Monday, 22 December 2014

Christmas Calling: "Winter Funk Workshop"

Christmas is here moms! Get ready for a fun-filled holidays with plum cake, longest stocking placed on Christmas tree and lots of gifts to be received. This Christmas put on a creative hat for your kids and send them to an innovative Craft and cook workshop, 'Winter Funk'. This workshop is hosted by Kids'Kitchen (Kids Cooking Class) in association with Fundodaa (An android application for kids craft and more) at KYDZADDA -Unlimited Mast



The concept is to prepare the kids for the Christmas eve and get them involved with Christmas related crafts, food, activity , trivia and lot more. As it's always said Christmas is not all about good food and wine, but also reliving yesteryear's Christmas.


Winter Funk>> Details

Date: 24th Dec    |    Time: 5pm to 7pm

Activities: Christmas Craft, Sweet treats, Christmas Tree Decoration and write a letter to Santa@North Pole

Other attraction: Take away craft, sweet treats, and Christmas tree along with an attractive art kit by Fundoodaa.

'Fundoodaa 'Craft for Kids and more'  is one of it is an Android Application for kids that offers short videos on craft, art, cooking, magic tricks and yoga lessons. 'Fundoodaa' is a Free Application for Kids



The workshop will have a Christmas Craft Activity (Reindeer making) inspired by Fundoodaa Crafts and More, sweet treats (colourful JuJubees) by Kids Kitchen and lots of fun! Moreover, on this Christmas eve you can decorate a Christmas Tree, and it as giveaway from us! And the best part… write a letter to Santa @NorthPole and drop it at the mailbox @KYDZADDA. 
Brigade of Goody bags all set to giveaway to lovely kids participants

The concept of this workshop is to prep the kids for the Christmas eve and get them involved with Christmas related crafts, food, activity , trivia and lot more. Hurry and register soon as we are taking limited seats.

For Kids participants: A Take away a Christmas Tree!
For further queries and doubts drop us a mail at modernmommy2012@gmail.com | info@kydzadda.com or call us at +919620808160 or +919686888222  {Please note that all materials will be provided at the venue}


To Read the Fundoodaa application product Review by Moms and to download it free Click Here>>
Rating: ****

Pricing: It is a free app.
 
Age: 4+ years

 
Interface: Kids friendly, simple and easy to use for all the age groups.






 



Thursday, 18 December 2014

BLOOD & INNOCENCE: FEELING HELPLESS




I asked for three wishes to be fulfilled by Santa this Christmas, one of them was 24/7 safety for my lo. Reading through media reports and the day-after images have left me speechless. Also annoyed with media when i saw popping booms to take bytes of victim family and survivor. For god sake or say for humanity sake please be sensitive!
 What made me write this post was the heart-wrenching poem shared by one of the FB Groups.  Could not stop and had to pour my heart out!






Am glad that I'm not in a position where I had to take coverage of this attack, yes I do remember the sleepless nights we had during Mumbai attacks and just like any media due to CTR and TRPs we were also looking at the numbers of dead, injured and so... but that phase still haunts.



Visuals and caption excerpts of a bloodshed all over auditorium, bullet-ridden wall, and small coffins; makes me 'still', 'numb', 'wonder', and yet again am 'HELPLESS'.

#PESHAWARATTACK #RIP #BLACKDAY

Free Download: Fundoodaa TV For Kids!


Heylos to all lovely moms, am sure you all must be scratching your head on where to send your kiddos for WinterFunk (Winter holiday Workshops)? Now, you may not to go any where as an interesting 'Winter Funk' can take place at your very home and you may also carry with you for family holidays.

Recently while browsing latest kids friendly app on my smartphone I came across with an innovative application 'Craft for Kids and more'. It is one of it is an Android Application for kids that offers short videos on craft, art, cooking, magic tricks and yoga lessons. 'Fundoodaa' is a Free Application for Kids

One of the best apps for kids, fully loaded with video tutorials on fun DIY (Do it yourself) recycled paper art and craft – make funny colourful animals, hand print art. Easy and step-by-step cooking videos for kids teaching how to make delicious chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, brownie pizza and more. 

Learn the secrets to perform popular magic tricks like 'how to disappear a straw', 'coin tricks'. Dance videos with the step by step video guide to Bollywood, Dandiya, Salsa, Hip-hop moves and more. This app comes with a minute to fitness Yoga lessons to practice and stay healthy.
Learn more Christmas recipes
There are lot of apps which have activity like cake making, pizza making, but with this app, kids are encouraged to look beyond phone screen. 

