On Motherhood and Success

Last weekend, we went swimming. I enjoyed looking at our pictures, because it was evident that I am already close to losing all the baby weight, which is one of my personal goals. One of my big fears when I was pregnant was that I wouldn’t be able to lose the extra pounds after givingContinue reading “On Motherhood and Success”

Mommy Brains are Not Dull Brains

Recently, a relative asked me when I plan on returning to work. I said that Casey and I haven’t really discussed a timeline, especially since we have not had a helper stay long enough for me to consider working full-time again. He then said that I haven’t worked for so long, and I might goContinue reading “Mommy Brains are Not Dull Brains”

The Quiet Joy of Having a Baby

There are many women who choose not to become mothers. For them, motherhood is just not among their life goals. I used to be one of those women. Back in high school, while my friends would fantasize about their ideal weddings and come up with names for their future children, I shuddered at the thoughtContinue reading “The Quiet Joy of Having a Baby”

Sweet Dreams

I once dreamt of becoming the president Ruling the land with graceBenevolent toward my people I once dreamt of becoming a saintLeading thousands in worshipSinging hymns and making miracles I once dreamt of becoming an astronaut Voyaging beyond the unknown Saving the future All those dreamsremained figments of my naivety Worlds away from the realityofContinue reading “Sweet Dreams”

From Full-Time Banker to Full-Time Mother

If you came up to me a year ago and told me that I would some day consider being a stay-at-home mom (SAHM), I would laugh in your face. In fact, if you told me ten years ago that I would get married at 24 and have a baby at 26, I would never haveContinue reading “From Full-Time Banker to Full-Time Mother”