Motherhood

....And they grow up too fast!

Moms, don't miss the opportunity to make the most of your time with the little ones while they are still little.  Cuddle them, squish them, smell the top of their heads, shower them with a hundred kisses! Let your clothes soak up their tears and let their grubby fingers ruin your hair as they fling their arms  around you. Etch each moment in your memory because no pictures will ever do them justice.
Trust me, time flies.  Soon, these days will seem like a distant dream and you will wish for them all over again!
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Super Mom Stories are the sweetest!

Do you remember the day you found out you were pregnant.

It all started with a few tears of joy, excitement, those funny baby kicks, worry, sleepless nights, anxiety and finally the happiest tears rolling down your cheeks as you held your baby for the first time in your arms.

And the very next moment forgetting all the pain you went through. Such is motherhood! 

Every Mom you meet has a different story to share, you might relate to some and to some you might not. But there is definitely something you can learn from others!

Let's hear what Reecha, who worked with Ericsson and now is enjoying being a stay at home mom with her daughter.

Super Mom Story - Feeding in public made easy
Please share your experiences on motherhood and how it has changed you as a person?
Motherhood is magical!! It has made me feel very special. My lil one has given me strength to a level where I never thought I could go to take care of her. Despite of all the challenges a new mom feels - the feeling of happiness and joy can't be described in words. Even when I am asleep, there is some divine connection with my daughter that tells me I should check on her.
How do you relax while juggling between a gazillions of tasks you have everyday?
My motto is - when she sleeps I overlook all the clutter and spend some time with myself.. Watching TV...reading book may be for 30 min but I try to get my 30 min in a day to feel better and ready for rest of the day. Now that she has grown up - I also enjoy doing craft projects with her and I also engage her in the daily chores like clean up after playtime so it feels great when she gives me a helping hand. So it's all fun and learning together.
Where all have you used O’HappySunshine kurtas? How has it made your life easier?
I wish I found about OHS kurtas a little earlier...I feel if I had this Kurta earlier, my daughter wouldn't have had to go on formula feed. But I feel I made the best choice that I had at hand. No regrets, honestly!
Your advice for other new mothers who are starting on with their journey?
Motherhood is tiring and very stressful but all that effort is worth the one hug one smile of your little one. Enjoy every bit of it. Don't miss it. Kids grow up too fast and all you are left with is memories! Make sure you make good ones!
Any other interesting experience you would like to share?
Every moment is interesting with my lil one. I really love my conversations with her when she wants to talk and behaves like me, make presents for me, feed me with her tiny hands. One day my daughter was not eating her food  and I told her if u will not eat, u will not become strong like mumma and then she came to me and said don't worry mumma it's ok don't worry.... and we had a hearty laugh together.
Thanks Reecha from O'HappySunshine Team 
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O'HappySunshine in the News!

A mom, a daadi and naani get together to solve a new mom’s biggest painpoint – breastfeeding in public

Breastfeeding versus formula feeding has been the centre of discourse among new-age mothers. But this debate, like many others, is a double-edged sword –for mothers are judged heavily whether they choose to breastfeed or not. The beautiful natural act is often sexualised and tabooised, while its medically-acclaimed alternative villainizes the mother.

Breastfeeding in public made easy

To breastfeed or not to breastfeed?
A quick skim through these statistics should give you the lowdown on the extent of the problem. An estimated one to five percent of all women have the inability to produce enough milk for their babies. Even fewer, around two percent of women, cannot physically lactate or have problems that lead to the inability to breastfeed. Amongst the remaining 95 percent of mothers who do have the ability to breastfeed, 81 percent try to breastfeed. Seventeen percent exclusively breastfeed (meaning only breastfeed, without even occasionally using formula) until the baby is three months old. The number further drops to 14 percent by the time the baby turns four months old. According to the NHS 2010 Infant Feeding Survey, in India only one percent of women continue to exclusively breastfeed until the baby is six months old.

