The time has finally arrived! After months of waiting, bouts of morning sickness, hours spent figuring out a name, you now find yourself either days away from the delivery or caring for a precious new baby. Over the course of the past months a million questions have probably run through your mind and now you find yourself asking…”What do I do with my time?!”
The following list of activities includes six ways to fill your days. If you’re waiting for your baby to enter the world, or if you’re trying to figure out what to do once you’ve returned home with your newborn, there are many wonderful things to do when you’re on maternity leave!
I have a friend whose kid got a concussion after a car bumped her bike while they were cycling in their village. Her helmet was loose so she bumped her head on the pavement when she fell. She had to stay in the hospital for days and thankfully, their Brain Injury Compensation Claim covered all the expenses and the kid recovered and didn’t suffer from any other complications.
Unfortunate incidents happen and that is why we always have to practice safety precautions. Whenever we bond with our kids – especially when we play with them, there is always a high chance for them to get hurt. They can fall and stumble, bump their heads, and get scratch or bruises. However, that is not a reason for us to prevent our kids from being kids, to force our kids to only play safe, indoor games, and that should not be a reason for us to avoid bonding with our children. What we should do is practice safe bonding with our kids.
Flashback to when I was in grade two. I was urging my mom to let me take piano lessons. My mom said “no” because first, the fees were expensive, and second, she thinks that such activities would only interfere with my academic studies. I really wished she had enrolled me for music lessons though. I really wanted to learn to play the piano, the guitar, or the violin when I was young and I only had two simple reasons why…
First, I love music and I wanted to learn how to make music by myself. For a kid, learning how to play musical instruments could give a certain sense of achievement. It can also boost our confidence, knowing that such is a unique skill that only the persistent can develop. Read more
Car accidents are among the few types of accidents which scare me a lot – especially when I’m traveling with the kids. Most car accidents are fatal, especially for toddlers and babies. That’s why it is very important for us moms to take extra precautions when riding with our kids.
How do you pick a name for your baby? Do you choose a name based on popularity or your favorites?
When I was younger, I had wanted my name to be ‘Kimberly’ but when I became a mom, I never really wanted to name any of daughters that. Instead, I have named my daughters after my name – Ellen – and my hubby’s – Vincent. Hence, they all have E-V initials – Ellana Victoria, Elisha Velika, and Elysa Venise. I know some people choose names based on their meanings and origins but I find such practice, too limiting and traditional somehow, but that’s just me.
If you’re one of the blessed moms who’s pregnant right now – and in the third trimester already, I suggest you think of baby names now. One particular tool which you can use is the Baby Names app of bounty.com.
Moms need a little ‘peace and quiet’ sometimes. What’s ironic, however, is that a quiet house can be a little unnerving especially when you’re already so used to hearing your children’s humdrum or the whine of the vacuum cleaner or the swish-swoosh of the dishwasher.
We can be so preoccupied with our mommy roles to the point that we just don’t know what to do when our kids are away and the hubby is out. Rather than hunting a task that’s hard to do, why not just give yourself some well-earned time off with these fun online distractions?