Ekta Shah

Founder-Life Of A Mother (Blog). Just spreading some positive vibes around. https://ektashah27.com

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Why Delayed Gratification As A Parenting Mantra Is Good For Kids

Parenting in the current era of information overload and luxuries is not a cakewalk. Delayed gratification can surely create a balance and make responsible kids.

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Turning 40 Means I’m Ageing, But Here’s Why I See No Reason To Hide The Fact!

Many people feel the need to hide their age, but at 40, I feel as if it is all for the good - I find that it is the age of freedom as a woman.

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As An Indian Mom Getting Into My 40s, I’m Just Discovering What Makes Me Happy

As an Indian woman with children out of their early childhood, this mom is just finding out the pleasures of getting into her 40s, discovering herself again.

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Choosing Life Over Cancer: Story of Cancer Survivor Duriya Kapasi

On the eve of World Cancer Day, we share the story of  author Duriya Kapasi, a cancer survivor who fought the dreadful disease and came out triumphant. 

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Daughter’s Day Wish: I Want My Two Daughters To Fly High And Live Free

A proud mother, on this daughter's day, talks about encouraging them to be mentally strong, taking their own life decisions without having any regrets.

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I Practice Minimalist Parenting With My Kids As My Bit For The Environment. And You?

We waste a lot of resources by buying our kids all that they ask for - if we say no, we don't become miserly. This is minimalist parenting, our bit towards saving the environment.

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We Need To Call Out All Shades Of Patriarchy Not Just Overt Domestic Violence

There are so many shades of patriarchy that are not as disturbing as actual domestic violence that can scar or kill, but we need to to uproot all these for real empowerment.

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Dear Papa, Thank You For Being A Feminist Father To Your 3 Daughters

I had a feminist father, but because he was an introvert who did not express his feelings, and had a very forbidding exterior, I had not realized my privilege then.

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Confession Of An Ex-Homemaker: Why It Was Essential For Me To Step Out Of My Role

Many women might find themselves suffering from a lack of self esteem and a need to do more, if they had to be just stay at home moms. An honest confession.

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Can You Ask A Donation From A Stay-At Home-Mom?

We still think of homemakers as dependent women who do not have a right to making decisions for the family, financial or otherwise. When will this sorry state of matters change?

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Being An Introvert Is Not A Disorder: Let Your Introverted Kid Be!

Let introverts live their lives in their quiet way, instead of trying to 'change' them to fit social norms of extroversion. Let them shine the way they want to.

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As Mom To Two Girls, The Word ‘Beautiful’ Scares Me – Here’s Why!

"You don’t need perfection when it comes to your appearance..." This truly beautiful post tells you why the word 'beautiful' is overrated.

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Mommy, You Deserve A Guilt Free Life, Absolutely!

I always felt guilty, whether I worked or quit to be a full time SAHM. Until I realised that I was contributing too, and deserved a guilt free life!

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Why I No Longer Succumb To Being Stereotyped For My Dusky Skin

I am a woman wth dusky skin, and though I have been prey to body shaming growing up, I no longer give a hoot, and teach my daughters to disregard such things, too.

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All Work And No Play Makes You A Dull Woman: Be A Little Selfish!

Sometimes it’s good to be a little selfish, to maintain your mental health and to feel happy, even though you might have a load of responsibilities.

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She Is A Mother, Not Someone To Clear Up After You All Day!

When my daughter said, “You watch TV the whole day when I go to school,” I woke up to the fact that my kids were taking me for granted.

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When Sudha Murthy Is Judged By Her Clothes, What Of Everywoman?

Just as wearing Western clothes is a choice, so is sticking to Indian clothes. Sudha Murthy does not need to justify her choices and neither do any of us.

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You Are The Winners Of Our Hearts, Indian Women’s Cricket Team!

The Indian women's cricket team has proven that there is nothing impossible for women to achieve. Even if they lost the cup, playing the finals was no mean feat.

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Those Three Days Of Every Woman’s Life

Taboos around periods are outdated, and should be relegated to history. A woman's recounts her thoughts on these.

