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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…

The “First”s At School

https://matthewsmomma.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/the-firsts-at-school/ My dear “I want to grow up and be a big boy so I can do many big boy things” baby boy, you who just said that to me tonight before you fell asleep, Meet your very first classmates, and see how your very first class photo already looks quite dated. Today, you said […] 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 Son on His 3rd Birthday

http://matthewsmomma.wordpress.com/2014/12/31/a-letter-to-my-son-on-his-3rd-birthday/ My dear Matthew, “It has not been a good year for us this year… not in my books anyway.” That was the line that kept playing on my mind each time I think about writing this post. Why? Because mummy can’t help remembering just how often you got lectured, scolded, censured, and disciplined this […] Read more…

No.3 in my heart, No.1 in my life?

To my dear husband, I have been thinking about my ex-boyfriends. And when I do, I allow myself to also imagine how life would have been like if I had ended up with either of them. Such musings usually occur once a year, sometime before October, when I celebrate my wedding anniversary. This year was no different. […] Read more…

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