Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Workshop>>Yoga: For All by 'The Curvy Yogi'


Luvena Rangel - Founder of the The Curvy Yogi​ will be steering this informative and interactive session on Yoga and well being. This workshop is for women of all sizes and shapes. The basic idea of this workshop is that Yoga is meant for all, irrespective to your shape and size. Yoga for well-being and healthy lifestyle and not just FAD.
Agenda: The session will be kick-started with Myth Busters for Yoga and common mistakes a layman does when beginning the Yoga Practice.

This workshop includes Q&A session too, where participants can ask their doubts. The session would end with few beginners easy yoga postures for all and later followed by healthy treat.

Date:21st August
Time: 9:30am to 12pm

For registration call Nidhi Pathak​ and Prateeti Shukla​ on 9620808160 / 9886782062

Or drop us a mail at momzspace.in@gmail.com

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The Curvy Yogi is a custom themed program offering wellness for all body types through yoga, meditation, ayurveda and other mind-body techniques. 

In an age where society if finally accepting body image the way we are, it is high time to have the tools and resources within the fitness industry catering toward this group of individuals seeking to reach those ideals.

 

After a personal journey spanning many years struggling to manage weight, shaking self-confidence, hypothyroidism and musculo-skeletal concerns, Luvena Rangel, founder of The Curvy Yogi, took up a holistic approach to her wellness. As a certified Holistic Health Practitioner and a Certified Instructor in Meditation & Ayurveda from Deepak Chopra's Center for Wellbeing, she took charge of her own health and make remarkable recovery from her health limitations. 

After a dedicated yoga practice for 4 months, as well as self-managed protocols based on her education & knowledge, helped her to drop 16kgs in that period as well as bring her thyroid levels to a normal range 
(Note: Luvena had been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and was taking synthetic hormone replacement at very high doses for the 13 years before switching to homeopathy for a year). 

Wellness and practice yoga comfortably with no inhibitions, shyness, shame of fear. Here you will learn techniques to strengthen your mind, body, emotions and spirit. You will not only learn techniques that will build and enhance your yoga practice, but also soak in values and teachings that you will take away from the mat and into your daily lives. 
The Curvy Yogi also offers therapeutic yoga and wellness programs and classes for those with physically limiting health issues or special requirements, specially catering to our wiser and senior citizens to help maintain & enhance their flexibility and mind-body peacefulness.  Read more about 'The Curvy Yogi' on the official website>> 

Yoga: For All >> A Workshop by 'The Curvy Yogi'

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Ignore Criticism and Continue being 'YOU'

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 Being woman who takes control of personal as well as professional life is not a easy task. Apparently at both the front women, herself become their own enemy not only fellow ladies around her but also herself. Lot of things have been written and said about being 'YOU', despite of all challenges. My todays post is inspired by one if my close mommy friend who made me realize that I should stop feeling guilty. She also reminded me of my earlier blog post on same lines exclusively for working moms, "Why should Indian working moms should feel guilty?"
During my official trip to Sweden for work

Ever since my work at job-front has increased after holidays, I had developed a habit to feel more and more guilty for every small thing happening wrong around me. First thing she asked me,  "stop thinking so much about bad happenings and stop blaming yourself for everything. She further said, "And if at all you think things are happening as you tend to forget, then it's fine, it's OK to forget sometimes, every time, whats a big deal. You anyways have so many things to think about, which far more important than petty gossips and criticism made for your shortcomings or little misses."

While conversing with my mom on phone (where I was mourning over my leg pain) she further explains, "There are two categories of people Nidhi, in this world.  One those who are pursuing their dreams and making changes they desire in their life and the others who resent, dislike the achievers.  And yes, I warn you for the second category who dislike achievers."


The conversation with her was short, crisp , yet meaningful. The tapestry of thoughts started weaving in my  head, not that I was taking rest due to my left feet , but also her talks inspired me to think more about the second category of people in our life. This category people are more surprised and shocked to see us comfortable in any given situation even if undesired, and also people around us or connect to us are also equally equally comfortable like we are.

Like when I was 'Smart Mom at Home', I use to face more resistance for my style of cooking, house-keeping and how slow I eat, or how quickly I finish other chores, for every little or small things I faced resistance. Not only limited to household chores but the womaan who wants to bring change within herself, others and around her is also challenged by many stereoypes.

Like if a women starts dressing up in a style, she is sure to encounter more resistence than appreciation.
Of course she would be given compliment on her face, but down the line her dressing style will be one of the topic for her mommy friends to gossip about or so. One may end up having jealous friend if one wish to call so, and later the jealous friend herself tries to dress as stylish like you. Don't get bogged down, feel good that you inspire so many others to not only look up to you but also encourage them to dress neatly even though it was in spurt of jealousy.

