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And it isn't 'natural' to all women.
There really are some advantages of being a mom in India.
There's no one way to be a 'good mother'.
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I am the founder of a news website for parents called Mom is Born. Mom is born. Because every time a baby is born, a mom is born too, right? It never occurred to me that there could ever be a situatio...
Would-be-moms are pampered during pregnancy. This has been a tradition in the country and as urban affluence has grown it's been taken to the next level. One finds maternity hospitals lining up array...
Meet Neha. According to me and a lot of people I know, she is the perfect person. She's smart, funny and beautiful, both inside and out. Neha is a successful lawyer. She decided to put her career on h...
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In the villages of Indonesia, teens often have limited access to family planning due to misconceptions about birth control and cultural taboos. Photographer Sonia Narang met women, like 19-year-old Wa...
You've always been mean to me, Mom. I vividly remember that day when I played so hard in the hot sun. I think I was about 7 years old. With love filled in my heart, I came running home to hug you, thinking you would serve me food. Instead, you snapped at me and told me to serve myself. I was so hurt, Mom.
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You are creating a human being--that is the greatest creation! A painter paints a picture; we call it great art. Picasso--we call him a great artist. But what about the mother who created Picasso? A poet writes beautiful poems, but what about the mother who created Shakespeare? We don't think about mothers as the greatest creative people on Earth.
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Hey there! Mom here. You are not surprised, right? Moms always love to send tons of words to their children--written, spoken, thought of, dreamt up, copied, heard, wise and more--yada yada and blah blah! But guess what, I am writing today because some words that came my way made me squirm a little. The ones that normally go around during Mother's Day season. Am I really that great? Such a gift to humankind?
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The first time I saw my mother cry I was about 12 years old. I remember finishing my homework one night and going into the bedroom. That's when I saw her weeping. I remember feeling that something was really wrong because my mother wouldn't cry unless the matter was truly shattering.
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My own mother was so busy working full-time and keeping house, she hardly had the luxury of a leisurely chat with me. Though she was a rock solid influence in shaping my health, conscience and general happiness, my emotional growth was pretty much dependant on my grandmothers, aunts, older cousins or sometimes even neighbours.
Indian supermodel Carol Gracias has just upped the game for all ramp shows with her baby bump. Clad in a stunning green and pink sari, the soon-to-be-mom walked the ramp for Hyderabad-based designer G...
Over the years I have grown up physically as well as emotionally and mentally. I used to be this little girl whose world revolved around her dolls. What's changed is that I am not so little now, and m...