Archive of ‘Emma’ category

What F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Taught Me About Being A Mother

https://emmaelizabethsmomma.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/what-f-r-i-e-n-d-s-taught-me-about-being-a-mother/ Friends who have known me well enough – or long enough – know how much I love the sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S. for having been the solace, entertainment and somewhat a life guide as I stepped from adolescence into young adulthood. My friends and I grew up together with this sitcom: we fell in love when those f.r.i.e.n.d.s. […] Read more…

The regrets that are too few to mention

On this night, one line from Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” repeats itself in my head: “Regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again, too few to mention…” as I tuck my babies to sleep. Truthfully, there is nothing to regret, but ruefully, maybe just one or two. No cause to be upset about as these […] Read more…

What Will I Change For My Kids

Many times, I think about how my kids will be on to me. Sooner than I think, now that my eldest has turned three and is wildly sensitive to everything, and my youngest is becoming sentient. Before I know it, they will realise this mummy actually doesn’t know everything (as Matthew sort of expects me to), […] Read more…

May there always be Wolves in the Walls

The story goes: There are wolves in the walls and when they appear one night, the family dashes out of the house, with the girl’s pig-puppet being left behind. Obviously, she wants to retrieve her toy, but her mother says, “We can get you a new one.” This isn’t even the main plot of the […] Read more…

Rock-a-bye-Panda

https://emmaelizabethsmomma.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/rock-a-bye-panda/ This has never happened to me before. Around 4.30pm today, I rocked a stuffed panda to sleep as I sang the lullaby, “Rock-a-bye Baby”. The stuffed panda is a Christmas gift from Augz’ brother’s girlfriend, Petrina, whom Matthew calls Auntie Panda. It’s taken up residence on our couch and usually just watches the family […] Read more…

A letter to my baby girl on her first birthday

http://emmaelizabethsmomma.wordpress.com/2014/11/02/a-letter-to-my-baby-girl-on-her-first-birthday/ My dear girl, On your birthday, while we were at Sunday Mass, the questions that I had been pondering all week, came together in one moment, when I looked down at you and wondered again, “You are one. Where did the last year go? How is it you are one???” At that precise moment, the […] Read more…

Wean Me Gently

http://emmaelizabethsmomma.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/wean-me-gently/ Just like that, it’s over. Ironically, I had been counting down to the day I wean you, and I figured that the cut-off day would be when you turn one, in exactly three weeks’ time as I’m writing this. I don’t know if I would have really stopped breastfeeding you then, since I didn’t stop […] Read more…

Fears, be at rest. The Prophecy has arrived.

http://emmaelizabethsmomma.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/fears-be-at-rest-the-prophecy-has-arrived/ There is one thing this little girl gave me almost right from the time she came into this world, which I shall forever be grateful for, and that’s the restoration of my sanity. Before she came, when there was only Matthew (and there would only be Matthew as far as Augz and I knew for […] Read more…

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