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Bathrooms Accessible in Every Situation (BABIES) Act

In News & Notes on 7 October 2016 at 8:00 pm

Bathrooms Accessible in Every Situation (BABIES) Act

It is crazy that we need an Act to ensure that bathrooms are accessible in every situation but let it not be said that Obama just ignored the need as so many presidents before him.  Just in the nick of time too.  Thanks to his timely action, the men save face and can be satisfied that it did not need to wait for a woman president to make sure that they had a place to change babies diapers in public restrooms.

Obama and Baby aren't seeing eye to eye

Situation?  Obama and Baby aren’t seeing eye to eye …or maybe one of them’s gotta GO.

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2015 in review

In News & Notes on 30 December 2015 at 10:09 am

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 54,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 20 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Peace, Justice and You(th) 2015

In News & Notes on 8 April 2015 at 8:00 pm

For the first time, the Association for India’s Development hosts a youth conference at the Annual AID Conference!  Here is your chance to meet other parents who share the ideals of peace and justice while our children engage in creative activities together.   Sign up today!

Charlotte, 2013.

Charlotte, 2013.

Taking the dome to the next level.

Taking the dome to the next level.

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The hills were alive with the sound of Tamia….

In News & Notes on 23 March 2015 at 2:40 pm

Tamia Naira Chetana.  Some would say its quite a long name for someone that small. Not quite five months yet, Tamia has gone through quite a bit in this time, justifying the name. “Tamia” is a hill station  in Central Madhya Pradesh surrounded by the lush forests of the Gondwana region. In all likelihood, our second daughter was born there… “Naira” is her birth name, given by her caregivers in Shishu Greh, Chhindwara. Lastly, “Chetana,” breaking away from the patriarchal naming norms.

Our first family selfie!

Our first family selfie!

While our roller coaster of a ride lasted less than 2 months, it was a lot longer for her, going from a small hospital in Tamia where she was first treated, to the District Hospital in Chhindwara where she finally started getting some much needed nourishment. Tamia came home with us on the 21st of March. Read the rest of this entry »

2014 in review

In News & Notes on 1 January 2015 at 3:24 am

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here's an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 27,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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New La Leche League Leader in Town

In News & Notes on 3 November 2014 at 8:01 am
Please join AskAmma in congratulating Chetana Amma for completing the training to become a certified La Leche League Leader.
La Leche League, an organization founded more than 50 years ago when breastfeeding rates had dropped close to 20% in the United States, has helped many millions of families get adequate information, technical, emotional, social and political support to defend the time, space, nourishment and respect for women’s bodies that improve our confidence and enhance our ability to breastfeed.   My mother was a member and I saw the difference it made for her and for my sister.   I too benefitted from the personal support of a La Leche League leader when I experienced difficulty with latch-on in the first days of my daughter’s life.

In India there are communities where women have been breastfeeding for generations, with plenty of support from their families and neighbours. Increasingly however, women are finding themselves without critical support for breastfeeding in the time of need.  Breastfeeding rates are dropping in urban as well as rural parts of India. Read the rest of this entry »

Introducing Kinu

In News & Notes on 30 October 2014 at 5:28 am
Swandana & Kinu

Swandana and her baby brother Kinu in Appalagraharam, Andhra Pradesh.

With great pleasure we introduce Ask Amma readers to a new little baby in our circle, born to Nirmala Amma and Peter Bappa in Appalagraharam in Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh at the express request of their daughter Swandana, henceforth known as Akka.

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CRINGE: David Bradley offers to out-mother Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi’s own mother.

In News & Notes on 3 July 2014 at 3:53 pm

What is more cringeworthy than the CEO of PepsiCo insisting that there is nothing wrong with artificial sweeteners & GMOs and announcing “peace drones” to deliver Pepsi (even in Pakistan!)?

The owner of the Atlantic trying to mother her.
David Bradley, owner of The Atlantic and Indra Nooyi, CEO of Pepsi at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

David Bradley, owner of The Atlantic reassures Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo of her wonderfulness at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

We are talking creepy crawly cringeworthy, that makes you shudder from the shoulder and grimace out of your ears. Read the rest of this entry »

Nursing Kurtas – Special

In News & Notes on 11 May 2014 at 8:00 am
Nursing at home.  No need to go inside when visitors arrive.

Nurse without lifting or opening anything.

Exclusive to AskAmma readers are beautiful Nursing Kurtas that make it a breeze to nurse anytime, anywhere, in style!

Available at the AID Conference in Boulder Colorado and by post.   Contact Askamma.

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2013 in review

In News & Notes on 5 January 2014 at 12:00 pm

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 19,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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