Mom Mantras – 12 Affirmations for a Relaxed Mom

Mothers are born nurturers yet they ignore their own needs. We go out of our way to make the family comfortable. More often we are tired, stressed and overwhelmed to think about ourselves. Why are we reluctant to nurture ourselves?

It is because of a deep-rooted anxiety of guilt associated with self-care. The image of selfless motherhood  propagated throughout the ages is in our consciousness. However, self-care is not self-indulgence, it is self-respect.

Here is a great reason why you should really support yourself.

Self -Care Quote

What is Self-Care?

Self-care is just not only about good grooming or dressing up. It is supporting you to live consciously every day.

As mothers, our plate is often overflowing as we live by the clock. We hardly give ourselves time to introspect in a busy day. Juggling with multiple roles sometimes causes a burnout.

Many times while working I was neither here nor there but in between constantly think of the next job on my list. I was stressed, restless and not ‘really present’ anywhere.

The only solution was to remove certain things from my plate. By focusing on the crucial I ended up in doing more by doing less.

Conscious Decisions

Yes, you have three new opportunities knocking on your door, but do you think you could take them all and do justice to the jobs and yourself.

Are these opportunities overwhelming?

Contemplating and introspecting provides the right direction and is the first step towards responsive action. Conscious living is intentional. It is about where you want to go and not about where you might be drifting.

So in the first month of the New Year take time to connect with yourself.

Excavate yourself

  • What lessons I learned during 2014? Which was the most important?
  • What continues to be in my life from 2014?
  • What I need to let go from 2014?
  • What I should cultivate?
  • What I need to think before deciding to let, go or embrace?
  • What is mine in 2015? (Your passion)
  • What is your definition of success in 2015?
  • How will you manifest your intentions?
  • What self-care practices would you follow?


  • Did you drift in this job?
  • Are you just being busy with work, or you enjoy your work and feel not busy at all?
  • Do you resent your job?
  • Would you like to spend more time for your parents?
  • Are you truly present when your child wants to share something with you?
  • Do you enjoy cooking?

Conscious living is a skill we need to learn. You need to practice until it becomes a habit.

How to do it?

  • Be conscious of your thoughts and actions
  • Reflect and review in your journal.
  • Once a year set your goals.
  • Decide daily, weekly and monthly goals.
  • Review relationships
  • Review your spending habit
  • Review real cost of things
  • Review Time

Changing the thinking patterns makes a great difference. Slowly and consciously try to create mental patterns that help in manifesting your desired goals. Use affirmations to create positive and eliminate negative thought patterns.

Here are some wonderful affirmations for moms.

Mom Mantras

Download Mom Mantras.

I will be happy to read your experiences and views on self-care, do share in comments.







Places to Find Free Planner Printables For 2015

Places to Find Free Planner Printables For 2015

Print 2015

In the just few hours 2014 will go down into history. Are you in a mood to begin the New Year with some vision?  Yes, this is the right time to plan your year.

Goals should be SMART

SMART Goals are-


Why do you need to plan?

  • A plan will release the need to remember everything
  • It will give you the next concrete step towards your goal
  • Balance home, family, work
  • Time for yourself
  • Freedom to enjoy leisure

“Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination n and disregard for obstacles and other people’s criticisms carry out your plan.”

Paul J. Meyer

Who needs a planner?

Everyone needs a planner. However, you need it if you are a

  • Women
  • Mother
  • Business owner
  • Work from Home mother
  • Creative person

Free Planners Printables to Download

Are you looking for free planners? Here are some great links for you-

Check this lovely 2015 planner with seven colourful options

Busy Moms Helper

Busy Moms Helper Danielle

If you want to organize you home here are some free printables to help you. There is vast collection of free printables for home management. There are labels, printables for kids,TV Time Tokens

TV Tokens Organizing Home Life Ginny

Organizing Home Life – Ginny

For free Goals Planner check the following links-


The Budget Mama – Jessi

Mothers Niche

Mothers Niche

To make your Home binder check here-

Gluesticks Blog

Glue sticks Brandy

An interesting printable for your Usernames and Passwords is available on



Organizing Home Life


Happy 2015 to everyone!






Finding Yourself through Journaling and Free Printable Month Tags

When my daughter was very young, I enrolled in a creative writing course. I aspired to become a freelance writer.

Writing during her nap times and night was exhausting. Sometimes I would work at night to finish a project and had to get early for the next day.

There were so many things to be done for the family, for my baby, for the house that I had no time for myself.

Then one day I read a quote that jolted me out of the torpor.

Home Coming

Home Coming

I decided to spend some time doing something I enjoyed every-day without guilt. However, I found out it wasn’t easy.

Guilt is another tag for motherhood. Why DO we always feel guilty in spite of doing the best? I think it comes from a collective consciousness that we have inherited from our ancestral mothers.

I started writing Morning Pages as suggested by Julia Cameron in her book The Artist’s Way.

She says-

The bedrock tool of a creative recovery is a daily practice called Morning Pages.

Morning Pages are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning…….They are about anything and everything that crosses your mind– and they are for your eyes only. Morning Pages provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize and synchronize the day at hand. Do not over-think Morning Pages: just put three pages of anything on the page…and then do three more pages tomorrow.

I wrote whenever possible (morning or night) for five days a week. This practice became an anchor. I looked forward to that time with my journal.

Writing Space

Writing Space

However, diligently I wrote non-stop three pages mostly every-day. It helped to calm to my anxious mind. There were moments of clarity and profound wisdom.  Many times grace flowed divine and pure.

It gave me time and space to come with terms with the anxiety and stress of everyday life. It taught me that acceptance of any moment depends on your expectations.

