Tanya Khubchandani Vatsa

Blogger, entrepreneur


Tanya Khubchandani Vatsa has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Economics, Psychology and English from the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated with her mind set on a public health degree knowing that she wanted to spend her career in health care and her time working in a hospital setting.

In 2010, Tanya graduated from Columbia University with a Master’s in Public Health focused on Health Management and Policy and with some experience under her belt that had made her realise that the work she enjoyed most was looking at quality and safety issues in the hospital space. Subsequently, she joined Montefiore Medical Group in the Bronx where she worked as a change management coach and was responsible for operational restructuring four outpatient sites that managed over 200,000 patients collectively.

However, the change Tanya initially was not equipped to manage as seamlessly was the serendipitous one that came out of her, demanding endless amounts of attention and was up through the night—her son, who was born in February 2014.  While on maternity leave, she realised that a lot of parenting came naturally to her, and all the reading she had done in preparation had helped her a great deal, what she didn’t know she was learning on the job, and the rest she was researching at night and making notes of.

Tanya realised that it was time for her, her husband, and her eldest baby Coco (other than her husband who she, till date, refers to as her eldest) to move back to India, where they would have a support system so that she could help her father diversify his business into healthcare like she had eventually planned to, and so that her son did not have to be a daycare baby and could grow up with his grandparents around him.

Tanya also started to email out the notes and research that she would keep jotting down on her phone to friends who were expecting and would ask her for advice. Eventually, she began to receive replies encouraging her to put those notes into a blog, and so she did, and that blog evolved into Mommy Diaries. As of September 2017, Mommy Diaries—the blog, has crossed over organic 108,000 reads without promotions of any kind, except for shares on Tanya’s own social media pages on Facebook and Instagram.

Tanya moved to India in August 2014, and joined her father at the Khubchandani Group soon after. They are working together to open a chain of hospitals and have a multispecialty hospital in Juhu, Mumbai and a cancer centre in Mumbai. Tanya is simultaneously working on expanding her blogging proprietorship to spread the message about instinctive and hands on parenting to more mothers. Tanya plans to enter the media space and is exploring various options with leading publications and digital/ TV networks.

Tanya has recently had a baby girl, and adopted another puppy, and has also taken on a personal mission to get fit and to help moms feel better about themselves.

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