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#TheWomanThatIAm #RRxMM I am not the woman who..

I am not the mother who..

I am not the mother who stayed longer with her newborn, I resumed office when he was barely 2 months old.
I am not the mother who witnessed each of my kid's milestones, I got to know them when being told.
I am not the mother who could tell breastfeeding stories, my child is a formula-fed gold.
I am not the mother who keeps the house spotless, I let my son scatter toys and go overbold.
I am not the mother who manages a detailed list for parenting chores, I often keep my to-dos on hold.
I am not the mother whom people admire, I hear people calling me selfish and cold.

ALSO I am a doting mother who tries to juggle between family and work every other minute. 
I am a mother who watches silly cartoons with my boy. 
I am a mother who repeatedly tells the same story every night. 
I am a mother who cooks my son's favorite food every week. 
And I am also a mother who is the closest person in my son's life!

I am not the wife who..

I am not the wife who has her biological clock set to get up early, I rely on phone's alarm go uncontrolled.
I am not the wife who cooks three times meal for the family, I have a cook at home for getting chapatis properly mold.
I am not the wife who looks attractive all the time, I am lazy in managing myself and get trolled.
I am not the wife who remembers to buy grocery same time, I request my husband to get it random and see his eyes rolled.
I am not the wife who looks forward to gifts from my husband, I buy a gift for myself and feel consoled.
I am not the wife who loves watching NETFLIX, I prefer listening to songs quite old.

ALSO I am a devoted wife who gives value to relationships of her life. 
I am a wife who loves to cook what my husband likes on weekends. 
I am a wife who watches the same movie repeatedly because my husband goes for it. 
I am a wife who wants to help my husband in whatever way I can even if we argue frequently. 
I am a wife who believes in the concept of marriage and wants to be a strong life partner rather than only a married woman!

I am not the woman who..

I am not the woman who  by Vibhu & Me
I am not the woman confused about life, I have my goals set behold.
I am not the woman whom society can smother, I have my courage well mold.
I am not the woman going with presumptions, I keep my insecurities controlled.
I am not the woman clad in the cover of feminism, l go with my beliefs strongly told.
I am not the woman one can judge by face, I am still a child 5 years old.
I am not the woman defined in a few words, I am a long story slowly getting unfold.

ALSO I am a woman who understands my role as a daughter, wife and mother. 
I am a woman who is emotional, get easily moved by movies and cries to just feel better. 
I am the woman who prefers following family traditions and customs no matter how old.
I am also the woman who loves to cook, decorate my house and sleep in lazy afternoons. 
I am a woman representing 48% of the country's population, playing the role in shaping its future!

This is The Woman I am!


“This post is a part of ‘The Woman That I Am’ Blog Hop #TheWomanThatIAm organized by Rashi Roy and Manas Mukul #RRxMM. The Event is sponsored by Kraffitti.”
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  1. It's easier to judge than understand someone. What a beautiful write up about your journey as a woman, wife and mom. Kudos to you!

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  2. I LOVE THIS! Such powerful thoughts and words, Shipra. Love how you enunciated breaking stereotypes and being yourself. So happy to have read this!
    Mayuri / Sirimiri

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  3. Could identify with it .... beautifully expressed and I'm that 48% with you.
    Ruchi Nasa
    https://thevagabond.me

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  4. How beautifully you have expressed the strength of a working woman who successfully breaks the so-called taboos of the society and emerges a happy soul. Awesome!

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  5. Wow! Totally loved your honesty. It is ok to be yourselves. Do whatever you like. I am glad you listen to your instincts and never compromised what do you want from your life. You are a very brave, focused and honest one who cares about herself and why not. That's the way to live life. Kudos! You are setting an example to other women too. God bless you, dear!

    Deepika Mishra

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    1. Lost of love Deepika. So happy that you found my post likable.

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  6. I really appreciate the way of explaining the woman u are. Firstly in a negative tone and then in a positive one. Loved the juxtaposition. More power to you, and yes, it's okay to be a woman of ur choice. Ppl will keep talking abt u, just ignore and go on.

