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6 months of paid maternity leave! Sounds yay, eh? Actually, it doesn’t. And I have good reasons to say so. Some of us women might have been elated at the announcement, but not me. Yes, I am not very happy with the new 6 months paid maternity leave law that has come to force a few weeks ago. Sounds totally gross? Well, I do have good reasons. I started off my corporate journey shortly after completing my education, slowly building my skills up and taking on the levels one by one. Every time I appeared for interviews, I was asked when I was getting married. Why, companies are not sure if a woman will continue working after getting married and no one wished to waste their resources on training someone who’d eventually quit the job to balance her personal life. After I was married, I was marred with yet another personal question -‘When do I plan to start a family?” It seemed everyone- from my current boss to the hopeful future one, from the HR department to my competitive co-workers- were more interested than me – as to when I am having a baby.
Bias Against Employing Women
Recruitment bias against married women is no new thing. The....
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Women safety is one of the most controversial issues in our country. Rapes, molestation, eve-teasing or kidnapping – these heinous crimes are now carried out in broad daylight, which has dampened the morale of women to step outdoors. Despite this, girls have to go to school, college, tuitions and the working dames must make it to their workplace. When travelling alone, it’s best to raise your guards, stay alert and make use of the technology that entertains you and lies comfortably in your purse – your mobile phone, for your safety. Yes, there are a few apps that can be of help if you land in an uncomfortable situation.
Top 10 Safety Apps For Women In India On Android
No one’s got time to unlock the phone, punch in the number and speak to one’s kin in such a situation. The phone is probably snatched away or you may not know your location to explain. Since Android is the most widely used app, below is a list of top 10 safety apps, you must have in your phone. Unfortunately, if you do come across such a situation, use the below apps and we hope your savior finds you in time:
1. SOS – Stay Safe!:
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The decision to be a stay at home mom is a tough one – you have to choose between not just going on a job and staying home, but also consider your social and financial obligations. Sometimes the decision is based on not having a support system , and sometimes it is more economic to be a SAHM owing to high costs of good day-cares. Whatever your decision, be sure that it is not yours alone. Many mothers, and even some fathers, give up jobs and professional life to raise children and be there for the child’s developmental milestones, and also being proud at raising the child themselves, their way.
It bugs you sometimes to be a SAH? We all desire some sort of adult conversations and intellectual exchanges. Changing nappies and feeding does nothing to help, except making one wonder is this is how life will go on. Occasional bouts of depression are natural, but as a mother, you must stay calm and composed and figure out the best you can in this phase. We’d say enjoy this....
The birth of the baby changes the entire outlook of the parents. Their entire life becomes a whirlwind due to the many changes that take place in their lives. The parents leave no stone unturned to offer comfort to the baby. In the present times though, one must decide is the usage of an air conditioner or a cooler is safe for the baby. Generally, doctors believe air conditioners are advisable for new born as new-born babies are not able to adjust their body temperatures like adults can. This makes them prone to be infected with heat-related diseases like dehydration, heat strokes, rashes etc. It has also been found out that a room that is properly cooled and has suitable ventilation allows the baby to sleep comfortably and peacefully and even avoids the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). While a room that is too cool can lower down the body temperature of the baby and make him too cold. It is thus important to know how to keep the baby safe and comfortable while using air-conditioner. Air Conditioner for Your Baby ? To keep the atmosphere clean, and offer pure and air free of allergens, one needs to use AC. It is highly recommended that the parents....
Kids are ones’ prized possession, and one leaves no stone unturned to ensure their safety. In today’s time, there is too much exposure of kids, and many incidents keep happening, and predators are on the rise and the kids are not too safe. Here comes the importance of Apps to track the activities of children. The parents may get paranoid about their kids and may refuse them the gadgets and children feel their parents don’t trust them. Parents and kids have a generation gap, and they both do not understand each other. The best way out is to use apps that helps to track the activities of the child. This way, they will not disturb the privacy and the independence of the child. Apps have been generated for almost everything and now tracking kids is way much simpler. Apps to track the activities of children are now easily available. Here are some important doubts about apps to track the activities of the child: The importance of tracking kids If is it okay to put a GPS tracker in the child The top apps that can be used to track the kids The way tracking....
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A stay-at-home-mom, or SAHM, is actually into a full time profession, taking care of a home, a baby, a husband and even in-laws. It demands the best of abilities, juggling through various responsibilities, with no week offs or paid leaves. You cannot postpone things to tomorrow, and everything is done with love – no nose screwing or swearing. It is a 24/7 job, and sometimes, even considered thankless. Many women make a conscious decision to let go of their career goals, simply because they want to provide the best environment at home to the kids, and not missing anything in the growing up years. A home is where a child gets his first education, his first lessons and the very first experiences. Being a SAHM comes with sweet rewards and tough challenges, and, yes, it is just not easy to be a multitasking Guru all the time.
Some tips to enjoy these years –
A Must Have Routine – Make sure you have a routine. Breakfast, lunch , snack and TV time and some activities will make you feel that you have....