Read more +31 January 2021 By Amrita Saraf in Food and recipes

Whole Wheat, Sugar Free Nutrient Dense Cake

On a cold January morning, I wanted to make a healthy cake for my toddler, because when I was a young kid, I’d go to the store to buy cake and then… STOP!!! If you think I am going to bore you with the history of my ancestors before I actually share the recipe with
Read more +27 January 2021 By Amrita Saraf in Uncategorized

Ashrita Johnson, an Early Years Educator, answers questions on Gentle Parenting, setting boundaries with Toddlers, and more.

Ashrita Johnson is a bachelors in Arts and Psychology from the University of Mumbai, and a Masters of Arts in Teacher Leadership from the University of Northern Iowa. So powered with a background in education and psychology and a passion for technology, Ashrita began working in elementary education, twelve years ago. She is an Apple
Read more +02 October 2020 By Amrita Saraf in Food and recipes

Sugar Free Oats Halwa

This is an absolute guilt free recipe I invented that children and adults can enjoy equally well. I have used natural sweeteners so it can be given to kids younger than one year as well, considering you have already introduced the remaining ingredients before. Ingredients: Half cup powdered oats 2 table spoons whole wheat flour
Read more +24 September 2020 By Amrita Saraf in Guest blog, Parenting

Ashrita Johnson, an Early Years Educator, answers questions on Learning Approaches, Screen Time and More for Kids

Ashrita Johnson is a bachelors in Arts and Psychology from the University of Mumbai, and a Masters of Arts in Teacher Leadership from the University of Northern Iowa. So powered with a background in education and psychology and a passion for technology, Ashrita began working in elementary education, twelve years ago. She is an Apple
Read more +18 September 2020 By Amrita Saraf in Food and recipes

Sugar Free Sathu Maavu Ladoos for Children

I made these amazing Sathumavu laddoos for my little girl recently. The recipe has as a variety of ingredients that are fabulous for various reasons; Weight gain, relieving constipation, boosting immunity and is also a nutrient-dense snack. Ingredients:  1 small cup Sathumavu powder 1/2 cup powdered oats 1/2 cup powdered Ragi 1/2 cup dry fruits
Read more +08 September 2020 By Amrita Saraf in Guest blog, Parenting

Dr. Rajsmita Bhattacharjee, MD, Dermatologist, Gives Her Skin Care Tips for Babies

Dr. Rajsmita Bhattacharjee, MD, is an alumnus of  prestigious colleges like KEM, Mumbai. She is a specialist in Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy. She is also a Life Member of Indian Association of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy. She is a well published academician and has over 28 publications in National and International journals. Her area of
Read more +03 September 2020 By Amrita Saraf in Guest blog, Parenting

Himani Dalmia, Child Sleep Expert and a Mom of 2, Decodes Baby Sleep Science

Himani Dalmia is the co-founder of  Gentle Baby Sleep India, a Facebook support group with over 34,000 members, dedicated to help parents in terms of their baby’s sleep needs. She has studied baby sleep with the Institute of Sensitive Sleep, Australia. She is also a leader at La Leche League, the largest non-profit breastfeeding support
Read more +28 August 2020 By Amrita Saraf in Food and recipes

Sugar free oats Ladoos

Oats are a great source of fibre. Add prunes to it and it becomes a wonderful combination and a natural laxative for babies. Add dry fruits and it becomes a power-packed, nutrient dense snack. Here is my oats laddoo recipe with just four main ingredients: Ingredients: One cup powdered steel-cut oats 5-6 soaked prunes Dry
Read more +15 August 2020 By Amrita Saraf in Guest blog, Parenting

Aarti Kapoor, a Mom-preneur, talks about sustainable living, Parenting and how to strike a balance between the two

Aarti Udit Kapoor is a Mumbai-based Entrepreneur. She is currently working on her new website that will cater to Mothers and children and focus on their needs. I spoke to Aarti on her upcoming projects, her non-profit she started during the pandemic, Motherhood and all things in between. Excerpts from the interview: 1. Tell us
Read more +12 August 2020 By Amrita Saraf in Parenting

Parenting in Pandemic

This pandemic has been hard on everybody. Our schedules and routines have gone for a toss and method has been replaced by madness. It is especially hard for parents because juggling work and babies together just don’t go well without someone else to help with.
Read more +11 August 2020 By Amrita Saraf in Food and recipes