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  7. Wow! Shipra...you are a brave girl and hats off for that. So honest! Yours is a take of working woman and you've summed it up so well. Keep writing and more power to you girl!! You rock!!
    Janaki@beyondthefamiliar

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    1. I just tried to reflect my like through this post. Thank you for your liking it.

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  8. That's so true to yourself. Just being you is the best in life. A loving mom, a string life partner and also contributing to the country's future , what else would anyone need !! Beautifully expressed !!

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  9. The paradox is well presented. They are your strength and your pride. Society is going point fingers anyway. Be who you are. Wonderful. :)

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  10. Wow it's just being so true to yourself. Being you is the best in life. Ypu stud a loving mom, a strong partner and also contributing to country's future , what else would anyone need !! Indeed a super woman !!

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  11. Yes...we let gobof few things and we embrace few...we aren't perfect but we try... always... putting everyone before us... really liked the juxtaposed detailing... Lovely!

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  12. Appreciate this👏 We should accept the way we are. Accepting ourselves with flaws and imperfections prove we are strong 😊 Beautifully woven.

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  13. Wonderful.. You have lived your life with courage..The way you have honestly written using comparison also highlights the way you have balanced various aspects of your life..You are doing a great job...Best wishes for the future..

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  14. Absolutely loved the post, Shipra. How beautifully you have crafted this poetry, and even more beautifully you have embraced your flaws (labelled by the society) and accepted the life as it comes :) - Vartika

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  15. Beautifully expressed!! The society has a typical notion of what a woman should be, of what a wife should be and of what a mother should be but no one realises the struggles we go through in these different phases of our life. I can totally relate to your poem as now we are slowly breaking through these stereotypical notions.

    By Shail Thosani
    alawyerskitchen.wordpress.com

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  16. I am. not is one powerful way of asserting what I am, loved the twist you used to make the post interesting. Kudos.

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  17. In love with your choice of words. u have beautifully embraced your flaws.. ( as the society calls it) u have turned them into your strengths and living a life of your choices. Kudos to the woman u are. :)

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  18. A sumup of what womanhood is all about. Beautifully penned Shipra, was worth reading !

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  19. Loved the way you penned it, Shipra. The way you first laid out the stereotypes and then proceed to break them individually made it an interesting read. A number of women would identify with you and relate to the post. Women and particularly moms are expected to fit in a particular mold the society sets up for us.

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  20. Hey Shipra

    Lovely reading you again.

    You've summarised being a woman in such wonderful way that it is so relatable.

    I appreciate the lady you are.

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  21. And I loved knowing this woman. Women could be messy yet spotless, they could be imperfectly perfect in her own ways. Loved the way you have addressed each parameters society sets for a woman. Kudos.

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  22. I found a lot of acceptance in your post that is rare in today's life. As a person you are still searching the perfections in all the imperfections of life somewhere I think I will end up to be like you say in the end of this decade. Thanks for writing this 😊😊😊👏👏👏🤗🤗🤗😘😜

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  23. Lovely verses to celebrate the diversity of life. Its not often that someone admits their drawbacks and enjoys their best. Such writing helps your family appreciate you more too when they get to see the gist of who you are! You're beautiful inside where it matters! More power to you!

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  24. I loved it and loved it totally... It's so well written such beautiful expression and so honest. I've read it twice and will be reading and sharing it too. Wonderful and awesome.
    Deepika Sharma

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  25. Shipra! Loved the paradoxes! Tell us what you're 'not' before you tell us what you 'are'! It has such a great effect on the post overall!

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  26. Strong,bold and beautiful!
    I liked the style of the poem and the way you have expressed yourself. Very beautifully written! More power to you and your words ❤️

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  27. Wow! Loved it. Aren't we all such a bundle of contradictions! We define who we are🙂

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  28. Lovely post where you teach its great to live with your own strengths as well as weaknesses, or may be I should say you are content and its okay to break the typical wife or mom stereotypes to suit your life. The rhythmic presentation is too good.

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  29. I am also in many terms similar to you . I also am not an expert in cooking ...I don't bother too much about home cleaning and decor ......I can take a nap even on a messed up bed....well you have beautifully written this ....you are a strong life partner and your hubby must be proud of you...

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  30. Can totally relate to it, except maybe, the mom part. Powerful words! Kudos!

