Friday, October 24, 2014

Mom Confidence: Where's my applause!

 Ever felt that way mom.I have !And I have heard it from other mom friends too.

Where's my applause!

We serve within the confines of 4 walls,singing ABC's tirelessly, reading that book for the nth time in a row and doing the mundane day in day out.In between all these we nurture a young soul and shower it with love.

There are no appraisals ,there are no you've done a great job pat,there are no materialistic incentives.

Our applause seems to be missing!

Hey moms,God loves service done in the secret.He loves prayer done within confines of four walls,then why would motherhood be any different.Our service will never be seen or never be heard before people but is perfectly trumpeting clearly before our god.

Service - an action done without expecting anything in return.

Yes ours is service! So give a pat on your shoulder. You are awesome mom!

To me the fruits of motherhood is much like Heaven.
It can never be seen right now,but its right around the corner.
I know and hope looking forward to the things I can't see.

Fellow mom, we toil and reach forward for the prize that can't be seen.
So don't lose hope ,don't lose heart.
We work for an audience of one,'GOD',who sees all our hard work.
Not a single thing goes unnoticed by him.
And our appraisal and applause comes from him.

This new song "He knows my Name" by  Francesca battistelli is so amazing it sums it up.

I don't need my name in lights
I'm famous in my Father's eyes
Make no mistake
He knows my name
I'm not living for applause
I'm already so adored
It's all His stage
He knows my name oh, oh,
He knows my name

I Corin 15:58
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

My favorite quote of all

Interesting isn't it.When I first came across this quote,it did take me by surprise.I've always thought of service as service for the needy in under developed countries.I've never considered  service as the willingness to do the least /unprofitable things.

What we do for these little children may seem unimportant by human estimates,by financial successes but counts as everything to god :).

Be Strong Mom!Be brave!Be the revolution!


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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Date Night Recipe:Chef Emeril Lagasse's Rosemary and Garlic Roast Lamb

My husband and I love Lamb.It truly is a delicacy.

I did this with the Lamb shoulders.And made Mashed Potatoes as side for this dish.
So cooking time was 30 minutes at 400 degrees and 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Prep:20 min
Inactive:15 min
Cook:1 hr

4 pieces Lamb Shoulders (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1/8 cup fresh lemon juice
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper

1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (combination of rosemary, chives, and parsley)
1/2 cups diced onions
1/2 cups chicken stock
1/4 cup red wine

Full Procedure:

For Full procedure Click Here

Monday, October 20, 2014

Alphabet Craft: A for Apple Tree

We begin  with the easy A for Apple :).Easy craft for the mommy who makes the preliminary work and the child who puts the work together.

Alternate teaching: Count the Apples :)

Green Paper(Tree top)
Yellow construction Paper(Tree Bark)
Red Paper(for Apple)
Alphabet Sticker

1.I already had the tree ready, Gluing The Green Tree top to the Yellow Bark.
2.Dash and me Stuck the alphabet A to the apple 
3.Glued the apple to the tree

Friday, October 17, 2014

Mom Confidence:Taking Pride in your appearance!

As moms,busy moms,we fall easily prey to appearance isn't everything.

A few days ago,my aunt and I were  talking about appearances.
To be honest my appearance quotient has significantly degraded since being mom.
My aunt promptly gave a perfect word of advise - 'Taking care of your appearance will make you health conscious'
Lately my wardrobe consists of sweat pants,sneakers and t shirts.And zero makeup.
To top it all of I had expired moisturizer in my purse!Who does that,Me obviously!I guess you can picture my degraded appearance quotient.

Later in the day I met an older mom friend of mine.She is a mom to a young elementary schooler who is an amazing mom and  truly an inspiration.She is always well dressed and very presentable.And we hit of on the same topic - mom appearances.
She narrated an incident,on how she took care of her appearance even after she had had her baby.She mentioned 'When people come to meet my new baby ,I need to look a happy mom,I've done a feat,I've delivered a baby!'.
And I thought Wow!
Her point hits home.I can't look drab.

'I m a mom,a happy mom,I needed to step up to look like one too!'

