Did you know?-Benefits and effects of Aloe Vera for skin, hair and teeth.

July 23, 2018 0 Comments A+ a-

Hello gorgeous,

This is a picture representing aloe Vera

We all know that Aloe Vera is a medicinal plant which can be used for a variety of purposes. It is one of God’s gifts for us. But how many of us know all the uses and how to use it? They're all people who still grow it without knowing the uses.

Benefits :

  • It cures many of the skin diseases, respiratory issues,  joint complaints, hair growth, and helps in getting the clear soft skin. 
  • It also helps to get rid of dandruff and lice in the head. 
  • It helps in weight loss, regulates irregular period and improves immunity.
  • It promotes good dental health.

It simply looks like that of a reduced cactus and has a weird sticky gel inside.

But that gel consists of more than two hundred ingredients in it.

Here are some of the tips that might be helpful for you!

For a beautiful and glowing skin:

This is a picture representing a beautiful girl with healthy skin

Usually, girls try anything for beautiful and glowing skin. So do I. And now boys have started too. And ladies after crossing the age of 40 fears about the wrinkles that appear on their faces. Here is one small and easy way to stay younger and beautiful.
  • The gel of Aloe Vera acts as a moisturizer for the skin. It is suitable for any type of skin. 
  • It may be dry, oily, allergic prone skin etc. this gel acts as the remedy and provides oxygen to the epithelial cells. 
  • It also heels sunburn, small cuts, wounds, abrasion, and skin irritation. 
How to use? 

Take a small piece of the plant and cut it through the center and remove the gel from it.
Do not touch the latex part. Make a paste of it and apply it gently on your skin everyday night  Before going to bed. You will have a healthy skin for sure.

For beautiful shiny hair:

The most important problems among females are hair fall, dryness of scalp, dandruff, thinning of hair etc. A simple one-way cure is the use of Aloe Vera.

How to use? 

 Apply the gel and massage well over the scalp and throughout the Length of the hair. Leave it for 10 minutes and wash the hair. 

The folic acid and the vitamins in the gel nourish the scalp and make it free from lice, dandruff, hair fall etc.


Let's see about the other benefits of Aloe Vera.

Aloe Vera helps in reducing weight loss:

Aloe Vera can improve the effectiveness of your everyday diet and also helps to increase your weight loss potential.

It has plenty of vitamins and minerals that contribute to weight loss, as well as many enzymes, sterols, and amino acids. It helps to improve the body’s absorption and utilization, thus improving overall health as well as weight loss success.

How to use? 
  • You can cut a piece of Aloe Vera which is the about 10-15cm length. Remove the skin and eat or can make a juice out of it. 
  • You should have it in empty stomach in the morning to have better results. 

Aloe Vera for dental health :

This is a picture representing teeth

  • Aloe Vera tooth gel has a similar function to that of a toothpaste. 
  • It eliminates the disease-causing bacteria and prevents your tooth decay and gum receding. 
  • It has anti-inflammatory property and hence prevents cavities. 
  • Aloe Vera tooth gel makes teeth whiter than other commercial toothpaste available in the market. 
  • The antibacterial property prevents plague in the mouth. 

It improves immunity: 

The juice of Aloe Vera is rich in anti-oxidants, which helps to cut out the free radicals in the body and boost up your immunity.

It also contains proteins which help in the development of muscle and also give a more amount of energy.

To make it work it should be taken regularly and for a long period of time.

How to drink the juice? 
  • The juice of Aloe Vera is so bitter that we wouldn’t think of even drinking it. 
  • To make it consumable take the gel and blend it well. You can also add this to some fruit juice that is sweet.
  • The leaves Aloe Vera can also be made as juice and taken with honey.

It cures certain stomach complaints:

  • It can be used for digestive complaints such as indigestion, acid reflux, stomach bloating, and flatulence and also for Irritable bowel syndrome. It helps to promote normal transit of waste matter through the bowel.
  • Usually, the gastric ulcer is due to the result of wearing away of the mucous membrane in the stomach. So the acid in the stomach produces ulcers. But research proves that Aloe Vera has a protective effect on the mucous membrane. 
  • It also helps to impair the secretion of gastric acid that causes the pain. It is also said that Aloe Vera decreases the leucocyte adherence and also promote the healing process.
  • It also helps in diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol complaints.

It treats menstrual irregularities :

  • It is used as a remedy during your periods. 
  • It naturally regulates your hormones and treats irregular periods. 
How to use? 

For best results extract aloe vera gel from the leaves and mix it with one teaspoon of honey and consume it regularly in empty stomach before breakfast. 

