This is a post-Mother’s Day entry. Originally, the questions were provided by Marce Jade when she requested her friends and co-Marce to write something about motherhood based on the following questions.
This is just a glimpse of who I am as a mom I or what I think of motherhood based on my experience. Here we go…
Who are you?
I’m Yami. I’m a stay-at-home mom, wife and blogger.
What is motherhood like?
Motherhood has changed my life forever.
When did you know you are ready for motherhood?
I’m already 26 when I got married. I thought it was the right age to have a baby and I can’t wait to give my husband the best gift that I can give him. I’m so excited that I can bear even the pungent after-taste of pregnancy vitamins…
What challenges did you face during the first years of being a mother?
I have to sleep late or wake up in the wee hours of the night to mix baby milk or change diapers and when they are under the weather. During the day, I have my mom and a yaya to look after my kids while we are at work. Yes, I used to be a working mom.
How many children do you have and do you want more?
I have two kids who are both taller than me now (Naomi, 13; Khalil, 10). We have no plans of having another baby because it’s no longer safe for my age and we can’t afford to support another child.
What’s the best thing in being mother/ parent?
The best part of being a parent is when you know you have raised your children the way you want them to be.
Is there anything you dislike about being a mother/parent?
I’m easy to anger. I really don’t like myself when I’m angry. I tend to spoil my kids. I also dislike myself when I can’t keep a promise to my kids sometimes..
Despite the high and low moments of being a mother or parent, there was never a moment that I regretted being a mom to my kids.
What advice would you give to new mothers?
Take each day with your new baby as it comes. Everything about motherhood comes naturally. Although there are books or elders to refer to once in a while, the best teacher will be you.
What are your plans for the future for you, your family?
We hope to give our children a better future.
For myself, I wish to receive more online opportunities to help augment the family income.