Most moms I know are Super Moms wearing invisible capes and having magical powers. We moms have this one important superpower that is best said by this image:
Do you agree? I certainly do and can actually relate. We can be very sensitive and knowing when it comes to our kids, no matter how young or old they can be.
I stumbled upon this quote today and I say it’s funny and true. Most often, it is the mom that makes a home more home-like, more homey. And I am not saying this because I am a mom! I am a daughter too and even though my mom was and will never be a domestic goddess, home was home because of her. And I know you will all agree with me.
Anyway, I coming out of my soapbox now and will resume my article-writing. I am supposed to write about a certain topic and then got distracted by a friend who can’t believe how affordable ovation guitars at musicians friend are. And then we got distracted by this quote. Hahaha!
Now that summer break is over in our neck of woods, it is time to put away our travel bags along with my juicy couture swimwear online bought. I certainly enjoyed this year’s summer break as I was recharged, rejuvenated and energized. Surely, moms who work from home slash domestic goddesses deserve a break too. Knowing that I am ready to face life again, after this year’s mommy break, my BFF advised that I should do it often. And he’s right. Hahaha!
Nowadays, a mere bachelor’s degree is not enough. We all know that in order to go the ranks, we have to pursue and earn a master’s degree or more. Making the decision to work and at the same time return to school is a big decision. If you are a working parent, it makes more challenging as you have to balance work, family and school. However, you must remember why you are considering a master’s or post graduate course – for better career opportunities which will in turn, greatly benefit your family.
To succeed in balancing work, family and school, make sure that your goals are attainable and realistic. Do not go for big and unrealistic goals that you know you can’t achieve. This will only lead to frustration.
Keep a schedule. Sit down and try writing down your schedule. You can live a fuller, fulfilling and more manageable life if you spend some time planning.
Take breaks. We all need to take a break every once in a while. When you feel overwhelmed, take a break. Take small breaks if you are reading or writing papers with expository essay topics
Remember to keep your eyes on the prize. Balancing everything in your life can be challenging so keep in mind why you are doing what you are doing. Juggling so many things can be discouraging but have home, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Find help. You can’t do everything yourself. If you find it tough to manage your household, ask your spouse for help. Or if you are on a tight deadline at work and school, see if you can find assistance with your school requirements from http://overnightessay.com/buy-essay
Manage your expectations. You might have planned and tried everything that you can in order to accomplish your to-do tasks. However, life has a way of changing our plans for us and not everything that we want goes as planned.
Anyone and everyone in this country who has access to television can easily understand my story.
Disclaimer: My daughter’s TV watching habit is controlled. We supervise what she’s watching and listening to. Her Internet activities are also monitored and controlled. She knows that there is a no-TV/computer/iTouch/iPad during school days. Moreover, being allowed to watch TV, play on the computer/iTouch/iPad is a privilege, not a right. Judge us for being cruel parents but then, this rule has encouraged her to develop a good study habit and spend her time reading! She loves reading and will certainly go for books instead of toys.
On with my story:
My daughter was diagnosed with acute bronchitis and prescribed with antibiotics, salbutamol and paracetamol. She has been coughing and feverish for almost two days when I brought her to the pedia. Both the receptionist and the kind doctor thought that my daughter was well, older. Around 14 perhaps but nah, she isn’t 10 yet. Anyway, we were told that since she’s quite taller and heavier compared to the average kids her age, she can already take capsules and tablets instead of the usual syrup. She was prescribed with a tablet, a capsule and a cough syrup.
Two nights ago, after giving her her medications, she got curious and asked about the medicines. I told her that the liquid is her cough syrup and the white capsule is her antibiotic.
Her: Eh yung orange tablet, ano yun? (What’s the orange tablet?)
Me: Yung orange is Biogesic. (The orange one is Biogesic.)
Her: Aaah… INGAT!
That certainly cracked me up! See, even with her super limited TV time, she was able to pick up that famous line of John Lloyd who is endorsing the product. I can only imagine what other things she will learn if we allow her to watch TV until her eyes pop out!
And yes, even with her condition, this girl can still make me laugh. She is indeed, my not-so-little bundle of joy.
When I became a work-from-home mom, that’s when I realized how tough it is to be a mom. And to think that I already have a grade schooler. Nowadays, I can’t even seem to find time to even remember to apply seaclear moisturizer on my face before leaving the house because she insists on going to school VERY early. Too much punctuality, if you ask me. That is why I look forward to late evenings, when she is done with homework, nightly rituals and tucked into bed. That is the only time that I can rest and enjoy some me time before sleeping.