Is Motherhood #Mentalhood? Real-Life Moms And A Stay-At-Home Dad Share Relatable Stories

Mentalhood is a ZEE5 Original series ft. Karisma Kapoor. We asked parents to give their opinion on their motherhood journey and #mentalhood moments.

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ZEE5 Original Series Mentalhood is all set to entertain audiences with its unique storyline and plot. The show is directed by Karishma Kohli and written by Ritu Bhatia. It features Karisma Kapoor, Dino Morea, Shilpa Shukla, Shruti Seth, Sandhya Mridul and Tillotama Shome in pivotal roles. Mentalhood is all set to release on ZEE5 on 11 March 2020. The story of the show will revolve around real hardships of a mother in handling her babies. Right from the time the baby wakes up to multi-tasking to taking care of her child, a mother manages to do everything perfectly. Despite not being acknowledged for her hard efforts, a mother never fails to fulfill the responsibility of her.

Meanwhile, watch the trailer of the Mentalhood here:

Recently the makers of the show shared a picture of the cast on the official page and started #Mentalhooddare. The main motive of the post was to share stories of real moms and acknowledge her efforts. In such busy lives, we often forget to understand the concept of equality, sharing loads. Raising a child is a full-time job and a mother and a father have to share the responsibility of the baby. We asked parents from various professions about their opinion on Motherhood and a journey from Motherhood to Mentalhood. Here’s what they had to say:

Rashma Shetty Bali, a senior journalist and a mother of a 5-year-old, says, “Motherhood has been a mixed experience. A working mother often feels that she is not doing much for her child and I have personally questioned myself if I have done the right thing. People keep on questioning and advising a mother on how to take care of the baby. I think most mother’s today are guilty mothers or paranoid parents. Well, but motherhood is a beautiful feeling and the journey does teach you something. My husband supported me a lot during my journey and he was a stay at home dad for 2 years. My moment of mentalhood was when I was going through the process, people were commenting and that was the time when I went crazy.”

While Rinky who is from the media profession and has an 8-year-old child, says, “Motherhood has been an enriching experience. Have learnt new things right from selfless love to patience. Motherhood journey is difficult, especially for a professional mother who has to juggle between work and personal life. Priorities changes after embracing motherhood and a mother has to always be on the toes. Finding time for yourself becomes difficult and women often tend to forget herself during her motherhood phase. Plus, a good life partner makes life much easier and am glad that my husband has always been supportive. Multi-tasking is one thing that comes handy but sometimes it gets difficult to manage everything. I completely agree with Karisma Kapoor’s dialogue in Mentalhood which is ‘Every day is mentalhood’. There are times when I want to run away from the situation or I need time for myself or it’s me asking me why is this happening. A job of a mother is a thankless job but a partner who understands you is a blessing”.

Lorraine, a stay-at-home mom who has a 3-year-old toddler talks about her motherhood journey. “The journey has been wonderful and I had my share of ups and downright from raising her nurturing her. Stay at home mom is a full-time commitment and there are days when I get tired. But then I know I have to take care of the baby and I have my husband’s immense support. There is a lot of peer pressure that is there and am under constant pressure about my child. I feel pride seeing my child talking to people nicely or singing worship songs it gives me immense pride.”

Sushant Bali, a stay-at-home dad and has a 5-year-old kid talks about his ‘motherhood’ journey. Right from protecting the child to giving him the basic things that he requires, one has to be available to provide everything. A parent learns a lot of things from their child over some time. Boredom is the one challenge that I faced as a parent. People keep advising, especially if you are a stay-at-home dad and feel that one is taking a lot of care of the baby. During the initial state, a child starts bonding with the parent and trust is created between them. My moment of Mentalhood was when the kid was born and the parents had to lose their 1-year of sleep. Right from a change in lifestyle to prioritizing to staying in constant fear of “if am doing things right” for my baby, a parent always has to be on toes.

Let us all take out sometime for these parents who are doing a fabulous job without being acknowledged. Like these opiners, share with us your views in the comments section below. Do let us know about your motherhood journey and stay tuned for more updates on Mentalhood.

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