Meet the Amma 

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...

It's December 2018 and what better way to wrap up for this year than with a post about not one, not two inspiring Indian Moms but four of them! These amazing women are the brains and brawn behind, Namaste Switzerland, an online magazine that serves as a unique platform...

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

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...

Editor's Note:
As the Times of Amma continues to feature 'Inspiring Single Moms', here is a lovely guest post from Anjana Dhanavanthan who writes about her inspiring mother Maheswari who was a single parent in India, at the time when divorces were taboo. 
Read her...

As It Happened 

Two Months to the Due Date 


On the 17th February 2017 around 4 a.m, as I came out of the washroom after changing my clothes for the third time, he asked me what was wrong. I told him that I had been urinating from midnight without control. I...

Editor's note: 
I met Anupama, as I meet most Indian Moms these days, on Instagram. The fact that she too was an expat mom of two like me, living in Europe made her a kindred spirit of sorts and I started following her feed. The first time we struck up a conversation,...

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Meet Shweta, the expat mother behind the blog.