THE LAST TIME

It’s been 3 months since I gave birth, the time when many parents share how¬†sleepless they’ve been, how much everything has changed (and how tiring it is), and how they need a long break from it all. Several times before I gave birth, I would be told to prepare for the worst – zero sleep, consistent crying, etc. etc. I totally get where these feelings come from, and all those feelings are valid. I mean, the first weeks can make […]

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(MY FAVORITE) BREASTFEEDING BENEFITS

Google “BREASTFEEDING BENEFITS”, read a book on breastfeeding, or attend talks on breastfeeding and you will be bombarded with information on why breastfeeding rocks for both mom and the child. I am not here to collate all the benefits for you (that would probably be good for one whole book!), but on this blogpost, let me share my personal favorite benefits of breastfeeding! These are the reasons why I keep going! 1. IT’S ALIVE AND CUSTOM-MADE TO MEET YOUR BABY’S […]

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PLANNING FOR OUR SON’S FUTURE

When my husband and I got married in 2013, we knew we did not want to have a child right away because we knew from the start how big a responsibility a child is. Sure, you get paid with lots of hugs, kisses, and love, but at the end of the day, it is a lifelong commitment to be a parent your child deserves. My husband and I spent years doing things just for the both of us. We travelled […]

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WHAT HAPPENS AFTER BIRTH? (OR MORE LIKE, WHAT I WISH I PREPARED FOR…)

I have read up A LOT when I was pregnant. I have read up on how to have a beautiful birth experience, I have read up on child care, I have read up on breastfeeding…what I did not read up on is well, what happens to ME after birth. We always hear of post-partum depression, but I now realize it isn’t just that – post-partum (whether you feel depressed about it or not) is real, and these are some of […]

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BREASTFEEDING AND MY NURSING AREA

My sister told me way before that the secret to surviving breastfeeding (and doing it long enough) is to have a comfortable nursing chair. I believed her, but just really truly believed her now that I am breastfeeding. My son is only 2 weeks old, and breastfeeding has not been my easiest journey in this thing called motherhood. Now I understand why some mothers say breastfeeding is harder than birth itself. I mean, sure, my pain was intense during my […]

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PREGNANCY STRETCH MARKS

When I first learned I was pregnant, stretch marks was one of the very first things that came to mind. I mean, that’s mostly what I hear from people who have been on the pregnant road. When you join groups on Facebook or google about pregnancy, it’s impossible not to come across this topic. Thankfully, I had existing oils/ salves at home that were part of the recommended brands in forums. You can find that post HERE. Apart from that, […]

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DO YOU KNOW WHAT GOES TO YOUR BABY’S SKIN?

Becoming a mother can suddenly turn you into a more careful being. I never really bothered to check the ingredients of what I put in my skin before, but now that I’m about to have a little one, it seems I have become more mindful of many things, including the products I want to use for my son. I recently learned about the Environmental Working Group (EWG.ORG), a non-profit, non-partisan organisation which aims to protect both human health and the […]

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MAMA THE EXPLORER BLOGS

My sister asked me again recently, “Don’t you really want to blog?” “I find Instagram a lot easier.”, I said. “I can upload anywhere, anytime, and I can do away with short or long posts. And I don’t have to transfer photos and all that.” “Okay…I’m just worried, cause you’ll be a mom now. And someday, Instagram might be gone (for good). With a blog, you get to keep a diary of your motherhood.” My sister had definitely got me […]

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