Note: Do not use this remedy during your periods. 


Aloe Vera is a plant that needs only less attention and gives more effects for us. It can be grown in the balcony of your own house. You need not depend upon the chemically prepared facial products and medicines sold in the market.

Instead, lead a healthy life at your own preparation.






How to support your child's mental health?-Guidelines to good parenting.

July 16, 2018 0 Comments A+ a-

Hello parent,
This is a picture representing to take care of child's mental health


I know you love your children. You get them everything they ask for. You do care about them more than you. You always think that they are still kids even if they become young adults.

You do your best to give them a good education and a good environment to live in.

But still, these days kids are very naughty and adamant. They throw tantrums and cry till they get what they asked for. Many are unable to adapt themselves to a new environment.

They complicate things.

They have a fear to face new challenges.

They even get depressed easily when things don't turn out well.

Why does this happen?

It is because you give them too much attention and pamper them always. You always hold their hands while walking through their life, fearing that they would fall or get hurt.

As a result, they lose confidence in themselves and start depending on you. They will have negative thoughts like :
  • What would happen if I go wrong?
  • What will others think about me if I fail?
  • Will I succeed?
  • Am I on the right path?
  • Will this idea work?

And so on...

We care about their physical health a lot. We give them nutritious food and other supplements to balance their diet.

But what about their mental health?

There are certain questions you have to ask yourself regarding your child's mental health.
  • How are you supporting them to have a good mental health? 
  • Do they have any stress? 
  • How do they manage in difficult situations? 
  • Do they know any stress relieving techniques? 
  • Are they able to handle the situation on their own? 
  • Are you showing them the right path to living?

If you are able to answer all the questions in a positive way then you guide them well.
Give yourself a thumbs up.

Good job.
This is a picture representing parenting skills


If you are not sure about your answers or do not know about your child's mental health, then please go through the guidelines below.

1. Say "I Love You" to your child every day.

I know your child is your heart and you love them to the core. You give them the best in everything. 

But does your child know it?

When you correct or punish them for his/her mistakes, they think that you don't love them. Slowly they develop negative feelings for you.
They become aggressive. They do the things you don't like. They even start hiding some events or parts of their life.

So, what can be done?

Just say the 3 magical words " Mamma or papa loves you". Yes, these are the words that do the magic. You may be strict or punish them. After some time just go to your child and say you love them and then explain their mistakes.

 Now they will understand their mistakes and they will take efforts to behave properly.

Say "I love you and I will be there for you always ". Make it a daily habit. Create a good bonding with your child which is the basis of all the steps.

2. Encourage your child to exercise and play outside.

During our childhood days, we used to play outside. But kids these days sit indoors and watch TV or play with gadgets.

Merits we had when we played outside :
  • It made us strong and fit. 
  • We learned to play in groups with friends which gave us the exposure to be a good team player. 
  • We learned how to handle both success and failure. 
  • We learned to give equal opportunity to our teammates.
Encourage your children to do exercise in the morning and make them play outside. Spend some time with them while playing. You can also set up a swimming pool outside your house and make them play with your guidance.

3. Do not give electronic gadgets like mobile and tablet for playing.

Nowadays children play games on mobiles, tablet, and other electronic gadgets. They get addicted to these gadgets and refuse to play outside. Recent research has said that children who use a lot of touchscreens have difficulties in holding a pencil and have a bad handwriting.

Disadvantages of using electronic gadgets :
  • They don't learn to play in groups. 
  • They don't give the opportunity to others while playing. 
  • They always want to win. 
  • They don't learn to face failure and get depressed when they fail. 
  • They want to be the team leader and lack the skill of a team player. 
  • They become weak physically.
So, don't give them mobiles or tablets. It will be hard for you to make your child not to use gadgets but you have to avoid it.

4. Keep an eye on their behavior.

Children grow quickly. They make friends once they start going to school. They may get into a good or bad company. Keep an eye on their behavior. If you notice any changed behavior which is bad, first find out the reason behind it. Take them to a calm place and explain that it is bad.

5. Support and praise your child.

We scold or punish our children when they do something wrong.

What do we do when they do good?

It may even be a small effort like cleaning their room, sharing a piece of chocolate with siblings/friends or just folding their clothes.

If you notice any good behavior in them, support it and praise them. Children like to be praised. This will have a positive impact on them. Slowly they will start doing good things on their own.

6. Give your child some rest time.

You will have dreams about your children. You might want them to play music, study well or involve in other extracurricular activities.