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Why Do We Need Perfection All The Time? I Don’t Want This Word For My Kids!

As parents, we run behind perfection from our kids, and in the process, forget to let them be kids and also learn some valuable lessons growing up.

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Bombay High Court Rules That Married Woman Without A Pallu Is Not Grounds For Divorce!

A recent judgement by the Bombay High Court had to clarify that a married woman not using a pallu or vermilion (sindoor) is not grounds for divorce. Astonished? Read on!

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Why I Am Bringing Up My 2 Daughters To Be Strong Women Used To Making Their Own Choices!

Strong women have to be created by parents who bring them up with a sense of freedom for making their own choices in a world which takes them away from women.

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Yes, I Am A Dusky Woman And I’m Perfectly Happy With The Way I Look!

A dusky woman is often the target of much discrimination in a world that is enamoured of fair skin, right from her birth to later life!

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Dealing With The Identity Crisis As A Mother Who Would Like To Do More With Life

Do you suffer an identity crisis as a mother and homemaker who would like to follow her passion and work? Here's how you can deal with it.

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I Was A Depressed Homemaker Suffering From Frequent Anxiety Attacks, But I Rose Above It!

Depression in stay at home moms is a common phenomenon, and can often manifest as anxiety attacks or listlessness.

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Luxuries Are Good, But Should Come Only After The Necessities. A Lesson To Teach Kids When Young

Luxuries are good, and we all need some, but it is essential to teach kids to weigh luxury vs necessity when spending their hard earned money.

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The Bengaluru Mass Molestation Case…I Am Losing Faith In Our Society

When incidents like the recent Bengaluru mass molestation case can happen without the perps fearing any consequences, this mother cannot help but be fearful for her children and for all women.

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My Domestic Help Gauriamma Is A Mother Too! Why Has Our Feminism Mostly Ignored Her?

Underprivileged moms are also just as much in need of support as other women are, and need to come under the umbrella of feminism too!

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Pilot Sandeep Kaur Wins A Permanent Commission; Makes Me Think About True Empowerment

What is the true meaning of women's empowerment? Is it to fight for the right to pursue one's dreams, without guilt or fear?

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Single Mom Juveria Patni Is Fighting For Her Son’s Passport. Let’s Support Her!

Single mom Juveria Patni has been struggling for the last years to get a passport for her son. Despite court orders, why are single moms in India still harassed?

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As A Caregiver, Is It Too Much For A Daughter In Law To Expect Some Gratitude From Her In Laws?

This daughter in law left her job to be the primary caregiver. What is wrong if she expects some gratitude from her in laws?

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Meri Salwar Kameez Mujhko Behenjee Nahein Bulatee

What makes a woman wearing an Indian outfit like the salwar kameez or a sari inferior to a woman in Western wear? Why these stereotypes?

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Take Some Time Out, Pamper Yourself And Have Fun Sometimes, Moms!

Pamper yourself and live a little for yourselves, ladies! Only a happy person can give out happiness to family and society! Me time is the mantra..

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Why Do Educated Women Choose To Stay In Broken Marriages Facing Domestic Violence?

The case of broken marriages, where educated women continue to stay on, despite lack of compatibility, love, respect and honesty.

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If Only I Could Have Had My Haircut A Day Before The Currency Ban!

The currency ban might be a good thing in the long run, but what about those disadvantaged people, especially the elderly, who are affected badly by it?

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Karwa Chauth – An Individual Choice I Won’t Diss, Even Though I Don’t Practise It

Many women have a deep attachment to traditions such as Karwa Chauth, one-sided though they may be. This author argues for making one's own choice.

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Watch Gymnast Dipa Karmakar As She Creates History

Dipa Karmakar creates history by qualifying for the finals in the women's vault event. Here's more about her achievements.

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These Three Indian Women Wrestlers From Haryana Give Patriarchy One Tight Slap!

These three Indian women wrestlers have fought all odds to become world champions.  Read to know about their journey from Haryana to Rio. 

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