A mother’s perspective:All day long:Washing, and cleaning and laundering.Scrubbing, and sweeping and mopping.Cooking, and preparing and serving.Oh, the tedium of daily life.Her child watches on silently in the background:Mother is taking care.Mother is always there.Mother is dedicated to her family’s welfare.Oh, the beautiful rhythms of life.
This past Sunday morning I stopped mid-sentence, telling my daughter, "We're going to..." I was multi-tasking so I paused to regroup my thoughts. (It was mother's day yesterday—after all that's what mamas do!). My 3-year-old daughter replied, "Where are we going?": And I explained the idiom to her. We weren't actually going anywhere. But then … Continue reading Mindful Nugget: Immersing in Your Present Activity
My 3-year-old daughter woke me up at 2 am tonight. Then again at 4 am. Then again at 5 am. She did this last Friday night too. Even more times. But last week she had a stomach virus and was vomiting. This week?...?This time is seemed she was just being spoiled. Your regular 3-year-old antics.But … Continue reading Toddler Antics, Mommy Needs a Nap!
Am I raising a humanoid? Or am I just being paranoid? My kid is stuck on TV— Is that supposed to bring me glee?
As I stretched my back in child's pose this morning, I felt a yearning to stay in the safety of this shell for the whole day, even the whole week. This wasn't the first time I've felt that during child's pose: feeling closed off and protected from the world. Could I just stay here? Could … Continue reading Mother’s Prose, Child’s Pose
If I could paint, I would paint an abstract red and black painting right now. It would hold (some of) my pain, my fears. There are times when I feel like painting or drawing to express my emotions. Not that I actually want to go out, buy the paint, and watch a video on how … Continue reading Behind the Brushstrokes
Last year was my first Mother's Day, but this year feels like a first in many ways. Last year my daughter was five months old. This year she is 17 months—she has grown and developed so much! And I believe I have too!... I have learned to keep up with her: Taking her for walks … Continue reading Mother’s Day 2019
It is cold outside. And windy. Very windy. Even though I am from NY I never get used to this weather. It always feels so ruthless and harsh, especially in the beginning. This morning, after having walked through a wind tunnel, on the way to my room, I am greeted by a crying toddler sitting … Continue reading TBT: Heartwarming Moments Temper Cold, Frigid Mornings