Guest Post by Neelam Saxena Chandra

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Please welcome the Author of Sands of Time , Neelam who engineers  everyone′s heart with her pen which mightier than sword.

 

Over to you Ms N ! .

Your take on value of ‘Home makers in India’. 
I think it is the toughest to be a Home maker. You are struggling throughout the day and yet you aren’t officially working!

Whenever there is a discussion regarding home makers, I remember my mom. Her day would begin as early as 4.30 am since we had to go school early and she would continue with her errands of the day till 10 pm. During the day, she would not only cook delightful food for us, but also stitch, knit, fetch things from the market, pay the bills etc.. I feel she was a wonder woman working without money! 

 

At present, the challenges to a home-maker have further increased. For the earlier generation, it was easier to stay at home but not today. Women have learnt to go out of the house for work today and it is considered the ‘in thing’. Whenever one steps out of the house, a question which inadvertently follows is ‘What are you doing?” Home maker is certainly not considered as a good option. A few also tend to look down upon people who aren’t working. I learnt this from a few of my friends who decided to not to work – at least till their kids were younger. I request everyone not to be judgemental, for after all, it is the decision of the woman which is the most important.

 

Another challenge for the home- makers certainly is what they will do when the kids grow up. When the kids are younger, the entire life revolves around them. However, once they grow up, there is a large void. How to fill up this gap is something one should always think of. Almost everyone has some hobby or the other. May be, it is the right time to pursue one’s hobbies or associate oneself with some NGO and work for some social cause.

 

Whenever there is a discussion regarding home makers, I remember my mom. Her day would begin as early as 4.30 am since we had to go school early and she would continue with her errands of the day till 10 pm. During the day, she would not only cook delightful food for us, but also stitch, knit, fetch things from the market, pay the bills etc.. I feel she was a wonder woman working without money! 

 

At present, the challenges to a home-makers have further increased. For the earlier generation, it was easier to stay at home but not today. Women have learnt to go out of the house for work today and it is considered the ‘in thing’. Whenever one steps out of the house, a question which inadvertently follows is ‘What are you doing?” Home maker is certainly not considered as a good option. A few also tend to look down upon people who aren’t working. I learnt this from a few of my friends who decided to not to work – at least till their kids were younger. I request everyone not to be judgemental, for after all, it is the decision of the woman which is the most important.

 

Another challenge for the home-makers certainly is what they will do when the kids grow up. When the kids are younger, the entire life revolves around them. However, once they grow up, there is a large void. How to fill up this gap is something one should always think of. Almost everyone has some hobby or the other. May be, it is the right time to pursue one’s hobbies or associate oneself with some NGO and work for some social cause.

With Lots of Hugs and Happiness 

Sweety 

 

 

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