What are the first few things that come to your mind when you think about being a new mother?
Are they the thoughts of :
- Sleepless nights
- No time for yourself
- Non-understandable needs of an infant
- Precautions and practices which need sacrifices from you?
If that is true you are no different from so many other moms around the world.
In child rearing and upbringing, people don’t want to take chances. They just follow age-old customs and practices as told by their elders. These practices are passed on from one generation to the next.
When I got pregnant, I read a lot of books and watched many documentaries, each very different from the other. Some of them were related to physical well-being and growth of a child, some talk about the emotional and intellectual growth of babies while some others talk in terms of soul purpose and spirituality of a child. By processing all those facts and theories my ideas were getting very different from those suggested by my mom and mom-in-law. I told them I want to try all what I have gathered as theories and apply them myself and see the results. They have been really supportive of my decision and so I got my chance at this.
I took it all as an experiment during my pregnancy and with my baby. In an experiment the result can be either fail or pass. No judgement required as this is what an experiment is. With an open heart and mind I began my journey of trying, experimenting, succeeding, failing, retrying and most importantly learning and developing.
This blog will be a culmination of all of them and will give you an insight into a whole new world. A world of trials, love and unimaginable happiness that babies bring with them to our lives. This blog is not to tell you what is right and what is wrong in bringing up a child but it is here to give you the confidence to try new things and experiment in parenting.
I want to share my ideas, my experiments and their results with other parents and will wait for responses, suggestions, appreciations and criticism. All I want is to know other perspectives and other school of thoughts to widen my horizon.
Long way to go….
Thanks for joining me!
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton