It has been more than six months since I last blogged. It has been a tiring and taxing months after the arrival of the boy. With so much to juggle – preparation of meals, feeding the boy, watching over the kids, reading and playing with the kids, washing and cleaning the kids and the house, and… Continue reading How we spend our year end holidays
I woke up early on the first day of 2014, took out my past year diary and browsed through the posts I wrote in my 2013 personal diary. It brought back precious memories of Dot’s first few days in her kindergarten, some amusing conversation we had, my personal thoughts, some useful and wise quotes I… Continue reading Only ONE thing in 2014
One morning, Dot got off the bed, rubbed her sleepy eyes and walked towards me in the living room. “Mommy, I want to watch Sound of Music.” “Cannot watch TV in the morning. You want me to read you a book.” Shaking her head, she replied, “No. I want to paint.” “Ok.” Painting in the… Continue reading Like a rose trampled on the ground..
I was preparing for lunch and I took the vegetables, fish and eggs out of the fridge. I noticed that the potatoes in our fridge are starting to grow eyes. I left the potatoes untouched for a few weeks no wonder eyes start popping out of the potatoes. I took one of the potatoes and… Continue reading Faith like Potatoes
First thing in the morning, Dot asked to be read her Bible stories. Daddy read her “God made the world” and “Noah built a boat” from her Toddler Bible. After each story, daddy drew on her new easel board to reinforce her learning by asking her questions. Dot could name most of the animals in the drawing. She enjoys drawing and scribbling on her new easel board! 🙂
The transition from a pregnant mom-to-be to a real mom is tough. The learning curve was very sharp and there was no way I could just throw the towel and call it quits. The early months, especially the first month of breastfeeding, was very challenging and draining due to lack of experience, knowledge and rest. Thankfully, at that time I was able to seek practical advice from friends who are already mothers.
As I got the hang of things, things are more predictable and I could manage myself and time better. However, I went through a period of ‘soul searching’ where I struggled with self-worth for several months as I could not imagine myself being a mom who just provides physical needs to my child – life must be more than that. I could definitely do much more than these!
I prayed. And that faithful day came! I felt convicted and convinced in my heart that I should be the primary care-giver of Dot, my adorable girl.
Never in my life would I imagine that I would make such decision but something in my heart said that I should give to what is more important – Dot. Being a mom starts to take on a new perspective.
It is a whole new learning experience being a mom- whether we learn from books, experienced mothers, doctors or teachers – the learning never ends.
As I am a rather forgetful person, I like to write them down so that I can refer to them on and off. Here I will share some of my experiences – fun, struggles, new findings, notes and so on. Feel free to share yours too. Learning together can be fun!
God bless your heart!