Grab your backpack and get going! Well, that’s how summers should be- camping, adventure, games, unfettered time, music and of course lots of fun. And, my last summer was exactly this when I went for lakeside mom and me camp adventure to Kamshet with Kshitij.
Some experiences change your perspective on life and leave you wanting for more. This was definitely one of those trips for me with my little bundle of joy who had the time of his life at this well-thought out and planned trip.
To begin with, it was my first time, and I had my own apprehensions going for a 3-day trip to an unknown place with equally unknown people. But, the whole idea of staying in tents and exploring a new place with my child was too exciting to let it go.
Almost 100km away from Mumbai, it was a few hours of drive before we reached our destination. Surrounded by lush green lawns, landscapes and riverside, it was our peaceful, mesmerising campsite away from the hustle-bustle of the city.
While I was captivated by the beautiful scenery, my kid was getting restless about the different kinds of games, adventurous activities that I had described to him in the countdown to the camp. Thanks to the facilitators and the other team members, all the kids soon started interacting with others and were on their own in no time. Watching my kid mingle with everyone within no time was indeed very heartening.
The tents at the campsite were top-notch and honestly much better than I expected. Tent allotment was followed by an orientation session- very much needed for first-timers like me. Though the session was about dos and don’ts, honestly it never sounded restrictive.
And finally, the activities began. From rock Climbing to zip line to tyre walking, my little one tried his hands at everything. While he was scared to try zip-line earlier on, a few words of encouragement from the facilitator did the trick.
Interestingly, in my case those words of encouragement came from my son- ‘C’mon mumma, you can do it…. Just go for it..’ and to say the least, it was heart-warming.
After a light, and thoughtfully prepared breakfast, we embarked on our first trekking experience together. The way team kshitij helped us with map reading and designing was amazing.
My geographical sensibilities have never been great but now I know I can take a map and embark on unknown territories. Just like the first day, we had a bonfire at night with tons of fun, dance and music.
The best and the most exciting day for me personally. Water sports and activities are always fun. While I had done kayaking before, I was little sceptical about my son trying it. However, seeing Kshitij’s safety equipment, staff, and other measures, I knew it couldn’t get easier and safer than this.
What touched me the most in these three days was the fact that I wasn’t comparing my child to any one else because there was no outside pressure of competition.
While kids were encouraged and motivated to try everything, they were free to make choices which were also respected. No one was judging or assessing them and they were allowed to be themselves.
With summer holidays just around the corner, my son wants to go solo this time. And honestly, I have no fears or apprehensions. Team Kshitij is not just professional but also very caring. With so many exciting camp options, he is really finding it hard to decide on one. Maybe he can go on two camps (I am not telling him this now).
Weekend before Easter always gets busy. There is a sense of festivity in the air. Everyone is looking forward to being with their loved ones to observe the festival. Travelling is on the cards for people wanting to make the most of the long Easter weekend. But the travel is sure to be fun if you are planning to travel by emirates. As they have come up with a special Easter menu for their customers on board and also at the select airport lounges. Travel definitely becomes an experience with great food on board.
So if you are planning a travel between 19th and 23rd of April 2019, You wouldn’t want to miss out on the special Easter menu that’s available to customers in all cabin classes, when travelling from Dubai to destinations in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Ghana and the Philippines.
If you are planning a trip during Easter, flying with emirates can be an icining on the cake. You can not only celebrate the festival on board but enjoy some of the most amazing recipes that are specially being served to their customers during Easter.
Emirates will also observe Orthodox Easter on 28 April for customers travelling on flights from Dubai to Russia and Greece.
Here’s what you can expect on board
✔️Easter buns using Emirates’ signature recipe with spiced dough and orange peel, sultanas and currants.
✔️Desserts featuring the Easter bunny will be an absolute delight for kids on board.
✔️Premium class customers will be able to choose from Easter-inspired desserts.
✔️Customers flying in first class can also look forward to an Easter edition of the Lakrids “Egg” Dulce de Leche Liquorice Balls in their personal goodie baskets.
These seasonal delicacies are offered in addition to the regionally-inspired cuisine that will be served on all Emirates flights.
Easter celebration at select Airports
Customers waiting at the airport can also enjoy the Easter special menu, that’s introduced at all seven Emirates lounges at Dubai International Airport.
Customers around the world can also relish Easter special menu along with their different local highlights, such as Roman lamb chops served with artichokes and mint in the Emirates Rome lounge, Traditional South African Pickled Fish in the Emirates lounges in Cape Town and Johannesburg, Easter bread in the Emirates Kuala Lumpur lounge and Easter leg of lamb in the US lounges.
I totally believe a good food can elevate the travelling experience for people on board. Being a festive time, an experience like that is definitely going to uplift customers moods as they look forward to tasting various dishes and ester delicacies during the festival time.
Customers at Dubai, can savour traditional Easter buns, Simnel cupcake, carrot cake and Banoffee desserts. Not just that, Coffee Planet will serve festive drinks such as Marshmallow Mocha and White Chocolate Breve to their customers for the entire week.
Not just food but exhilarating entertainment on board
After food it’s time for some fun and entertainment. Emirates have promised to provide over 4,000 channels of on demand entertainment to its customers. With over 1000 movies to choose from, it’s surely a broad array of entertainment on offer.
With an inclusion of movies like Dumplin’, Christopher Robin, Freaky Friday, The House with a Clock in its Walls, Mary Poppins Returns it’s a sure shot entertainment for families on board.
