Published on: 30 October , 2017 | Shivani Thakral
SO true Shivani .. very well explained, felt like I was reading my story except the stretch marks part.. I was lucky in that I guess.. but absolutely fantastic writing skills.. love whatever u write 👍
Enjoyed the read.With a little one on the way I found myself heading towards my perfect methodical ways and reminding myself that I'll be different! I don't think that's gonna happen given your experience.Thanks for the heads up!Will be better prepared for the chaos to come...will take a step back and enjoy the journey. Liked the way you have summed it up.Thanks!
Great write up...to guide the constantly confused first time mother especially... thanks for sharing
Great read Shivani !
Well-Written Write-up Woven with Wit, Shivani. I can’t agree more; stretch marks remind us the blissfulness of motherhood while reiterating the translated Latin phrase ‘Man proposes God disposes’. Would second that our mom & spouse would be the victims of our outbursts and shock absorbers of our tantrums. Realizing this many corporates are introducing Paternity Leave. Yup, it’s all Love, “Love is Old, Love is New, Love is All….”. No rest to your pen Shivani. :)
This is a wonderful expression of the journey from mom to be and to mom.... it took back to the lane of memories ...a couple of years back... the amount of planning i did and what actually happened .... and today.... begin a mother of 5 years old still he has the ability to fails all my plans either to be perfect mother or even to spend a simple (so called) perfect Sunday....... And completely in agreement that there is no single way or a formula which works in all situations. every situation is different and needs you u then n there.... as always enjoy you realizing since they are so close to reality..... Keep writing and we shall have a happy reading time......All the best...
A great read as usual... coming from you... totally agree on how no amount of planning or information can prepare you for what to expect at any stage... letting go and embracing the moment is what works for me! Keep it going shivani... can see you are really enjoying this topic of parenting!
What a wonderful read Shivani. The one thing that resonates most is that each ones journey is different and therefore no judgements on anyone’s parenting . We all try our best and if the kids are healthy and happy then nothing else matters. Keep writing .
I am a mother with teens and what you wrote resonated so much...not just when the kids were tiny, but even now! The one and only truth, as you rightly point out, is that there’s no such thing as a perfect parent....we all try our best, and that’s the closest one can get to perfection...very wel written...echoes every mom’s feelings!
Thank you for commenting and your kind words!
Nice read Shivani.Parenting is the toughest job of all.
Love it !
Very nice article, it's true there is no set formula for perfect parenting except abundance of love & care
Thank you Anupam. Parenting is all about Love and extra bit of patience :)
Very nice article , it's true there in no set formula of perfect parenting except abundance of love & care
Great article! More power to you :)
Thanks Surkhab! Great article.
Love the way you penned down the reality of becoming a parent! Especially when we are still in the planning phase, it's good to know what exactly to expect!
Thanks Michelle. Well articuated by Shivani!
Very well written..
Super write up. I am sure it Wud be an eye opener for many moms to be or I who are already going through this beautiful phase. Excellent work
Thanks Nishtha for these encouraging words!
Excellent work Mrs Shivani..keep on writing... all the very best to you, your son and Mr Nadish..
Thank you Mr.Joshi
Very insightful and sagacious article
Sweet n simple words but with a profound meaning. Keep it up God Bless 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Well captured! On a lighter note, I am confident I also helped u with the cocktails!
A good read even for guys. Could relate to a lot of it.
Nice article informative also good to read after so many years
Hey a total eye opener for expecting moms . This article made me go back down the memory lane when I was a young mother . My son is 18 years old now ., I wish somebody had prepared me for all the motherhood challenges then .
Very well written! Trip down memory lane..
Very well articulated Shivani and could relate to it so much .
Wow Shivani !Loved it ! You have so beautifully captured the essence of the self-inflicted lull and the storm that follows ! Perfect Parent is an oxymoron by definition . Contrasting words knitted together to give you hope for the future that what you are getting into will not kill you , it will at the most make you a little stranger. I agree with every word of yours Shivani as you have clearly washed away any and all myths about what lies ahead. Parenthood teaches you the art of wrestling with your own emotions of care , concern , worries, fear , love ,compassion, envy and pride all mostly within the span on the same day on most days. And to add to that heady mix you also get dollops of exhaustion and sleeplessness. Enjoy the ride ...its full of memories you'll cherish forever.
Great read Shivani! I can relate to the parenthood bejng more of an art rather than being a science. Most times , we tend to overcomplicate our liives. Enjoying the chaos is the key :-)
Absolutely true, Shivani!
Excellent. Right from the heart.
Superb write up!!! I can see myself in so many lines. Struck a chord with me for sure. Keep writing!
Very well executed. I can totally relate it with my both the pregnancies. Made me laugh on my own journey. Loved it
thanks chhaya for the lovely compliment!
Excellent!!!!! Very well written Shivani 👍
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What a beautiful read !! Loved it Shivani !
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Great read! Hindsight is such a great friend..... i hope we can let go a little and enjoy the journey.....
and such a lovely journey it shall be.....the more the merrier!!
👍 Perfect Shivani ! With a 20 year old and a 12 year old. I have to say following : All will be well . Look at solutions don’t be judgemental Take help form any one who is ready to support Don’t make grand parents on either side take on the primary part of parenting Don’t give up your work and your financial independence . Take paid help When u get stuck use google it’s faster then mommy groups . When u have just started on your journey . Rest you will learn and unlearn what works now for that moment Life is constant change Last if they have decided to go down the tube pull them up again and again without nagging and here planning is essential 💕💕 why that is the only choice as parents Continue being you and focus on you as well 💄💄❤️❤️
Shivani you read my mind.parenting is anything but perfection and go with the flow we must but may i add being a mum to two i am given to understand that planning definitely helps it eases your daily upheaval at parenting tasks and better sense prevails as the day ends.
yes , we can all learn that; you are one of the best juggler moms that i know of! thx for commenting