Today my 3 yo daughter got a rolled up cloth napkin at a buffet and was so excited to open it to see what was inside. Earlier this morning she saw an open Fed Ex truck and exclaimed, “packages!” She loves opening up packages from Amazon all the time at home. What is her fascination … Continue reading Unwrapping the Present
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