Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Tips and Tricks>> DIY Kids Birthday Party


For all you busy moms, here is my quick guide to plan a perfect, yet hassle free Birthday Planning for your little one. Yes, it's a special day not only for your child but also for you and your spouse. And sometime, trying make everything perfect to 'T' makes us insane. My latest guest blog MyBabyCart.Com is perfect guide with all major pointers need to consider while planning a party for your lo' special day.






It’s Today My Special Day’ - Yes this one is my lo's favourite song, and yes she celebrates birthday everyday (thanks to BabyTv) by singing this song every morning. Of-course not not all kids sing this song, yet it's a special day for Birthday boy/girl. So in the end of the day they should feel special, do not opt for anything which is uncomfortable for you kid to enjoy.



Make sure you as parent do not forget to give him/her attention. Party hosting is important but not as much as you kids special day, isn’t? Make sure your child is well fed and rested enough to enjoy his Birthday celebration without being cranky throughout or dozing off before cake-cutting. More than embarrassing it’s upsetting as the purpose of the party is to celebrate his/her special day.

From party themed decoration to themed party favours, from selecting venue to finalising menu of the party, this blog will make it easy-peasy for you to host DIY Birthday celebration for your little one. Read more>>

 
-XOXO
Nidhi@Momz'Space

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Know all about>> MomzMeet and PlayDate
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ToddlerSpecial>> Breakfast Ideas

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DIY: Car Themed Birthday Party 

'Parent Talk' on Fussy Eaters by Dr. Debmitta Dutta

Heylos to all lovely moms out there, first of all thanks a bunch for giving 'Momz'Space' a huge response for their upcoming Mom & Kid event scheduled on 24th Jan, 2015. Looking forward to meet the most enthusiastic and proactive moms of Bangalore.

 Dr Debmita Dutta (MBBS,MD) Parenting and Wellness Consultant
We take immense pleasure to announce our Guest Speaker, 'Dr. Debmita Dutta (MBBS, MD) Parenting and Wellness Consultant. She consults with and conducts workshops for parents of children in all age groups – infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, school age children, tweens and teens. 

In her workshops she educates parents about the way the brain develops during childhood and tells them how they can use this knowledge in their day to day interaction with their children so that their children become emotionally secure and socially well adjusted - Rapid Learners. 

She also takes workshops on food and nutrition for kids of all ages, health and hygeine and also Child Sexual Abuse.

Dr Debmitta is on expert panel of Shishu World, counselor at Mom&Me, parenting expert at MyCityForKids.Com,  , Apollo Cradle, and parenting expert on a parenting blog in BumpsnBaby

On 24 th January 2015, she will be sharing quick tips and tricks on 'How To Deal With Fussy Eaters', followed by Q & A. If any mom has any specific question for our guest speaker, please mail us in advance, to make the 'Parent Talk' more effective.

If you haven't registered for our Mom and Kid Event : Momzmeet & Kids PlayDate, register here. Last date to register is 22nd January.

Retated Links:

Detailed Agenda of Momzmeet and kids PlayDate
Join us for MomzMeet and Kids' PlayDate  

Event Details
Date: 24th January 2015
 
Venue: 'Magic Threads'

No.36, 1st Floor, 6th Block Koramangala, 
Ooty Chocolates Junction
Bangalore -5600095

Time: 4PM - 7PM
 








Sunday, 18 January 2015

Year in Review 2014>> Momz'Meet>> View Photos


  Join us for Momz'meet and Kids PalyDate


 

Smart Mumz Meet>>26 Jan,2014












QuickCoffee Meet with good old mommy friend and few new moms





Momzmeet at Koramangala


Momzmeet @ South Bangalore II









And yes, 2015 has to be full of fun-filled activities for both mums and kids. Lets make mothering more fun and relax, rather than a venting reason.  
Momzspace is a motherhood community for mothers residing not only in India but also outside India (UK, Australia). 
We have around 350+ members under one umbrella called 'Momzspace'. 
We not only give virtual support but also real-life support by connecting right people to all moms in need of support. 

As mommy members in momz'space wishlist keeps increasing we do need volunteers to help us out in ground event and other online campaigns.
Momz who are creative, fun-loving and has a desire to make a change in mundane life of a mom, are welcomed. 
If you think you have that spirit please send us a mail with subject line: MomzMeet Volunteer at modernmommy2012@gmail.com or call us at 9620808160.

