Tag Archives: pray

What have we learned from visits to hospitals?

On 20170626, after Little Princess vomited thrice starting at 8.30pm, we rushed her to the main hospital with children emergency, where most parents in the country we lived in summer 2017 have brought their sick children to see a doctor, especially when general practitioners had closed. In the moment of rush, I still remember to […]

What have Little Prince and Little Princess enjoyed?

As a working mother, the time that I spent with Little Prince and Little Princess is more limited than stay-at-home mothers. However, I cherish little moments. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault *** Eat My mother told me that I […]

How to turn negativity into motivation?

It is okay if we have negative emotions [1], they tell us that things are not right. We could use the negative emotions to our advantages. Instead of sharing or advertising our negative feelings (not all people are empathetic), we could learn some strategies to make positive uses of them. *** Use our grief to […]

How to deal with persistent pain?

In Winter 2016, I still endure postpartum pain daily at multiple sites: cesarean wounds especially at the edges, engorgement, back pain especially upper back and shoulder pain, and headache when I suffer from sleep deprivation as I need to both care for Little Princess and work. I seek inspirations from career women globally who can […]

How to persevere?

According to Samuel Smiles in Self Help (1859), history is full of people who achieved amazing things by sheer will and persistence [1]. On 20161209, after the first skype with Little Princess, I thought of the following: You don’t know how persevered you can be until you have no other choices but being persevered. One […]

How to be kind?

One of my prayers for both Little Prince and Little Princess is that they grow into kind people. Kindness, rooted in love (agape kind of love), is the quality of being friendly, generous, considerate and compassionate. “Kindness is ‘Pure Love’ expressed / experienced / realized ~ ‘Human Kindness’ defines the fate of Humankind.” ~ Jaime […]

What are safety precautions for post-cesarean recovery?

I pray that expecting mothers worldwide will have their preferred choice of birth. While I prefer vaginal birth, I could not have any for the sake of Little Prince and Little Princess. A cesarean is actually a major abdominal surgery, can have many complications [1] and recovery after caesarean section is long. “There may be […]