Motivational Mondays – Do what you love

It’s been three years since I started my blog at A Juggling Mom. And the thing that gets me going is knowing that this little space holds precious memories for me and how I’ve found support and encouragement from other parents as they share their parenting stories with me.

I may not be a parenting expert but I’m one that believe that you don’t have to go through every situation to learn from them. After all, it’s better to be spared from some of the pain especially tough ones like tantrums, dealing with separation, to the down right dirty topics that no one likes to talk about like kids having constipation. And of course, I also enjoy sharing about our family travels, family friendly cafe finds, and resources to help mums lead a balanced and happy life.

Some of you may know that I got into the top 10 finalist for this year’s OMY Singapore Blog Award in the family category. The award ceremony was held last Saturday and I went with my biggest fan, my hubby, where we got our Derby style on, which was the dress code for the day.

It was a great time catching up with online friends whom I don’t get to meet often and an occasion like this without the kids meant that we adults got to talk. I also got to meet some of bloggers whom I feel like I’ve known forever from Twitter and Instagram. 

With Adora (Gingerbreadmum), Adeline (Growing with the Tans) and handsome little Noah

Just some of the amazing mummy bloggers whom I’ve known for the past few years

With Justina (Making Mum), Michelle (Mummy Wee), Dorothea (A Pancake Princess)

With June of Mama wear Papa shirt

The every crafty Justina who hand-sewed Baby J’s costume

With Smith the unicorn of the day

With the amazing mum of 3, Justina- winner of the family category

Another amazing mum of three- Jiahui

Alexis was a lucky guy and won $100 Takashimaya vouchers in the lucky draw! See how it pays to be a supportive spouse and come for the event with me 🙂

While I didn’t walk away with any awards that afternoon,  I’m thankful just to make it to the top 10 finalist. And more than anything, I wanted to dedicate this post to my hubby.

Ever since I started blogging, hubby has always been my number fan. He’s always reminding me to pursue my passions be it blogging, my crafts and having a more active lifestyle and always gives me the freedom to do what I love. And he’s been ever so supportive be it attending events with me or taking care of Sophie so that I can attend media invites or even when I have to stay up to write my posts.

Having him attend the blog awards with me means the world to me and I’m so happy to have him cheer for me. I may not have won this year but this lucky guy won in the lucky draw and I scored an awesome and well deserved lunch date with my best friend.



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Comments: 18

  1. Mummy Wee August 18, 2014 at 9:31 am Reply

    You are indeed blessed that hubby is super supportive. He deserved to win the lucky draw vouchers 😉

    • Susan August 18, 2014 at 1:31 pm Reply

      Haha, and lucky me coz I get to spend it. But I’m very happy that he’s been so supportive because he knows it takes a lot of time and effort to keep up the blog.

  2. Angelia August 18, 2014 at 11:06 am Reply

    Congrats to being in this top 10 and having such wonderful opportunity to learn and grow and meet all the lovely mummy bloggers! : ) Lovely photos and dress. : )

    • Susan August 18, 2014 at 2:09 pm Reply

      Thanks so much Angelia. Yes, having know all these amazing mummies have been such a privilege. And that’s how I got to know you too 🙂

  3. Ai Sakura August 18, 2014 at 1:09 pm Reply

    it’s been wonderful knowing you these past 2 years Susan! 🙂 I remember you were one of the first few local mummy bloggers I knew.

    You’re doing a great job juggling it all I feel. Keep up the good work!!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

    • Susan August 18, 2014 at 2:12 pm Reply

      Yes I remember you as one of the first few mummy bloggers when I first started blogging too. I’m always so impressed with how you manage to juggle blogging and your family too. Jia you!

  4. Serene Seah August 18, 2014 at 2:25 pm Reply

    Susan, congrats again for making it to the top 10 finalist! Nthing beats having a super supporting spouse! Mine will tell me to go and sleep early! You have been juggling well!

    • Susan August 18, 2014 at 2:57 pm Reply

      Thanks Serene. It’s true that we mums need more sleep and often are sleep deprived because we want to do more. Try to rest more when you can too.

  5. fernoftheforest August 18, 2014 at 6:01 pm Reply

    Congratulations on making the Top 10 and having fun at the ceremony. This is really a sweet post. 🙂

    • Susan August 19, 2014 at 10:12 am Reply

      Thanks Su Fern. So bummed to miss you yesterday at lunch. Hope you ladies had a good catch up session.

  6. Zee August 18, 2014 at 7:33 pm Reply

    I love your dress! It sounds like you had a lot of fun at the ceremony and I guess whether you won or not, the rewards from blogging (like ahem the friends u make) definitely make the journey worth it 🙂 I think you’re doing a great job with the blog and Alexis definitely deserves a huge pat on the back for being supportive.

    • Susan August 19, 2014 at 10:14 am Reply

      Yes I definitely cherish the friendships made online and via the blog. It’s something that hubby still don’t understand but he knows that I have a group of very supportive network of friends like you, Zee 🙂

  7. June August 18, 2014 at 11:24 pm Reply

    It’s been just wonderful journeying with you Susan, since we started blogging at the same time. I’m proud of you for coming so far, and you’ve been an encouragement to me and so many others. Kudos to alexis too for being your constant number one fan!

    • Susan August 19, 2014 at 10:16 am Reply

      Thanks June and I must say that you’re one of those who have been an inspiration as you blog so authentically about parenting, about life. Thanks for the constant encouragement and listening ear.

  8. Joey August 19, 2014 at 12:36 am Reply

    It looked so fun!! And you looked pretty!!

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  10. Jus August 21, 2014 at 11:15 pm Reply

    You looked so good all dolled up Derby-style! 🙂 Congrats my dear, for making it to the finals, and I am so blessed to have known you through blogging. I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog, and am always encouraged by your Motivational Monday posts! Its great that hubby is your biggest fan. So glad you guys got to paktor after, and got to win the lucky draw! Keep blogging babe!

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