My Journey From Mom To Blogger

Hello Friends,

Today I am here to share my story, my journey from mom to blogger.

I am a bit confused about where should I start?

Before Blogging life:

Ok, I start with my school & college days. I was a bright student in my school & college as well. I scored very well. You can say I was an all-rounder kid.

I loved to participate and explore each & every extra circular activity whether it is singing, essay writing, poem recitation, debate, quiz etc. And I registered my presence all over as a winner.
As I entered college, I don’t why I restricted myself to very few activities and concentrated more on studies. Maybe I was worried about my result as I scored a little bit low about my expectation.
I completed my post-graduation with the distinction marks and I was very happy that I achieved what I want. I have cleared the entrance exam of B.Ed and that was the time to enrol myself. But suddenly my life took a turn & I got married in 2010.
I couldn’t complete B.Ed because I have to go to another city. It was my decision not to complete and today sometimes I regret my decision. I thought I would complete after my marriage but I was wrong.

After becoming a mom how life changed

Another big change was waiting for me. I was pregnant after a few months of my marriage and In 2011 I was blessed with a princess and now I was a mom.
Sudden change a year ago I was a student then wife & then suddenly a mother. My role was changing so dramatically.
In between I forgot about anything related to me, my focus was shifted totally towards my daughter. And after completed 1 year, she suffered from pneumonia and a huge cycle of responsibility started from here.
It took a total of 6 years to recover from that. Now also She is sensitive so I have to take care of her a lot. When she was 5 I was blessed again with a baby and this time a baby boy.
Again a whole cycle has started. Now my son has completed 2.This was the time when I decided to think about myself. A long break from my passion for reading and teaching disturbed me most of the time.
But I managed to come out anyhow. I was not sure about my career, what should I start in which I can take care of my family and do some fruitful to me also.
I loved reading and writing. I used to write a diary about my experiences, my emotions what I feel so it was rooted somewhere in my subconscious mind so I started to write.

How did I start blogging?

I made an account on WordPress but I was not regular on it. I wrote 2 posts and after 6 months of that, I didn’t write anything because I was so stressed and puzzled with my situation. I wanted to do a lot of things but I am not getting the time for it.
But In the mid of November 2018, I convinced myself enough this is the high time to think about myself also otherwise I would go in the shell and maybe will never come back from it.
Thankfully I prepared myself to fight this battle and I started writing back to back, daily or 3 to 4 in a week. Starting was not so good but I made my way and never gave up. Gradually I was gaining my confidence.

My Blogging Journey:

And In the starting of the year 2019 with lots of Ifs and buts, I prepared myself to take part in the blogging challenge. I participated back to back in 3 blogging challenges.
This was not easy for me but I was mentally prepared for anything. This determination helped me a lot. And I am glad to announce that I was declared as a winner “Most Promising Blogger” in one of the blogging challenges in 2019.

My Blogging plans-

Now I have a plan for everything in my mind and I am stepping one by one. Again I am going to participate in the next challenge in the upcoming weeks.
My next step is to turn into an author from a blogger. I started planning it. This is my story from a mom to a budding blogger. I hope you will like it.
Never forget, “If there is a will, there is a way always.

You can read here the journey of Harsh Agrawal Shoutmeloud.com

https://www.shoutmeloud.com/harsh-agrawal-my-blogging-journey-so-far.html

Regards & Gratitude,
Deepika
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वजूद जिंदगी का।

दर्द की इंतेहा आँखों की गहराईओं में है।

कुछ सवाल छुपे हुए, अतीत की परछाईओं में है।

हर घाव हँसकर पूछता है, वजूद तेरे होने का?

क्यों है डर हर कोने में, सब कुछ पाकर खोने का?

जिंदगी भी अजीब है, हर बार एक नया बहाना ढूंढ लेती है।

सलाम है उस जज्बें को,

जो सब कुछ भूलकर फिर नयी मंज़िल तलाश कर लेती है।

लोग सोचते ही रह जाते है ऱाज तेरी हिम्मत का।

और तू है कि फिर मुस्करा के आगे कदम बढ़ा लेती है।

तू हारा नहीं है।

तो क्या हुआ, लक्ष्य बहुत दूर है?

