Category Archives: Motherhood

Moms’ Guide To Motorcycle Safety

If you are a mother of a teenager boy, I can understand your fears and worries for your son’s safety. We all know that it is normal for teenage boys wanting to grow to be like real men and not be restricted by age limit. Teenagers are known to secretly taking their cigarette puffs, drinking alcohol, learning and riding their friend’s motorcycle without their parents’ knowledge because they think it is one of the coolest thing to do. Learning to ride a motorcycle in itself is not that dangerous. It is dangerous when they are doing it without a license and without being equipped with motorcycle safety apparel.

Some mothers will come up with all kinds of stories to dampen their teenager’s interest in motorcycling. But those who know their teenager well, know that the more they try to dissuade their teenager from motorcycle, the more they will want to do it. Smart mothers will instead guide their teenager to motorcycle safety.

Boys will be boys, and most of them are attracted to motorcycles. Some will lose this interest as they grow older but some will continue to be interested in these 2-wheelers machines. When your teenager shows interest in motorcycles, they will want to learn everything they can about motorcycles and motorcycling. And this is the best time to introduce motorcycle safety guides to them. They will learn from an early age, and be aware of the risk of injury and death in motorcycling.

Concerned mothers can introduce motorcycle safety guides or explain to their teenagers about the importance of motorcycle riding equipment and that it is for their safety. One of the top most important motorcycle riding equipment is the motorcycle safety helmet. Researchers have found that compulsory helmet laws is the most effective way to reduce the numbers of death, and the permanent brain injuries that resulted from motorcycle crashes.

A glimpse into motherhood

This is a repost-Mother’s Day entry. Originally, the questions were provided by a blogger friend to write something about motherhood based on the following questions…

This is just a glimpse of who I am as a mom I or what I think of motherhood based on my experience.  Here we go…

Who are you?

I’m Yami. I’m a stay-at-home mom, wife and (part time) blogger.

What is motherhood like?

Motherhood has changed my life forever.

When did you know you are ready for motherhood?

I’m already 26 when I got married. I thought it was the right age to have a baby and I can’t wait to give my husband the best gift that I can give him. I’m so excited that I can bear even the pungent after-taste of pregnancy vitamins…

What challenges did you face during the first years of being a mother?

I have to sleep late or wake up in the wee hours of the night to mix baby milk or change diapers and when they are under the weather. During the day, I have my mom and a yaya to look after my kids while we are at work. Yes, I used to be a working mom.

How many children do you have and do you want more?

I have two grown-up kids who are both taller than me now. We have no plans of having another baby because it’s no longer safe for my age and we can’t afford to support another child.

Update: I can no longer bear a child because of the reason I post here.

What’s the best thing in being mother/ parent?

The best part of being a parent is when you know you have raised your children the way you want them to be.

Is there anything you dislike about being a mother/parent?

I’m easy to anger. I really don’t like myself when I’m angry. I tend to spoil my kids. I also dislike myself when I can’t keep a promise to my kids sometimes..

Despite the high and low moments of being a mother or parent, there was never a moment that I regretted being a mom to my kids.

What advice would you give to new mothers?

Take each day with your new baby as it comes. Everything about motherhood comes naturally. Although there are books or elders to refer to once in a while, the best teacher will be you.

What are your plans for the future for you, your family?

We hope to give our children a better future.

For myself, I wish to receive more online opportunities to help augment the family income.