This is an official entry to Dainty Mom’s Bloggy Goodies Contest, in celebration of the Dainty Mom blog’s 2nd anniversary.
Ten years ago, I would never have envisioned myself as a wife and mother, and a stay-at-home one at that. I am not exactly domesticated, you know? I didn’t really adore children and I am terrified of the pain childbirth brings. But here I am, with three babies and trying to be the best mommy that God wants me to be.
So far, I find myself loving being a mom. It has transformed me into a superhero. Well, I would like to believe I am a hero in my children’s eyes. But, I’ve got superpowers, too!
- Maternal Intuition. Helps me make the right decisions for my family and keeps me attuned to my husband and kids.
- Ambidexterity. My left hand is suddenly also very useful, for writing or feeding when my right hand is busy.
- Magical Kiss. This works well with boo-boos and for making my children smile.
- Melodious Singing Voice. It’s amazing how my singing could catch the kids’ attention or could make them fall asleep.
- Resourcefulness. To quote BDO, “We (moms) find ways.”
- Patience. A superpower that I need to practice very often.
- Breastfeeding. It is with my third child that I am exclusively breastfeeding and it’s going for almost six months now, yay! I still get amazed at how I could constantly nourish her with what my mammary glands could produce. :-p
- Silly Face. I love that I could cause instant laughter when I make a silly face. Such a fun superpower!
Another thing I love is that my heart is changing into a beautiful mother’s heart. The characteristics it possesses, according to the book Celebrate Mom, are as follows:
- Filled with love
- Strong and courageous
- Kind and nurturing
- Filled with wisdom
- Patient and understanding
- Prayerful and vigilant
- Diligent and determined
- Gentle and forgiving
- God’s temple
Isn’t it lovely to have a heart this wonderful?
Do you believe that we should “learn from the mistakes of others, because we cannot live long enough to make them all”? I do! That’s one of the reasons I love to blog. It is so I could impart my experiences to those who are willing to read. I love to write, it is my passion. I started composing rhyming poems when I was ten years old. It is still one of my hobbies at present. Writing verbalizes my thoughts and feelings, turning them into tangible memories immortalized through the Internet.
Blogging is one way to connect with other people who are like-minded. I also love to read blogs especially by other mothers so I could learn how to sustain my “superpowers” and to use them responsibly. Being a stay-at-home-mom, blogging is my window to the outside world. It enables me to get to know wonderful mom bloggers. Knowing great products recommended by these moms that would be beneficial to my family, especially the children, is a bonus.
Blogging helps me keep my mind and vocabulary active. It also helps me preserve memories of my unforgettable journey as a mommy. That’s why I’m loving mommyhood and blogging 🙂