Thuy Yau is a freelance writer, a mother of three, and a Huffington Post blogger. She is passionate about personal development, psychology and emotional health. After saving a friend from ending his life, she realised that one person can really make a difference in this world.
She hopes to inspire other mothers to live their best possible life, through her insightful experiences and thoughts.
Visit www.insideamothersmind.com to find out more about Thuy.
Yesterday, I had a meeting with my child’s school principal which reinforced something so very important – as parents, we really are our child’s biggest advocate.
Before I had children, I never thought too long or hard about the kind of parent that I'd be. I didn't know if I'd be particularly maternal, nor did I believe that I wouldn't be.
I remember when I first discovered that I was pregnant with my third child. My period was late. It generally was, so this wasn't much of a surprise. Wanting to rule out all the possibilities, I decided to take a test.
It's undeniable that it's hard to juggle everything when you're a parent. You're trying to look after the needs of your children, the family unit as a whole, your own individual wants and needs too.
It's a sad state of affairs when we lose sight of the whole picture. This can often happen when it comes to motherhood. To me, being a mother is about giving your children the best start in life, helping them make good choices, shaping them into respectful human beings.
I'm not your stereotypical mother. I don't sew, bake cakes, or throw extravagant birthday parties. I, do, however, love my children to bits and would do anything for them.
There is a certain beautiful necklace that I hold very dear to my heart. It is made of white gold and has different coloured stones attached to it.
Mothers lead pretty hectic lives. If we're not changing nappies, doing the housework, cooking dinner, putting the kids to bed, then we might otherwise be running errands, attending appointments, or doing the school runs. The list is practically endless.
I recently had one great reason to be a proud mother. In the last school assembly of the year, my six year old daughter received the 'Class Award', a certificate and prize given to only one child in each class. As my husband and I watched her walk on stage, holding the hand of one of her teachers, I smiled one very proud smile.
I am very expressive when it comes to my feelings and emotions. I like to tell others how much I care about them, how much they mean to me, and how much I love them. Being a mother, I also feel the same way towards my three young daughters. I love nothing more than to tell my children “I love you”.