Women with more than one child generally agree that they were far more anxious the first time they had a baby than they were with subsequent children. There are things that a first-time mother struggles with that mothers with more children may not. It’s not necessarily that motherhood gets easier but rather that after having two or more children, you become surer of yourself as a mother. As with everything else, experience makes things easier. In this way having a child for the first time is unique in its challenges and joys. [Read more…]
Three weeks ago my girlfriends and I met for coffee in town. It had been quite a while since we met so I was really looking forward to seeing them. The “How have you been?” was closely followed by “How is mum and dad?” and eventually “ooh, how is your boyfriend?” Since I’m married, mine is edited a bit 🙂
After we had heard how everyone was doing, the conversation moved to an interesting topic. We started talking about this breed of young people (we feel all old and wise) who feel the world owes something. And that is what my post is about today. [Read more…]
For the last 2 weeks I’ve been thinking of working from home, entrepreneurship/ business and that kind of stuff. OK, let me go back a little. I’ve always wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, a choice that has raised quite a debate from my friends but that is a topic for another day. Now that I’m married and planning to add to my family (ahem) I’m even more convinced I don’t want an 8-5 job.
One of my very close friends got a baby at the start of this year. After her 3 months leave, she went back to work last month. We met recently and she told how she would quit employment if she could. Then she said, “I’d love to be there for my son, never miss the milestones as he grows. I feel awful being at the mercy of my house-help and my boss.”