To the jealous mommy friend, one message from me is to just dress with class, nothing can compare your confidence and class irrespective to the length and label of your outfit. Just be confident in whatever you wear and that will reflect class not the psuodeo lables. For women who encounter just jealous friends often, be prepared for such instances and also be pleasing to them with beaming smile when they taunt or give compliments. Your cold shoulder to their petty yet funny comments is sure to win over their jealousy one day. If nothing look at celeb moms, they are one of the favourite target for not paparazzi but also other mommys who love to comment in each and every move celeb moms make.



When you are on your toes for business or at work front, it's not always that your house will look as pretty as any hotel suit. Yes, but your once in a week time, when you are settling with kids play time, weekly errands, groceries, cleaning and maids/servant issues, at SPA me time and we time with hubby, your messy home and everything else does affect the gossip mongers.

And if at all you succeed to keep your household intact, with all checked to-do-list, they (second category) will be the first one to hug you and say, "Oh dear, what the point of working so much, is money everything. Dont you think you should relax and enjoy play time with kids and steal some romantic moments with your hubby on any weekend. You dont have to do this to yourself." So instead of complementing they will have sharp swords of words to make you guilty for even what you and your immediate family enjoy the most. Argg! mean isn't?! What can you do in this situations? Sit back, rest your legs and sip a cup of hot tea, and reply to them politely, " Awwe you so caring , but I enjoy my life this way so does my hubby and kids. Of course we do have special moments to share on weekend with kids. And we do plan our date even after so many years of marriage. :-)" Tada! you would be feeling annoyed, hurt and all, but dont' show a sign, just maintain your composure and love for the person attacking you. Be lovely in your response. The gossips will not carry much weight if you maintain your calmness and stay composed in your response.
 And when I wasn't working mom, I often  heard things like, "Oh you have been so lucky, that you don't do anything entire day. I am jealouse that you are so lucky that your hubby is helping you with household chores, So lucky you are." I often replied by saying, "Yes I am lucky, so does he is. We promised to suppose each other equally at work and home equally. We are loving the life the way it is, in fact am blessed to enjoy every bit of pampering by my hubby and each moment of love spent with my lo. Am not at home for work am at home for my child and her development." And end it with beaming smile.


My only idea to write this blog is that no comments, taunts or criticism should make you hurt and sad so much that you stop doing what you desire for. And when you live your life in your own terms, be ready for criticism and continue being 'You'.  And above all, be aware of the second category of the people as they will try to intimidate you, will never compliment nor acknowledge your efforts of being good mom or wife but will pull you back to the days that they think is comfortable.

Even I faced similar challenges being working /non-working wife / working/nonworking mom, even I wanted to give up someday and have had done too. But the thing you must learn to do with criticism is NOT let it change your plans or defeat your ambition. Keep going, Keep going strong!

Many of you are afraid of making first meal after marriage because you fear the comments from new family that you have messed up with food. But it's not so, it's your style of cooking! Like wise sometimes you under-dress so that you can avoid comments of being overdressed.  Isn't?

If you are doing something that you don't want to and while your desires take backseat, see if you are in wrong company. When I say wrong company means people around are with you just to pull you down for whatever you do, with no signs of appreciation or acknowledgement. When you notice yourself doing things as per others views  like what they will think and all, means they will judge you and you are scared of it, don't ever let people's comments decide on what you should be doing. By doing this you are not only being hard on yourself by being guilty but you are letting your insecurities to rule you and your desires. Be who you desire to be, not what others what you to be. Don't ever mellow down in your lifestyle to keep peace.



When you do what you desire for and when you are what you want to be, of course people around you and others will benefit of it directly or indirectly. You will be more happy, lovely, jovial and of course those gossip mongers will turn out to be your well wisher and they will come around back to you. Just keep being you, so may resent , and if they still do so , they were never your well-wishers or friends ever.

Trust me, the changes are worth it! Keep in mind that what you do is what you desire for  and don't ever let with comments, gossips influence your decision. Stick to your plan, stand strong, don't let the criticism decide who you are. Embrace it politely, keep doing what you want to do and continue being 'YOU'.  You are special, you are smart, you are beautiful, you are smart mom of Millennial. Be proud of yourself!

-xoxo
Nidhi@Momzspace
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"Why should Indian working moms should feel guilty?"
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Sunday, 19 July 2015

Product Review>> Dental care with Chhota Bheem


This summer while taking my daughter to funfair we came across to an attractive stall put up by Dentoshine (Novateor Research Laboratories and Novateor Sales & Marketing were established in 2011 and 2013 respectively, with a vision of creating awareness of better oral hygiene in India). They had range of dental products specially for kids and adding to it with the Chhota Bheem dental range for exclusively for kids. So below is my product review on Dentoshine Chhota Bheem Tongue Cleaner for kids.


