Posted in blog, moms life

How I started blogging and why I love it.

It’s been 11 years of my marriage and I am a mom to 2 kids who always keep me occupied the whole day.

My initial 5-6 years of marriage went like I was in a different world with my two kids. I was experiencing the best moments of motherhood.

Raising my kids, experiencing the monotonous job of being a mom and a wife, learning different life skills whilst upbringing two tiny human beings!

There were days when, fulfilling all the demands of my family just left me exhausted and sucked up all my energy.But overall, those were such moments which I embraced and cherished but, once they grew up enough not to be dependent on me for the basic needs and send to school I had some spare time for myself.I realised something was missing in my life.

Now as I loved to explore all around, I was in search of something which could benefit me in terms of my upgradation and learning.

A kind of Emptiness and curiosity to know more about the outside world made me stumble upon the internet and that was the turning point in my life after so many years of my marriage.

Only then, I got introduced to this amazing world of blogging through internet.

As a mother, I was bound to sit at home raising my kids and look after their every basic requirement in all these years. I felt like I had lost my confidence and I am worthless.

It’s not that as mom, I was not happy doing my motherly duties but, I was losing myself, my identity, my sanity.I wished to do something that I enjoyed and which made me feel good and content at the same time.

After I came across some parenting sites I too, started sharing my musings and I was getting good response.This motivated me to write more. Soon, I set up my wordpress blog and started writing and sharing to connect and engage with more and more bloggers and until now it’s been a wonderful journey.I have met so many lovely bloggers in form of friends who not only supported me but guided me as well in this new world.

Why I love blogging.

Now there are so many reasons that why I love blogging. It has actually opened so many unending opportunities for me to connect, engage and learn from other bloggers.

Some more reasons are:

Blogging has given me a platform to showcase my skills, interests, thoughts, learning experiences, wisdom and perspective towards life with people from all over the world.I have been connected with so many lovely bloggers from different countries.

It has given me the sense of sustainability, confidence and satisfaction.

Through blogging, I have learnt a lot about different languages, cultures, traditions and skills and still learning. This has increased my knowledge and updated my skills too.

Blogging is something I never planned. It just came natural.
It helped me to connect with my own self, figure out my own perspectives about life and world.

Blogging also means spending my ‘Me Time’. Being disconnected with world for a while and enjoying things which I love to do gives me immense pleasure and satisfaction.

Blogging helps me fulfill my aspirations and dreams from the comfort of my home and in my suitable time hence, I can easily manage my home, my kids and my work.

Blogging also helped me be more disciplined and productive. Earlier, I was always messed up with my households, kids and other things.Now, I have started preparing my to- do list and schedule my task. In this way I can be more efficient, regular and disciplined.

However, this is something I have to practice more.

So, this is how I started blogging and Why I love it.

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Posted in blog, monsoon, skin care

Tips for taking care of your skin in Monsoon season.

So, finally, monsoons are around the corner!After scorching heat, rainy season come as a sign of relief!!We all love and enjoy the rain. But we are also aware of the fact that changing weather and rainy season tends to infect the air, water, atmosphere, food etc. which are our basic needs.They further affect our skin, hair and health conditions.In other words, the rainy season brings along infections and diseases caused by damp and humid weather.So, below are some tips to take care of your skin during monsoons.Monsoon skincare Get wet in rains for limited hours:We all love getting soaked in rains but getting wet for a long time increases the chances of infections and skin allergies. Rainwater contains pollution which can put adverse effects on your skin.Shower post rain:If you get drenched, make sure you take a bath as soon as you reach home. Any negligence can cause skin allergy or infections.

  • Use medicated, anti-bacterial and mild cleansers or soap for bath.
  • Post bath, dry yourself properly, as dampness can lead to fungal infections.

