Rashmi Balakrishnan is a mother of two, with ten years of Corporate Experience. She is also a freelance writer who has been published in various journals.
Rashmi is currently working on creating modules to start conversations with children on previously undiscussed topics. Part of this is a subject very close to her heart. - Child Sexuality Awareness. The Times of Amma got a chance to talk to Rashmi on the topic. She talked to us on how parents can do their bit and why Child
A mom is generally perceived as a person who has very soft hands (as they show in the advertisements), who is mature and understands the desires of her children without giving any indication.
Well, my mom belongs to a different cadre altogether!
My mother is a sportsperson, hailing from a village and a state shot-put champion with strong and rough hands. She is a person who gets excited when Dhoni hits a six and jumps, claps and hides herself in the kitchen during the last
As a parent you have this overwhelming sense of responsibility to teach your kids the right thing. Overnight you become this role model, this personification of virtue, put on a pedestal where you can do no wrong. I watch my words, I watch my temper, my table manners and even whether I am enforcing gender stereotypes.
However in this great effort of being a good mom, I realised I was missing out on the little things that my daughter was teaching me. There is so much that one
Unconditional, resilient, strong- traits that I see in the 3 women in my life. All my life I have seen my mum go the extra mile with my dad to ensure my happiness above all things. Much as I appreciated the efforts, what I did not fully comprehend was that your brain is constantly ticking to be one step ahead of your child, to think ahead of her needs, comfort, safety, future-until I became a mother myself. You are on the go so constantly that you have no time for yourself. W
Unconditional love |ənkənˈdiSH(ə)n(ə)l ləv| (adj,n) 1. Amumma Dear Amma, Two years ago you were wheeled into an operating room to treat an acute stomach ache. I spent my 23-hour flight to Bombay thinking of how I would sit beside you, cook for you and entertain you when you were discharged from the hospital. Just like you did for 31 years of my life. But I never did get the chance. I had never known of a life without you. The first person to hold me in the operating theater w
Defining my Amma is not at all easy for me, because she was so much a part of me.
There were no secrets between us and we kept nothing untold.
Evening tea times were the liveliest ones, when we used to sit and talk about the day’s events. All her temple acquaintances were familiar to me as my college friends and workmates were to her. Since she used to keep the family relations very much alive through phone calls and letters, I too remained well informed about my aunts an
I have been scribbling random stuff relentlessly, however when assigned this task of writing about my mother, I seem to fall short of words. Why is it so difficult to write about the person who matters the most? I must have been about a year and a half or two, around the time when I had begun gauging my surroundings. Mom worked with a bank that was barely a mile away. She always dropped home for lunch and perhaps to give me a quick cuddle too. But a quick cuddle never satisfi
Welcome to yet another edition of the Times Of Amma Mompreneur series where we talk to mothers who have transformed their passions into money-making ventures.
From online jewellery stores, to handmade craft collectibles to potential actualizing workshops and much more. We hope that their accounts of the highs and lows of their entrepreneurial journey will inspire other mothers to hold on to their dreams and follow them through.
Today, we speak to Sharada Dilip from HappyMo
If a thing is worth doing it's worth doing well, aptly sums up all the inexhaustible spirit of Sneha Vedula.
This mom of one spends her weekdays managing Tulip Kids, a successful chain of after-school and pre-school centres that she co-founded with her friend Deepti Mohta, in and around the Bay Area, US. Over the weekends, she is busy volunteering at SiliconAndhra, a non-profit organisation, taking care of its publicity or fund-raising activities or doing community service
Dr. Divya Menon is an Oral Pathologist currently enrolled in the Research Post-graduate program at the University of Hong Kong.
She is a gold medalist in Dentistry from the Government Dental College, Calicut and a holder of the Masters Degree (MDS) in Oral & Maxillofacial pathology. After working as an Oral pathologist/lecturer in a Dental College for a couple of years she decided to pursue her interest to look deeper into the cells which she sees every day under the micro