favourite topic these days; toddler activities. With the festive season going strong I am sure we parents do not have too much time and energy to put in, in an activity and yet we want our kids to be gadget free for as long as possible.

 So today I will share with you three activities that require no investment. The material required for these is readily available in any household.

1. Gram/bean sorting: 
What you need: three bowls and a mix of beans/grams (black and white grams, red kidney beans/small white beans)

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Toddler Activity: II (Pom poms)

Hello hello hello!

The festive season is here! Do not we just love the vibe of this time of the year? The weather in the capital has got better. Diwali party invites are pouring in (even though I still have not attended one yet!). 

What remains constant is my everyday activity with the squirrel. Since my insta stories (instagram handle: my.little.diary) is getting such a good response from other mothers, it motivated me to come back to the blog this soon again. 

In this post I am going to share three activities with the same set of Pom Poms. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Toddler Activity: I

I am writing a post probably after ages. I have been a little caught up. Anyway without further excuses I will just continue this post.

So, if you are following me on instagram you would already know that I have recently been posting a lot of toddler activities. I have been engaging adira in similar activities since she turned one. However, I have started sharing them so much only recently. 

A handful of my followers (and I only have a few followers) suggested me to write about these activities and hence this post.

I am going to share three activities today that I did with my two year old.

1. Shape Popsicles:                                          
Material needed: a cardboard box, sketch pen, coloured paper, cutter and glue.
#take a box ( I used the cap of a shoe box) and make a triangle, a square and a circle on it.                                                                            # Cut out these shapes and colour them ( I used already coloured sheets that adira had used earlier to save paper)
             # stick the shapes on the popsicle sticks.
             # make cuts on the shoe box against each shape to insert the popsicle stick.
             # let your child insert the sticks as per the shape. 

      2. Alphabet Recognition: 
Material Needed: 13 post it notes, 26 popsicle sticks, sketch pen, a cardboard box, cutter and glue.

# take a box and write alphabets A-Z on it. 
# take a post it note, fold it into half and then cut it from the centre to get two small cards. 
# write the letter on the front of the card, and draw something starting from that inside the card.
# do the same for all the letters. 
# stick these cards on the popsicle sticks.
# make a cut on top of each letter and let your child insert the letter stick against the match alphabet.
# also ask them what is drawn inside the card. 

Note: I used the same shoe box for the above two activities. For the first activity I used the cap and for the second activity I used the other part of the box.

3. Animal matching: 
          material needed: animal cut outs, post it notes, rubber/plastic/wooden toy animals.

# stick the animal cutouts with table on any table or wall.
# fill a bowl with water and put the plastic/rubber toys in it. The wooden toys can be kept in a basket.
# let the child match the toy animal with the cutouts.

You can repeat this activity with vegetables and fruits also.

I hope these activities help to keep your child busy. If the child doesn’t show interest do not give up. Keep trying! Also do not do all these activities at a single go. Introduce one new activity everyday. Besides that let your child indulge in colouring, pretend play or just freestyle play.
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Friday, July 13, 2018

Wholewheat Ragi Pancakes

Hola people!

Life has been busy. My little squirrel is growing up too fast and has started playschool (big milestone right? Phew!). The settling period is on and most days she sails through the time managing a few wails towards the end. My heart feels so heavy but I do realize that it is all part of a process.  

Soooo, with her playschool I had to introduce some lifestyle changes in my routine too. I wake up early now, prepare breakfast (duty calls) and then wake her up followed by bathing, feeding and dressing her up (oh dear mothers, you know the grind!). Anyway so my stories are really pancaked these days. I have been preparing pancakes for adira for breakfast before she goes to school. Ofcourse I feed her different things on different days but only the pancakes make it to my stories (who want to see besan ka sheera on the story board right?). A lot of you messaged me asking for the wholewheat-ragi pancake recipe.

Now I have two versions of it; with egg and eggless. I will share the recipe of both. Though there is just a minor change. I haven’t clicked a decent picture of the pancakes so a screenshot of the boomerang from my insta story will have to suffice for the moment.