Tag Archives: motherhood

A Tribute To Mom

9 Oct

Mother is the woman who raises you, who is there for you to hold and comfort you when you are sick or hurt. The woman who laughs with you, who cries with you, who loves you, even when you aren’t exactly lovable, for whatever reason. That is what I call a real Mother and God bless them. 

Challenges of Motherhood

13 Jun

 

 

 

 

Being a mom can often be very challenging. This describes the many challenges of motherhood so well. A mother must be a multi-talented person, it is the hardest job in the world but also the most rewarding. In my opinion the most difficult part of motherhood is not the actual parenting part, but managing the household, making sure everyone’s schedules match, picking up the kids and dropping off kids, cooking, cleaning, washing clothes, shopping groceries and finding time to do something fun together as a family and once in a while trying to squeeze in a little mommy time-off. That is the challenge of motherhood.

About Kids

10 Apr

A child is like a butterfly,

Some can fly higher than others.

But each one flies the best it can,

Why compare one against the other?

Each one is different. Each one is special.

Each one is beautiful.

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Busy Days!

4 Mar

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Embarrassing Moments – caused by kids

14 Jan

My kids are adorable, really they are the most wonderful persons I know. But as lovely as they are, sometimes they can totally make me speechless because of something they say or do. Having kids seems to multiple the opportunities for embarrassing moments for parents. Kids are completely unpredictable and when you’re least expecting they say something that can really make your cheeks turn red and just want to disappear. My most embarrassing moments are related to something they said, something totally inappropriate.

My most embarrassing moment was caused by my oldest daughter. It was in her birthday party, she just turned four. We had invited the whole family, grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts and uncles and other relatives and friends. Everybody stood around the table, getting ready to sing the birthday song. As I was lighting the candles on the birthday cake I heard her whisper something to me. I didn’t hear what she said so foolishly told her to speak louder for me to hear her. Then she said loudly “Mommy why didn’t you wear any panties last night?” Everybody became totally silent and I was speechless, just felt how my cheeks were started to warm up, turning bright red. Then my sister, thank god for her, stepped in and said “Well, let’s light the candles for you, birthday girl.” Then everybody just started talking again and we sang the birthday song for her. No one ever mentioned this incident to me, well except my sister and husband. They thought it was hilarious afterwards and today I can laugh about it, but for years I couldn’t.

A birthday cake

A birthday cake (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Being a parent involves making your child independent

22 Oct

Words of Wisdom

17 Oct
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A fresh face (Photo credit: acdme)

Always try to look at the world through your childrens eyes.

Grandparents are important

15 Oct

Matti

Grandparents can be an essential support for families and I am so thankfull for mine. Last week I got a call from my parents asking if they could invite the kids to stay with them this weekend and of course I said yes.  The children were thrilled when they heard the news, they love spending time with their grandparents. On friday my parents arrived and picked up the kids. Even though I always miss the kids when I am not with them having a little time for myself  is very tempting and makes it possible for me and my husband to do something fun together – like romantic dinner at a nice restaurant.

This weekend was used to carry out the tasks that I never find the time for when I´m looking after the kids and to nurture the relationship with my husband. What a wonderful weekend this has been. Sleeping late to the morning and being able to nurture myself isso valuable – this I never have time to do when the kids are here.  Despite having achieved  to solve so many tasks that have waited a long time to be done and staying up late with my husband I feel so rested and relaxed.

When the kids came home on sunday the were in such a good mood and had so many stories to tell us about their adventures over the weekend. This has been a good weekend for them as well. I´m so thankful for grandparents – they really are the best!

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Five things that will save you time

5 Oct

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Being a parent is wonderful, but at times it can be really difficult and stressful. The mornings are especially chalenging in my household, getting four young children out of bed, give them breakfast, get them dressed and then drive them to school or kindergarten on time. Too much to do and not enough time. It´s the working mom´s dilemna. It is often competition against time so that all the tasks which are needed to be done can be completed each day. To make my days easier I have discovered few things that save time and I want to share that with you.

 

  1. Dry shampoo – a great way to quick fix your hair when you don’t have time to shower. You just sprinkle or spray the preparation on your hair, wait a few moments for it to work and then brush or blot it out. Dry shampoo works by absorbing oil from your scalp and hair,  making it look freshly washed. That really saves time in the morning. The brand I use is Batiste Dry Shampoo Blush.
  2. Planning – end each evening by preparing for the next day. Make a to-do list of what needs to be done so that you won’t forget it in the rush during the day.
  3. Prepare – make your children find the clothes for the following morning in the evening before they go to sleep. It cat save a lot of chaos and mood swings in the morning.
  4. Prudence – cook a large quantity of food so you can have leftovers to put in the freezer and use for dinner when you do not have the time or energy to cook. This way you can skip fast food, wich I try, even though it is good to have once in a while to save time.
  5. Your lunch hour – run quick errands, you can save time by buying a birthday gift, return books to the library or mail a package in your lunch hour.

 

Make time for yourself

2 Oct

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Being a parent is a constant struggle with time, specially since my I’m working full time and my housband is working long hours. I have to drop of one kid to the basketball practice and another one to dance lesson. So where does a bussy mom find a time for herself? I have been struggling with this problem for years but finally I found the answer. You don’t find time, you make time. By that I mean that you must plan a time where you can just be yourself for a moment and don’t have to worry about anyone else. How do you find time to make time you might ask. Well it isn’t always easy having four young children to take care of. But for me it just came to that point where I had to do something for myself, even just for a few minutes at the time each week. Just taking a twenty minutes walk or going to the grocery store by yourself. So to make time for myself I sometimes get a babysitter for the two youngest ones and drive the older ones to practice. While they pracice I can go for a walk or to a nearby cafe, even get coffee with friends. It is not a long time but it is a valuable time for me. Because even though my children are wonderful persons, which I love very much, being a mom is the most demanding job in the world so a litle time of is important, at least thats my opinion.

 

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