02/03/2016 9:24 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

I Am My Family's Super Hero


Over the years I have grown up physically as well as emotionally and mentally. I used to be this little girl whose world revolved around her dolls. What's changed is that I am not so little now, and my dolls are my two daughters. I have a happy family, who talks together, dines together and parties together. But has it been that easy? It has taken every bit of my energy, patience and strength to build this world of sweet nothings.

Life is very fulfilling and as a working mother, I treat each day as a challenge. Mornings are a whirl wind with all the chores to finish. What I love the most is preparing that nourishing breakfast for my family. The challenge of making something healthy yet tasty is one I love to take. As a working mother it takes a lot out of me emotionally to leave my girls at the day care. However good it may be, there is always that self doubt that creeps in. Am I being a good mother? Top this with all the remarks that people around me give. It's so easy for them to say, 'Must be hard to leave them behind'; 'But are you sure you should be doing this'. Yes it's hard but I am giving it all I have

So far I haven't missed any poetry recitals or dance shows for which my daughters work so hard. I teach them, play with them and help them do some creative stuff. And if I find time in between all of this, I work- take my official calls, wraps up some emails and even have those candid chats with my husband. I am proudly managing it all. I feel like a super woman.

By the end of the day I am exhausted and left with hardly any energy to do anything else. Will I do it again? Yes, undoubtedly. I love it! But I have come to realize that if I don't take care of myself I will not be able to do anything of what I do today. Recently I started noticing that I have joint pains and lower back pain. What I do throughout the day is strenuous but can I not do something to take care of it? The answer is simple. I need to eat healthy and supplement myself with enough nutrition that gives me strength right till my bones. My bone health is equally important and I must take care of it. If I fall, so will my family and I can't let that happen. After all I am my family's super hero.

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