What Our Mothers Could Have Told Us: A Journey of Self-Discovery Through Motherhood
ISBN : 9789674155360
Author: Haemala Thanasegaran
Published Date: October 2019
A humorous and heartfelt memoir of self-discovery through motherhood, based on the author’s experience in conceiving, delivering and raising a set of triplets while working and undertaking a PhD, along with the effects of migration thrown in. It showcases our journey and growth as mothers and more importantly, as women, and how we evolve and reinvent ourselves through the entire spectrum of motherhood, without losing sight of the physical and emotional balance at stake. It also acknowledges the strain on the spousal relationship along the way, and reflects on our relationship with our parents (and siblings) which in turn hard-wires our parenting style in a particular way vis-à-vis that of our spouse. It’s in essence, a validation of our fears, frustrations, hopes and accomplishments, and hopefully, what we can do to help retain our individuality, whilst doing right by our children.