Back to School

Hello everyone, today Im coming up with an exciting article, of sharing some of the best tips for the parents and the childrens. I would like to share some of my personal tips that I follow at home , and my daughter enjoys following them as well. 

Now that the lovely summer holidays have come to an end, and the back to school season has already begun, coping up with the time may be little difficult for the moms , whose kids have just joined the school. So, it can be hard to get back into school routine for both the adults and the kids. To help you out , read through the list of the tips mentioned here and identify some strategies that you think could help you stay organized.

  1. Set up a bed time and a wake up time in advance , to be precise I let my daughter sleep in the noon for about 2 hours, and make sure to go to bed back again by 9pm, in this case she has sufficient sleep time , feels fresh when she wakes up at 5.15am . yes, its 5.15am, as her school bus picks her up at 6am.
  2. Plan healthy lunches and snacks, by planning meals at home, you are more likely to make healthy choices for your children. protein rich snacks, with fruits and vegetables and other wholesome items will make sure that the kids have the energy to tackle.
  3. Important : Talk about bullying ,with this world becoming digital, most of the children faces bullying, which sometimes lead to extreme cases. By talking with your children, you can ensure that they know how to talk properly to their classmates , teachers and other people around. Do make sure that your child knows that you will support them if they come to you.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For children 4 and above definitely needs to be advised  , and educated in a simple form as per their age, as we see and hear lot of things around !                                                 
  4. Ask your kids , feel free to ask them thoroughly all the happenings in school from the bus to school and to school back home. Remember, never ask them in a doubtful manner. Always show excitement and ask them in a polite manner . Here are few examples listed down below :  
  • How was your day ?
  • Did you have fun in the class?
  • Was anyone of your friend absent?
  • ‘what was the interesting session you had today?
  • How was the snack and lunch today ?
  • What was the boring session you had today?
  • Do you any assignments to do ?
  • Is there any notifications for the parents? and lot more…

In this case, you are building a good friendly rapport with your child and this can be continued till their teens. 

5. Always establish a “family time” whether it is during the dinner or before the bed time.

6. Schedule a time for their own activities like playing or watching TV. At the same time schedule a study time, as low as just 15-20 mins , for a Kindergarten kids as well. Keeping this practice, makes them feel responsible , dedicated and committed to their studies, as they grow up and study in different grades.

7. Create a dedicated space for your kids to store their school supplies. Make sure to clean up the place , if it is messy. In this way they learn to organize their things well.

8. Have your kids set realistic goals for the new academic year. for an example to read 10 stories. 

9. Establish rules , as once they are back from school, where they should put lunch boxes, keep their school bags, shoes & socks, etc., this way they learn to be well disciplined and remember , discipline starts from home.

10. Tell your kids not or never to bring any one’s things from school or take any sort of unnecessary things to school other than their books or stationery. 

Always be positive to them , encourage them more and more , stand by them even if they make a mistake, as they will learn from their mistakes. Having a quite and peaceful morning atmosphere allows you and your family  to have a calm and stress free day. 

These are the few things that I personally follow and I am happy to share my thoughts with all the lovely moms out there. Always be confident, help them , appreciate them, and am sure all our kids will be in great shape. 

( From the pretty picture posted above, is my daughter’s all time favourite Frozen with the beautiful Anna & Elsa. Kudos to BigMouth, UAE for gifting my daughter with one of her most loved school supplies, and she is having a great time at school).

xoxo

priya 

 

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Flavours of Food @ Rasoi Ghar , Dubai.

Hello everyone ! Wishing you a very happy weekend. Its time for another food review & this time its our royal feast at Rasoi Ghar, an authentic Vegetarian Restaurant, inspired from Gujarati and Rajasthani cuisine. 

As you might know, that we are  Vegetarians so we are super excited to talk about the complete vegetarian treat that we had yesterday. yalla…

The moment we went inside the restaurant, we had a warm welcome by Ms. Puja. Though it was on a weekend  on a busy evening, she was immediately able to find us a place and make us first get settled. 

