5 Years Later… I had to let go of my career and I went into depression. Here’s my story. My name is Surbhi Prapanna, and I am now a work-from-home-mom. This story is as real as it can get!
Don’t stress about weight, career and life plans. Take each day as it comes. Don’t try and be the ‘best’ Mom. Be a ‘happy’ Mom. Don’t do things to impress others. Choose to be THAT parent that you always wanted your own parents to be. Talk to people if you need help. Most importantly – you are and will always be more than ‘just a Mom’.
“Though, I am still learning and trying my best. However, just one tip to all the moms- make your child your friend, share your thoughts, your day spent and you will gradually see the results that your child will also start sharing his/her feelings. Do not judge your child and have trust in them”, says Kavita in our Real Moms Stories
Nothing can stop you if you really want to work on your career. I understand that it gets a little difficult when you are a new mom but then that’s when the strong support system comes into the picture. Meet Kavita Singh, founder of Momtastic World.
“It is also important to have a united front when questions pop-up and the child knows that parents are of the same mind and cannot be played against each other”, says Palak Jain, who dons multiple roles. Palak was a flight attendant before joining an animation studio as the Executive Producer. Currently, working as a stay-at-home-mom.
Being willing to change and learn, when I think I have it figured out I don’t always. But I try to put them first whenever possible and when it is not possible I try to not feel too guilty and remind myself I’m doing my best!
A mom, who makes lots of mistakes, accepts it and moves on for a better tomorrow is a ‘real’ mom. I can never be perfect and I accept with pride and dignity. I don’t want to kill the real person by aiming to be ‘perfect’
There is no concept such as ‘being a perfect mom’. Each mom learns through her own journey, experience, and mistakes. Motherhood is a journey, really. It’s about exploring and recognizing your strengths (more than weaknesses). An evolving version- that’s what motherhood is!
A mother’s sense of her own identity and imagery is often consumed by her role as a mom. Here are 10 great moms leaders who can inspire our parenting styles for the best!
But my dear Future Prime Minister, as a mother I have my own concerns and this is what I hope from you, irrespective of whichever political party you belong to. I do not care if you come from the right wing or the left wing.
We can’t win every battle. We should let go of small things to take charge of bigger decisions. Let’s read this real mom’s story on chasing her dreams!
Dear mum, your body has undergone many changes in the months leading to childbirth. That miracle you so lovingly hold in your arms every day is a result of that dramatic change.
I rely a lot on my cook, my maid, the daycare and the school to be able to devote my time at work and lead a happy, fulfilling life. I do not believe that responsibility of raising a child is solely on a mother.
I try to overcome my guilt by devoting quality time to kids over weekends, going out for movies and dinner or even a long drive for some street side food and ice-cream.
The first person who needs to be fixed is You-yourself. If you are doing well, the whole family will do well. So, do whatever it takes and fix yourself – fix yourself when you are hurt, fix your pain, fix your stress, fix your aches – fix it!
In our Real Moms- Real Stories column, Meet a young designer, a marketing consultant and a mom of to a 3-year-old boy who juggles work, marriage and childrearing Don’t tell your child that it’s tough out there. Don’t get him to compete with others just because it’s about ‘survival of the fittest’. ‘To win at all…
In our Real Moms – Real Stories column, Meet renowned mompreneur, Gurgaon-based Upasana Luthra, mom to two teenagers. Read on to know her beautiful story on raising a special needs child who is on the spectrum of Aspergers The most challenging part is the satisfaction in knowing you have done enough and erasing self-doubt. Most…
Gratitude is something I practice and so even though life sucks sometimes, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Everything was just fine until the baby popped out, I took extra months as leave and joined back post 8 months. It was quite a rude shock when I went back, the battle was to prove my mettle all over again. Fourteen years of experience seemed to have disappeared, I was being questioned and cornered like I was an intern.
Minakshi Singh, married for the past 6 years, and mother of an active toddler boy (Viraj) aged 2 years and 3 months, is successfully running two bars in Delhi-NCR. With fabulous joint family support, Singh could pursue her dream of being a part of F & B business.
Ever Since Kenisha was born my life took a full circle. From pursuing my own venture, moving on to blogging and being an influencer, perusing a part-time job which became full time…
I think nobody can balance, it’s a myth, its an unrealistic standard people are held up against, some days you will do more housework some days more office work.
Being a mom is hard. It is harder than I thought.
One thing which I can say with certainty is that our parents have brought us up to great expectations. And for this, they have spared no expense.
Jaya Bhattacharji Rose, mother to a seven-year-old girl is an an international publishing consultant, and a full-time caregiver of a paralyzed mother-in-law.
To my future daughter, my little darling, there are still a few weeks to go before I see you, but I had thought I’d write a quick letter to you.
Aarti K. Singh is a work-from-home mother and a research scholar (Yes! she dared to pursue a Ph.D. with a young child). They have a 9-year-old boy. She and her son and lives with her foster parents.