Hello everybody. Thanks so much for visiting me for the first time today. I’m a decent mother of two lovely children, a boy and a girl, and I’ll be talking mostly about my life as a working mother of two, ably supported by a decent and commitment-oriented husband who takes pride in his most important job, that of being my partner for life and a good father to our two growing children. And, boy, are they growing up fast. Sometimes you just don’t know how much you can cope with the pace of their development.
I’m happy to tell you that this mostly has to do with how we’ve managed to bring them up the right way. But before I get carried away on the joys and rewards (and challenges) of being a good parent, let me spend some time telling you about this blog. It began one day when I was sitting in the library of one of my kid’s schools. I was having a heart to heart chat with one of the teachers, more or less the same age as me, and we were sharing our anecdotes on parenting.
Apart from the fact that she is my child’s teacher, the girl, that is, we discovered that we had quite a lot in common. But unlike her, I was running out of ideas of things to do when I’ve finally got time on my hands to do other things that I might enjoy. Because I was so preoccupied over work and my children’s upbringing in the last few years, I gave little thought to what I might enjoy doing. I ended up sitting in front of the TV at night or just going shopping over the weekend.
The child’s teacher suggested that I start my own blog. At first, I thought this might not be such a bad idea. After all, I was already quite used to the internet and software technology in the work environment. But I was bereft of ideas on what to write about. Remember, I was still figuring out what to do with myself in my spare time. But the teacher retorted; what are you talking about most of the time. And, look around you; here’s a library with hundreds of books for you to explore.
So far so good then. There’s nothing better than good advice. Safe to say, I won’t be offering much of that here. But perhaps we’ve often been described as role models for other struggling parents out there, I might offer up some inspiration and motivation to help improve family life. After our lovely chat, which came with a pleasingly good cup of tea, I headed off home with my child. Like the good nine year old daughter of this proud mother that she is, she proceeded straight to the kitchen to fix herself a healthy gluten-free sandwich of her favorite organic peanut butter and jelly.
She deserved it. She worked hard at school that day, as I was told. Anyway, it was quite a while before I needed to get everything ready in the kitchen for our family dinner, so I headed off to my desk to do a bit of brainstorming, an exercise I was quite used to by now. I pondered carefully over what teacher told me that afternoon while her wise and inspirational words were still fresh in my mind. She had a good point. It was true what she said. It doesn’t matter where I am in the work studio or socially, I invariably end up talking about my kids and lovely husband.
In fact, a colleague even suggested one day that I should write about it. So, to close this About Me Page, which I hope has been useful to you so far, I came up with the following themes that I could explore.
- Personal situations
- Family life
- Adventures in life
- Work experience
- Dealing with traumas in life
- Social life
- Everyday life
You’ll probably find along the way that each (sub) theme is interlinked somehow. By now you can clearly see that they all have one thing in common. And as always, we try to keep up a good habit of positive thoughts.