Saturday, 24 October 2015

Flashback2012>> Erishka's First Navratri


Here is my little one's first Navratri celebration ever when she was just about 3months or little more. I dressed her in a black and red colour sequined backless Choli layered on black t-shirt and a matching Ghaghra (pleated skirt) with full-legth cotton pants underneath. This beautiful Ethnic navratri outfit was selected by her Rinky Maasi
Yay! This pic is Erishka's and mine first participation together for the competion of Best Dressed Baby. And guess what she won a cute bright yellow colour Helicopter of finger size with blue rolling tracks. I really the oraganiser ofthe event who promply helped me hold erishka when I was speaking in mike. I simply love the Shree Indiranagar Gujarati Association, for hosting a family and kids friendlt event in year 2012 and they continue to do same till date.
In the above pic meet her fellow contestant, all were damn cute and full of spark. The best part of the event was they served Fafda and Jalebi , not so hot but being in Bangalore me as mommy and blogger cant expect more.. Simply enjoyed it! 
In the above pic Erishka my Pink doll is all cladded in pink and green glittery Chaniya Choli sent for her from all the way from Jamnagar by her Fia Riddhi. She looks stunning in this vibrant colours isn't?
Yes, to do kiddish matching-matching I wore Magenta pink. The entire event wa sfull of lights, colur and music. She loved starring at all participants who wear dancing. Me adn my hubby took a turns to play and babysit my lo. 
Our first ever family selfie, and this one is way too special as it's first ever festival for three of us.
Thanks Akshaye (My hubby) for making this possible, we both missed you for this year Diwali celebration.


Watch this space for recent festive pics from Dandiya nights and also lot many outs have been sent by her Rinky maasi from Gujarat Ahemedabad. And yes now she is big Girl , big enough to take her own selfie, pose smartly and take mine and my hubby's pic too


-XOXO

Nidhi @Moms' Space 
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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

#AMustGOWeekendEvent For Navratri2015 & Dusshera2015 & DurgaPuja2015>>


Heylos to all lovely ladies, am sure the Dusshera holidays must be keeping you busy with kids turning and the house upside-down. Recently I suggested you on how to be selfi-ready with your little one in ethnic Navratri2015 attire and which are best places to visit in Mumbai to experience the fervour of nine nights.

This season of festivity brings lot of colour, fun and bonding with family and friends. Celebrating a Navratri or Diwali in Bangalore is not so alien in Bangalore anymore. We recently hosted Dandiya Night at Art Blen cafe and also looking forward for this festive weekend.

Being a Bangalore mother who is addicted to blogging and media enthussaist, I always make sure that the events I host or sugest my mommy readers to visit are kids friendly and has activities for all kids and adults.

So What are you mommies planning for this festive long weekend? we have amazing events in Bangalore. Here is my handpicked Top  #AMustGoEvent for moms and kids out there. #BangaloreEventsForKids ;-) approved by #MotherBlogger #Bangaloremoms.


1) Navratri Celebration 2015
Navratri 2015 Shree Raghuvanshi Yuva Sangh, Bangalore and Pankaj Kothari brings you Navratri Utsav 2015. 


Three nights of tradition, devotion and colourful renditions. Dandiya and Garba like never before by Kaushik Kothari and Golden Greats and your favourite drummers Chirag and Paresh Thakker.


Date: 20 Oct - 22 Oct 2015
Time: 6 PM Onwards
Venue: Palace Grounds, Bangalore

2) Dandiya Night By Hosa Road Cultural Association (HRCA)

Submerge in dance and togetherness !!! A DJ line-up to make the evening an awesome experience. Seal the memories of Durga Puja 2015 forever.


Date: Oct 2015
Time: 6 PM Onwards
Venue: Hosa Road Junction, Bangalore

3) Dandiya Night 2015 (KYDZADDA)
Dandiya Night for one and all at KYDZADDA! This time we are extending the dance to adults along with the kids. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the fun and dance this Saturday on 24th Oct from 6pm onwards at KYDZADDA.
 
