Postpartum depression may happen anytime during pregnancy and mostly after giving birth. As a former nurse and now SAHM (stay at home mom) I have personally experienced and know a thing or two about PPD. A woman's body shifts through a dramatic change hormonal wise after labor and therefore this may trigger the PPD to … Continue reading Postpartum Depression
Developing courses for parenting styles and effective parenting style is controversial because being a parent to a child depends on the child itself. Regardless of the fact that no two children are the same, there are things parents can do to improve their ways on how to advise or speak to their children. This may create a more bonding … Continue reading Developing Parent Styles
Feeling Melancholy whilst being a mother is one of those things I’ve become accustomed to. It’s one of those feelings that come over with no apparent reason. It could be that I’m tending to the family or doing my daily housework and suddenly I’m hit with a rush of sadness. I just have to take … Continue reading Feeling Melancholic
*A poem I wrote for racism and prejudgements © Mama&childblogs 2020
A poem I wrote about Desi Aunties © Mama&childblogs 2020
Honestly, ever since the pandemic and quarantine, I have been pretty MIA from this blog. I don’t know why but I been so emotionally and mentally drained. I guess it’s the constant routine without the change of scenery. Nevertheless, I wish to go back to writing for the peace of mind and contentment. I had … Continue reading Self Realization
I have to speak up against this... slavery has ended long ago but still till this day racism exists in people’s minds.
It’s been a few months... I been MIA. I know you’ve probably missed me. Maybe not. But here I am to say quarantine life has made me turn into a full on zombie mama, which means just same routine for my kids without having much me time. I feel like ever since this quarantine lifestyle … Continue reading Mama Writer’s Block
“Put on my rubber band!”, “Baby brother’s pulling my hair”, “mommmy!”....this is my toddler throwing a tantrum whilst being sick. I been on my toes for the past few days trying my best to be the “mother nurse”. For some reason kids being sick just plain breaks my heart, I mean it really sucks. It … Continue reading Sick Baby/Toddler
Today my toddler repeatedly kept opening the skincare drawer, she was looking at my rose quartz and broke it somehow. I turned around hearing the shatter of my precious mineral stone. I was in between changing nappies of my 11 month old whilst it happened. Many of you might be superstitious but I say whatever … Continue reading Broken Rose Quartz
We follow these blogs and like posts unknowingly just for the views and follows. But do you ever read thoroughly? The other day I was reading through a blog post that happened to make me question everything. They were supporting rape! Yes, you've heard it right ladies and gentlemen. Before we click that like button … Continue reading Following & liking blogs responsibly
I want you to know I'm waking up at night to find comfort, to know and hold, to get a snack (milk) because I might be hungry, and I'm not comfortable in this diaper anymore. I just want to be held because I'm scared. This new environment is scaring me. I know you only mommy, … Continue reading Dear Mommy,
The other day I saw a post or a cry for help, broke my heart after I saw it on a moms group on Facebook. I'm not going to say what she said verbatim but I will say she was at wits end after giving birth and felt no motivation to continue daily activities or … Continue reading Postpartum Hotline
A lot of Moms are either trying to get pregnant with a boy or a girl because they have one or the other. While I was in nursing school, I learned a lot about chromosomes and genetics as well as human anatomy and physiological components. That's when the questions lingered in my mind about the … Continue reading Chromosome/Gender theory unplugged
I'm one of those travelers that pack for short or long trip thinking I need everything, I mean everything for my family and little ones. I think about what if they God forbid get sick? So I pack up the Tylenol, thermometer and Vick's. Then I think about diaper rash creams and in goes the … Continue reading Mom who overpacks, prepared?
"Kono khobor ase?" translates to "do you have any news?" from Bengali to English. These are the things that your desi aunties, neighbors, cousins hairdressers aunty cares about after your married. This is my second child at 27 years old and people are driving me up the wall about the third one. May I add … Continue reading Desi Aunties asking if you have any news?
The thing I like about writing is that no one can judge our look but just our writing. I think when people meet us in real life, it's appearance that cause more problems than the intellectuality. People's character tend to evolve based on their judgements on how a person's appearance is. I was waking outside … Continue reading Minority mom?
The child at play, such a wonderful time. Who are we to intervene in the most innocence of acts? We often worry about our floors getting soapy when they play with bubbles, or wonder why've they spilt water/milk on the table and even goes to the extent of using their food as a moisturizer (my … Continue reading Cleaning up the Child’s play
A few minutes ago I saw a post, it was a picture of a ultrasound. I looked up to see who it was posted by and I see "itsjudytime" pregnant with her 4th child (3rd preg being she had twins before). I'm so excited for her and her family! This is surreal! I have a … Continue reading It’sjudytime is giving me Babyfever!
