We all know that being a mother is no easy work, but mothers always find this experience rewarding, no matter how much effort they have to put in to raise their child. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we thought it’ll be a little fun to go straight to the source--- our #dayremums – to share their thoughts on the motherhood experience! 😉 Whether you are a new mom or not, we hope this small Q&A session with some of our most passionate mummies will be something that you can relate to 😜
Let's get right into it!
What was the hardest part about being pregnant?
@nadnut: For me, I had a low placenta, polyps and gestational diabetes so my pregnancy was a bit tough I felt. I had constant bleeding due to the polyps and that frightened me constantly! Aside from that, it was good! I think pregnancy is easier as compared to after that! You definitely get more sleep :x
Is there anything about parenting that you wish you knew earlier?
@nadnut: I wished that there was a ten year series or a one stop centre to find out all the information at a glance! 😂😅 But I realised, you'll never stop learning with parenting. Every other day you'll learn new quirks, habits about yourself and your baby/kid that you never knew about.
What's the hardest thing about motherhood?
@thechillmom: The hardest thing has to be parenting. We have to be their role model; teach without judging, discipline without punishing, loving without spoiling, striking that balance is an everyday struggle for me. You learn while you're on the job. You don't know what you don't know!
On the other hand, what brings you the most joy about being a mom?
@thechillmom: The biggest joy about being a Mom is knowing that life is more than just about me. It has become bigger and more meaningful. Since I'm capable of making human beings, I'm no longer just finding myself, I make things happen for myself and my children. And the thought is very empowering and gives me lots of joy. Also, nothing could replace that adoring and loving look my children give me like I'm the most important person in their world 😍 (for now, until they start dating! Haha!)
Tell us your children's names & how did you choose their names?
@deslee: Nathaniel and Natasha! ☺️
There isn't any particular reason but it just felt right. We initially wanted to name our son Ethan and our daughter Lauren/Claire but when we were approaching my EDD, the names just didn't feel right anymore. 😅 There's a biblical meaning to Nathaniel's name and it holds true to what we feel about him too.
What is your favourite moment of being a mother?
@deslee: When both babies are asleep HAHAH! Then I can obsessively kiss and take photos of them. 😂
The sound of Nathaniel's laughter is also music to my ears, I love seeing him happy!
So what have you learnt about balancing motherhood with your career?
@audt: Well, I've learnt that it's almost impossible to achieve perfect work-life balance and to just take each day as it comes!
Editor: It seems that in today’s age where more mothers have to spend time pursuing their careers, they can’t spend all their time focused on their kids, and it’s easy to end up missing your kid’s milestones as a result 😔
But it’s also important not to beat yourself up with guilt over this too much! As long as you devote as much time as you can to look after your child, you will be doing a great job as a mother already 👍🏼
Tell us something that your child does that comes as a surprise to you
@audt: When Tiffany (my younger one) was just a few months old, I saw Kayla sharing a private moment with her. Kayla was saying gibberish to Tiffany and Tiffany chuckled, and they were like in their own world haha. I honestly did not expect them to form a bond so early on!
Is there anything that your children do that cracks you up?
@missuschewy: My girls are 3 years old and 9 months old, so it's usually Chanelle who cracks us up with the darndest things that she says. Like there was once she patted my tummy and said Mummy's tummy big big. Got baby inside? 😂 Duno whether to laugh or cry. LOL.
Cayla makes us laugh at times too, like when she expresses her frustration and pekchekness by growling at us, with her fists clenched. It's as though she's saying "why nobody understands me?!"
What are your tips for first time moms out there?
@missuschewy: Children don't remain little for long, so cherish every stage of their lives and celebrate every milestone be it big or small!
Sometimes, mothers need to learn to let loose and go with the flow. Most importantly, listen to your heart and use your mother's instincts instead of succumbing to opinions from the older generation 😆
Aaaand with this, we’ve reached the end of our Q&A! Hope you had fun reading this! Perhaps we could do this again some other time 😉🙌🏼
Be it treating her to a nice meal, sending her some flowers or cake, or even just writing a simple card and telling your mom how much you appreciate her undying love, I hope you celebrate Mother’s Day well too! ❤️
Friday, 12 May 2017
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