How being a mom changed me for the better – Being Fearless!

Before starting the post I have to make an announcement!

I am starting ‘The Mom Series‘ on my Blog for the month of November, where I am inviting moms and moms-to-be to write their stories of motherhood and parenting. So, if you think you have something to share with the world, drop me a message on my Facebook Page – Growing With Nemit and I will get back to you with all the details.

Have you ever seen an ant struggling to push a crumb of food much bigger than her own size? Or ever seen a little pup trying hard to climb the stairs for the first time? What do they have in common? PERSEVERANCE! They keep on trying to achieve what they want with complete dedication ignoring the many failures on the way.

This is what I used to hear from my Mom, every time I failed at something. She would give me examples like these to lighten up my mood but I would not listen to her and bundle up myself in a cocoon for many days altogether. Then at one point in my life, I stopped trying at all because of the fear of losing. It would take a lot of efforts from my family and friends to make me agree on trying something new.

Things started changing when I became a Mom. I saw my little baby trying hard to get feed on his very first day of life, it was a struggle for him to get that perfect latch but he didn’t fear failure. Then at 3 months when he started trying to roll over, at 5 months when he tried to achieve another milestone by pushing himself up on his elbows, at 7 months trying hard to sit with a balance, at 9 months putting in all efforts to walk without support and it’s still a struggle for him at 21 months, daily he’s trying to learn something new and achieve new milestones. But never ever I see the ‘fear of failure’ in his eyes. And this is what changed me for the better. I dropped all inhibitions and started fighting with my fears.

I always wanted to learn and try new things but everytime the fear would overshadow the passion. Once I regained my confidence (all thanks to my little munchkin), I began trying new things which I always wanted to do. One of those things was writing! I started blogging when I had no hope of any talents in me. I still don’t consider blogging my talent but I am trying hard to learn this art, I still have some hidden fears but now I don’t allow my fears to win over my dreams.

I have written 2 posts on how I started blogging and what was the motivation behind. Click on the links below to read my story.

Mommy turned to Blogging – PART 1

Mommy turned to Blogging – PART 2

Coming back to the present, as I said I am still learning and with every challenge comes a new fear. I took the 9 Days of Womanhood Blogathon Challenge in September during Navratri. It was my first ever writing challenge and I had no idea about ABC’s of Blogathon.

Cinderella does not rely on the magic fairy & Snow White does not wait for her prince – Women in 2017 are all about hopping out of the fairy tales and living a practical life. We are STRONG WOMEN with real problems, practical solutions. We multitask and fight our own battles. We support each other and celebrate the very essence of being a woman. What better time than the Navratras to celebrate the Power of Womanhood? I, along with 22 other Bloggers are participating in this 9 Day long blogathon – #9DaysofWomanhood where we will talk about the varying roles of a Woman. . . 5 #blogs along with 4 #Insta #microblogs will help us share our stories & our thoughts on a given prompt. Did you miss to register?? Well, you can still participate on the Insta days – 22, 24, 26, 28th of September and write an Instagram post on the prompt shared by the hosts a day in advance. Do follow their posts for updates (P.S. No separate registration required for participating on #Instagram days, just post on the given day, on the given prompt) . . Who are we?? Meet & follow the Sponsor: @themomsco . Meet & Follow the Hosts: @Mummasaurus1 @mylittlemuffin_mom @themomsagas @veenaregit . -Meet & Follow the Participants: . @itsakx @thelazyparent @criesnlaughter @sumira10 @prettymummasays @mommyingbabyt @chipper.mommy/ @ohcoolmama @gagankochar @mj.misha @thedreamermum @soniachopra29 @Bhangrababies @mommie_ganga_kinare_wali @Pennyponders_in_pics @mommy_voyage @foreversassymommy @upasanagoswami03 . Don’t Forget to join in the fun this #Navratri, from the 21st of September to the 29th of September. . . . #womenpower #superwoman #growingwithnemit #bloggers #blogathon #september #mommies #moms #fun #girlpower #kids #babies #support #celebrate #durga #maa #fighter

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The great news is I won this Blogathon for their microblogging challenge on Instagram. And I am writing this post as a reminder to myself that I took a challenge which was not meant for me but with hard work and true dedication I came out of it with flying colors. You can read my 5 entries for Blog writing  >> Here <<

If I can do it, you can do it too.

