Hello Mommies,

How are you and your little ‘lovelies’? Despite your busy schedules, hope you’re taking time out to appreciate those beautiful moments that make up both your day and theirs.

Talking about moments, let’s face it, not every one of them have been all ‘sugar and spice’. There must have been some that made you just want to curl up into a ball and dissapear into a corner where the children won’t find you for a whole full hour, at the minimum.

Don’t bother feeling guilty about such ‘unmommy-like’ wishful thoughts because most of us have nursed them at one time or the other. What’s important is that we don’t necessarily follow through with them. Instead as the responsible adults that we are, we have learned to develop ‘survival strategies’ which have proved useful in getting us through such moments.

However, I must confess that there have been moments when I’ve not been as strong as I ought to be. For example, I remember crying when my daughter’s breastfeeding demands became quite over the top. I honestly felt overwhelmed and helpless as I moaned over the fact that unfortunately this was one task nobody could assist me in.

I also remember a day when I scolded my daughter about been totally unfair and ungrateful to me. As in even though she was obviously too young to understand a word I said, I didn’t hold back from breaking down and whining as I nursed feelings of self pity.

There have also been moments when comparing the role of ‘mommies’ and ‘daddies’ I genuinely felt that the ‘woman race’ had been terribly cheated.

Good enough, in the middle of all my musings, my eyes have been opened to the fact that no matter how challenging my motherhood journey may sometimes seem, there are other mommies having a much worse time over very real issues that do not just go away overnight. It is for this reason that, in this edition, we will be introducing two new segments; one that focuses on mommies-in-waiting and another that looks into the world of mommies raising children with special needs. The idea is to create communities where mommies going through similar journeys can come together to share and encourage one other. In addition, there will also be room for the mommies with the supposedly perfect lives to step out of their comfort zones and be a pillar of support for their fellow moms.

When we talk about support, it’s not necessarily all about the ‘money’. Sometimes it’s just about being that listening ear that another mom needs. Or that shoulder to cry on. Or perhaps you could offer to babysit a few hours so that an overwhelmed mommy can catch a breath of fresh air. Overall, it’s about us coming together and being there for one another through thick and thin.

With that being said, I hope you’ll all share my vision as you go through this incredibly emotive edition…

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