However, a global public health recommendation states that all infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of their life to achieve optimal growth, development and health. But, according to research, a new-age mother, especially in India, faces a lot of stigma while nursing in public, potentially inhibiting her desire to continue.
These theoretical findings were further bolstered by 33-year-old new mom Shruti Katyal’s own horrifying first-hand experience, on her first-week visit to the doctor after the birth of her baby girl. “It was my biggest nightmare. While we were stuck in Delhi’s slow moving traffic, my daughter started crying uncontrollably. I got nervous, since I was totally unprepared for this. I managed to cover myself up, even though it felt like I was suffocating her, but I managed to feed her. All that while, I got awkward stares from the people around, some even trying to peep in,” she narrates.

A nightmare dressed like a daydream
The first thing she did, after returning home, was look for the feeding options available in the market – but was intrigued by the fact that there were none that were up to the mark, or ‘socially acceptable.’ It came down to making a choice between giving up her social life entirely or to start a formula-feeding cycle for her child, even though the doctors advised against it. “Those who breastfeed in public feel embarrassed since our society hasn’t normalised the idea of breastfeeding. And those who formula feed their babies are labeled as super-lazy and looked down upon, for ‘poisoning’ their child,’ says Shruti.
Another hindrance is the lack of knowledge and support from the spouse, and peers. “Breastfeeding can be hard work, and mentally exhausting at first. Getting the right support and knowledge about the benefits of breastfeeding are crucial to help them continue,” she says. Research has also proven that a woman with a supportive spouse is significantly more likely to still be breastfeeding at a year than a woman with a husband who isn’t.
This encouraged her to first change the conversation from "I can't believe you're breastfeeding here” to "You look totally awesome!"Secondly, provide women the most comfortable and stylish clothing options, to make breastfeeding a smooth process. These were the building blocks of O’HappySunshine.
When I went out in search of a good nursing wear, I was quite disappointed because all I could find was nighties and night suits. There was no segment for stylish and functional nursing apparel that helps a new mom to integrate breastfeeding into her lifestyle,” says Shruti.

Feeding and Nursing Kurtas

Twinning with happiness and sunshine

At the time, the Bachelors in Computer Engineering graduate from Thapar Patiala and a decade-old patron of the software industry was working at IBM. During her maternity, she started working on this idea day-and-night, even as her baby was merely three months old.

But both her mums – her mother as well as her mother-in-law – got into hyperdrive, recognising it as a real problem that they also remembered facing when they were nursing. They cradled the new mom with encouragement, support and an extra hand, and in turn, prepared her to cradle her two babies as well. She thus launched her website , www.ohappysunshine.com that gave users both functional and stylish nursing apparel to help them integrate breastfeeding into their life. She designed her own kurtis which had concealed zippers on both sides, making it very discreet for a mother to feed anywhere.

Looking at the response in the first month of the launch, it was a no-brainer, deciding whether she was ready for her plunge.All the signs prompted that she was ready to leave her job with IBM, to pursue this and her new role as a mother, full-time. “It was a tough start, and felt like taking care of two babies, both demanding a lot of attention and care – but my parents, my husband and his parents supported me greatly and that made things a lot easier,” says Shruti.

O’Freedom

All her designs are manufactured in-house at this stage. The new portal has over 40 products listed, including casual kurtas and nightwear. But Shruti is working on introducing party wear salwarsuits, because a large chunk of her customers requested her to stock up in the category.

Being a new mom myself, I understand the million worries we have with our little ones! These feeding tops have made my life easier and I hope they give a new mother that confidence to never have to worry about breastfeeding in public again,” she says.

Over the last year, the venture, run by a seven-member team - has grown entirely on word-of-mouth,becoming profitable and cash-flow positive. It gets about 300 visitors a day,including a sizable number of hits from US, Canada and UK.  She is already clocking 200 orders a month, with an average ticket size of Rs 1,200 per transaction - even before she undertakes any advertising on social media or search engines. “We have received numerous messages, phone calls and thank you notes from mothers on making their life easier,” says Shruti. The website now boasts of over 100 solid five-star reviews from customers and is among top three search results on Google, for Nursing and Feeding kurtas/kurtis in India.

