You would have known by now I write many posts on my challenges as a mum of 3.
And many would have remembered my FTWM (Full Time Working Mum) posts, including my A Working Mum’s Woes, Work and family – Are we placing the right priorities, A Laid Back Mum’s price – on academic and Daily routine as a FTWM.
I am happy to share that I am invited to contribute to the parenting book called “KEEP CALM AND MOTHER ON” by Pauline Loh, the editor and Armour Publishing Pte Ltd.
This is not a yet-another-parenting-book but a book that shares 21 mum’s stories and these mums have kids ranging from 1 year old to 21 years old, from babies to National Service Men (Grown up Kids). These authors are well-known mums which include award winning author, Emily Lim, The Straits Times Deputy Editor Clarissa Oon, Founder of Pat’s Schoolhouse Patricia Koh and many inspiring ladies.
I wrote about Staying Sane as a Full-Time Working Mum.
This quote caught my attention and had me paused in my tracks to digest each and every sentence.
These quotes are such mundane things in life that often are taken for granted and easily lamented upon. Earlier, I have written 2 posts that require much reflection and appreciation of my life. The first is “It’s the simple things that count” where I paused for a moment to reflect on what I have now at this point of my life and really find much to be contented with. The second post is “Reminders to myself as a wife and mummy” which reminded me to do checks on myself on my attitude towards my hubby and children. I find such self-checks extremely important and meaningful to me as I tend to get blinded with the busy schedule everyday. It’s so easy to forget what you already have.
So, here it is, these quotes lead me to appreciate being able to work, being able to hear, walk, talk, having a lovely home and a lovely family, and being alive among many other things that I may conveniently complain about and take for granted.
Have you ever paused in the moment to reflect what you have right now? You may find that you have so many things to be thankful for.