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Journal of a Bad Mom.

The word “Mom” has a loads for responsibility attached to it. From the day we know about our pregnancy till we die we are continuously under pressure; are we, have we and will we be able to give our best is the fear that haunt us. Is being the best is what makes us a Mom? Or it’s just the pressure built up by family, friends and the society?

I feel just as we step into motherhood the woman dies in us, all we are now is just a Mother. I am a mother of a 5yr old and have been labelled “Bad Mom” by people around me. I let my kid eat junk, I allow her play games on phone and a lot more made me a bad mom. Trust me I don’t care now.

I used to be under tremendous pressure during the initial years of motherhood but now I have my rules and I am happy with it. Yes I do face criticism and ofcource the tag of being bad mom but I simply ignore. My child my rules.

So how to survive the pressure and do good for your kid and actually enjoy motherhood. So here I am sharing some tips or life hacks to make things easy.

👩‍👦The moment you are pregnant the entire nation is ready to “give some advice”. Here I must say stick to your doctor’s advice and discuss the “advice” given by any other person before practicing it. Do the same even after your child is born, the doctor knows more.

👩‍👦 Postpartum Depression: Many haven’t heard of it, it can be temporary or can have long-term effect your relationship with your kid as well as the people around you. You are exhausted, depressed or irritated at the early stage of motherhood and it’s normal, but if it prolong then you need help. Counseling helps a lot. Understand your need and act accordingly.

👩‍👦 Every child is different and needs to be handed differently. Family environment, influence of elders and a lot more are responsible for your kid’s behaviour and overall development. So if ever someone give you advice about how they do it, hear it but try only if you feel it’s possible for your kid.

👩‍👦 Now your kid is in school and the pressure is high. Believe me till 5th grade your kid’s academic performance hardly matters. The kid should know how to read and write and some maths. I come across parents who continue to push their kid to perform better than best and then flaunt how best their kid is. Let your kid do things on their own, you can help if its needed. This will make them independent and will help in long-term.

👩‍👦Take the “Me Time” break whenever possible. And me time means it should only be about you. Put your husband incharge of taking care of your kid. No matter what take a break atleast once fortnight. Spa, shopping for yourself, movie or hangout with friends anything that makes “you” happy.

👩‍👦Stay away form women who cries and cribs about the life they have and then do the honour of giving themselves credit of handling everything singlehandedly with a smile as they love the family. Trust me they fake their life.

👩‍👦It’s ok if your kid ate junk the entire day or didn’t score good in any test or isn’t dressed best in some family function. It’s absolutely ok, you and your kid both are in their learning phase. You are learning how to be a better mom and your child is learning how to be a good human first and foremost.

I am a bad mom, irresponsible, ignorant and what not and I don’t care. It’s ok to make mistakes that means we are learning something. Don’t compare yourself and let other judge the way you are handling things . Being a Mom itself is a lot and don’t let people spoil the experience. We are the Millennial Mom and we do things differently.

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Relationship Status : Complicated

A “Status” preference from Facebook which is much more than just preference. Many people select the status; some just for fun and some have a hidden chaos in them. In the world where values of relationship has just gone to drain it’s actually a bliss to see some happy couples. Well we don’t really know they are happy or pretending to be. #Relationship Goals #Couple Goals and many more social media things have taken over the feeling of having a real good companionship.

Now how to cope with this “Complicated” relationship is the real question. Here Extra Marital Relationship / The other person come to rescue. I know many of my readers will raise an eyebrow reading this. The “extra” thing is always a Taboo in the society. And why shouldn’t they raise an eyebrow? Marriage / Relationship is all about commitments, dedications, love, loyalty and much more. But do all couples get or give the same from or to their spouse / partner?

Let’s talk about Men and Women individually. I was watching a video couple of days back which shows an expert’s views about extra marital status. According to her when a woman cheats she is done with her previous relationship, while a man don’t mind juggling between a few relationships. Well at some extent it’s true; it’s my personal opinion a man thinks Sex, Money, Food and Sleep are the ingredients that will make them happy. So if Money, Food and Sleep is fine all they need is good sex. No matter from whom, spouse or someone else. Just sex and nothing else; no emotional attachments at all.

