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A mother’s work is not just invisible; it can become a handicap. Raising children may be the most important job in the world, but you can’t put it on a resume.

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In Appreciation Of All Mothers

Our generation have invented words or been creative enough to label the type of mothers we are. I remember growing up there were only two kinds of mothers, the full time mom or housewife (The latter was commonly used. Nowadays, it is often called the SAHM or Stay At Home Mom) and the working mom (mostly referred to those who works outside home).

Now, let me tackle that a bit. It seems in the past, the type of motherhood was only differentiated in terms of whether or not you hold a job while raising kids. As if raising kids alone cannot be considered as a job in itself. I’m sure you have come across some memes in your social media, how much a SAHM should earn because being a SAHM encompasses varying careers and job titles. Perhaps with pun intended, but as they say, jokes are half meant.
I had been a WAHM and SAHM, and currently in between. And personally I can say that I had the most challenging time of my life when I was a SAHM. But this post isn’t about SAHM vs WAHM or SAHM vs Working Moms outside of home. It’s exactly the opposite.

This is about the various labels our generation had come up to describe what kind of mothers we are and highlighting what is most important.

Breastfeeding moms
Homeschooling moms
Mompreneur
Single moms
Young moms
Nesting mom
Empty nester moms
Helicopter moms
Tiger moms
Free range moms
Stage moms
Work at home moms
Stay at home moms

(*I know there are more.)

When we scrape off those adjectives, you will get the common noun – which is MOMS.

This is to remind us of our common ground. Strip off all the labels – we are all moms. No matter what direction you choose or parenting style you want to implement, I genuinely believe that all of us just want the best for our children.

And let’s celebrate that. Let’s celebrate the love we have for our children.

Thank you, Moms.
For raising kids to the best of your abilities.
For waking up early and staying up late.
For always giving even if nothing is left for yourself.
For taking care of everyone and everyone’s needs before your own.
For all the sacrifices.
For all the love.

Thank You, MOMS!

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Inay, Mama, Ma, Mommy, Mom

Nope, it is not Mother’s Day today, don’t we secretly wish it is everyday? {wink wink}..

So all mothers will feel special,.. valued,… appreciated!

C’mon, let’s admit it- being a mom is not always glorious and blissful — it is not always belly laughs or sweet smelling babies — it is not always rainbow colored (is there such a word!?).

From pregnancy, to giving birth, to breastfeeding (or not), from raising kids through infancy, toddlerhood, preschool, school age and puberty years… from tweener to teenager..

You might be married or have a partner.. (or seems so!)

You might be a single mom (hats off to you, strong mama!)..

You might be living abroad away from your immediate relatives, and raising your young family and feel so alone (let me tell wherever you are, it still gets lonely at times)..

Parenting is hard. Period.

Motherhood is hard.

Then you add other life demands and expectations, it is enough to lose your sanity.

Should I be a stay at home mom?

No, I cannot give up my career. I have worked so hard for it!

Should I go back to work?  Can I trust the yaya to really take good care of the kids while I’m working??

There you go.. and they are just some of the questions that will go through your head..

And then there will come a time you will just get lost in all your kids’ needs and household obligations, that you have forgotten yourself..

You have forgotten your dreams, your own goals..

That’s why I created this blog..

This is for you, Inay, Mama, Ma, Mommy, Mom…

The purpose of this blog is to

UPLIFT your spirit, whenever you feel down.

ENCOURAGE you to do what you think is best for you and your family.

INSPIRE you to be what you have always wanted to be – coz that’s when true happiness will come in.

EMPOWER you as a woman, YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THINK.

Hi, my name is Liz.  I used to be a WAHM, currently a SAHM but looking forward to a new career. I do support breastfeeding (Exclusive and Extended) as I have proudly breastfed my son for almost 3 years (Don’t worry if you don’t, I’m not a breastfeeding Nazi, but I do encourage you to try and try and do not give up)!  Oh, and I’m also a homeschooling mom — wait, what??? Yup, I know the last statement will raise a lot of questions (and eyebrows!!)

And so dear mother, this blog is for you, for us moms, whatever situation or stage we are in – let us support each other, because we need it.