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FTWM: Guilty as charged

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On the day a group of us decided to each do a post on our lives as FTWM (that's Full Time Working Mom in case you are wondering), I was close to tears at my desk.  It was already 5pm and the prospect of me NOT taking work home for the 4th time in the week was bleak.  The very same evening, J's IFC teacher asked me whether I was expecting my number 2 because J's recent behaviour in school suggested he may be slightly neglected or may need to share the attention he is getting from us with another. My heart broke.  Last night, J refused to let me feed him...he screamed when I came close to him and threw a hissy fit. On the other hand, he sat quietly and allowed my mil to feed him. I felt helpless.  These, and many other instances, make me question myself time and again if I am not doing enough to love and nurture this precious gift. There were times when I felt angry with myself for not being there for J. The time he first started to crawl, the time he f

Keeping my sanity

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Source: http://www.kdbuggieboutique.com/2012/06/craft-room-decor-keep-calm-printable.html 9 months into my lifelong career as a mommy has certainly changed the way I view things. It isn't the easiest of jobs, much less glamourous, although some yummy mummy down the street with perfectly set hair and flawless complexion may beg to differ. Oh well.... only if! Keeping a full time job adds to the pressures of being that perfect mummy, or at least the mummy I want to be. One can expect the frustrations to sometimes reach a high, when in normal (non-mummy) circumstance would have found me spitting fire at anyone that came too close.  These days, the wonders of motherhood has somewhat changed the way I handle difficult situations. It does come with some daily rituals. Here's how i keep myself sane each day juggling work, boy (boys if you count the man), home, parents ( and the in-law) and not forgetting the hobby. And, these are  key to ensure I don't go home grumpy

Beautiful Mama Blog Awards

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Here's a big thank you to Maddie from Mommy's Boy Musings  for nominating me for this award. It came as a surprise, a pleasant one no doubt since I have always been pretty quiet in the mommy blogging space. :) It is always nice to know that people do read my blog, and find it interesting to want to continue reading it. Having been able to be part of an exclusive mom blogging community has made me realise that there are so many of us going through a similar journey, and there's so much to learn from one another.  So.. thank you once again Maddie ! The three things I love about motherhood are 1) To be able to laugh and act silly without anyone judging; 2) To be that someone he looks forward to seeing at the end of each day; 3) To be able to love without any boundaries. And...here are some of the mommies I feel are also very deserving of this award:  The Nice Rebel Rabbit A Juggling Mom Sanses Our Princess Dana My Baby Footsteps Little Blue Bottle  How

Bangkok 2012 (Part 2)

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Here's the second instalment on our family trip to Bangkok. You can find part 1 here . Yes! I know... I don't do very well in writing entries on my travels. I am still trying though.  Bangkok is seldom a choice destination amongst people with babies. Other than not being the cleanest of placest, it is often too crowded to be pushing a baby around. The pavements are bumpy, and there are limited escalators up and down the BTS stations. That makes Bangkok not very stroller friendly. There are also not many activities for the little one... as it is more of a shopping, massage & eating paradise. To be honest, I was worried about the above as well. But, since J is probably still oblivious to which country we are holidaying in, and what really mattered was for us to spend some time together (plus get the Hubz clothes tailored)... we went with it anyway. The treatment What greeted us at the arrival hall of the Bangkok airport came as a pleasant surprise. With J and hi

Giving you more of my time - Motivational Mondays

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I did not make any New Year's resolutions this year. Not because I do not believe in them, but it does not work very well for me every single year. However, what I am attempting to do is to work on things that matter most to me. So, for a start, I made J the promise that I will try to spend more quality time with him. J will be turning 9 months old in a week's time. About two months back, as I watch him play, I realised how much I have missed out on his development. The daily routine of leaving him at the IFC, picking him up 30 minutes short of 7pm, leaves me very little time to interact with him. I am not sure... but with this, he perhaps defines "mummy" as someone who feeds, bathes and puts him to bed. That can be quite sad...or am I expecting too much? As I write this, I am already in the midst of making some major changes in our lives. I left the job which I thought I would be comfortable in for the next couple of years, for one that would give me the flexib

What's in my diaper bag...

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Many friends and family members who have helped me carry my diaper bag before often say the same thing to me..."WAH! Why so heavy?!" I do admit my diaper bag is huge, and it is definitely not on the light side. Blame it on my kiasu-ness... rather than end up not having what I need when I need... it's best to just bring everything! Well... here's a peek into what's in my diaper bag, and I let you be the judge if I am bringing too much! My trusty MamaRoo Diaper bag. No zips to allow for easy access to things while on the go. I changed many bags before settling for MamaRoo. The size is just right for what I need to bring, and it does look quite chic to carry around! Well... to be honest, I feel I am running out of space... so perhaps that gives me excuse to look for a new bag.. (again?!... I hear the man exclaim.) Diapers....one of the essentials.  Diapers One thing I will never leave home without would be Burger boy's diapers, even if I am only g

Smile and the world smiles with you

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Jan 2013 has not even ended, and I am feeling super super low. While I always try to be positive, today is one of those days I just want to drop the load that’s weighing on my shoulders out of the windows. One of those days where I just want to squat in the shower and cry out loud. Despite all things that gets me down, one thing that always never fails to make my day is this Cheeky Chubbs! …and then I remind myself whatever I am doing now is for him…and then I start to smile again.  Linking up with: