Motherhood is a truly satisfying and fulfilling experience to me. It is a never-ending learning process. There is so much to learn and I am enjoying every minute of it. Here in ‘Parenting Joy’, I share with you all my experiences, from pre-natal up till now, and I hope that my experiences will be of help to you. It is also my hope that by writing things down, it will help me to remember the things that I went through from Day 1 – though they may be frustration, stress, anger, helplessness; and not just happiness, joy and fulfillment. Every bit of it is special. Too special to be ‘buried’ and forgotten later on.
Who Am I?
I am Angela. My husband, Richard, and I have 3 boys, Dominic, Damien and Darren.
You can see from the ticker above how long I have been a mom. : ) For the most part of it, I have been a full time homemaker. I re-joined the workforce when Dominic was about 1 year old but stopped work again after about 9 months. I used to also run an eStore, Plum and Peach, but we closed it after almost 4 years of operation because my partner was getting very busy with her other commitments, and I was expected my 3rd child and didn’t think I would have enough time for the business.
When I first started the site, I was a relatively new mom and at that time, the internet was not so …. common. Though I already knew how to find information through surfing the internet, those days were just not like now, so I fumbled a lot more than I think I would have if I were a new mom now. Online support wasn’t that common either.
When I was first time pregnant, I was at a complete loss in Babydom. A friend of mine basically hand-held me through all the Babydom jargons and stuff and I am eternally grateful to her for making things so much easier for me. Doing up the website is my way of ‘paying forward’.
Another reason is that I like to dabble with doing up websites and writing things. If nobody visits this site, it is still ok. I have fun writing and creating this for my own amusement. It is a break from the mundane daily chores. If this website could be a blessing to other people, it is an added bonus.
It has been many years since I started this site and through the years, I have grown as a person, a mother, a wife. I have gone from feeding and diapering to schooling and homeschooling, and now to dealing with teenagers. No doubt more growth and experiences await me ahead. This site is also like a kind of journal, journalling my journey as a mother and wife. Many changes have also happened to the site over the years. You can read about them here.
My husband, Richard is a very hands-on and involved father. He really knows as much about taking care of kids as I do, even though I spend more time with the kids at home. He is also a very supportive husband and my pillar of strength because he keeps me steady when the kids drive me nuts. Without him, I will not be able to do this website.
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