At home ideas for New Year celebration

One of my best memories of childhood is to celebrate New Year eve with friends and family at home, we have never ever visited or booked a special party hosted by many of the hotels, pubs, and restaurants.

The best part of celebrating at home is to dressed in pajamas and dance and eat like no one is watching.

We lived in an apartment where all the colony kids organize and hosted the party in the terrace; to relive those memories I am sharing some of the ideas that can help you in celebrating New Year eve at home especially if you are a new mom or a toddler’s mom.

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  • Create a warm ambiance with a bonfire in the middle and chairs around it to stay connected with each other during the party.
  • If you are planning a party at terrace decorate it with the New Year banner and balloons on the floor.
  • Arrange a buffet system at one corner.
  • Set candle and flower arrangement in the tables to create warm vibes.
  • Make full use of fairy lights in the terrace wall, for a backdrop, around the tables wherever you think something is missing.

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  • Bring your own food: divide the dishes among each house in this way no one will be loaded with whole responsibility of food and you’ll get the variety too.
  • If you have a baking specialist in your colony give him/her responsibility of preparing the cake if not can be bought from the bakery.
  • For beverages, the easiest recipe is to prepare a lemonade or to serve a cold drink.
  • For snacks popcorns, chips, mini samosas or fruit chat can be served.
  • In dessert ice cream or any Indian sweet can be served.

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Plan a game that can be enjoyed by both adults and kids don’t make it complicated to understand the game for anyone.

  • A classic game like musical chair, dumb charade antakshari, and dart can be easy to manage and fun in playing too.

Music:

Each and everyone’s music taste is different so don’t go for what you like, when we plan a new year party our music is the new year special radio choose your favorite station and bring it on songs with a surprise and have fun.

Have fun and enjoy your New Year eve and do let me know if you have any queries.

Love Shubhagini

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How to get glow in winters

Winter cold make our skin look pale and dry and the low humidity steals the moisture away which can lead to cracking and itchiness too.

But by following a right skin care regime you can achieve the healthy glow in winters too by following these simple tips:

Cleansing:

Cleaning face with lukewarm water will prevent excessive dryness and won’t strip your oils too. Avoid using hot water for cleansing as it will make it drier.

Scrubbing:

Using mild exfoliate in winter won’t harm your skin, if you want to avoid market available scrub try to make your own with ingredient right from your kitchen,

What you need:

  • Coconut oil-2 Tsp
  • Fine sugar-1 Tsp

Direction:

  • In a bowl mix both 2 tsp of coconut oil and 1 tsp of fine sugar.
  • And your mild scrub is ready coconut oil will moisturize your skin and fine sugar will exfoliate it mildly.

Moisturising:

Moisturising in the damp skin helps in locking moisture for a longer time if your skin is extremely dry and you need a natural ingredient for it use coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil or almond oil.

Choose your moisturizer carefully for good results in winter, go for an oil-based moisturizer in winter rather than water-based one.

DIY winter face mask:

  • Papaya face mask.

What you need:

  • 2 tsp of honey.
  • A piece of ripe papaya.

Direction:

  • Mash the papaya well.
  • Add 2 tsp of honey.
  • Apply it in dry areas for 5-10 min.

 

  • Lemon and honey:

What you need:

  • 2 tsp honey.
  • Half a tsp lemon juice.

Direction:

  • Add lemon juice and honey in a bowl.
  • Mix it well.
  • Apply it on your face with cotton ball.
  • Leave it for 10-15 min.
  • Rinse it with water.

Drink plenty of water:

Drinking plenty of water will Keep your body hydrated and moisturize your skin. And your skin will glow in winters too.

Protect your skin:

Your skin needs sunscreen protection in winters due to the UVA and UVB rays peeping through clouds will damage your skin. So make sure to use sunscreen in winters too.

 

Hope these tips will help you to get that glow in winters. If you have any extra tips do comment in the comment section down below.