DINING EXPERIENCE : The place had a traditional set up, where you can remove your slippers and sit with your legs folded, on a relaxed cushion and enjoy your meal. It really made me feel like Ghar ka Kaana , and I totally relished the dining experience.

The ambience of the restaurant was so good, and I loved the Indian set up so much. They had some great Indian art works on their wall.

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About The Food : We were first served with a refreshing Nimbu Pudina Sharbat, ( Lemonade  with Mint) , as a welcome drink. And we were hosted by Mr. Satish, who took complete care of us till we finished our yummy meal. And What we loved is  ” Each time when an item is served, we were told what the item was , and it was highly appreciable.”

It’s a 3 course meal : 

  • Appetizers
  • Breads , Dal & Kadhi, Rice
  • Sweets

Doesn’t it sound something mouthwatering ?

The total spread is absolutely massive, and each items was served in a good adequate quantity, without thinking of wasting the food.

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For the Appetizers :

  • Tirangi dhokla
  • Barsa Dola
  • Kachori chat with accompanying sweet chutney & spicy green chutney.

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The Dhokla was cooked very soft and it tasted absolutely delicious. The Barsa Dola had lot of stuffed veggies and it was my personal favorite in appetizers, and kachori chat with dahi was very mild and thank god, it was not too sour nor over sweet. 

Moving on to The Main Course :

The Side dishes include : Paneer kofta , Bindi sambariya , Aloo Patal bhaji  and Chowli Masala. Out of these 4 , the paneer kofta was incredible , super tasty. I loved the Bindi Sambariya, as it did not contain much of masalas and the taste of bindi was overwhelming. Aloo Patal bhaji had 3-4 chunks of Aloo, cooked on a gravy with variety of spices and trust me the spices was accurate! Neither too spicy nor too normal. 

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Marwadi Dal , Gujarati Dal , Marwadhi Kadhi– out of these dals, the marwadhi kadhi was my personal favorite. I am a huge fan of kadhi as it has the sweet & spicy flavors. The marwadhi Dal was bit spicy, and I still loved it. The dal was cooked perfectly without being too thick nor too runny. And I can hardly see any oils oozing from inside. I felt it they were a perfect & healthy option. 

These were complimenting with the delicious mixed  vegetables stuffed paratha , puri and ghee phulka. The tiny puris was my little daughter’s favorite. The phulks was very soft and smeared with desi ghee – it was  va va voom !

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Who doesnt love Masala Papad ? It tasted simply superb !

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And no Indian Meal is complete without rice. Veg dum Pulao , Kichadi and white rice. We preferred kichadi and veg dum pulao.  The pulao was mild spiced with the basic whole spices and not that heavy vegetables. I am basically a lover of pulao, and I enjoyed it.

Talking about the quantity, it was perfect !!!! They were served in a small round platter that would be perfectly fine for a person. The kichadi was normal and it was my least favorite to be called for. 

And every meal has to have a sweet ending, and so it is !

The Sweets :

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The sweets were the best. Being hailing from a traditional Indian Brahmin family, where the sweets are the most important part of the dish, these kept up to the mark. They were fresh , mouthwatering and it certainly gives you the craving to have more and more.

They include a Malai Sandwich , Mixed nut halwa and Jalebi. No words to explain as how good they tasted ! They were the best of best ! The total meal ended up with a glass of chilled chaas which completely awesome. 

If you’re familiar with Gujarati & Rajasthani , you shouldn’t miss this place. If you aren’t then do give a try as they serve you with an authentic taste and they taste exactly the way  it should. 

Reiterating , one of the best royal feast we ever had.

Kudos to the chef, and to Mr. Satish for serving us well . Will be back soon with another tasty adventure.

Till then, stay calm and eat ! 

Follow them on Instagram : @rasoigharuae.

I am definitely looking forward to visit them once again very soon !

xoxo

priya