HOMETOWN Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
ON THE WEB MamaWantsThis.com
NUMBER OF CHILDREN One, with another on the way!
FAVORITE CHILD Child One
DAY JOB Stay-at-home mother
RELATIONSHIP STATUS Married
HOW DO YOU COMBINE WORK AND FAMILY?
I’m a stay-at-home mom so I don’t have to worry about juggling working with everything else. My husband runs his own company and works from home half the week, so we’re very lucky that both of us get to spend time with our son.
HOW HAS PARENTING CHANGED YOU AS AN INDIVIDUAL?
This is probably a cliched answer, but it’s true in my case. My needs and wants as an individual has changed. Everything I do or don’t do, I have my son in mind. Things that seemed important then, just don’t even appear in my radar now.
WHO ELSE PROVIDES CHILDCARE FOR YOUR CHILDREN?
My in-laws are amazing. They live just round the corner from us and from day one, they’ve been pillars of support for us.
My son goes to his grandparents place every afternoon for a couple of hours, and Mama gets some time to run errands, do chores, blog and on the rare occasion, get a quick nap. My son gets to grow up with his grandparents around – I know how special that relationship can be.
My best childhood memories came from spending time with my grandmother. I know I’m incredibly lucky and for that I am grateful.
WHAT IS YOUR WORST PARENTING MOMENT?
I like to think that I haven’t committed any grievous parenting mistakes so far – unless you count the couple of times I had to let my poor child sit in a poopy diaper and clothes because I forgot the diaper bag.
WHAT IS YOUR BEST PARENTING MOMENT?
Parenting is made up of many, many small moments, not just the milestones that are tangible such as when your child graduates from high school, or learns to drive, or scores straight A’s, or wins the Nobel Prize.
All the times when my son has reached any small milestone in his development, I’m a proud Mama. I know that in those small moments, I’m contributing to his development as a mother can and should.