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Five easy & nice toddler lunch box ideas.

Children Culinary

Five easy & nice toddler lunch box ideas.

I know this has absolutely nothing to do with design or interiors, but my daughter just completed her nursery and I realised how fast did this one year go. I still remember her first day at school, which is when this picture was taken. We all were very happy, except for little Mr. Butters, the poodle. He protested by not coming inside the kitchen.  I know a lot of moms who are starting this new phase of sending their kids to school for the first time, and I thought that sharing some easy and fun lunchbox ideas would be nice. ...

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Travel Thursdays - Tropical Dreaming with baby on board

Children Our Friends Travel

Travel Thursdays - Tropical Dreaming with baby on board

The quintessential fun mom - Devina of 'My Little Pudding'. Radiating with positive energy, her smile is infectious, in fact her little adorable pudding of a son - Armaan gets it from her. She's a britannica for moms. A super blogger, she indeed puts the sweetness in motherhood. If you're not following her blog, you indeed are missing out. I absolutely love & adore her. In fact, her positive energy was my biggest push when I started Parrot & Lily. So glad, I get to call her a friend.  One of her many talents is luxury travelling every second week...

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Travel Thursday - Travelling for new moms

Children Travel

Travel Thursday - Travelling for new moms

A very good friend of mine just became a mommy. She loves to travel, and wanted me to suggest a few places to go with her newborn. Suddenly I went into a time machine.  I've always been very spontaneous about travelling. Getting to Jakarta and then wondering which island we would fly to - that's classic us. Or leaving for Manali without any plans and then deciding to carry on to Spiti Valley, and buying winter clothes on the way, that's us again.  But when you have a baby, things change. Suddenly, you find yourself calculating the transit time, and calling...

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Ten beautiful nurseries to die for

Children Decor

Ten beautiful nurseries to die for

It's not a secret that Nurseries are the most adorable rooms in any home. And why shouldn't they be, after all they're that room of the house where the most love in decorating goes. I don't know any mom, or dad who doesn't want to give their little one anything less than an enchanted wonderland. I remember the countless number of hours I spent reading about nursery decoration, planning & designing the prefect cot & dècor that goes around it.  We knew we could not settle for one of those mass produced cribs. I remember endless trips to the mall & furniture stores...

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The Toddler Closet

Children Decor

The Toddler Closet

  If you haven’t noticed, toddlers are a whimsical bunch. Hyper stimulated as they are, they could be painting at 11, and jumping in trampoline at 11:15 am. As a parent, I feel it is a good idea to have a closet full of constructive things. If you can make the whole thing look beautiful for the most part, it’s a huge added plus.  Books – Probably your best friend. Some books that I would recommend are  0-6 months – Mr. Brown can moo (Dr. Seuss), Higher higher (Leslie Patricelli), From head to toe (Eric Carle). Honestly, I can get an academy award for...

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