Proper diet:What you put inside your body affects your health and skin appearance. Try to include fresh vegetables and fruits in your diet. Uncooked food is a strict no. Also:

  • Incorporate fruits and vegetables rich in water content like cucumber, oranges, watermelon etc.
  • Avoid or limit fried snacks as they can cause breakouts and acne.
  • Kitchen herbs and spices like asafoetida (Hing), turmeric, garlic, ginger, coriander etc. help in improving immunity and digestion. Include them in your daily diet.

Hydrate your skin:In monsoon, we have less urge to drink water but the skin needs to be hydrated. Liquids flush out all the toxins from our body which aids in digestion, keeping our body and skin healthy.

  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
  • Use pure, filtered or boiled water for drinking.
  • Avoid cold drinks and have coconut water, lassi, fresh fruit juices.

Minimal makeup:This should be the last to consider. Keep yourself natural. As rains are the best time for bacteria to be in action so any negligence while removing makeup can lead to skin allergies and infections. So remove makeup properly before going to bed.Follow a proper skin care routine:CTM is essential during monsoons because cleansing and toning remove all dirt and impurities and moisturiser keeps your skin hydrated. Cleansing :Cleanse your skin with oils, micellar water or oil-free make up removers to rid off the grime. Cleansing removes all the extra dirt, grime and oil from your skin.Toning:This is the most essential part in skin care regime which we often miss. Toning helps in removing any extra dirt, grime or makeup that have been left behind on facial skin even after cleansing. Also, it hydrates and helps maintain the natural pH balance of the skin.Never skip the moisturiser:Invest in paraben free moisturisers as per your skin type. Regular use of moisturisers keeps your skin hydrated, fresh and radiant. Choose a thick, creamy moisturiser if you have dry skin. But if you have oily, acne prone skin then opt for lightweight or gel-based moisturisers.Exfoliate with gentle scrubs:This helps in getting rid of dirt, oil and dead skin cells and give a fresh healthy look. You can opt for DIY scrubs at home. Avoid all those harsh scrubs with chemicals, that leads to dryness and use gentle ones to exfoliate, also go for homemade scrubs by mixing mashed banana, honey and oats. You can also make a mixture of sugar, coconut oil and lemon drops. Be gentle while scrubbing.Add anti-bacterial face masks to your skincare routine:Face packs provide extra nourishment to the skin. Prefer using homemade packs as natural ingredients are safe for skin. Neem, Tulsi, pudina, curd, turmeric, honey are some of the antibacterial ingredients which you can mix and match and prepare as per your own choice.A Bonus tip:Fruit face packs for fresh and clean skin in monsoons.Take any one or mix all fruits like apple, strawberry, papaya, banana, watermelon, peach with 1 tbsp honey. Blend well and apply on your facial skin for 10-15 mins and rinse it off with clean water.

  • Can be used twice or thrice a day.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Patch test recommended before applying anything on facial skin.

Stick to natural ingredients:Prefer homemade skin care remedies as natural ingredients are not only safe but also work mildly on your skin. Market-bought products contain chemicals which may clog pores of your skin and cause breakouts.Invest in a good sunscreen:Sunscreens are must in a daily skincare routine. Do not skip it thinking the sun is not that shiny and hot. It is equally important during cloudy weather.Sunscreens slow down the ageing process and protect the skin from harmful UV rays which might cause rashes and even skin cancer. Those who have oily skin can go for gel-based sunscreen. Reapply throughout the day.Wear sunscreen with at least SPF 30.Also, it ought to be waterproof, dermatologically tested and broad spectrum.Comfortable clothes and footwear:Humidity can make your skin sweat a lot, therefore, wear loose and breathable clothes. Also, wear airy and waterproof footwear so as to avoid any fungal or bacterial infections.So, these are some ways which you can follow this monsoon season and have healthy, beautiful skin.Happy Monsoons!!Hope you found the post useful! Let me know how do you take care of your skin?You can also share your tips if you have. I would love to know!Keep reading, Stay connected❤