ESTABLISHING YOURSELF (a few details that help somemothers know what they have in common with you).
I am 27 years old.
I am living common law with my “hubby” (fiance).
I have 2 incredible boys, aged two and three.
I am a full-time domestic engineer!
I am middle upper (not sure why that is relevant?)
I live in an urban city, but in a northern rural area.
I completed highschool and some post secondary education (university).
I am straight.
Of note about my ethnicity and/or cultural background: Canadian, (Newfoundland). Heritage is Scottish, Irish and English.
NOW, TWENTY QUESTIONS ABOUT YOU
- The most significant aspect of my upbringing. My family. and remembering where my “roots” are.
- My best advice to mothers about to enter the stage of child rearing that I just went through. It’s ok to ask for help. If you do, it doesn’t make you less of a mother, or a woman. It’s ok to not know everything. Life is a learning experience. We never have all the answers, and no one does. Take everything with a grain of salt.
- Something that concerns me about my children. I always fear that I could be doing more. Whether its teaching more, playing more, loving more, cuddling more, snuggling more. My fear is that they will one day feel it was never enough.
- My absolute worst mothering moment (so far). When we had to bring my son to the emergency room to have his finger glued together. We were busy with the other child while visiting my parents, and my youngest got hold of her razor and cut his finger open. I was mortified.
- What annoys me most about other mothers. Lack of support. It seems there is ALWAYS someone judging someone else about SOMETHING. Whether it’s breastfeeding, discipline, baby wearing or whatever else….It always seems we find fault in the way others do something.
- I am happiest when I am with my family. I love just relaxing with them, playing with them, just BEING with them.
- I am saddest when I think too much about life. There are just so many injustices in the world, and only so much I can do. It makes me sad to know how well we have it here, just for the luck of being born here. I want to be able to help everyone, but I can’t physically do that. It upsets me and frustrates me. Overall, if I think about inhumanity around the world, it makes me sad.
- My biggest fear. Failing as a mother/wife/woman/daughter/sister, etc….and spiders
- I am ashamed of things in my past. But am slowly learning to work past them.
- Something I need to forgive. My father.
- Something I wish I could say to someone. I love you despite the hurt you have caused me and my family.
- Something I have never told anyone. Can’t tell it here either
- Something I am trying to change about myself. My physical appearance (lose weight) and my mental well-being. (being more positive).
- My biggest accomplishment. My children!!!
- I wish that one day my children (or grandchildren) can live in a war-free world, without hurt caused by others.
- Something my relationship with my mother has taught me about parenting. That encouragement is needed for children to thrive.
- Something my relationship with my father has taught me about parenting. Things can’t be unsaid or undone. So choose your words and actions wisely.
- How I would describe my faith life. Spiritual, but not religious.
- Something I hope will be different for me by this time next year. Be happy with myself, and live for myself and my family. Not to be so concerned with what others think.
- Something important about my story that hasn’t been captured by the questions above. That when the world feels like crumbling, the touch of someone you love can easily strengthen the entire universe.
- BONUS: A question you would like to see added to this list that readers can respond to in the comments.