It was Nepali Mother’s day on 26 April. As I have explained here before, it is on a different day than the one here in Australia.
So that morning I called my mum and AS called his mum to wish them Happy Mother’s day and to get their blessings. We miss them more this year as both of them were here last year and it had made our day extra special.
Now I am a mum as well and I feel really proud to be a mum to this gorgeous angel.
I strongly believe that we need to teach our children about our culture and tradition. We can’t just expect them to learn about it. We need to do our best to show them, create interest and get them involved.
Chhori is at an age where she is interested and curious to know about everything so we let her do the whole process on her own, including tika and sagun. She was really well behaved and followed the instruction.
We concluded the ceremony by cutting a cake.
Then on 14 May, it was Mother’s Day in Australia so Chhori’s childcare invited us for Mother’s day high tea on the Friday before that. The center did really well decorating the place and organizing amazing food and nibbles. They had some special signs for the kids to hold making it special for the mums.
The kids also painted and decorated cards for their mums. Chhori managed to decorate a big heart with colors and glitters. She also did a flower which I really loved.
On 14 May, AS helped Chhori to make a breakfast and I was spoiled with yummy food. She said “Happy Mother’s Day’ and “I love you Mama”.
I feel so blessed to have this cutie pie in our life. I know there are times when it is hard to be a mum but her smiling face and a big hug outweighs all the trouble we have to go through.
I love you so much Chhori. You are the heart of our family.
Hope all you beautiful and wonderful Mom’s out there had a great Mother’s Day too.
M from nepaliaustralian
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It was Nepali Mother’s day on Friday 6th May 2016 and Australian Mother’s day yesterday. This year’s mother’s day is extra special for us as we have my mum, and my MIL (she arrived in Sydney yesterday) here.
I was lucky enough to have my mum here last Mother’s day as well but it is AS’s first Mother’s day after a long time so I made sure they had a good one.
On Friday we celebrated in the traditional style with sagun, fruits, sweets and cakes. It was nice to observe AS’s celebration as both of them were very happy.
I also had my Mother’s day for my mum with sagun, fruits, sweets and cake.
It is nice to have her here and wish we will be together for Mother’s day every year.
I am a mum now too, so it was nice to be on the other end of the ceremony. Last year Chhori was too small but this year, she is big enough to enjoy the fun. She got me a cute card (AS did :)) and also sagun, fruits, sweets and a cake too.
My MIL helped her with the tick and sagun for me. She was clam and followed the instructions well.
It feels so good to be the mother of such a cute munchkin and I am so proud of her.
And to all the proud moms out there, Happy Mother’s day. Hope you had a good one.
M from nepaliaustralian
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Tagged Aama ko Mukh herne, amma, Being mum, chhori, Mata Tirtha, Mother's Day, mother's day cake, mum, mummy, Nepali Mother’s day, Sagun
When you are pregnant for the first time, there are millions of questions in your mind. It was the same for us as well.
One of the questions we had was whether we really needed a bassinet or if we should just buy a cot. In Nepal, a cot or bassinet is a luxury and we as kids used to co-sleep with our mums.
But I strongly believe in not co-sleeping for so many reasons. I don’t trust myself not to roll over on to Chhori while I am deep in sleep.
When we went for our antenatal class, the midwife also discussed about the benefits of having a bassinet if cost is not a problem.
Lucky for us one of our friends gave us a bassinet as a baby shower gift. Normally a bassinet is used for maximum of 6 months. We started with Chhori sleeping in our room in the bassinet and then we plan to transition her into her cot later.
As most of the initial months of Chhori’s life were cold winter months, we really thought that the bassinet was great. It was cosy and warm for her. The bassinet we have has wheels so it was very easy for us to take her any where in the house during the day as well.
At night, I was able to feed her when she started to stir, rather than a full on cry as she was next to me in her bassinet. It was so much easier to settle her straight away.
So in my opinion, a bassinet is good to have but not necessary. When using a cot, just make sure that the baby is at the bottom of the cot and that the cot is completely empty.
What are you thoughts? Please do share.
M from nepaliaustralian