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It may seem like a simple wish on May 9e, 2021, but for a mother it means the world to her. With the pandemic and the lockdown in action, moms around the world are making sure the lockdown won’t harm them and their children. Whether it’s spending a lot of time with their children exploring different principles of motherhood, the journey seems like an adventure for all mothers.
On Mother’s Day, fashion designers – Sarika Kakrania (Pink City), Saloni Panwar (Gulabo Jaipur), Karishma Mehra (Joolry), Ayushi Kanoi Gupta (Lovetobag) and Prerna Rajpal (AMARIS) share some sweet memories of lockdown of 2020 and how Mother’s Day in 2021 is looking for them.
Motherhood requires you to overcome all challenges: Sarika Kakrania (Pink City)
Being a full-time working mom, Sarika Kakarnia, founder of the Pink City label, has always wanted to spend quality time with her children. However, given everyone’s busy schedules, it ended up happening less than she would like. The lockdown has helped her and her children to catch up and bond. Sarika says, “We bonded with various things including cooking, cuddling in bed and watching Netflix, playing games such as cards, UNO, Sequence, taking night walks in our society, considering that no Anywhere outside is not safe in the current scenario. On some lucky days, we end up having heart-to-heart conversations that relax us.
According to Sarika, some days were very difficult given the new work format and her business adapting to endless housework with little to no help, constantly playing the chef to the whole family that s’ bored more than often because of boredom. However, Sarika thinks it was all worth it. “Motherhood forces you to overcome all challenges and if you asked me before the lockdown if I could handle so many things I would say no. But life surprises us every day. As hectic as that time was, it was worth the sweat to get things done for my children, ”says Sarika.
Making Memories: “My kids have been looking for me for years to bring home a dog. I finally gave in to their plea and I am very glad I did. I now have a third child and the only furry one named Phoebe. I never imagined that I would enjoy having her with her as much as I did. Phoebe was the best part of our family’s lockdown trip which made it easier with her adorable rides, ”says Sarika.
Maternity Advice: This lock is there not only to test our physical health, but also our mental and emotional strength. “As a mom, you always have to self-inspect your energy because you have to protect the sanity of your children. It is a complicated and confusing time for the children, who are suddenly confined to the house; when it’s the last thing they want to do, ”shares Sarika, adding,“ Not many things that have worked for me as a mom live in the moment and don’t overthink, practice gratitude and count our blessings. together, helping who we can in this difficult time, teaching the children how lucky we are to be able to do this. And most importantly: stay home, stay safe, and wear a mask whenever we need to go out for the essentials. “
We have to communicate with our children just to see how they take this lock: Saloni Panwar (Gulabo Jaipur)
For the new mother Saloni Panwar, founder of Gulabo Jaipur, it is her first mother’s day. “Locking in with my little boy was great but tiring for sure. I spend most of my day with or around him or doing something for him, ”says Saloni Panwar. Although motherhood is new to Panwar, she shares that she is learning every step of the way. She said: “Like at night, when I want to sleep, he wants to play and during the day, when I have time to play with him, he sleeps. My day goes by quickly when I’m with him.
Making Memories: The 3 a.m. play time is my favorite. Although I was asleep, he was the most active and the most playful at the time. These moments are great memories and stories to share with my son in the future.
Maternity Tips: “Since being a new mom, I don’t have as many tips for all step moms. But I would say your kid is busy. Make sure they are doing something that stimulates their brain. We need to communicate with our kids just to see how they take this lockdown and to make sure they feel loved and protected, ”Panwar shares.
My daughter understands that I have to wait when I’m on a work call: Ayushi Kanoi Gupta (Lovetobag)
Since the advent of the first lockdown, Ayushi Kanoi Gupta, founder of Lovetobag, began to consciously plan productive daily activities for her little one. “Every day I set aside time to organize activities, find materials like arts and crafts books, activity books, etc. and even plan his schedule, ”Gupta explains, adding,“ Fortunately I have a great helper around the house, without whom I couldn’t have kept my little one on his toes. I spend time with my helper educating her about the various activities I plan for my daughter. In the end, it’s a learning opportunity for my Aide, who can now write her ABCs like a real boss. “
Making Memories: According to Ayushi Kanoi Gupta, the one time the COVID-19 outbreak started she was in an absolute dilemma over how to run my job, professional life and business. “I had absolutely no idea what to do and was stressed out and anxiously walking around the house. My little one comes running to me and starts to sing the song “Oh Beta Ji, kismat ki hawa kabhi naram, kabhi garam” out loud and out of nowhere. It caught me off guard and I just couldn’t digest the coincidence of the lyrical meaning and of course the situation I was in (she learned the song with Alexa), ”says Ayushi Kanoi Gupta
According to Ayushi Daily, her daughter is in explore mode, finding something or the other. For mom out there, this could be your situation too, so set up a routine for her so that she builds a structure for both of you. “My daughter understands that I have to wait when I’m on a work call or when I’m in a meeting. So it was a real breeze for me during the lockdown, ”says Ayushi Kanoi Gupta, adding:“ An essential part of our daily routine has always been spending time while bathing and before bedtime discussing. the way our day was and of course, reading her favorite books.
My kids always make me a card for Mother’s Day: Karishma Mehra (Joolry)
For Karishma Mehra, founder of Joolry, the lockdown has been a boon to her as she spends time with her children. “My kids always give me a card on Mother’s Day. I think the lockdown has been more special when it comes to time spent with the kids. So every day has been great because I have them around me, ”says Karishma Mehra.
“Recently my son ordered something I wanted from Amazon and paid for it from his piggy bank. This gesture really touched me, ”says Karishma Mehra.
Motherhood Advice: The one and only advice Karishma suggests is to feed children what they like to eat.
It’s a challenge to protect the family from all the gloom around us: Prerna Rajpal
For Prerna Rajpal, founder of Amaris, the locked-out motherhood was a snap and was tough on it. A mother of an 11-year-old boy, while the lockdown gave her ample time to spend time with her son, he also challenged her every step of the way. “The whole family was affected by COVID-19 last month. So currently the lockdown is a mix of dealing with post-COVID side effects and channeling their energy by linking them to indoor board games, movies, baking and more, ”shares Prerna Rajpal, adding: “Although we spend a lot of time together, it is also a challenge to protect them from all the gloom and catastrophe happening all around us and not to let them suffer bad effects.”
Getting her first family photo after beating COVID-19 is what Prerna Rajpal adores and cherishes the most. “After recovering from COVID-19, we decided to celebrate being alive. The family photo we took together represents our safe recovery and our life together in these difficult times. It also reminds us that there is a lot to be thankful for, ”says Prerna.
Prerna Rajpal mentions a number of activities that can help break the monotony in your child’s life during the lockdown. Prerna suggests learning a new skill, including taekwondo, musical instrument, robotics, language, etc. Don’t expose them to a lot of breaking news that the TV channels are currently broadcasting and let them enjoy and take it easy, ”says Prerna, adding,“ Don’t overtract every free minute and set too many rules. . . “