19/05/2013 § Leave a comment
This is neon awesomeness!
19/05/2013 § Leave a comment
The busyness of parenting takes a lot away from me.
I’ve lost myself in it, found myself, and changed myself at different interval of times.
The words from Beth Woolsey serves as an inspiration and a reminder to embrace the moment that I am in now. I believe, you will feel the same way as well.
Meaningful words from Beth Woolsey:
1. You are a hero for your kids. You are. You’re a go-the-distance, fight-the-dragon, face-the-challenges hero for your kids. Taking a beating makes that more true. Not less.
2. We all struggle. Every parent. Everywhere. We all second-guess ourselves. And we all want to quit sometimes. Hold the good times close, and when things are tough, remember, “this, too, shall pass.”
3. Finding the funny may not save your soul, but it will save your sanity. Or maybe it’s the other way around. Either way, look for the humor and embrace the crazy. Laughter is a lifeline.
4. Every day, you will feel like you have mishandled something. Like you’ve been impatient. Like you’ve misjudged. Like you’ve been too harsh. Like you’ve been too lenient. You may be right. Apologize if you need to and then, whatever. Seriously. Just whatever. Let it go.
5. The crazy, the crying, the cuddles. The screaming, the sacred, the scared. The minutes, the magic, the mess. It’s all part of it. And it’s all worth it.
6. Family is the best. Even when it’s not perfect. And it’s never perfect. Ever.
7. At the end of organization, at the end of patience, at the end of perfection, we die to ourselves. And then love rises from the ashes. It sucks. And then it gets better. And then it sucks again. Still, love rises.
8. You will never regret parenting. Except for the teeny, tiny tons of times when you secretly wonder if you maybe regret it just a little. But, overall, never. And overall is what counts in the end.
9. Parenting is like climbing the big mountain. Look for the base camp. That’s where you rest, meet other climbers, take in oxygen and acclimatize. Base camp is what makes summiting possible.
10. You are not alone in this strange, vast, parenting ocean. Even in the dark of night. You are not alone. You’re not.
11. Kids know the way to magical and they’ll give you a free pass to come along. Breathe in the magic as long as you can, because that same kid is going to poop his pants in just a minute.
12. There’s a very fine line between enjoying the chaos and barely surviving. Actually, there’s no line at all. It’s all mixed up together. That “fine line” thing is a lie.
13. If you pay attention, kids will teach you how to laugh loudly, how to love deeply and how to live fully. They will also ruin all your stuff.
14. Any number of kids is a lot of kids.
15. Look for joy. You’ll find it in the middle of the busy. Or under the ridiculous. Or hanging from the overwhelmed in its underpants. Joy’s like that. It’s in the middle of everything. It’s completely unpredictable. And it will surprise you when you’re not expecting it. Like vomit and diarrhea, except good.
16. You will fall apart and do it all wrong. Forgive yourself. Ask your kids to forgive you. Set an example of resilient fallibility. Set an example of practicing the art of love — both loving yourself and loving others. No one does this parenting gig right the first time. Or the last time. Or the times in between. Showing your kids how to keep going after getting it wrong is a wonderful gift to give them.
17. Kids are difficult, gross, confusing and awesome. So are you.
18. Parenting will bring you face-to-face with yourself. It may be terrifying. It may break you. But it will also rebuild you, and you will be stronger than you ever thought possible.
19. Balance is a myth. Parenting isn’t a tight-rope walk; it’s a dance. Strive for rhythm instead of balance, and trust yourself to move to the ever-changing beat.
20. Yes, you will have days where you wonder where the hell the capable and organized you went. Yes, you will sit on the floor of the main aisle at Target by the check-out area with a child who is thrashing, screaming and calling you names. Yes, you will have to tell your child that the dog is not a napkin and to put down the urinal cake. If you do not do all those things literally, then you will do them figuratively. And yes, you will also hold that child and rock back and forth and tell him you love him and tell him he’s safe and tell him you’re not leaving even though he will someday leave you. This is parenting. It is tragic and triumphant. Messy and magical. Sacred and spectacular. And it is, always, fiercely worthwhile.
Beth Woolsey is the writer and humorist behind the Five Kids Is A Lot of Kids blog. This article was inspired by readers’ comments and originally published there. Beth is described by readers as “optimistic, authentic, poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, [capturing] the mom experience with all its pathos and humor.”
19/05/2013 § Leave a comment
I am going to innovate this recipe and make it for Am.
Photo Credit: Thewhoot.com.au
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18/05/2013 § Leave a comment
After a horrid work experience a long long long time back. I promised to treat myself kinder, especially after becoming a mother.
One thing I’ve learn: People who are unhappy with their jobs, will generally be unhappy with their lives. This is because the gloom of their work starts to affect their lives after spending long hours in it (work).
Therefore, I laid a ground rule for myself:
If I ever ever start dragging my feet to work again, it’s probably time to quit.
This ad took the words out of my mouth.
Enjoy and LOL.
16/05/2013 § Leave a comment
I know this has gone viral, but I still feel the urge to post this because I thought that the insight to what mothers are made of, is really powerful.
“The hardest job in the world, is the best job in the world.”
It is true, indeed.
A mother’s love knows no boundaries.
Thank you mum.
14/05/2013 § Leave a comment
A Special Sunday: A Mix of Mother’s Day Blogs
In some parts around the world, this Sunday is dedicated to the mothers out there. For Mother’s Day, we’ve rounded up sites on motherhood, parenting, and family. On WordPress.com, you’ll discover mothers on all paths: new moms, stay-at-home-moms, single moms, mothers who are full-time writers, and more. (Even mommy men, as you’ll see below.)
We especially want to highlight bloggers with unique perspectives and thoughtful commentary, as well as collaborative blogs with multiple contributors. So, we hope you enjoy this sampling of sites in honor of this special day.
Creative nonfiction writer Andrea Badgley lives with her husband and two children in the Appalachian mountains of Virginia. In the past, she’s caught our eye with thoughtful posts on both family and the writing life: a piece on putting food on the table, and a post on revisiting her childhood diaries. Her blog is a delight: lovely musings on
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12/05/2013 § Leave a comment
I’ve never complete my attempts at writing a story for Amelia because of my crazy schedule. There is a list of unfulfilled things I need to do, and this has somehow made it to the bottom of my list because of the frantic preschool search.
Anyway, I’ve written a few stories for her. Out of the lot, this is my favourite. unedited and it’s inspired by amelia’s curiosity of rain.
(maybe it sounds more of a poem. Lol. True blue writers, please be gentle with your comments.)
I wonder how it feels to be a raindrop.
I’ve heard the pit pit patter sound they made,
They seem to be have so much fun making a rain.
I wonder how it feels to slide down the umbrella.
Or fall onto the hands of a little girl.
I wonder how it feels like when two raindrops join and become one.
Or how they all come together and form a puddle.
It looks like so much fun when children come and make a splatter in the puddle!
I wonder how the raindrops must feel about all this,
which seems like so much fun.
When the sun is out,
they must all go back.
I wonder how it feels like to evaporate and be in the clouds.
It must be fun being a raindrop,
Even for a day.
Yay or nay?