Infact, customers can also create their own playlists of music, movies and TV shows on the Emirates app ahead of their flight and sync it to their seats once on board to maximise their experience of enjoyment.
So this Easter, give yourself and family a travel experience like never before. Celebrate the festival with unique and special offerings on ground and on board to make it an experience to remember.
Play is not a luxury, it’s the important stuff that drives children to learn and grow. It is the only way to engage them through various activities and get the routine stuff done, that kids don’t find as interesting as play. From meal time to getting them ready, every task gets easier when they are busy playing. And a brand like PediaSure understands it well.
We were really excited when we heard of PediaSure’s new ‘Fun n Learn’ box with a DIY activity and didn’t even think twice before we went ahead and ordered it.
As the box arrived, my little one could not wait to open and see what’s inside, and the fun DIY surprise was enough to draw his attention. Now that he is big enough to read instructions, he enjoys doing such activities all by himself.
Childhood is all about fun and play. And I make sure while I allow my child unlimited play, I don’t comprise with his health. PediaSure has definitely helped me go a long way when it comes to boosting my little one’s immunity. I introduced PediaSure to my child at the age of 2 on doctor’s recommendation and since then there has been no looking back. It’s impressive to see a brand that’s been our favourite for years get better each day. The effort on the brand front shows clearly with their new packaging where the focus is not just on the product but the child’s interest is kept in mind to #UnboxGrowth
This new pack with a fun activity inside is a great concept to introduce kids to learning and creativity while they grow strong with PediaSure. The carton packaging has made it even more convenient to open and pour the contents in a bottle and yet be useful for the child to engage with some mindful activity. With a plastic ban initiated in most parts of India, it’s a great move by the brand to come up with a paper made packaging, that’s eco-friendly and can be used to build creativity in children.
We had great fun doing the activity as connect the dots made me nostalgic, reminding me of my childhood days. Our experience of unboxing the fun and learn box is captured right here for you all, to see the amazing time we had bonding through DIY activity.
Why should you immediately order the PediaSure Fun n Learn box?
The fun element is a great way to develop a child’s interest in this health supplement while they explore the activity.
It’s a great way to bond with the child through the DIY activity while they drink their healthy glass of milk.
Such activities are helpful in developing cognitive skills in younger kids.
It’s a great way to nurture a child’s creativity through fun games and play.
Last but not the least a glass of milk with PediaSure tastes even better when there is a surprise element to it.
We had great fun doing the activity and making our own little DIY clock. When are you getting yours?
“Motherhood is the most exhausting, emotional, rewarding and a life enhancing journey a women can take“. By Charlotte Pearson
However this exhausting journey can be made smoother and beautiful if the choices we make for our baby are right. Well it ain’t as easy as it sounds. With all sorts of suggestions knocking your door after you deliver your baby, it can be overwhelming for the new mom to make choices that suits the baby best. We all go wrong with various choices and there is no denial to the fact that each day comes as a new learning and we get better by each passing day and eventually become the best judge for our babies.
Wipes are indeed the most important and most used product for the baby from the time they are born. It’s just impossible for mothers to manage a baby without wipes. However a wrong choice of wipes may lead to uninvited infections and irritated skin in babies.
How does it feel when your wipe is 99% water ? I am sure nothing can be as safe as pure water for neonatal skin care. Mothersparsh, India’s only brand that introduced first time water wipes has gone a step further and by launching a new variant of 99% water wipes for baby’s having sensitive skin .
You would be completely satisfied with these new wipes that promises to be the most accepted product among mothers. Here’s why I am in love with these 99% water wipes. Read through and you will know what makes it superior in quality when compared to any ordinary baby wipe-
1. Medical grade cloth – These new mothersparsh wipes are purely made from plant derived fabric that gives a cotton like feel to the baby skin. These all natural wipes are non reactive on baby’s sensitive skin and leaves the skin smooth and non susceptible to skin allergies.
2. Extra thick fabric – The new wipes are 3 times thicker then the ordinary baby wipes making it extra gentle to suit sensitivity of neonatal baby skin. The extra thickness feels more delicate and soft on the baby skin.
3. Unscented/Chemical free – These wipes are free from any kind of fragrances or chemicals making it ideal for baby’s use. These 99% water wipes are parabens and alcohol free, with no use of any harsh scents that could cause any discomfort to the new born.
4. Moisture Lock Lid – The sealable sticker along with the plastic lid secures the moisture for long hours and maintains the freshness of the wipes. It’s easy and comfortable made makes it an ideal choice for mums to carry while on the go.
5. Suitable for hand, face and body – These wipes provide all round protection to your baby. These can be used anywhere on the body including the face and hands to keep the baby clean and free of germs at all times.
6. Dermatologically tested – These water wipes are highly safe with 99% water content and are hypoallergenic. The plant based fabric makes it the safest choice for babies.
7. Biodegradable wipes – Last but not the least these wipes are natural and 100% biodegradable causing no harm to our environment. That’s indeed a great thought that went behind the making of the product.
If you are a new mother struggling to provide the best skin care protection to your baby, look no more. These wipes are available in a pack of 72 pcs baby wipes at the price of Rs. 299. With the newly innovated ‘Unscented 99% water wipes‘ by Mothersparsh you can never go wrong as it promises to be gentle and care for your new born like a mothers pure love.
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