               Love Shubhagini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre Pregnancy Care

Having a child is a huge responsibility and if it comes with surprise it would take you to, understand the things slowly when you are not ready, in our case we have planned a baby so I have taken care of all the things that are to be needed before having a baby.

Not only your health involves in it but your mental and financial decision also plays a huge role in it.

So, here are my pick-ups that I have done before conceiving:

Your partner decision:

Having a baby is both Father and Mother responsibility, so talk about parenting with your partner about

  • How does he feel about it?
  • Whether he is ready to take a responsibility?
  • Are we financially strong enough to give the best to our child?
  • Working or stay at home.
  • What all are his priorities and expectation.

Talk to your doctor:

After mutually deciding over having a baby the first thing I had done to talk to my doctor because she is the only one who knows you inside out.

In my case, she told me to have a thyroid, diabetic test done first and after which she prescribed me the folic acid tablet for one month and then try for it.

Talking to your doctor plays a major role if you have any disease that can affect your baby can be treated at an earlier stage so that you can have a healthy pregnancy.

Stop taking pills:

If you are on birth control pills stop using them a month before, in order to have a successful pregnancy rate and this will also help you to calculate your most fertile time of the month.

Watch your weight:

Otherwise, you are going to gain 11-15 kg during pregnancy which depends on women to women but to maintain a healthy BMI is very much important so that it cannot affect you later on because overweight can lead to many problems later on.

Cut or limit caffeine:

Being a coffee addict it’s very difficult for me to control over it so, I have started to take it in an account way before trying for a baby, limit your caffeine amount day by day so that when you’ll conceive it will not affect your craving at all.

Not only coffee but also try to cut down common sources of caffeine like tea, soda, and green tea.

 

Follow a proper diet:

Avoid outside food as much as you can and try to take a 5-6 portion of meals of home cooked food in a day, it’s ok to cheat once in a while when you crave for pizza or burger but, try to avoid it as much as you can.

Increase the amount of water intake:

Increasing the water intake will help you in fight morning sickness, indigestion and heartburn not only this it will also help you in stretch marks and in urinary infection too.

These are all I have tried it let me know if you find it useful in the comment section and all the best for it.

Love Shubhagini

Maternity Clothing Hacks

When I was pregnant I was all thrilled to shop for myself first 9 months and then for a baby, but the amount of price in name of maternity was way hell expensive.

Because of the fact that we can use them for few months only, I drop the idea of buying them instead with the little hacks and DIY I found on Pinterest you can survive in your pregnancy without buying them.

The first trimester is the easy one as you don’t need oversize cloth for the first 3 months; I have survived in my already owned clothes up to 5 months.

And now when I am in my 7 months I need that extra fabric, here are some hacks and DIY that I found on Pinterest for maternity hack.

Steal your husband T-shirt:

From lounging around the house to exercising I found them the comfiest outfit even though they are of a Medium size for your husband you’ll feel like large size all comfortable in it.

Bra-back extender:

Let’s face it your boobs will increase throughout the pregnancy and buying new lingerie every month will be a waste, a bra- back extender will work by adding some extra inches and breathing room for you.

Instead, invest in a good nursing bra.

Hair elastic:

Your favorite pair of jeans can still be worn with this simple hair elastic trick.

Make Maxi dress and Anarkali your best friend:

This is the best hack I have found to wear maxi dresses and Anarkali kurtas in your pregnancy as you can get them in a different style without spending much on it.

They can even do a trick on your maternity shoot.

Yoga pants and jeggings:

Like the maxi dress and Anarkali yoga pants and jeggings can also do a trick making you comfortable yet stylish at the same time.

Pair it up with long tops for that flaunting look.

Buy top in one size up:

For this hack go for a long top in one size up, they’ll not be stuck in your belly and will be comfortable too.

 

Here are my tips and tricks to save a little in maternity clothing, tell me yours in the comment section below.

