Its always good to look back once in a while and take stock of how far we’ve come. Our journey has been amazing so far… the love and appreciation we’ve received is way beyond what we would have expected when we started.
Our journey has been relatively “slow” , considering the fast paced environment we live in, but we’ve been moving steadily uphill.
We thank you all for the support and encouragement…
We are on a journey that has no destination but its all worth it !!
Here’s a quick sketch showing our journey so far…
Kids seem to grow up with the blink of an eye. One day they are cranky li’l monsters and the very next they appear to have matured.
When N was born, how I wished him to be 1… so that my sleepless nights would be gone,
When he was 2, I wished him to be 3… so that he would be diaper free,
At 3 I wished him to be 4… thinking when he’ll start school I’ll work a little more,
Now that he’s 5, it seems he has grown up with the blink of an eye!!
The little monster has suddenly turned to a caring, understanding and sensible little man. He often surprises me with his maturity.
It’s hard to forget some of the conversations we have…
N (looking up from his Lego bag): Mom, why are you worried?
Me (surprised): Not at all!! Why do you ask?
N: But your face looks worried!!!! Continue reading “Let them be little…coz they’re only like that for a while!”
I hate toys. Toys are money. Toys are work. Toys are mess.
Tiny pieces of plastic strewn across the living room. And since little children do not care about mess (and rightfully so), it’s me who has to clear up at the end of the day. Or teach them the painfully boring task of clearing up. Shopping trips are hellish, because I have to have the painful rant of ‘no…no…no…’, and also made to feel mean and stingy.
The one thing sadly common about so many homes with parents and children, mine included, is the sight of far too many toys – some broken, most neglected. Let’s face it – every middle and upper-middle class parent has a tendency to overbuy toys. In many ways, I feel that the parent in me is more materialistic than my children. For, it is not they who demand for toys of a particular kind; it is me who gets enticed by those plastic things stacked up in bookstores and supermarket shelves. It is me who feels the twang to ensure my children have such and such toy, such and such thing. I let myself be hoodwinked by toy companies that encourage me to buy things as an expression of love. What a heap of rubbish I am fed.
And do my children actually need these toys? I remember Jungle Book, in which Mowgli is seen happily playing with pebbles. Left alone, children make their own toys, and in the process, build their own creativity rather than relying on entertainment from costly gadgets.
Continue reading “Toy – a friend or foe?”
I seem to have missed the origin of this poem so can’t credit the author…if anyone knows, feel free to let us know.
It surely is the mantra for raising compassionate kids!!
When you thought I wasn’t looking,
I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator,
and I wanted to paint another one.
Continue reading “When you thought I wasn’t looking…”
Early this year one of our founders was interviewed by a magazine called ‘smart indian women’
Its main focus was to inspire young enterprising women who are thinking of starting something on their own but are still dangling between ‘yes and no’.
Do have a read here and share your opinions.
We are sure all of us would agree with the closing line “If you have the passion for anything, just go for it. First step is THE most difficult one…everything starts falling in place once you make the start.”
Looking back…it’s not been long since we first thought of getting into kids home décor and now we are almost ready to roll!!
We gave ourselves a deadline of 11th Nov’11 as it is our son’s first birthday (and therefore the most auspicious day of the year for us). And as with everyone else…we realized that we work best with deadlines!
It was quite an ambitious planning… getting the website ready, product concept to designing to getting them made, integration with payment gateway, facebook, twitter et al… everything had to be done in just about 3 months. Phew!!
All of it is finally over and we are ready to start our website with our first collection of bedroom furnishings and some cool stuff for infants. We shall keep on adding a lot more categories as we expand.
Have a look at www.kadambaby.com and please do let us know what you feel. Your comments and feedback is extremely important to us. You can also leave your comments on our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/KadamBaby.
Looking forward to all your feedback / comments / suggestions. They mean a lot to us.