Monday, January 31, 2011

Palak Kadhi

My son loves yogurt in any form.. fruit flavored or yogurt with rice/roti, and i want him to continue that way. But isn't repetition boring? To be honest, the reason i make food in smaller quantities is because i get bored of it the next day! My policy is 'No dish repetition during week days' ! Like Mom, like son! He wants new color, new texture and new looks everyday.. be it food or toys! Luckily he hasn't started to talk much yet. I wonder when he will ask for a new mom.. Sigh!!
So I had to come up with new yogurt recipes. That is when Aipi posted her delicious 'Palak kadhi.

Thankyou Aipi

2 cups       chopped spinach
2 cups       Yogurt 
1 1/2 cups water
2 tbsp        Besan
1 tbsp        Oil
2 pods       Garlic chopped
1 small      Onion
1/2 tsp      Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp      Red chilli powder
Asafoetida,Cumin, Mustard and Fenugreek seeds, salt taste

1. In a bowl mix water, yogurt and whisk to combine, add besan and mix till no lumps, set aside.
2. Heat oil in a non stick pan on medium heat, add the hing, cumin, mustard and fenugreek seeds, let them splutter. Add the broken whole red chilli and stir for 30 sec.
3. Add in the chopped garlic, onion and salt and turmeric, cook for 3-4 minutes or until the onion softens.
4. Add the red chilli powder and chopped spinach and cook for 2- 3 minutes.
5. Add the yogurt mixture and while stirring bring to a boil. Add water and cover. Lower the heat and cook for 10-12 minutes till the kadhi thickens to the desired consistency.

I served my son rice and kadhi and he loved it.  A healthy lunch with spinach and yogurt. After he was done with his hearty meal, I added the tampering.
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp Red chilli powdr
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
Heat the oil, add cumin, when it splutters add the red chilli powder and take off the flame.

Linking this to This goes out to Aipi's Bookmarked Recipes - Every Tuesday Event - 1st February 2011 (Volume 27)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pasta and veggie sauce

Shopping with my kid is no more a challenge. This is one recipe which i save for those long shopping afternoons. Hungry kids make for grumpy kids. So soon after breakfast or lunch is the perfect time to go shopping. I make sure I fill up my little buddy's tummy with pasta and veggie sauce and go on the ride with him. I needn't fill up the shopping cart with his snacks. Without any disruption, I have all the time to select Skinny jeans, long belted cardigans, cropped jackets, embellished tops....and much more :D

Pasta is a good source of fiber and complex carbohydrates. The sauce has vegetables, milk and butter. They get a full serving of veggies and nutrients easily from this recipe.
I was amazed the way he sat down and finished the whole plate the first time i introduced pasta.

So here it goes..
My Mushroom sauce recipe has evolved over these months.
I call it the Veggie sauce.

* 6-7 thinly sliced mushrooms, 2 grated baby carrots, 1/2 cup thinly chopped spinach
* 1½ CUP  milk
* 1 Tbsp butter
* 1 Tbsp flour
* olive oil
* salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste
* 2 Tbsp Cream

1. Heat a little olive oil and melt the butter in it.
2. Add the vegetables and saute until they are soft.
3. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.
4. Add the flour and pour in the milk.
5. Mix the ingredients together, stirring continuously.
6. Return the pan to a medium heat and cook the sauce, stirring constantly until it thickens.
7. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 5 - 8 minutes.
8. Turn the heat down and stir in the cream and nutmeg.

Marinara Sauce
I normally use tomato puree, but last week i tried this Giada's (food n/w) marinara sauce recipe while making it for myself and hubby. So i added the same for the kids version and of course with less pepper.

* Olive oil
* 1 small onions, finely chopped
* 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
* 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
* 2 big crushed tomatoes
* 2 dried bay leaves

In a large casserole pot, heat the oil over a medium-high flame. Add the onions and garlic and saute until the onions are translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the celery and 1/2 teaspoon of each salt and pepper. Saute until all the onions are soft, about 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes and bay leaves, and simmer uncovered over low heat until the sauce thickens, about 1 hour. Remove and discard the bay leaf. Season the sauce with more salt and pepper, to taste. (The sauce can be made 1 day ahead. Cool, then cover and refrigerate. Rewarm over medium heat before using.)

* 1 cup Pasta (I used 'Penne' as my son was bored of macaroni)
* 5 cups water
In a pot bring the water to a boil.
You can add salt to the water if you wish.
Add the pasta.
Stir occasionally to keep the pasta from sticking together.
Drain the pasta in a colander.

