Tag: parenting

I desperately needed a blood transfusion while delivering my daughter. As blood blanks face coronavirus-driven shortages, donating has never been more crucial.

I recently learned firsthand the importance of donating blood when I had to have an emergency transfusion after the birth of my daughter. The United States is suddenly facing a severe blood shortage amid the cancellation of tens of thousands of blood drives due to the coronavirus. Healthy, eligible Americans can still give blood at

As a working mom, me-time is a myth: Rachel Goenka

"It is vital to maintain a routine for your child. It makes him feel more secure and helps you to create a better work-life balance," said Rachel Goenka. By Shilpi Madan A chef par excellence and a loving mom, she has her raison d’ etre in little Kabir, whom she raises with her husband Karan.

DIY guide: How to make natural homemade Holi colours for kids

Earlier, the colours of holi were created from blooming spring flowers. To yield different shades, experts used to dry the petals of vibrant flowers in shade and crush them to obtain the fine powder. By Kuhoo Gupta Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other top leaders suggested cancelling all Holi Milan events as India saw

Enter the adventure zone for your child’s birthday party

If your child loves adventure, here are some places you can take them to celebrate their birthday. By Ritika Jain If you’re scratching your head wondering where to host your kid’s next birthday party, here are a few options that will go down well with excitement-loving kiddos as well as giving a bang for your

Parenting While Sick Is the Worst — But It IS Possible

As if raising small humans wasn’t challenging enough, sometimes, we also have to do it while we’re feeling our absolute worst. But how are you supposed to keep your kids alive — and entertained! — when you feel like you can barely keep your head above (the toilet bowl) water? Parenting while sick seems like

5 Ways Parenting Has Changed In the Past Decade

We’ve reached the end of a decade. The end of an era! The past ten years have been a whirlwind of exciting — and regrettable — trends, from “Instagram makeup” and unicorn everything to virtual fitness classes (hello, Peloton wife) and #selfcare. And like fashion, food, and beauty, parenting has undergone some serious transformations since

Best Children’s Hospitals 2019-20: Honor Roll and Overview

The annual U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, now in their 13th year, offer guidance to parents seeking the best place for their very sick child. The top 50 medical centers are ranked in 10 specialties, including pediatric cardiology & heart surgery, pediatric cancer and pediatric orthopedics. In the 2019-20 rankings, 84 hospitals ranked among

Dr. Spock’s timeless lessons in parenting

The book ignited a revolution, breaking free from conventional wisdom that said children required schedules, discipline and little affection. Instead, “The Common Sense Book of Baby and Childcare,” written by Dr. Benjamin Spock and published in 1946, encouraged parents to think for themselves and to trust their instincts. Spock’s book was a huge best-seller, second

How to adopt positive parenting habits

Spare time to have a conversation with your child to explore his/her understanding of things. Disregarding their feelings makes them feel unwanted and causes negative effects. By Samira Gupta The most challenging task for parents of today’s modern world is to acquire a good parenting style. Parents usually follow their own upbringing for bringing up

My Parenting Perfectionism is Killing Me

“I’ve got this!” I, the parenting perfectionist of my own nightmares, yell to no one.   In my rush to prepare dinner, while also putting away groceries and making tomorrow’s lunch, I’ve spilled spaghetti sauce all over the kitchen floor. The dogs are the only ones rushing to help. My 5-year-old is off doing whatever