Out of all products displayed with Chhota Bheem theme, I picked up a tongue cleaner also called a tongue scraper. A tongue cleaner is an oral hygiene device designed to clean the bacterial build-up, food debris, fungi, and dead cells from the surface of the tongue. As my lo had Chhota Bheem Paste and toothbrush, and yes I was looking for kids friendly Tongue cleaner with Plastic/silicon/rubber material not steel one.

I picked up 2 from the stall one pink and other blue, one my y lo and another for my nephew. It's lollipop look, feel and colour made it more easy for me to convince my lo to clean her tongue by herself. The short length lollipop stick makes it more easy for kids to hold and scrub their tongue neatly.


 
Key Features
  • Quick and Easy to use
  • Gentle and effective cleaning with soft rubber lips
  • Removes bad breadth causing bacteria which brushing alone fails
  • Specially designed for Kids
  • Easy to carry on-the-go 

Specifications

  • Material - Rubber 
  • Shape - Lollipop Shape, with arc edge which makes cleaning more easy
  • Color - Pink/Orange/Blue/Green with combination of White
  • Length - 10.5 cm
 

Momstars: **** 4/5 stars (saving one star with  me , to tell Dento shine to launch longer lollipop for older kids too, short length lollipop is little inconvineit for them). [PS. Do not Chew, Adult supervision is required for children under 6 Years of age]


  About Dentoshine:  Dentoshine is created with a vision of creating awareness of better oral hygiene.  Dentoshine has exclusively teamed up with Kids’ favourite cartoon character CHHOTA BHEEM to encourage kids to brush their teeth at least twice a day, to improve oral health and to get a healthy smile lifelong. To Check out more DentoShine Chhota Bheem Kids Products click here>> 
 
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Thursday, 16 July 2015

Celebrate Rakhi with Special Dicount Offer!!

Exclusive gift options for your brother living abroad


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What: IndianGiftsPortal.com introduces exclusive Rakhi and gifts collection on Rakhi Global Shop. Send your love to your brother living in another country through IndianGiftsPortal.com and get 20% discount. 

Make Rakhi special this year with latest collection of exclusive Rakhi and gift collections www.indiangiftsportal.com and get a discount of 25%.

When: 16th July to 5th August, 2015

How: Visit the website www.indiangiftsportal.com, use code RA20 | RA25 for seding rakhi to abroad or within India respectively on Rakhi Global Shop to get the Rakhi gifts at discounted rates.


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Monday, 13 July 2015

Video>>The story of Mensturation by Walt Disney

The Story of Menstruation is a 1946 10-minute American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions. Here is an informative video, 'The story of Mensturation' by Walt Disney.




Where in still in todays date, we see some of the Indian parents (specially rural, and remote areas with limited awarness of the health adn hygiene) where the sex education or a girl having monthly menstural cycle is impure and kept away, way back in 1940s Walt Disney released this informative film for little girls to understand their biological change. 

The film is not at all making the girl child viewer to feel ashame of , but make it more It was part of a 1945 to 1951 series of films that Disney produced for American schools. Gynecologist Mason Hohn was hired as a consultant to ensure that the film was scientifically accurate. Hohn was hired to increase the likelihood that school doctors and nurses would allow the film to be shown. Hohn's involvement led to a stronger emphasis on biology than other marketing by ICCC. The Story of Menstruation increased its reputation when it received the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.




The film uses animated diagrams to detail the menstrual cycle. The film's narrator, who is not identified in the credits, informs the viewer that "there is nothing strange or mysterious about menstruation," and it shows women engaged in such activities as bathing, riding a horse and dancing during their menstrual cycles. 

The film's narration also provides advice to avoid constipation and depression, and to always keep up a fine outward appearance. The Story of Menstruation is believed to be the first film to use the word vagina in its screenplay.

 Neither sexuality nor reproduction is mentioned in the film, and an emphasis on sanitation makes it, as Disney historian Jim Korkis has suggested, "a hygienic crisis rather than a maturational event." The menstrual flow was depicted as snow white instead of blood red. 


I hope this film helps parents of young girls to make them understand the biological and physical changes in them and make the whole transition to a woman more comfortable than awkward.

[PS. Video: www.Youtube.com |Image source: www.freedigitalphotos.net and a
Compilation story from abstract of Youtube Channel>Walt Disney]

-xoxo
Nidhi Pathak
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Guest Blog>> How To Protect Kids During Season Change

Infants and toddlers are in a phase, where their immune system is still developing. Their body is not  strong enough to handle the onslaught of the changing weather. Their body is still not equipped to handle quick temperature fluctuations, sudden bursts of wind or irregular humidity in the atmosphere.

It is very important to safeguard your child from these un-predictable season changes to prevent them from falling ill. If they fall sick, their immunity system weakens further and then again they get vulnerable to attack by germs once again.

