Family Schedules

Bismillah, GOOD MORNING FROM JAKARTA! (yes, I am on mudik mode now, so please excuse a might-be-too-friendly cheery greeting lol) Anyway, no. Not going to talk about our traveling experience (yet) because it was nothing but tiring. So there — it should sum it up nicely. Let me just write about something that has been…

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All the snuggles in the world

Being a mother of two is tough – and sometimes challenging. Most of my days are spent on being a referee and deciding what words I can say that will make everything’s fair for everyone. Some of those days were easy and smooth-sailing while the others were .. difficult and I needed to calm my…

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Balada Childcare

Bismillah, Kembali melanjutkan #thenefainberlin series – ini topik yang kemaren kalah pas ada poling, tapi saya keukeuh tetap pengen nulis tentang ini, hihi. Kenapa? Soalnya berasa perjuangan untuk mendapatkan childcare ini bikin lelaaaahhh sangat. Sayang kalau ga ditulis buat kenang-kenangan #eh Jadi ceritanya, waktu di Singapura, Z dan M diasuh sama mbak Marni. Mbak kami…

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[Just FYI] Jangan Ikut Campur

Saat saya menulis ini, darah saya mendidih. Saya emosi.  Saya memang baru jadi orangtua seumur jagung. Belum makan asam garam nya jadi orangtua. Tapi yang saya yakin, semua orangtua ingin yang terbaik bagi anak-anak mereka. Dan itulah yang setiap hari, setiap saat saya rasakan. Kalau dulu saya bekerja sekedar untuk passion dan money, sekarang saya…

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On Zal and School

Mum: If Zal can’t really speak Indonesian, then what will be of him at school later..? Me: … So many miscommunications in single chat, but I don’t think I want to correct them now. First, just because Zal speaks alphabets and numbers in English, doesn’t mean we don’t teach or talk to him in Indonesian….

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Stop this war

Looks familiar? Yeah, it does for me too. I am always irked whenever I see a post like this; shaming working mothers as if they don’t love their children as much as stay at home mothers do. And really? Are you seriously comparing children with gold? A bit of disclaimer why I feel like I…

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My Breastfeeding Journey (so far)

Zal is now 20 months old. It’s been that long that I have been breastfeeding him; and it has been 17 months that I have been pumping at work. I won’t lie. I feel proud of myself. Alhamdulillah. It has not been an easy journeyl in fact, it’s so full of anxiety and panic attack….

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Breastpumps Review

A friend of mine said that I am a very persistent pumping mom. My boy is already 19 months old and yet I am still pumping 4 times a day just like the usual. She even said I may love pumping too much! Well, to be honest, every pumping mum will tell you that they…

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Tiger Mom

I grew up under a very strict regime and schedule by Dad. I wasn’t even allowed to play outside after school until I was about 7 or 8. My world was literally school and home. I wasn’t complaining much because at that time I thought that’s what I was supposed to do. Dad always told…

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