After an unplanned week off from all things blogging, the In Conversation Series was unfortunately stalled for a week. However, I am delighted to bring Oana to your attention, who is a beautiful Mum both inside and out, and a great parent blogger also over at Blondie Mommy’s Stories. One of the best things about doing this series, is meeting so many amazing parents who understand the worth and power of sharing their experiences through their writings. It’s hard work being a blogger and raising a family but we understand the hardship and still enjoy being apart of this blogging world. Read on to see what Oana has to say on the future of her son and her hopes and dreams for him.
How many children do you have?
I have one three (and a half) year old boy. Being an active little kid, I try and keep up with his energy level and also with his stubbornness.
Are you a Stay-at-Home Mum, Working Mum, or Work-from-Home Mum?
I am a Stay-at-Home mother. I’m working on developing a freelance career so, hopefully, in a while I will transition to a Work-from-Home mum.
How do you manage your career/blog life around your family life?
My son is at preschool during day time, so I am fortunate enough to have some time for blogging, although, sometimes, an entire day of blogging seems not enough.
Do you think it’s easier being a parent now than when you were being raised?
It surely is. When my mother raised me there were only cotton diapers, a little harder to use and to clean. We now have the advantage of the information. I mean, when I’m a little confused about something, I check it out on the internet or in a book. There are lots of parenting books with great advice.
What is your biggest fear as a Mum?
My biggest fear is losing my kid. I’m afraid of something happening to my son, like cancer or a fatal accident, and not being able to hold and protect him anymore. I see a lot of this happening in the world, but I try not to think of this so much, so I can stay a sane mum.
What is the one thing you would have done differently as a new Mum?
The one thing I would have done differently is not letting my son cry it out. I used the cry it out loud method to put him to sleep, but now I would definitely approach a different parenting style (just for sleeping times).
What advice would you give other women about pregnancy and parenting?
I would say: Take it as it is and act as you feel like!
In my opinion, a child should fit in the parents’ lifestyle, not the other way around. Of course, there will be changes. But if you have a little one and would like to go to visit your best friend (and you don’t have a choice for leaving your baby with someone else), just take your baby and your baby carrier and go. He can sleep there as well as home.
Also, do as you feel like. Don’t listen to others commenting on your parenting style. You and only you know and feel what’s best for your kid.
What are your hopes and dreams for your children?
First of all, I want him to be healthy (I also teach him about healthy food). I also want him to pursue his passions and aspirations. To treat others with respect and kindness and to have a happy life.
What is your favourite way to relax when the kids are in bed and sound asleep?
There is only one answer to this question: Blogging, of course! When I do something blogging related I feel more relaxed. Also, I love to relax on the couch and watch a good movie.
Many thanks to Oana, for taking part in this series and for sharing her experiences of motherhood with us. Don’t forget to check out her blog and follow her on social media. One of Oana’s posts which is so helpful to any travelling parent is her Tips on travelling long distance with kids. I’ll admit I’m still a wuss when it comes to this, and we haven’t traveled far with our little one, let alone a foreign holiday!
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