Archive of ‘joyustinemmatthew’ category

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…

“Because I Said So”

http://matthewsmomma.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/because-i-said-so/ 35 years old, that’s the milestone I’ve reached today. While I actually care neither about age nor birthdays, I do enjoy using them to take stock of where I am in life. And today, is most definitely, a “fail” day, rather quickly too, even before the page to the next chapter has settled from […] Read more…

Three’s A Crowd, No More.

http://matthewsmomma.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/threes-a-crowd-no-more-2/ Dear Matthew, For two years and 10 months, Daddy and I have had a third party in our room, one who has occupied our marital bed and quite literally, come in between us way too often – YOU. There were many times when we had lamented your overwhelming presence of arms and legs (punches and kicks) […] 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…

KPIs vs “Stop & Smell the Roses”

http://matthewsmomma.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/kpis-vs-stop-smell-the-roses/ Not too long ago, the issue of KPIs for the kids was raised to me, to which I felt puzzled by, only to realise later why it was that I felt that way – I have no KPIs for the kids. Not yet anyway, since they are really just… babies. Hopes? I have plenty, […] Read more…

A Chip Off the Old Block

http://matthewsmomma.wordpress.com/2014/09/24/a-chip-off-the-old-block/ He silenced me first with a look that made my heart skip a beat, and then kissed me firmly on my lips. Right there in the elevator that we were riding up to our house, I fell in love with him all over again. I don’t even remember what I was talking about, but […] 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…

Hello, baby.

http://emmaelizabethsmomma.wordpress.com/2014/09/02/hello-baby/ Just this evening, after I fed you and we were hanging around in the bedroom – just the two of us, I held you close and lay back on the pillow. You, who are usually insanely active and curious even just before bedtime, and who scoot all around the bed to explore every available […] Read more…

The Things You Don’t See

Gone are the days when I could faithfully upload a “Matthew in the Morning” or “An Emma A Day”; blogging too, has become an exercise routine I long to fulfil but mostly fail at keeping up. Why? Largely because the toddler is consuming all my energy. This bouncing ball of energy who talks a lot […] Read more…

Bedtime: Heaven or Hell?

Once upon a time, bedtime routines used to be my favourite part of the day. That was when there was just Matthew to read and sing to, pray and cuddle with. These days, bedtime is just getting ridiculously painful and difficult. I’m actually blogging just to retreat into some writing space, to reclaim a bit of […] Read more…

1 2 3 4 5 6 8