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Sky’s The Limit ! But…

posted by Mommy Tincture April 16, 2017 2 Comments

Recently, over a coffee with my friend a discussion brewed up on how our lives have turned out differently from what we had planned for ourselves. In a moment of frustration, my friend pointed out that it was all her parents’ fault. I gave her a sinister smile saying, “Yeah! I know PARENTS. Our universal punching bags”.

“No! Really! I mean who were the people who convinced you in the first place that you were capable of anything. That you could be whatever you wanted to be”, she didn’t sound frustrated now, she was talking in a very as-a-matter-of-fact demeanor. “Throughout my adolescence my parents kept resurrecting my confidence by saying that I was special. I was a bright student, always among the top merit holders. I graduated with a scholarship throughout the four years of engineering. I got recruited on Day 0 with a real handsome package. Though I am doing good for myself with a six digit monthly salary, I don’t feel I am doing anything great.” I could see her eyes turning dark as she spoke the story of her life. Continue Reading

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Parenting Is Not A Corporate Job

posted by Mommy Tincture April 7, 2017 0 comments

As a corporate professional, one’s mind is attuned to think in terms of expectations, KRAs, deadlines, quality etc. as means to attaining success. This is likely to have a spillover in your personal life because every challenge becomes a matter of your honor and an opportunity to prove your capability. Because you are used to accepting professional challenges you take your parenting tasks equally seriously and embark upon completing them with similar vigor as you would do your professional tasks. Gradually, you realize you are exhausted and frustrated at the same time. You set certain expectations of yourself and your kid. When they are not met with, a sense of failure sets in. You feel that your efforts have not been acknowledged by your kid. You become even more desperate to get your kids to fall in line with your demands. Continue Reading

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ParentingWork and Life

The ‘No Queue’ Solution to School Admissions

posted by Mommy Tincture February 4, 2017 0 comments

Often my parents reminisce about the days when they had to stand in long queues to buy application forms to get both their daughters admitted to the school of their preference. It was an extremely painful task, because my dad usually had to take atleast a half if not full day’s off. Thankfully my mother used to ride a two wheeler and was confident enough to be able to go to a school alone and get the school admission form, which saved my dad a couple of his paid leaves. That was when I had to be admitted to school.

30 years hence, when I started searching for schools for my son for admission at the pre-primary level, I was at a little ease because most of the schools today have their own websites and have their admission process iterated there. While a lot of these schools have their preliminary screening process automated online, Continue Reading

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MoherhoodParentingWork and Life

The Love Hate Relationship

posted by Mommy Tincture November 10, 2016 0 comments

Dear Zindagi,

Ok, first things first. In this phase, where I am going through what I am going through, you really suck. I mean really, I do not understand whether to rejoice or to mourn. Over what? I’ll get to that later, let us first just revisit the chronology of our companionship. Continue Reading

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PregnancyWork and Life

5 Things I Experienced At Workplace During My Pregnancy

posted by Mommy Tincture March 10, 2016 0 comments

When I got pregnant with Nick, the pregnancy got confirmed only 50 days after my LMP date. The same day I saw some spotting and my gynecologist prescribed me to a 2 month long bed rest. Post that too, I kept facing complications which kept me away from my workplace and I had to retort to work-from-home.

This time its been thankfully different. Other than the sickness phase and a short trip to my mom’s place I have managed to stay regular at office, though with shorter working hours. Yet, there have been those moments when I wished I could just be home, lay still and rest. Here’s a list of 5 things that I experienced at my workplace during my pregnancy.
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