Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Lessons Learned in Lockdown: Rediscovering Life and Embracing Responsibilities

It has been more than 90 days, and this quarantine or lockdown phase has taught us an extremely valuable lesson. It was like pressing the "resume/pause" button on a washing machine that forced us to put our lives on hold for about 3 months.

Undoubtedly, this pause and resume phase has given us the time to reconnect with old school friends, explore new hobbies, discover our passions, and even uncover hidden talents like painting, drawing, and surprising our family members with our cooking skills, and so on. Everyone must have learned at least one new thing.

If there is one thing I have learned during this period, it would be to be thankful for my life. There is only one life, and we need to cherish it. We are surrounded by loving and blessed relationships.

That's the positive side. On the other hand, as a new mom, my life has become busy and tiring. During the first few months, I realized that I didn't have much time for myself.

In the olden days, women stayed at home while husbands went out to work, so women took care of all the household chores. It was an expected duty for women to clean and cook.

Nowadays, both men and women go out to work, and people prefer to hire maids to ease the burden.

We used to have two maids for cooking and cleaning, but due to the lockdown, we had to let them go, and household chores became a problem for me.

My daily routine started with sweeping and cleaning the house, followed by cooking. We recently had a new baby, and washing the baby's clothes became a challenge. The baby's clothes had to be washed separately and soaked in warm water before and after the wash because the baby's skin is so sensitive, requiring extra care. Additionally, the dark-colored and light-colored baby clothes had to be washed separately. One of the biggest challenges of washing baby clothes by hand is that the fabric is delicate, and the clothes can tear easily. So, they had to be washed with the utmost care. Altogether, it took two hours of my time each day. My life became hectic.

While Folding my baby cloth
But upon witnessing my struggle, my husband stepped in to assist with the laundry duties and embraced the #ShareTheLoad movement. He firmly believes that both spouses should share the responsibility of household chores, advocating for #ShareTheLaundry and #ShareChoresMultiplyLove. He has always been my closest confidant, and without his unwavering support and encouragement, I doubt I would have made it this far.

The moment my husband started helping with the household chores was a tremendous relief. I am determined to instill in my children the importance of contributing to household tasks and regularly lending a hand with chores.

‘I will #ShareTheLoad and help in household chores in association with Ariel India and BlogAdda

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Comic Book Collection for Kids

The kids can begin with the Comic Book listed below.

Harbinger Comics Series: 

Shadowman comics Series:

Shadowman Vol. 1: Birth Rites (collects Shadowman (2012) #1-4)
Shadowman Vol. 2: Darque Reckoning (collects Shadowman (2012) #5-9)
Shadowman Vol. 3: Deadside Blues (collects Shadowman (2012) #0, 10-12)
Shadowman Vol. 4: Fear, Blood and Shadows (collects Shadowman (2012) #13-16)
Shadowman: End Times (collects Shadowman: End Times (2014) #1-3)

Monday, March 16, 2020

C section Huh!? Embracing Cesarean Delivery: A Victory, Not a Failure

C Section Huh!?

C section, huh? When a pregnant woman undergoes a Cesarean delivery to bring her babies into the world, this question that follows is often one of sympathy or shock. This one question can make her feel guilty or embarrassed, stealing away the bliss of motherhood.

For women who hoped for a "natural" childbirth but ended up with a C-section, the experience can be painful and defeating. But it's important to remember that those scars are not marks of inability. You should never feel guilty for not having a natural birth. Instead, those scars are a medal of victory.

Cesarean delivery can be a life-saving procedure for both the mother and the baby. It's a decision that's made with the best interest of both in mind. As a mother, your priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of your child, and if a C-section is what's needed to achieve that, it's nothing to be ashamed of.

It's time to reframe the way we think about Cesarean delivery. Instead of viewing it as a failure or something to be ashamed of, let's embrace it as a victory. It's a brave and courageous decision that prioritizes the safety and health of both the mother and the baby.

Be confident and trust that it was the best thing to do. You have taken such a bold step in accepting C-section instead of putting the baby or yourself in jeopardy, Hats off to your courage and the smart decision.

Busting the Myth: C-Section Recovery Does Not Mean Months of Bed Rest

It's a common myth that after a C-section, a woman must stay in bed for months. In reality, doctors encourage women to get up and walk around as soon as possible after the procedure. They teach mild exercises and provide safe exercise plans that can be continued after the surgery. In fact, people who have had major bypass surgery can start feeling normal the next day. So why can't women who have had C-sections?

You have just battled through a 40-week pregnancy and undergone major surgery to bring your baby into the world. But rest assured, recovery is possible, and you can start feeling normal again within a few days. Seeing your baby's face can give you the willpower to bounce back quickly.

Every woman enters the maternity ward with the hope of having a natural childbirth. However, sometimes unforeseen circumstances may require an emergency C-section. It's important for visitors and friends to avoid commenting on a woman's birth journey and never to undermine her or her doctors.

So let's support and uplift all the brave and resilient women who undergo this procedure and celebrate the miracle of childbirth.

Dear Mothers, A delivery that results in a healthy mother and baby is a gift from God, no matter how that delivery was achieved. So, to all the mothers who underwent Cesarean delivery, know that you are strong, capable, and victorious. Your scars are not a reminder of your inability but a testament to your bravery and resilience. Embrace them, and embrace the beautiful journey of motherhood that lies ahead. Happy Parenting!!! 

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Book Review : Irrationally Passionate by Jason Kothari

Irrationally Passionate by Jason Kothari 

About the Book:
In the Book “Irrationally Passionate: My Turnaround from Rebel to Entrepreneur”, Janson shares his success story and the lessons he learned in his life.

The book starts with his difficult childhood Journey of how he has been bouncing from countries to countries. He says those frequent cultural and language changes was challenging.

During his life as a student, he gets addicted to alcohol. After the addiction, in 2000 he moves to a new place Pennysylvania to start fresh.

This book can be a Bible for the entrepreneur and a must read for people who aspire to be entrepreneurs. Each page has at-least one inspiring statements like “Every Person has a vast reservoir of untapped potential.”  This book gives us a hope that any one can become successful, if they are determined.

When his goal was to get the physical body in shape, he learnt a new exercise each day and strives to do more repetitions than the previous day. Similarly, When he was not good at basketball and his classmates blamed him for his performance, instead of getting frustrated he gets a determination to improve and goes on winning many tournaments.

Writing style of the author:
Jason has the power to motivate people through his writing and Its a good Entertaining read. 11 life lessons are shared along with the author’s real-life journey. The author usage of vocabulary is appropriate. Unlike other authors who willingly choose difficult language just to show off, he use precise language to communicate his message.

Autobiography of Business People are always a good teacher and this book will definitely change our thought process for the good.

Target Audience:
If your choice for reading is for entertainment, knowledge, or for inspiration this book is a right choice.

My Top Three Take away:

  1. Mistakes in our life teach us a valuable lesson and those are at times needed to bring us back on the right track.
  2. If you are good at evil, you good be equally good at good things as well. 
  3. Our Parents might be strict and sometimes hard on us, but it could be their way of conditioning and toughening us.
For Jason, 3 questions have been a turning point in his life.

  • Where are you now?
  • What do you want to do?
  • How are you going to get there from today?

These 3 simple questions gave him a clarity and the direction of what he needed in the future.
Dear Readers, Ask yourself the above 3 questions and get a clarity of what you need in your life.

About the Book:
Publisher: HarperBusiness
Number of Pages : 264