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Shweta Ganesh Kumar
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"I was asked to abort my little champ four times for different reasons till the second trimester. I hated going for scans .I decided to continue and not to give up and I was very sure my baby was fine.
I was told I may have to deliver by 26 weeks because of
issues. I changed my gynaecologist , told her I do not want to take anymore scans, became stronger and kept telling myself that my baby is fine. I delivered my champ in the 37th week because of Maternal distress.
He was perfectly fine amidst all the reports and Scans which said he might have structural issues
The minute I saw him, all the emotions I had stuffed inside me gushed out.
My Doctor said, ”Look at him,and his body... He is a champion."
After my champion's birth, he had a genial hernia and so we went in for a
minor procedure to correct it and he was about to be discharged on the same day. After the procedure, he was fine and normal.
But, wait! It was like he forgot something. As if he had forgotten to thank God for giving him a beautiful family. Yes, he left me suddenly, abruptly... Just like that..no eyeball movement, no heart beat, no pulse...
The next minute, there were so many sisters and doctors.
Some lifting him upside down, hitting him hard on his chest and thighs, pumping oxygen etc..
Still no response...
Everything happened before my eyes. I stood still and looked at him and said, "You will come back .Don’t give up!"
Today, in the Times Of Amma read Ranjani's account of her One Month Old's date with God.
Straight from the heart, it reminds us of the importance of staying positive even when everything seems bleak.
http://www.timesofamma.com/#!Mom-Speak-Ranjani-on-her-One-Month-Olds-Date-with-God/c1a1n/578c827d0cf256540e9ce323
‪#‎Motherhood‬ ‪#‎HonestParenting‬ ‪#‎TimesOfAmma‬
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My latest article for Women's Web.
Is there a story behind your child's surname?
Thank you to all the mommies who took the time to mail me your experiences.
http://www.womensweb.in/2016/05/hyphenated-surnames/
A child’s surname has always denoted his or her heredity - mostly paternal heredity. Until the birth of hyphenated surnames or those created from the parents’ first names.
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"Communication is the key. And it is not only communication around Child Sexuality Awareness, but in general. We need to start with trust. As adults and parents, we need to build a trust factor with our children. These topics are to be dealt with as a one-time session. It needs to be a culture in our community and that's what we are aiming at. We want to be able to and enable others to talk about any topic with their children.

We should empower them to say 'no' in uncomfortable situations, no matter who is cause of it. Have faith in them. Have trust.

We need to stop taking decisions for them and saying things like "It's ok, that's your uncle - let him hug you", "I know your tummy is not full, eat more" (how do we know this and even if we do, how does it matter if the child eats one bread/roti/idly less?). When your child says the milk is too hot for him, allow him to be. It may not be too hot for you, but maybe it is for him. When something is uncomfortable for your daughter, do not force her to do it."

Star Mom Rashmi Balakrishnan talks to the Times Of Amma on on how parents can do their bit and why Child Sexuality Awareness needs to be talked about openly."
Read the complete article here -
www.timesofamma.com
Must-read!
#TimesOfAmma #StarMoms #ChildSexualityAwareness
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So, this is something I've been working on. Presenting a little something from Kummi ™ - Indian Dance Fitness for baby-wearing Moms and Moms-to-be. You get to shimmy and shake with your baby and tone up at the same time. I'm working on bringing this as a class/workshop near you, but for starters here is my YouTube Channel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN2ePDiWz54
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‪#‎MondayMunchies‬: Today on the site, we have not one but two healthy and yummy popsicle recipes from mom blogger and former marketing professional Shinta Simon.
Come drool a bit and then try this icy cool recipe that is perfect for the summer!
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‪#‎TimesofAmma‬ ‪#‎HealthyRecipes‬ ‪#‎EasyRecipes‬ ‪#‎KidApproved‬
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A powerful message from a Mom whose five year old son was told that his skin colour was not "nice"

http://www.timesofamma.com/#!Fiveyear-old-told-his-brown-skin-was-not-nice/c1a1n/56d8307e0cf2cacdc422e295
A powerful message from a Mom whose five year old son was told that his skin colour was not "nice" --- My name is Liya. I have two beautiful boys Joshua, 5 a...
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"I composed myself and asked again, “Doc is that a cleft?”, yes she said.
“How severe is it?”
“Seems like a wide complete.”
For some reason my questions seemed so instinctively informed that it was almost as though my soul was ready for it.
“You mean all the way to the back of her mouth?”,
“Very high probability” came her quiet reply.
I couldn’t hold back the tears rolling down my cheeks. I braced myself again and messaged my husband to come back quick to the place for I did not have the strength to walk out of there alone. My mind was now racing at a 1000 miles per hour.
“What kind of support do we need to take care of this baby?” I asked.
“I will help you figure this out” came her reassuring response.
Our drive back home was dark. I was swinging between hysterical outbursts and reassuring myself that we will find the strength to tide through this. This baby chose us to be her parents as much as we chose her to enrich our lives. From that very moment began our cleft journey as an entire family."
The Times Of Amma is honoured to feature Nameeta Sohoni as a star mom.
Communication Designer and Mother of Two, Nameeta talks to us about the story behind 'Cleft Strong Moms', which is also gorgeous Tara's story.
Read the complete story here
http://www.timesofamma.com/#!Star-Mom-Nameeta-Sohoni/c1a1n/5771cf6f0cf2c8c6f2c5487a
‪#‎CleftStrong‬ ‪#‎StarMom‬ ‪#‎TimesOfAmma‬
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"The Moon is disciplined, patient and balanced. Parents need to be high on patience, balance and discipline. The Moon’s crescendo presence is an analogy that I have used for parents’ presence in the lives of children.To connect moon with Parenting 2.0, I brought in 27 Nakshatras (asterisms) and wove their characteristics to write a Parenting book which philosophises and offers solutions too.It helps parents to balance out the imagination and reality in their lives. It motivates them to create a fine balance between raising themselves and raising children."
“Don’t Raise Your Children, Raise Yourself,” is an interesting mix of parenting guide meets compendium of Hindu Mythology. In the book, the author Dr. Swati Lodha interprets the spiritual dreams that she has as parenting wisdom.
Dr. Swati Lodha reached out to me to review her book, that has fast become a bestseller on Amazon India.
Despite her busy schedule, Dr. Swati also agreed to an interview with the Times Of Amma and we are very happy to host her thoughts for our community.
Read the complete interview that also contains an excerpt that she has generously shared with us.