Love Shubhagini

 

 

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DIY Coconut Winter Moisturiser

Winters are in its almost top notch, which brings dry skin and chapped lips and is the most irritating thing to face in this cozy winter. No matter how much you moisturize your skin it is the same dry feeling after some time.

Recently I came over this DIY recipe of moisturizer made up of all natural ingredients which are not only safe on your skin but also keeps it lubricant and chapped free for a longer time.

Here I have used coconut oil as a carrier oil you can also use almond oil, Shea butter or cocoa butter for it.

For this, all you need is:

  • 4 tsp of solidified coconut oil.
  • 2 capsule of vitamin E oil. ( easily available in medical stores)
  • 1 lemon zest.

Direction:

  • Add 4 tsp of solidified coconut oil in a bowl, solidified because it will be easy to whip it up with an electrical blender.
  • After whisking it up for 2-3 minutes add one whole lemon zest into it and squeeze two capsules of vitamin E oil into it.
  • Fold it up gently, exactly the way you fold a cream for cake.
  • And that’s it your homemade moisturizer is ready.
  • You can also add your favorite essential oil to it.
  • It can be stored in the fridge if you have mild winters.

 

Let me know in the comments how its turn out.

Love Shubhagini

 

How to plan a Baby moon In India

Babymoon is a whole new travel trend in India, which is already been popular in the west. Planning a babymoon in India can be quite a new experience for a couple as there is too much restriction from family but, once your doctor gives you a green flag you can plan it a much needed alone time before the baby arrives.

Babymoon is a trip taken by an expectant couple before the baby arrives. it’s a great time to spend some romantic quality time with your spouse because once the baby arrives hardly you’ll get a time for anything.

if you are planning one here are my tips and tricks to make it a memorable one without any problems.

Consult your doctor:

The first and foremost thing is your health, keep it in priority and plan accordingly. consult your gynecologist before planning, if you have any health issues try to avoid traveling instead plan a luxury stay in your city itself.

Picking up a time:

the best time to plan babymoon is the second trimester as it is easy going one and you can flaunt your little baby bump too. Youll be comfortable and enjoy your destination with ease in your second trimester.

Getting a pregnancy travel insurance:

Pregnancy travel insurance helps you if you are traveling outside the country, the cost and cover time period depends on insurance companies you are opting. try to invest in a quality travel insurance company.

Choosing a destination:

I would suggest you visit a place you have been before as it has to be an easy going trip you don’t need to explore a more of it, it’s you and your husband quality time. Just relax and make wonderful memories out of it talking about a future baby.

Or if you want to explore a new place here are some exotic babymoon destination India.

Kerela:

paradise for honeymooners this god’s own state will surely give you an extraordinary experience being it a strolling in beaches or getting a special spa.

Goa:

Another laid back and most relaxed destination, skip the tourism places and book a resort with direct access to beaches.

Pondicherry:

Enjoy the French side of India on this island with treating your little one with french cuisines.

Kodaikanal:

This unexplored hill station is a must visit once in a lifetime I absolutely fell in love with this place due to its mix Tamil and British culture, affordable Sunday market and the delicious mango.

 

These are my picks do tell me in the comment section below where you have been in your babymoon and hows was it.

Love Shubhagini.

 

 

 

Pregnancy Skin Care

Pregnancy comes with lots of joy and happiness but, at the same time with symptoms that we don’t want to share in our happy time be it a morning sickness, acne, skin discoloration etc which differs from women to women. There are some symptoms which we can’t solve and have to face it.

Whereas if it comes to skin care you can actually treat them or can take a good care of yourself before it comes in your pregnancy way.

Here are some natural treatments you can do at home during your pregnancy:

Take an adequate sleep:

Take a good sleep of at least 7-8 hour in a day it will not only relax your mind and body and will keep you away from stress which is the main cause of a lot of problems. Try to catch an afternoon nap if possible.

