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Rachel is a mum of two boys, blogger and a lover of writing all stuff inspirational. Anything to inspire women and mums and you'll find her there. Check out her family's YouTube channel too @presentfatherhood

Everyone may want a piece of you this festive Christmas season, and it can get overwhelming. Being the merry-making time, meeting more people that you’d not connected with earlier in the year is the norm. Amidst all this, you may tend to feel socially exhausted from the high fives, and grown up catch ups you need to make in a span of hours. Worse still, as a mama, the kids may be on your neck wanting this or the other, and you may be stuck wondering if you signed up for such festive-coupled chaos in the first place. How can you maintain your sanity this Christmas season, even when the demands are too high from you?  Have some quiet time…

It’s officially the week before Christmas weekend, and all hands are probably full. With everyone decorating for Christmas, or trying to to finalize in the ultimate Christmas recipe, spirits are truly high. So, what fun activities should you consider for your little ones this Christmas season? Here’s some festive tips for you. Create some crafts together A child making crafts- PEXELS Kids love helping, and if your young ones want to spend more time indoors, allow them to. To keep them engaged, help them make their own crafts, like stars for decorating the house, or Christmas tree. Some crafts ideas are pretty manageable for children above 3 years. With some paper, cardboard, and glue, you’re good to go! Try some…

Recipe by Roopal Mandavia Pav Bhaji rolls are a comfort food that takes you straight up on an Indian street food experience. You can confidently make these at home, by preparing the pav, which is the soft bread roll, and Bhaji, the tantalising curry. Recipe for the dough 3 and a 1/2 cup plain flour1 tbsp yeast2 tbsp sugar1/2 cup oil1tsp salt1 cup warm milk if more liquid needed, add water.Read also: Reasons to try Pav Bhaji from Suli’s Magic Kitchen By Roopal Mandavia: Tasty, and comfort food-Pav bhaji rolls- Method: Mix all dry ingredients then mix the wet ingredients.Make a smooth soft dough. Cover for 1/2 an hour.Once risen, roll into a big rectangle. Spread butter evenly, then some…

Mother’s day is here, another opportunity to celebrate your mom. It’s a fact that mothers can be described as the backbones of each family. They are the ones who handle and make sure everything is superb around the home, supporting us in all our endeavors which helps us throughout our lifetime. As we celebrate all the amazing and strong mothers out there, I want to take some time and give you a few goods and awesome gift ideas that may be perfect for celebrating your mother on Mother’s Day. Here are some of the sweet and memorable gifts that you may use to celebrate your mother apart from telling her how much you love her. Jewelry and Accessories Women are always…

The question of taking the Covid-19 vaccine or not is on every dinner table conversation. With the world going through a pandemic that has left many people at a standstill, researchers have worked on producing the Covid-19 vaccine that spurs a lot of controversies. As such, it’s normal for people to have questions about them. Amidst the popular and medical opinions on getting vaccinated, your family members may have their concerns. How do you start off this conversation? Primarily, it’s preferred you just listen to them without judgment and identify the root of their concerns. Say acknowledging statements to make them feel safe and heard like, “I’ve noticed that you are stressed at work. How you’re working from home seems…

Car sickness is when a person reacts badly to motion, especially kids. It happens more often in children as compared to adults. When traveling, a child’s inner ear is always concentrating on the movement around them while their eyes are focused on that book or screen and since they are sitting still, the information from the movement through the inner ear tends to send conflicting data to the brain which then leads to vomiting, nausea, cold sweats, and other motion sickness symptoms. With car sickness, matters of inheriting those conditions from family is always a 50-50 chance. A child may have it or not. Parents with car sickness problems may have kids who don’t even portray signs of motion sickness…

Working from home is something that has been introduced to some of us at this hard time of the worldwide spread pandemic. Especially when you have kids and trying to work from home during this Covid-19 season, it gives you an idea that you will now be spending more time with your family, relax and also work at your amole schedule. Whereas this is true, the reality is, working from home needs much more self-discipline, focus, and time management. It may sound stupid for those who’ve never tried it but working from home can truly be problematic. Many people who have been through this road have been sharing how they are procrastinating important issues, always unfocused, bored, disorganized, and overwhelmed…

Facing childhood trauma often follows someone to later manifest in your parenting. Those traumatic experiences from your childhood can negatively affect your parenting and need a lot of work to get over. Otherwise, you could then project to your children and also cause them childhood traumas too. In this article, learn more about how it may affect your parenting and how to cope up.  Some of these horrific childhood traumatic and stressful events that can affect parenting include; Sexual or physical abuse, rape, kidnapping, car or plane crashes, war, natural disasters like hurricanes or floods, shootings like drive-by’s or school shootouts, witnessing of murder, crimes or death scenes among others. Another type of childhood hardship that majorly, hurts the family…

With the deadly Covid-19 virus pandemic still affecting many countries worldwide, this year’s Easter celebrations are mostly being done inside the pods or homesteads as compared to the real tradition of Easter celebrations where people would go for egg hunts around the block or attend family-friendly events and have fun outdoors. I know most of you are feeling down and wondering how to make this season truly special. Well, don’t worry, that indoor celebration can truly be more awesome than the outside celebrations. With today being Easter Monday, you can still make a festive Easter basket, chip in some special traditional brunch recipe, ensure that you don’t forget about dyeing Easter Eggs.  This activity can truly keep Easter celebration spirits…

Adapted from Southern Living Instead of the common tradition of cooking lamb meat, try spicing that Easter dinner with some yummy Ginger Ale-Can Chicken. For this recipe, two whole chickens are marinated in a mixture that includes liquid steak seasoning, rosemary, garlic, and pepper. The chickens then get oven-baked vertically over opened cans of ginger ale until they are perfectly roasted. The secret is that in the hot oven the ginger ale steams, keeping the chicken moist. This easy roasting method also allows fat to drip through and around the chickens, giving them a rich flavor and a beautiful golden(brown color). This will result in great taste on the table especially if served fresh and hot, it would certainly give…

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