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)