[Maasi means “maternal aunt” or “mother’s sister” in Punjabi (A sub-continent language). “Maasi” is also ‘Mausi’ in Hindi and old Urdu.]
Whether you are called a MOM, Mother, Mummy or Mama, or any other name under the sun, there is one common fact that we all share… that is, we crave the company of other moms in order for us to share, to believe and to understand that the chaos in our lives is not unreal.
This blog has been created by us for all of you moms out there who want motherhood to be one never-ending adventure (which it is, really) but more importantly, to be able to enjoy it as well, along the way.
We all need people who can understand us, a place to go to in our desperate times, when we feel so down we just want to shut ourselves in a room, never to come out again. But of course, you know it as well as I do, this is not how the story goes which (among other reasons) is exactly why we came up with the idea of this blog. And exactly why we want you all to be an active part of it!
Let this blog be somewhere you can come to be inspired, to be encouraged and to find hope when you feel you’re losing faith in yourself. A place to giggle over a cute story, take part in a “mommy rant” or just give your very precious two cents about anything which could be of use to other mums.
Remember, you can ask us if you are having any problems that you think you need help with. You can approach is and it will be our utmost pleasure to be of help.
Just be happy and strive, strive always to be the best mom you can ever be. And being the best doesn’t necessarily mean being a super mom. Sometimes, being the best mom only means being there for your children, whenever they need you. Sometimes it’s just as simple!
A brief little history of this cute little word, “Maasi”!
Okay, so we call ourselves the Maasis and are very glad about it too! But wait, what does this word Maasi actually mean?
Maasi (Punjabi): maternal aunt; mother’s sister. ‘Mausi’ in Hindi and old Urdu.
Sadly, the correct usage of this word has diminished to a great extent nowadays. These days, the house helpers around Pakistan are mostly called maasis. Which isn’t bad in anyway, if anything it gives these women the respect that they deserve for doing all that they do for us. But having said that, this modern usage of the word “maasi” has to a great extent, diminished its proper use and the word “maasi” is now synonymous to a house maid. So much so, that most people in Pakistan, let alone anywhere else, are unaware of what this word initially stood for.
We, at Maasi is Trying, realise this absurdity and it is exactly why we chose this name to represent us. We want to give the respect back to this word; also to make people realise that maasis (the ones who work day and night for our comfort) are actually very much like our maternal aunts and should be respected as such.
Happy reading! 🙂