http://www.timesofamma.com/#!Star-Mom-Dr-Swati-Lodha/c1a1n/573006e40cf20cbfb2957d3c
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"Sometimes I wonder if she ever thinks it was wrong to encourage us to pursue NRI dreams. She witnessed both her kids graduate as engineers. Saw her daughter break records in academic scores in India and abroad. Welcomed a son-in-law and daughter-in-law like her own. Graduated to a double grandmother with the birth of two grandsons and travelled the world after my father’s retirement. She witnessed the death of her mother and brother in quick succession, yet she remained strong and forever the sweet person, until three years ago. She lost her eyesight to a botched cataract surgery. I could hear the pain she was going through on the phone, she wanted me by her side. I cried that night."

This heart-warming piece is brought to you by M. Vinod, who is also Times Of Amma's first male writer.
Thank you Vinod for stepping up and volunteering your thoughts on your Amma
Read the complete article here - www.timesofamma.com

If you are a proud son who would like to share your memories and thoughts about your inspiring Amma, send us a note to get featured on our page.
#MothersMonth #ProudSon #TimesofAmma 
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In conversation with Malayala Manorama Online on life as a traveller.
http://www.manoramaonline.com/style/love-n-life/shweta-ganesh-kumar-a-travel-lover.html
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ചില പെൺയാത്രകൾ ശ്രദ്ധേയമാകുന്നത് ഒറ്റ നിമിഷത്തെ ആവേശത്തിൽ എടുക്കുന്ന ചില ശരിയായ തീരുമാനങ്ങളുടെ പിൻബലത്തിലാകാം. അറിയപ്പെടുന്ന പത്രപ്രവർത്തകയും എഴുത്തുകാരിയുമായ ശ്വേതയുടെ കാര്യവും അങ്ങനെ തന്നെ. മലയാളിയായി ജനിച്ച് സി എൻ എൻ- ഐ ബി എൻ കറസ്പോണ്ടന്റ് ആയി ജോലി നോക്കുന്നതിടയ്ക്ക് ശ്വേതയ്ക്ക് തോന്നി,
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When was the last time you hugged your older kid?
Read this ‪#‎honestparenting‬ story from mother of three, Nimmy Jerry Kaithakkel who tells us what happened when she hugged her eldest daughter. ~
http://www.timesofamma.com/#!A-Mother-Hugs-Her-Eldest-Child-And-Then/c1a1n/56e6bcea0cf290399f43f2df #TimesOfAmma #HonestParenting
When was the last time you hugged your older kid? Read this honest parenting story from mother of three Nimmy Jerry Kaithakkel who tells us what happened when ...
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"I was back home in India, for almost a year after Vedika was born. I was always being told what to do and how to do it when it came to raising my daughter. From how to bathe her, to what to feed her, to ways to rock her to sleep and what not. They were all being said out of love and concern and keeping the best interest of my child in mind. But I needed my space. I wanted to find out on my own what my baby liked and didn’t. I wanted to make my own mistakes and learn from it. And I am glad I did."
An inspiring interview with Expat Mom and Writer, Aswathy Kumar.
Read more here:
http://www.timesofamma.com/#!Star-Moms-Aswathy-Kumar/c1a1n/56c15e760cf2b079d1270805
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The Times of Amma is happy and proud to kickstart the Star Moms series with an interview of Star Mom Aswathy Kumar. Currently based in Myanmar, Aswathy is a for...
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Shweta Ganesh Kumar is a bestselling author and travel columnist. A former television correspondent, today she is a full-time Advocate of Sustainable Living.
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Writer. Mother. Wife. Traveler.
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Indian Commercial Fiction Writers and Head vs Heart
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Every sixth person in my network is now an author. Some of them successful, either through the quality of their writing or their proven sale

Domestic bliss, displacement and desi wives
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Happily ever afters have not lost their appeal but Shewta Kumar takes fairytale endings with the land far away as a launch pad and enlists a

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a review of A Newlywed’s Adventures in Married Land
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Review of Maya-In search of Tantric Father by Vipin Behari Goyal
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“Maya-In search of Tantric Father" by Vipin Behari Goyal Being an Indian, I came across many of the tales of India. All the Vedic literature