If no one can do it, then you must do it and teach them how to do it.

I am sharing the Instagram Posts which I did for this Blogathon. I hope you all will like these too. There were 4 prompts on Womanhood/Motherhood and we had to write a post on each one. Click on the Insta Handle on the top left of each picture (growing_with_nemit) to check my page and to read the complete Insta Post click on the Instagram Icon on the top right of every picture!

PROMPT 1 – Why being a girl is cool and fun?

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PROMPT 2 – One tip on Pregnancy

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PROMPT 3 – How was it when you held your baby for the first time?

(Click on the below picture to watch the cute video)

PROMPT 4 – One message for your baby

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And you know what I won?

This Blogathon was sponsored by The Moms Co., this company creates high-quality natural products for moms and moms-to-be. You can check their products at I received a beautiful hamper of 4 products from The Moms Co. on the auspicious Diwali day. Click on the below picture to see what I got!


Hope you liked this post as much as I enjoyed writing and sharing my journey. So what are you waiting for? Find out what you always wanted to do, get inspired by your babies to always keep trying until you achieve what you want. I can now proudly say I am no more a loser! My next challenge is to learn photography.

Share with me in the comments below about your fears which you want to overcome or your accomplishments which you never thought you could have ever achieved. And if you liked this post, do share it to show some love.


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  1. Jack bransson November 9, 2017 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    Awesome series, moms would appreciate your work and they would love it as well.

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      Neha Sharma November 10, 2017 at 5:01 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the appreciation.

  2. Laura November 10, 2017 at 7:52 am - Reply

    Amazing!! What strength! It’s amazing what little ones can teach us! Good for you! ❤

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      Neha Sharma November 10, 2017 at 5:02 pm - Reply

      Thanks Laura

  3. Priyanka patwari November 10, 2017 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    Amazing stories.. Truly love it.. Moms always appreciate for their work

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      Neha Sharma November 10, 2017 at 5:02 pm - Reply

      Thanks Priyanka

  4. Selina November 10, 2017 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Very encouraging! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Charu November 10, 2017 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    It is amazing how quickly we change and adapt to motherhood

  6. Nidhi KM November 11, 2017 at 12:12 am - Reply

    Your post suggests that you are a great soul dear! Being candid you have revealed about your inhibitions. I must say you are inspiring! You don’t know but you are radiant of positive energy. All the best for all your endeavours. Clear off all your inhibitions and you can conquer the world girl!

  7. Umadevi November 11, 2017 at 1:06 am - Reply

    Motherhood makes us do all sorts of things ..

  8. Khushboo November 11, 2017 at 3:51 am - Reply

    It’s a beautiful story.. Loved reading your journey

  9. Nisha Malik November 11, 2017 at 8:59 am - Reply

    The article brought back my sweet memories. It would be great reading motherhood stories from so many lovely ladies. The series is going to be wonderful.

  10. Reetuparna Saha November 11, 2017 at 11:05 am - Reply

    I think being selfless is what being a mom means…wonderfully articulated post!

  11. Judy November 11, 2017 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    It is exciting to see how girls change into being a mom without a formal training per say. It also changes our perspective in many ways.

  12. Firdaus Peerzada November 11, 2017 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    A really great post for mothers. This series is actually a great initiative being carried on.

  13. Minakshi bajpai November 11, 2017 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Loved reading your post. Wonderful stories. Actually as a mother we learn at each step of motherhood. Brilliant write up.

  14. Monika Sehdev November 11, 2017 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    Amazing. So beautifully written. I inspired alot Mommy .

  15. Ghazala Naseem November 11, 2017 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    Nice and inspiring post , yes sometimes we learn from kids and its great.

  16. Mamatha dilip November 12, 2017 at 10:51 am - Reply

    You are such a beautiful soul. I loved every thing you have written and you are a true inspiration

  17. JAYSHREE BHAGAT November 12, 2017 at 11:32 am - Reply

    Loved reading your so well written post… Thanx for sharing this

  18. Papri Ganguly November 12, 2017 at 11:45 am - Reply

    This is such a wonderful post I believe. Really a beautiful read to moms and moms to be.

