Sunday, June 16, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR KIDS IN GURGAON- JUNE

It's vacation time for kids and handling little monsters full day can be a struggling task for moms πŸ˜›. I am a mom and completely understand the pain of running on toes full day behind the kids. But we love them rightπŸ˜€πŸ˜€, they are our life and it's our duty to engage them productivily in some activities.

While surfing the internet, I came to know about some events happening in Gurgaon. Do check out the list and enjoy with your kids.

1. Summer Fun Carnival 2019
    21st June to 23rd June
    Time- 6pm to 11pm
    Venue- Huda Ground, Sector 47 Gurgaon

2. All About Kids Exhibition
    29th June
    Time- 10:30am to 8:00pm
    Venue- Epicenter Gurgaon Apparel
                  House Sector 44 Gurgaon

3. Flea Market At Kids Carnival
    22nd June- 23rd June
    Time- 6:00am to 9:30pm
    Venue- Obstacle Park behind Omax Mall
                 Sohna Road Gurgaon

4. Summer Shuttle 2019
    17th June- 28th June
    Time: 10:00am to 01:00pm
     Venue- Bellas and Bambinos
                  J10/24A DLF Phase 2 Gurgaon


Saturday, June 15, 2019

HOW TO FEEL POSITIVE DAILY

Apparently in today's life it seems impossible to feel positive daily. So much stress and no work life balance. But if you start finding happiness in small things, it is possible to feel positive. Your mind has the power to control thoughts, so why not make efforts to think positively. Positive thoughts create positive emotions and positive emotions leads to a positive mindset. If you feel happy, your surroundings will be happy and thought process will also work that way. Its not always big monetary things that can make you fulfilled even small gestures can create happiness. You always try to control life and cry for things which you do not have. This doesn't help in anyway to come out of sorrow/grief/loneliness, instead you are more filled with negativity in life. Life is too short to live with regrets and bad memories. it is unpredictable and never goes the planned way. So stop planning and start living. Do the things which makes you happy. Forgive and Forget and always smile. You never know if you are blessed to see the next second of your life or not. Try to find happiness in whatever you do and definitely you will feel the difference in quality of your life.

Try these few things which can make you happy and can give your daily dose of happiness.

1) Playing with your child

2) Morning Walk

3) Taking care of potted plants

4) Writing

5) Reading good book

6) Keeping a Pet

7) DIYs

8) Baking

9) Watching your favorite show

10) Decluttering your house

11) Driving

12) Drop and pick up of your child from school

13) Shopping

14) Staying awake whole night for your me time

Last but not the least SMILE a Big SMILE should always be on your pretty face.

 

HOW TO KILL TIME IN LONG FLIGHTS

" Who says you always need internet to kill time"? I know I know long flights can be frustrating and the experience can become more terrible if you are travelling solo. So what can be done? How you can pass your time to beat the boredom mid flight. Do check out how I  make my flight time pleasant . Consider trying these few to have a good relaxing flight time.

1. Sleep - follow the golden rule "if you have no work, sleep sleep sleep and give your body and mind rest for some good time".


2. Read Book- carry a book with you which for the long time was in your book shelf and you were not able to take time out to read. Flight time can be the best time to read.


3. Screen time- long flights have screens with good TV shows/series and movies. Entertain yourself with some good screen time.


4. Complete Official Assignment- You may finish your assignment, PPTs or other official pending work.


5. Eat Drink, Eat Drink and repeat and unwind yourself from stress.


6. Write a detailed journal about your previous vacation.


7. Get engaged in some creative writing.


8. Strike up conversation with your neighbor.


9. Take some color books and let the inner painter come out.


10. Think about your vacation :) :)  


11. Play Games and get yourself distracted from tedious flights


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Handbag essentials for Air Travel



Planned Packing requires lot of time and efforts. You cannot miss anything important at your travel time which can be a spoiler for your trip. Since its holidays time and most of you must be planning for a trip, so check out the important essentials which are required to be in your handbag:


1. Passport & Visa- You CANNOT forget these two important   documents. Keep them in a zip of your bag separately.


2. Warm Cover Up-  Air travel can be very cold, so carry a good warm shawl for comfort.


3. Pair of Socks- To keep your feet's warm during long flights.


4. Good Book- Finish your read at airport during layover and in flight.


5. Neck Pillow


6. Wallet


7. Pouch of beauty basics


8. Tissue Papers & Wet Wipes


9. Sun Glasses


10. Portable Chargers


11. Munching Snacks


12. Pen & NoteBook


13. Medicines


14. Sanitizer


And always have at least one pair of clothes just in case check in baggage gets lost or delayed.


Take proper time in planning and packing, and you will never go wrong.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Handbag essentials when travelling with kids

"TRAVELLING MAKES EVERYONE HAPPY", but the experience of travelling may differ when you have kids. It needs lot of planning and if not planned carefully it can be stressful and can become a "why we came out of home" moment.


