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‘Being Mumma!’ nominated for the ‘Liebster Award’!

‘Being Mumma’ has been nominated for the ‘Liebster Award’ and I wish to thank Cassie Phillips of ‘My Real Life Moments’ for nominating me for this award.

I had heard of the Liebster Award before this and always wished someone nominates me. Cassie graciously guest posted on my blog just a few weeks ago about 12 Things That Her Daughter Taught Her.

Thanks again to Cassie for giving me this honor and I am more than thrilled to accept the nomination of the Liebster Award for Being Mumma! This nomination calls me to follow 6 simple rules which are as follows: 

11 questions that Cassie gave me are:

1. How did you get started blogging?

My son sparked the fire. He made me a mother and the mother in me made ‘Being Mumma!’.

2. What do you like most about blogging?

The joy of expression that I derive from it.

3. What do you like least about blogging?

The requirement of sitting in front of a system and typing out. I wish I could simply think my post aloud and it would get posted!

4. What would be your dream job?

The ‘job’ of being a mother. The ‘dream’ part of it would be – getting paid as well!

5. What is your favorite thing about you?

Being Mumma! By this I mean both, my being a mother and my dearest blog.

6. If you could have anything in the world, what would it be?

It would precisely be ‘anything’.

7. What would your personal paradise be?

Just a happy and healthy family with endless love to share with all.

8. What is your guilty pleasure?

Over sleeping.

9. If you could have any super power, what would it be?

The power to listen to what’s exactly going on inside others’ minds!

10. Do you have any pets? If so what?

None. I want to finish expressing my love to human beings before moving onto animals.

11. Are you glad you are done with these questions?

Do you really want me to answer that?

11 Random Facts About Myself

  1. My toe nails are all grown in descending order of length, and I’m kinda happy about it.
  2. I do not have a Facebook account because I think it’s all about sharing photos and making your private life all the more public. Those who would want to stay in touch with me, or those with whom I would want to stay in touch would actually not need FB to do that! (Being Mumma does have an FB page though and I am still trying to figure out things on FB since I created that page!).
  3. I got married even before I was 21 and became a Mumma at 24. Now when I look  back, I feel happy about these facts of my life.
  4. I practice spiritual meditation under SRCM and it is the best thing that happened to me ever. The second being my husband and his family.
  5. I have moved across 3 cities and 6 houses in the past 4 years.
  6. I am not a bathroom singer and love to sing to those I know.
  7. I delivered my son naturally and the moment he was out, all I said to my husband was: “We did it!”
  8. I love to shop online but am really bad at fixing up my mind on one item and end up buying almost all of it!
  9. I am not a morning person at all and hate to get up early in the morning. Sleep is a weakness I badly want to overcome, so to say.
  10. My mom is a Konkani, Dad a Maharashtrian, Bro-in-law a Tamilian and Sis-in-law a Gujarati. Don’t worry, I am still sane! 😀 Just kidding, love my family!
  11. 11 Random Facts About Myself have made me realize how interesting my life is!

My 11 nominees for the Liebster Award:

  1. Writer Mom’s Blog
  2. So You Think You Can Mom?
  3. The Colourful Housewife
  4. Mommy Begins
  5. Practical Mama
  6. The Practically Green Mom
  7. One Chic Mom
  8. Being Mumma To Audrey
  9. His, Mine & Ours
  10. Living Lobpries
  11. Little Taste Of Heaven

11 questions for my nominees:

  1. Which is the biggest reason you blog?
  2. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
  3. What makes you the most angry?
  4. Which is the kindest act of love that you have ever done to someone?
  5. Which good news took you hours or days to believe its true?
  6. Which are the two things that you think you’re not good at but others do?
  7. Is there anything you would want to change about yourself?
  8. How do you react when someone disturbs your sleep?
  9. Which electronic gadget can you not live without?
  10. Are you happy with your current weight? are you trying to lose or gain any?
  11. What would be your 11th question for your nominee?

Do check out the blogs of my nominees!

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The Year That Was… 2014!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for Being Mumma.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 23 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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12 Ways To Protect Your Kid From Cold This Winter

Before I became a mother, winters to me meant: fashionable overcoats, evenings that set in early and mornings that started late, tomato soups, late night coffees, foggy mornings and sleeping for hours in cozy blankets.

But, since I became a mother, winters to me mean: lots of winterwear  shopping for my son, getting all baby blankets dry cleaned and ready for use, stocking up on baby lotions and a couple of pediatric drops to save him from the cold and what not.

Every year when winters set in, all mothers dread the season and always wish they knew the best ways to protect their little ones from cough, cold and all the harsh effects of winter.

So, here’s Being Mumma with a few tips, tricks, precautionary measures and remedies to save your child from that not-at-all welcome cold… Continue reading

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Why Doesn’t My Daughter Eat Properly?

Query by cdaggett_08@yahoo.com

I have a 7 month old and I have been having issues getting her to eat since she was about 3 months old. The problem isn’t constant. When it first started she would just push the nipple of the bottle out of her mouth with her tongue and the pediatrician said it might be a sign she was ready for solids. We started cereal at 4 months and baby food at 5 months. She will eat really good for 3 days (three 6 ounce bottles, and solids 2-3 times a day) them for about 3 or 4 days I will be lucky if I can get her to take 6-8 ounces total in 24 hours. Once I really start to get worried because she is having a decrease in wet diapers, she will pick back up and start eating a little better, and after a couple of day back to eating her normal. This is a cycle that runs constantly and when I ask the pediatrician says she is just teething, but she doesn’t have any teeth and I cannot feel any coming through. I am a pediatric nurse, so I am not completely clueless, but I just have never heard of a baby acting like this. Should I continue to worry about her or just forget about it and if she doesn’t eat just let her go about her day? Thank you

Dr. Trisha Naik on Being Mumma answers:

A 7 month old baby needs variations in her diet. You have to try different things throughout the day in small quantities. Don’t force the baby to eat but you can try frequently. As babies grow, they want to copy adults, so when you are feeding the baby, give her a small amount in a dish to play with and try it herself. A mother needs to be patient while feeding a baby as no baby remains hungry unless she is sick.

 

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Guest Post: 12 Things My Daughter Taught Me

Today’s guest post is by Mrs. Cassie Phillips.

I have only been a mother for 7 short months. They fly by so fast and before you know it your 8-pound new born is 16 pounds, eating solids, drinking from a sippy cup, sitting on her own, and being a diva!! It is amazing that my husband and I made this beautiful little girl, and although we knew our lives would change, I never thought I could learn so much from such a little girl!! I came up with a list of 12 things I have learned so far… Continue reading

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5 Most Simple Beauty Tips for Mummas

I had the best of skin and hair during pregnancy. It was only then that I came to know what flawless and glowing skin actually is and I also began believing in Dove’s tag line which says “good skin needs no makeup”.

However, things changed soon after the fairy took away all the so called delivery glow. Moreover, a super busy life after becoming a mother didn’t leave me with any chance to take care of my skin or hair or looks.

Dressing up sanely, having tidy hair and looking just about okay is all what my beauty regime consisted of. My makeup stuff got buried in the innermost shelf of my cupboard and I just felt like I have no time to look after myself.

I had no idea what to do and what was going on. But one thing I knew for sure and that was that life will take a few years to get back to normal. And by the time life gets back to normal I would have lived 30 years of my life and would anyway feel age setting in. So, I thought that it’s time to wake up and take care of myself to make myself beautiful from the inside if not with the help of cosmetics or makeup.

In such a case, there are a few things that I try to do to look decently good at least when I am out. Here are 5 simplest beauty tips that all Mummas can use without any investment at all: Continue reading