By Shailee Butalia | on May 24, 2015 | Rhymes

When we have our first child, our immediate instinct is that we need to be doing something for him or her at all times in the day. While this is true, it’s also not true. In this day and age, we are bombarded by so much information on how to make our children reach their […]
By Shailee Butalia | on May 24, 2015 | Rhymes

The world isn’t a black and white place. Our children will have to learn that things might not always be good when we want them to be. We have to teach them that things will not always go their way and that what we want isn’t what we always get. Even in the worst times, […]
By Shailee Butalia | on May 12, 2015 | Children Parenting Rhymes

Let’s face it. Sometimes, it’s extremely hard to be a parent. It’s an endless, thankless job. We deal with the endless night wakings, learning how to breastfeed, and a child that will just start crying for no reason for hours and hours. We have to sleep train (or not sleep train) and potty train. We […]
By Shailee Butalia | on May 12, 2015 | Children Parenting

Happy Mother’s Day from Ghotu Motu Ki Toli! In honor of all of the mothers out there, we wanted to share a few ideas you can take a break and celebrate all the hours you put in being the best mother you can. Pamper yourself. Go get a massage, a pedicure, or a facial. Put […]
By Shailee Butalia | on May 8, 2015 | Children Parenting

In our last article, Ghotu Motu Ki Toli introduced 5 influential people in Indian history. Today, we wanted to introduce another way to keep our child in touch with his or her heritage. In India, traditionally when a new couple has a child, they also have the support of their entire family when it comes […]
By Shailee Butalia | on May 3, 2015 | Children Parenting Rhymes

As our children get older, playing with them becomes much more interactive. We are able to communicate with them and teach them all sorts of fun games. This encourages our children to be active and learn how to play well with others. There is nothing better than gathering together with your friends and their children […]
By Shailee Butalia | on May 2, 2015 | Children Parenting

When I was pregnant and my husband and I were planning for our first baby, we had mapped out what we would let our child do and not do. As anyone knows, nothing ever really turns out as planned. Reality ends up being so much different than expected. A big question we wanted to address […]



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