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The Last Summer! #SummerBlogTrain

I had last met you six months ago. There has been so much change in the time being, you have had a makeover. Your bright persona and the shiny looks will put others to shame.

I vividly remember all my time spent with you. The mornings and evenings spent together were like a breath of fresh air. With you even the scorching sun of harsh summers felt bearable.

Ever since I knew I will meet you again, I have been elated. And, I have brought the perfect summer dress I could find for our first date this season. The best thing about you is you don’t judge and accept everyone to be with you.

It is true, that I get jealous when others get to spend more time with you. For me, you are my perfect escape from the chaotic world. You hold the key of my heart cause you help me beat the heat. You are my perfect Swimming Pool!

What is your favorite thing to do this summer? Do share your thoughts with us in comment section. You can also read my other favorite things about summer here.

This post is a part of the blog train where 24 awe-inspiring bloggers, are going to share their story of ‘Summer’. Hop on the train to read some amazing blogs.

This ‘Summer Blog Train is organized by Neha Sharma from Growing With Nemit .

I want to thank Snigdha from Beauty Obsessions blog for introducing me in her blog post.  Now, it’s time move to the next station where Alpana will share her take on the theme ‘Summer’ on her blog Mothers Gurukul. Do check out her post and show some love.

The longest night!

You had just moved into the recovery room after your surgery. I could see the effect of anesthesia wearing off and you had started feeling the pain. The soft cries that escaped your lips sounded like thunder to my ears.

You wanted to quench your thirst and were biting your dry lips again and again. The doctor’s instruction were clear – no food and water for next 24 hours. Nothing should jeopardize your recovery and so I stood my ground.

The pain must have been exhausting for you. Thankfully, the pain killers worked and you dozed off. I had planned to stay awake whole night and was watching you every ten seconds. At midnight, I was jolted by your cry for help!

My first thoughts were something went amiss in the surgery. And, I was scared. The nurses and the on-call doctors were called in. I vividly remember you trying to speak but were unable to do so clearly. You kept pointing towards your face and no one could understand. More doctors entered the room in time being.

I do not remember who identified the problem first – doctor, nurse or me. But, suddenly everyone in room was talking about your jaw dropping towards right side of the face. The doctors were worried that your body was adversely reacting to anesthesia. For me, it was my worst fears coming alive.

Next thing I remember is your clear words saying, “Jaw stuck”.

Somehow your jaw had dislocated during the day and it was causing you all the pain.The dislocated jaw meant you were unable to close your mouth or speak properly.

Everyone in the room became hyperactive. The orthopedic surgeon on night duty was called in and nurses were contacting your surgeon in case of any emergency.

The doctors tried to set it back into the correct position by manipulating the area back into its proper position.All this while, you kept nudging the doctors away to stop them from touching you. They had to put you under anesthesia to fix your jaw and a heart rate monitor was attached to monitor your pulse.

All this happened in the recovery room itself and your jaw was fixed in no time. The heart rate monitor was left attached to your body for the night with its sharp beeping sounds on. I was terrified to hear it, but at least I knew you were alright.

My night was spent watching your pulse rate numbers fluctuate on that little box and keeping my fingers crossed. I was praying silently to all the Gods to keep you safe, for we had a bright future ahead waiting for us. Throughout this experience, the thought about our yet to be born child was pinching at my heart. And, I know that it also gave you strength to recover fast.

The next morning when you woke up with a faint smile, I knew our prayers were answered.

Living that night with six weeks of pregnancy is one of the daring thing I have ever done. All I wanted was to cry and hug you, but I guess motherhood made me stronger for both of us. I could not give up when you needed me the most.

Have you ever faced such an impossible situation where you wanted to give up? How did your overcome your fear. Share your story in comments. You can read my personal experience here.

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I would like to thank Princy from Clanpedia for introducing me. She is a loving wife and dotting mother of two – a bookworm, traveler, foodie, blogger and an optimist.

Also, I would welcome Siduja from Mytinytigger to share her story of dare. She is a civil engineer and first time mom to a 7-month old,exploring the blogging world with adventures of pregnancy, parenting & mom life.

‘S’ for Sister, ‘S’ for Selfie! #Mobiistar

“Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there.” – Amy Li

Having a sister is a blessing and its a privilege if you are a younger sibling. There is always that one person you can count on. They will save you from your parents wrath when you goof up. She is your date for all family events and comes to rescue you from random conversations with Aunty-ji. And, there is always an open wardrobe full of clothes that you can access any time!

