If you ask me, mums are highly sensitive people especially new mums who are still new to the motherhood thing and has to learn almost everything overnight. And as far as dads are concerned, you lot are simply doomed. Yes, doomed.

Why? Well, you can be a scientist, an investment banker, a fire fighter, a cop or anything under the sun but the fact that remains that splitting oneself in half to bring out a tiny human being into this world and being responsible for his or hers every need is one heck of a job and cannot be ever, ever, EVER compared to anything. So, here’s a handy note to all you dads out there about things you should never ever, ever, EVER say to new mums.

Read it, comprehend it and make a blueprint of it all over your brain because it can just make your life a wee bit easier.

Sleep when the baby sleeps:

I know you mean well. But please refrain from saying these words because chances are she will snap-back with her racoon eye and ask you when is she supposed to go for a wee, take a bath, have one teeny-tiny minute to herself. When? As you would not have an answer to this just bite those words even before it comes out of your mouth.

Wow, you look tired:

Yes, that’s exactly the look new, sleep-deprived mums are going for.

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Boy, am I tired?!

You could have trekked to Mount Everest and made it in one day but still do NOT talk about being tired because continuously feeding a baby, changing their diapers, cleaning the poop, pee, walls and floor all done mostly with one free hand and one hand holding your munchkin is a physically and emotionally exhausting task. So sorry but not sorry your own tiredness is nothing compared to hers.

Anything about breastfeeding:

Sure you sat through the breastfeeding class and even diligently took notes but for the sake of your health and happiness just do not say anything about breastfeeding. Keep in mind a simple mathematical formula if you ever feel the urge to say anything about the subject: no boobs = no talk about breastfeeding. It really is that simple.

Are you in the mood?

This one is easy to misconstrue. One fine day, after you return from work, you would have realised that she has taken shower, has put on a freshly laundered top, has a hint of make-up and has even shaved her legs. You might be inclined to think that this is your lucky night. But do not ask this question because unless the activity in your mind involves ten hours of uninterrupted sleep (for her) the answer is probably definitely no.

What did you do all day?

Here’s the answer: She has fed, cleaned, burped and calmed the baby some zillion times. Usually, she has already done it ten times before 7AM and on top of that she has made some breakfast, cleaned the poop smeared carpet some ten times and looked after other essential things for the baby the whole day while making sure her own sanity has not gone down the door. See, babies are notoriously dependant on their mums for every single thing and looking after one is not exactly a holiday. So do not ever ask this question, no matter what.

Anything about her weight, shape and size:

If you care for your own safety do not go there because hell hath no fury like a postpartum, hormonal woman surprised and shocked by her body’s change. So DO NOT GO there.

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“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”–Bob Hope

Another year went by and lo and behold it is that magical year of the time–Christmas Day. First of all, I would like to wish you all my readers Merry Christmas.

This year, instead of sharing a usual outfit post, I thought of sharing what Christmas really means to me. Whilst Christmas fashion is big on my list; this year it was pushed down in the list and rather than spending time on finding out the perfect outfit, I utilised my energy on the things that really matter–family, friends, food, health and laughter.

I am fortunate that I have such a great support system and my heart is filled with gratitude. And thank you to all those who put up with me even when I am at my worst. 😉

So here are some of my most precious moments from the Christmas season:

Enjoying some quality time with my sister:

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Knowing that I will have this guy (the hubby) always, no matter what:

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Running behind my little elf:

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And constantly choosing between exercise and all the naughty Christmas grub 😉

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As the countdown for a New Year begins, I look back and feel thankful. Happy New Year to everyone and let’s get drunk on joy, love, kindness and happiness.

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As a blogger and digital marketing person, it is suffice to say that the digital world is a big thing in my life. I definitely have a not-so-secret love affair with instagram. It is a lovely little digital space where I share all my major loves: family, fashion, food, fitness and travel. It is also a great place to meet like-minded people, get a sneak peek into my friends’ life and follow other bloggers. So, here I am sharing some of my latest instgram posts and if you would like to join then do follow me.

