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Happy International Women’s Day

We wish you a very happy International Women’s day. I wanted to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) by showcasing a couple of wonderful homemakers on my blog today and invited two of my favorite people to come and answer a few questions about themselves, their families and their thoughts on the International Women’s Day. We are home engineers or as my friend, Rima Sen, says ‘ We are house Goddesses’ 🙂

 

My first guest is Mrs Manee Sharma.

Hello and welcome to my blog. Could you tell us a little bit about yourself.

Hi Sulekha. My name is Manee, which means dignity. I have done my PhD in “Economic History”. I am married to a Naval Officer (Retd) and we have two lovely daughters. My motto in life is “Live Life King Size. You only live once, make the most of it.

 

Who is the driving force behind you?

My parents have always been the driving force in my life.

 

What are your hobbies?

I love reading, gardening and art n craft

 

When did you decide to be a stay at home mom? Was it a tough decision to make?

I decided to quit my job when my husband retired from the Indian Navy. It was my decision to stay in and look after my home.

 

Who/What inspires you to do better?

My dog Figo, he was the gentlest of Labradors and a sweetheart at that.

 

Pick the best –

Movie- Gone with the wind.

Book- Ageless Body, Timeless Mind.

Place- My Parents’ house

Friend- My daughters

 

Does a mother have a favorite child? Can she ever pick one over the others?

Mothers can’t do favoritism.

 

What is your definition of a happy marriage?

Value your relationship.

 

Are you a feminist?

Being a woman is a privilege. She is creative and strong. Whatever life offers her, no matter what, she creates a world out of it. I strongly believe one must remain true to themselves. Don’t let others to change you. On women’s day I wish everyone a very happy women’s day. You have everything in you & that’s the reason why the world is celebrating you…!!!!!!

What message do you want to give to the society on International Women’s Day?

Teach your son to respect women. It starts at home with mothers and sisters.

 

 

My second amazing guest is Mrs Mona Hari

Hello and welcome to my blog. Could you tell us a little bit about yourself.

Thanks Sulekha, I am Mona Hari. I have lived in Delhi and Chandigarh and am now settled in Noida with my family. I got married soon after my graduation. I am a homemaker, blessed with two kids. My daughter is working as an analyst and my son is pursuing his graduation.

My Moto in life is….BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE, NOT WHAT OTHERS WANT TO SEE.

 

Who is the driving force behind you?

I am my self- driving force. I try to improve on everything I do and set my own targets.

 

What are your hobbies?

I enjoy cooking and painting and attending to my garden. Painting helps me relax,it takes me to my world of colors.

 

When did you decide to be a stay at home mom? Was it a tough decision to make?

It was my conscious decision to be at home since I am passionate about taking care of my home and family. It hasn’t been tough since I enjoy it. For me, my work place is my home.

 

Pick the best-

movie..sound of music.

Book…Brida.

Place …Home.

Friend  Multiple.

Does a mother have a favorite child? Can she ever pick one over the other?

A mother cannot have a favorite, each has his/her own lovable qualities. The mother-child bonding is too special and precious

 

What is your definition of a happy marriage?

For me marriages are not made in heaven, one has to make them work on earth. A relationship which is nourished with love, care, trust, space, and patience blooms into a happy marriage. For me, it is being with and for each other.

What message do you want to give to the society on International Women’s Day?

You are beautiful because of your inner strength, passion and commitment, not because of your looks… So go ahead feel beautiful..The world is waiting for you.

 

By Sulekha Rawat

7 thoughts on “Happy International Women’s Day

  1. Nice to read about your guests, Sulekha. Indeed Women’s Day is all about having the freedom to live according to one’s choice.

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