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Now That I Am a Mom

In Family, Lifestyle, motherhood, News, Relationships on May 13, 2018 at 10:19

You gave a full agenda, playlist and decor to our house with your name

Changed the kind and content of the bottles on our counter space

My best ideas come to me in front of your changing table instead of my writing desk

I nurse while listening to audiobooks knowing at heart that you will inspire me and teach me more than them

I am still the same

I just love you, son

Now that you have lost your hair and grown it again

Your eyebrows and eyelashes have become thicker while my love for you grows fonder

Your round eyes look at me saying: “I count on you”

Yes, you can my dear

I am still the same

I just love you, son

You are the greatest gift

That arrived just in time

You are such a great addition to our lives

We share a birth date and a birth time,

and with the help of God, we will share the ride of a lifetime.

They cut the plastic bracelets in our wrists, removed your LoJack, and it felt like opening a gift,

taking the plastic off the seats of a new car, no road map or manual though.

I can’t still differentiate between a burp cloth and a wash cloth.

I wear a Boppy pillow like a lifesaver because it is, just like that NoseFrida has become a source of bliss

You have filled our hearts, our home and our cellphones with your smile and that look in your eyes.

Oh, those eyes!

I am still the same

I just love you, son

As Grandpa said:

The desire to be your mother became a painting brush, and here you are, my masterpiece.

I love you, son.

Blessed to be a Mom by the mercy of God,



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“Motherhood and my new decade have given me a sense of place, of happiness”

In Contributors, Family, Lifestyle, Relationships on May 11, 2014 at 09:00

By Manuela Frencia

Manuela Frencia

When I was twenty I used to say that life would go downhill after twenty-five (how pretentious of me!), I look back at my past decade and it’s like a blur of college parties, job hunting, dating, moving countless of times, and at the end trying to find my place in this world… as I think about it, the twenties were stressful, it was leaving childhood behind and becoming a grown up.

As I was approaching the dreaded thirties, I panicked a little bit, here I was, married with a small baby and with the body that goes with it (not the sexy post-partum body celebrities show off), I wasn’t the glamorous woman I thought I would be by now, but I was so much more than that, I was a mother.

So, what’s thirty for me? Thirties are dirty diapers and burping cloths, is waking up in the middle of the night to check if my boy is ok, is cooking three different lunches a day to see which one will be successfully eaten, it’s Fridays nights eating pizza and watching series on the DVR, it’s breastfeeding sessions, swimming lessons and play dates.

I might have changed my Prada bag for Chicco’s diaper bag, and my high heels for sneakers, lab coat for yoga pants, but honestly, I wouldn’t change a thing. Because the real changes in me where not the clothes or material things, it was inside, something clicked, and I was no longer trying to fit in, I was in my place, in the “zone” I had been searching for so long… Nowadays, that I am a proud, wise woman of thirty I have become a poised person, I enjoy life as it comes and I literally live, enjoy and breath every new day as if it was the last one, because with children, as soon as you have them you realize that time flies, they grow up so fast, every day they learn something new and they teach you how to be surprised at small things, to find the positive side to everything.

Motherhood and my new decade have given me a sense of place, of happinessyes that’s what my thirties have been so far: Happy.

Thanks Manuela for being the first person who contacted us without even knowing us, just because you found our blog and liked it! Half Eritrean, half Italian, Manuela used to work as a genetic engineer, now she is a full time mommy! Enjoy her post and check out her blog!


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