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Guest Post: How To Plan The Most Memorable Family Vacation Ever

Today’s guest post is by Mrs. Joanna Santillan.

As the saying goes: “It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.” And yes, planning is a big part of the journey to a wonderful vacation. Going out on a holiday with the family is an amazing way to bond and make new memories with them. It’s also worth highlighting that the kids won’t stay young for long. So while they’re still kids, plan a vacation or two. Here’s a list of tips when planning a vacation where everyone will enjoy: Continue reading

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Unique Ideas For Kids Rooms’ Theme Wallpapers

I have a huge blank wall in my room (now more of my son’s room) staring at me all day and it’s been days since I have been thinking of painting it or decorating it or writing something on it or sticking stickers on it or …… (Ideas anyone?)

A simple and hassle-free idea that came to my mind was that of using wallpapers. I googled it in and out and am presenting here a few unique ideas that are really creative and colorful, churned out of my search and research.

Check them out and tweak these ideas a bit here and a bit there and get down to giving a cool and refreshing look to your kids’ room… Continue reading

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Summer Fun & Safety Guide For Kids: How to beat the heat this summer

Summers are here and they are here big time! Mornings are all about cold coffees, mango coolers and butter milk and evenings are filled with one ice cream or the other. Mangoes, water melons, raw mango pickles, curd and kulfis top the list as Messiahs to save us from the summer heat.

As adults we feel so troubled by the summer heat and the scorching May sun and it gets difficult for me to imagine the plight of our little ones who are young and tender enough to get hurt even by touching a hot cup of tea. Needless to mention the effect of the harsh weather on them.

But you need not worry! Beingmumma is here with some cool tips, home remedies, activities and ideas to help your kiddo beat the summer heat. So, get ready to read and learn your bible of summer tips by heart , this year! Continue reading

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Helping Your Child Socialize

“What is your name?”

“Where’s Mumma?”

“Come to me, I’ll give you a chocolate!”

“Do you want to play with this red football?, come let’s do it together!”

“Do you know Johnny Johnny Yes Papa!”

These are the regular questions, remarks, comments that a kid often comes across when he meets strangers. Many kids shy away and refuse to answer, hiding behind their mother and many others are more than happy to answer these questions!

Shyness in children and their refusal to socialize easily and comfortably often worries and troubles us. We all ‘secretly’ wish and want our kids to be tagged as a “smart kid” who answers all questions, recites all poems she knows, smiles when she meets people and is comfortable in public places. And it’s not just about our secret wishes and wants but also about the benefit that kids derive from socializing. If they are open to socializing, they:

  • Become more independent individuals and open up faster
  • Expose themselves to all kind of people in the society and learn the reality of life sooner
  • Learn to share with others (Be it their toys, food, books etc.)
  • Develop a better understanding of what is right and wrong
  • Develop interest in different aspects of life, like arts, sports, people etc.
  • Do not grow rigid and gradually learn to adjust with whatever comes their way
  • Develop important qualities like having patience; being caring, loving, sacrificing, communicating frankly etc

However, if we put ourselves in the shoes of our kid, we would realize that it is very pressurizing for a child to be the ideal we want her to be. In such a case, we need to help our kids become comfortable with strangers (only to a safe extent) and help them part away with their shyness and refusal to socialize.

Here are a few steps we can take to help our child grow out of the shield of shyness that he holds and shed the cocoon naturally: Continue reading

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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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Teaching Mindfulness to Kids

Mindfulness was a very new and different concept to me, before I became a mother. I had no idea how one could use it for one’s kids for good. Only after I read and did some research on the world wide web, about it, did I educate myself and came up with a post on it.

Sharing it with all Mums on Being Mumma! as an addition to our Mumma Mondays’ bank…

Learn everything about mindfulness, its benefits and how to teach it to your kids in this post of mine.

Do let me know your views about it as soon as you’re done reading and trying it out!