Originally featured in Yourstory - https://yourstory.com/2016/09/ohappysunshine/

and techgig - http://www.techgig.com/tech-news/editors-pick/A-mom-a-daadi-and-naani-get-together-to-solve-a-new-mom-s-biggest-painpoint-breastfeeding-in-public-65003

Feeding kurtis               feeding tops

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Drawing Contest! Exciting prizes for the winners!

Read the story "Who's Got Milk For Baby Monkey?" from our webpage -http://www.myyum.net/fables - and if you like it, share it!

World Breastfeeding Week

If it inspires you, share with us your drawings ... Whatever the fable inspires you!
... And win exciting prizes from our wonderful sponsors -- don't forget to check out their pages and services!

So here you go, open to adults and kids:

-- Adults' category:
1st prize: One amazing ring sling by ANMOL BABY Carriers --www.anmolbabycarriers.com;
2nd prize: Two free sessions of Career/Child Counselling by Proeveswww.proeves.com;
3rd prize: 50% discount on one of the very useful nursing wear creations byO' Happy Sunshine --www.ohappysunshine.com; ...And... Rs.500 worth discount coupon on the very ecofriendly/baby friendly cloth diapers by Cloth Diaper Shop - India --www.clothdiapershop.in ;

-- Kids' category:
1st prize: Lots of fun with two free Pro-Playdate pass (or Rs.1,000 worth Amazon voucher if the winner is not resident in Delhi/Mumbai) by Proeves--www.proeves.com;
2nd prize: A gorgeous doll /toy carrier by Reshma Custom Creations
3rd prize: Fun fingerpaints kit as a token of appreciation from Myyum - Breastfeeding and Motherhood Support

...And a final surprise:
All participants will be awarded a 10% discount coupon on Anmol products -- Courtesy ANMOL BABY Carriers

Send us your drawings before August 16, by email at myyuminfo@gmail.com or by facebook https://www.facebook.com/MyyumBreastfeedingAndMotherhoodSupport.. And don't forget to like and share our page!

*All prizes and offers have a validity of 6 months from now.
*Jury to be announced soon!

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Who's got milk for baby monkey? - A fable

She had been waiting for more than past four full moons.

Now that Poornima was again shining and gifting energy to the plants and creatures of the jungle, Rya felt a dull pain deep in her belly and she knew that the time had come. Swinging from the high routes and branches of the banjan tree her clan had chosen as a home, she danced with the waves of pain till it became so strong that she felt like pushing. Down she was, leaning on the trunk of the tree, mother earth under her feet and her baby's head reaching the palm of her hand... And more of it and more... She'd call the baby Chanda, like the shining moon that night.... But where was it? Where had the benign eyes of Poornima gone hiding? It seemed like time had stopped. The voices of the jungle had gone silent, the leaves still, while a cold shiver crossed her body, now washed by a heavy rain... Just a wave more... Push Rya! A loud rumble in the sky followed the mighty light which had struck the banjan tree. It was Aag. Wild, burning and bright.

Just the time to see her clan running around in fear and then darkness.

What saved Rya from the flames that had chased away all her monkey friends only God knows. But there she was, head spinning but awake on a dusty morning, lying on the clays of what was once a tall banjan with hundrends of routes. There she was, alone and forgotten, her womb as empty as her heart  - and her arms, too.

There she laid, for minutes or hours, till her eyes begun to see and went searching past the pain, the loss and the emptiness and reached the tiny little thing bundled up against a rock not too far from her. She did not recognise him from his smell, nor from his eyes. Her own emptyness met his emptyness. Like in mirror, she recognised herself and there she knew that Chanda - her Chanda - was alive.

