TheGlitzMegaStarMom Geeta Arya, architect – Geeta Vaibhav Architects: “I am a mother of two boys, who owns a design business and every second of this journey has been magical.”

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TheGlitzMegaStarMom Geeta Arya is an integral part of Geeta Vaibhav Architects, which was established in 2006 with the intent to create spaces that make proud owners out of people. Helming a team of immensely talented and purposeful architects and designers, Geeta and her husband Vaibhav Arya, came together with Geeta’s design expertise and Vaibhav’s undisputed management skills. Since its inception, the firm has successfully catered to an eminent repertoire of clients like Zee TV, Suzuki, Jindals, G.D Goenka, Moti Mahal, Opulent malls, Priyagold, and Haryana Vidhan Sabha among others, for projects that scale a variety of design genres. Geeta Arya is also TheGlitzMegaStarMom and the proud mother of two boys. Ask her how she manages work and her two boys and Geeta says, “Running a business as a mother alludes to both my children needing my attention, and I can’t favour either of the two.” Read on…

Geeta Arya

As a part of TheGlitzMegaStarMom initiative, could you tell us about the magical moments of your journey as a MegaStar Mom and what TheGlitzMega StarMom initiative means to you?
Being a mother is often quoted as the most exhaustive yet rewarding job and I’d have to agree. I am a mother of two boys, who owns a design business with her husband as her partner and support system, and every second of this journey has been magical. Even the times that require every second of my strength are worth it because I get to feel alive amidst all my dreams. TheGlitzMegaStarMom initiative fills me with immense joy because just like myself, countless moms strive every day to make their efforts count and to be recognised for a role that has gone severely underappreciated for the better part of these past centuries is refreshing.

Could you describe your experiences as a momfluencer/ mompreneur? Pick out three of fave moments with your little ones.
I won’t lie, it is not an easy job, and I think moms around the world will agree that balancing family and career as a mother is synonymous with riding a tandem bike from the front. But I wouldn’t trade it for the world, as I get to enjoy exhilarating moments with my kids and share my passion with them through activities like sculpting or baking. We also enjoy late-night family bonding on weekends; you know the simple pleasures of life.

Tell us about three challenges and rewards of running a successful business or being an influencer while being a mother.

Running a business as a mother alludes to both my children needing my attention, and I can’t favour either of the two. I won’t say that sometimes one of them does take precedence at a given moment. For instance, if we have multiple projects at the firm running simultaneously or if one of my boys gets sick, I’m required to attend to them. Additionally, I have to work harder than my male counterparts to be accorded the same amount of respect in the field only on the grounds of belonging to the supposed ‘fairer sex’. I’m also expected to put my family first, while my husband, who has been a wonderful partner personally and professionally, doesn’t need to skirt these expectations. It is normal to juggle through them; pay attention that you continually balance the scales. I’ve tried to bring my kids and my passion together by enrolling them in skill enhancement, and though they are really young, we often enjoy brief brainstorming sessions in my office as they come up with some fascinating ideas too.

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