Mama's your relationship with your spouse is equally as important even more so than anyone else or family. A lot of couples lovely spiced up routine takes a turn after kids and falls off the bandwagon. Here is my comparison of how love and societies beauty standards vs Shakesphere sonnet is. & your thinking how … Continue reading Shakesphere vs Baby Daddy
I'm worried and I know you are too, because you happen to be lurking around reading virus and bacteria articles. Let's go over our infectious disease and how they are transmitted etc for the sake of protecting our little ones and us. Let's dive into Infectious disease: An infection is a condition in which pathogens … Continue reading Coronavirus? Mama’s worried
Now many might've never faced this or faced this on the daily, aunties bickering and passing rude remarks. Oh you've gotten quite healthy (overweight?), stay out of the sun because your skin has darkened (why to lack vitamin d?). Listen up aunties, mama's and to anyone sitting in the back! Skin color has to be … Continue reading Desi Aunties Skin Color Drama that gives Us Mama’s a Dilemma
Let's change to the new revolution of Netflix and Mommin' because unlike Netflix and chill, we actually watch our shows with a passion. Let's get one thing out of the way, shall we? I know myself as well as tons of other moms out there binge watch tv shows when their kids go to sleep. … Continue reading Netflix & Mommin’
Most stay at home moms (SAHM) have to hear this phase “so what you do all day?” or “what have you done all day?”. It’s as if we don’t do enough already. Then to top it all off you suddenly get social pressure to think you have to do side gigs or a full time … Continue reading What have you done all day?
Phone rings*, “Hello there, I’m calling to speak to Miss Carriage, she seems to have came suddenly and took my precious…”, voice breaks and phone hangs up*. I met Miss-Carriage three times so far in my life. Before I start my sob story or shall I say taboo of a topic, I want to say … Continue reading Miss Carriage
Ever felt like it was hard to communicate after becoming a mom? From the get go I think that's enough rhetorical questioning. New moms, old moms, any and all moms out there, I know y'all can relate with me on this topic. After birth we spend a lot of time using baby language, playing little … Continue reading Feeling socially awkward?
Growing up I've always had these thoughts watching my parents "parent" me: "when I have a kid, I'm not doing that or this or I'll be different etc". What did I know about parenting? Back then I was just a average kid born and raised in America. I look back and I contemplated a lot … Continue reading Is our Parenting style affected by our parents?
As mothers a lot of choices we make evolves around our little ones, in order to protect and to help them. I think breastfeeding for me was a wonderful and rewarding journey. By wonderful I mean full of joy and tears (especially when there was a clogged up duct, now let's pretend we're going to … Continue reading Boob to bottles?!
Do you just ever wonder what would happen if you'd done things differently? Maybe, if you took your little one out on a walk for a change? Yes? For us moms life can be quite scheduled, routines and plain out busy. The key is to add a little bit of pizzaz (sounds like pizza?go grab … Continue reading Tired of the same routines?
As a mom we probably all had at least or more than once, I suppose times when we have ordered take out. I just want to say I'm not here to shame anyone, I'm part of that crew. But the fact is we've all felt a little guilt in the back of our minds inkling … Continue reading Feeling guilty about ordering takeout?
Holding these tiny cute hands The day my baby was born I knew I found a new form of love, a feeling or rush that couldn’t be explained. Then came the stage where I was too tired to wake up constantly at night but missed them dearly when I saw them napping. I was constantly … Continue reading I don’t want to let go of my Baby !
It’s one of those days Mama’s where I feel like I’m trying to keep up but I’m losing my grip. My little ones are a bit under the weather and been acting up, one just has the terrible three tantrums and the other teething at 10 months getting his second set on the top. This … Continue reading Messy Floors, Runny Noses and Sighs
Mommy cooked you lots of things. Each thing was well thought out and nutritionally balanced. Little one, you decided to throw a tantrum at how you wanted to eat veggies crisps/chips instead. I thought my veggie and shrimp fried rice with a side of apples was a genius but unfortunately for you it wasn’t doing … Continue reading Dear Picky Eater/Toddler,
Mother and daughter coloring time is my favorite time. Hopefully once my son grows up from a baby to a toddler we can all do art, crafts and creative activities together. Did you know that coloring is an activity that reduces stress or makes one feel more relaxed? Well I remember reading that somewhere and … Continue reading Arts, Crafts & Creative Little Minds?
Motherhood is a tedious job but it’s not always work and no play. I believe a little ones first friend and playmate is the mother or caretaker themselves. Though some days we may be wiped out completely just doing the bare minimum such as keeping the little ones alive and well fed. Other times we … Continue reading Playing with Your Little Ones
They say motherhood gets easier by time. What I mean by “they” are mothers, families, friends, or the whole village (get it the invisible village that takes to raise the child?). Well here I am a 27 year old young mother of two kids. One is 3 years and 4 months and the other 10 … Continue reading Does Motherhood get any easier?