Thank you for stopping by. I am Suchitra. Born and raised in India, I came to the US 17 years ago to pursue my master’s degree. I went on to complete my doctoral degree and later moved to Chicago for work.
I met, fell in love with, and got married to my Canadian husband, Aaron, in a Hin-Jew wedding ceremony 3 years after moving to the Windy City, got pregnant a year later, and became a first time mom to one of the greatest blessings of my life; our son, J (a.k.a., Baby J or TJ).
Just as things were beginning to feel settled in, we decided to move cross country from Chicago to San Jose for Aaron’s new job. I had to resign from my job in Chicago and learn to slowly accept my new role as a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM). A few months after our move to SJ, we welcomed our daughter, Baby E (a.k.a. Teju) to our family. I feel extremely blessed and grateful for the life and family I have been gifted.
In addition to working as a SAHM, I blog, and co-parent. I am also a published (academic) author and worked as a journalist in a previous life. You can browse and/or buy my books at my E-Store. Just click on the “My Books” link. You will also find my recommendations for children’s books here. These were/are some of TJ’s favorite books. As Baby E picks up her own interests, I’ll add to the list of books.
I am available for freelance writing work of the non-academic creative kind (or the academic kind with the right research project too). I can be reached at: contactsuchitra at gmail dot com.
I tweet @thephdmama.
In this blog, I chronicle my experiences as a mom raising multicultural children with my husband, as well as our family’s adventures.
I hope you enjoy my journey of motherhood, parenting, and multicultural living.
April 13, 2017: Nationally publicized article on The Huffington Post (HuffPost)
My article, 10 Lessons I Learned After My Mother’s Death, was picked up by Huffington Post’s ‘Common Grief, a Healthy Living Initiative’ and promoted nationally. An earlier version of this article was published as a post of ThePhdMama. You can read it here.
March 8, 2017: Featured on “In Conversation With” Over Heaven’s Hill
I was interviewed by Geraldine who runs her award-winning blog, Over Heaven’s Hill and featured in her “In Conversation With” segment. You can see my post about it here and the complete interview here.
February 18, 2017: Blogger Recognition Award
I was peer-nominated twice and accepted the Blogger Recognition Award. Read complete post here
December 4, 2016: Post Featured on #GlobalBlogging
My post, Does A SAHM’s Sickness Matter More Than the Earning Partner’s? was featured as a Favorite Post on the #GlobalBlogging No. 8 link up.
November 8, 2016: Featured on #MeetTheFamily on TammyMum: A Family, Life, and Style Blog
Please click here to read the post and my answers to blogging related questions.
November 1, 2016: Blog Post Voted #1
My post, ‘Lessons from British Mom Bloggers‘ was Voted # 1 in the Week 8 series of the #FamilyFun link party by my peers – other mom bloggers. I am truly humbled and energized by the overwhelming response this post got. Thank you!!
October 25th, 2016: Featured Post
My post, ‘5 Challenges of Being A First Born‘ was a Featured Post on the #familyfun linky, the link party in which I participate the most. Hosts, Sarah and Karen are really cool folks with amazing blogs of their own. This post was picked from tens of other really, really good posts so I feel pleased to be recognized for this post. Thank you!!
October 19, 2016: Red Tricycle
The Managing Editor of the Red Tricycle Spoke Contributor Network reached out to me asking to republish my post about comparing kids. Please click on the headline, ‘Stop Comparing Kids. Now!‘ to go to their website and read the post.
October 3, 2016: First Guest Post – The Sisterhood of Moms
September 2, 2016: The Baby Spot, Canada
August 25, 2016: The Huffington Post
I am officially a blogger on The Huffington Post! You can read my posts by clicking on the ‘H’ to the left or click the links below:
August 9, 2016: The Baby Spot, CA
I made The Baby Spot, Canada’s ‘100 Top Mommy Bloggers of 2016’. You can read the complete list by clicking on the image above.
July 29, 2016: Chatterblock.Com
I published my first non-academic article online. Click on the link below to read it. It was published on www.chatterblock.com.
July 20, 2016: Blogger of the Day
I was chosen Blogger of the Day by The Baby Spot, a Canadian Online Magazine. This was quite exciting… someone actually noticing and legitimizing the time I spend writing this blog. Thank you, The Baby Spot.