The journey of a mom is not easy! But, the journey of a single mom is the toughest!
Though our society might not celebrate their courage and strength, single moms are definitely the real heroes, who don’t wear capes.
Today’s single mom is nothing close to their age-old stereotype of sad and helpless. They are the most courageous souls who prefer to move out of toxic relationships rather than suffer throughout their life.
And, one such hero is Juhi Parmar!
After struggling through a bitter divorce, Juhi made sure that she doesn’t leave any stone unturned in embracing her life as a single parent. Juhi shared in one of her interviews with the TOI,
“Of course it’s not easy! Single Parenting has its own challenges but this has been my reality for the last two years. I get double the love, double the attention, and double the responsibilities – it’s a mixed bag at the end of the day.”
“But you would be surprised, God has made us women very strong and I’m blessed to have a great support system in my parents and friends to be able to take on the challenge of single parenting.”
On March 16, 2019, Juhi took to Instagram to share a cute mother-daughter dance video from the talent hunt organized at Samairra’s school.
And, we feel it is just not only a dance but a symbol of courage of the single mother, who is busy raising a strong daughter irrespective of her struggles and emotional wounds:
Along with the video, Juhi also wrote,
“A family that dances together, stays together! Today there was a talent hunt show in Samairra’s school in which Ginni and her Mamma danced together for the first time. The audience was cheering ‘once more’ post the performance and I couldn’t have felt prouder as so many told me that they couldn’t take their eyes off Samairra.”
“Sammy, my baby you are my star and there’s no prouder feeling than being addressed as your mother! What a memory this will be which I shall cherish forever.”
This is not the first time Juhi has come forward to inspire us in the journey of motherhood.
Recently, she shared on her Instagram about her journey of being a fit mother that is the must-read for all the moms, who prioritize their own health and wellness over other responsibilities:
“Talk about being a fit mother and I would say the day you become a mother, you have to think about fitness all the more! Yes you need the energy to run after your child, you need the stamina to be able to play with them and match their level of excitement!”
“And mentally you need the memory to store all their little moments….And so remember to make time for yourself! Motherhood can never be an excuse, it should be a reason for all the positivity, innocence and youth that comes your way!!!!”
In India, single mothers always fight a lonely battle against the stereotypical mindset and gender bias.
But stories like Juhi’s inspire other single moms of not giving up and doing what is best for them and their kids!
If you are also a courageous single mother, who has fought against society to live your life on your own terms, then please share your story. We want to celebrate your courage and help our community get inspired.