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Confessions of a Working Mom

I recently came across an article on Working Moms on CNN Living. Long before I became a Mom, I had intended never to be a working one. But, destiny had something else for me on its plate. I took a break when I had a baby. Three years after Jatin was born, I had to take up a job for financial reasons. I kept convincing myself that there would be a day, when I would sit back at home and raise my kid. We decided to have a single kid so that we could provide him with the best of everything.

Years went by. We gained financial stability and moved on quite well. Our standard of living rose and so did our expectations from life. Since I was not a career oriented person, I gave up several opportunities but carried on with work. After all these years as I look around, life seems to have taken a very fast pace. Commodities that were luxuries have now become necessities. Costs of education, travel, pleasures are ever rising high. And I must admit that not just our kid, but even we have become used to this style of living.

So, I am in a dilemma time and again. I remember my resolution of taking a backseat. But the other resolution of giving my little angel the very best, forces me to carry on. Some day I hope my little one scales the heights and makes us proud.

I think the working Moms out there would definitely agree with this. What do you say?

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Kudos to Varsha Gupta - The Winner of doodle for Google India on November 14, 2011

The doodle of Google India was special for all the Indians today. Well, it was designed by a 7 year old tiny tot from India - Varsha Gupta. The doodle shows the classical instruments that represent Indian classical music and traditions. Google celebrates Children's Day India by displaying this doodle on the homepage.

Moreover, the drawing has emerged successfully from the scrutiny of eminent judges. It is indeed an honour to get one's art exhibited on the homepage of a search engine giant. We as Indians appreciate the efforts taken by Varsha and congratulate her parents too.

Please refer the news on Rediff for further details.

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Happy Children's Day!

Today its Children's Day in India. This day coincides with the birthday of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, memorizing his love, affection for children. It is also for the recognition of his efforts for the education and development of kids. There are numerous programmes organized in school, in cities and towns and by the media, to make this day a memorable one.

So, what have you planned today? For me, I first plan to wish my kid when we both get home from a hectic day. Then of course, prepare his favourite stuff for dinner and have fun as per his definitions.

Children do not really expect a lot from us, do they? Kids from different age groups have their own sweet definitions of enjoyment. So why not fill up those few hours with sheer happiness for them and make this a memorable Children's Day?

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Kids' Clothing and its Maintenance

Baby and kids' clothing and fashion wear have gone through an evolution in the last decade. Fashion designers have exhibited their talent not only in girls' wear but in boys' clothing too. When we shop for our kid, we make sure to get them the best, no matter what the prices say.
But there is one thing that I have experienced. We get lots of varieties for our boy and in a short span of time, he outgrows these clothes. Secondly, the wardrobe is stuffed with so many sets, that some of them hardly get a chance to get displayed. This has taught me few lessons to manage my kids' wardrobe:
  • I usually keep rearranging his clothes every week. This gives me a chance to get the unused ones in the front row and they are not left unobserved.
  • Initially when he was a baby and then a toddler, I had the habit of keeping the best ones for special occasions, just to find that the dress doesn't fit him anymore. I do not do this now. I make sure that the clothes get into use.
  • When I realize that any type of wear is going to get short for him, I sort it out. I donate these sets.
  • This way we make sure that our kiddo gets to use all the best stuff that we get for him and it also reaches the right place where it is used by someone else too!









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Back After a Break!

We are back after a break that occurred due to some reasons!

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