What I Didn’t Expect When I Was Expecting

by Tina Trikha

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-3966-5
  2. Pages: 200 pages
  3. Date: April 2016


As a career-driven professional, things were fairly organized and predictable in this woman’s life—that is, until she became a mother. What I Didn’t Expect When I Was Expecting chronicles a mom’s tempestuous journey, as she raises three children, moves continents and handles the demands of a high-pressure job.

What follow are rollicking anecdotes—of a mother, teetering on the brink of sleep-deprivation-induced-delirium, picking up new survival skills. These include strengthening her reflexes to dodge food projectiles; learning the art of controlling weak bladder muscles; and remaining sober during children’s birthday parties. Along the way, we’re also witness to her comical (albeit failed) attempts at becoming a ‘tiger mom’!

What I Didn’t Expect When I Was Expecting highlights a mother’s struggle as she strives to strike a balance between her children and her career by ‘leaning in’ without toppling over.


Tina Trikha is a mother of three school-going children. She has lived and worked in India, Hong Kong and the United States, and presently calls Mumbai her home. She holds degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Wharton School of Business, and finds those particularly useful when trying to teach multiplication to her children.

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