Meet Gayathri! | Stamford Moms

How many kids do you each have and what are their ages?
I have one son, Age 6+ and two fur babies

What are your favorite family activities in the area?
Going to the Italian Center (pool and tennis in thesSummer); going to Mill River Park in the winter – ice rink & holiday festivities; going to all the parks in the area, visiting the new theater downtown Stamford and checking out the latest restaurants with my family.

What do you like about living in Stamford?
I love that I met my now husband here, and having ‘it all’ – the beauty of having a small city – with literally everything at our fingertips – something for everyone. Being a ‘transplant’ from Philadelphia, I can say that I’ve made Stamford my home – and have grown to love it – and remain an Eagles fan.

Tell us about your career, volunteer and interests.
I am currently a project manager supporting surgery leadership at a local major health system. I am an avid tennis player (in my spare time) and volunteer in various areas – including with the elementary school PFO, toys/clothing donations, reading to disadvantaged children. My greatest joy and job has also been that of being a Mom.

Tell us about your new children’s book.
Explore the rich and heartwarming relationship between a child and his two lesbian grandparents. Each expresses her bond in different ways, and both love the child all the more. The book is based on a true story, features dynamic and colorful illustrations, and celebrates diversity and inclusivity. My son and my in-laws truly were my inspiration as was my own Mother.

What made you decide to write a book?
More about the inspiration about my book can be found here on my publisher’s blog here!

Do you plan to write any other children’s books?
I do – but would like to be able to have this project spread its wings a bit before I get started on my next one!

What is the best piece of advice you’ve gotten from another mom?
The days may feel long but the years are very short …. Enjoy every thing about being in the ‘present’ – not rushing through or wishing you were at a different stage of life with your kids – or yourself.

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