14 Sep 2020

Oye Happy : For Gifts And Memories

Everything we need is made available via internet apps, nowadays. Be it dresses, accessories and even groceries. But when it comes to buying gifts online, the choices are often limited. Gifting options, for family, friends or just about anyone, needs to be unique.

The one thing that this lockdown couldn’t lock is the compassion that we share for our family and friends. And, when it comes to expressing our love through gifting, we strive to make that moment a memorable one.

So when I was offered by OyeHappy.com, a trending online gifting company, to send gifts for someone I love, it immediately lit up my mood. That's because, you know, there aren't many innovative gifting sites available in India.


As I surfed through their site, my first impression was that the site is designed to make our gifting experience as interesting as possible. Creative options and quirky formats play a very important role in captivating the customer’s attention. A wide range, from physical gifts to e-gifts, from occasions to relationships, from next day delivery to scheduled delivery - you name it and you have it all at Oye Happy.

Oye Happy offers a mix of unique gifts and unforgettable experiences. From Naming A Star after your loved one to a message inside the dessert jars, to pull your best friend's legs with pranks, they put a lot of effort in making our occasions memorable. 

Their range of customisable favours include fun greeting cards, lovely gift hampers, romantic dinner date, handmade art in a bottle etc. There are some amazing tour gifts for those who love to travel, such as chartered flight ride or a visit to Taj.

Well, if I need to point out something as a room for improvement, then, I would be more happy to see them add a separate section for children with some exciting gift choices.

Every gift at Oye Happy is special in its own way, and the price ranges are budget friendly.

But do we really need an occasion to gift someone we love? And, that's when the collection under 'Just Like That' comes handy. I wanted to buy something special for my little niece and nephew. Just like that, the Up With You fridge magnet photo frame caught my fancy. I decided that it will be a perfect gift for the twins, as they are already making their daily lives an adventure, tagging me along. Oye Happy also offers to print photos along with the photo frame, as a complement.

My order got delivered in less than a week's time. Unwrapping the gift, the children were super excited to see their photos in it. And, my happiness lies in theirs.

Thank you Oye Happy for giving us this blissful experience and I would recommend all of you to checkout their website to experience the same. Oye Happy products are available in Amazon India as well.

Oye Happy Products I Received - Up With You Magnet & Happiness Coasters.

Let our unforgettable occasions begin with unique gifts from Oye Happy!

PS - This is a sponsored post. However, the views are personal.

3 Aug 2020

Turning Eight and Happy

Even though I'm on a blogging sabbatical, it still feels great to celebrate the 8th birthday of A Rat's Nibble. Thank you all for sticking around with me.

And yea, I tried some lettering style.. that's my new lockdown hobby. Hoping to share some of it in coming days, Inshaallah.

Happy Birthday, A Rat's Nibble. 🧀🐀🧀 

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20 Feb 2020

How Emotionally Intelligent Is Your Child?

Shuuuaaiibbb, put your toys away and go do your homework. I’m warning you for the 100th time, otherwise you will end up in the naughty corner again”. Play this dialogue in your head as spoken by a mother who has been working all day and tired, coming to her child's bedroom to see that he has spread the toys all over his room sporadically and completely forgot about his homework. Now, you know why I put those extra Us and As and that stress on his name, to start with.

This is almost a daily life scenario for most of the parents with children less than 10 years of age. You will all agree that this method of shouting at the kid works 8 out of 10 times, if the behavior has been repeating for the 100th time. 

But have you ever thought,

>> What goes into the brain of my child in this situation?
>> Where are the neurons fired in his developing brain?
>> What experience he records in his memory?
>> Above all, what is the emotion that my child goes through at that exact moment?

These are some critical questions that every parent needs to ask themselves, especially standing in front of the mirror and making that exact same face when we discipline our children when they are not at their best behavior.

Do not be surprised with what goes through your child's brain:

>> When you stand tall and shout (I know you are disciplining but remember we are seeing the situation through the eyes of your child) - the child experiences a threat.
>> Reptilian Brain which is the oldest part of the human brain, is engaged. This part records a threatening experience in the memory and only gives flight, fright or fight reaction which will be nowhere close to the disciplined outcome you are expecting.
>> And the emotion that comes out is either anger or sorrow or fear in most of the moments.

We, as parents, should invest our time and energy to understand our child’s emotions and brain development right from the early stages. The child’s brain is like a house under construction and we need to be extra careful in what emotions and memories we put in there. Modern age parents focus mainly on developing the intellectual and learning part of the brain and the care for emotional part slips through the cracks.

While you build the bridge to connect to the house of emotions of your child, it is very important to educate your child about their own emotions and also others'. This will feed their curiosity, improve their learning and help them regulate their emotions, with your support. 

Kayal Kids Klub (K3), a club exclusively for children missioned to facilitate learning for children through creative methods and fostering emotional intelligence, is conducting a Mindfulness Workshop for Children (7-9 years) in Bangalore on 1st March 2020 at Enerjuvate Cafe & Studio, Koramangala.

This one of a kind workshop will facilitate your children:

>> To understand the science behind emotions.
>> To embrace various emotions and befriend them.
>> Tot obtain skills to regulate their emotions using creative methods.

Through this workshop your child will embark on a journey of emotional well-being and develop skills to make better decisions in life.

I’m reaching out to all my fellow bloggers to spread the word about this mindfulness workshop for children and be part of this initiative.

Book your child's ticket for an idiosyncratic experience with Kayal Kids Klub at Eventshigh and Kidengage.

Know more about Kayal Kids Klub at https://www.facebook.com/kayalkidsklub/

PS - This is certainly not a sponsored post. :)

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