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These ten inspiring mommy bloggers are creating a better world for moms. Read them for advice, for some laughter, and above all - to know that you are not alone.
These ten inspiring mommy bloggers from India, are creating a better world for moms – one word at a time. Read them for advice, for some laughter, and above all – to know that you are not alone.
Mother’s Day is around the corner and like every year, this year too there will be a plethora of advertisements and forwarded messages which will put all mothers on a pedestal for being the ultimate personification of sacrifice. As always, many of us will miss the point that this glorification only puts more pressure on mothers to be superwomen and then, when they are not able to meet the high expectations, they get overwhelmed with guilt and also lose their confidence.
It has become so important to change the narrative and it is wonderful that there are mothers out there who are using the power of their pen to bring about this change with their refreshing take on motherhood. Being an active reader on online platforms, I have figured that there has been a steep rise in the number of mommy bloggers in the last couple of years.
While they are all doing a wonderful job and are inspiring in their own ways, there are a few independent mommy bloggers who stand out with their passion and talent to influence other mothers positively. They are helping many mothers on their motherhood journey and are giving them confidence through their support and encouragement.
This Mother’s Day, let us celebrate these ten awesome and inspiring mommy bloggers who are redefining the norms of motherhood and are creating a better world for mothers. We are grateful to them for their tips, advice, suggestions and most importantly, for their voice of reason. We truly need more of their tribe.
Akshata Ram is a highly popular mommy blogger who is known to say it like it is. Her blogs on motherhood and parenting are powerful and balanced, and she has an open-minded perspective on various matters. She shatters all stereotypes not just through her words but also through her actions setting a wonderful example for all mothers to look after themselves first. She also writes wonderful and incisive articles on work which are helpful for mothers trying to balance their home and career.
Find her blog here: https://akswrites.com/
Aloka Gambir is a well-known mommy blogger whose blogs are highly enlightening and useful, especially in the area of mothers’ health and fitness. Her blog aims to inspire those who are looking for a lifestyle change and those who want to ditch conventional wisdom in favour of a more intuitive and natural lifestyle. She also writes extensively about different aspects of parenting like baby wearing, cloth diapering, weaning and breastfeeding.
Find her blog here: http://www.wholesomemamma.in/
Amruta Ram is the first Indian mother to start a YouTube channel on Montessori and early learning which is undoubtedly a treasure for new mothers. After the birth of her son, she says that she extensively studied the concept of early learning, gentle parenting and Montessori, and decided to quit her high-profile corporate job to pursue her passion in this field. She also shares practical tips on gentle parenting through her articles and is truly a great support for mothers struggling with little or no help.
Find her blog here: https://mummadiaries.com/
Anupama Dalmia is a multiple award winning mommy blogger who is undoubtedly one of the most popular parenting bloggers in our country today. Her parenting blogs are not just extremely insightful, lucid and informative but also bring out her incredibly keen and nuanced understanding of motherhood. She is fearless, sensitive and non-judgemental and encourages all mothers to ride free of their mommy guilt. Her blogs often give mothers the strength to stand up for themselves.
Find her blog here: http://anupamadalmia.com
Lakshmi Iyer is a fantastic and prolific blogger whose articles are hard-hitting, rational and strong. She has a certificate in creative writing from The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. She is a mother by biology and adoption and has penned her thoughts on a number of platforms about a hoard of topics like motherhood, adoption and dealing with infertility. Her sensitivity, awareness and intensity ensure that every word of hers connects to the readers.
Find her blog here: https://lgiyer.com/
Neha Tambe is a blogger who blogs with a difference. She not only shares her views on parenting related topics that she feels strongly about but also focuses on helping children by creating inspiring stories for them. She has a dedicated section on her blog in which she shares these stories and interviews, and believes that this would help the next generation in making informed decisions. Her blogs on her travel experiences as a mother are also excellent and helpful for mothers who love to travel.
Find her blog here: http://nehatambe.com/
Prerna Sinha is an award-winning blogger and probably one of the first popular mommy bloggers of our country. With a wide reader base, she blogs on the convergence of motherhood and her various passions because she believes that being an individual is as important as being a mom. Through her impactful and soulful writing, she aims at inspiring moms to think of themselves as individuals and go ‘beyond motherhood’. She is truly the “maa of all blogs” in every sense of the word.
