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My Parenting Mantra

I will call myself an unprepared parent. My first pregnancy was very difficult and I didn’t really have time and hopes to think about future. God is always great though and my miracle baby made hubby and me proud parents.

Since then and after 1 more baby,  I have realized that parenting is a roller-coaster – exhausting fun!!! Over the years I have learnt a few things and would love to share with you my Parenting Mantra if I may call it as ?

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1. Take it Easy:

Let’s face it. We all would love to be Superwoman, Superwife, Supermom. Women are the natural multi-taskers and moms most definitely so. I have tried playing all these roles with equal efficiency and to the best-est of my ability. But…while I love to be always perfect, I have learnt that it is not that necessary you know. I mean – if my food becomes a bit salty one day or I forgot to sign and return one school form of my kid, it’s OKAY! These things can be managed. If not today, there is always tomorrow ?

Boiling blood over small matters is not good for anyone in the family. So Take It E  A S  Y.

This Mantra looks easy but difficult to master. I have tried practicing it and am slowly getting there.

2. Let kids bloom in their own special ways:

Oh, how much your daughter got? Only 80 in English!!! My son got 95 and he is still not happy. He came home crying because he lost 1.5 marks because of silly mistakes and didn’t stand 1st in the class.

Do you have anyone around you saying something like this? RUN for life…I simply shut down my listening and speech abilities in front of such parents. Oh common, they are kids. NOT RATS! Then why make them run in the rat race of marks?

Each child is special and has its own unique abilities. You cannot measure the success or failure based on exam results. Am not saying that exams are not important or should be ignored by parents and children but the purpose of exams should be – to check preparedness of the child and his / her knowledge – NOT blatant comparisons of  scores and then scold or nag or sit on the heads of our kids!

Guide them, talk to them and let them find their own niche and see how they’ll bloom.

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3. My kids, My teachers:

Parents = know-all humans who think they are perfect and whatever they say is no matter what is right. Kids MUST follow what parents say under any case. Do you think this way? Not me at least.

I don’t really go by books when it comes to parenting. I just try to be a normal parent who makes kids laugh with goofy fun, sometimes scolds and always hug, kiss and love them no matter what happens. My expectations level is not sky-rocketing and as long as kids are happy, healthy and well-behaved, am happy! ❤️

I believe there’s lots to learn from these little people. Right from new vocab, trends to the life lessons they know so much more than we can ever imagine. My kids have taught me how to well-manage live-in helpers, they have taught me how to save money and they have taught me how small happinesses are big enough in life.

4. We-time and Me-time:

Once a parent, always a parent! Agree and still we have to steal time to be with the spouse and be with ourselves.

Late night movie dates with hubby, coffee sessions in the afternoon with him, Pampering facials and massages – all this Mommy needs to remain sane. If we are happy, they all are happy. Simple!

We-time and Me-time is something that I must get on a regular basis.

5. Teach them to be Kind:

I am fine with them scoring less in exams but am strictly not ok if they make fun of elderly / differently-able or show cruelty towards animals.

It’s so heartening to see when they ask my permission to use money from their piggy bank to give to “the music uncle who stands near the station” or how they ensure they don’t crush snails while walking. Read more about our snail-saving routine here.

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46 comments on “Blog Train: My Parenting Mantra – Take it Easy policy!”

  1. The Average Mom Reply

    Shubhada I agree with all your tips. You are such a fabulous mother, which I already know. I completely agree that it is no good worrying about small thaings, we should stop trying to be super women. And also run from people who do the whole kids competition thing. They are not rats, true. Loved reading all your mantras. Great post.

  2. raginidhiman Reply

    Can’t agree more! I love how you incorporate essential values in your kids without losing your cool. Loved the pictures 🙂

  3. Gleefulblogger Reply

    Loved reading your post, I so much agree with the over-competitive approach in parenting. It takes the fun out of kid’s upbringing. Rat race as rightly quoted by you is something I don’t abide by. Lovely read and pictures are just awesome

  4. Misha jain Reply

    I used to be a lil too uptight mommy initially but with twins only taking it easy worked much better for all of us
    Then I realised how imp it was to stay loose n enjoy..
    loved the article
    Felt really connected

  5. Ai Sakura Reply

    I agree with your parenting mantra and follow most of it myself too! We must really learn to take things easy and laugh at ourselves.. if not there will be so many situations for us to overreact and lose it!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  6. Rakhi parsai Reply

    Wow this is such a lovely posts. I could just go on and on reading this. Loved the Instagram pics that you have incorporated in the posts.

  7. Alpana Deo Reply

    We time, me time is, very important. We tend to underestimate it’s importance.

    Nice read.. Happy to be on the blog train. .

  8. Veena Regit Reply

    Taking it easy has been the most difficult part of my parenting. I lose it at the smallest of things and then it is. Downward spiral from there ❤️❤️ I have been practicing mindfulness now and have worked up my mind to ask me ” is it worth it” all the time ?

  9. Phoebe Reply

    Definitely can relate many of what you said . 🙂 Esp point 2 and 4 . Parenting is uniquely different in every family but I guess our love for the children remains the same

    Phoebe (BPDGTravels)

  10. Angie Yeow Reply

    Lol to they are not rats!! : p It is not easy indeed to take it easy! But with practice, we will get there slowly… : ) Thanks for sharing.

  11. Michelle of "The Chill Mom" Reply

    I definitely agree to your parenting mantra These mantras are very valuable to us parents and even to the kids. Teaching and learning from them is the essence of parenthood. Great article Shub!

  12. Madhusmita misra Reply

    wow..so beautifully u explained everything Shubhadha…Love your parenting mantras…one more i would like to share…i always try to answer my kid queries in form of stories…Always try to tell her tht iam her best frnd….u can share anything u want to…

  13. Pranita Reply

    Lovely post Shubh! I really need to practise this –
    “take it easy” parenting mantra given by you☺ Love the way you are balancing everything in your parenthood journey❤

  14. Vasantha Vivek Reply

    You are a superb mom balancing the art of parenting in your own way. I go with you for the points 2, 4 and 5. Thanks for initiating this blog train and happy to board on the blog train as a co passenger. Grateful to you for providing this chance.

  15. Rattle Babble Battle-Indian Parenting Blog Reply

    That’s called balanced parenting shub .. I love the way you enjoy with your kids even I wish to grow my vocabulary and learn new things from my baby .. Me time is important too ,. Glad to be connected with a mom whose parenting style is something to look up for contemporary and fun

  16. Aesha Shah Reply

    I so relate to every point you listed here. I guess I have to learn to not be a super mom and stress myself.

  17. Fabulous Mom Life Reply

    Lovely read Shubh! Our parenting styles are almost exactly alike and I kind of had a feeling about this ever since I started following your blog and Instagram. It has been so wonderful knowing you 🙂

    • shubhadabhide Reply

      Thanks thanks…I too had this feeling! Can’t wait to read your post in this series. <3

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