Parents don’t have to look any further for any extra-curricular activities, Fundoodaa TV For Kids is a one stop free app which can keep your children positively engaged and also make them more productive. 

This application introduces new content every month which includes festival special videos like crafts & cooking recipes.

Learn more Christmas Craft here!
Unlike other applications which keep kids constantly glued to smartphone and undoing with other physical activity. It's a big leap to take kids out from virtual world to real world.

This application encourages them to create their own craft, make their favourite sweet treats and yummy food, put on their dancing shoes and learn few dancing steps, be calm and composed with the suggested yoga postures and lots more to explore.
I asked few of my mommy friends to give candid reviews, please take read and take your call.


Lakshmi: "very helpful and creative.. holds the babies attention while feeding food from start to end.. thanks for sharing this app with me :-)" 
Jyoti: "Ideal App for Children in any group. It has a good and most important sorted collection of things which a child can enjoy. My son loves his art and craft, and this app is a perfect solution for him to tune his creativity"

Priyanka: "I feel that the craft part is very good and easy to make. But as its for a little elder kids so  I did not watch food and dance part so much and I rate it average."
  Debolina: "Fundoodaa is really a 'fun' app to have on phone. I really like the Craft section. The DIY features were easy to interpret and try. Good collection of such fun stuff in a single app makes my life a lot easier as a mother."

Nidhi Jain, "Oh this app made my daughter go crazy. But am glad that now she is out of Candy crush and other addictive games. i found this app more creative and productive for kids. The best part is she also taught her dad to cook ;-) And the worst part is now she want to cook exactly like the anchor of the video"
After talking to most of the member of my motherhood community, I also got feedback that to request the FunDooDaa developers to create it for windows too. My windows moms don't want to be left out. For all IOS Windows users, you may watch DIY videos on FunDooDaa YouTube Channel.

Here's a link to our app - currently it is FREE to download.
 
Rating: ****
Pricing: It is a free app.
Age: 4+ years
Interface: Kids friendly, simple and easy to use for all the age groups.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Christmas Calling>>Wishlist Template for mom and kids

All you mums must be busy with Christmas preparation and holidays. Am pretty sure that you all must be having some secret wishlist. When i asked my lo what do you want from santa? (she is just 2.5 , so she isn;t that familiar with term 'Wishlist) She promptly replied, "Mumma Fish". I was flabbergasted by her reply was wondering does she want it live in pond, or fried or roasted.. Phew! lots of thoughts were flashing in my mind. In a while she asked, "Mumma what do yo want from Santa Clocks? ( smiles, yes that's how she pronounce)

So below is my Wishlist all set to fly to Santa's mailbox in North Pole!


I have requested him to gift me uninterrupted meals/shower-time/washroom, "Magic machine" to organise my lo's toys, and 24/7 safety angel for my little princess. 
 
Wishlist template for moms

Did I ask more? You can also create your own Wishlist and send it to 'Santa'. Create your own Wishlist to Santa.  



Here are the few D-I-Y simple steps to create your very own wish-list and send it to NorthPole (Santa's Office); 
1) Place your cursor on the image template, click right of the mouse tab,
2)And save the below image,
3) take a colour (optional) printout ,
4) Put it in an envelope and seal it,
5) Write Fly to Santa, North Pole and
6) You may parcel some cookies for Santa and Carrots for Reindeers

7)Place your wishlist to santa and parcel box under the Christmas Tree.
8) Ta-da you are done! Your Wishlist will be soon granted!

Kids'Kitchen Wishlist for this Christmas!
 By now am sure you all would have tried atleast one or two Christmas songs / carols with your little ones. Festivals gives us more opportunity to do activities with kids, make best of it. They will cherish these precious moments for the life time, Like I do...
I pray to God that all yours and your little ones wishlist is granted by Santa. 


A small tip, please try to send your wishlist latest by 20th, so that Santa gets enough time to make arrangements for your wishlist and gifts.


Don't forget to keep secret door open,
So that Santa can easily deliver 

your wishlist approval and gifts
Sing a-long, spread the love!
Merry Christmas!


-xoxo
Nidhi @MomzSpace

You may also like to read;

Christmas Songs for mom and Kids to sing-along!
Christmas Calling>> Bienvenue à Pondy 
Christmas calling Part I: Lets go for shopping!
Christmas calling Part II: Top 10 activities for kids

Christmas calling> Weekend Art by Rishabh Joshi 

 

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Christmas Calling>> Sing-along Carols with your little Santa


Heylos to lovely moms out there, am sure you all must be busy with christmas preparation or planning a Christmas holiday with your little one... Christmas refreshes lots of my childhood memories as being Convent student (Carmelite) have spent my early days with decorating Christmas Crib, taking part in Christmas skits and singing carols..