Here are a few simple tips to protect your little one from harsh season changes:

Know when to take precautions: As a mother, you need to anticipate the right time to take the requisite measures for your child. Though season changes can be abrupt, the signs are visible for quite some time, like light drizzles in the evening  or cloudy days at a stretch or perhaps, a chilly wind since afternoon even in the blazing sun. Close windows or put curtains, when the outside the too windy, especially when your baby is sleeping. Though summers are quite hot and the fan is inevitable, reduce the speed in case you feel a drop in the temperature. You might consider reducing the AC, while travelling in the car.

Dress properly to prevent chilling winds: Summers are for cool, light, sleeveless clothes, but as the changes in the weather starts to settle, you might want to dress your baby a little more than usual. As in comfortable trousers or light jackets, when they are out in the playground or a cap when they are out, especially in the evening. The sudden drop of temperature during dusk can be a real concern, so cover your child properly when going out or to places, which are not covered. For infants, consider covering their ears with earmuffs to avoid the chilly winds.

Avoid outdoor activities: Summers are a fun time for outdoor activities like swimming, games, picnics and others. As the days are longer and the sun is out for a long time, kids enjoy staying out. But, gradually, the rainy season sets in with light showers in the evening and it gets dark earlier. So, avoid outdoor activities for sometime, so that the weather settles in. Swimming in cold water, or playing in the out late might expose them to changing weather. In case, you plan to take them in the open or to parties in terrace or uncovered areas, do carry proper accessories like jackets and caps to cover their heads and ears.

Avoid certain foods: Certain foods also tend to induce cold and might be harmful for kids during the season change. Switch to normal temperature water or beverages and avoid ice-creams, in case your kid enjoyed those during the hot summers. Certain fruits might be responsible for causing cold during this time. However, there can be many foods, which might help to fight flu and other conditions. It is always advisable to check with the doctor to follow a certain diet for your child during the season change. Also, avoid unhygienic food outside and water from outside as they contain a lot of germs, which can spread fast. Make sure you carry personal things like water bottles, spoons, etc. for your child while going out and avoid using things, which has been used by others. Insist your kid cleans their hands before they put food in their mouth with it. Take utmost precautions in terms of what and where you eat with your child, especially in public places. 



A mother knows best when and how to take necessary precautions before their baby is hit by the uncertainties of the he changing weather. So, do not ignore the initial symptoms like common cold or flu, if any, and give them proper treatment or medication in the beginning.
Though summers are still continuing, a change in the weather has been already visible in various parts of the country like Bangalore, Kolkata and others. So, it is important to ensure that your child is well-protected, both indoors and outdoors, to be able to sustain the instant blow of change or drop in temperature.



Keep these tips handy for your child, yourself and your family!



--Debolina

Also read;

Tips and Tricks to raise a healthy child 
Take care! It's raining ...

Better Women, Better World
A happy mom raises a happy child! 
 

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Debolina with her lovely daughter!
About Debolina: She is a firm believer of 'live & let live', she like to enjoy the tidbits of life as it comes by. As a person who enjoys reading and interacting with people, and also exciting to write about emotions, lifestyle, current affairs and pretty much everything that affects a common man's life. On career front, she is an ex-HR and Corp. Comm. person and currently mother to a lovely 8 month old daughter and a freelancer creative writer. She strive to ignite the power of thought with a whole new perspective and shares her favourite quote (Walt Disney): "If you can dream it, you can do it."
Read her blog here.



Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Look what I found>> Husband fails!

Image Source: www.freedigitalphotos.net 

Yeah! finally while browsing during my commuting and insomniac nights I found this awesome video by Story Of This Life! The website has some collection of not so unique, but yet interesting home videos of which we moms can absolutely relate to. This is cross post from www.storyofthislife.com 

Here is the video; WORTH A WATCH




Image Source: www.freedigitalphotos.net

I am very much sure you all ladies would have had good laugh and enjoyed every frame of this video. PS. After watching this video one must tag their better half to enlighten them and create awareness in society at large ;-) We aren't so sacarstic always, we also give credit to all hands on dad, respect! Read more about dad stories at  'Dad's Corner'.
-xoxo
Nidhi
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Monday, 6 July 2015

Cilre Club>> A New destination for kids

So here we have a new destination for our kids residing in and around Koramangla, 'Cilre Children's Club'. In today's lifestyle where kids are engaged to television or smart phones, exposure to children to various activities outside school is very essential for holistic personality development!

Cilre Children's Club with that vision provides an environment for children to explore and nurture their areas of interests in an engaging environment.


Cilre Children's Club aims to provide enrichment to children in various areas in one space. The members of this Club can be part of the Literature Club, Science & Technology Club, Civic & Social Club, Arts & Crafts Club and The Theater Club. Cilre provides a non judgmental experimenting platform for a wide range of fields which helps children to discover and nurture their interests.

Details>>
Venue: EasyLib, Koramangala
Contact:  9986015483