On the other hand a woman don’t put sex on the priority list. For her that other man has to be connected emotionally, mentally and finally physically. As I already said if the woman is looking out of her marriage / relationship that means she is done with the previous one.

So is introducing this other person in your life is good or bad? Sorry I am no one to decide. It’s said these relationships last for a short period of time but I have seen people together till death do them apart. The desire of having someone who can fill the void in you may get so strong that you end up being miserable. I believe if people search inside them for what is missing and what they actually want they can find a better solution. It’s not always sex or romance that is lacking, sometimes just a friend to whom you can talk without being judged is all you need. Don’t just jump into something and get yourself hurt. Yes getting a perfect partner is difficult and we do make mistakes but getting with just someone will not solve the purpose.

In the world filled with “no strings attached” “friends with benefits” “fuck buddies” and what not it’s near to impossible to find that soulmate with whom you can be happy. We have heartbreaks and still gather the courage to search again. That’s how life is and we live it.

When Food Meets Tech at Tanoshi Trails

In last one decade Delhites have shown interest in Asian Food. Their preference have raised from the mediocre Chinjabi Food to exotic Asian delicacies like Sushi, Dimsum, Ramen etc. However its still a hard task to find a good place to satisfy your Asian craving but yes there are some places that can simply please your pallet.

So the search of a good Asian Restaurants brought me to Tanoshi Trails. GK 1 have many other options for the same but what attracted me was their take on service.

The restaurant is on 1st floor. As you enter the place their exquisite décor catches your sight. Bright colours and embossed wall arts gives the place a mesmerising look. The second thing is the conveyer belt bringing food to the table. However the experience is available to a limited section of the restaurant. And we were lucky to get seating in that section.

Now coming to the food and beverage.
Without much turning the menu pages we ordered:

? Sushi and Dimsum. Tamago Nigiri and Tofu Theriyaki Rolls were ordered. Tamago Nigiri was a new thing for me; omelette draped over sushi rice and tied with nori. Tofu Teriyaki Rolls were a known thing. Enjoyed both the sushis.

? We ordered some classic Spinach & Corn Dimsum and Pan Fried Chicken & Chive Dimsum. Both were made fabulous. The pan fried dimsum needs special mentions as it was made to perfection.

? Next we had wok tossed Corn & Water Chestnuts. Chestnuts added more crunch to the dish. A must have with your drinks.

? Finally we ordered Chicken in Thai Red Curry and Noodles. One fine red curry I have tasted. Loved it to the core.

?Finally ended our meal with Coconut Pancakes. A must try from their menu.

A scrumptious meal I must say. Stood up to my expectations. Definitely visiting again.

Delhish to Irish with The Irish House.

Nehru Place has always been the buzzing food hub for South Delhi; earlier it was for street food and now after Epicuria Food Mall some of the best restaurants can be found under a roof. The Irish House is one among the best places in Epicuria Food Mall. Went there couple of weeks back and was awestruck by the food, ambiance and the service provided by them. The rustic wooden ambience complete with community tables, booths, a large sports screen, great music, and an extensive calendar of events and activities, sets the mood for the good times!

The Irish House! Promising a warm Irish experience, The Irish House serves over 50 varieties of beer including pints, craft beers and draughts along with a large variety of spirits and wines. I was pretty much impressed by the menu they have. Some of their specialities and best sellers were highlighted with a drool worthy pic of it, which actually help you to make up your mind to order.

Coming to the food and beverage part. Without any fail I ordered Sangria and it was perfect; just as I like. Another drink that was ordered was Black Russian Boost a cocktail shooter which was Vodka with an espresso shot. Rest settled down with their beer. And now the food part:

🍻 Cheese Brust Chicken: Crispy fried poppable chicken balls with Cheese center. It’s a cheese lovers dream. As you bite into one the Cheese oozes out, I loved it. Served with Creamy Ranch and Fries to go with.

