June 18, 2015

World of Moms: Grubbs ‘n Critters gets Published!

Category: Guest Blogger

Just about a month ago, Shikha from World of Moms contacted me and invited me to be a member of a one of a kind family community in India that’s been created to build a one-stop destination for all mommies. She has kindly mentioned that she stumbled upon my blog and in her words “was, frankly, fascinated!” by her find. She was looking at featuring me as a World Of Moms’ Mommy Blogger.

At first, I wasn’t sure if it was just another spam or hoax. After all, I’m only a small-time blogger, with hardly that many followers to boast of and my writing isn’t that very fantastic either! I mean, ME! Featuring ME, MY writing in some established mommy’s website. They’ve gotta be shitting me. What sort of stuff should I be writing about?!

While I was skeptical, I was humbled by the acknowledgment and was keen to find out more. The site looks legit and after several correspondences which Shikha replied quite promptly (and patiently), I thought that I should be able to commit contributing to a monthly feature. (I had offered a weekly feature of recipes just because it’s easier for me given my weekly event, but that was rejected…and I had to crack my head to think of something to write)

So here I am, 37 days after the first correspondence, I feel like I have been “officially anointed” as a Mommy Blogger for a site aiming to become India’s most loved mommy community with my very first official feature. I’ve got Shihka to thank for suggesting several topics to write about or I’m certain that I would still draw a blank!

Here’s an excerpt of my featured piece on World of Moms on my Touching Moments & Life Lessons of Motherhood:


I never wanted to have kids. In fact, if I back-track a little further, I never did want to get married in the first place. Those were not part of my grand plan when I stepped into the corporate world more than 15 years ago.

I’d more likely to laugh in your face if you’d tell me 10 years ago that I’ll earn my bread and butter living in Thailand and actually even GOT married.
Even when I did get married, having a child was the furthest thing from my mind, because, unlike most women, I did not like kids. I had an intense dislike for them and cannot imagine myself cooing unnecessarily over them. Most importantly, I was not so into a “lifetime responsibility”…

Read the rest of my piece here.

World of Moms aspires to bring together like-minded women who believe that sharing experiences doubles the joy of parenting, reduces the agonies associated with motherhood,  helping moms to find peer moms to resolve their queries, make parenting fun, grow their businesses and create a one stop shop for all their needs.

It is a place to connect, share experiences, give and get advice, vent anonymously and discover all that this place has to offer. And if you have a little time to spare, do browse through the site for there are much more things to be discovered. You may just like what you see! Don’t forget to share them.

Thank you Shikha for reaching out and featuring my writing on World of Moms. I am thankful for the opportunity. This is an exciting milestone, indeed!

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  1. Gen

    Bloody marvelous and so well deserved! Congrats Ann! Xxx

  2. WOW, congrats! Love your story, btw! You didn’t sugarcoat it and I am glad you’re enjoying motherhood 🙂

    • Thank you so very much, Jas!Leaving your comments means a lot! 🙂 🙂 🙂 I’m terrible at sugar-coating…and sometimes I get into trouble for that. Motherhood is a strange place to be. :p Glad you enjoy reading it. X.

  3. Very happy for you! Congratulations! And I’m not surprised at all that they contacted you – your blog is great 😉


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