Mommy hacks are golden nuggets.They are the wisdom distilled over centuries by mothers forever picking up after their children.Women then didn’t have it easy.But they didn’t need to juggle the extra guilt of our generation.
To work away from home or not?Who will take care of my baby?How to cook, clean, work and still have energy left over to play?Are you a teacher?Lawyer ?Doctor?Businesswoman, SAHM,WAHM, going to office mom?Wherever you are, whatever you do, I am sure you are a super busy, multitasking, hardworking creative woman.No less than our ten handed beautiful Goddess Maa Durga!
My daughter had once drawn her version of Maa Durga and put a laptop and stethoscope in two of her hands the 3rd hand holding her little hand and said,
Mumma she is just like you!
Oh, I felt happy that day.But I don’t feel that great when I actually do all this at the same time and feel like the proverbial headless chicken.Women are the epitome of power.Some days you don’t want to be powerful,just want to let things be and someone else take charge.
Thinking you don’t have a creative bone in your body?Well, I can guarantee you are forever finding new ways to stash those building blocks, the never-ending stacks of drawing pages, crayons and what not!
I have simple home rules,hacks to keep my sanity intact.Its hanging by the thread ,but its still there!
Mommy Rules for Sanity
Maximum of 1 board game or two toys out at a time.If you don’t put it away after playing, you don’t get to play with it next time.Your books and toys shouldn’t be standing in the middle of the room, for mommy to fall over.This obstacle race is not fun.
Study time if you are good, mommy will be more likely to be good during playtime.Life is a balance.What you do now will affect your next.Important to explain as early as possible.Otherwise, children end up thinking, crying and telling Daddy, will take care of all the Worlds problem.(I wish this happened the way I want.But it doesn’t always go according to my plan!)
Help mommy shell the peas.She helps with kitchen duty too.That’s stretching it a little.What I mean is she puts her cups and dishes in the proper place and not just anywhere.She is also learning, that when mommy is cooking, she needs both her eyes and hands on the work at hand.Otherwise, everything can get burnt!So strict rule this one.
Don’t talk when mommy is cooking.She needs to focus!.
Whenever there’s an insurmountable problem, I tell her to pray to God.It helps to make the little one realize there’s a higher power and teaches her patience.After all, prayers are a part of life.I find they work as mindmaps of what we want .My daughter is 5 years now .I manage work and home ,just barely!I manage as long as my hubby is around and all the people who help me are around.That means I pray all the time!
Writing this for #MondayMommyMoments.
My favorite moment on twitter from last week, when Mayuri shared the pic from Mumbai mirror.
— Mayuri (@Mayuri6) April 10, 2017