🍻 The Great Irish Fish N Chips: A must order from their menu. Indian Basa made in Beer Batter fried till crisp, a heavenly preparation. The fish inside was perfectly cooked and tasted fine. Served with Tartare Sause and Fries. 🌟

🍻 Chicken Mac & Cheese: One of the finest Mac& Cheese I must say. The cheese sauce was smooth the macaroni was well done and it tastes heavenly. Chicken or no Chicken it was fabulous🌟

🍻 Pirtofino Grilled Fish : Spicy grilled fish is served with Mash Potatoes, Sauté String Beans and topped with rich and creamy Portofino Sauce. If you are a fish Lover then this is a must have dish from their menu. 🌟

🍻 We ended our meal with their signature dessert The Irish Riverdance. The huge beer mug was loaded with gooey brownie, brownie crumbs, Vanilla Ice cream, dark chocolate bites, chocolate truffle, chocolate coated cookies, topped with caramel sauce, Caramelised Nuts and fresh lager beer. Uffff! that’s a pretty long list of ingredients that is used to make this giant sweet treat. can easily be shared among two. 🌟

And here we were very much stuffed and happy. Their portion size does justice with the pricing. The ambiance is fabulous and service is prompt. Definitely a must visit places. Kudos Team Irish House.

Here comes the Gifting Season and the search begins for the perfect gift. 

Diwali is just 3 days away and today was the 1st day I went to buy Gifts for friends and family. As I entered the market the first turn off was the rush, every mall, store or shops were over crowded with people buying things.Diwali being the most important festival in North India people buy new things for their home, also gifts and sweets are exchanged among friends and family. 

Now the question is what to gift someone that is useful and they will love it. Every year a batch of gifts are set aside as we don’t like it or are quite useless to us. Such gifts are carry forward to others on different occasions and the chain continues. 

Ofcource Amazon and Flipkart are always at your service but what about the assurance if quality and on time delivery. When it comes to shopping online and store hopping both have their own befits.Also Sweets, Crockery or Appliances are very general. So what to gift so that it’s useful and you are remembered every time they use it. 

Here are some options I found while trying to give a speech touch to this Festive season. 

1) Chocolates from Nordic Kandie, Nordic Kandie has come up with specially curated Diwali Hampers which makes for a perfect gift for the occasion. The hamper can be customised with goodies like Nordic Kandie Ladoos, Limited Edition Kandies, Almond rock jars, assorted boxes of Dates, Cacao nut jars, Chocolate D’oreo and many more. The hampers are available in all ranges starting from Rs.2000/-. Connect at SALES@NORDICKANDIE.EU to place your order. 

2) Customised Beauty Hamper From Biotique. Celebrate this festive season with Biotiques customized gift boxes that are suited to your needs, prices vary on customisation basis. Available at all leading stores across India. 

3) Why not gift some interesting products which to your colleagues, friends and family this festive season, all from the house of Buzzaria. The gifting range is as low as 100 Rs. and as high as 4000 Rs. They have some unique and interesting articles such as Visiting Card holder which also doubles up as a battery pack, a diary which can help charge phones etc. For orders and queries, please email – Bluelotus.connect@gmail.com or drop them a message on their fb page – fb.com/buzzaria.

4) This festive season India’s most preferred Korean beauty brand Innisfree has rolled out a range of specially crafted gift packs from its wide range of skincare and beauty products, offering customers the option of gifting real health and skincare to their near and dear ones.Thoughtfully designed, the range of 9 special Greetings Diwali Gift Packs are priced between INR 600 to INR  3400, combining variety to suit every taste and budget. They have stores in different cities and are also available at Nykaa.com

So these are some of my selection of gifts for Diwali. All these are quite useful and will be praised. Do give them a try and have a very Happy Diwali. 

 


Chef Sanjeev Kapoor inaugurates the 1st Wonderchef brand outlet in North India. 

Nowadays cooking is not just about the taste; other components like presentation, health quotient etc also matters a lot. When it comes to presenting a dish we do a lot of hard work to search for the appropriate Crockery, to keep up with the trend we go a long way. But when it comes to Cookware, the majority goes with the black and grey non stick from any brand. Why do we choose non stick? The most obvious reason that people give is that it consumes very less oil and food doesn’t always stick to the bottom of the pan. Now are these non sticks really that good or are they that durable. It’s my personal experience that even after using it cautiously after 6 months or so the coating starts to wear out and then it stars going inside our body with the food we prepare. So do we have any solution; Anything that is durable, consumes less oil and looks good also?

