Mum Divya Shah Talks About The Importance Of Being Financially Independent

Mum Divya Shah Talks About The Importance Of Being Financially Independent

26 Jul 2022 | 6 min Read

Reema Shah

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Being financially independent is the best gift a woman can give to herself. Whether she’s married or not, it is a virtue that stays for life. In a candid interview with BabyChakra, mum Divya Shah shares her journey of content creation and how she always wished to be independent financially.

Mum Divya Shah Gets Candid

1. Please tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m a mum to two beautiful daughters Naysha who is a three-year-old toddler and Reyana, a one-year-old baby. My biggest support is my mum who is also my inspiration. She is my videographer too. We are a family of four and live in a nuclear family. Being in a nuclear family is tough as my kids need my whole attention and time.

But still, my mum always pushes me and says you came this far and so you need to be an inspiration to other mums. So giving up is not a choice given to me. I lost my mother-in-law in 2020 and my father-in-law in 1992. Hence I don’t have any support and live in a nuclear family.

2. Please tell us about your profession / full-time content creation journey. What motivated you to do what you’re doing and how did it start?

I was a CA/C.S student but dropped my studies after I got married back in 2014. Being a girl, I always wanted to be independent financially. So after getting married I did interior designing. I am an interior designer but I always wanted to be a blogger. After I got pregnant with my second daughter, I started blogging and after I delivered her, I started to work on my page.

Being a content creator I loved to put my experience as a parent and shared every detail of my pregnancy. Little did I know, that I will turn my passion into my work. Finally, my Instagram profile was loved by many and mums started to follow us on our journey.

Today I am proud to say that we are a family of 85k on Instagram just within a year. My mum motivated me and supported me by taking care of my kids, while I am working and taking care of my shoots. Even my mum shoots a lot of times for me.

My husband was not in this field and so initially he was clueless but now appreciates my work and takes care of my financial profile whenever I am stuck with how to handle my finances.

3. Would you recommend being an online content creator as a career option, especially for young mums? What’s your advice for those who might be considering it?

I will surely recommend an online content creator as a career option because as a mum this is way flexible with my needs and timings. Though I would suggest being real in this field and always believing in providing value rather than using shortcuts because shortcuts won’t pay in the long run.

Divya Shah was down with COVID during her second pregnancy and it was very challenging for her

4. How was your first and second pregnancy journey? Did you face any challenges?

My first pregnancy was smooth but I faced a lot of problems with my second pregnancy. Mood swings, gas issues, COVID and a few days later my mother-in-law died so It was very tough for me to handle. But my sister and mum supported me during this phase.

5. What are your tips on travelling and holidaying with kids?

Travelling with kids is the best thing you can offer and gift your child because it helps bond together and learns so much knowledge from this world.

6. Husbands play a crucial role in bringing up a child, what are your views on equal parenting? How has your hubby helped you co-parent?

My husband plays a crucial role because we both believe in equal parenting and helping each other. While I take care of the schedule of my younger one, he takes care of my toddler and engages her in outdoor playtime. Whenever we are partying or travelling my husband feeds my toddler and that way we overcome the hard phase of parenthood.

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Divya Shah and her husband make time for each other now and then and share equal responsibilities as parents

7. How has your relationship changed with your husband after becoming a parent?

I won’t lie but the relationship and romance take a back seat after being a parent because now the bond becomes more strong. We usually make time for each other whenever possible by dropping our kids at their grandparent’s house.

8. How do you ensure your children get a balanced diet? How do you deal with their picky eating habits?

Both of my daughters enjoy their meal time, as I have cultivated the habit of eating veggies from the day they were introduced to solids. My toddler eats almost every vegetable and homemade food. Yes, I am very particular about their timings and schedule.

9. How do you take care of your skin as a busy mum? Please share some tips.

I use mask sheets and follow a normal skincare routine more than that I am particular about my eight hours of sleep and take vitamins. I also make sure to stay well hydrated.

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Mum Divya Shah wants both her daughters to be financially independent and grow up to be strong

10. What are the activities that you indulge in the most with your children?

Outdoor playtime, activities, activity books, sand play and pretend play. I usually pretend-play with my daughter in a way that she learns things out of it.

11. What future do you envision for your children?

I want them to pursue whatever they feel good about and are eligible for. In a way I want my daughters to be financially independent no matter what and know their worth and be proud of themselves.

Mum Divya Shah lives the vision she set for herself to be financially independent while putting effort into what she aims to achieve. She also wants her daughters to follow the same path which is very empowering for a mum.

Image credits – Divya Shah

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