While I was writing this article for WMN.ph, I suddenly missed having a small baby! My three kids are, well, still kids, but far from the little babies they once were.
My youngest little boy is not so little anymore. Looking at this photo, where he looked so angelic and cuddly, I find myself wishing I could still have one more. (Wishful thinking!)
I now have a nearly-teener, and I’m beginning to feel the heartaches that come with parenting one. When she was a little girl, she never tired of my kisses and hugs… *sniff, sniff*
Writing this article made me realize how fast my kids have grown. Sometimes parents can get too caught up with the complexities of life that we fail to take note of the little things. Those little things can’t be brought back when their time have passed – the small hands that cup your face to give you a wet kiss, the hearty giggles, the house that can never be tidy for one full hour. One day these shall pass, I hope not too soon.
I know, I know, this is too much drama. I’m PMS-ing… and just had a squabble with my tween. 🙁 Where did my baby go? Continue reading On parenting tweens and newborn babies
Gone are the days when women were the damsel-in-distress types. Women of today are independent, strong, assertive.
Now I don’t know if that’s always good.
Case in point: my husband has virtually handed over the home to me… Except childcare, of course . He does his part in tutoring the kids in my difficult areas – Chinese and Math. hehe
But apart from that, yes, he’s hands-off.
Roof leaks, Grohe faucet leaks, clogged toilets – those are in my hands. But I know I am not the only homemaker, or woman for that matter, who is the designated handywoman. Ours is a growing tribe, you know.
Because the plunger’s in our hands (blech!), we ought to know basic DIY home repairs. Here are some helpful tips on WMN.ph!
The teenage years – I now welcome this new phase into my parenting karir career.
Daughter Patch turned twelve early this month. She’s not quite into the teen years yet, but the inevitable changes are happening so fast. And I’m talking milestone after milestone here.
Days before her birthday, I noticed a tiny red bump on a corner of her nose – the official first zit.
A few days after her birthday, she finally volunteered to sleep in her own room – the official first solo night.
Despite wanting her to leave the family bed for the loooongest time (masikip na eh), I felt some pangs of separation anxiety that night. I went to check on her at 11 PM – she was snoring so soundly. *sigh*
Oh, the official first period? It happened months ago. (She is so gonna kill me for blogging this! )
Her taste in music is also shifting – from HSM and Camp Rock soundtracks to Taylor Swift, Black Eyed Peas and Greenday. (I’m surprised she knows Greenday!)
The other day, I was talking to a couple of mom-friends from school. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised to hear that this girl and that boy already broke up; this boy likes this girl but the girl likes another boy; this girl is nursing a broken heart…
As a mom of a teenager, I get palpitations when I hear these things.
Continue reading Welcome to Teenage Parenting
There’s a new place for women to hang out at.
WMN.ph went live online on Mother’s Day – what a way to celebrate!
WMN.ph, a website specially created for women of all ages, has a theme for each day that celebrates every aspect of womanhood –
Fashionable Mondays (because – yes, when you look good, you feel good!)
Love a Lot Tuesdays
Wellness Wednesdays (I wrote a couple of articles for this section 😀 )
Treat Yourself Thursdays
Live it Up Fridays
Chill Out Weekends
Blogs of celebrities such as Wilma Doesnt and Suzi Entrata-Abrera, who are both parents themselves, are also regularly featured.
Aside from articles and blogs, there’s a forum where members can interact and exchange views. To be a member, all you have to do is register for free. If you already have an AllAcess account (such as SPOT.ph and PEP), you can already use your existing log-in.
Go, check out WMN.ph, and spread the word!
Continue reading Celebrate Womanhood at WMN.ph