Saturday, May 27, 2017

Product Review: Oh My Name! Personalised story book

Greetings Parents and People,
The best gift a child can get is the habit of reading.
Its a whole different world when you are in the company of a book.

I am a book lover and thankfully so is my son. I was thinking what to gift him on his 4th birthday. I came upon a blog post about customized book with your kids name embedded within the story.
I was very much interested !

Product: 
A Personalized story for kids. Its story about a boy who forgot his name and goes on a journey to find it. How is it personalized? The name of your kid or the one you are gifting the book to, is weaved into the story. Isn't it lovely :)
The story stars the child and he/she goes on a journey to different places and collects the letters which form his name.
They design the book keeping in mind if the child is a Girl or a Boy. 

The company making these books is: Oh My Name !
Website: Oh My Name!
Facebook page: Oh My Name!
Twitter handle: @OhMyname

The Book is Priced at Rs.1299 now.
Here is a Promo Code to avail a 10% discount on the cost of the book. Place your order NOW!
Use Promo Code for Discount

I checked their website and found the cost within my budget. The story of how the company was formed got me more looking forward to the book. Read about it here: https://www.ohmyname.net/in/about-us/




So I created an account. I placed an order. They allow you to add an image of the kid with message on the first page of the book. I mailed them the pictures and the message.

Lets read: Oh My Name!
Dinosaurs are still in hiding and they gave us letter 'R'
Dabi helped find the letter 'A'





Aah, we found our name and can sleep now ;)
The Author Nikhil Mittal himself called up to talk to me about the book and process. I also sent mails to the Team and they coordinated very well with multiple mails and update of how the book was getting made, what step was being done, where it had reached, asking for my feedback,....

The book reached well in advance for my Son's birthday. It was a surprise for him.
It was neatly packed in bubble wrap.

Birthday boy with his surprise gift

My son laughed out aloud on seeing his picture on the first page and wanted to read it immediately.
He asked if the boy in the story was him. When I said yes and explained how the boy had forgotten his name and was going on a journey to find his name, his eyes lighted up. Adventure ! 
He got busy racing through pages. I let him go through the entire book and then started reading it slowly.

Is this boy ME?
"My photo is on starting page", says Pranav





















He squealed when Dabi the puppet is introduced and I produced it from its wrap :D Then he held Dabi all the time when reading the book.

We both read the story and hunted for the alphabets which formed his name. He loved searching for the alphabets and is now more interested in learning about them, the sound of each alphabet.

The book has had multiple readings till date and we love to talk about each character in the book after its over.


What I liked:
I loved the way they have incorporated a story on the basis of each name and the child's interests.

The story and flow is smooth. Words are simple for kids to understand. Concepts are explained in rhymes. Well done Author Nikhil Mittal.

Our book had instances of team work, friendship, exploring (with Galileo, Wright brothers  as Guest appearances), helping others, showing compassion,...

The illustration of characters, their traits and talents,... is perfect. Special mention to Living Waters Studio who got the cartoons/characters alive.

The quality of paper, colors used, packaging, Dabi as a hand puppet is very good. Worth the cost, I would say. Check their Facebook page and website for offers and Giveaways.

I loved the way they followed up even after delivery of the product. Shows they value each book, child and the parents as customers.

This book will be a treasured addition to a child's belongings preserved for ages to come as its timeless. Its like the baby clothes, toys, shoes, photos we preserve of our child.

The cost is affordable. When you go gift shopping for kids, toys cost you 500-1000Rs. Also they lose interest, breakdown, out-grow them very soon. This book can be picked up anytime for atleast one read and become one of your fond memories too :)

What I wanted more:
More contribution of Dabi in the story instead of just following the child around.
Events in Mumbai too. :) I would love to attend and spread the word for this wonderful concept.


All the best Oh My Name! Team :)

Do check out this product. Follow their FB page for offers and Giveaway. The Team is super responsive to queries.


Let us know if you bought a copy and your review of it. Use the PROMO CODE !

Bye. Take care.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Event: MealMate, Initiative by JAMMs

Good day People !
No one has ever becomes Poor by Giving
, so rightly said.





So this time JAMMs initiative for completing 1100 days is to provide 1100 meals to cancer children. These children undergo chemotherapy and require fullfilling, nutritious meals to cope with the treatment. JAMMs with AccessLife has pledged to collect funds to feed 1100 meals in its #MealMate initiative. This initiative is on till May 25th,2017.