-XOXO

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Saturday, 17 January 2015

Detailed Agenda>>MomzMeet & PlayDate

Heylos to all lovely ladies, it was overwhelming to see your response on Momz'Space upcoming event scheduled on 24th January 2015. Following is the detailed agenda for the same.


Date: 24th January 2015
 
Venue: 'Magic Threads'

No.36, 1st Floor, 6th Block Koramangala, 
Ooty Chocolates Junction
Bangalore -5600095

Time: 4PM - 7PM

 
Agenda

4:00pm - 4:30pm : Introduction of all moms (30 seconds for each mom)
4:30pm -4:45pm : Introduction of Momz'Space and Cake-Cutting :-)

5:00pm -5:30pm: 'Parent Talk' by guest speaker Dr Demitta Dutta ( MBBS, MD ) Parenting and Wellness Consultant. She runs a clinic called “The Parenting Place” in Ulsoor.

5:30pm - 6:00pm: Interactive Games for moms

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Food, refreshments and distributing goody bags.

Meanwhile our kids would be enjoying all 3 hrs of play and snacks at their den with lot many activities to be explored. Goody bags to each child will be given at the end of the day. 

For registration please call Natasha: +91 98450 68923 | Nidhi: +91 9620808160. Registration closes on 22nd Jaunary 2015 

Looking forward to have an eventful evening with lovely moms and awesome kids. 

-xoxo
Nidhi@Momz'Space


Know more about Momz'Meet here.
 
 

Friday, 16 January 2015

Join us for Momzmeet & Kids Play date

Heylos to all lovely moms, join us in celebrating the spirit of moms on 24th January 2015, marking one year anniversary of 'Momz'Meet' hosted by Momz'Space. Registration is open till 22nd January 2015, Hurry and register now!
 

'Momzspace' - As the name itself is self-explanatory, it's an exclusive space for mothers coming from all walk of life.  
 
‘Momz’Space’
~A Motherhood Community~
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Be it a Smart Moms At Home, Super Working Moms or Dynamic Entrepreneurial Moms, 'MomzSpace' support mothers from each community with informative blogs, momzmeet, workshops, movie time, playdates and mompreneurs meet. It's a community of mothers, by the mothers and for the mothers with the vision to educate young mothers, empower and support them. To know all about 'Momz'Space' click here>>


About Magic Threads

'Magic Threads' - a flagship store is uniquely positioned as a retail outlet for kids' party wear that also features entertaining activities for parents and kids alike. Magic Threads offer its little customers a soft play gym to keep them occupied while their parents are free to browse through our merchandise. This main attraction is a multi-leveled maze of padded poles, tunnels, slide and a ball pool that is aimed at keeping kids entertained.


The store also offers a wide selection of activities for children and parents through the week that includes a Mother Toddler program, Dancercise for moms, Toddler Dance Program and a range of other activities that cater to the needs of those residing in and around Koramangala. 

Magic Threads also organise 'Birthday party' including catering and decoraation, workshops for parents and kids.
 

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Worth a Read>>Daddy - the Birth of a Father


Daddy - The Birth of a Father

By Tuhin A. Sinha

While strolling over a bookshop in a mall, I spotted a book with the title 'Daddy'.  I stopped by and read through few pages, found it interesting  and picked up a copy. Needless to say, I was in love with the cover photo of the book, where a new born child is holding fathers finger. Have never come across such picture as parenting and Children domain  is predominated by 'mothers' or 'motherhood'.
While putting this book in my baby bag to carry home, I was wondering that there are very few mediums of media which does feature the importance 'Father' or 'Fatherhood' in child's life. Pondering into mediums which gave a much significance to the 'Fatherhood' I thought of the movie by Mahesh bhatt, 'Daddy' where Anupam Kher reflects that how fatherhood is important in child's life and how he as father felt incomplete with a child just like any mother, Aamir Khan's 'Akele Hum Akele Tum' - where in Aamir Khan plays a father who takes care of his child wholeheartedly, yet questioned in courtroom scene of being a 'Good dad' or 'Good parent. Fatherhood is as sensitive as motherhood when it comes to raise a child.
 Modern dads have no inhibitions changing diapers, dressing up kids for school, cooking for kids favourite meal and be there whenever child needs. Moreover dads also support new moms in laundry, breastfeeding, and spending sleepless nights. Gone those days where these stuffs where taken care only by nanny or grandma, new dads proves to be a strong support system.

