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10 years of blogging : 10 Things I’ve learnt

10 years of blogging : 10 Things I’ve learnt

Today, this blog, Diary of a Doting Mom, completes 10 years of blogging. It’s a milestone that I treat with gratitude and love. Blogging has brought so much my way. I’d be remiss if I missed writing about it, so here is a post that shares 10 lessons that I hope you’ll enjoy reading.

Don’t miss the special giveaway at the end of the post.

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Self-Worth: How a school assignment helped me

Self-Worth: How a school assignment helped me

How many of you suffer from lack of self-worth? How many of us play the blame game when it comes to our performance? In short, how often do you fall prey to the impostor syndrome?

Impostor syndrome is a belief that negates the self. It’s the belief that you are not good enough and everything you’ve achieved is through a stroke of luck. In short, you honestly believe that you are inadequate and a complete failure.

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11 Birthday Wishes for you on this special day

11 Birthday Wishes for you on this special day

Birthdays are curious things, aren’t they, Gy? They are those days when everything is forgiven, all is celebrated and a whole new year opens up before you, filled with possibilities.

I love writing these posts for you. You don’t read them regularly but I’ve been putting them up here on the blog, both as missives to you and reminders to me.

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Surprise Party for a Tween: What I learnt

Surprise Party for a Tween: What I learnt

Throwing a surprise party for a tween can be challenging, especially when you’re a Type A person like I am. Things need to be planned down to the last, agonizing detail and nothing can or should go wrong.

When my daughter turned 10 last year, we collectively agreed that it would be the last of the formal ‘birthday parties’ we’d be arranging. Somehow, the entire and elaborate planning that went into the process, right from the streamers on the wall to the party games for 30 kids took it out of me. I know the kids have fun and they generally enjoy themselves to the hilt, but it was getting exhausting to come up with new ideas each year. Plus, let’s not forget the fun job of cleaning up afterwards.

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