If you are working mom try to sleep early in the night so that your body gets an adequate sleep when it needs the most i.e. during pregnancy time.

Exercise:

As much as sleep is important during pregnancy so as exercising too, which helps in maintaining your stamina as it takes a lot of energy in developing a baby.  If you can’t make time for it try to do a simple 30-45 minutes walk in a day.

Exercise will help in maintaining your glow and charm throughout pregnancy.

If you are second-time mother take your toddler to park and play a light exercise game with them or go for a grocery shopping and take those heavy bags back home.

Try to take stair and walk as much as possible and don’t stop doing your household chore as these small things also help a lot in building up your stamina.

NOTE: Consult your doctor before attempting any exercise.

Maintaining a right weight:

Gaining weight during pregnancy is a natural process don’t freak out too much about it as it all depends on your eating habit don’t take a chance to eat each and everything especially a junk food.

A healthy pregnant woman may gain 11-15 kg in her 9 months, maintain a right weight from starting onwards.it will not only make you feel good inside out but, also keep you away from diseases like diabetics, thyroid and varicose veins.

Drinking plenty of water:

Drinking plenty of water helps me a lot as my skin becomes dryer and dryer day by day during my pregnancy, drinking plenty of water helps you in removing out all toxins from your body which can cause acne, dry skin etc. Not only this keeping hydrated your body will also help you in reducing your stretch marks.

Try to drink at least 3 liters of a water in a day.

Home remedies for skin regime:

No doubt many skin care products come with parabens and SLS in it which can be not good for you and baby too, try to use natural ingredients like

  • Shea butter and cocoa butter for stretch marks.
  • Raspberry seed oil and Shea-butter for SPF.
  • Coconut oil or jojoba oil for moisturiser.

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Do good care of yourself and relax as much as you can because once a baby arrives you may not get a time for yourself. I hope this article helps you in a best possible and do let me know in comment section below.

Love Shubhagini

Signs and Symptoms that shows you are Pregnant

As it is our first baby and totally a planned one the first thing that worries me all the time, is that going to happen or not, how ill came to know that I am pregnant or not. Obviously to know that I had to wait for my periods but, that too ditches us some time and come late.

Well, in our case we had planned to have a baby after 3 years of our marriage. So, before trying for it we had consulted our gynecologist in May 2017 she told us to take folic acid and to try from next month i.e. from June 2017.

Apparently that month my in-laws were also about to visit us so we are not so sure about it but, had to give it a try but were not sure that it will work or not that is when I had observed a lot of changes in my body that shows I am pregnant.

So, here is my experience with Signs and symptom which shows early in first month i.e. you are pregnant or not:

Frequent pee visit:

This can be an irritating sign, visiting frequent trip to loo whether it might be day or night you’ll always feel like peeing during pregnancy as your uterus presses your bladder which makes it take a lot of pee breaks in your first 3 months.

Fatigue:

If you feel tired all the time and can’t do the work like before that means you may be pregnant as your body is busy in making a little munchkin which takes up all your energy. I remember feeling tired just after waking up so you can’t imagine how tired one pregnant woman can feel.

Tender and swollen nipples:

It’s painful due to hormonal changes as breasts change its size and makes them sensitive, sometimes I feel like putting TOUCH ME NOT signboard on them. It will go on after first few weeks as your body will, later on, adjust to hormonal changes.

Mood swing:

Blame it on hormonal changes if your mood swings often in a day that is probably due to the pregnancy which can make you joy and sad at the same moment.

I remember crying it loud when nobody listens to me and on silly things and my mom still makes the fun of it.

Darkening areolas:

The circle around your nipples will start appearing darker and widen due to hormonal changes which are preparing our breasts to breastfeed.

Missing period:

This is the sure shot symptom to know that you are pregnant, get a pregnancy test to know your result at home and surprise your husband.

This is my experience in the first month of pregnancy where I didn’t know the result but experience all these early signs. Share your story in the comment box below.

Love Shubhagini