this mum needs help

motherhood, home, home chores, mum is sick

I feel like every bit of me just screams to take a break. If I could, I’d sleep for 3 days straight just so I can regain the energy + the hours of sleep deprivation that I suffered when me + the little man got sick recently.   Am just glad that apart from slight coughs + cold, + occasional throwing up here + there, the little man is back to his usual rowdy self + that apart from a bit swelling on the inside of my cheek, my jaw is now back to normal + is feeling a lot better.

+ even though we have not fully recovered yet, there are loads of home chores to be dealt with, starting with the mountain of laundry that have piled up over the days I wasn’t feeling up to the task. Although my sister, Cel, was too kind enough to volunteer to do most of Jared’s laundry, I have still quite a mountain on my laundry basket which I tackled as soon as I was able to. Now it left me more tired + dying to take a few day’s break. If only it were possible. Mothers don’t take offs remember? We keep a 25/7 job, every single day of the week.

During these times, I cannot help but wish I have extra arms + hands to do a number of tasks at the same time or that I have a house help that can pitch in whenever I am feeling off, who will do the laundry + cook hearty meals for me + the little man + who will keep watch of him while he sleeps so I can tinker on my blogs to work on my backlogs late at night, or maybe a home vacuum cleaners from  Miele so that I won’t have to sweep the floor! Oh well, am going to have to save for that + a house help is really not in my list of priorities at the moment. Maybe I’d just work on keeping me healthy so that I won’t have to deal with sickness that starts this whole thing altogether!

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the morning after

parenting, motherhood, home chores

The bliss of having gone to two major events {the PMC EB + the Postcrossing EB, which I will be posting in beautiful details very soon :)} in this mum’s month is slowly wearing off as I get back to my normal life + fall back into my daily routine. The most-welcome break of  being out for two days in a row is now taking its toll on me, particularly on my laundry basket. I was left with a mountain-tall one-week’s worth of laundry, which I have to wash by hand, mind you, as we have yet to get a new washing machine. Plus, there are the regular home chores which need to be done on a daily basis like cooking + doing the dishes, among others.

Add taking care of my lovely tot on top of that list + I will hardly have enough time to do anything else {it was a good thing I was able to put away my tokens + my freebies from the PMC EB + my sis obliged to take photographs of each item so I can post them on my blogs, before we slept that same day, that’s one thing less to worry about from my invisible long list}.

In times like this, I really wish I can afford to hire a house help, much like the ones from Maid Service Ashburn VA. But, time + again, I was reminded that that’s what I am here for in the first place. I quit my job + decided to be a stay-at-home mum so I can personally attend to each of my child’s need + to everything else that needs to be taken care of in the house. Oh, well, even I can afford to dream sometimes, right? ^-^

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of being a one-{wo}man show {most of the time}

When SAHMone Speaks

What mother roles do you share with your partner? 

Whenever Jared’s dad is around he does make it a point to help out with my mothering tasks with the exception of giving him a bath since he doesn’t have any idea how to. But other than that, he once tried changing Jared’s soiled diapers, fixing his milk or feeding try to feed him solid food, play with him, read him a book, sing him to sleep, change his sweat-drenched clothes. He even washed the feeding bottles on several occasions  + did Jared’s laundry once. He would also sometimes cook my favorite dishes like tinola, adobong manok or there was this one time when he cooked beef with broccoli (he was a better cook, you see!) + I totally loved it, tasted much better than what we had in a Chinese restaurant long ago.

But more often than not it was Mum’s one-man army that keeps the show going, I only hope I can also be a good cook!

So, how’s your partner sharing with your mothering loads?

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