For years, I prided myself on having mastered the art of work-life balance. Until I became a mom of twins. Now each day is as unpredictable as the weather and I try to squeeze as much productive time as I can in 1-hour installments (whether it’s pumping in between client meetings or running to the gym during my kids’ nap time). Prioritizing is key.
I was born in Bombay, India and grew up in Gaithersburg, Maryland (ranked as the #1 city for ethnic diversity in the US). I love speaking and connecting with people from all walks of life so it’s no wonder why I pursued a career in journalism. Upon earning my Masters in Broadcast Journalism, I moved to the motherland to work as a Television Anchor for CNN. I hosted the show “E Tonight,” and covered the gamut of events from the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks to Slumdog Millionaire at the Oscars.
A few years later, I reunited with an acquaintance while on a trip to New York, and as fate would have it, I ended up moving back stateside and we got married. We enjoyed our newlywed years living in the heart of Manhattan where we would stumble upon the best Turkish food in the city in Hells Kitchen or take in a Broadway show on a Tuesday night (“Rocky: The Musical” is by far my favorite). After reaching a peak in the television world, I decided to go out on my own and become an entrepreneur. I launched Kronologie Agency, a full service digital marketing firm dedicated to helping small businesses tell their brand story. While I had sleepless nights managing web development projects and overseeing video edits, I always made time for dance. I am a member of Sa Dance Company (led by ClassPass Founder Payal Kadakia). We’ve performed at several prestigious venues including the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theatre and the Museum of Art and Design.
Often times my friends who are fellow moms tell me there’s a distinct demarcation in their life — before kids and after kids (B.K. and A.K. if you will). What I’ve discovered is that when I allow myself to embrace motherhood while not losing sight of my purpose and identity, my mind is clear, my heart is full, and well, all is sane in my house. We mothers have a special power I refer to as “mom-sense,” a heightened intuition or sixth sense for everything! This platform is an outlet to share my mom-sense advice with a band of superheroes who can achieve anything we want in this world while helping our children do the same. Yeah, we’re pretty awesome. Thank you for being in my corner.