Masala Mama May: Archana, Suzanne, and Karuna

Our community is made up of amazing women from all over the world and all walks of life. Despite their varied backgrounds, styles, and tastes, all masala mamas have this in common: they are strong, graceful, and possess love for life and their families that knows no bounds!

This month, we celebrate you: the masala mama! We’ve asked @i.archanelle, @gothamlove, and@karunasud a series of fun questions to find out a bit about them – read their answers below and get to know our community, one woman at a time!

This fashionista is a globetrotter with stories to tell. Age is a number that Archana and her daughter Katyayani do not believe in – and we totally get that! @i.archanelle


One word you would use to describe Katyayani:
RIOT & FEARLESS (it’s tough to stop at one!!)

One word Katyayani would use to describe you:
MINE (correction “ONLY MINE” says her father 😂)

How would you define your strength, your power?
Tenacious, focused, versatile – these qualities have always served me in good stead.  

Best parenting lesson you’ve learned from your mom?
Patience, Patience and loads of patience!

What do you like to do when you need some “ME” time?
Reading. It’s one thing I really miss. I was never seen without a book in the past! But then, I was never seen with my own little daughter either.  And that’s undoubtedly my greatest joy and accomplishment. I love running too. It clears my head and makes me a happier person.

What is your passion?
Traveling, writing and dancing!

Favorite place you’ve traveled to? What about it did you love?
I’ve traveled to 22 countries so far but my heart always beats hardest for Mumbai – my hometown. I love the sheer energy that emanates in my city and the warmth shown by Mumbaites. It’s one of the most resilient cities I’ve ever seen in my life. But, I’d be unfair if I didn’t mention the Big Apple. The energy, diversity and assimilation is unparalleled. I could travel there in a heartbeat.

A little fun fact about yourself
Ah? That’s quite understated, eh! I can’t stop at one 😅 Am crazy about dancing in the rain. I love writing Haiku! And my love for tigers can make me stand in front of one, completing disregarding the fact that I could be eaten alive! Ok, three wasn’t that bad 🙂

Your Spirit Animal
Tiger! Fiery passion, fearlessness, regalia in every ounce, dynamism – what’s not to love! 

What’s your secret mom talent?
Cooking! I never ever even dared to rate myself as a cook, but my daughter devours everything I make. She makes me a happy and satisfied mother! 

3 Emojis to describe life after kids

Suzanne is a New York Mamma! Whether, its a stroll through Central Park, celebrating New Years in China Town, or ice skating at Brookfield Place, We love seeing her kiddos, Marc (10), Harper (6), and Harlow (3) live life to the fullest! @gothamlove

One word to describe your kids.
Non-Stop.
One word you kids would use to describe you.
Pictures

Best parenting lesson you’ve learned from your mom?
Tomorrow is another day!

What do you like to do when you need some “ME” time?
Exercise or shop

Fun fact about yourself.
I moved to NYC all by myself

Your Spirit Animal?
A bird- I like to fly above it all and don’t sweat the small stuff

What’s your secret mom talent?
always making sure my kids feel loved at all times

WEmojis to describe life after kids:

Karuna is an Indian based blogger and #mompreneur. The little lady is Kenisha who turns 4 in June. What do we love about this duo?! Their fierce personalities and style. @karunasud

One word to describe Kenisha: Spirited.

One word Kenisha would use to describe you:
Fun – this is her fave word to describe when is super happy with me.

Karuna, how would you define your strength, your power?
My strength come from my daughter and I believe I have the power to live a life I want to if I put my mind to it!

Best parenting lesson you’ve learned from your mom?
Follow your Mom instinct when in doubt. You can never get it wrong!

What do you like to do when you need some “ME” time?
I love to pamper myself, wear a face mask, and binge watch Netflix in my PJs.

What is your passion?
To experience life. Tick off as many new things to do as possible and travel, travel and travel. I believe life is short, we must make the most of each moment, each day.

Favorite place you’ve traveled to?  What about it did you love?
Ao Nang, Krabi. It was surreal to say the least. I think am a beach bum and I love the slow paced simple life I experience there.

A little fun fact about yourself:
I wanted to be Miss Universe when i was growing up. I was absolutely enthralled by watching Sushmita Sen win the Miss Universe crown in 1994 at the age of 18.I still remember i was all of 10 but I wanted to be this smart woman who outdid the girls from across the globe! and she was an army kid and a scorpion like me, I totally wanted to be her!

Your Spirit Animal
Grey Wolf

3 emojis to describe life after kids

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