तो क्या हुआ लगातार की हुई कोशिशें सफल नहीं हो रही है।

ये क्या कम काबिले तारीफ़ है कि तुमने हिम्मत नहीं हारी है और तुम बिना रुके, लगे हुए हो अपनी कोशिशों को सफल बनाने में।

खुदपर ये विश्वास की मैं कर जाऊँगा,अपनी हार को भी जीत में बदल पाऊँगा।

देता है एक विश्वास और एक भरोसा आगे बढ़ने का,

हार ना मानकर लगे रहने का।

यही जज्बा, यही विश्वास एक दिन तेरे काम आएगा और देखते ही देखते तू अपने लक्ष्य को पा जाएगा।

#Thebookblogtrain: Tips And Tricks to increase reading in kids

Hello Everyone!

This is my 2nd post of #Thebookblogtrain Season2.

How can one increase the habit of reading books in kids?

Here I will share my experiences and my tips or tricks which I used for my kids. I hope you will find these useful.

Tips And Tricks to increase reading in kids-

1. Start with the books full of images

Kids are slightly different readers, they first get attracted by the book covers, characters or the images then they agree further to read more.

Pick the book of their favourite characters or you can pick their favourite pictures book too and see the magic.

2. You have to involve with them to make them sit and read

Here I am taking my kid’s example. They are not ready to sit easily at one place and read the book. I have to sit with them and make an environment of reading, explaining such things which they are not getting directly.

By doing this you can maintain their interest otherwise after reading some lines if they struck somewhere, they feel disinterested.

3. Let them decide which book they want to read, discover their area of interest

My daughter like to read all type of kids magazines and books. Now she has some command on the language too so she can easily understand, what is the story talking about.

I have crossed that phonics part, that is very essential for initial reading in kids. If they wouldn’t relate then how will they connect?

4. Make reading is your family time-

I observed, kids often copy you, If you are fond of the reading or you have a habit of reading books then they will also catch the habit of reading.

My daughter started reading like this only. I read and gave her a book too, sat with her and started explaining the story or picture. That’s how she picked up the interest of reading.

5. Don’t force kids for reading

Kids do not appreciate the things which they do forcefully. Firstly you have to understand the mood and interest of the kid. If he or she is in the mood of playing with you then you can create different innovative games using books.

Like I do, I tell them that I will introduce the first 2 lines, then next is your turn, we will give points to each other and count in the end. Believe me, they will enjoy and ready for the engagement.

6. Initiate with Kids Ebooks and Audiobooks

If they are small then you can start with Audiobooks and Ebooks. You can interchange their screen time with interesting Ebooks. They will definitely enjoy.

Later when they will show some interest, you can introduce the books physically.

I am sure these tips and tricks will help you. What are your suggestions and what tricks do you apply for your kids?

Please let me know in the comment section. Till then take care and enjoy reading with your kids.

Regards & Gratitude

Deepika

This article is written as a part of #Thebookblogtrain conducted by Vidhya Thakkar and Siddhi Palande powered by Penguin India and Redwolf should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. Hosts are not responsible for any infringement caused.”

मन क्या चाहता है?

दायरा छोटा ही क्यूँ ना हो, सोच बड़ी होनी चाहिए।

घर भले ही छोटा ही सही पर दिल में जगह होनी चाहिए।

कुछ लोग तोलते है हर भावना को तराज़ू पर,

कहना चाहती हूँ उनको बस इतना ही,

ज्ञान कितना भी क्यूँ ना हो पर समझ बड़ी होनी चाहिए।

रिश्ते खून के ही नहीं, अपनेपन के भी होते है,

बस समझे जो दूसरे के दर्द को अपना, दिल के कोने में इतनी तो जगह होनी चाहिए।

प्यार, भरोसा, अपनापन और दिलासा चाहता है हर मन

मिल जाये अगर उसे इतना ही तो उसे और कुछ नहीं चाहिए।