It surprised me in how I can perfectly function(surprisingly) after having slept for only 3-4 hours a night!
Lack of sleep, is the number one difficulty...and having time to do stuff for myself..I like to workout...it's hard to find a regular time of doing it with 3 kids of totally different ages! And to practice my craft I love to paint, but haven't found the time to do so in years!
Seeing your babies grow before your eyes healthily and happily, it truly is a profound blessing.
In every stage there are difficulties and fun moments, and I will forever cherish every phase that they passed through. But I believe as they grow older the responsibilities towards them increase....like newborns you need to keep them clean, well-fed and warm...older kids need guidance, they need prudent mentoring, they need a role model, they need to have an effective moral compass instilled in them to guide them throughout their adult lives.
I've also learned how to trust my intuition and judgment, to make decisions concerning my kids, in their health, in their education...The maternal instinct
I do not have a nanny, and never had one, but I'm lucky to have a lot of help and support from my mom and my mother-in-law. We're all very a close knit-family.
It is very important for a mother to do so. Create the time to do something she enjoys, whether it be a sport, catching up with friends, or just time recharge her energy; it'll help her be a better mom and wife. If you're lucky enough to foster a successful career for yourself while fulfilling your maternal obligation then more kudos to you. There should be more to your identity than just being a 'caretaker mother'.
Well I've always been active and I love sports. However after my third child it hasn't been easy to do it regularly...if I'm luck I'd workout once or twice a week.
An enlivening 'girl's night out' with other fellow mothers is the perfect remedy for stress and rejuvenates me.
I would tell myself I should have been a less secretive as a teenager, and should have shared more of my thoughts with my mother. I know now how constructive maternal advice can be, and had I followed it I would have save myself a lot of heartache. I want my kids to be more forthcoming than I was.
It was too overwhelming for me to work and raise my first kid. I just didn't have the stamina for it. After my third I sort of got the hang of it, and was able to manage it better. It was then that I decided to reinvent myself as a working mother starting her own business. So how about that: tackling double duties as mommy/entrepreneur.
Just think, do you need to work? Do you need the income? Unless you can work and be a mom and both are not affecting one another, then go ahead and work. Many good moms manage to have successful careers.... Just know your capabilities and put your family on top of everything else.
I've learned discipline and self-respect and how to be there for others when they need you. I want to pass along that lesson of compassion.
That I'm stubborn and too precocious for my own good! :-)
To be able to read people's minds and thoughts.
Tattoos and body piercing, some people find it controversial. It's just my audaciously artistic side.
Never anything that belittles their intelligence. When they present something the worked on, never say ''Not good enough' that will discourage them. Never say 'It's your fault' that's too much of a burden on a kid.
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