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  31. One thing I understand from this post is that the writer is a strong independent woman of the modern world. I loved the way you portrayed how you do your things for the love of it and not because the society dictates you to. Amazing read :)

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  32. Happy that you are living life on your own terms and enjoying it.

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  33. Women living their lives on their own terms are always subjected to criticism but you have slayed them systematically and orderly layer by layer. Loved the way you started and then ended it.

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  34. By reading this I can only say that you are a WOMAN of this real era, who holds both responsibilities of family and work together brilliantly, divide the chores practically, takes criticism sportingly, handle it smartly, because you know what is the best for your family, and this reflects the best part of your personality i.e.wisdom of your womanhood.

    Archana Srivastava

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  35. Loved the way you described everything.Today women are living life at their own terms and they know very well what is better for their life.

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  36. To be able to express what I feel as a woman is the toughest thing. I am often scared of the feminist label. But honestly being able to say what I want and heard in the same voice is a dream. I wish more people can read this poem where every line is a story and understand the real woman.

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  37. That was a very honest post. To understand your strengths and accept your weaknesses takes a lot of effort. I feel to be able to live the way you want to without the fear of being judged is an art which you seem you have been mastered. Cheers to you and all the best!! Loved your post!!

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  38. I always admire those who come out with their real feel, you are one of those. Wonderful write up. Keep writing and keep inspiring..

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  39. loved the way you panned.we all woman have our own life so, you living your own life on your own style because you are strong, responsible, Presentable,Positive and also a Brave woman. My best wishes for you.
    Surabhi B.Das

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  40. I loved the fiercely unapologetic woman you are, Shipra! The world has created moulds that we have to fit into to be called perfect. Is that really necessary though? Why do what others want? Better to feel happy and make our family happy with what we offer them with all our heart!

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  41. Kudos to you for getting across that it's okay to not be the perfect mother, wife and woman. We need more posts like this!

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  42. My God, this is bulls eye. I felt so much me...you spoke several women's voice...
    Kudos
    I wondered if it's the guilt trip I take, but your words have me a comfort that it isn't one...

    Look forward to grabbing more such reads
    Cheers

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  43. Such a brilliant piece! You are what you are and you also know what you are not and what you don't want to be! This expression is something that I will share across every platform and group which I am part of which centres around women!

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  44. The simplest joys of life are the ones most enjoyable. Well-thought and clearly written. Liked so many lines and could ressonate with most of them.. Netflix, old songs and watching the fav movie of your hubby. So much here to take away!

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  45. So good to read! You have etched a perfect portrait of you and probably all working women in today's age.

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  46. So true a woman is not just a wife, mother, sister or daughter. Loved it.

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  47. Reading your post was a delight Shipra. I loved your way of telling what you are not, before expressing what you are! Remain the way you are! Here's to more lazy afternoons and silly cartoons!

    Meena from balconysunrise.wordpress.com

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  48. Nice to read your post. Every person has its own personality and be what you want to be.
    Doing everything what other does not means, they are perfect we are not.

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  49. That was such a pleasant read Shipra and I find so many similarities! You have voiced it out perfectly and I could feel your honesty in this post. Simple, true, unapologetic and that is how it should be. Am so glad you are a part of this blog hop. Keep writing such wonderful posts :)

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  50. There is no one single type of mother, wife or woman, and your creative poetry brings that out so well. The joy of being a woman is in the individuality and differences!
    Noor Anand Chawla

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  51. Such a wonderful piece! reflects your strong personality!

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  52. The unbiased post telling the truth of being a woman. You might not be perfect for some, but you mean the world to many. :)

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  53. Simple...yet beautifully profound. Good one Shipra ji. versatile shades of being a woman.
    #RRxMM #TheWomanThatIAm

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  54. I feel like you have written my story. Even I am the same, including my son being exclusively formula fed. I wonder what does the society gain on being so nosy about others lives.

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  55. True, society will never stop judging a woman. Every woman is wonderful in her own way. Beautiful and honest write up.

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  56. An honest and beautiful write up.Every woman is wonderful in her own way.Best wishes

    Sangya Nagpal

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  57. These are the emotions of today's woman as she is trying to balance so many things together and not forgetting herself in the process. Lovely write-up..

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