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ABUZAR TABASSUM
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BOOK Actor Karisma Kapoor’s My Yummy Mummy Guide focusses on mothers dividing time between work and children

How will a mother be able to give everything to the little life she has created? Would she be able to go back to work?The answers to these questions and plenty more are available in the newly launched book My Yummy Mummy Guide , written by actor Karisma Kapoor along with Madhuri Banerjee.

“What better way to pen down my personal journey of managing pregnancy, losing weight, beauty tips and disciplining kids,” the actor said at the launch. About the need for such a book Karisma said, “We don’t have any book on pregnancy and motherhood with Indian emotion; this book seeks to provide a literary as well as physical space to young mothers.”

The 39-year-old actor said she had to work to maintain a balance between work and children. Staying away from the kids was the toughest part of her life, as it induced guilt, she said. She discusses all these in the book.

About the role of a mother, Karisma said, “Mom stands for master of multitasking.” There is a growing sense of pressure today among mothers to balance personal lives with professional. Dealing with this notion the author says in the book, “Make the kids a part of your working life and keep yourself happy, for happy mom means happy children.”

There is always a battle in society about the perception of quality time versus quantity. The author said that it should be a mix of quality time and quantity for children. Focussing on the issue of having two kids, the author said, “Make the elder child feel special so that the elder one does not feel lonely.”

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