• Catholic & Proud

  • joy.ustine

    The Hubz & I

  • Our Little Prince, Matthew

    “The Light of My Life” ~ Never did I know how wide my heart could stretch and how much love I have to give, until you came into my world.

  • Our Little Flower, Emma

    “You Complete Me” ~ You restored me, you made me whole again, and my little boo-boo, I’m so glad you’re here.

  • Maya & Inca

    We cannot love every animal in the world, but we can always embrace the privilege to love those that come our way.

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…

The Midnight Mass: Dreaming & Awakening

Several years ago, I had a faith crisis that lingered till Midnight Mass. That night, as I knelt in my pews next to the nativity scene in my parish, I wondered if I believed, or had ever truly believed, in the nativity story at all. It can actually be quite frightening when doubts like these occur… […] 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…

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…

There Is A Monster Under My Bed

There is a monster under my bed, and it’s not who you think it is. It’s neither frightful nor fanciful, Not hairy nor wily. It’s a little ball of moss, with the strangest green eyes to match. It wears a timeless smile, complete with half-chewed nails that scratch. It lets me roll around in bed […] 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…

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