Thursday, January 29, 2009

I'm Game!

Yesterday Ronnica answered five questions about her on her blog (they were asked to her by Evy) and in turn asked US (her blog fans ) if we wanted her to ask 5 questions.. of course I am game for anything that helps us learn more about one another as blogofriends , although I did not want too personal questions (Ronnica also took that into consideration) since I am still kinda weird about the whole revealing too much to the internet thingie.. So here they are:

1. Would you rather be home with one sick kid or travelling (by plane) alone with two kids?
I would rather be traveling alone with 2 kids, and all the madness that this entails, then being home with one sick kid.. I hate when my children are sick, I feel so powerless. My four month old daughter had a bout with Grastroenteritis aka the stomach flu and I really wish it was me instead of her. I guess I am really a sap when it comes to my children.

2. What talent or personality trait do you think gets most overlooked or underused as a mom?
Actually, I think that being a mom I get to use a variety of traits and talents that I did not even know I had: I get to be a teacher, an craftster/artist, a nurse, a cook, a friend, a police officer (that is when I really have to step my foot down).. and the list goes on.

3. If you had to eat the same thing for breakfast every morning, what would you choose?
I would choose to eat "soupe giromon" that is creole for pumkin soup; it's a typical haitian soup recipe.. It is made with the pulp of the pumkin and all kinds of veggies thrown in... Yummy!

4. Which season's weather would you give up if you had to?
That is just too easy: Please take winter away! I grew up in Haiti where it's always hot (probably one of the reasons I love hot yoga so much) and then I went to college at the Seventh Day Adventist University in Puerto Rico where not just the weather is HOT, I only moved here 5 years ago.. and I still can't get used to the whole winter thing!

5. What's your favorite book?
"Les Tazar" :This is a book that I read and re'read as a teenager and beyond, It's by a haitian author named Fernand Hibbert; we actually had to read this book in high school for class but I love it so much because of the reality it depicts, I also love it because of the feeling I get when I read if I am in kid all over again.

If anyone wants me to ask them the "5 questions" just say it..

Saturday, January 24, 2009

THe best of Me..

I have not been posting much of anything lately not because I have nothing to record on here my little bloggy diary, but because life has gotten the best of me lately.. Between the daycare drop offs and pick ups (for child #1), the school visits (for child #1), the vaccination appointments (for child #2),the sick baby (child #2), the dentist appointments (for child #1), the renovation of new house (YES we are moving to the suburbs, I am totally sad about it since I am and will always be a city girly but I am excited at the same time), between the yoga classes (yes something for me) and the going here and there and everywhere I have not had the time to think let alone post something on here.. but like I was reminding my bloggy friend Sarah 'if we did not have lives out of the blogosphere there would not be anything for us to blog about'.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Motherhood and Change.

I have changed.. after having my second child this summer, I have changed yet again. I am not talking about the rollercoater that you body goes through before and after the baby has arrived nor am I talking about the emotional challenges that comes with it. There is something about motherhood that changed me(it happened after my first child and it's happening again!).

I have never been the kind of person that desperately needs to climb up the corporate ladder (although I did study business in college); I am more of a working girl because I have to pay my bills kinda girl.
I can't help but think "is there more for ME". After becoming a mother to my first born, I had stoppped dreaming about visiting new and exotic countries or learning another language; but lately all of that changed.. maybe it's the fact that I celebrated my 31rst birthday this year, but something jolted this change in me, in the "life is short and you need to do something about it" kinda way .

Then I ask myself when you are a mother do your dreams still count? when do you have time (specially those single mommies out there) to follow your dreams, your path? where do you get the time in between diapers,schooling, work, cooking meals, house stuff, to actually do something.
I guess that is something I will have to figure out with time.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Almost missed it!

Today was such a hectic day that I have not had anytime to check my bloggy addictions.. I had a wonderful surprise at Ohana Mama's blog, I almost missed it...

Check me out in "Talking Story Tuesday"

Why don't they get it!

This is probably going to come out as a RANT (hey we get to do that sometimes).. why don't people who don't have children get it; I do not mean all of them.. I mean some of them specially the young ones, they just don't get it.
Why do they call and tell the mother of a newborn "well since you are not doing anything...." HELLO newborn over here, she is not ANYTHING. or why do they say "why are you so tired you are on mat leave?" what do you answer to that question? Why do they come over and ASK to hold the baby and get all grossed out when she burps?
I am not against all childless person out there, some of them are really good friends and they are good for babysitting when one wants to get out with the hubbie; but some of them ( I know the percentage of those is real real low.. but..)the ones who think that having a baby or a child is like sporting a new hip bag or a new cool pair of shoes they need to get it together, or at least PRETEND TO GET IT!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Psycho Yoga

I have been doing this challenge called WOYOPRACMO since the first of january, the challenge is that I have to practice yoga for at least 10 minutes (hopefully more) during the whole month of januray, and report about it over at my WOYO page... but it has been very "challenging" with the baby:

This is what I posted today.. or is it yesterday since it's now 12:30AM:

"The baby thinks she has won today because I did not practice any yoga... well its 11:45 pm and she is finally asleep.. I think I am going to do some breathing exercises (breathing is good) and off to bed... I must be losing my mind for doing yoga at this time instead of going to sleep.. my husband thinks I have gone off the deep end!

Or maybe I am psycho because I'm talking yoga to a baby! "

I know it is going to get better the older she gets.. but I can't help but feel so overwhelmed and tired. Maybe I just need some sleep.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Bloggy Blog World.

Last night, I was lurking around at growingupartists' blog and what do I see.. She nominated me for a friendship award. When I started this blog, oh so long ago (just kidding), I mostly did it for myself.. well you know the story. I surely did not know that I would "meet" so many cool, inspiring, smart and even cardio happy women, who make things happen online and offline.

Thank you growingupartists for the nomination and the friendship.

Now you reading this check her out... I will not be so selfish as to keep her for myself anymore.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


I had decided when starting this blog that I would not reveal to much of myself (my physical apprearance that is).. but that picture speaks more than words..

Even in my quest to free myself from my internal critic, to free myself from stereotypes, to free myself from fear and to find myself deep under all of that.

The most important part of being mE is being their MoThER.

(I do reserve the right to pull this picture off the blog at a later date; I know I'm still a scardy CaT, I guess it takes a while to rid oneself of fear...)