My Prize of Being a Mom

I know every mom has her own strategy on how to rear their child. I believe that we learn to become parents, of course from our parents themselves. We would remember our childhood days and how we were treated. When we became parents they would help us from the time our first-born comes out until the time they see that we could already do it on our own. They would guide us until they accept the fact that we can already stand on our own and should learn from our mistakes when we make them.

When I was younger I used to tell myself that when I become a mom I will not make the mistakes that my mom made on how she reared us and just emulate of course the good ones. Don’t get me wrong, my mom was a good mother. She cooked delicious food (which unluckily I never learned to do) and made sure we eat on time. She would meticulously wash our clothes so that we would look presentable. Being a teacher, she was more conscious on how we do at school and our grades. However, although these did something good on my character and how I am now I just know that we, as mother and daughter, lacked something. We didn’t have a “relationship”.  I could only count in one hand the times when we actually talked as “friends”.

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They cling too much! 😛

When I became a mom, I got a little conscious on how to act in front of my kids. I try very hard on being patient, hold back myself and try not to yell at them. I say every encouraging word I could think of to give them a push when there are times I see them losing confidence. I try to spend time with them; play with them, listen to their stories, make fun with them, make fun of them so they know how to laugh at themselves, and just simply touch and hug them. I believe these are some of the things I needed the most and what I am trying to give to my kids. I want to have a better relationship with them, one that my mom and I didn’t get to have.

With what I have done, here are just a few of my prizes:

Kids jockeying for position/racing to hug me 🙂

” Mommy, when I grow up and don’t have a house yet, I will stay with you so you don’t have to do everything on your own. I will help you. And you will teach me to cook.” – Ryz

“Mommy, my best buddy.” – Ryz

(while fixing their school things day before school opening)
Me: O, tomorrow your classmates might have new stuff for school. Is it okay with you that you didn’t buy new things?
Zyc: Of course! we don’t need to buy new ones.

Once I call out “huggy kuggy”, they will stop doing what they are doing and run to me and hug me.

I sometimes wonder am I really deserving of what I am having now? I thought, “I must be doing something really good to my kids!” or “I must be doing it right to deserve these!” I know I’m not perfect. I am faaaaar from perfect. No mom’s perfect and yet we can be perfect moms in our kids’ eyes.

How to Choose the Right Local Movers

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The lease is up, Moving Day is approaching and you’ve got a tonne of stuff that needs to be taken to the new house. There’s so many removalist companies to choose from online but it’s hard to know who offers better bang for buck. You need to be shrewd in your quest to find the service that’s right for you. Here’s a few tips on how to narrow the list of choices down.

Your Budget

You’re nowhere without a budget. What are you looking to spend on a move? Once you’ve got an idea of how high you’d like to go, start arranging quotes – many removalists like http://www.yourlocalmovers.com.au provide quotes online – and compare. The closer you can get to an amount that fits your budget, the better.

Their Reputation

One of the first things you should be checking up on when researching movers is if they have made a good name for themselves. That way, you can be sure the company in charge of getting your stuff into your new home safely can be trusted with the job. Finding this information out is far from difficult – ask your friends and family, get online and find customer testimonials. Don’t be afraid to ask the company directly for a referral.

Their Equipment

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What sort of gear are the movers using? What sort of vehicle are they bringing? Truck? Trailer? Ute? Make sure that the company has vehicles that are good condition before signing anything. Ask about what sort of equipment they’ll be bringing on the day and be upfront about any larger or heavier items like pool tables or pianos that need shifting.

The Legalities

Something you should be very aware of when selecting a moving company is their legal status. The last thing you want is to hire a fraud because if your stuff is damaged in any way, you’re going to be facing an uphill battle when having the deal with the company. Ensure that the company you are hiring is licensed. This will keep you from getting hit with any hidden costs and will guarantee quality service with security against any damages.

Their Locality

The most obvious advice for finding the right local mover is to select one within your area. They know their way around and will have no trouble being on time or getting to your new home quickly and safely. Many interstate removalists can run into issues of rest periods or traffic delays due to lack of familiarity with the region.

As you can see, there’s a bit of a process to making sure you’ve got the right guys for the job. But that’s good, you don’t want to put your belongings in the care of just anyone. Research and thorough planning are all that’s required to ensure you get the best service and safest transport on the day. What do you look for in a removalist? Do you have any success or horror stories from a move of your own? Leave them in the comments below.

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