Parenting

A 21st Century Mom

I am a mom of the 21st century. I freely exhibit my rights and call for equality. I put my family as my priority. At the same time, I work, I socialize, and I tend to my children’s activities. Every now and then, I try to exercise as I believe in the importance of maintaining a healthy mind and body. I even participate in a variety of events that are related to my inner and outer growth. I set commitments on my shoulders, and I constrain myself to deadlines. I squeeze in a few moments for myself every few months, where I might just go shopping, hang out with my girlfriends, or even have a spa treatment.

Then, I look at myself and think, “This tired mama needs a break!”

I am a mom of the 21st century. As a teacher I have piles of corrections, proofreading, and planning. I enjoy my classes and I am attached to my students. Even when I am not at school, I carry their responsibilities and successes along with me. I encourage them, meet with their parents, and follow up on their performance. Every year, I make it a point to influence a positive change in them – as much as I can.

Then, I look at myself and think, “This tired mama needs a break!”

I am a mom of the 21st century. I take my children to activities, plan play dates, invite their friends, and prepare food and healthy snacks. I run around jumping in and out of stores. I arrange birthdays, gatherings, and outings, and I find great pleasure in doing so.

I look at myself and think, “This tired mama needs a break!”

I am a mom of the 21st century. I am fascinated by the advanced technology and the facilities we currently have. I find myself attracted to it, mesmerized by its promptness, and indulged in it. I try to set limits of its use and consumption. I also despise having it take control of my life, and I find this challenging and exhausting. I realize how essential its usage is, but I am also aware of the dark world that silently sleeps behind waiting for a chance to strike back.

I look at myself and think, “This tired mama needs a break!”

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I am a mom of the 21st century. I blog about motherhood and the confrontations it brings. I share my humble experience with the world as I believe in cooperation and giving hope to others. By doing so, I work on establishing a better world. I also plan recreational and educational events that help women gain self-realization, reach better accomplishments, and realize great attainments. I reinforce women’s empowerment and guidance because we are the ones who are responsible of steering the coming generations into the right direction.

I look at myself and think, “This tired mama needs a break!”

I am a mom of the 21st century. I choose to undergo a cesarean or have a normal delivery. I have the choice of breastfeeding or providing my child with formula milk, and to that I might be judged. As much as I care about providing my children with nutritious organic food, I always wonder if the products we feed them are actually healthy! The guilt of not knowing what is best for them actually tortures me!

I look at myself and think, “This tired mama needs a break!”

I am a mom of the 21st century. I help my children with their school work. I follow up on their progress. During the day, I try to squeeze in a few minutes for each and every one of them as it is important to be there for them. I try my best to empower them, educate them, and transfer our virtues over to them. I argue with them and dispute with them just to make sure that they will lead the right way as they grow and mature. My heart aches whenever I fail to ease their pain or lessen their worries. Many are the times when I struggle with my late night thoughts that try to impose shame upon my shoulders. I put a lot of effort from my side to set limits to their endless chaotic effect that shakes my inner peace and returns me back to square one in parenting!

Oh my! I look at myself and think, “This tired mama needs a break!”

I am a mom of the 21st century. I travel to different countries and visit new locations. I do a thorough research before visiting a certain site to make sure that after this experience we come out with a new notion and a personal evolution. I pack and unpack. I prepare our luggage knowing exactly what each member of the family needs, and off we go!

I look at myself and think, “This tired mama needs a break.”

I am a mom of the 21st century. I find great pleasure in books, create stories through my words, get lost in museums, and attend plays and art exhibitions. I work hard on transmitting the love of worldwide culture to my children. I strive to make them appreciate civilizations, values, and traditions. I want them to learn to accept others and treat people in a fair way, spreading forgiveness and love to the outside world. I never knew how difficult it is to have children value integrities.

I look at myself and think, “This tired mama needs a break.”

I am a mom of the 21st century. I know what it means to be a single mom since my husband travels a lot. I carry the load of the whole household upon my chest and heart. I try to balance my presence among them during their father’s absence. I pray for more patience and understanding as I silently and eagerly count the days for his return.

I look at myself and think,” This tired mama needs a break!”

I am a mom of the 21st century. From time to time, I take pleasure in going out for drinks, dinners, receptions, and parties. I put effort to dress up, and have my hair, nails, and makeup done. I quickly keep an eye on the latest fashion and I purchase whatever I feel I need to possess. I also participate in any volunteer work trying my best to offer a helping hand to all those who are in need.

Yes, I do look at myself and think,” This tired mama needs a break!”

I am a mom of the 21st century who has put herself under the pressure of being Mrs. Do It All which is the trend of this century. Whether we are working moms or stay at home moms, we are actually loaded with endless duties. Here, I honestly do wonder if it is absolutely normal and acceptable to be overwhelmed and feel that I am always running out of time! And if I were to have that break, which one would it ever be?

If you relate in any way to the above mentioned situations, please do share this post on your social media to help moms who are struggling with their endless duties.

Thank you for your support!

Recipes, Reviews

Event Review; Piping and Shape Molding on Cupcakes

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What a lovely and successful event we had yesterday along with Sally Cake Away at Wilton Stores! We really enjoyed discovering our talents as we learned how to pipe grass, mold soft delicate flowers, and form cute bunnies using icing, fondant, and gum paste.

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Sally was helpful in guiding us through the steps as we set ourselves to some serious work. We had fun learning a few special tricks as each one of us added her own special touch to her art piece. Forming Mr. Bunny was a bit challenging, but with determination we had some cute results.

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In addition to all the learning acquired, the ladies won many prizes and received plenty of gifts. Patchi, Layan Emirates, O’cocoon, Racha Halllak Photography, Nails, Borders, and last but not least Wilton Stores have contributed in showering them with those amazing gifts and vouchers.

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Finally, each attendee left with a certificate from Wilton stating her productive participation in the workshop!

Well done everyone. You were such a boisterous group, and I cannot thank you enough for making our event such a success. You were all amazing, and I was delighted to see such hidden endowments amongst you.

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Cheers to more fruitful moments shared together!

For more pictures about the event, check thehelicoptermommy Facebook page and tag your friends to learn more about what we did!