Giving more importance and with paradigm shift in Indian Parenting, Tuhin A Sinha writes an exclusive book for father, 'DADDY'. When you look around you will see few dad's wearing their baby and also doing shopping at the same time. Daddy, a first of its kind Indian book, provides a rare parenting insight from a father?s perspective, and looks at issues, concerns and joys that every new father goes through. Combining personal narrative, with stories from new fathers and leading medical practitioners, the book brings together ideas on involved fatherhood and explores the changing relationship dynamic between a couple after the baby arrives. In more ways than one, it celebrates the spirit of new age fatherhood.

Of course I did sneak into some pages, the book consist varied writings for fatherhood. From Paternal pangs to tips and to-do-list for d-days. The book also covers other parenting topics like how to select a school, how to manage a 'separation anxiety', money matters and getting back to work. The book seems to be a comprehensive approach towards modern days fatherhood and celebrating the spirit of fatherhood.


After going through these wonderful pages of book, reached home and gifted to my husband. He simply loved, it and said, 'Finally something for us super dads'. He further said , 'How I wish I would have read this before Erishka came into our lives.' Having a hands-on father adn supportive hubby makes parenting easy for a child and mom-dad.


It's a must read for all expecting dads and new dads. I would also recommend this book as a perfect gift for a dad during 'Baby shower', where whole attention is on moms, lets make the to-be-dad to feel much special. For more blogs on father and fatherhood click here>>





Saturday, 10 January 2015

View Photos>> Winter Funk with Fundoodaa!


On 24th December 2014, Kids'Kitchen (Kids Cooking Class) hosted 'Winter Funk Workshop' in association with Fundodaa (An android application for kids craft and more) at KYDZADDA - Masti Unlimited!!.



'Christmasy Fundoodaa!
 
The workshop was filled with 'Christmasy magic' as we began the workshop with small presentation for parents and kids by Keval on Fundoodaa application.
 
 It is one the 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 presentation gave a breif introduction about this application , and also gave parents a handy tool to keep kids occupied and productive at the same time. 

Pretty, Pretty Christmas Tree!



After the presentation, workshop moved towards decorating Christmas Tree. Each child decorated their own Christmas tree, with ornaments and other decorative materials given to them. It was a thrilling experience to see how lil kids are so particular about detailing in putting their each ornament on the tree. 



All kids were excited to decorate the Christmas tree, and after doing that they were equally protective about the same. We also observed few older kids were helping younger kids to make their tree stand tall and attractive. 


Reindeer visited ...
Guess What? Parade of Reindeer visited us during the workshop. Yes, we got all reindeer from the North Pole to join our workshop. 


Thanks to 'Fundoodaa', who inspired us to make our Christmas Craft, 'Reindeer'. 





















The Fundoodaa Tv gave us two ways of making the 'Reindeer craft', one easy-peasy one for the younger kids and second lil tricky one for the older kids. Proactive moms like Deepti, Jyotsna and Sharda helped all kids to decorate their Christmas Tree. Thanks moms , you rock!
 



 All kids did their craft with little or no assistance from the volunteers. Each reindeer came out really neat and unique. 

Some had pink nose, some had orange ones and some wore golden jacket , so some wore green one... 


Jujubees in-making ...

Later we moved to Christmas sweet treats inspired by Fundoodaa cooking videos. All kids were excited to make colourful Jujubees. 

 
 


They all loved the touch, feel and smell experience. All kids promised me that they will further let it rest in the fridge at home. And make their own jujubees. 


Of-course, our jelly did not set in time stipulated time, and kids has to rush to home. So we packed pre-made Jujubees with sugar for kids to take home.




Kids had a lot to put in their Goody bag, still adding more to it (Christmas tree, sweet treats, and reindeer), Fundoodaa presented one more gift set of Art kit. The art kits by Fundoodaa included set of crayons, colour pencils, water colours, a paint brush, sharpener and an eraser. Kids were so excited to recieve this artifull gift by Fundoodaa.



The concept of this 'Winter Funk' workshop was 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.


If your kid have missed out on this workshop you can download Fundoodaa Tv and let your child explore their creativity in dance, yoga, cooking, craft and more. This application introduces new content every month which includes festival special videos like crafts & cooking recipes.  


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. 

Read all about Fundoodadaa TV Application
Read all about 'Winter Funk' workshop


For more updates on kids cooking classes and Kids craft click here>>

-XOXO
Nidhi@Kids'Kitchen