Losing It With Nayana
Here we present another creative and talented mommy – Nayana Tambe. Having tried her hands at various crafts- she has found her niche with Palm 'n Toes Mementoes. With this she is helping moms preserve and cherish their kid's childhood. Along with this venture, her FB group – Weight loss MOB is a hit among women striving to lose extra pounds naturally. Read her entrepreneurial journey here…
1. My mom quotient
I believe every child is a born leader, it's up to the parent to nurture and create an environment for the kid to learn, explore and grow to be a confident kid. I am patient enough to answer each and every question that comes to my lil angel Myarrah's mind. I make sure to show loads of love right from the moment she opens her eyes in the morning till the end of the day. I make sure I hug her at least 3-4times a day, which reassures her that mumma is always there for her. I follow the old school way of teaching her to differentiate from good too bad from short moral stories, which we learnt when young.
I believe in giving Myarrah the freedom required to nurture her personality but within a limit. I have learnt that parenting is learning on the go. We learn so much in return from our kids. I have learnt to be more patient now and also give in. I am always trying to be more cheerful now which in turn makes her a cheerful and happy kid.
2. My Mom Inc. Story:
Though I'm an Information Science Engineer by profession, I chose to stay at home to be with my daughter. Palm'n'Toes Mementoes happened when I wanted to gift something unique and personal for my husband on his birthday. I learnt the craft and then I started to experiment. The happiness on his face when he opened it was inspiring. I always wanted to do something of my own. So I told few of my friends and slowly I started getting orders. I started it in July this year and taking baby steps towards success. Palm'n'Toes Mementoes helps parents keep their kids memories alive. Kids grow up so fast that we forget how tiny their hands and legs were. Being a mother I loved it, and wanted other parents to preserve such amazing moments too at an affordable price.
Weightloss MOB – A FB group motivating women to get fit naturally.
WeightLoss MOB started with my need to lose weight. One fine day on May of '14, I posted in a mothers group that I was looking for like-minded ladies, so that we could lose weight naturally by motivating each other. And I got a great response and so I initiated with a WhatsApp group. But with growing numbers I created a facebook group. Within a month's time we were 800+ members. Today WeightLoss MOB is a group of 2900+ members from all over the world. I believe in losing weight naturally, and a few members have lost up to 8kgs in 4 months. All the members are so positive and empathetic towards eachothers. I have also recently started a blog called “weightlossmob.blogspot.com", where I share the success stories of members, healthy recipes and few tips posted by our members. I aspire to reach out to all the women out there struggling to lose weight and need some motivation. Our “Biggest Loser Challenge" is also a big hit, wherein the members take up a month's challenge to lose maximum weight.
3. Who inspired/ supported me:
Being a businessman's daughter I always wanted to do something of my own. My father has always been my biggest inspiration with his “Never Say Die" attitude. My mother and my husband have been my BIGGEST motivators. I have tried my hands on mushroom cultivation, homemade chocolate making, and photography. They have always stood by me.
For WeightLoss MOB, many told me “why do you want to waste your time on a group and what will you gain?" But I loved the group and its positivity. It gives me immense happiness to know that I have been able to make a tiny bit of difference in some one's life.
Always pay attention to what your kid is saying, that way we groom a confident kid who speaks her mind. Ask them questions on day to day things to make them inquisitive and ALWAYS try to answer their questions.
Learn a new craft/ develop your talent every now and then. Only when you try different things, you would know what you love doing. Never let anyone squash your dream/idea or say you can't do something. Follow your heart and you will always find a way out.
5. I love BabyChakra because it is a one stop website for all your questions. I learn so much. I found the MOMSTAR and MOMINC concepts really inspiring.#mominc