She knew she had to care for him and protect him, yet she did not know how.

Chanda could not eat bananas, nor the juicy mangoes that Rya loved so much.

He couldn't eat nuts and he was definitely not interested in the fishes in the river.

"What shall I feed my baby monkey?", Rya asked mama dolphin, who was swimming nearby.

"Surely I don't know  what mama monkeys do, but here's how we go", said the dolphin, whose little one was swimming by her side, his mouth tightly sealed at her breast, just in the middle of her belly. "My milk will make him into a good swimmer", she said  "And then he will catch his own fish".

Rya did not quite remember having seen swimming monkeys. Probably mama dolphin's milk was not what her baby needed.

Chanda on her back, she thoughtfully walked away from the river, looking in all corners for a better food.

Chanda was not interested in the peacocks' berries and creepy crawls and he refused the turtle's worms with great disgust.

'Roaaarrhh!!!" came out loud as Rya went looking into a leafy bush: mama tiger was guarding her newborn cubs! 'She is so strong and fierce', thought Rya... I'd want for Chanda the same food she is feeding her cubs...".

"Excuse me! May I...?" she asked mama tiger, trembling in fear... "May I have some... To feed my baby monkey?".

"Your ...?!  I have no more space... !" Roared mama tiger, sprawled under her four  cubs who were suckling avidly from her four breasts". In fact, these guys' suckling makes me quite hungry...".

Rya run and run as fast as she could, she ran past the bushes, she ran past the river, upto the grass fields.

 And there was mama deer, peacefully feeding herself, her fawn enjoying a sip of her milk after taking a byte of green grass.

But Chanda did not like grass.

"Little fawns love their grass, but they love their mama's milk, too! It makes their fur shining and their horns long and strong!

But Chanda does not need horns...

"You could try with the buffaloes" suggests mama deer, "Humans take their milk, sometimes... They might have some to spare for your baby".

There were the buffaloes, not too far at all.

But just while Rya asked: "Could you please let my baby monkey drink a bit of your milk?", there came a leopard, fast like the wind, and fast run the buffaloes and fast run their calves.

Surely baby buffaloes were big ... And they could run... But they were not as skilled as a monkey: they could not even climb a tree, or peel a banana. They could not hold tight on their mother's back - and anyway, they would have been so heavy to carry like that! Rya liked carrying Chanda on her back... And she wanted him to learn picking juicy mangoes, one day, and swing from banjan trees.

There seemed to be no right milk for baby monkey!

Foxie was smart, but a little too clever. Squirrel could climb, but so small and tiny! Rhyno? Ooh nooo! Elephant? Well... Curling his trunk above mama's full teat, surely he was cute but a little too big.

From grassfields to waters, forests to desert lands,  up and down mama monkey searched, upto a mountain cave.

"What do I feed my baby monkey?" she shouted in tears and the echo responded: "Monkey, monkey, monkey...". Clouds of black bats flying away disappointed by the noise, mama bat hugging her baby who promptly mastered an upside down improvised milk snack.

"Chanda would definitely not hang like that...." .

And here came old wise mama wolf from the back of the cave, ten cubs rolling over each other and grabbing her boobs: "Monkey needs monkey! The echo has spoken!".

Rya was confused. She didn't know what to do. She sat on the ground and hugged Chanda in despair. Her fur was so soft. Her body smelled good. It smelled of mom. Chanda smelled and smelled and Rya licked his tiny head. He reached for her breasts... They were heavy indeed. He suckled and suckled and both fell asleep. Baby's tummy was full and mama felt good. One day he'd eat bananas and juicy mangoes and mama and baby would swing together from tall banjan trees.

 

 

Breastmilk is the biological norm of infant feeding for all mammals.

Breastmilk is species specific, it keeps your baby healthy and helps her  grow into what she is meant to be.

Delivery practices impact breastfeeding.

Most breastfeeding problems can be solved with lots of skin to skin touch and a bit of competent help.