Find her blog here: https://www.maaofallblogs.com/
Rachna Parmar is an acclaimed, award winning blogger whose parenting blogs are a must read for everyone who is a parent or is on the way to become one. With the combination of an impressive writing prowess and deep understanding of the complexities of parenting, her blogs are highly effective, resourceful and valuable. She is honest, clear and straightforward in her expression and this makes the reader connect to her instantly. She also has great tips to offer for dealing with pressing issues of parenting like bullying and tantrums.
Find her blog here: https://www.rachnaparmar.com/
Shailaja Vishwanath is a multiple award winning and highly experienced blogger whose wisdom and acumen gathered through the years translates to her wonderfully perceptive parenting articles. She blogs about positive parenting, life lessons and her introspections, and takes us along with her through her motherhood journey with the simplicity, unpretentiousness and effortlessness of her writing.
Find her blog here: https://shailajav.com/
Tulika Singh is a respected blogger and a mother to fraternal twins who has won hearts with her heart-warming, quirky and refreshing style of writing. She brings a lot to the table when it comes to parenting and her blog is a parenting bible of sorts for the readers. From travel to every day mothering hiccups to tips to deal with the challenges and hurdles that show up on the motherhood journey, she has something interesting and informative to share on everything that is parenting.
Find her blog here: https://obsessivemom.in/
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Before expecting the daughter in law to love, respect and accept the new family, it is only fair that the family demonstrates all of these first.
If you are a married Indian woman, one of the first words you hear from your in laws is that you are now a daughter of the house. How true is that statement though? Are daughters in law really treated as daughters or is this only lip service?
A friend recently confided how hurt she felt when she wanted to visit her in-laws along with her husband but was told not to, because the in-laws wanted time alone with their son. Naturally, she was taken aback since she had always been fed this trope – that she was the daughter, not the daughter in law. Why then this sudden keeping at arm’s distance? Would a son in law ever be told not to accompany his wife on her visit to her parents because they wanted quality time with their daughter? That is unimaginable in a patriarchal society.
It is ok to want time alone with the married offspring but how does that meld into the Indian family system, where independent choices are less important than the whole family coming together?
Chhorii starring Nushrratt Bharuccha is another horror movie challenging the patriarchal standards that persist in society!
Adding to the list of horror movies that use the genre to challenge patriarchal standards, Chhorii is a scathing look at the so-called moral standards using which women are judged and turned into ‘witches’.
When does a chhorii (girl) become a chudail (witch)? Like the brilliant Bulbul from last year, Chhorii asks this question poignantly, making us search deep within ourselves for the answer. Bulbul becomes a witch in order to protect the women and girls of her village when she dies after suffering patriarchal torture at the hands of her husband and brother-in-law. Why is the witch in Chhorii a witch?
An amazing Nushrratt Bharuccha stars as Sakshi, a pregnant woman who comes to a remote village with her husband to escape loan sharks. But all is not right there, and Sakshi can sense it. The real horror is the patriarchal nature of their hosts, rather than the supernatural beings. Will Sakshi be able to escape with her and her unborn child’s lives? Watch Chhorii (now streaming on Amazon Prime Video) to find out.
This poignant post imagines what Mother's Day must be like for a unfortunate mother who lost her daughter due to the depravity of men who see women only as objects for the taking.
This poignant post imagines what Mother’s Day must be like for a mother who lost her daughter due to the depravity of men who see women only as objects for the taking.
As I see my social networking pages flooded with Mother’s Day notifications, my mind goes back to the one mother whose face I could not take out of my mind. Everytime I saw her face I felt for her, I felt an urge to reach out to her and say, “I feel your pain as a mother and I am with you”. I am talking about the mother of Nirbhaya, the ‘daughter of India’. Here is my ode to this unfortunate mother who must be missing her daughter the most on this day, when everyone is celebrating motherhood.
As a single parent of a daughter, this mom is proud of her child's pride in her as a writer, and would rather be called a 'parent', eschewing the expected pedestal that comes with being a mother in India.
As a single parent of a daughter, this mom is proud of her child’s pride in her as a writer, and would rather be called a ‘parent’, eschewing the expected pedestal that comes with being a mother in India.
“But kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are; the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.” ― Barbara Kingsolver, award winning American writer.
I remember going to a daycare as a young child. One day, there was an inspection, and one of the visiting officials, a bespectacled senior lady asked, “So kids, what do you want to become when you grow older?” The answers ranged from astronaut, puppeteer, to the usual teacher, doctor, and when it was my turn, in my typical loud and strident voice even as a 5 years old, I said- “Mother!”