If you are both photo-crazy like me and my sister,then you are bound to have albums full of pictures together. Amongst all, this pic is closest to my heart. It was clicked this year when we went back home to attend a family wedding. The photo captures the unspoken bond that we share.

It was like travelling back in time, when we were younger. Sharing the same room and fighting over the TV remote and deciding which side of the bed who will sleep. As kids we used to play together, and this time we were awed by our kids playing. Her not-so-older-kids were taking care of my new-born. Through them we relived our childhood.

We can crib about each other, but dare someone else complain about the other one. As we grow older, new relations are added in our lives. Still, nothing can surpass the love that we have for one another.

Even though I like this picture, but it could have been better if I had Mobiistar smartphone. Mobiistar phone has front, dual selfie camera that captures a 120° wide-angle shot. It surely makes your selfie-experience better. And you an #EnjoyMore with the products functionality. It gives you an edge while capturing all the beautiful memories. Also, you can check more details and buy Mobiistar on Flipkart.

Do you have any favorite memories with your sibling? And do you still fight even if if you have grown old? Would love to hear your stories in comments.

Top reasons to participate Blogging Challenges! #Superbloggerchallenge

Last few weeks have been highly energetic for many people in the blogging world. There have been various blogging challenges running currently. Whenever you see a blogging challenge multiple question arise- whether or not to participate, what is in it for you, who are the organizers. Presently, I am participating in two challenges – #AtoZChallenge and Superbloggerchallenge. Both these challenges have helped me personally in one way or another.

Build a WRITING Schedule

With a writing challenge you need to follow a timeline and this helps instill discipline in your writing schedule. We all do better when we have a deadline in sight. Personally, the more I write the more I get better, otherwise there would be days when I don’t write a single word.

Improve your writing skills

It’s rightly said that practice makes you perfect. Again, the more you write, better you get. Your writing improves drastically as everyday new words are added to your vocabulary. And, you get more ideas, so writers block stays at bay!

DIRECT MORE Traffic to your blog

When you join a challenge, you also form a community of fellow bloggers who will help you grow. Reading, sharing and commenting- this all directs more traffic to you blog. Thus, happy statistics and a happy you. 🙂

stay focused and motivated

Your blogging community helps you stay motivated to write. There may be times when you lose will to write, but words from fellow bloggers keep you going. We all love people floating in the same boat.

So, what are you waiting for, go join a challenge and find your community. Happy Blogging! 🙂

Note- *This article is written as a part of #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 conducted by Healthwealthbridge.com ,Fashionablefoodz.com, Allaboutthewoman.com and should not be re purposed, republished or used otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. SuperBloggerChallenge2018 is not responsible for any kind of infringement caused*

What next after Maternity Leave? #Superbloggerchallenge2018

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Once you experience childbirth, the next few months spent in trying to adjust and adapt. By the time the feeling of motherhood sinks in, a working woman faces the dilemma of whether to resume work or not.

If you are working in India, then you are eligible for six months of paid maternity leave. For a mother even the six months time period seems less. The child is solely dependent on mother for first six months of life and suddenly overnight the mother leaves the kid to go work. Thankfully, there are few organizations who are understanding and help a returning mother.

If you are sailing through the same boat, I would advice not to stress too much. Give yourself a break, this is a new phase of your life and you will do alright. Get a makeover and be confident! Learn to prioritize your time while at work. The coffee breaks during the day might decrease but its all for greater good.

If you are one of the ambitious ones, you might secretly be waiting to join work. Don’t feel guilty about it, there is no reason not to focus on your career after having a child. You will be able to maintain a work-life balance. First few months might be difficult. But, every dark cloud has a silver lining!

Be ready to accept help and trust others. It’s perfectly fine if you let a close family member or trusted friend take care of your child during the day. It might sound harsh, but if need be, then do not hesitate to keep your child in a day care.

At every step there will be people judging you for how you raise your child. Be assured that a mother’s instinct is best for her child. If you feel something is right, then do it. Do not fret over it. And, go get it girl!

Note- *This article is written as a part of #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 conducted by Healthwealthbridge.com ,Fashionablefoodz.com, Allaboutthewoman.com and should not be re purposed, republished or used otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. SuperBloggerChallenge2018 is not responsible for any kind of infringement caused*

P.S. – Rather than advising others, this post is self-reminder for me that everything is alright. 🙂

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