Month: August 2014

Ready to turn sacrifice into a positive thing: A lesson from previous generations

Living in post-modernity definitely has its perks (see previous post with an answer from Quora). I know I take for granted the numerous material luxuries we are able to have. But more than that I take for granted the intangible luxuries, like time, the ability to communicate and even work through a device called the computer, education, freedom of speech, and womens rights to name a few. I take for granted the simple fact that I can sit down on a Friday night and type this post out on my computer, is due to all of those intangible luxuries, that previous generations did not have. It really puts into perspective the things that I’m dissatisfied with or complain about. When I think about the things I had to give up to become a mother for example, the list seems long at first, but when I really think about it, it is nothing compared to what my mom or my grandmother had to give up (I’m using maternal references only because I’ve been on the topic of motherhood …

5 challenges new moms face and how to overcome them

I wanted to follow up on my last post with a more serious and positive post. Bear in mind that all that I said was true and still stands. Except it is now 12:45am. Anyways, here it goes. 5 challenges new moms face and how to overcome them. I’ve been wanting to speak to my own experience and perhaps the experience of some other new mothers out there. Its not new, but its really from personal experience and how i’m in the process of discovering ways to cope and even soar. Get ready, this is a long one. 1. Tiredness (Physically and emotionally) Ok, this is a given. And most of you who don’t have children probably already knew this based on friends reports or common knowledge. Having a newborn, baby or toddler, is physically taxing due to needing to tend to its physical needs – breastfeeding throughout the day/night, cleaning up after him/her, putting them to sleep, doing household chores, playing and activities with them to name a few. But I want to pay more attention to emotional fatigue. …

5 things you need to know about being a new mother

I thought i’d take a few minutes tonight to share a few revelations I’ve had since becoming a mommy. Get ready to be enlightened! 1. You find time to write a post about being a mommy, somewhere between 10pm after your toddler falls asleep and midnight. These things don’t write themselves, and during the day you’ve got a toddler/puppy dog coming after you every 5 minutes. Other things you do between 10pm and midnight are, watch youtube videos, catch up on 1-2 episodes of Project Runway, or watch 2 movies on Netflix, use the bathroom and eating what ever you want! You can sometimes fit a shower in as well, but its not high priority. This is your golden time. 2. You now cry every time you watch a movie with a baby in it…like Three Men and a Baby. 3. To add some excitement to your day, you are on AMAZON ordering random baby/toddler stuff (things you can get at target, super markets, car seat companies etc.). The exciting part is forgetting what you ordered and not knowing …