Monday, April 19, 2010

Being/Becoming a Mother...part 2

Part 1 is here

Having the best "Job" on earth.

I do.

Now that my daugther naps only in the after-noon, but for 2 hours instead of 2 naps of ½h, we've established a routine of some kind... I actually get "me time" during the day! I know I have at least 1h ahead, yay!

So what do I do during mornings? Chores, and play time with my daugther. She actually loves to wash the dishes "with me". She has her snack while I fold laundry. She does her own thing, principally pretend play in her kitchen or with her doll, while I sweep the floor. She watches as I cook for lunch.

But it is draining. When she goes to bed at night, around 7h30, my energy level is quite low. I feel the need to meditate and take the time to feel that growing person inside me.

It's funny as I never pictured myself as a Full-time-Mom before getting with my BF. Probably because my mom raised me alone, sometimes having 3 jobs at a time. When I thought of having kids, I pictured myself alone with them... something was missing, just like the way I was raised.

And because I always had good grades, people around me somehow had great expectation about a career, or a least, as they say, I could do what I want. Well, I found out what I want!


  1. I had businesses, good jobs, ambitious goals and nothing was rewarding enough. For three years now I'm homeschooling my boys and it's the best job ever. Life is furfilling, i wouldn't change for the world. So I completely understand what you mean in this post.

    I will keep a close eye on your wonderful blog :)

  2. I feel a lot of greatfulness in being a mother at home :) It's sort of the best thing ever happened to me! It's wonderful to be there and it's such a reward, nothing compares!

  3. That's an awesome ending to that story! BTW! I stole your button and put it on my blog...hope you don't mind!


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