About Us : Lets start with Our Purpose
“When you learn teach. When you get… Give..” ~ Maya Angelou
(Credits: A Facebook member who gave me insight to the quote)
The main purpose of my blog is to help ease the pain of at-least one worried or concerned parent. To make a difference in at-least one child’s life.
Our practical and easy parenting tips, ideas and suggestions are aimed to make it easy for parents to face the challenges of parenthood head on.
And overcome it successfully and raise happy and healthy kids. And together we make the world a better place for our children. One blog post at a time.
In Short about Our Blog
Why – My Shades of Yellow?
They say a Picture says a 1000 words.. So here it is… And any parent would know and understand the message in the picture..
It is MY shades of Yellow.. Since most of what I write or the topics I choose are based on the challenges I face while I am growing up and training my kids. Hence the “MY” in our website My Shades of Yellow.
Why- Bright, Bold and Beautiful
This blog is for all the Bright, Bold and Beautiful parents out there. Who have taken the challenge of raising and training their child to be a Bright, Bold and Beautiful adult some day.
I am Thabitha David (Pet Name: TooToo).
I am a MBA graduate. Specialised in Human Resources.
I have been in the corporate space right from after college till now. Almost a decade and a half of experience there. I have been a Human resource specialist all along.
Have worked in Tier 1 companies most of my working life. I have been quite successful at it too.
And then .. Slowly, months turned to years and years to decades..
When you working in corporate long enough you start feeling the grass is greener on the other side. To be an entrepreneur. working for own self etc.. I am no different some call it mid life crises.. I say it is coming in terms with myself.
Whatever be the reason, Here I am.
With last 5 years of hard work on myself to come in terms with a simple statement “I am Thabitha”.
Not the “Bla.. bla bla titles the corporate world has given me”. Which is what I was identifying myself with.
And finally I am able to venture out. To figure out who I am and my true potential is.
So, I planned to run a playschool Yellow Play School.
Being a mother of three amazing kids. And being a working mother all along.
I always felt the void in the playschool system where kids were not allowed to be just kids. To run along, play and enjoy each day of childhood.
I felt the current system has too much of pressure in terms of academic excellence and other peer pressures.
I painfully saw this almost kill the spirit of my kids.
I was almost helpless since I had to get up and go to work and leave kids at the mercy of the education system we had created.
I fully understood my plight and had the nudge to do something about it.
Create something where kids can be kids while they develop a very strong foundation that they can fall back on when they face life.
COVID Pandemic happened. Because of COVID situation had to put my plans on hold.
However wanted to continue with my plan. Hence started developing my schools website yellowplayschool.com.
One things is when you start an entrepreneur journey. You pretty much are the head and the tail and everything in-between to your business. No more fancy teams or reportees.
So, started working on my idea of how a ideal school should be and how to translate it to a curricula etc..
Then??…What am I doing blogging?..
I wrote so much content for my website that (Raja: rajapantham.com) said he won’t take the job till I trim it down. Ha..
But it was all my hard work., I cried.. He said .. then have a blog.. write what you want, share your experience and thoughts.
This will help in term of back-links to your school website. But more importantly it will help other parents.
And someone out there might just need that.
And …Viola! .. Here I am. What appears to be an accidental blogger. Accidental blogger or God Willed.. The verdict is not yet out.. Will know in time..
So now that you have read about me, you would be wondering..
Why am I continuing.. What keeps me going…
I have read all I need to on SEO and on Google ranking bla bla bla.. But then what I have realized after having written almost 100 articles thus far.. I am a better mother. I can see the change and the difference in my kids.
That I have no formal education on the subject of child psychology or parenting. But my own parenting experience is for almost 42 yrs (3 kids and their ages).
My complete failures and follies in child rearing has given me the needed experience to share the wisdom I have gained.
I can see that I wake up everyday with no alarm clocks and happy to be awake. I find an inner pull and nudge.
Its almost as if a voice is telling me “Keep Going” give your best. Translate your experience into wisdom and complete each blog post to the best you can…
I go to sleep tired and exhausted out of the days work. Sleep in peace and wake up just as happy.
And though at this point in time it makes no monitory sense. There is still peace and purpose in what I do.
I love this poem…
“If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking” ~ By Emily Dickinson
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain
So, In short, I believe that If I am able to help one concern parent and ease their pain. I shall not live in vain…. Nothing more.. Nothing less..
And that is all about me.
Who is the Yellow Team?.
If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb
No man is an island. We are a group of educators, professionals, teachers, friends, like minded individuals.
And above all mothers and grandmothers who work together with me inspiring , guiding and giving inputs as we address each topic.
End of about me and our purpose. About me.