Remember your child has their own dreams. Give them some time for refreshing and to do the things they like. This will give them a positive attitude. Who knows they might even excel in those activities. See everything as an achievement.

7. Say that you are proud of them.


Each child is unique and talented. One might draw well, other might sing whereas another might dance.

Do not compare your child with another child. It makes them feel inferior. They lose their confidence. They will have a thought that they are considered a loser by others which will decrease their willpower.

What can be done?

Find out your child's talent and interest. Ask them what they like to do. If they like painting, get the paints.
If they like dancing, make them join a dance class.
If they are interested in any sports, join them for coaching.

Every child has some of the other talents. It is your responsibility to find them. Develop them.

Make them feel that they are the best. Tell them that you are proud of them.

Take a picture of your child with their achievement and pin it up in their room's wall.

Believe me, this will encourage your child to become a winner.


8. Don't pressure your child in any situation.

Do not pressure your child to do something which they don't like doing. You might want your child to play a Casio but he/she might be interested in painting. Please don't force them. It is their life. 

Respect and give space.

I have seen parents say "I wanted to be a doctor, but I couldn't. So I force my child to take science and want him to be one" whereas the child's dream is to be a pilot.

No, don't push them. They won't be interested in doing what you say and at the same time, they feel some pain in heart for not able to do what they like or dream about.

Guide them in their dreams and let them live their own lives.

9. Have a conversation with your child daily.

You should have some family time every day when all your family members sit together and discuss what they did that day. The best time is when you all sit for dinner or you can have some other time according to your convenience.

Open up to your child about what you did that day or how did you feel during the day and only then your child will say about theirs. Ask them "how was your day or how was school today?" .If you don't say anything and just ask them, they will only have a cold reply "why should I tell while you don't tell me anything ?" or they might tell something irrelevant to the topic.

Remember your children copy you. It is from you what they learn. Have a pleasant conversation every day.
This is a picture representing a family spending time together

10. Spend time and listen to your child and get to know their feelings.

Spend some time with your child. Know about your children.

Try to understand them. Find the things that make them feel upset. Find their problems.

Many schools going children are affected by bullying. Their fellow students tease them and make them feel inferior.

Find the reason behind it. Assure them that he/she is the best. Make them feel that you are always there for them.

Educate yourself about mental problems and coping skills to make them relaxed. You may learn and teach them simple meditation techniques that do wonders in relaxing.

Take them for a walk outside. Ask them to enjoy nature. You can even make their favorite food or give them compliments.

11. Don't feel ashamed to get the help of professionals if you are unable to handle your child's problem.

Knowledge is as deep as an ocean. We can't master everything. We only know a handful of information which is necessary for us to survive.

So, if you are unable to understand your child or not able to solve their problems, don't worry or get upset. Every parent goes through such a situation. And you are not exceptional.

Don't feel ashamed to admit that you are unable to guide or solve your child's problem.

There are a lot of professionals out there who are ready to help you out. If your child doesn't open up to you, take him to a counselor. They will make him/her speak up and overcome the obstacles.

Teenagers undergo bullying, harassment and sexual abuses which they keep it a secret and worry about it within themselves.

They won't inform their parents or friends about the incident. Many adolescents and young adults go into depression due to this. Counselors and psychotherapists give them counseling and help them regain their willpower.

12. Do not fight with your spouse or neighbor in front of your child.

Fighting with your spouse or neighbors in front of your child make them aggressive. They develop a thought that they could win over a conversation by speaking harshly.

 Children whose parents fight develop a feeling of being neglected. They develop stress and depression. This affects their future too.

They long to be loved by someone but wear a mask of stubbornness and an angry person. As a result, they get into bad company and start taking alcohol and drugs.

13. Say "No" stubbornly.

You earn for your children. You get them everything they wish for. You always keep them in a comfort zone.

This is not good. You have to learn to say NO to your children.

Do not get them everything they want until it is necessary.

Tell them that they could get it some other time.

Teach them the art of patience.

Make them realize that they can't get everything they wish for.

Don't hold their hands in every situation. Let them fall and rise on their own.

They have to get used to the word "NO". Be strong in what you say. Don't compromise even if they cry.

They have to taste the bitterness of failure and only then they will cherish their success.

Make them realize that success can't be got in an overnight time. Teach them to work hard and not to lose their heart.

14. Assure them that God will guide them through the dark path of life.

You may talk positively to your child, yet they might feel an emptiness within them.

Our children need to hold on tight to a rope called prayer to get connected with God.

