Anyone who has had or has ever been to an Indian wedding knows that they are not like other Canadian weddings. Indian weddings can last four or more days of festivities -- they really do become a marathon of sorts.
Anjum Choudhry Nayyar
Founder, Editor, masalamommas.com
Anjum Choudhry Nayyar, a married mom of two, is a Toronto-based, award-winning journalist with over 10 years experience as a News Anchor, Health reporter, blogger, editor. She addresses the challenges and triumphs that come along with juggling parenting and cultural expectations in her recently launched online magazine, <a href="http://masalamommas.com" rel="nofollow">masalamommas.com</a>; the first online magazine for moms with a South Asian connection. Masalamommas.com is now read in over 23 different countries with writers from Canada, U.S., U.K., India and Singapore.
Every so often, I like to remove a luxury in my life for a few days, weeks, or months and see how it affects me. I never want to be too dependent on anything. Whether it be my television, cellphone or eating habits, I like to change it up a bit and see how my body, mind and soul react to it. I wear makeup to hide my flaws.
08/14/2013 17:56 EDT
My delivery was going to be natural (no medical intervention), I would try and stay at home for the bulk of my pre-labour and only go to the hospital when necessary, we wouldn't give formula. Neither of us gave our "plan" a second thought. And then it started... the unexpected. This was not how it was supposed to happen.
08/14/2013 12:27 EDT
Growing up here in Canada, I was never aware of the gender bias in my house over my brother and I, until much later in life. I felt being female meant earlier curfews, restrictions on social outings and certainly more arguments with my father. So how can we as parents nurture gender roles right from the start?
11/09/2012 12:11 EST
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