They say motherhood changes everything in my case it was no different. Little did I know that I would quit as the Head of Marketing of an international fashion label to being a mom â€“ entrepreneur and start a kids lifestyle website, my third baby https://kidsstoppress.com/. Ex â€“ colleagues think itâ€™s easier to work from home or you are no longer part of competition. But when you love what you do just like how I do, you donâ€™t worry about competition. You worry about goals, personal expectations and excelling in whatever you do.
Leaving behind the world of glamour and gloss and embracing my new role makes me love me. I always believe that a mom is the most important part of the machinery and she fuels values, growth, togetherness and love. If she is happy she will make all the parts of this machine called family, function well. Today when I head out for meetings sometimes even with my kids people respect me for the work and commitment than the circumstances. Many moms shy away and are critical that how can you take your kids for meetings but I know that my readers and clients know that being a mother doesnâ€™t make me any less of a professional.
I remember my first boss told me this and itâ€™s so well etched in my mind that even after 12 long years itâ€™s still clearly visible -Â â€œPlay your partâ€_x009d_. This seems so relevant now where I meet my readers at the park, at an event or even at a library. I am proud that I am not a typical mom worn down with the responsibility but the enthusiasm and zing to make my kids and readers explore the best for their kids. At Kidsstoppress we never judge moms and always believe in do what works best for you. Never fear of being judged or sticking to the stereotype for what people may have to say. If you love what you do people will see it through. Nothing will take precedence over your knowledge and passion. Infact it will only act as a facilitator.
When I saw the Mia by Tanishq ad the other day on TV , click here if you havenâ€™t seen it already it took me back to early days in the corporate world. I was actually waiting for the bossâ€™s reaction when Megha walks in without removing the earrings; it was much like what I expected. But what I loved was Meghaâ€™s courage and confidence that her work will be just as beautiful. Itâ€™s a brilliant ad and feels like it resonates with a lot of contemporary women who wish to make their mark today.
To all the women out there you are just as important as your work so make sure you give yourself as much time. You are As beautiful as your work and the roles you play.
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