Multi-grain White Sauce Recipe

Here’s a quick multi-grain white sauce recipe that my toddler absolutely loves. It’s healthier, doesn’t contain all purpose flour or corn starch and yet tastes the same. Actually, better because it takes less than 15 minutes to make. Ingredients: 100 grams butter 1/cup wheat flour 1/2cup Jowari flour Chopped garlic 1 cup cream 100ml milk
Read more +07 August 2020 By Amrita Saraf in Food and recipes

Creamy Chicken for Toddlers

  Chicken is a great source of protein and makes for a satiating meal. We personally love chicken but I don’t want to give my toddler the extra doses of masalas we add to our Indian meals. Here’s a quick and healthier recipe I created that your baby will relish and won’t even share! Prep
Read more +02 August 2020 By Sumit Shetty in Guest blog, Parenting

Dr Khushnuma Karkaria, an orthodontist, talks about the importance of Dental Hygiene in Children

Dr Khushnuma Cyrus Karkaria is a consulting Orthodontist. She also specialises in clear aligner therapy and is a certified Invisalign provider. She runs a Multispeciality Dental Centre at Santacruz West, Mumbai along with her husband and consults at several clinics all over Mumbai as a visiting Orthodontist. Having recently embraced motherhood, she strives to strike
Read more +30 July 2020 By Amrita Saraf in My reflections, Parenting

10 Things I Want to Tell a New Dad

A new father is a big pile of multiple emotions and a heart full of so much love for his new born that he feels it might explode. He is scared, happy, euphoric and worried at the same time, doing his best to understand this new game he has been chosen to play. When the
Read more +24 July 2020 By Amrita Saraf in Food and recipes

Teething Soup for Babies and Toddlers

This is a teething soup for babies and toddlers when they refuse to eat solids
Read more +18 July 2020 By Amrita Saraf in My reflections, Parenting

10 Things I Want to Tell a New Mom

When I meet a new Mother. I won’t tell her to soak it in. I won’t say they grow up too fast. I won’t tell her to sleep when the baby sleeps. None of the crap advice. I’ll tell her the reality. Not to scare her, but to prepare her better. Things that no one
Read more +17 July 2020 By Amrita Saraf in Food and recipes

Ragi Brownie recipe

Ingredients: 1 cup Ragi flour 1/2-3/4 cup powdered jaggery 1/3 cup cocoa powder A pinch of salt 1 tablespoon baking powder Or 1/2 spoon baking soda and 1/2 spoon lemon juice 1/2 cup oil 3/4 cup milk 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Procedure: Step 1: Mix ragi flour, salt, cocoa powder and sieve into a bowl,
This Thing Called Motherhood - Mom Uninterrupted BlogRead more +16 July 2020 By Amrita Saraf in My reflections, Poetry

This Thing Called Motherhood

It’s 2 am and the baby is up again,All the nap schedules seem to be in vain,Nursing, patting, rocking, she just won’t sleep,The black curtains don’t help either, you can tell when you peep. Coffee, you contemplateBut is it too early, or too late? You grunt and you turn,Hoping she will sleep on her own,But
Read more +16 July 2020 By Amrita Saraf in My reflections, Poetry

When I Grow Up, I Want to be a Child Again

When I grow up,I want to be a kid again.I want to look at everything with wonder struck eyesI want to be excited for everything I come across, old and newI want to love unconditionally and be loved like thatI want to bring infinite joy in others’ lives just by being myself. I want to
Read more +16 July 2020 By Amrita Saraf in My reflections, Poetry

To My Daughter

I want to freeze time, and pause my moments with you…I want to inhale your baby smell, until I can’t smell anything else…I want to love you until I have no more love to give, and then love you some more, because my love for you is endless… I want to hold you and never
Read more +16 July 2020 By Amrita Saraf in My reflections, Poetry

To the Mom Who is Exhausted

To the Mom who is exhausted I see youI see you wanting some personal space, when your baby won’t leave you even for a secondI see you popping pain killers at night because you are so sore by carrying around the babyI see your dark circlesfrom all the night wakings and cluster feedingI see you
Read more +16 July 2020 By Amrita Saraf in My reflections, Parenting

The Real PostPartum Weight

Postpartum bodies carry a lot of weight. Only some of it is due to the Pregnancy. The rest of the weight comes from Society and it’s expectations. . The weight of your family’s expectations, expectations from relatives far or close, or your own self. All wanting you to do what’s best for the baby, and
Read more +12 July 2020 By Amrita Saraf in My reflections, Parenting

To the Dads who show up

To the Dads who show up I see you I see you holding your wife’s hands Through the whole ordeal of pregnancy I see you comforting her after another round of vomiting I see you choking back tears, Watching your little one arrive I see you do the 2 am feed And the 4am rocking
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