Yes singing carols with cupping hands together and standing straight and performing during Christmas day celebration. I use to always look for Santa and and would be wide awake till midnight waiting for him and apparently being ore anxious for the gifts I would receive. Yes like all kids I had a Santa Knocking at window, keeping gifts under my pillow and filling my socks with loads of sweets.... And one fine day I got to know that my Santa is none other than but my 'Santa Mom'. 

How I wish to relive those days again. Well, I can definitely recreate the magic of Santa and Christmas Carols with my littleone. I know she'll be not able to sing to perfect or even pronounce the word properly or also not able to understand the words but will enjoy humming with me.. Below are some of my favourite carols / Christmas Songs which I grew up listening and singing them.

Erishka's 1st Christmas!
Baby's 1st Christmas

It's baby's first Christmas,
It's somethin' to see,
Mommy and Daddy,
Trimmin' baby's Christmas tree.
Baby's big brother,
Is busy with his toys,
He's shinin' up the chimney,
For Santa Claus!

It's baby's first Christmas,
And oh, what a joy,
Shopping all around,
For every pretty toy.
It's a very special Christmas,
A blessing from above,
It's baby's first Christmas,
A Christmas full of love!

It's baby's first Christmas,
And oh, what a joy,
Shopping all around,
For every pretty toy.
It's a very special Christmas,
A blessing from above,
It's baby's first Christmas,
A Christmas full of love!
Christmas Craft by my Nephew Rishabh

All I want for Christmas
Is my two front teeth ...


Every body Pauses and stares at me
These two teeth are gone as you can see
I don't know just who to blame for this catastrophe!
But my one wish on Christmas Eve is as plain as it can be!

All I want for Christmas
Is my two front teeth,
My two front teeth,
See my two front teeth!

Gee, if I could only
Have my two front teeth,
Then I could wish you
"Merry Christmas."
It seems so long since I could say,
"Sister Susie sitting on a thistle!"
Gosh oh gee, how happy I'd be,
If I could only whistle
(Thhhh, thhhh, thhhh, thhhhhh)

All I want for Christmas
Is my two front teeth,
My two front teeth,
See my two front teeth.

Gee, if I could only
Have my two front teeth,
Then I could wish you
"Merry Christmas!"


Last year our family Trip to 'Pondycherry' Christmaas Time
A Boy is Born in Bethlehem!

A Boy is Born in Bethlehem!
Allelujah! Allelujah!
And joy is in Jerusalem,
Allelujah! Allelujah!

And there He lay in manger poor,
Allelujah! Allelujah!
Whose rein shall last for ever-more,
Allelujah! Allelujah!

The ass and ox and all the heard,
Allelujah! Allelujah!
Knew well that Boy to be the Lord!
Allelujah! Allelujah!

And kings from out the East there were,
Allelujah! Allelujah!
With gold and frankincense and myrrh
Allelujah! Allelujah!

He lived like us in form and dress,
Allelujah! Allelujah!
Without our taint of wickedness.
Allelujah! Allelujah!

He came our souls to purify,
Allelujah! Allelujah!
And bring us safe to bliss on high
Allelujah! Allelujah!

Therefore let us with one accord,
Allelujah! Allelujah!
On this His Birthday praise the Lord!
Allelujah! Allelujah!


 



Carol of the bells

Hark! how the bells
Sweet silver bells
All seem to say,
"Throw cares away."
Christmas is here
Bringing good cheer
To young and old
Meek and the bold

Ding, dong, ding, dong
That is their song
With joyful ring
All caroling
One seems to hear
Words of good cheer
From ev'rywhere
Filling the air

Oh how they pound,
Raising the sound,
O'er hill and dale,
Telling their tale,
Gaily they ring
While people sing
Songs of good cheer
Christmas is here
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas

On, on they send
On without end
Their joyful tone
To ev'ry home

[Repeat from the beginning]

Ding, dong, ding, dong



Santa Please Stop Here!