 
Not very good with the steps? Not a problem. Come along and learn dandiya from the experts from Mudhra Cultural Academy. Check out some awesome performances and enjoy and sway to the tunes of Gujarat!
Best dressed, Best dance and lots to look forward to! 
There will be stalls, food and lots of music.
Date: 24th Oct

Time: 6 PM Onwards
Venue: KydzAdda, Bangalore
Tickets can be purchased at KYDZADDA or can also be booked online using the link below. For more details, call on 9686888222.
https://www.eventshigh.com/detail/Bangalore/f933b5fbde806402b91eacbaad790dd1


4) Rotaract Bangalore Yelahanka
Rotaract Bangalore Yelahanka RID 3190 Presents Dandiya Night. Dance with us to support Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan Candle Light March & Families of our War Heroes. 

Date: 31st 2015
Time: 6 PM Onwards
Venue: Jnanajyothi Educational Institutions, Bangalore


5) Dandiya Nites 2015(SHREE INDIRANAGAR GUJARATI ASSOCIATION)

DANDIYA NITES 2015
Date: 13th Oct, 2015 to 21st Oct, 2015
Time: 8.30 pm onward
Dance Forms: Garba, Dandiya, Heech, Tran Tali, Sanedo
Place: MLR Convention Center, Mahadevpura, ITPL Road
Features:
  • Large Centralized AC Banquet Hall
  • Safe and Secure
  • Traditional Music with Live Orchestra
  • Special Light Effects
  • Dress Code - Preferably Ethnic
  • Food Stall
  • Please refraining from participating if you have consumed alcohol or other intoxicating drinks
  • Right of admission reserved
For Invites Whatsapp on 9342410036, 
Phone: 9342106690, 9844006608, 937908483
Note: Donor passes are available at venue only.

6) Hebbal Durgotsav 2015
Hebbal Durgotsav (also known as Durga Puja) 2015 it's the festival of art, culture and traditions.
 
We have this regular event feature running each month, where we would be featuring AMustGoWeekend Events for Momandkids to keep you all busy moms updated about the most happening kids and mom friendly events. Also if you come across any event which you think should be covered in this section please mail as at momzspace.in@gmail.com with Subject: Weekend Event   



-XOXO
Nidhi @Moms' Space 
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Saturday, 17 October 2015

Navratri2015: Get Ready for Ethnic Selfie & Dandiya Hopping

Me and my Doll during Marriage function of our relative
Navratri revisited here is the Cute Ethnic Click of me and my Lo... Will share our recent mommy and me selfie soon >>Follow Momz'space>> 

Image Courtesy: Curves R Chic 
 Be a Selfie pro this Navratri 2015, with an amazing guide by a fashion blogger Anvesha Ahuja founder of CurvesRChic. Click hear for her stylish navratri special tips>>

These artisians are sure to spoil you this navratri>> Curves R Chic
To enjoy the most vibrant fervour of the festive and dance on the most foot-tapping temp please do visit the hotspots for Navrati2015 suggested by CurvesRChic>>



Wish you all to have the most vibrant navratri ever in this year 2015. Please do not forget to share your Navratri Special Selfie in the colourful ethnic outfits. Also Do let us know where did you enjoy your dandiya party. We recently hosted Dandiya Party at Art Blend Cafe in Association with MomzSpace. Stay tuned for latests pics from the event. Also watch this space for more upcoming dandiya event happening in the town.


-xoxo
Nidhi@MomzSpace

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Monday, 5 October 2015

Worth A Read>> 'Count the Day Lost'



Heylos to all lovely moms, here is my pick for today's Worth A Read! It's not a cross post, or a guest blog by any mommy blogger but a Poem by my personal favourite Mary Ann Evans. She marks the dynamic presence where the world of poetry was dominated by males.  She contributed her works under pen name George Eliot, thinking that the society will take her work more seriously if penned with male name. Nevertheless be it her poem or quotes; all have been very inspiring to me. 

I am sharing one of my favourite works of her which is 'Count the Day Lost'.
 

Count the Day Lost
George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) 
If you sit down at set of sun
And count the acts that you have done,
And, counting, find
One self-denying deed, one word
That eased the heart of him who heard,
One glance most kind
That fell like sunshine where it went --
Then you may count that day well spent.

But if, through all the livelong day,
You've cheered no heart, by yea or nay --
If, through it all
You've nothing done that you can trace
That brought the sunshine to one face--
No act most small
That helped some soul and nothing cost --
Then count that day as worse than lost. 

