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Published on: 6 March , 2020 | Ekta

A doting mom to an angel aged 3.5 years, based out of Chennai. After gaining 3 years of experience in digital marketing, her dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur came into reality. A few months after her daughter was born, she started out on Confused Parent, a parenting community. This is yet another Real Mom’s Story, featuring Ekta Chawla.

Ekta Chawla, with her daughter at her house in Chennai on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Photo by Jasion G

I’d say I’m somewhere in between. We can’t win every battle. We should let go of small things to take charge of bigger decisions. 

How do you plan your day? How does your day span out?

As a child, I used to be called a “Sleeping Beauty”, because I loved sleeping. But things have dramatically changed. I wake up by 6:30 AM to get going. With all the hustle-bustle, I manage to drop my daughter to school at 8:45 AM and head to the office. Time flies. I head back to school at 11.45 AM to pick her up. It’s pretty much work-from-home post-lunch, as time permits.

When you have an active, pampered child at home, your day revolves around her schedule & not yours. You can’t really discount the evening classes (like skating, phonics or gymnastics). Can you? Physical fitness and exploring new skills are as important as early education at school. Guess who does the pick-up and drop. Hmph…

While I agree with the unconditional support of elders in the family is unparalleled, clearly, our child is our responsibility. It takes a lot to raise kids these days. Their demands are sky-high. When we are in our early 30’s, it’s obvious that our parents or our in-laws in their mid 60’s can’t match our energy required to handle young kids. The responsibility of raising kids rests upon parents.

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A doting mom to an angel, Social Media Specialist & Professional Blogger. She loves to share her thoughts with other parents in the same turbulent boat. She absolutely loves & adores her family & is learning to strike a good work-life balance. When she is not writing, cooking or busy taking care of her toddler, she probably is dancing to some good desi music!

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