HAPPY WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK TO ALL MOMS AND BABIES IN THE WORLD!!!

Source - http://www.myyum.net/fables

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#SuperMom Diary

Do you remember the day you found out you were pregnant.

It all started with a few tears of joy, excitement, those funny baby kicks, worry, sleepless nights, anxiety and finally the happiest tears rolling down your cheeks as you held your baby for the first time in your arms.

And the very next moment forgetting all the pain you went through. Such is motherhood! 

Every Mom you meet has a different story to share, you might relate to some and to some you might not. But there is definitely something you can learn from others!

Let's hear what Sheel, who works with Schneider Electric has to share with us.  

Please share your experiences on motherhood and how it has changed you as a person?
We all respect our mothers as a child. However, after becoming a mother myself only I could understand the pains my mother must had endured in making me a person I am today! It has taught me the real meaning of the word 'Maa'! 
How do you relax while juggling between a gazillions of tasks you have everyday?
It's an art I guess which each mother learns in due course after receding its bundle of joy. The world is not same for me anymore.. I can not have time at my mercy now.. Best is to merge my relaxation with existing works.. For instance.. I watch my fav episodes when I am pumping milk for my baby. :) 
Where all have you used O’HappySunshine kurtas? How has it made your life easier?
Airport.. Flight.. Train.. Almost everywhere. Moms in today's world do not stay at home like earlier days.. And this kurta helps maintain dignity with ease in public places while nursing. 
Your advice for other new mothers who are starting on with their journey?
Be patient & relaxed. Tough times will pass leaving good memories. 
Any other interesting experience you would like to share?
Feed your baby is the advice I would like to give to new moms. Don't start with bottle feeding early. It is the best time you can share with your baby. The love with which my baby looks at me after nursing him.. It's heaven! 
Thanks Sheel from O'HappySunshine Team 
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#SuperMom Diary!

Every Mom you meet has a different story to share, you might relate to some and to some you might not. But there is definitely something you can learn from others!

During this journey called Motherhood you learn about your STRENGTHS you didn’t know you had, deal with FEARS you didn’t know existed. And that makes you a super mom you are today.

Let's hear what Aditi, who works with United Nations has to share with us.  

SuperMom India United Nations

Share your experiences on motherhood and how it has changed you as a person?

Motherhood has been most blissful, beautiful and wonderful phase of my life. I enjoy being a mon every single day and every single minute. Even though my son is just two-year-old, I find solace in him. He is one of the ‘most patient’ listeners in my life. Every day when I go back home and bombard him my office politics, gossip, challenges that I face and how I mitigated them. He patiently listens to me. I know that he doesn’t understand much or any of it but the fact he patiently tries to listen and understand it everything for me.

Motherhood has made me realize potential of ‘giving’ for being there for this little bundle of joy without any expectations and just LOVE. So two years back I fell in Love again! ‘can’t live without each other’ kind of love

How do you relax while juggling between a gazillions of tasks you have every day?

It very difficult to take out those 2 minutes for yourself.  On my way to work I make it point to read. It can be anything a book, newspaper anything that helps me unwind and relax.

Where all have you used O’HappySunshine kurtas? How has it made your life easier?

Oh I love the kurtas! I did use them when I was nursing my son but the Kurtas so lovely that I have continued using them after I stopped nursing as well. I wear them to work regularly and get compliments every time I wear one.

Your advice for other new mothers who are starting on with their journey?

Enjoy your time with your kid! they grow up so fast and when they are old you miss the younger ‘thems’. Don’t forget to take care of yourself because if not you no one else will and yes .. definitely buy O'Happy sunshine kurtas. They make your life 10x times easy.

Thanks Aditi from O'HappySunshine Team 

Super Mom 

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For the love of Tea!