Mix the pasta with Marinara sauce and Veggie sauce.

He says 'Sauce is yummy mamma'

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Carrot nd Peas Pulav...Happy Republic Day

My carrot, rice,peas and raisin flag

I miss waking up late on Jan 26th, fitting in the uniform and rushing to school to salute the National flag hoisted by the principal.
But, for us kids it was just another ruined holiday only to run back home to watch the ending credentials of the Republic day Parade on TV.
Our ancestors have paid a price that we can never return them back for achieving this land for us...Well, today it's only a reason to celebrate a holiday.. we forget the importance and responsibilities as a citizen and all about it the next day!
I have never looked up the flag pole the day after Jan 26th to see if it was still waving high with the wind! Why? I forgot, The holiday was over. May be I was busy mugging up the indian history chapter for the Unit test.

Today I stand proud to be called an Indian though deep inside a hint of pain resides knowing corruption and bad governance is eating up almost all parts of India!

So, I wanted to feel good and make a flag. And that led to my son's another favorite lunch.
Carrot and peas pulav. It's healthy and yummy.

1/2 cup Rice
1 medium size carrot grated
1/2 Cup green peas
1/2 tsp garam masala
Turmeric, salt to taste
1 TBSP Ghee
1/2 cummin seeds

Pressure cook rice, carrots and peas with salt...
I cook the rice until its a little mushy because my baby loves the mushy rice texture.
In a pan heat the ghee, add mustard seeds... when they stop spluttering add cummin, a pinch asafoetida, turmeric and garam masala.
Add this to the cooked rice
My baby loves the spiciness of garam masala.
Mix in 1/2 tsp ghee and serve.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Oats & Fruits for Breakfast

Oatmeal's whole grain, high fiber and protein attributes are believed to be some of the primary factors that influence spatial memory performance in young children. Recently i came across the nutrient value in 'Steel cut Oats'.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with them, steel-cut oats are the inner parts of the oat kernel  that have been cut into two or three pieces by steel. They’re much less processed than rolled oats , which have been steamed, flattened with a roller, re-steamed, and toasted. Steel cut oats are full of nutritional value and are high in B-Vitamins, calcium, protein and fiber while low in salt and unsaturated fat. One cup of steel-cut oatmeal contains more fiber. The cooking time is considerably longer than for rolled oats. But, Trader Joe's has 'Quick Cook Steal cut Oats' which cooks in just 8-10 minutes and anyone will love the nutty flavor.

½ cup steel-cut oats
1½ cup water
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon butter
1 cup Milk
Sugar to taste

Add the oats, cinnamon stick and butter into warm water.
Keep stirring and bring to boil. (takes around 10 minutes)
Reduce heat to low, add the milk. Take it off the heat when you think you got the right consistency.
Add sugar and milk as needed.
Top it up with your baby's favorite fruits or raisins.. drop in a dollop of icecream! your taste buds will go crazy.
I normally serve it with raisins, chopped walnuts, sliced apples/bananas/strawberry or some dried fruits. Those add color, crunchiness, attraction and deliciousness......

Friday, January 21, 2011

Baby and Bills!!

In May 2009, we were blessed with the sweeeeeetest little thing in this world! our baby boy. I remember those first moments, I did feel like crying, but I felt something wonderful that I cannot put into words. I just wanted to stare at him for as long as I could watching his movements ,mannerisms, facial expressions, and features. It was incredible, amazing, emotional and truly indescribable.
Our parents and friends were all excitedly trying to decide who the baby resembles.
The new adventure called parenthood had just begun and along with the happy announcement of baby's arrival came the much happier insurance company with the hospital bills! If only we could trash bills like dirty diapers!!!!

As we progress in our pregnancy our Bills only get larger and the Hospital bill is the largest one.
We take advices from our friends on choosing the best insurance policy, talk to friends who have already crossed this stage, get maximum info from internet and insurance guys. All this Exploratory research only to learn that  pregnancy, labor, delivery and babies are so unpredictable.
For eg: You pick a hospital that is in-network of your insurance carrier only to find out after discharge that the anesthesiology group was out of network.

