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Friday, April 10, 2015

What Motherhood Is To Me + Mother's Day Giveaway

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. ~Sophia Loren

Before my children came along, many decisions made between my husband and I, were really for selfish reasons. There wasn't a need for us to think about time or how we spend money. We packed our bags and go for road trips whenever we felt like it. We ate what we liked at any time of the day. We bowled till the wee hours of the morning on weekends and slept in without a care. Nothing could hold us back.

When I became a mother, my life completely took a turn. There wasn't anymore staying up late for leisure because tending to babies can be tiring and every opportunity to catch up on sleep was important. I picked up cooking so that my young children would not be exposed to unhealthy dosages of MSG and also to save us some money since I became a stay-at-home-mum. I (still) don't go grabbing an ice cream even though I happen to have a craving because they have a cough or cold. And I would always rather spend whatever extra I have on them than on myself. It always seemed that it was more important to keep them happier.

Even though my children are in their youths now, I still think about their well-being, needs and wants before mine in anything that I do. It comes to mind that very soon, they will no longer be children I can "boss around" so these sacrifices are just temporal. Very soon, the children will take full charge of their lives and won't need me to poke my nose into their affairs. But on a positive note, I also look forward to find more opportunities to reconnect with the man I love again when that time comes.

Such is the way of motherhood for me.
Image extracted from HERE

Because Mother's Day is around the corner, I would like to take this opportunity to bless a mother with this freshwater pearl ball cluster pendant necklace and earrings, to celebrate YOU - your love and sacrifices you have made for your family.

Pearls are said to symbolize purity, honesty, wisdom and integrity. It is all the best we should ever be within us.

The chain on the necklace is high silver plating with a special heart and the earrings are with stainless steel posts, to suit those with sensitive earlobes.

This set is worth S$46.

To win this precious set for yourself, do share with me in the comment box on 
how motherhood has changed you 
and fill in the necessary entries in the Rafflecopter widget below to better your chances of winning this giveaway.

Other Terms & Conditions :

* This giveaway is open only to mothers residing in Singapore.
* Winners of previous giveaways done on my blog within the last 6 months will not qualify.
* No further request on the design will be entertained.
* It is mandatory to leave a comment with a valid email address, so that I can contact you if you win. Otherwise your entry will be considered void.
* The winner will be contacted via email after the draw has been made. If there is no response within 24 hours, I reserve the right to draw another winner.
* This giveaway ends on 16 April 2015.
* The necklace set will be sent out by standard mail.

All the best and Happy Mother's Day in advance!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Till the next post, have a wonderful day!


  1. Motherhood has certainly made me more patient . Infact I wrote a post about it in the Embracing Motherhood blog train :)

  2. Motherhood has changed me to have a more grateful heart. I'm so thankful now for every little thing I have, cos really sometimes everything is out of our control! :p

  3. Being a Mother has taught me to be resilient and never give up, kids are amazing beings!

  4. Motherhood has made me more appreciative of everything around me because nothing should be taken for granted!

  5. Motherhood has made me become more patient, resilient and positive thinking! khorleeling@gmail.com

  6. Motherhood has made me patient,playful & can never expect what will happen tomorrow :)

  7. Well, motherhood has made me less selfish, and while my child has been growing up, I've come to appreciate life a lot more! greenissuessg (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. Motherhood has taught me to be grateful and selfless.

  9. Being a mom has given me a deeper appreciation of my own mother. I now understand better the many sacrifices she willingly made for me because she loves me as I do the same for my boys.

  10. The greatest lesson I have learnt is not to take everything for granted. Had a hard time to get pregnant and nearly lost my bb during the pregnancy. Nothing was easy. Learnt to love without condition, learnt to give without condition. Am still learning everyday with my bb and family members to be a better person ^_^

  11. Motherhood has made me a more patient person. "Relac" and I won't be so stressed.-meiyi (littledetour@hotmail.com)

  12. Motherhood changes me in so many ways. My sleep cycles are permanently damaged. My fashion style is drastically changed. My expense is multiplied. My day is busy and my schedule is tight and I always think about my kids before myself. Painfully, and beautifully, it changes me.

    Chancl Xgg

  13. Motherhood means putting my kids best interest above my own.. Just like what my mum did for me☺ I hope to share this gift with her. Thanks Adeline!


  14. Motherhood has made me more humble - knowing my own shortcomings and imperfections; being open to others' suggestions, advice and guidance; even acknowledging that sometimes my kids know more than I do or are more right than I am.


  15. Motherhood has made me appreciate the little things and not worry over things that use to stress me out. mandaoverturf at yahoo dot com


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