Here Wonderchef comes with a solution. Wonderchef is now a well known brand, a brand that is loved because of its innovative and healthy cookware & appliances. And when Celebrity Chef Sanjeev assures the same we find more confidence in the brand. Wonderchef products are available online on various E- Commerce portals including their own websites. But people love to buy things after sizing it up. We love hopping from store to store looking for brands that meets our criteria. Good news for Wonderchef fans as the brand launches it’s 1st store in North India, the store is located in Galleria Market in Gurugram. Chef Sanjeev Kapoor launches the outlet amidst a huge gathering and a Cooking Competition. 

The outlet is a compact solution to all kitchen needs. Not only cookware but appliances are also seen here. Mr Ravi Saxena MD of Wonderchef demonstrated some of the appliances including Bread Maker, Air Fryer and Cold press Juicer. Innovation and Quality are the key factors behind Wonderchef’s popularity. Their products like Nutri Blender and Cookware set are the hottest selling items. The brand not only provides cooking solution but adds a splash of style to its every product. 

Wonderchef Outlet has almost everything that is required to setup a mordern kitchen. As it’s the festive season these products make a wonderful gifting option, a gift that is useful. They are planning to launch another outlet which will be in Noida in DLF Mall Of India. Do visit their outlet to get the finest experience. Happy Shopping!

The Calorie Kitchen , The Gym Cafe

Nowadays people are too conscious about their health, starting from gym to diet food to yoga people do almost everything to get a fit and healthy body. As experts say diet plays an important role in the fittness regime it is important to make healthy and balanced diet part of our everyday routine. It’s our conception that healthy food are never tasty and that’s why we make cheat days to indulge into out favourites. Also time plays tricks and we choose the quickest way to fill ourselves as a result the health quotient is left far behind.
A fittness friend friend of mine discovered this place in Goodearth City Centre. The calorie kitchen has a kiosk on the ground floor of the mall where mainly shakes and smoothies are served. The cafe is on the 2nd floor which actually is a Bomiso gym and spa with a cafe at the rear end. The kiosk and the cafe have the same menu and if asked for something else than shakes it’s freshly prepared at the kitchen upstairs and you can have a takeaway from the kiosk.
So instead of getting a takeaway we decided to dine in. The cafe can accommodate 12-15 pax at a time and also have a lovely balcony which can be a boon during winters. As I said we always have a conception of healthy is never tasty so my expectations were least from the place. What we ordered was Iron Man Juice and Blueberry Delight Smoothie. I am not a Shake or Smoothie person so Iron Man was my choice, it’s a simple medley of Apple, Beetroot, Carrot and Mint which was refreshing as well as healthy. Next I ordered was Calorie Kitchen Salad which had Cucumber, Tomato, Broccoli, Baby Corns, Carrots, Walnut, Olives, Chicken and Mix Greens tossed in Calorie Kitchen Special Yogurt base sauce served with Wheat Bread. The portion was very good, the salad tasted delicious and was quite filling. Next was Chicken Arrabita Mix Sandwich this was absolutely wonderful, served with Sweet Potato and Salad this is one good health Sandwich I had. To end our meal we had a serving of BlueBerry Yogurt good but a bit on sweeter side for my pallet.

Had least expectations from the place and it turned out to be amazing. In a nutshell it’s a healthy place altogether, you can workout in the gym and have diet food as an added advantage. The menu is designed by the gym instructors here also a discount of 10% is given to the gym members. So Gurugram health conscious people do give it a try.

5 Things I Tried This Week…

Being a Homemaker shopping for groceries is mostly done by me, actually the entire “Shopping” department is under me. I am responsible for bringing every thing to my home. Now while shopping I come across many new brands and products in day to day life. Ranging from food, cosmetic, wardrobe etc I love trying new things. But yes before buying anything I do a bit of probing with the sales person.And on my blog I am sharing my experience with the products.

