MUM’S THE WORD
Snapshots from your mommy diary
Dear Editor, This is with reference to your story ‘The French Connection’. I absolutely loved reading the article, more so how Geraldine has adapted to Indian culture. A lot of differences are created between couples as to how to bring up the baby. Fathers and mothers will sometimes differ in their point of view. It is best to always find a middle way and give the child love and care that makes him a person of good character. I think that is the most important aspect when parents are trying to inculcate good habits in their child. Leonie is a gorgeous looking baby and the pictures look adorable. Thanks to M&B for writing such a story. All the best.
VIDHISHA SHAH, JAIPUR
Dear Vidhisha, A mutual understanding is ideal if you need your baby to grow in a healthy environment. Thank you for writing in. - Charlene To M&B, I am six months pregnant and a firsttime mommy. The experience till now has been both exciting and terrifying. I am just going with the flow. Since my husband and I live away from our families, and both my mother and mother-in-law pay constant visits, the midwife that I have hired is a blessing in disguise. She is always there by my side and is training me for my delivery. I get all the antenatal care from her. All my queries are answered by her and her experience in the field plays a major role. Being alone most of the time, she gives me a lot of love and care, just like a mother would. Half of my worries have disappeared because of her. I recommend every new mum-to-be to hire a midwife as it if of great help. I could relate to all the information provided in the the article ‘Get the most out of your midwife’. Thank you.
NATASHA GEORGE, MUMBAI
Dear Natasha, Congratulations on your pregnancy. It is great that you have hired a midwife. Their experience will surely come handy even after the delivery. We wish you good luck and please send in some pictures once your bundle of joy arrives. Thank you. - Charlene Dear Team, I am a mother of two children, Aadhya, five and Kavya, three. I am blessed to have two beautiful girls. I really appreciate the fact that apart from covering technical stories, you’ll also pay attention to some light articles. My children like the activity corner. They have a lot of fun doing those puzzles. It is not too time consuming and plus they learn a lot. I also like the DIY articles. Such articles give a break from the informative articles. During their Spring break, we did plenty of simple DIY craft activities and one of them was the travel bug (March issue) that the girls enjoyed making. I request the team to do more articles like this in the magazine from time to time. Also, the articles have a fresh take on them and each time I read them I learn something new. Thank you.
ARUNDHATI NAG, BENGALURU
Dear Arundhati, We will make sure that we incorporate more DIYs in our magazine. Thank you for the feedback and lots of love to Aadhya and Kavya. - Charlene Dear Charlene, I am a mother to six year old Ishaan. He has always been excited when we ask him to save money in his piggy bank. He will come up with witty responses when you ask him what he will do with the money. According to me, it is extremely important for parents to inculcate the habit of saving in children at a young age. They learn to differentiate between their wants and needs. The same has been written beautifully in your article on ‘Teach your child the value of saving’. Our son watches how we spend our money and he tries to imitate the same. We need to be careful in front of him so that he is wise enough when he grows up. Children can sometimes be unrealistic and demanding, But if you make them understand with proper reasoning they will really surprise you. Thank you.
KHUSHI DATTE, PUNE
Dear Khushi, We believe that inculcating valuable life skill, like saving, at an early age, can only pay off with time. You’re definitely doing something right, and I’m so glad you’ve shared your experience. Thank you for writing in. - Charlene