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Here’s why working mothers don’t fit into social stereotypes…

Every time a woman is successful, the society cannot bear it. Maybe she is not involved enough with her kids? She must do more to prove herself a good mother. She is shamed by other women, even men. She is gossip fodder for neighborhood aunties and the chachis, mammies etc.
If her child has a meltdown, falls ill often, wears wrong shoes or has disheveled hair, the working mother is to blame! She is clearly not doing enough. She is heartless, has no compassion as she dresses up each day to go to work while her children are holed up in school. The poor things….


Heard these often? Well, I have and I am dead tired of them. Rather, I am disgusted. I am a result of a working mother. No, let me rephrase that – my mother is a workaholic. Come rain, come shine, she went to work in her 4-inch sandals and crisp cotton sarees. Did I turn out to be a ragamuffin? Was I lost, not cared for enough? No, nothing of that sort! My mother is and was someone who loved her work, excelled at it, won awards …

Why I value my girlfriends more than ever today and you should too!

Friendships run deeper like the ocean; you never know what you will discover and share. Women and their gang of girls share everything from love, pain, happiness, joy, hits, misses, divorces, deaths. They are the foul weather friends we can rely on when we need to make that 3 AM call. They are our ears, they hear us out, they take up for us, and they protect us. No wonder, friends are often our soul sisters as they know us inside out. I have been through shit and my girlfriends have rescued me time and again!

Read more about my girls here - Why women need to keep their girlfriends closer as they grow older!