Tina is a wife, mom to Gia (9), Kaylee (4), & Kyle (2). She owns an Indian boutique in Queens, New York where she spends most of her time. Tina enjoys shopping, cooking, decorating and meeting up with friends when she’s not working at her boutique.
Connect with Tina
Q. How did becoming a mother change you?
Tina Motherhood changed me by letting me understand how to care for someone else who I will forever love. It gives me the feeling of someone loving me in a way no one will.
Q. Are you a conventional or unconventional mother?
Tina I am not a conventional mom, I want my children to learn that anything is possible. We may not always have a sit-down dinner or eat organic food but we have love. I always try to do what’s best for my children. I teach them that it’s ok to be different.
Q. What is the hardest part of being a Mother based on your experience?
Tina The hardest part of being a mother is seeing my children get hurt when I say ‘No’ to something they want, knowing that I will never stop worrying about them, and never getting to take a peaceful shower. 🙂
Q. Is Motherhood different than you had imagined? Is your reality better than what you imagined?
Tina Motherhood is way different that I ever imagined. My reality is so much better than what I used to think it would be. I have great children.
Q. Who is your ‘mom’ role model?
Tina My mom is my role model. I try to walk in her footsteps. She is the strongest and most energetic woman. She babysits, cooks, and cleans even when she’s not well. I admire her strength so much.
Q. What do you do for ‘me time’?
Tina I have ‘me-time’ at my job, I am very lucky to be able to work for myself. I will sometimes leave my employees and take a little getaway to do my mani and pedi. When I’m not busy I like to watch movies or read.
Q. Share a family tradition you do with your kids.
Tina One family tradition we like to do together is family movie night once a week.
Tina The biggest mistake I ever made as a parent is giving my kids too many choices and trying to make them happy even if it means going out of my way.
Q. What’s the one thing you wish you could do differently as a mother?
Tina The one thing I wish I could do differently as a mom is to make more alone time for each of my kids. Being self-employed doesn’t allow me that often.
Q. As a mother, what do you feel you miss out on the most?
Tina I feel like I miss out on a lot by working 7 days a week. I didn’t hear their first words or see them take their first steps.
Q. What is one thing you wish to teach your children?
Tina One thing I wish to teach my children is more about my culture and I try very hard but it’s a work in progress.
Q. What is your biggest fear as a mother?
Tina My biggest fear as a mother is living in this crazy world where people lose their children every day.
Q. What word would your kid (s) use to describe you? and why?
Tina One word that my kids use to describe me is STRONG. My 10-year-old daughter thinks the world of me. She always tells me that I do too much and I can handle anything.
Q. What is one piece of advice you would give a new or expectant mother?
Tina One advice I would give a new mother is give it your all and love unconditionally. Most of all stay strong and positive.
Q. What do you wish your kid (s) knew about you?
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