Meet the Amma 

Jyotsna, a mother who is profoundly deaf talks about how Covid-19 and social distancing coupled with exclusionary technology is leaving her extremely isolated.

Alumnus of MIT and Columbia University, Anjali Mangalgiri is the founder and principal architect at Grounded. She is also the mother of two and talks about finding a balance between motherhood and entrepreneurship.

Kavita, an Adoption Advocate with particular emphasis on Down Syndrome Adoption talks about her journey with her daughter Veda.

April 28, 2019

Editor's Note: 
Shalu Sharma Rathod
is an inspiration. I've been following her journey as a mother of twin girls on Instagram. With simple yet expressive words and joy-evoking photos, Shalu writes about her life as a parent of a child who has been diagnosed with Asperg...

A couple of weeks ago, Anu Aunty put together a series of posts on being diagnosed with VESICOVAGINAL FISTULA, a health issue that is still a seen as a major concern in many developing countries around the world. Anu Aunty wanted to share her story in her own words wit...

Editor's Note Trigger Warning- Child Sexual Assault, Child Sexual abuse The following account is by Sowmya Ramasundar in her own words. She reached out to me via Instagram, with these words, " Thank you, Shweta. The first time I came across your blog, I was m...

Sushi Targett speaks up about 'Post-Adoption Depression' as a little documented phenomenon.

March 17, 2018

Those of you who follow the Times of Amma on Instagram and Facebook know, that in March 2018, I had the wonderful opportunity to speak at an conference that focused on Diversity. It was the 20th anniversary conference of FIGT or the non-profit association called Famili...


I was diagnosed with a sensironeural deafness when I was 30. I was, then a mother to a 2 year old daughter. A routine ENT check-up during my annual summer vacation in Madras revealed that I had already lost 60 decibels in both ears and since it was a progressive condi...

“You are so chubby and cute! No wonder your sister and you have dimples!”
“You have such slim arms for your body”
“You carry of sleeveless really well for “your kind”"
“You have good child-bearing hips”

Some of the few back-handed compliments that I’ve received all my...

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Meet Shweta, the expat mother behind the blog. 

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