After my recent trip to China, I have become a huge fan of green tea! I have been experimenting with a lot of varieties - some are strong, some have a pleasant taste and some smell so good!
But one thing is for sure - drinking this tea after my meals helps me relax! I feel very light and refreshed!
I just happened to come across an article why we should drink green tea so just wanted to share it with you all - 
green tea

1. GOOD BYE TO HEADACHES
The Chinese have been using it for over 4,000 years to treat problems like headaches and depression.

2. CUT YOUR CANCER RISK

Several polyphenols - the potent antioxidants green tea's famous for - seem to help keep cancer cells from gaining a foothold in the body, by discouraging their growth and kill present cancer cells without harming the rest of the healthy tissues in the body. Study after study has found that people who regularly drink green tea reduce their risk of breast, stomach, esophagus, colon, and/or prostate cancer.

3. SOOTHE AND PROTECT YOUR SKIN

Got a cut, scrape, or bite, and a little leftover green tea? Soak a cotton pad in it. The tea is a natural antiseptic that relieves itching and swelling. Try it on inflamed breakouts and blemishes, sunburns, even puffy eyelids. Green tea applied directly to the skin (or consumed) helps block sun-triggered skin cancer, which is why you're seeing green tea in more and more sunscreens and moisturizers.

4. STEADY YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE

Having healthy blood pressure - meaning below 120/80 - is one thing. Keeping it that way is quite another. But people who sip just half a cup a day are almost 50 percent less likely to wind up with hypertension than non-drinkers. Credit goes to the polyphenols again (especially one known as ECGC). They help keep blood vessels from contracting and raising blood pressure.

5. HEALTHY HEART
The younger and healthier your arteries are, the younger and healthier you are. So fight plaque build-up in your blood vessels, which ups the risk of heart disease and stroke, adds years to your biological age (or Real Age), and saps your energy too. Green tea deters your body from absorbing artery-clogging fat and cholesterol.

6 STAY YOUNG

When taken in proper amounts, antioxidants helps slow down the aging process to a certain degree. This can help delay visible sign of aging like wrinkles or gray hair. The antioxidants in green tea may even delay the onset of bodily aches and pains associated with growing old.

7. LOSE WEIGHT
Green tea speeds up your body's calorie-burning process, which is an essential aid in weight loss management. Fat oxidation is the process where in the food we digest is eventually turned into essential energy for the body. By increasing this process, more energy is expended by the body, helping burn up the unwanted pounds easier.

8. HEATHY TOOTH
Green tea inhibits bacteria that cause cavities in teeth. Also, there is fluoride present in tea, which helps protect against cavities.

Note - 
Green tea is strictly prohibited for pregnant women. This is because green tea can actually reduce the effectiveness of folic acid, which is very essential in order to prevent neural tube defects during the first month of conception in pregnant women.

Insomnia - due to the fact that it contains caffeine.
However, green tea contains less caffeine than coffee. ( Green tea contains about half of the amount of caffeine found in black tea and about a quarter of the amount of caffeine that is found in one regular cup of coffee making it a healthy drink you can consume at just about any time of the day.)
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#BeingWoman is special

