Being mommy

For Sharon and Dhruva, nothing compares to the joy of being parents to baby Danish. As this mum takes us through her journey of motherhood, she tells us how their eight-month-old cherub has made their life perfect.

Words Sahana Bhandari
Visuals Akshay Kulkarni
Hair & Makeup Sachin Ghate
Shoot coordination Swati Chopra Vikamsey

Currently basking in the joy of motherhood, our this month’s cover mumfast learning the ropes of motherhood. Describing her life Sharon Sheth (25), a former air hostess with Go Air feels that life couldn’t get any better. She met Dhruva in 2009 through a common friend. “Because of our friend we knew each other only as aquaintance. We knew about each other’s profession, family background, personalities etc. Gradually, we started meeting a lot and liking each other. After two years of courtship we decided totie the knot.” Described as the most joyous day of their lives, their marriage took place on January 22, 2013.

Toy Special! - Doll play

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Weaning food: packaged or homemade?

There’s a flood of variety in the baby food segment and many mums are sighing with relief. The option of ready-made weaning food means an end to all the mashing and grinding at home to make swallowing an easy task. But is packaged baby food as good as the homemade option? We asked around for some opinions...

Taming the nocturnal instinct

If your toddler’s sleep patterns worry you, and it is often a struggle to put her to sleep, you may doing something wrong. Poornima Makaram speaks to experts and parents to get advice on what constitutes good sleep hygiene.

10 ways to save for the baby

Excited about the baby but nervous about working out the finances when he arrives? Luckily, you have nine months to save up. M&B presents you with a superb plan

Words Sahana Bhandari

PREPARE: There is no time like the present. As soon as the test comes out positive, start putting away a little money each week. Beginning to accumulate items early can help immensely.

Don’t rush and spend a bunch of your hard earned money on maternity clothes. If you know a friend or a relative who was recently pregnant, find out if they have any maternity clothes they would like to pass on to you. Ask other mums (about your same size) if they still have their maternity clothes. Most of the time, they will let you use them for the few months you will need them, or even give them to you if they don’t need them anymore.