The Silent Superheros – Apoorva Agarwal

Quite often working moms find themselves at the heart of the controversy – what makes them tick, how they operate and how they manage life seems to be a subject of complete and utter fascination. Why else would we find entire research studies devoted to whether or not working mothers are happier and healthier than non-working mothers? Having said that, what working women do – raising children and managing a professional life – is no joke as most people find playing only one of these roles awfully challenging. On the occasion of this Mother’s Day, we asked some successful mums about how they shuttle between these two extremely important roles in their life. Read ahead to understand how easy/difficult it is to strike a balance between being a good mother and professional…

Text: ANAHITA AHUJA

 

 Operation executive Apoorva Agarwal says that “The art of being able to tread the fine line between working and giving your child the right time can be a very challenging task. For me, the societal challenges are minimal because of the ecosystem around me – a very supportive and hands-on husband, always helpful mother-in-law and mother, and an understanding workplace. In spite of all these, there are some challenges because Myra wants my attention all the time which I can give, saying no to her always breaks my heart. The toddler age group is where they crave knowledge and there is a nagging conscience about not being able to spend enough time with her in her formative years. Sometimes due to stress I get mad at her and feel terribly guilty after. But at the end of the day, she is a very understanding and independent child. Then just before she falls asleep, she says “Mummy can you hug me please?” and I know all is forgiven.”