Mary Anne (alternatively Mary Ann or Marian) Evans, better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, including Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871–72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England and well known for their realism and psychological insight.
She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure her works would be taken seriously. Female authors were published under their own names during Eliot's life, but she wanted to escape the stereotype of women only writing lighthearted romances. An additional factor in her use of a pen name may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes, with whom she lived for over 20 years.

Her 1872 work, Middlemarch, has been described as the greatest novel in the English language by Martin Amis and Julian Barnes. Read more ...

10 Famous Quotes by George Eliot>>

  1. It is never too late to be what you might have been.
  2. Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
  3. The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
  4. Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
  5. Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
  6. Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
  7. The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.
  8. It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.
  9. There are many victories worse than a defeat.
  10. One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.

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-XOXO
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Thursday, 1 October 2015

Worth A Watch>> Listen. Full Stop to Child Sexual Abuse!


With the reference to my ongoing articles on creating awareness on the most sensitive topic of Indian parenting, i.e.'Child Sexual Abuse' (CSA). Some how I keep looking for information or snippets which could make the communication on CSA in much easier way for Indian parents like me. So the Video I am sharing below found very helpful for young parents to understand the signs of CSA. I request you all to share as much as you can.

On 23rd September 2015, a short film on child sexual abuse (CSA), driving home the message that children are not safe even in so-called safe havens like our homes, schools and gyms. Observe and listen to your children: they may be trying to tell you something either by words, drawings or their behavioural changes. Seek to understand your child. Watch Video Here>>


So all you smart mommies if at all you come across across any information regarding Child Sexual Abuse which could help in creating more awareness for the same among young parents, then please share or email me at momzspace.in @gmail.com. These small efforts could be a great help for other parents who are ignorant.

-XOXO
Nidhi @Momz'Space

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Gandhi Jayanti Special>> A Must Go Weekend Events


Heylos to lovely moms, if at all this long weekend you are not planning to go for a trip, then we have amazing weekend events for moms and kids coming. You may plan to watch Gandhi movie / documentary being broadcasted on TV channels or you can plan a nice play date with mum and kids. As most of the kids would have done with their exams, hence I believe now the moms will have permission relax, isn't? So below are few hand-picked events to look forward to this weekend. 


Let the wheel spin? celebrate Gandhigiri at Podar Jumbo Kids
Many of you would be thrilled to have a long weekend at very beginning of this month. But don't forget to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti on 2nd October. Spend some time with your kids telling them the childhood stories of Gandhiji ( Father of Nation). Moreover you may also experience some Gandhism with your child at Podar Jumbo Kids with puppet show, DIY Gandhi Topi, songs and many more acivities.

Date: 2nd October 2015
Time 10:30 am
Venue: Jumbo Podar Kids, J.P Nagar, 7th Phase, Bangalore -78
To register Contact: 9663372075


Craft carnival at Claytopia, Koramangala
As I promised that we also have some special things for lovely moms out there. So for all koramangala moms in and around you will have fun exploring and shopping at Craft Carnival at Claytopia, Koramangala. It will be amazing to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti by supporting th elocal community of entrepreneurs and artisans.

Date: 2nd October 2015
Time 12pm to 6pm
Venue: Claytopia, Koramangala
Give wings to your freedom with Aeromodelling Workshop
You have more than one reason to celebrate freedom this long weekend. Rule the skies with the Aeromodelling workshop at KydzAdda. Make your own aircraft and takeaway home!

Date: 3rd and 4th October 2015
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Venue: KydzAdda, Banhankari
To register call +91 9686888222


Candle making workshop at Art Blend Cafe
Express your creativity with the freedom of light, colour and smell. Make some DIY candles like red-coral candles, cappuccino candle or scented candles. Let your child explore the art of candle making this weekend at Art Blend Cafe.

Date: 4th October 2015
Time: 11 am - 2pm
Venue: Art Blend Cafe, HSR
To register call 9342818593 / 8105100311


So what all you moms for hurry up and register for these amazing workshops and make this long weekend anything but not starring at television or at digital gadget screens. Get out get going, do tech detox and let your child create -learn something real! Wish you all happy Gandhi Jayanti! :-)

A you all you know that from last month we are featuring AMustGoWeekend Events for Momandkids to keep you all busy moms updated about the most happening kids and mom friendly events. Also if you come across any event which you think should be covered in this section please mail as at momzspace.in@gmail.com with Subject: Weekend Event

-XOXO

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