Only He can do wonders. Assure them hard work will be paid and God will guide them.

Make it a habit for your child to pray every day and to surrender themselves to God asking for guidance.

Once they start believing in God they will fear to harm others and will lead to a happy peaceful life.

Happy parenting.

How To Think Positive?- Guide To Better and Happy Life.

July 09, 2018 0 Comments A+ a-



You may have heard people tell "think positive and you will be happy and succeed in your life ". Have you ever wondered why do they say so? Is it just a saying or is it really true? Or maybe they want to comfort you by saying so.

Whatever it may be. Everyone keeps telling it.

OK hold on a second...


What does this positive thinking actually mean? What does it do to you? 

Positive thinking is an attitude which makes you push yourselves to expect good and desired results. The power of positivity is to help you create and transform your energy into reality. Positive mindset helps you to seek happiness, health and a happy ending regardless of the situation.

Do you know why fairytales have a happy ending? It tells you if you put your efforts with a positive attitude you will succeed.

 Positivity enhances your mind and makes you move forward.

 Positivity is the key to your success.

Why do you need positive thoughts? 

  • It helps you to keep the stress away.
  • It helps to explore new things. 
  • It helps you to avoid many mental and physical diseases. 
  • It helps you to think open-mindedly. 
  • It helps to discover your own skills. 
  • It keeps you motivated.
  • It helps us to cope more easily with our daily works in life, to fulfill our day to day needs and would bring constructive changes in our lives. 
  • It will make us an optimist and will help us to avoid worries and negative thoughts.

How to gain it?

Positive thinking is a way of constructive thinking. We should keep thinking about solutions and believe that we can find them. It's just not enough that we believe that things will turn out to be okay.

It is a real task where you put your minds together to find out the way to a solution.

All you need is to build up confidence in yourself, get yourself motivated, have the guts to face the situation and fully believe that you can do it.

Motivation is the energy and zest to do things and accomplish goals. It makes you focus on the things you do. It makes you spend your energy and time on work in accomplishing a goal.

Do not allow anything to get in your way. Your path may be hard and tricky. It may tend to discourage you and break down all that you have developed within you. Still, you have to keep going and stay focused on your way.

A few questions to check out if you are on the right path?

  • Do you believe that your work will turn out to be a successful one?
  • Do you involve yourself in inspiring and encouraging others?
  • Have you given up in difficult situations and when meeting obstacles?
  • Have you looked at a problem as a curse or a blessing in disguise?
  • Do you believe that you possess enough self-esteem and self-confidence to handle confidently the affairs of your daily life?
  • Do you look for solutions instead of dwelling on them?

If all these questions have an answer “yes” then it means you are heading toward success.

The “power of positive thinking” is a popular concept, and sometimes it can feel a little cliche.

Here is how you get the power.


You can make your day happy by saying these positive points every day.

  • Make yourself feel better on seeing the slightest positive thing.
  • Take up the difficult situation as a challenge and fun. Turn failures into success.
  • Turn the negative self-talk into positive self-talk.
  • Be right where you are and live the present, with no panic about the future.
  • Find good friends who can motivate you and stay away from the ones who desire to crush you.
  • Be open to criticism and keep learning.  A quote says”keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow". So, your view must be headed straight to success and nothing else.


Every hard work results in success and if it ends up in failure, then it is a lesson to be learned.

There is nothing to do with what has already happened. But, tomorrow is always yours to win or lose.

These lessons can be applied to all of us in any situation. Positive thinking offers compounding returns. So, the more often you practice it, the greater will be the results you get.

Finally, you will reach success.

I wish you all success. 

Essential play things and toys that you can get for your child (0 months to 4 years) - A guide to toys for infants and toddlers.

July 02, 2018 0 Comments A+ a-

Hello wonderful mommies, 

This is a picture of various toys for toddlers

               Are you looking for the things and toys to get your little ones but not sure what to buy or have a thought whether it will be useful to them? Or are you wondering will they like it?

               Just don't worry, you have landed on the right page.

               Our kids are our first priorities and to make them sit in one place by engaging them with toys or things is a tedious job. We often wish we had some time for us a "me time" to relax, to feel fresh, to listen to our favorite song, to talk to our dear ones etc..

                Being a full-time mother of a 4-year-old kid, I have gained some experience in buying things and toys for kids to play and keep them occupied while you work or have your own time relaxing.

Note:
  • Care should be taken while giving toys to your kids. Some parts may be sharp, broken which might harm them or kids may tend to swallow tiny pieces. 
  • Always keep an eye on them while playing.
  • Never give them small balls or things like beads even if they are attractive. Kids may swallow or put it in their nose.
  • Check them if they play too silently as they do all mischievous works silently. 