Every day the blank page in my journal poses no expectations and yet offers infinite possibilities.

If you would like to explore writing a journal, here are few resources to help.

Journal Writing Tools

Journal Writing Resources

Here is a Christmas Gift for you!

Download this printable here to  get these lovely month tags for your journal.

Month Tags-page-001 F

Graceful Transition

Today as I glanced through the window the trees swaying in the breeze. The three trees Mango, Tamarind and Neem near my new home looked so friendly…….

 It’s a lovely day…

Breakfast of sunny halves of boiled eggs on brown bread a cup of coffee

And this little sunflower dancing merrily reminds me of divine blessings….



The house has a ‘just shifted’ look as boxes and things need organising

However, it feels great to sit and watch my daughter cutting a pattern for the craft activity

Life is not about order and perfection it exists in an ever emerging creative chaos….

It is found in such moments of transition…

I could feel it while having dinner sitting on the boxes on the day we shifted

And silently sipping coffee the next morning in a cup which I found somewhere

Shifting houses helps in shifting perspectives

As new emerges from the old

Life becomes more fluid

Yes, I loved my old home and will always be thankful

I welcome the new house in my life


Friday Bliss 21ST Dec 2012


Shades of Joy

She is ten.

This is a post my daughter.

You were a tiny, helpless bundle with dark black hair…

Dancing curiosity in your eyes was so obvious.

You smiled and giggled and talked on-stop after you started speaking.

I look at you, head bent as you concentrate to draw in the sketch book.

I am amazed to notice the changes as if I am meeting you for the first time.

You look so grown up and independent.

However, in the darkness of the night when you come to me with sleepy eyes and say….Mama I am scared! You look so innocently naïve

And when I let my fingers wander through your hair you relax and trust unquestionably.

I watch you breeze away on the bicycle turning around the cornet to catch my eye……

When you tell I make the best cake in the world.

When you say that Friday’s rice and lentil casserole was just superb

When you look at me and understand that I am upset…

Dear daughter there is so much I want to say, but words elude.

Yet, I will add.

My life as your mother is a bliss!

The above picture was done by my daughter.


I link this Liv’s blog


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !



Friday Bliss 15th Dec 2012

Sunshine Yellow

These lovely Chrysanthemums on my table

I am happy to notice the spaciousness of space as I clear the clutter.

A small cupboard for my daughter created order in the house.

These lovely green shoots are fenugreek, spinach, coriander and tomato.

 I found a lovely compact sewing machine that I ordered. I have a yearning to sew and create things for my home and family.

I deeply appreciate the presence of the Divine in my life. This week I have been amazed how things got done easily, tasks completed.

I am linking this to Liv’s Little Bliss List

Have a lovely Week-end

Walk Slowly…


Slow down and linger when

Those musical notes make you catch your breath as your heart sings.

Those words in the book that made you cry.

When hope touches lightly as you notice those first green leaves in the vegetable patch.

When your child sleepily walks in the morning to the kitchen and rubs his face against your night gown.

When after a long day at work, you ring the bell and the door opens to let you in the warm comfort of your home.

When after a thunderstorm, you walk on the grass and as the newly bathed trees let go of the water droplets.

When on a sunny afternoon, you notice those two squirrels running happily around the bush.

When an unknown migratory bird lands on your balcony and looks at you as a long lost friend.

Because life resides in these pauses……..


Celebration Time

My Friday Bliss list

I am grateful for-

We celebrated Diwali, the festival of  lights on 13th of November

Flowers and Light

That small space of time in the morning when the house belongs to me

A dash butter on my toast and a glass of warm milk.

Toast and Milk

Sunlight entering the dining room in the afternoon….

The changing season which brings in lovely winter vegetables on my table.

I am happy to cook nourishing soups and drink on Friday nights.

Many thanks to Liv Lane for sharing this wonderful ritual!

Brush Strokes

I have been away from my blog for a long time.  The Windows software become corrupted and required formatting. As I pick the threads of blogging, I would like to share one of my paintings. I have just enrolled for a beginner’s course in water colour.

Curved, straight, wavy

Light, dark and shaky

Shadows light and luminescent

Subtle, delicate and blunt

Life is about joining the dots.

Slowly, passionately, lovingly

And everything will transform into a piece of art!

The ‘Eye’ of a Storm

An account of a storm as I observed (please ignore the tense errors)

Dark Clouds


Dark clouds looked threatening. The breeze which was balmy few minutes ago had transformed into a gale. The perfect imperfection of a storm is amazing. The leaves danced, and branches swayed to the divine tune. The swishing sound of the wind was accompanied by loud noise of banging doors. Zigzag ribbons of lightening adorned the sky. Havens illuminated for a second as I stared at the marvellous sight….When did the first rains kiss the Earth? How many years ago?  Was there any living being to witness?

The wind plays with my hair as rain drops weave as pearls. The touch of cold water feels divine on the skin. Last few days were hot and humid and lashing rains feel heavenly.

My plants are happily getting drenched. What does rain remind me? It reminds me of one day as a child, I had walked home in the rains with a friend instead of travelling in the school bus. I remember the rich hot chocolate we had after reaching home.


Tea was what I needed.  I crossed over to the kitchen to switch on the light. It felt like late evening though it was just afternoon.

The money plant near the window created a delicate shadow pattern on the window.

Water boiled and I added the tea leaves, the golden liquid was rippling. Taking my cup outside, I sipped with closed eyes. Somehow, the spoon and the cup together made interesting music. I realised drinking tea can also be a meditative experience.

I am glad to discover the splendour of rains…








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