“I WAS LIVING LIFE ON MY TERMS”

Most of my life felt like it read from a textbook…I finished my Engineering degree at 21 with a 3.9 GPA, completed my Masters in Computer Science from the US at 23 with a 3.7 GPA and was lucky enough to marry the man of my dreams! Professionally, some kickass opportunities came along which I grabbed with open arms and gave it my-all. There was constant learning. I was living life on my terms. 

Life just kept filling up and I felt like I KEPT CRUISING WITH IT –  first with the arrival of our daughter in 2011 and then the birth of our son, two years later. A lot of well wishers asked me to slow down, to take a break – but, both my mind and my body did not understand the need for it or maybe there was no time to even think about slowing down. I worked till the day I went into labour and then was back at work after 2 month of maternity leave. I have to admit though that I enjoyed the balance I had struck – I got the morning snuggles and messy meals with the kids, but I also loved what I did during the day at work.

Managing a full time work schedule, juggling kids’ activities and running a house was getting more and more challenging. It started to feel like I was always running and never quite seemed to catch-up.

After 10 great years together in the US, we decided to return to India in 2014. Of course, I continued to work full time. But I noticed that as my kids were growing up, it seemed like they needed their mom around more than ever. Their routines and schedules were getting busier than mine!

Managing a full time work schedule, juggling kids’ activities and running a house was getting more and more challenging. It started to feel like I was always running and never quite seemed to catch-up. 

I tried to better organise my life and our combined schedules using a variety of different digital tools, but nothing seemed to leave me feeling the way I craved. Light in my mind and strong from within. I became too familiar with the constant, underlying frustration of not having enough time for myself – to get to the things that mattered to me.

The multiple mother groups that I was on only made me feel further judged and insufficient. So I spoke to a bunch of closer friends who were also moms and realised that all of us had common woes – a need for something to make us feel organised and yet inspired, without all the cacophony.

Out of the blue (of course with all of the above still whirling in my mind), I stumbled upon Mamma-Miya and instantly connected with it’s vision. Meeting with Aashika felt so right – it was like we were both trying to solve exactly the same problem – for ourselves and for other moms like us.

All the synchronicities lining up the way they did, made the leap easier for me. And here I am now – devoting my time to help take Mamma-Miya to all the other moms out there feeling the same way. 

Mamma Miya is my attempt to give all “busy” moms a companion who thinks of their well-being when they are busy thinking for everyone else. 

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