...only if you realize!
I came across this little article written by Chetan Bhagat and it makes a lot of sense to me. Being a woman is special - you have to feel it within to actually live the life you want to.
We moms usually get tied up in doing things for the babies and rest of the family that we tend to forget that we have a Life too - we have/had choices too. And that becomes a way of life and we get okay with others having expectations from us, denying ourselves with what we like, giving up our own independent self for the family, doing more than what your body and mind can handle. Until one fine day we wake up realizing we are too far away from the shore and even if you shed a tear or two no one comes to help.
Just to not reach that breakdown point in life - you should always strive to have a fine balance between your personal and professional life. Your family and friends. Your choices and your family's needs. You really need to take a break before it breaks you!
If you are strong and your kids see you growing up taking care of yourself , you and spouse sharing responsibilities, I am sure we would raise strong and responsible lil humans and that's exactly what we need. 
Happy Mothers Day
**Chetan Bhagat’s Suggestion For Women To Reduce Stress Will Touch Your Soul.**
Do Read it and share it with all the women you know..
Alright, this is not cool at all. A recent survey by Nielsen has revealed that Indian women are the most stressed out in the world: 87% of our women feel stressed out most of the time. This statistic alone has caused me to stress out. Even in workaholic America, only 53% women feel stressed.
What are we doing to our women? I’m biased, but Indian women are the most beautiful in the world. As mothers, sisters, daughters, colleagues, wives and girlfriends – we love them. Can you imagine life without the ladies?
For now, i want to give Indian women five suggestions to reduce their stress levels.
One, don’t ever think you are without power. If your mother in law doesn’t like you. Leave her views for her. Be who you are, not someone she wished you would be. She doesn’t like you? That’s her problem.
Two, if you are doing a good job at work and your boss doesn’t value you -tell him that, or quit. Talented, hard-working people are much in demand.
Three, educate yourself, learn skills, network – figure out ways to be economically independent. So next time your husband tells you that you are not a good enough wife, mother or daughter-in-law, you can tell him to take a hike.
Four, do not ever feel stressed about having a dual responsibility of family and work. It is difficult, but not impossible. The trick is not to expect an A+ in every aspect of your life. You are not taking an exam, and you frankly can’t score cent per cent (unless you are in SRCC, of course). It is okay if you don’t  do four dishes for lunch, one can fill their stomach with one. It is okay if you don’t work until midnight and don’t get a promotion.
Nobody remembers their job designation on their dying day.
Five, most important, don’t get competitive with other women. Someone will make a better scrapbook for her school project than you. Another will lose more weight with a better diet.
Your neighbor may make a six-dabba tiffin for her husband, you don’t – big deal.
Do your best, but don’t keep looking out for the report card, and definitely don’t expect to top the class. There is no ideal woman in this world, and if you strive to become one, there will be only one thing you will achieve for certain – stress.
So breathe, chill, relax. Tell yourself you are beautiful, do your best and deserve a peaceful life.
Anybody trying to take that away from you is making a mistake, not you. Your purpose of coming to this earth is not to please everyone. Your purpose is to offer what you have to the world, and have a good life in return. The next time this survey comes, i don’t want to see Indian women on top of the list. I want them to be the happiest women in the world.
Cherish Womanhood!! Via Comedyflavors
#BeingWoman is "Special"
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Gifting ideas for new Moms

After the baby is born, the whole attention is on the baby and the mom and her needs are totally ignored. Taking care of a new baby drains a mom completely and sometimes makes her feel unconfident about herself especially if she has very little or no help.

The major gifts that a new mom receives is everything for the baby! I didn't have to buy any clothes or toys for my little one until her first birthday.

One of my close friends gifted me a kindle paper white and that has been my best friend ever since - It has helped me thru several sleepless nights every mother has.
So I came up with a list you can gift to your new mommie friend. Lets make the new mothers feel loved and cared for.

Relax with an eye mask and pamper kit

Getting some good rest and relaxation in is really important, and anything that helps achieve that will surely go down well.

A room vaporiser

Again, to help make some time to unwind and relax, a room vaporiser is a good choice. You can use a variety of smells to suit any tastes! Make sure to check which smells are safe. My personal favourite is lemon grass.

 

Take some time out and read a book

When the new baby naps you can use that time to relax and read your favourite book. And may be a few parenting books if its for a first time mom. Best thing about Kindle paper white is that the screen light is very soothing to the eyes and you can comfortably read in the dark without the need of any extra light.

Nursing Kurta

The best thing you can give to a new mother is the confidence that she can take care of her baby well. If the baby is well fed and well slept - everything else is easy. The problem arises when you have to go out and the baby gets hungry, that is one major worry every mother has - "how am I going to feed my baby?". These kurtas I designed after my little one was born have helped me sail thru confidently and comfortably. These have been one single answer to many worries.

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