The biggest challenge is Air Travel and question pop up what to pack in handbag and how to keep the kids occupied at Airport and in flight. I have maintained a detailed list on travel essentials which are required to be in the handbag when travelling with my daughter. This helps me to make her travel and most importantly my travel fun. I hope this will help you also in planning your next trip.


1) Few Favorite Toys- Few means few. I am not in favor of keeping large sack of toys in   handbag. Kids don't play much with old toys and they get bored easily. So keep only few. Always remember less is more when travelling with kids.


2) Sipper Cup/ Water Bottle- Required with no discussion.


3) Socks- Long flights can be cold, so to keep feet warm socks are must.


4) Extra Pair of Clothing- Kids can get stains anywhere anytime, so do not take risk.


5) Snacks- I carry home made muffins/raisins/Fruits. Always keep dry items.


6) Small Blanket- to make kid sleep and feel cosy.


7)Medicines- basic medicine for fever, band aid. Full first aid kit is not required.


8) Tissue Paper and Wipes.


9) Books/ Crayons/ Coloring Books/ Writing Practice Books- they keeps kids engage.


10) Diapers- if not toilet trained.


11) Bibs


And most importantly one cute and light backpack for the child to carry sunglasses, hat, favorite soft toy. Me and my daughter are the best travel buddies.



Saturday, June 8, 2019

Book Review- Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

I am a kind of person who needs good books to get motivation and feel happiness. Reading is the best exercise to destress the mind and soul and it brings unknown friends in our life." A book is a gift you can open again and again. The more we read, the more we learn.

So coming on the book. This book is  about finding happiness again after life plans something really miserable and unfortunate for you. It teaches us how to move on and show the world that nothing can stop you by finding your OPTION-B. It gives advice on how to handle grief, how to be with a person who is in deep grief and what role people around can play to bring a person out of the grief. This book is about building "Resilience".

The dictionary meaning of "Resilience" is the ability to be happy and successful again after something bad or difficult has happened. A major focus is also given on how corporates can help employees to restart their life after some unfortunate incident, which is the utmost need in today's time.  

Gist of the Book- The book is on the story of Sheryl Sandberg's grief, the heartbreaking grief of suddenly loosing her husband while on a vacation and how she followed Option B to bring her life and her children's life back to normal. She shares on how to build resilience and find joy.

One strong push from the book is as follows:

" Weeks after loosing her husband, Sheryl was preparing for father child activity and she cried I WANT DAVE (Dave, her husband) to which her friend replied OPTION A is not available so lets just kick the shit out of OPTION -B.

Find your OPTION-B, life is never perfect and never stop for anyone. It moves on. Loneliness can be overcome if handled in sensitive way. Few snippets from the book. Excuse me for the art on the cover page, that's the modern art by my daughter :p. Thanks




Thursday, June 6, 2019

Unwind Yourself at The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort Goa

Goa is the most popular tourist attraction in India. It offers rich heritage, tropical climate, lovely locations and some mind blowing beaches. When in Goa, personally for me it feels like I am in some other part of the world. I don't know why but I really feel so stress free and happy there. The beaches, the street shopping, good food make me so elated.


There are two major parts of Goa- North Goa and South Goa. North Goa is a happening place with lot of night life, water sports, street market shopping and its like full party vibe.  On the other hand South Goa is more calm, relaxing and quiet. Every time I visited Goa, it was North but this time my family (husband and daughter) was in mood for a quiet vacation. So we chose "The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort Goa". This resort is located on the RajBag Beach in Canacona Goa. It is one of the most beautiful beach resort in Goa. The resort in itself is a complete vacation spot. It has private beach, swimming pool, kids playing area, spa, fine dining restaurants, pool side bar and what not. The nearest beach to the resort is palolem beach.


From airport the resort is around 50-60Km and the taxi drive was quite tiring. We booked morning flight from Delhi, that was the best decision as the road to the resort was less crowdy so travelling in night is not suggested. It was like a drive on isolated road. So after a tiring drive we reached the resort. The first glimpse was a treat for the eyes huge property with so much greenery. At the reception, we were welcomed with a drink and beads string. Our luggage was taken to the room. The amenities in room include TV, bed, sitting area, spacious washroom with bath tub, a locker, a small fridge. We did not step out of the resort and spend our days mostly at the pool side and the beach side. The resort has 4 restaurants which serve different cuisines, the staff of the restaurants is very humble and cooperative. My daughter was taken good care by the chefs with all food whatever she wanted (fussy eater). What makes the dining experience more enjoyable are the singers who comes to each table and sing songs of your choice. We really enjoyed our stay , 4 days passed in a blink of an eye.  The best part for us was the kids activity/playing area which kept our daughter occupied So, if you are looking for a relaxed vacation with or without kids free from hustle bustle then this is the place for you.