In Conversation with a Working Mother

1. Please tell us about yourself, your passions and dreams.

My name is Richa Chauhan. I reside in Baroda. We have a small family of four, apart from me – my dear husband and two sons. I am passionate about everything that is a creative medium of expression. I love writing, speaking, acting and making videos. Recently I have been attracted towards zero waste lifestyle, though not easy but I am trying my best to make a difference.

2. Was your break a conscious decision? What were the obvious fears when you started looking out for openings?

My children have never been a problem for me whenever I had thought of reviving my career, (Radio Anchor in AIR, copywriter in an Advertising Agency, now an English Teacher). The only pressure was to keep “people” happy at home. All my breaks were due to their insecurities. And I gave up thinking it as my “DUTY”. Finally had to take my stand, though changed my stream drastically but thanks to social media for being the outburst of my creative ideas.

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How I started my Bakery

Article by Sylvia Rodrigues, Entrepreneur.

I have been working all my life to meet the financial needs of my family. However deep within somewhere for so many years I wanted to start my own bakery as I have a lot of passion in baking but never got the time to do something that I wanted to do may be because of the responsibilities that were never ending. Be it my maternal family who needed me or my daughter, my husband…life continued with 9 to 6 job. I am thankful to God for giving me this ability to help me raise my nephew who completed his mechanical engineering, niece who is now an MBA and now my daughter who is in STD 6. It is this year that I felt now I can take a break for myself and spend the time doing what I want to…hence took a break from my job, having said that it wasn’t an easy decision because there were so many questions still to be answered like how will the EMI get paid, what if my daughter needs funds to pursue her education? Will I be able to support her financially when she needs me? What if my baking thing doesn’t work? So many unanswered questions!
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