Back Door Santa

I'm your
Back door Santa
I make my run
At the break of day
They call me
Back door Santa
I make my run
At the break of day
I keep
The little girls happy
While the boys
Are out to play

Well
I ain't like
Old Saint Nick
He don't come
But once a year
(Once a year)
Well
I ain't like
Old Saint Nick
He don't come
But once a year

I come runnin'
With my presents
Every time
You call me dear

I kept some change
In my pocket
When the jumpin's
Goin' on
I gave a few pennies
So we could be alone
I kept that door open
In case anyone
Smelled a mouse
'Cause Santa's
In some trouble
There ain't no chimney
In the house

They call me
Back door Santa
I make my run
At the break of day
They call me
Back door Santa
I make my run
At the break of day
I keep
The little girls happy
While the boys
Are out to play

Jingle bells, jingle bells

Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
O'er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bobtail ring'
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight!

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way.
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.
Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

A day or two ago
I thought I'd take a ride
And soon, Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side,
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
He got into a drifted bank
And then we got upsot.

A day or two ago,
The story I must tell
I went out on the snow,
And on my back I fell;
A gent was riding by
In a one-horse open sleigh,
He laughed as there I sprawling lie,
But quickly drove away.

Now the ground is white
Go it while you're young,
Take the girls tonight
and sing this sleighing song;
Just get a bobtailed bay
Two forty as his speed[b]
Hitch him to an open sleigh
And crack! you'll take the lead.
Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
O'er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bobtail ring'
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight!

Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
O'er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bobtail ring'
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight!

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way.
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.
Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

A day or two ago
I thought I'd take a ride
And soon, Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side,
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
He got into a drifted bank
And then we got upsot.

A day or two ago,
The story I must tell
I went out on the snow,
And on my back I fell;
A gent was riding by
In a one-horse open sleigh,
He laughed as there I sprawling lie,
But quickly drove away.

Now the ground is white
Go it while you're young,
Take the girls tonight
and sing this sleighing song;
Just get a bobtailed bay
Two forty as his speed[b]
Hitch him to an open sleigh
And crack! you'll take the lead.

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way.
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.
Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

A day or two ago
I thought I'd take a ride
And soon, Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side,
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
He got into a drifted bank
And then we got upsot.

A day or two ago,
The story I must tell
I went out on the snow,
And on my back I fell;
A gent was riding by
In a one-horse open sleigh,
He laughed as there I sprawling lie,
But quickly drove away.

Now the ground is white
Go it while you're young,
Take the girls tonight
and sing this sleighing song;
Just get a bobtailed bay
Two forty as his speed
Hitch him to an open sleigh
And crack! you'll take the lead.

Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way. 
Oh! what fun it is to ride In a one-horse open sleigh. 
Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way; 
Oh! what fun it is to ride In a one-horse open sleigh.  

Christmas Songs, carols Lyrics taken from www.lyricsmode.com/ Please visit site for more Christmas Songs and make your Festive season more melodious. I hope you all would have loved to relive your childhood Christmas days and am sure you'll make all your little ones sing these carol during the Christmas Eve. 

Sing a-long, spread the love!
Merry Christmas!


-xoxo
Nidhi @MomzSpace

You may also like to read;
Christmas Calling>> Bienvenue à Pondy 
Christmas calling Part I: Lets go for shopping!
Christmas calling Part II: Top 10 activities for kids

Christmas calling> Weekend Art by Rishabh Joshi   

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Love yourself 'mumma'!


With the never-ending work at home and ever increasing demands my our little ones, we find it hard to find the much needed 'Me Space'. We are always tagging with our kid or discuss topics related to our little ones. My shopping list have automatically shifted my focus from cosmetics and lingerie to baby toiletries and kids clothes. 

So, this how conveniently we have replaced our needs with theirs never ending demands. So it's high time , that we think about 'Me-time-' and start taking care of our self. We as a home maker of family are the fulcrum of the entire system at the 'Home Front'.

My hubby always reminds me of taking care of myself. And when he is at home during weekends, it's like a bliss! He takes care of my daughter so that I nap for few hours in noon, visit parlor and relax for sometime, visit my friend's place or do my meditation. 

I urge all new moms not to give lame excuses like you don't have time for 'yourself', because you need to make time for yourself. No one else can do good to yourself except you. So stop cribbing , blaming! Step out, open new doors, meet new people and learn something new and rediscover yourself apart from being mother. Like the good old saying goes, 'A happy mom raises happy child'.  And you are responsible for your own happiness.


So before any break down happens, start taking care of yourself, starting loving yourself. Meet your friends, go for a shopping without your kid, go clubbing with your old friends, get back to your hobbies and if you wish you can have a real long chat with your good old best friend.


This time make a New Year resolution to enjoy 'Me-Time' and love yourself!!!