Nora Bali - Give It a 100%. Success Will Follow (Blogger)


Every week I come up with two videos – one about the regular bouts of parenting experiences and tips on how to raise a smart and happy child; the second one is a cooking series where I cook new and interesting dishes for children


Tell us more about your background and journey.

My name is Nora Bali. I am a content creator& a visual story-teller. Showcasing my roller-coaster ride of being a parent and a creative momma through relatable quirky videos and also trying some therapeutic cooking for kids at times.. keeps my hands full!

I have a channel called A Classic Mom on YouTube. I gave up my corporate career in MarCom as I wanted to give all the time to my little bundle of joy who came into my life in the year 2012.

Spending the early years of motherhood with my little one was the most cherishing time filled with kisses, smiles, tears, hugs, a lot of poop, but most of all – a lot of love and joy! As I elevated from a toddler mom to a pre-schooler, there were many things I wanted to teach my son. Like most other moms, I used to take to the internet and YouTube to find answers to my never-ending questions about Parenting. 

I found hundreds and thousands of DIY videos and makeup tutorials on “how to look your best in a party” to “how to apply eyeliner in 30 secs” but there were no videos on “how to raise a smart kid”. I did not find anything on “how to make them confident?” or “how to travel with kids abroad”. 

Incidentally, I had a long trip planned to the USA and had to travel with a 4-year-old and had no clue how to pack, where to go, what to feed etc. So, I decided that I am going to document every fun learning’s, tricks, and hacks, travel trivia that will help moms to plan their best trip with their kids. After I came back, I started my channel – A Classic Mom in June 2017.

Every week I come up with two videos – one about the regular bouts of parenting experiences and tips on how to raise a smart and happy child; the second one is a cooking series where I cook new and interesting dishes for children.


How has pandemic changed parenting as well as work for you?

Pandemic has been interesting. We get to spend a lot of time indoors. Parenting a child who is extra active and an outdoor person is very very challenging. Since there has been a massive increase in the use of laptops and iPads, we try to monitor the content that he is exposed to. 

For us digital detox has worked like magic. One day of a week everyone in the house will be digitally detoxed as in no TV or IPAD time for anyone.

The pandemic has taken my time in a lot of housework but I do take out time to play with Lakshu, and I manage to squeeze in my work as well. Planning the day in advance helps.


Where do you get the inspiration for your recipes and cooking videos?

Well, my only inspiration is my little man Laksu. He loves cooking too so I usually discuss my recipes with him and I mostly show all those recipes which is a big hit with him! 

He challenges me to try different ingredients and experiment. Even though he is 8 but he has the knack of combining the right ingredients to put together a recipe. 



Could you give us some tips for young parents?

Yes of course. My only tip to young parents is to give their children a very warm, inspiring and open space for them to blossom and grow. Putting too many rules and restrictions will make them do things your way. They should explore, learn, create and live their lives their way! Even if they are kids , involve them in every big /small decision you make in your family. Trust me on this. It will help them.



How do you maintain the work-life balance?

Well its all in your mind. Whatever you do you or no matter how hard you work, it will always be less for you in your work life and personal life. People around will complain. 

So my mantra is to set reasonable targets for you and go for it. Give it a 100 %. If you do anything with conviction, I guarantee you..it will turn around for you one day. 



What is your idea of success or your mantra in life?

My mantra has always been to do whatever I feel is right and give it a 100%. Success will follow. I do not believe in running behind success. I feel it’s much better to keep success behind us and grow to be a better person and contribute to humanity and life in whatever way we can.. That will be success for me.

Interviewed by - Shruti Gupta

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