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Q. How do you take your coffee or tea in the morning?
Clear! I don’t drink coffee or tea
Q. What excites you most about motherhood?
Watching my kids grow up before my eyes
Q. What makes you most nervous about motherhood?
The tripping, falling and the naughty things that my boys do.
Q. What do you remember about the day you had your children?
What was the experience like and how did you feel? I was very nervous and worried for the first one. I had high blood pressure and I was being monitored until I reach 37 weeks to be induced.
When I heard the baby cry, all I could say was “Boy? Girl?” since I did not know the sex of the baby beforehand.
Then holding my little boy in my hands was incredible and surreal. I kept asking myself, is he really mine? I am a mother now?
For my second, I was in labor and did not know. I was uncomfortable that day and felt some pain so I went to the Hospital to get checked, and Surprise! The midwife told me I am in labor and will deliver soon.
However, I had to be transferred to another hospital because I was 36 weeks and 4 days. So they packed me in an ambulance with two midwives just in case I deliver on the way!
Five minutes after I arrived safely at the Hospital, they handed me my second lovely boy. My discharge papers mentioned “spontaneous delivery” on it.
Q. What’s one of your best childhood memories?
Sleepovers at my aunt’s house, then waking up the next day to play outside.
Q. What won’t we find in your closet? Abayas?!
Well I do own one that my friend gave me 7 years ago, if that counts
Q. What’s your biggest flaw?
Being overly emotional and using my heart more than my brains.
Q. How do you treat yourself?
By imagining that I am in a spa getting a wonderful massage! And promising myself a real one soon (soon is not coming fast enough!)
Q. When do you put your kids to bed?
I put my four year old to bed at 7:30 or 8pm and my younger one at 10 or 10:30pm, hoping this will change next school year where both will sleep around the same time.
Q. Flats or heels?
Gone were the days I used to do everything with heels, now I am lucky if I don’t trip when I wear them in special occasions.
Q. Early bird or night owl?
Oh! Night Owl! Hate waking up early even after a good night sleep! (Forgot what that is anyways)
Q. What time do you wake up each morning? I used to wake up at 7am to get my son ready for school, I dread to think what time I have to wake up this September. But if there is no school then I wake up at 9am.
Q. Name a favorite book or one you are currently reading.
Q. Favorite Film?
Q. What’s the best piece of motherhood advice you’ve received?
Let your new born sleep in a normal noisy environment so that he or she can sleep anywhere.
Q. What’s a special moment that stands out with each of your children? Is there something that surprised you or made you laugh?
With my first son, he astonishes me and surprises me every time he suggests a solution to a problem or question I ask.
With my second, he makes me laugh when he dances around. His moves are just too cute and funny.
Q. What’s surprised you most being a parent?
The worry and lack of sleep! I thought my mother was exaggerating the worrying! Now I know, and I apologies to her every day now.
Q. What do you want your kids to remember about you?
Being there for them all the time 20. Any Recommendation of Best Baby clothes shops in Bahrain? I love Baby Gap; most of my boy’s clothes is from there.
Q. Wow! You have done a lot and obviously know how to make things happen. Would you say this is something you have always been able to do?
I have always been a multitasker, but being a mom has put me in a different perspective. I salute every mother in the world. Being a mother is really a full time job and a half!
Q. On a personal note, what do you like most about your job?
The freedom and creativity
Q. If someone asked you what your dream job would be, would you say it is what you are doing now? Why or why not?
I always dreamt of owning my own business, so my answer would be my dream job would be to own my own business. But I never thought of what type of business that would be.
And it is definitely not what I am currently doing! Creating greeting cards never crossed my mind before, early 2011 when I got pregnant and was thinking of how to treasure all my child’s memories.
Q. Do you think you will start another business? If so, any idea of what it will be?
Yes, I hope so; I have a few ideas in my head. Just waiting for my little baby to grow up and be stable on its feet (my business that is)
Q. If you could give one bit of advice/message to moms who are thinking about becoming entrepreneurs, what would that be?
Go for it, if you have an idea and think you will enjoy doing it then don’t hesitate.
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