I had quit my job in May as planned to take care of my baby. My husband and myself couldn't think of a stranger taking care of our baby and I particularly dint want to miss out on his 'firsts'. First smile, coo, roll over, first word, first steps……
We knew it would cut us down financially a bit but i guess we had saved enough as pregnancy was very well planned and we were  ready to compromise money for LOVE!
Firstly if you are planning to have a baby, Congrats. If you are planning to have the baby in US, Congrats again.
I would like to share some tips from my experience regarding time and BILLS!!!

1. Make sure you call for help. Be it friends, relatives for anything.. Don't overdo things and stress out during pregnancy. Invite your parents or in laws to come over. Trust me, you do not want to do this alone and regret later for not having had the chance to enjoy the initial precious moments of motherhood. Don't waste time washing clothes, doing dishes, cooking, cursing time and yelling at hubby. Give your heart to your newborn and spend every second with him. Call for help.
2. Make sure that wife is listed as a dependent in your insurance.
(Once you are already pregnant, its too late to apply for new affordable coverage).

3. Choose a hospital near to your house and office. But first make sure that its in-network. Make sure to choose a in-network facility. Out-of-network hospitals costs too much and the costs will really pileup. So go to the provider search screens of Insurance websites to check for in-network.
Additional info on hospital quality, avgerage procedure costs etc can be found in

4. Choosing an obstetrician. Ask your colleagues and friends about their experiences. Next make sure she/he is in-network and they practice in the above hospital. Most Obstetricians are not part of the hospital (even if they practice there) and so they will bill you separately. Check with your insurance for in-network providers/doctors.
Additional info on doctors like Quality ratings, certifications and reviews can be found in
The obstetrician might prescribe regular medicines. If those are regular ones, go for online PBMs like Medco is for UHG.  We went with Medco and saved nearly $120 a year on Prenatal vitamins compared to other Pharmacies. If B&M suits you..Walmart is the best…….. :D , yeah you are welcome.

5.  Register with your Hospital 1-2 months before due date. Hospital –> If you pay the estimated patient amount before you are discharged, you can ask for 10-20% discount.  Some hospitals offer it while others give it to you only if you claim.

6. Register for a Parent training class. Its very useful and cheap. @$55-70. Enjoy a good laugh at husbands wearing a fake big tummy. Also if its provided by the same hospital you get the chance to look at the rooms and facilities before the delivery so that you know what to expect and what to pack. Enjoy those free baby supplies and diaper bags.

7. Ask maximum questions to the nurse or doctor. Make sure you have everything in the baby bag before you leave. Most supplies are provided by the hospital including baby's needs.. clothes, soap, blankets, pacifier, formula (if needed). All i was asked to pack was a favorite onesie for my baby and a change of clothes for myself to go back home. I had packed my bags at 7th month itself. You never know when your water is gonna break.

8. Rush to emergency and to maternity section from there when you are in pain and contractions are timed as per obstetricians advice, else they will send you back home.

9.Anesthesiologist –> If you go for epidural then you get 2 line items. One for local Anesthetic and other for the epidural.

10. Yay, the baby has arrived… Congrats .. Nurses take care of mom and baby very well.  Don't forget to ASK for more help if needed.

11. We preferred to keep  baby at the nursery. They get special care and be safe away from unwelcome visitors.

12. Before leaving the hospital..get a copy of the birth certificate. Grab all free stuff.. diapers, mats, blankets, pads….Don't be ashamed. Those belong to you.

13. Car seat. Most of us know hospitals will discharge the baby only after you buckle him up in a car seat. The nurse walks you down till your car with the baby in the car seat and will not  wave goodbye until she hears the seat click on the rear facing base. Make sure you have the right one and is fitted facing rear.

14. Choosing a Pediatrician.. again who is in-network. Most Pediatricians are not part of the hospital and so they will bill you separately.

15. Bills..bills and bills
You will get several bills and payment will be different on each of these. Your out-of-pocket is calculated based on the benefit plan that you have like 90/10 or 80/20. etc. If its 90/10 then Plan pays 90% and you pay 10% up-to a certain limit (out of pocket max). You also pay a deductible for each member of the family. The hospital might/will bill you twice. Once for the Mother’s stay and once for the baby.

More Medical questions answered by hubby.

1. If I am planning a baby, which plan should I choose.
Ans: Depends. This applies for first child. Choose 100/0 if delivery will be in the last Quarter. If its first Quarter choose 90/10. Why? 100/0 has very high premiums and if you go from 1+1 to Family the increase in premiums is huge but in 100/0 there is no coinsurance which saves you $2,500-3,500K. On the other hand if you take 100/0 for a January baby you might pay more then 3,000K for the increased premiums.
If its your second child or thereafter, 100/0 or 90/10 both might be good though 100/0 might save more money.
Both Payers (Aetna and UHC) have same benefits and you can choose any of them. they also have very good networks.