  19. Saakshi November 12, 2017 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    It’s amazing how motherhood changes you for you and one appreciates every little thing in life

  20. Jayshree November 12, 2017 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    Wow… This post is so interesting to read for new mommies

  21. Mahak @babyandbeyondin November 12, 2017 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    Your posts were very well written…you deserved to win! Congratulations

  22. Nayantara November 12, 2017 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    This was a lovely read. Many congratulations to you for winning. And wish you all the luck in your endeavour to learn photography

  23. Blossom Hulsure November 13, 2017 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    Your post is so heartfelt about the struggle against fear of failure…quite inspirational and I went through titles of your previous posts and I’m very intrigued by your writing

  24. Kinshoo November 14, 2017 at 9:06 am - Reply

    Great writing. It’s true a baby teaches us more than we teach him. Wish to read many more such success stories.

  25. Sharvari Paivaidya Mehan November 14, 2017 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    Awesome.series you areto start. Co congratulations on winning the marathon. Loved alll your entries and the videos of your baby are adorable

  26. Debolina November 15, 2017 at 10:58 am - Reply

    I just read this one and it is lovely. Looking forward to read previous and following parts.

  27. Gayathri November 15, 2017 at 11:58 am - Reply

    A very very inspiring post! We can learn a lot from the little ones! They inspire us to be better in every way 🙂 i am to learn photography too BTW 🙂 struggling there

  28. Neha November 15, 2017 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    Motherhood does change us in more ways than one. I loved that you have learned to overcome your fears, thats a great lesson that children teach us.

  29. Deepali November 15, 2017 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    Great Read !!?
    Motherhood has changed me in many ways. I think I’m a better person now.

  30. Zainab November 15, 2017 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    Very inspiring post! I love that being a mom teaches us so many things! Specially how to be more grave!

  31. Deepa November 15, 2017 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    This is a very interesting series which you are starting on your blog. it would be great to read about other moms and their stories.

  32. Dr Bushra November 15, 2017 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    That’s very motivating and incredible mother hood journey you have

  33. Amrita November 15, 2017 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    Ptience and perseverence are gifts of motherhood.It takes a long time to understand that being a mother is journey for us to grow up.

  34. Joshita JJ November 15, 2017 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    Motherhood is a life changing experience and it is great that you have overcome your fears. Congrats on winning the blogathon…

  35. Priyadarshani Panda November 16, 2017 at 3:26 am - Reply

    I think they give us the strength to follow our dreams …and they are our best teachers

  36. Sharvari Paivaidya Mehan November 16, 2017 at 5:38 am - Reply

    Very inspiring post. Great to read about overcoming your fears as a mother.

  37. Dr Dhanya Prajesh November 16, 2017 at 8:14 am - Reply

    Wow neha this is an awesome series. Loved every bit of it. Motherhood is so selfless and joyful journey. Wil come back to read more

  38. Ishieta November 16, 2017 at 9:38 am - Reply

    A lovely post. I completely related with the fear, but i am glad you went beyond and are enjoying blogging.

  39. Aesha Shah November 17, 2017 at 12:03 am - Reply

    I have started reliving my childhood with my daughter too. I was nodding at every sentence. I have stated doing things and activities I gave up on as a child. I have to be a good role model for my child.

  40. Nikita November 17, 2017 at 7:22 am - Reply

    Good post .. lots of intricacies that helps understanding mom’s perspective

  41. Vaishnavi November 17, 2017 at 9:18 am - Reply

    What you have described is exactly how I feel when I draw inspiration from my son!
    Suddenly I feel like anything is doable, and that too with a big smile on my face!

    This was a wonderful read , thankyou

  42. Tina Basu November 17, 2017 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    What a lovely post and wonderful stories. As a mom I feel I can do a lot of things which earlier were unthinkable! Learning new things everyday!

  43. aishwarya November 18, 2017 at 3:29 am - Reply

    Wow this is such an amazing post.And salute to all moms and mom’s to be .Loved your post

  44. Humaira November 19, 2017 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    Amazing and beautiful story. Thanks for sharing.

  45. Kavita Singh November 20, 2017 at 9:16 am - Reply

    This was much-needed motivation for me. Motherhood is exhausting yet rewarding. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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