‘TheGlitzMegaStarMom’ Shifa Merchant, content creator & travel and lifestyle blogger: “All moms are silent heroes in their own way!”

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They are called the ‘Mama Bear and Baby Bear’ A-team. Meet TheGlitzMegaSuperMom Shifa Merchant, who is a travel and lifestyle blogger known for her blog Sassy Shif Says. A proud mama, she is an exciting content creator, avid dreamer, curious traveller and a complete feminist with her fiery Leo energy. After she became a mother to the “most angelic baby boy Ayaan”, she further stretched out her wings and reached out to the sun. And now this ‘A team’ of Mama Bear and Baby Bear continue to explore the world together, one destination at a time.

Shifa Merchant

As a part of the 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?

There have been so many moments of fear, doubts and anxiety as a first-time Mama since I held my baby for the first time in my arms as I delivered in May 2020 during Covid at a time when vaccines did not exist. But every single day, my baby taught me how resilient, kind and brave he is. One particular day I remember when we got the news that our baby might have been exposed to the virus, I broke down in tears. But imagine a 9-month-old angel crawling to his mama only to wipe her tears away and hug her, and that’s what my little one did! At that moment I realized how my actions affect my little one and the only way forward is to hold on to my beliefs a bit more positively! It was such a magical learning moment for me as a mama. The Glitz Mega Star mom to me personally is celebrating every Mother in her own unique way and giving her identity a platform. After all, all moms are silent heroes in their own way!

Could you describe your experiences as a momfluencer/ mompreneur? Pick out three of fave moments with your li’l ones.

After I became a mama, I very naturally started speaking about my mom and baby experiences and my audience supported me. There are so many incidents that are etched in my heart forever when it comes to my little one but here are some of my most favourite ones…
1) My li’l one had just turned 2 and once under our building, he went running outside to the building next door. He had seen an old lady walk all by herself with great difficulty. She had no walking stick. This tiny human held her hand and said, “Ayaan help you”. After this, we stayed there for an hour and watched our little miracle child help the old lady walk by holding her hand. I will never forget what the old lady told us and how she blessed our little human. My heart exploded with so much happiness that day.
2) Once our kitchen staff had cut his finger while cooking. Now imagine our 2-year-old baby boy came running to our room and told us it’s “emergensheeee” and Mama get “bandaid and sofra” and runs back to help him clean his wound. We were told that day, he has a heart of gold and that he’s God’s child. I’ll never forget that…
3) A few months ago, while my husband and I were about to leave the house for an event, he came running out to the door just to say, “Mama Dada Ayaan will Miss you, please take care”.


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