10 Ways to Calm an upset child

Cranky kids are very difficult to deal with, for everyone, not just parents and we want to calm them down as soon as possible. We all have some tricks or the other to stop their cry, but it’s very important to make sure the methods that we deploy actually help them feel good and attend to their needs, and not just suppress the upset feeling temporarily, for it to…

How to stop your toddler from spitting

It’s been quite frustrating in this household with my toddler having learned the new trick of spitting! Which he’s been “practicing” around the house, when he’s angry, playful, upset, wants attention… You name it! The most interesting thing is, he knows when he wants to spit he’s only supposed to spit in the sink or in the bathtub. Yet, he chooses to not follow this rule…

Why Do Kids Break House Rules And How To Redirect Them

Kids break the house rules quite often. Most of the times, kids understand us in the first time when we tell them what is expected of them. Yet, they test our limits. Why? Every house has different rules. Could be; no running, no jumping on furniture, no yelling, no horse play, outdoor toys stay outside… But kids break these rules quite often, and it’s especially difficult for toddlers to…

Salt vs Sea Salt

Salt needs no introduction. Everyone uses it every single day. But with so many options present in the market, Table Salt, Sea Salt, Himalayan Salt, Celtic Salt, and many other gourmet salts; is one type of salt better than other? Is it always best to use the cheapest variety? Unfortunately not! Salt was not always so cheap, during medieval period it was used as a “currency” to barter for other…

The Psychology behind why toddlers don’t listen.

With the increasing autonomy and decision-making power comes the confusion for toddlers. There is no doubt your patience is tested to its utmost limits with misbehaving kids. The psychology behind why toddlers don’t listen is a riddle hard to solve in itself. But, it’s very important to understand it, to help kids understand the mysterious world around them and in turn gain control over our…

Is Silicone Safe to use in Kitchen?

Silicone has become a new Kitchen Superstar in the past few years. But, is Silicone Safe to be used with food or does it have a dark side? It’s high heat resistant, stain resistant, easy to clean and seems almost chemically inactive; like stainless steel. Well, it’s not. It’s very close to plastic in its properties, while higher in flexibility like rubber. It’s kind of a…

Why kids whine and what to do about it.

There is nothing harsher and ear piercing for anyone to hear someone else whining, especially in a high pitch tone. It’s even more difficult when your own kids do it. We often start feeling helpless. Please don’t feel helpless; your kids look up to you for support when they are in distress. And, they catch vibes way more easily than adults. Remember this; It’s not a…

Why is Ultra Pasteurized Milk bad for your health.

  Milk is a staple in almost every home, and we consume so much of it that an industry is made entirely based on milk. But, did you know milk every milk is not equal? It’s nutrition and texture is highly dependent on what the cows eat, and how is the milk processed before it reaches us. I knew organic milk was the way to go, but other…

Dangers of overusing Hand Sanitizer.

  Before delving into the dangers of overusing Hand sanitizer in our daily life. I must commend Hand sanitizer’s exemplary performance in proper hand hygiene in health care industry. It has probably saved multiple disease outbreaks and it rightly belongs in THAT industry. One day I was getting ready to have lunch at the park with my son when I popped open the hand sanitizer bottle to “clean” his…

Why I Choose Coconut water Over fruit juice for my kids.

Fruit juices seem to be the most common snack or drink for the kids, especially apple juice. Mostly because they are assumed to be equivalent to whole fruits, and convenient to carry around. We don’t drink much fruit juices, instead coconut water is our rehydrating drink for the entire family. I first learnt about it’s benefits when I suffered from chronic dehydration during my first pregnancy…