About me, Nicole
Hi, my name is Nicole. I am a 30-something years old mother with 3 beautiful kids. I am married to the most amazing man in the world. We are currently based in Singapore.
Why is this blog name after myself? I may not be exactly who I am before and that’s ok. I am not going to lose myself in motherhood, I redefined myself and I have found my balance. I constantly remind myself to take some time off and to focus on myself. I Am Nicole Boo suits the blog perfectly, and thus @iamnicoleboo was born.
BEING A MOM is an attitude, not a biological relationshipROBERT A. HEINLEIN
About the blog
You will find no parenting advices or tips. You will not find any educational activities, food recipes and all the ‘how tos’. Well, the thing is, we are all navigating and surviving motherhood. But, I don’t want to just survive motherhood, I want to have fun.
Honestly, I give every new mom the same advice. Don’t listen to anybody’s advice. There are so many different opinions and there is no one way to do something. Find someone you trust to bounce ideas and questions off of, but ultimately do what feels right in your heart. – Tiffany Jenkins @jugglingthejenkins
There are only 3 topics in this blog:
My husband mentioned that I am considered to be a ‘chill’ or ‘relaxed’ parent. I think I am more than that. I am a LAZY mom and a huge procrastinator. There’s no shame in being lazy. I choose certain convenience to make my life easier with kids. I will share some of our daily routines that work in our family. But always remember, every family is different and we should only do things that work for us.
We plan weekends and activities within our budget and time. Raising kids don’t have to be expensive, but it has to be fun for everyone. When it comes to kids’ activities and having fun, we just need to remember one thing: The world is their playground. Parenthood is a lot easier and enjoyable when it’s fun for everyone.
Mommy Self Care
We should never ignore mommy self care. I feel tired and lousy as a mom when I neglect myself. A simple and achievable routine will give you the time you needed for self care. I will share some of the simple things I do keep myself happy and sane.
One of the reasons why I started this blog is because after having 3 kids, I realized I get anxious easily. While I do not have anxiety disorder issues, but I believe everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point of their life, and it’s important to identify those feelings under the surface. And one of the ways to cope with my anxiety is to write in a free-flowing stream-of-consciousness. Things that trigger my anxiety are mainly work, the feeling of ‘I haven’t done enough today’ and when I felt I didn’t handle a situation well with my kid(s) today. I hope you are able to relate to some of my thoughts and know that you are not alone.
This topic is proudly named by my husband. He said I’m always online shopping or browsing for the next thing to buy. I think it deserves its own category. I will share some of the things I’m looking to buy and the things I bought (Amazon, Taobao, etc), the good, the bad and the weird.
I’m a babywearing addict and I speak Singlish perfectly. I am obsessed with skincare products and gadgets. My favorite food is BBQ chicken wings and Mala Hotpot.