Fashion: 

I love experimenting with different looks sometimes I like to channel my inner Indian goddess (and don a saree) and sometimes I like to rock the classic LBD.

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11794257_10153005211389109_7996543950354466013_oFitness:

Not many people know of this but I love exercising. Regular exercise keeps me mentally sane and those endorphins help me to feel awesome. My close friends call me: energiser bunny (based on the battery ad). I love yoga, strength training and have recently added running (although I am not so good at it) to the mix.

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Travel:

Travel, however local is important so that life does not escape us.

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Family& Friends:

The most important element of life; the people who make every joy magnificent and every trouble worth its while.

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What is your favourite social media tool? Do let me know your thoughts.

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One of the first challenges we faced as a new parent was to teach our little girl the fine art of sleeping. Ironically, sleeping is something which still gives us sleepless nights. We have used every tactic in the book from crying it out, gentle CIO, gentle sleeping techniques and now finally co-sleeping (despite an amazingly nice baby cot). What never ceases to amaze me is how making a 15-month old sleep brings out so many emotions and how its nothing short of a TV drama. Read on to find out the how of it.

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The drama starts with so much hope, a gentle, funny reading episode. As a parent you feel how easy this is and life is such a breeze with a toddler. You are brimming with love, hope and an over all positivity. In a split second your situation changes because the plot thickens and your all-too-happy situation has turned in to a full-fledged conflict. Why? Obviously because the toddler has no mind of sleeping even though it is bed time and she needs sleep and you are beyond exhausted. You cajole, coax and wonder from where this little human being, your cute cherub gets their stubbornness from (blame the dad)? With a steely determination and some cursing under the breadth you carry on.

The conflict reaches its climax when the water works start (and I meant yours!). The drama ensues for what seems like hours when you feel this sorry story is just not moving ahead and the crying continues. Obviously, by this juncture the toddler has joined you and you wonder who is the bigger baby? A lull in the crying drama sends you to the deepest depth of pathos and you pray that the end of this series is nearing.

The ensuing silence gives you hope but hey this is like a never-ending tv series and with a bang it starts again. You have no iota of energy left in your body and like Murphy’s law your toddler seems to have become more energetic. This is the juncture in the series when you pull your hair (and your toddler happily joins) out of exasperation. You both cry, you both laugh because honestly you don’t know when this series is going to end.

And just when you have given up all the hope and has made peace with the idea of another sleepless night, you see your toddler sleeping like the baby they are. Hallelujah, the drama is over and it is a happy ending.

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I see you lovingly holding that baby bump, protecting the little life inside, with your warm hands. I see you glowing positively any anxiety well-hidden under the smile. I see you enjoying your pregnancy yet mentally doing the countdown and here are some things I want to tell you. Things I wish I knew.

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  1. From the moment you hold your little person in your hands you will feel love–an all consuming and unparalleled love. You will feel euphoric and you will realise that you don’t need drugs to feel inebriated
  2. You will feel fear; like an unseen wrecking ball is about to hit you and your world. It will turn you into a protective tigress almost overnight
  3. Breastfeeding is extremely hard: don’t berate yourself if you cannot get it right straightaway
  4. While on the topic, don’t think you are horrible mother, if you for some reason cannot or choose not breastfeed
  5. For the first few days you might experience phantom kicks.
  6. On your third or fourth day postpartum, you will cry a lot. You will feel sad for absolutely no reason; you will hate your husband, your in-laws, your friends, the world and yourself. Don’t get scared. Hormones do that to you (if it continues then seek help immediately)
  7. Hormones will continue to make you angry, weepy, anxious, temperamental and sad. Consciously surround yourself with people who understand you and love you no matter what
  8. Sleep while you can because it is going to be a luxury for a long, long time
  9. No matter how great your relationship with your partner was: it will change. You will want their unwavering support
  10. You will be exhausted and raccoon-eyed and you will feel grossly under-appreciated
  11. Motherhood is an exhausting and all-consuming feeling. It will make you vulnerable yet stronger
  12. Don’t be surprised if old friendships break. And take time to make new friends
  13. Guilt will become your middle name (but don’t worry you will be fine)

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