It’s been ages since my last poll post. So today, am taking some time to post one after much thought about my life as a mother. I guess, to some extent, the way I lead my mommy-hood is much influenced by how I was raised by my own mother. She was a fulltime housewife and took care of my younger brother & I, all by herself while my late father brings in the money for the family.
I remembered spending most of my childhood time with her being in our home. Taking good care of our food & drinks, ensuring we have our naps in the afternoon, and constantly saving up what little money we have so we can buy new clothes during festive seasons such as Chinese New Year & Christmas. I remembered how she taught me how to write, and how she constantly supported my interest in reading.
At one stage in my childhood life, I had head lice problem from school. She’ll spend every afternoon after lunch to comb my hair & look for the eggs. She never gave up until she found a solution to rid all of those pesky lice. From “washing” my hair with diesel oil, to washing my hair EVERYDAY. She finally brought me to the hair salon to have my hair permed, in hope that the perming chemicals will kill them all! I ended up having a disastrous hairstyle at the age of 10 but yeah… the lice were gone for good! 😛
Our everyday life is filled with activities. Be it helping out with house chores, or studying, or playing. She managed our time so well.
And that’s how I hope to do the same for my own child. Hence, my decision to be a SAHM (stay at home mother) rather than pursuing a career in the corporate world. I’m very lucky that I am able to turn my photography hobby into a home-based business. Well… home-based at least for now. 😉 At least I still can bring in some bucks to boost the family’s living quality. Most importantly, more savings for our little girl’s future.
I want to be with my little girl while she grows. I saw her first crawl, her first baby steps. And am looking forward to experience her first of everything. 🙂 Every night before I sleep, I silently thank the Lord for giving me such an opportunity to do so. And I still have my own mother around & being able to help with caring for my little girl while I build my business.
I know not many mommies out there are as lucky as I am. Ever since I started my photography business, I’ve met so many mommies who have shared with me about their mommy-hood. Each has their own way of handling their life as a mother, a wife & earning a living for the family.
Below is a poll of which I hope my dear mommy readers can contribute & share with us. It is meant to let every mother that visits my blog know that they are NOT alone in their struggles of balancing the many roles in our lives. So feel free to share your experiences in the comment section as well as “vote” below. This is a multiple choice poll. 😉
We are going away for a short family trip this weekend to celebrate both my mum’s birthday as well as darling Francis’ first Father’s Day. I’m taking time off to be with my family, hence, I won’t be able to check my emails until Monday. My editing frenzy will also cease until we return and I’ll start at a much slower pace as my mum will be returning home to Kuching for a short break. I’ll be on full-time mommy duties until my mum’s back with us. But this doesn’t mean I’m neglecting my clients, ya! 😉
Here’s wishing you a blessed weekend and a very Happy Father’s Day to all daddies in the world! 😀
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