I Love Me!

~ Posted on Friday, October 28, 2011 at 8:40 AM ~

Welcome to the I Love Me! Carnival!

This post was written for inclusion in the I Love Me! Carnival hosted by Amy at Anktangle. This carnival is all about love of self, challenging you to lift yourself up, just for being you. Please read to the bottom to find a list of submissions from the other carnival participants.

For those of you who hopped over from the carnival, welcome and greetings from Malaysia, I hope you enjoy reading me bragging about myself (oh please bear with me... it's really rare that I self-complimented myself in public!!).

For my regular readers and visitors, hope you enjoy this post and do check out other participants' posts in this carnival if you're free!

Now what I love about me?

1. I quit my job to be a full-time mummy

Yeap, quit my job so that I can get this priceless shot!

Yeah! I kissed my beloved job goodbye back in June 2009 and became a SAHM since then. No regrets now that I look back at it. And I thank God for providing us with what we need since then.

2. I am a low maintenance kinda girl

Yeap again... no make-ups, no perfumes, no branded clothing, shoes, handbags, etc etc. Back when I was still working, I would spend money on books and magazines and the occasional clothing which I can wear both to work and for casual, but that's about it. No unnecessary spending. And now that I'm a SAHM, I get my books for FREE (since I get to review them hehehe...) and if I have to buy them, I use the money I earned from my blog.

3. I exclusively breastfed Benjamin for the first 6 months of his life

And by exclusive breastfed I meant totally on breastmilk and nothing else. No formula at all. With the rare couple of occasions where I was nagged by MIL to give Ben a few sips of water (during one of our very hot season). I am proud to be able to nourish my boy solely on my breastmilk alone!

4. I prepared Ben's solids myself

Other than the first small tin of rice cereal we bought to try out on Ben when he started solids, I prepared his solids myself. Steamed, mashed, minced, sliced all sorts of vegetables and fruits and prepared it for my boy. I wrote a post about Ben's solids and why I DIY his solids and you can read it at my old blog here.

5. I nursed my boy through my pregnancy!

* Image taken from Google search

Even though my breastmilk dried up during my 5th month of pregnancy, that doesn't seem to stop Ben from continue suckling from me. And now that my baby Alyson is born, Ben continues on breastfeeding (only prior to his afternoon naptime and bedtime) which makes up my next point which is...

6. I tandem nurse my 2.5 year old boy and baby

It is now almost 2 months that I tandem nursed my boy and my baby. Of course, during the initial few days, I was having emotional battles whenever I nursed Ben but slowly, I worked through this obstacle and am hoping it will completely go away soon.

Lilypie Breastfeeding tickers

7. I love my big eyes

Big eye?

Yeap, I admit it. I love them. I love that Ben inherits my big eyes. I hope Alyson does too. It's still too early to tell now. But yeah, my big eyes are one of my body parts which I'm proud of.

So there you go... the above lists are some of the things I can think of now that I love about myself!

Comments (16) -

Dominique@Dominique's Desk

That's a really lovely list.. love the big eyes too.. I'm sure your gal will have your lovely eyes too.

Tracy Poh

Awww.. You're such a power mom! I'm sure you're enjoying every moment with the 2 lil' angels. I wish I could be a SAHM just like you. I LIKE the campaign...If I have time, I would love to participate! Smile


Yes, you should be proud of yourself. Give yourself a pat on your back.

Alyson will surely inherit your beautiful big eyes too..Smile


I feel good to love yourself.  That is how you start with.  Love yourself first then you can love others.  :p  

Enjoyed reading this post, love it!  Happy weekend, dear.

Catheryn @ PinkBibs

Mummy Jenny,

You sound like someone who have fat savings!  You save yourself lots of $$$ from not spending on formulas, skincare, cosmetic, branded bags, clothes and getting most of your books at no cost at all. Smile



Certainly lots to love about you! Great list! Smile

Amy @ Anktangle

Congratulations on this incredible list of accomplishments, Jenny! You definitely deserve to brag. =D


What a great list!  That's wonderful that you exclusively breastfed for six months and now tandem breastfeed.  That's amazing! You sound like a wonderful person and mother.  I agree that life is easier when you don't care about brand names and high-maintenance "stuff".

I'd like to know what kind of books your review and how you got that connection.  I review for a German online bookstore, but that's only a few books a year. Feel free to e-mail me if you wish!

Nada @ miniMOMist

This is an awesome post!  I love how you take these wonderful accomplishments to help show yourself how powerful and worthy you are.  

Sheryl @ Little Snowflakes

What a great list!  You do have many wonderful reasons to feel proud of yourself and to love yourself!   Looks like we have quite a few things in common - I've exclusively breastfed both my kids til 6 months, I have prepared their solids, I'm tandeming my 3 yr old and 10 month old.   Your post has reminded me to love these things about myself too!  All of them took a lot of work and determination and I'm proud of them!


I love your list!! I admire the way you've nourished your children and I do love the big eyes!!


Love his big eyes. So precious!

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Thank you all for your comment support & visits! Smile


Wow, amazing list and you are such a great person and amazing mommy!! I breast fed for a very short time and then went to work. Now my daughter is one and I finally stay at home with her. First weeks I just kept looking at her and enjoying every moment. I sometimes leave her at the daycare for half a day and enjoy going shopping, getting nails, taking a walk, go to the book store, read and get a cup of coffee. Old habits are hard to let go. Wish I could save more… well, life is great!

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Natasha!
Thanks for your visit and comments!

Lauren @ Hobo Mama

I love your list! And what an inspiration you are to other tandem nursers out there, like me!

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