0 months to 12 months :

Play mats:

Play mats are essential for your baby to lie down and play. It has a soft texture. Many colorful hanging things are attached to the play mats which enable the baby to be attracted towards it.

Rattles, objects which makes sound and squeaking toys:

During the first 3 months, the baby's vision is blurry. They can hear sounds. Rattles and toys making various sounds are found in shops. These sounds help in enhancing their observation skills.

Musical toys:

Toys which has various animals and birds sounds are found. It has many button type keys with an animal picture on it which when pressed produce the corresponding animal sound. You can encourage your child to press those buttons.

Bath toys:

To make bathing fun, toys like rubber ducks and water animals can be bought. These toys float on water and distract the babies from crying.
Care should be taken while making them a bath in bathtubs.

Teething toys:

Once the baby starts teething, they have an uneasy pain in the gums. Teething toys act as a reliever from pain.

Lighting toys:

After 3 months slowly babies start to see colors. They are attracted towards bright colors. Toys which produce colorful lights can be given.

Stacking toys:

By 6 months when the babies start to sit, stacking toys can be given. This makes their brain sharp. Initially, they won't arrange. But slowly in practice, they will learn to arrange it accordingly.

Balloons:

Balloons are babies favorite. You can carry balloons in your handbag while you go out and blow them when your child becomes irritated. I do it at all times.

Drums:

Once your baby starts to sit, you can give them drums. When they tap, they will hear sounds which makes them excited.

Fitting block toys:

Similar to stacking toys fitting block toys have different shapes which fit only in that particular area. It helps your child to learn about different shapes.

Swing:

Spring swings are so much fun. It makes your child jump in happiness.

Stuffed fabric balls:

Small stuffed fabric balls make them crawl or walk to get the ball. Roll the ball on the floor and ask them to take it.

13 months to 24 months:

This is a picture of a girl blowing bubbles

Balls:

Boys are always crazy about balls. Just get them lighter one so they may feel easy to play with. Never get them hard ones especially when they play indoors.

Dolls:

Dolls are girls favorite. They easily get attached to one.
Make sure the plastic or fabric is good and there is no loosened wool which may lead to choking when they keep in mouth.

Bubbles:

Kids are fascinated by bubbles. There are also bubble trains which produce bubbles while running.

Fruits and vegetable toys:

Children start to recognize objects. Teach them with plastic fruits and vegetable toys.

Pull back toys:

These toys make children run behind them thus enhancing motor skills.

Picture book:

You can start teaching your kids with picture books. They will learn to listen and point to the corresponding picture when you call the name.

2 years to 3 years:

Cars and train set:

Boys love cars. At this stage, they will slowly start their fondness towards cars from balls.
Be careful with the wheels as they may come out.

Bolts and nuts :

This is to enhance their cognitive and motor skills.

Kids laptop :

Children learn alphabets and numbers. There are also some small activities. Kids love laptop as they like to imitate us.

Building blocks :

Building blocks get them occupied for a while. It improves their creative thinking and you will be amazed by seeing your little ones building and naming them.

Dress up dolls and a kitchen set:

Girls have a fondness towards dolls. They slowly start to imitate their mothers and grandma. They like dressing up dolls, combing their hair and to play with kitchen set making their own dishes.

Alphabet and number magnets :

You can make your kids learn alphabets and numbers using magnets.

Talking tom:

Talking Tom toy imitates what you speak. It will be fun for babies when it imitates their sounds.

This is a picture of children playing together

3 years to 4 years :

Crayons and Paints:

Children at this age learn to hold a pencil. They too have an attraction towards colors. You can give them crayons to color. Paints can be given but you have to assist them.

Cycles and Big cars:

By this age, you can get your kids cycle and big cars which they can drive. Trust me they will love riding it on their own.

A fishing game with the rod:

In this game, there will be 7 to 8 plastic fishes which float in water. Each fish has an iron screw near their mouth. There will be a rod with a magnet. Your child has to pick the fish using the rod. It improves their concentration.

Playhouse and ball pool:

Playhouse and ball pool are kids all-time favorite.


So what are you waiting for? Get the toys according to your kid's age and watch them play. Take pictures, videos and have fun.

The above-mentioned things and toys are available both online or in toy shops near your home. I don't sell or have an affiliate with any online companies. This is just for your information. 

If you have any suggestions or ideas to make kids occupied with activities, please comment below.