The Journey From Motherhood to Mentalhood

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From a carefree life to a responsible mother, life hasn’t been easy ever since. Juggling between office, kid, family, I always felt the need for some “me time”. But, when I look at the messy house, scattered toys, and my baby’s unclean face, I engross myself into it again. Fortunately, my mom was always around. I found God in her. She was always there to assist me when the sky was about to fall over me.

Without my husband and my mom, life wouldn’t have been easy. Although I never felt the need to thank them personally, assuming it’s their job too, deep inside, I was always grateful to them. And now, FirstCry has given me this wonderful opportunity to pen down my thoughts. There couldn’t be a better way to express my gratitude.

Over time, I realised that “Baby Care” is essential. Baby care doesn’t just come with expensive creams or toys; it also comes with a lot of care, love, and most importantly, a lot of attention. I have seen my kid demand a lot of attention because she never finds us around when she needs us. We return home in the evening exhausted, and the kid then wants to play. It’s crucial at every stage of babies’ growth that we care for the baby. Care when they fall, care when they want to talk, care when they need our time, care when they share their secrets, care when they succeed and care when they fail.

Inaaya, “gift of God” – that’s my daughter’s name. She turned three this January. She is my life; my world revolves around her. I also see a lot of myself in her; chirpy like a bird, free like the winds, beautiful as nature. I am proud of my little one.
Indeed motherhood is a journey which is no less than Mentalhood, but somewhere deep down, I know I have found my solace.

From a Proud Mother.
Smita

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