I’m on Year 2½ of what is, arguably, one of the toughest roles I’ve EVER had, i.e. being Mommy.
Some days it goes really well and I feel like I GOT THIS FAM, I’m the best mama everrr. Naps are taken on time, bowls of food are wiped clean (walang tira! yay!), toys are put away in their proper places.
On other days, I want to curl up in a ball and growl at everyone to leave me alone. Bucketfuls of guilt over everything — from being a working mom to not giving my son more leafy greens at the table.
Guess what I realized, mama? We don’t have to enjoy every moment of motherhood. We don’t have to be the Insta-perfect mama 100% of the time.
And that’s okay.
It’s okay to have those ups and downs. It’s okay to need alone time one minute, then need the MAXIMUM amount of hugs the next. We don’t have to sweat the small stuff. More often than not, we are our own worst critics.
Remember, taking time out to de-stress is important, not just for yourself, but for your little ones too. 👌
If one of your favorite things to do to wind down is whipping up something in the kitchen, you’re in luck. ShopBack teamed up with RedMart to release its first cookbook, “For Mum, With Love,” which you can download here for free.
It has 18 tried-and-tested recipes with varying levels of difficulty, from delicious meals like Sardines and Pineapples in Tangy and Spicy Coconut Sauce (sardinas with a twist!) to feel-good classic desserts like Chocolate Chip Cookies and the Singaporean coconutty favorite Ondeh Ondeh.
So download away! Here’s to good food and to us “good enough” mamas! 😘