So do we need to get extra heavy with make up and sweat like crazy while we run behind our toddler !Hahahah ;)

If your like me so conscious of all the chemicals in your makeup,go easy on it.

The things you find on youtube is amazing !They have quick makeup for busy moms :)

This was my favorite youtube quick makeup tutorial,although I don't use all the products that this mom does.Click Here

So this is my customised list of bare essentials from the videos:moisturizer, mascara,gloss and blush.Easy.I love that mascara makes my eyes bright.

Also I found some cool Mom Fashion bloggers,I love that they lean towards affordable styles.Check out Mom Fashion Blogger Click Here,and Indian fashion blogger Click Here

These are just starters and helpful tips,but I believe in making our own style which suits our personality and wearing it confidently.#GOTEAMMOM

De cluttering your closet, helps in finding all your much needed outfits.I cleaned out 3 drawers to end up with only one full of stuff I could really use.I had pregnancy clothes,clothes I'd love to wear but would not happen in this century post pregnancy ;),clothes I kept just for sentimental reasons,sheesh.Dumped all of them into a cardboard box and put them into a closet.

I m still the sweat pant,sneaker and t shirt wearing mom,but being presentable makes me feel serene and confident.Although there are days I've run out with just my gloss on :D.I m still working on it.So if any of you guys run past me in the grocery store,don't mention that I did this post ;)

I'd love to hear your favorite products,your easy or fast ways of doing things :)

Word Of Caution for the wise:
Although Appearances help set first impressions they are not the final verdict giver.

Proverbs 31:30 (NKJV)
30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.


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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My Style Easy Beef Chilli

I love making this very easy dish.It becomes my lunch /Dinner most days.Hearty and Yummy

1 lb Ground Beef/Turkey/Mutton
11/2-2 Tomatoes diced
1/2 Medium Yellow Onion diced
1/4 cup Green Bell Pepper diced
1 handful black beans
1 handful kidney beans
1 sausage(optional)
2-3 Glasses of Water
1 Jalapeño/2 Green Chillies chopped
Add as per taste:
Chipotle dry or liquid seasoning.
Chili Flakes (You can use left over pizza Chili flakes)

1.In a pan add 1 tbsp of oil brown the beef with Chili Flakes,salt and Pepper.Usually takes 15-20 minutes.
2.In a big vessel add all the ingredients,check for taste and bring it to boil.
3.Once the liquid boils,simmer the chili for 2 1/2 -3 hours,or until the beans are thoroughly cooked.
4.Add Cheddar Cheese on top and enjoy :)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Cutesy Itsy Bitsy Spider

Inspired by the Itsy Bitsy Spider

2 Big Pom Poms
1 Pipe cleaner Black(cut into 8 parts to make the spiders legs)
Googly Eyes -2

1.I glued the legs to the Body before I gave it to Dash.
2.He helped Glue the eyes and the head to the body.
3.Optionally you can glue a string to the body of the spider to make it as a hanging

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Craft Fest- Blogging by the Alphabet @ Oct 2014

Calling all Moms!
Calling all Moms!

So New Series ,Fun participation event for all!

The Objective of this Fest - is learning made fun through Crafts.
Each Monday,I will post an alphabet craft,starting 20 th October 2014.

How this Works:
On 20 th October 2014 - We will start with the Alphabet A - A for Apple/Airplane etc.
The following week 27th October with B - Ball and so on...

Where do I fit in:
I m accepting your crafts and creations - You can do for any alphabet following J (J ,K,L...etc)
Your family friendly craft will be featured on this site with credits to you.

Do I have to be a crafty mom?Nope,all you need is a heart to share your creation with fellow moms :)

In Order to avoid repetition,Please email me the letter you are creating your craft on and I can let you know if the letter is available.

Few things to remember:
1.As a mom it is my belief "Fun must be affordable to all",so the craft can be something made from day to day objects or it can be made with frugal items(felt,pom poms etc).

2.The craft must be simple so any child can participate.This way we can have fun as family.

3.Attach a Photo of your craft this must be your own,sorry,no pictures from the Internet allowed.

So Hurry,Hurry and send your creations to

And don't forget to share this event with your friends.

Lets have some fun Ladies and Kids!

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