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Hemp Pesarottu (Mung Bean Pancakes)

In Uncategorized on 29 September 2020 at 8:24 pm

Six months of staying home is the only explanation I can offer for why a bag of hemp protein powder appeared in my grocery list and thence to my pantry. As I searched for ways to use this mystery powder all recipes seemed to require more ingredients and processes than I was willing to get into without any assurance that the result would be appealing enough to compare favorably to simply eating the powder and separately having the muffin or brownie or shake in its sans-hemp form.

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Nursing Kurtas – new colors & patterns

In Uncategorized on 16 December 2018 at 9:24 pm

Ladies and all who love them, we have fresh stock of Nursing Kurtas available.  While supplies last you may choose from the following colors:

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Salient features of the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017

In Uncategorized on 1 August 2017 at 8:00 pm

Thanks to the Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India for summarizing the salient features of the 2017 Amendment to the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017. Here is an information sheet that they have released during World Breastfeeding Week, Aug 1-7, 2017.

You may also access the BPNI information sheet on Salient features of the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 here or read the text below. The full  Government Order, “Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017″ is available here.

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Issues in Implementing Maternity Benefit Act

In News & Notes, Uncategorized on 6 July 2013 at 8:00 pm

DATE: 2nd July, 2013

Consultation on Maternity Benefits Act

Consultation on Maternity Benefits Act

The Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt. of India, organised a day long consultation on the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 on Tuesday, 2nd July, 2013. The National Mission for Empowerment of Women, on behalf of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, coordinated this consultation in the Committee Room ‘A’, Vigyan Bhawan Annexe, New Delhi.

The Inaugural Address was delivered by Smt. Krishna Tirath, Hon’ble Minister, Women & Child Development. It was attended by many senior officials of the Ministry, Planning Commission, State Governments, UN Women, ILO, representatives of many prominent civil society organizations, experts and academics. Read the rest of this entry »

Make your own ring sling

In How, Uncategorized on 27 December 2011 at 8:00 pm

So you are handy with a needle and have a wonderful piece of cloth that you would love to convert into a ring sling.

It is fairly easy to sew your own ring sling.  The key is to get good sturdy rings.  Just get 2 1/4  metres of fabric.  If you are tall or if you like having a bit of cloth to use as an an extra layer when it is chilly, then get 2 1/2 metres.

Pleat the cloth and slide 2 rings through it.  When you reach 9 inches or so, fold it over and sew it down.  This holds the rings in place and also creates a light padding for your shoulder.  This is still considered an unpadded sling – padded slings have a thicker, softer shoulder pad.

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Writing in the sand

In Uncategorized on 17 October 2010 at 4:02 am

Answering questions on parenting has made be recognize one Occupational Hazard:

Once I share an insight from my experience, a later experience questions that insight. In light of this we might hesitate to "speak too soon." It may be too soon to etch in stone, but it is not too soon write in the sand. Thus our insight grows in depth and nuance.


In Uncategorized on 26 August 2010 at 7:52 pm

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