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The invisible mental load on mothers

Most of motherhood that is glorified — the process of giving birth, breastfeeding, the sleepless nights — is visible. What if we say that this is only the tip of the iceberg? The invisible and infinitely more extensive workload frequently goes unseen by the world and is most often, the root cause of why mothers feel tired all the time. We call it the mental load and all mothers can relate.

October 12, 2022
October 12, 2022

Parenting: Mothers open up sharing their biggest regrets

It is not uncommon for parents of young children to wish their children would grow up faster and not need their parents quite as much, especially after his fourth public meltdown, or on her third consecutive nightmare interruption in a night. However, here’s presenting the biggest contradiction of them all: parents miss this connection when it’s gone. Mothers, especially those whose children have hit puberty or flown out of the nest, often feel the absence of this kind of connection much more acutely than others because they have understood how fleeting it is.

September 18, 2022
September 18, 2022

The invisible mental load on mothers

Most of motherhood that is glorified — the process of giving birth, breastfeeding, the sleepless nights — is visible. What if we say that this is only the tip of the iceberg? The invisible and infinitely more extensive workload frequently goes unseen by the world and is most often, the root cause of why mothers feel tired all the time. We call it the mental load and all mothers can relate.

May 26, 2022
May 26, 2022

The responsibility of taking care of ageing parents

Your parents ask for you at their hour of need, how do you respond?

May 26, 2022
May 26, 2022

Why it’s important to understand menopause

In our country, talking about menopause is considered a stigma.

May 12, 2022
May 12, 2022

Growing up a third culture kid in Bangladesh

Third culture kid describes children who grow up in cultures other than those of their parents.

May 12, 2022
May 12, 2022

Reading tips for a full-time working mom

As I wrote in “Motherhood—the story of a transformed reader”, my essay for Daily Star Books on International Mother’s Day on

May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

Maa, all the things I’ve been silent about

Maa, all the things I’ve been silent about are all the things that could’ve saved me.

May 8, 2022
May 8, 2022

Mother’s Day 2022: Supermoms are outdated

Today is Mother’s Day and as we scramble to buy last minute gifts for all the mother figures in our lives, let us pause and ask ourselves frankly — at a time when postpartum depression is at its peak, workplaces are especially unforgiving to women who have just given birth, and the immediate family scene is replete with taunts about being a “good mother”, is an engraved pendant or a spa session enough to make mothers happy?

May 8, 2022
May 8, 2022

The ever-growing vine of fear that is a mother’s death

The scales will always lean in favour of the reality.

May 7, 2022
May 7, 2022

Regular moms are cool, too

Our generation's toxic obsession with having a cool mom.