2. Are medicines covered during the stay ?
Medicines during the stay are covered. If you get a prescription, then you have to buy it outside.

3. I am having issues with the bills. How can I reach help.
    •    Talk to hospital or Provider’s office and get the Insurance company’s questions answered.
    •    Talk to claims specialist at the insurance company.

4. Service to help you organize your bils and find mistakes

Enjoy motherhood, enjoy parenting.. Being a mother is one of the highest salaried jobs since the payment is pure love.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mac n veggie cup cakes

I was babysitting my friend's 4 year old daughter yesterday. My 18 month old son and she had a fantastic time playing big sister and naughty brother. After a full day of play, in the evening i wanted to give them something special to snack on.  When i asked her , she replied "Aunty, can i have "macramoni"? Not a typo, she did ask for Macramoni!!!

When my son used to rule the world of picky eaters, I had a tough time experimenting with the very few ingredients he would atleast look at!! My main idea was to combine everything that pleased him, make it a paste and fight the battle to push the food into his mouth! Luckily he had a good eye on mac n cheese. So I had a thought to combine two of my son’s favorite foods- mac and carrots. He loved it so much. So today i wanted to add in some fun to it. Hence, I came up with this mac and veggie cup cakes.

You need:
    •    1 cup small elbow macaroni
    •    Salt to taste
    •    Grated/thinly sliced veggies (Carrots, beans)
    •    4 tbsp Breadcrumbs
    •    1 cup milk
    •    2 cups water
    •    2 tablespoons butter
    •    2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

    1.    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place the cupcake foils and butter the insides.
    2.    Melt 1 tbsp butter and mix in the bread crumbs.
    3.    Bring a  pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook for 8 to 10 minutes.. until it is cooked. Drain and keep aside.
    4.    Melt 1 tbsp butter and saute the grated veggies.
    5.    Pour the milk and stir constantly till the milk thickens.
    6.    Take the pan off the heat and stir in the cheddar cheese until melted. Now the cheese sauce is ready.
    7.    Add macaroni to this and mix well. fill in the cup cake foils with this mix. Top with remaining cheese and buttered bread crumbs.
    8.    Bake until the top is golden.

Isn't it funny to see him digging the cups!!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Kids Meal at a Burger joint

Every time I fall into this marketing void and indulge in one of these so shown juicy burgers. More often it turns out to be some shrunken, flat, half cold pathetic looking thing with a wilting piece of lettuce stuck on top.
It looks absolutely nothing like the picture the advertising guys used.  As much as i love burgers , very often have i had my taste buds enjoy an insanely delicious burger.(like the Outback Bloomin burger)
So when i am never happy with these from major burger joints, how would i even think of getting one for my son?

One morning when we were far away from home , time was tight and my baby was crying out of hunger, I had no other choice but to rush in to the restaurant at first sight - Burger King to grab a kids meal!
For the first time in my life, I took a glance at the kids menu and found it confusing. I dint go by the cheese burger which the waitress suggested but with chicken nuggets and fries. My chain of thoughts was triggered after i saw my son gobble up the nuggets..
What do we compromise when it comes to outside food. Health or Hunger?

It dint take much long for me to pick the right 'H' word.
Just yesterday i came across the same situation and found my son having a hearty meal.. The Mc Donalds Fruit & Maple Oatmeal.. not the kids meal.
A real yummy ,content, healthy and filling meal for kids and adults.. I hope they add this to kids menu very soon.

One thing is for sure while traveling, the McDonalds Oatmeal! Lets not choose between health or hunger! There are a lot of healthy food options which can put an end to hunger. Here are just a few.. I am  on the look out for more...

WENDYS  Nestle's low fat milk
                   Juicy mandarin oranges.
                   Milk or apple juice and small World Famous Fries or Apple Dippers.
                   Fresh Apple Fries (Not fried but fresh cut apples)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Breastfeed your Baby

Its not the conception, pregnancy, morning sickness, labor pain or delivery of the baby, the divine expression of motherhood is providing the purest nutrients produced in mothers body to her baby. There are so many organic  and non organic chemical baby food and what not being discovered everyday. But, for me to be called a complete mother, she should feed the most ideal baby food.. breast milk.

