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September 14, 2012

On Raising My Son, Charles

I am a first time mother and I never really thought I could raise my son, Charles and be a wife to my husband, Doug. I didn’t know any parenting skills when my husband and I got married, and got pregnant with Charles. Though it was easy on my pregnancy and giving birth on Charles. Thanks to my epidural it was pretty painless. As a mother I learned how to managed my time with Charles and doing household chores when my husband is not around. Yes I did it on my own but if we only lived closer to my husband’s sisters we can get plenty of help from them. My husband’s sisters, and their husbands, and family members are the nicest people that I have ever met. Though raising a kid here in the United States and the Philippines where I’m originally from is very different. In the Philippines, you can get a lot of help from your family, friends, and neighbors. 

Here in the U.S. you can get a lot of help when you live closer to your family members or you can afford to hire a baby sitter. Well, we don’t have the luxury of hiring a baby sitter and I am not really comfortable hiring one either. I’d rather take care of my son and do things for him 24/7. I know for some mothers out there I know how they spend time reading on books and surf on the web learning how to raise a kid and other stuff online. As for me I haven’t read any book or read on the internet about how to raise a child. I learned how to take care of my son in every day situations. My husband is working 5 days a week and during wrestling season he has to travel for wrestling tournaments so many times I am alone with Charles and raising him.

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