Parenting Lessons I Learnt from my Loooong (ahem) Illness

Okay! Okay! It wasn’t that long. I was bound to my bed only for the better part of January. Yet, as you can imagine, it disturbed my life at home and at work.


Just imagine you are so ill that you cannot lift your head from your pillow and your toddler/preschooler/pre-tween/or tween wants all that attention from you that was his right before the illness.

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5 Ways to Save Your Sanity as a Working Mom

‘So you were the bitch, again?’

‘How could you yell at your kid for the third time in a day even after promising yourself you won’t?’

‘No mother is as harsh as you are. Seriously you didn’t deserve the privilege of mothering such an adorable kid.’

This is my inner critique shouting at me every time I fail to remain calm at apparently innocent actions of my child. Do your critique is as harsh as mine?

This guilt of losing temper is common among working parents. And these lists of issues for which we feel guilty have many more entries. We fight against the guilt of not being with our children during their success and when they are feeling low, of not listening enough to their stories about their days, of not able to cook them quality meals every day, and of not investing more time in their personality building. Continue reading “5 Ways to Save Your Sanity as a Working Mom”

3 motivational steps from feeling of sheer loss to overflowing self-love

You are mediocre.

You are an ordinary person with no special talents. You cannot take part in beauty contest at your work place let alone globally. You understand nothing about the world politics and your knowledge about your favorite sport is abysmal. You are also not that happy-go-lucky type of person who never gives a shit about others’ comments regarding their dumbness.

With your plain looks, below average intelligence, and dumb appearance, you are not going to win the world. Now, you have to live your ordinary, boring, dull, and lackluster life. You have no way to escape from your building anxiety and unrest, except to admit it. This is your destiny. With so many issues gathered in a single person, there is no chance of overturning the imperfection overnight or over-centuries.

So you have to make peace with your reality. Adjust with it. And develop your life around it.

This is all life keeps reminding you. Accept your mediocrity to survive. The only talent is contentment.

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