by Maureen | Feb 1, 2013 | Education, Family, Indonesia, Kids, Life Balance, Motherhood, Parenting, Scoops of Joy, Single Mother, Working Mother, World Motherhood, Younger Children
“Come here, baby…”
He snuggled closer to me, allowing me to inhale a faint smell of his shampoo on his thick, getting-too-long hair.
For a boy who is no longer a baby who can be dead stubborn about his ways sometimes, I am lucky he still wants to snuggle close to his mother.
His working mother that is.
Yes, I returned to the corporate world last December after being a work-from-home mom for almost a year.
While I enjoyed returning to my old job, excited that my previous employer offered it to me, and happy to see my old friends again, there’s part of me that feels guilty – again.
Same old cycle of guilt…the working mom’s guilt. (more…)
by Kally Mocho (USA) | Dec 9, 2010 | Family, Kids, Media, Motherhood, Parenting, USA
They say that the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. Well here’s my confession: my children watch WAY too much television. I admit it. It’s bad. It’s embarrassing. But it’s the truth.
When my daughter was born, I was given those Baby Einstein videos. You know, the ones that make you believe that you’re doing a GOOD thing by putting your infant in front of a television that was showing random images while playing classical music in the background. Disney claimed that these videos were educational, and I fell for it. Plus, it seemed to calm my baby down, so I thought I was killing two birds with one stone. Needless to say, my daughter was introduced to the wonders of televised media very early on. (more…)