Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu
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Day 319 – Little boys go to war while little girls have to put on make-up

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My daughter loves airplanes. Every day she points to the sky and screams “Jet! Jet!!!” even when there’s nothing to see or point at. After almost two weeks of making us draw jets on the blackboard and on the kitchen tiles, I gave in and went into a toy store to look for a nice plane. I am used to the blue and pink barrier ever since I gave birth to her, and although I...

Day 271 – Parents and social media

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I am taking a break from the Childless mother story today and I wanted to touch a more up to date topic 🙂 . Social media has become the thing nowadays and if used properly it can do wonders. Internet is an amazing tool as well as it can be a very powerful enemy. Parents, grandparents, they are all using it in order to communicate and share faster, more efficiently. As long as the...

Day 269 – Childless mother (part IV)

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Holding her daughter’s hand. Paralyzed with fear, invaded by memories. Seventeen years ago she was standing in a waiting room, similar to the one they were in now. Or maybe the tiles were just a little bit cleaner. She too was judging the women around her, she too was afraid of death and compromise. But she had to do it, her career was depending on her and also… also she didn’t...

Day 262 – Motherly thoughts

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I always go on and on about children being individuals and not our property. But today isn’t about that, it’s about respect. The new theories about parenting say you should not punish your child in any way, but in the same time they talk about discipline. I must say I am against any kind of punishment, but I do believe in time-outs. Sometimes we need a break from each other, the same...

Day 247 What never to say to a stay at home mom

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I read an article the other day regarding this topic and it made me think about some of the things people assume when they hear you are a stay-at-home mom or dad for that matter. People say stupid stuff at certain times, either because they do not know how to react or because they just don’t think ahead before speaking their mind. To sum it up these are the most insensitive things that you...

Day 232 – 5 things to keep in mind when you are working from home with a toddler around

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I know lately I have been bugging all of you about my work, but sunny days will be coming soon. What I find very interesting though, is working with my daughter around, not limiting my working hours only while she naps like I used to. This is what I’ve discovered so far: 1. The most important thing you have to remember is that your job is not the priority, your kid is and he won’t...

Day 223 – The miracle fatherhood

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It has been said so many times that mothers have a special ability to connect with their children, that they posses a gift, if I could call it that, which they use to interact with their child and also a maternal instinct that never fails them. We talk about the miracle of birth, we talk about the miracle we experience when we see a mother bond with her child for the first time, but what we never...

Day 214 – Another year, another story

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Last year I was telling you the story about how I’ve met my daughter and tried to shape an image of our first year together. That was the year when I had to reinvent myself and recreate beauty out of nothing. This year the paths have been paved, beauty has been seeded and Ephia became one of my rocks, you know, the kind of rock you keep safely in your pocket and polish it until it grows...

Day 122 – About helplessness

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When the being whom you have created suffers, all these mixed feelings come and circle around you, but mostly helplessness stocks you and doesn’t let go until the suffering is gone. As a mother, ever since my daughter was born, every time she is suffering from the smallest of things, I feel helpless and thus rage pays me a visit every time and I start building this huge pile of furious...

Day 53 – About the birds and the bees only without the bees

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I thought a lot about nests today (bear with me). I suppose that when a bird finds itself out of its eggshell and into a nest, it has a lot of space around it; there is the motherly love, the fatherly love and in some cases the sibling’s love. They are all very important for the future development of the baby bird (at least that’s what I hear). It comes a time when the baby bird needs to learn...

Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu