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Being a Stay-at-Home Mom & Why Words Matter

I have been a stay-at-home mom since 2017, and social conditioning, and random comments from random people, have always made me doubt the worth of what I’m doing. Now, after being a stay at home Mom for around 5 years, I can say that I feel more confident of myself and more aware of my… Continue reading Being a Stay-at-Home Mom & Why Words Matter

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Online Self-Directed Learning: My Experience

Hello. If you follow me, you must have noticed that my posts have been quite inconsistent for a while. There are two reasons for it - one, I have been feeling a little anxious and depressed since my husband’s last seizure; two, I’m studying for an online course I started last year. Being a stay-at-home… Continue reading Online Self-Directed Learning: My Experience

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Life between Lockdowns: Smart Kids, Tired Parents

I think all of us are familiar with the fresh challenges we face these days, because of the COVID crisis. One among them is parenting during lockdowns. I am home all day with a 5-year old and a 2-year old. While I’m incredibly grateful that I have a safe and comfortable space where I get… Continue reading Life between Lockdowns: Smart Kids, Tired Parents

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The Fear of Seizures…And Why Words Matter

Two years back, ten days after the birth of my younger kid, my husband had his first seizure. All of us were sleeping when it happened. It was around dawn, and I feel embarrassed to say that I had no idea what was happening when I saw him. I called 911 and they told me… Continue reading The Fear of Seizures…And Why Words Matter

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Life around COVID-19: Milestone Birthdays

So, this Saturday was the Mr.’s 40th birthday. Last year, I was naive enough to think everything would be back to usual by this year and I would be able to throw him a surprise party, inviting all his friends and family. Well, we all know how that turned out. So, I decided that I… Continue reading Life around COVID-19: Milestone Birthdays

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Applying for Writing Jobs – My Experience

I should probably have covered this before interview prep, but what’s done is done. So, here are a few things I do while applying for writing jobs. For the last few months, I have been applying for 4-5 jobs every day, on an average. I take a break over weekends, as someone once told me… Continue reading Applying for Writing Jobs – My Experience

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How I Prepare For an Interview

Before I begin, let me tell you that I have received three calls for interview since I created my online writing portfolio using WordPress. That being said, the competition is fierce. Two of the interviewers told me that they received hundreds of applications for the position, out of which around 20 were called for interviews… Continue reading How I Prepare For an Interview

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How I Write a Poem – A Step-by-Step Tutorial

Before I start this post, let me tell you a bit about myself. I am Deepti, a writer since the age of 5. That is when I wrote my first poem. Since then, I completed my Ph.D. in English, taught English, worked as a copywriter, started a website, shut it down, worked as a freelancer,… Continue reading How I Write a Poem – A Step-by-Step Tutorial

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What I Mean When I say I’m a Writer by Birth

So, if you’ve read my bio, you know I’ve been writing since the age of 5. What exactly does that mean, though? Did I scribble a few words on the page? Or was it an actual poem? See for yourself: A Rough Translation of the Poem I wrote at Age 5 I wrote these lines… Continue reading What I Mean When I say I’m a Writer by Birth

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Opening an Etsy Shop in Canada

Hello, I’ve been holding off on this post because I was hoping to make at least one sale before I introduced my shop. However, I guess it’s going to be a Ta-duh for my Etsy shop for now, rather than a Ta-Da. Pardon my sense of humour. After facing a few rejections and disillusionment-s, I… Continue reading Opening an Etsy Shop in Canada