Its totally our choice to feed our baby the god given purest form of food or the machine made form of formula which comes with an expiry date.  I breastfed my baby for 1 year and 6 months. He dint wean himself. It was a tough task for me to stop. But, I stand proud to declare i have taught my son's immune system to defend from diseases.

I used to  put him at my breast when he was hungry, when he was cranky, when he was sleepy, on long air flights, when he was sick, on long car drives, when he was getting his first tooth, when he was upset, throughout the night… actually whenever i thought he was hungry.. a much better phrase would be 'On Demand'. Yeah i know i overdid it at some point. I have lost a good amount of time at parties sitting on a corner with towels hanging from one shoulder covering my boobs and feeding baby. I have lost fair share of shopping time at the mall, half time feeding. All this to make sure my baby was content and full. There was no routine, no timing, no intervals. It was all controlled by my baby. Whenever and wherever. Shame was no longer in my dictionary. There were days i forgot to get the baby blanket and would just open and feed in public, thinking of which now is embarrassing. But hey all babies need to eat when they're hungry and thanks to the state law. Its legal!!!! I wouldn't complain as breastfeeding has saved me. When other babies cried their heart out on long flights, my son winked at me with his favorite toy in his mouth.. It made him calm… No tantrums and no crying. No waste of time making them wear bibs and feeding bottled purees. It was my trump card. It has even cured his itchy eyes and rashes.

Well on the other side,it did put a little more stress on me because of the necessity for more frequent feedings. Once they get a hang of it, babies are not ready to let it go. Having your shirt drenched from gushing milk when your baby is already a year old is more than a little annoying. It did take almost all 24 hours of a day from me.  I dint have enough time to do anything else. But i accept my mistake, i should have kept a routine.

Nothing so clean and simple has been ever  produced in this world or will never ever be created.  You get the added advantage of emotional benefits from breastfeeding because of the close interaction with the baby and from the satisfaction of helping to nourish babies. There is no tension left thinking about baby getting the right portion of nutrients he needs to grow. Best part- No periods. I dint get it for full 1 year and 6 months. It also did save huge money by not buying formula, bottles, and other baby food.  It is inexpensive,  readily available at any hour of the day or night and babies accept the taste readily. If you have it, give it.

I feel really lucky that I was able to stay at home and care for my baby full time the way I did.With both parents working, mothers will not have the luxury and the formula overrides. And if you have any health conditions or you taking any medications then probably you will have to talk yo your doc.

 Its not about money,time or stress to me, as i said its a divine expression of motherhood, an art of being a woman. Enjoy it and be a proud mother.

Diaper Rash

When my beautiful baby was born, the first thing i noticed was his skin. It was perfect in every way. Soft and smooth as silk.  Supple and velvety.
I remember during the 5th month, i was dismayed when he woke up one day and his bottom was red and irritated. Even after taking utmost care, the villain struck… -Diaper Rash!
Every time after poopy , we are taught to clean up their cute butt and the diaper area with warm water, gently pat away the water, time a little 'air dry' slot, change diapers every 2 hours. No matter how careful or diligent a parent is, there is no avoiding an incident or two of baby developing diaper rash.
Baby's ultra sensitive thin delicate skin makes them so susceptible to this common problem.
Anyways,  the puzzle was solved - Zinc Oxide, in its purest form, works best. The most common diaper rash cream used is Desitin, i guess.  From 5th month till now wherever there is a red spot we apply a little zinc oxide, and it works wonders.

We all know of the normal healthy diaper practices:
1. Change the baby's diaper frequently and immediately after baby poops
2. Try to wash the diaper area with warm water rather than using wipes.
3. Let the cute baby butt dry before you put on any medicine
4. Apply Desitin or the one with more of zinc oxide  on the rash area frequently.
5. If using wipes, then try the ones without alcohol.
And of course if there are any signs of infection like big red round spots or  odor from the skin, see your doctor right away.

