New mum Kareena says it is difficult to balance work and home with Taimur!
New mum Kareena Kapoor Khan finally spills the beans about how she is coping with the difficulties of being a new mother.
Being a new mother can be quite daunting. And, if you happen to be famous, all eyes will constantly be on you. Just as it's happening with new mum Kareena Kapoor Khan.
With her 8-month-old son Taimur in tow, the famous actor is still learning the ropes of being a new mother.
In fact, the 36-year-old who was recently spotted shooting for an ad film with sister Karisma and mum Babita shared that balancing work and personal life has been quite challenging.
"Now it’s more difficult as Taimur is too young"
While sharing her inner turmoil new mum Kareena said, "I have always maintained a personal and professional life but now it’s more difficult as Taimur is too young. I try to strike a balance."
She added that while it is a challenge and that is getting comfortable in her new role, it is her family that has been her back support. "I have a great support system with Saif (Ali Khan) and my family," she shared.
However, she added that it is these challenges that lend her a strong persona and makes her just another modern woman.
"She is a multifaceted woman, lives her life to the fullest and fulfills her choices with confidence and style. I am proud to be a married, independent and working woman. I carry that with great honour and pride. Despite being married, I work and have my own identity," says Kareena who is all set to appear on the big screen with the movie Veere Di Wedding.
But having said that, Kareena doesn't want to stop. In fact, she wants to continue to work because she believes Taimur can learn a lot from seeing powerful working women around him.
Taimur is growing up seeing the power of women
"Taimur is going to grow up with a working mom. My sister, his masi is also a working woman. He has my mother to look up to, my mother-in-law who is still working woman. So, he is going to grow up in that atmosphere and learn to respect women in that sense," the doting new mum told Vogue.
She also shared something candid about Taimur's nanny.
"He also has a wonderful nanny, again another working woman who looks after him so he will be growing up seeing the power of women from as early as seven months old," she said adding that all is can be achieved if new mums are loved and nurtured just as she was by her own family.
"I think new mothers need love and nurturing. You definitely need support from your husband who is working but you have to balance things. You just have to learn to do things," says Bebo.
And she is right, working mothers are the best idols and examples for their children. Here's why.
3 ways working mother help their kids
- They are role models: Working mothers are role models for their kids and teach them not only about time management and multi-tasking but also about the importance of balancing work and home. So through a working mother, girls realise the importance of having a career and boy understand their roles within the house.
- They raise independent kids: When kids watch their mothers handle situations and problems both at home and at office, they realise the importance of being self-reliant. Such kids then grow up to be independent and have their mums to thank for this quality.
- They encourage kids to have academic bent: Studies have proved that working mothers are able to raise who are also academically good because they are able manage their time well. Working mothers understand the importance of good education and are able to influence their kids to achieve academic excellence.