Friday, July 23, 2010

Mothers with children growing up on the blogs

I have been blogging for close to 6 years now. My first blog post was in September 2004 on my first blog. I hadn't even realised it has been that long. This blog was started in 2006. It is all about my personal motherhood journey from pregnancy, to childbirth to newborn, toddlerhood, teething, feeding and toilet training.

Now, before I know it, I am writing about schooling, homework etc. How quickly time flies. It is simply amazing. In becoming a mother and learning to become a mother, I learn about myself and feel myself evolving all the time. That is amazing too.

I have made many blogger friends along the way, many of whom started writing about pregnancy, their newborns who became toddlers and whom are now preschoolers or early graders. What a ride.

I am very happy to have found blogging and for this network of blogger friends. I know that whenever I feel down, all I have to do is reach out on my blog and I know I am not alone. I know that somewhere out there, there is someone who has been there, done that who will tell me it is ok. I know there are others who are going through the same things who will cheer me on and give me the pat on the back I sometimes need as a mother when nobody else will. I know there will be those who will give me words of encouragement and support when I most need it.

To all those who have given me words of encouragement and support, I just want to say, Thank you.

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Thursday, July 08, 2010

The Art of Being Patient when dealing with a dawdler

One of the ways I learn to become "patient" with my dawdler is doing something else in the meantime.

I find that when my girl is being slow at something, instead of standing there shouting at her to move it along, I will go and do something else that needs to be done in the meantime.

I will come back to check on her periodically but it drives me less crazy to know that something else is being done, another task is being carried out from our long list of to dos while waiting for her. This makes me less mad at her and it gives her more time to complete her task too. It makes me nag at her less.

It does not stop her from dilly dallying though. I am still working on that. How to find or give her the motivation to move faster on her own and not from my nagging.

This works for me most of the time because the root of my impatience is the lack of time and the pressures and stress that come from knowing that things have to be completed within a certain time frame.

Can you share with me more ways to stay patient?

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