Get rid of Baby dry skin problems

I remember the first time i saw you..i came running to you, touched you, felt you, held you close to my heart, i made a ball out of you and laughed at my husband being hit by you.. But Mr. Snow you have made enough frequent obvious trips to check on me and seriously am not attracted to you anymore!
Seems like snow is on a roll. Hitting us hard almost once every 2 weeks.This winter has made my baby's skin so dry and has sapped all moisture from his skin too. My baby's skin was rough,dry, itchy and with all red patches on his chest, things were getting worse. We had tried Vaseline, Johnsons baby lotion and baby oil only to find it was all for temporary relief.
The second flu shot was due last month and so i got a chance to talk to nurse and show her the patch.She said it was a form of eczema and that the dryness might still persist even after we apply lotion or creams  and suggested Eucerin. I must say, there is nothing like Eucerin, we could see the difference right away. The redness reduced within hours and the body smooth. Now he is free of itchy, flaky skin and has more time to run around and enjoy winter than sitting and scratching.
Other tips:

    •    Use  Dove Sensitive Skin Body soap
    •    Apply Eucerin after tapping a damp towel on the skin or right after you dry him after a bath. That 
          helps to trap in some moisture.
    •    Apply it frequently.
    •    The air in the house becomes so dry when you have a heater on. A humidifier might help but the nurse was pointing out how it can worsen dust  allergy. If you are allergic its better to keep away from humidifier.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Boy or Girl with Chinese Calender

In this techie era, we have everything available for a luxurious and easy robotic life. Its a shame if we say the word 'impossible' anymore in this second decade of 21st century. But, god is great, of all the things, he never left a sure shot chance to choose the gender of our baby.  However, the gender of the baby must not bring out a critical issue since birth and delivery of the baby is a wonderful blessing. The knowledge on how to conceive a baby boy or girl with Chinese gender selection calendar is only a helping tool towards a healthy marital relationship.

The next day after i informed my mom i was pregnant, she types this message on the chat window. "You will have a boy according to chinese calendar". Well, that was the first time i heard anything like that. If only i knew this before pregnancy, i would have planned accordingly for a girl!!!Not that i dont like boys, i love my son. Children are always precious to parents it girl or boy.

After a historic research, i found that the calendar did do justice to everyone i knew. It was so true for all recent mothers in the family. I have developed a special belief in this gender calendar. All i need to do is now wait till 2012 April to conceive my next baby… GIRL :D

This gender calendar was created more than 4000 years ago, and it was rediscovered approximately 700 years ago from the royal tomb. The Chinese conceiving calendar was originally created by a Chinese scientist for Chinese royalty.

 Am not debating on how true it is. But to me its a wide open space to fill in hope, belief and positivity of knowing you might be having the baby you want... a boy or a girl.
And this is based on the mom's age at conception not mom's age at delivery.

Months of the Year
Mom’s Age
at Conception
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
18 F M F M M M M M M M M M
19 M F M F F M M F M M F F
20 F M F M M M M M M F M M
21 M F F F F F F F F F F F
22 F M M F M F F M F F F F
23 M M M F M M F F F M M F
24 M F F M M F M F M M F M
25 F M F M F M F M F M M M
26 M M M M M F M F F M F F
27 F F M M F M F F M F M M
28 M M M F F M F M F F M F
29 F M F F M F M M F M F F
30 M M F M F M M M M M M M
31 M M M M F F M F M F F F
32 M F F M F M M F M M F M
33 F M M F F M F M F M M F
34 M M F F M F M M F M F F
35 M F M F M F M F M M F M
36 M F M M M F M M F F F F
37 F F M F F F M F F M M M
38 M M F F M F F M F F M F
39 F F M F F F M F M M F M
40 M M M F M F M F M F F M
41 F F M F M M F F M F M F
42 M F F M M M M M F M F M
43 F M F F M M M F F F M M
44 M F F F M F M M F M F M
45 F M F M F F M F M F M F

Sunday, January 2, 2011

No Child Born With HIV

Yesterday while enjoying a typical movie + carry out dinner, an Ad which was constantly being shown every 10 min in between the movie started to bother me.
The Qdoba Fajitha Burrito was making me thirsty or was it due to the wide open truth in the ad. It's just in front of us but, our brains play safe to ignore it. Ad was about HIV promoting ONE.ORG, No Child Born With HIV.

The movie was pretty interesting, one after a long while which i seriously sat down to watch.. But, this HIV thingy started to shadow out Clint Eastwood.
It was all about how to stop the HIV virus from passing from a mother to her child and to prevent any baby from being born with HIV.

A world where no mom can afford her kid to even have a mild fever has no idea what future holds in its store.
AIDS can be transmitted from an infected mother to her newborn child. Up to 30% of babies of infected mothers get HIV. 5% to 20% more can be infected through breastfeeding.
If you have HIV and you are pregnant, or if you want to become pregnant, talk with your health care provider about your options for taking care of yourself and reducing the risk of HIV infection or birth defects for your new child.