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Strange yet funny things new moms do

No memes, no explanation. These are few of the many strange yet ridiculously hilarious things I caught myself doing in the first few months as a new mom. I got some down but I still struggle with a few. Let’s see:

  1. Swaying back and forth to pacify or soothe yourself
  2. Driving way too slowly when the little one is with you in the car
  3. Sitting with your child behind when someone else is driving
  4. Waking up in the middle of the night out of fear, and playing it cool
  5. Checking if your baby is breathing properly, again and again
  6. Singing that one song the entire day, even in the middle of an important conversation and getting annoyed about it. [Bingo was his name-o!]
  7. Singing ‘ABC’ and ‘wheels on the bus’ in your sleep
  8. Lots of clapping and weird funny noises. Lots of them.
  9. Reheating the same morning coffee cup at noon cause you couldn’t finish it in one go
  10. Celebrating with a warm shower, favorite pair of pajamas, and a glass of wine after the baby falls asleep
  11. Then, regretting the celebration/excitement cause it won’t let you fall sleep
  12. Fearing the doorbell or a knock would wake the baby, even though the baby is wide awake
  13. ‘Please shower!’ begins your to-do list
  14. Forgetting the diaper bag
  15. I once tried to open my house by pressing the unlock button of my car keys. Yep, that happened!

I am sure this is part 1 of a rather long list but one thing that tops all lists is the abundance of love we have for these little humans we’ve created.

Until next time,

Please spread love &  be kind,

Pooja

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Top 15 ½ culture shocks: India to US edition

I woke up to the US on the first day of 2013. I landed in Los Angeles, my new home and I was filled with mixed emotions. I missed home but at the same time, I was thrilled for a new adventure I put myself into. I go ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ on most thing. So, here are the top 15 ½ culture shocks I observed in my 4 years of staying in and traveling around this beautiful country:

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Things to learn from a human’s best friend

Let me begin by saying that in my opinion, dogs “rescue” humans more than humans rescue dogs. I know it’s a strong statement but having had firsthand experience myself has made me believe this to be true. If you are a dog parent, you’d be nodding in agreement right now. Happy, my 2-year old Maltipoo, is like my first child. He has taught me more than I could ever imagine. He is our first pet ever and in spite of all the uncertainty, we figured each other out together, Happy and I. His intuitive nature combined with ridiculous cuteness is a blessing to our family. Let’s take a look at my top 10 picks of things dogs model really well which I think we all should (try to) too:

10.  Sense of humor is necessary

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Shit people say to New Moms

You do not want to mess with a woman whose hormones are on a big bad rollercoaster ride. Let’s get straight to it, shall we?

10. You will never sleep well, ever again.

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I do not get why everything has to be so dramatic when it comes to sleep and parenthood. This is total BS. Eventually, your baby WILL sleep longer and that will help you sleep better. Of course, you won’t get to get sleep like a log, motionless for over 10 hours but it certainly won’t be as bad as they say it would. Also, I don’t get it when people say ‘sleep as much as you want now’ to pregnant women. It makes no sense at all. As if your body has a ‘sleep bank’ where you can deposit hours of sleep that you will later withdraw.

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