So here are the 5 Products I tried this week:

1) Nutralite Spread

Nutralite is a well know brand for making Table Spread, now the brand has introduced two new flavoured spread. Pudina and Garlic & Oregano. With all the qualities Nutralite Spread these flavours are a fresh take towards spread. So the Garlic & Oregano is a perfect product for people who love to give their bread an Italian twist, I even made Alfredo sauce using the same and it came out fantastic. Earlier Amul Butter has also introduced garlic flavour but I think Nutralite has done it much better. Now coming to the Pudina spread, it’s more like Pudina chutney but flavours are missing. People who love sour and spicy Pudina chutney on their bread will be disappointed. For me Pudina is a big no. Both the variants are available in 100gms as well as tub packaging. 

2) Wingreens Farm Jalapeño & Cheese Dip

I simply loved it. Samplings were going on for the product and totally fall in love with this particular variant. Wingreens Farm says in handmade which i am not sure but they have nailed it with the flavours part. There are other variants like Hummus, PiriPiri Hummus, Basil Pesto, Babaghanoush, Garlic Aioli and some more. Currently available at Reliance and Big Bazar, a tub of 150gms costs around 250rs. Yes a bit steep but again something which is not available easily. 

3) Baby Dove Range

All these years Johnson’s has ruled the baby care market, no competitor and ofcource they are known for quality products. Mothers blindly follow the Johnson’s routine from the 1st day the child is born. Now Dove has launched its baby range which has all the products that Johnson’s have. I have tried their Head To Toe Wash and Bathing Bar and I am very much satisfied with it. Special mentions to the Head To Toe Wash as in comparison to Johnson’s it moisturiser the skin and leaves it soft and smooth. I was using  Johnson’s Head to Toe but it leaves the skin a bit dry but Dove as promised gives a velvet smooth skin. The soap is also good and comes in two variants sensitive moisture and rich moisture. Also they have diaper rash cream which can be used for infants. 
4) Derma Klay Tan Bann Pack

Tanning is one major issue faced by Indian Skin specially during summers. Sunscreen, umbrella etc are not that effective and don’t give 100% protection. Anti Tan facial are available but they too don’t last also you can’t do facial everyday. Here Derma Klay Tan Bann Pack come to rescue, the pack remove pigmentation caused by sun exposure while neutralising the sun damage. It also lightens overall completion and improves skinn tone. It’s best to use it after a gentle scrubbing, apply over face and neck and allow it to dry completely. Rinse with normal water and see the difference, It actually reduces tanning. A 100gms pack is available at 645rs and can be used upto 12-15 times. 
5) Nail Art Tattoos

Nail Art is the hottest trend followed by many, but getting a perfect nail art is a huge deal. Yes there are nail bars for the same but spending 1000-2000rs every time surely pinches the pocket. Now there are different accessories for DIY nail art but again it’s a task. So what I found as a solution is the nail art stickers, these are easy to apply and are very light weight. It almost feels like a painted art. Just paint your nails in your favourite shade peel of a design and lay it carefully on a nail then press it a bit and apply top coat on it that’s it your are party ready. The nail art is now available in cosmetic stored and costs 100-150 and can do art 15-20 times. Economic, Easy and stylish what more you need. 
And here are my discoveries of the week. Do let me know what are your experiences and what all you explored. 

Perfect Celebration at KidZania

It is that ​time of the year, celebrating with your sibling and best-friend, and expressing that “you care”. KidZania

​ Delhi NCR​is back this friendship and Rakshaba week with a fun and amazing activity called “Stack Attack” and “Message Tree”

Participate with your best friends and siblings in this competition starting 1st of August till 7th of August,at the main square of KidZania Delhi.

All

 you have to do is, remove the cards one by one in such a way that the cups get stacked. The team who stacks the maximum number of cups in one minute, will be the winner of this game. Make your week much more interesting by writing note to your bestie and siblings also we will give lifetime memory by capture your special moment. 


Details of the event:

What ​Stack Attack competition and Message Tree – Friendship’s Day and Raksha Bandhan Week

Where: Near TGIP Mall, Gate no. 11, A-2, Entertainment City,Sec38ANoida, India 201301

When: 1st – 7th August, 2017 between 10AM – 9 PM. 

Cost: Kids: Rs. 95​0/- onwards

     Adults: Rs. 500/- onwards

Website: http://delhincr.kidzania.com


So head over with your BFF and Siblings to​ KidZania and win amazing and make memorable day


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