I have contributed, you too can join in this noble cause. Rs.999 is all it takes to serve 8 children a nutritious meal.

Click on the link below for contributions 👇
http://bit.ly/ALJAMMS

Or

PayTM on 8080222377

Or

You can also pay by CHEQUE
Call on 8080222377 for further details



‘Meal Mate’ an Initiative by JAMM’s network with Accesslife
#jammsnetwork #mealmate

Cancer – a diagnosis that strikes despair not only in the patient but the entire family. When a child is the one who has to cope with the disease, it seems so unfair and one cannot even begin to imagine what the parents, especially the mother, are going through. Add to that the burden of poverty which makes the situation even more unbearable.
What these children need besides treatment is also adequate nutrition to help boost their immunity and combat the illness better.

JAMM’s (Journey About Mast Moms) empathizes with what these families are facing; as mothers we can best understand the pain of another mother who is coping not only with a child battling cancer but also the sense of helplessness that pervades due to the lack finances.
This is why JAMM’s network has collaborated with Accesslife (www.accesslife.org) to ensure that these children get their fighting chance and the necessary food nutrition through the initiative 1100 Meal Mate. JAMM’s network will have been in existence for 1100 days and this initiative is a marker in its history of giving back to society. After all, mothers know about giving of oneself and bringing joy to others.


About JAMMS

JAMM’s network - *Journey About Mast Moms*, initiated by Ritu (Chief Connecting Officer) is a multi-award winning Mumbai based Moms support group for networking that started in April 2014 and has been steadily expanding and evolving since then...

Over 20,000 Moms from various areas connect and communicate online via what's app & a secret Facebook group + meet offline every month via their complimentary workshops, seminars and events which aid informed/conscious parenting decisions!

Over 365 underprivileged kids received haircuts during JAMMs network first anniversary event - Happy New Hair. Over 550 needy visually impaired people received white canes & dark glasses during their 'i-light' social initiative. The 'Mast Santa' social campaign done in Dec 2015 donated unused handbags with goodies to homeless women. 'Step-Up' was their April 2016 social initiative where 730 underprivileged children received footwear and over 910 sarees were collected & donated to less fortunate women during their Nov 2016 social drive.
To join JAMMs:
Whatsapp Ritu, CEO of JAMMS: +91 99302 03454
JAMMs Network: Facebook

About Accesslife

Access Life Assistance Foundation provides a loving and temporary home for the parent or care taker and the child undergoing the treatment for cancer. Our mission is to offer a home-like environment for these families and we also try to improve the quality of life of these children by providing practical support services, educational resources and recreational programs.
We understand the financial pressure cancer puts on some families so we provide them dignified accommodation at no cost while their child receives the treatment. In a country where care for the needy has long been accepted as dismal, Access Life is working to not only fill in a large unmet need but also to fundamentally change this mind-set.


Other initiatives we have been a part of with JAMMs:
Event: Drape a Smile, Initiative by JAMMs
Event: Mast Santa organised by JAMM's, one bag leading to empowerment

Workshops and activities done with JAMMs:
Event: Mithai Cupcake workshop by Chef Anees at APB Studio with JAMMs
Event: Umbrella Painting with JAMM mommies and kids at Bright Beginnings Preschool, Thane
Event: Mother's Day at KidZania Mumbai for #ZuperMomDay at #ZuperDayAtKidZania
Event: JAMMs Thane Meet up and PlayDate at The Riot Room
Event: Italian Cuisine cooking workshop by Nandita Gupta, organised by JAMMs
Event: Beauty and the Beast Musical by Disney, book reading with JAMMs
Event: JAMMs Book Club meet and Book Reading by Kiran Manral
Event: JAMMs Fitness workshop with Payal Gidwani and Bookclub meet
Event: Eco-Friendly Ganesha Idol making workshop with JAMMs at The Culture Studio, Mulund

Do join in & pledge your support.


Bye. Take care.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Whats that pic-47

Greetings People !
Sorry for the loong gap in posts :)
But lets start on a funny note gain. Some more pics today for our Whats that pic series.

Washroom/ Toilet/ Lavatory/ Loo/ Restroom... some of the names we use.
But here are some versions I found recently:



I am sure we have seen many such spelling blunders or ways of expressing diplomatically ;)

Show us more funny pics if you have seen :)

Check some from our series:
Whats that pic-42
Whats that pic-41
Whats that pic-36
Whats that pic-35

Bye. Take care.