Mira Rajput Kapoor wants to be a stay-at-home mother. Here's why!
Read on to know why Mira doesn't want to work now that she has Misha in her life.
That Mira Rajput Kapoor is traditional at heart is something we came to know when she opted for an arranged marriage. Mira has always maintained that she likes being at home and has no problems in being a homemaker.
However, recently at an event to mark International Women's Day, Mira was asked the question again and she had a reply that once again shows that she believes in the institution of family and marriage.
Mira also said that she had a tough pregnancy which is why she wants to spend maximum time with her daughter right now.
"I do and I love it. I had a tough pregnancy and I would not want to spend, I mean I went through those five months of a difficult time to bring my daughter into this world, both of us together. So, now I want to spend every moment that I can with her and I think that I am…there is a set of responsibilities that are on my plate and I feel that at my age, I have a lot more energy, I have a lot more … I have my future ahead of me so I can finish all of my responsibilities and then I have nothing in my way," she said at the event.
Mira also made it very clear that she has no intentions of being a working mother as she didn't want to miss her daughter's precious first years.
“I wouldn’t want to spend one hour a day with my child and rush off to work. Why did I have her? She is not a puppy, you know. I want to be there for her as a mother, seeing her grow up has, cannot be quantified," she said.
Being a homemaker is something to be proud of, added Mira and she has no qualms about it. In fact, she loves it.
"I can raise my daughter, I can be a good wife, I can set my house the way I like, not in terms of the way things should be but the way a home must be within its values and ideals. So, nothing will stop me after that but I love being at home, I love being a mother to my child, I wouldn’t have it any other way,” she said.
Taking a sabbatical after the birth of a baby
Mira has spoken about a very important topic that's on the minds of almost all women who are about to become a mother—whether to take a sabbatical after childbirth or not.
While many mothers like to rush to work immediately after their three months of maternity leave is over, being a mother I think taking a sabbatical is an option new mothers can consider. Even I had taken a sabbatical after my daughter was born as I did not want to miss her precious first moments and the numerous first-year developmental milestones. Here's why I recommend it to all new mothers:
1.You get time to recuperate: Taking some time off for you and your baby not only does wonders for your baby, but also helps you recuperate from childbirth. Your body goes through a lot during and after pregnancy and it needs time to heal.
2. Your baby feels secure: How we spend time with our newborns in the first few months of their lives, really goes a long way in their emotional and mental health later on. Babies grow up to be emotionally more secure and strong if they have their mothers by their side in the first year.
3. You get to see all the precious milestones: A friend of mine once told me that she missed the moment when her baby walked for the first time as she was in office. I didn't want to miss that and the other first year milestones that are so important for all new mothers. Am sure you don't want it either!
That said, it is the personal choice of a mother and if you want to get back to work as soon as your maternity leave ends, more power to you girl!
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