Having a baby can definitely change a marriage. I’ve touched a little on the subject already here. Although we are now in a very happy place, lack of sleep and a new addition to the family can be overwhelming and stressful. We fought a lot in the first couple of weeks. Continue reading “Is It OK To Argue In Front Of Your Kids? “
Tonight I snapped it at my husband. I probably shouldn’t have but I did. Since changing Madeleine over to cow’s milk, it has done some odd things to her sleep. She wakes up every few hours overnight and cries to be put back to sleep. I’m one sleep-deprived mumma at the moment and my poor husband is copping it big time. I will have to beg for his forgiveness tomorrow when we are talking again!
Ever since I’ve returned back to my day job, I’ve been struggling with work life balance. When I’m at work, I miss the chaos. I miss being in charge and the thrill of going up the corporate ladder. When I’m at home, I want to be a full time mum. I miss Madeleine and all I want to do, is spend every waking hour with her. The problem is, I want both a stunning career where I do well and get promotions but also be a mother and not miss any of my daughter’s major milestones! I have a severe case of FOMO (fear of missing out) when it comes to my career.
Growing up, I was very lucky because I was comfortable with my body image. I never had an issue with weight and could eat almost everything that my heart desired without suffering the consequences. Thanks to my Asian genes, I’ve always been petite framed. However, after giving birth, my body has changed.
My daughter turning 1 is a big deal in our culture. My parents are very traditional and helped us prepare a morning tea for the occasion. The Vietnamese word for first birthday is “Thôi Nôi”. “Thôi” means to leave or stop whilst “Nôi” means baby cradle. Figuratively, this marks a new chapter in the baby’s life. Passing the 1 year mark and entering a new period – Becoming a Toddler.