A brief history of my adventure in motherhood so far: I found out I was pregnant with my first child while I was still pursuing my degree in the United States in December 2006. Completing my final year while pregnant was quite a challenge, compounded by the fact that I had to battle the harsh winter and scorching heat of summer, all par of the course in a four-season country. I safely delivered my son, Aqil, in August 2007. After a brief stay in the NICU, we brought him home and I effectively became a stay-at-home mom.
We returned to our home country of Malaysia in May 2008, and I found out I was with child again not long after our return. If I thought summers in the States were scorching, I was completely unprepared for the punishing heat in Malaysia! I gave birth to my second son, Afraz, in March 2009. We brought him home the day after his birth and I effectively became a frazzled, sweaty, stay-at-home mom of two.
Throughout my time as a mother, I have learned so much about myself and my children. Child-rearing has been an endlessly tiring, but unbelievably rewarding, experience. I have been exposed to so many different lifestyles and parenting choices through my forays in online parenting forums and real-life play-dates, and that is why I created this blog - to share with others what I have found; to open their eyes to other, possibly better, ways of doing what they do.
Through my experiences in the past three years - from when I first found out I was pregnant till today - I have learned that there are three things that make a Glam Mama:
- Love your kids
- Love your environment
- Love yourself
I really look forward to sharing more in this blog. I will try to update frequently, although there may be times (i.e; sick baby(ies), sick mama, sick hubby ;p, vacations) when my posts may be sporadic at best, so I apologize in advance for those instances. This blog has been three years in the making, so I plan to devote a lot of attention and time into it and can only hope that my readers enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it. Till my next post, take care of yourselves and don't forget to love, love, love as much as you can!