The Mother's Dilemma

Jaibala/ June 2, 2014/ Short Stories/ 8 comments

Was she just a Mother. Did she have to sacrifice years of working hard to get a degree and to get ahead in her career just to be a mother.

Does her child need her presence physically all the time, or does her baby need a happy satisfied mother who will spend quality and effective time with him.

All these thoughts weighed on her mind, when she decided that, “No, she would not sacrifice her life for the sake of fulfilling other’s idea of the perfect Mom. She will be the best Mom that she can be to her baby.”



About Jaibala

Academically a Microbiologist, I am a Web Columnist for popular magazines and websites, Freelance Writer and a Blogger. Words define me and writing and reading compete to be the love of my life. My biggest belief is that there is something good in everything and I always looks to highlight the best in things. Creative writing is my forte.You can reach me by dropping a mail at


  1. You know what I felt of this. Not repeating in a comment.

    1. Yes I do. 🙂

  2. “Quality and effective time” is always better than “quantity of time spent” 🙂

    Destination Infinity

    1. True isnt it. You can spend a whole day with your kid and not really be with your kid at all. Thanks DI 🙂

  3. AMEN to that and my best wishes to her always .. in doing what she is trying ot do 🙂

    1. Thanks Bikramjit. 🙂

  4. She took the right decision 🙂
    beautifully expressed!

    1. Thanks Pixie 🙂

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