Joy Amidst Diapers: A Story of Motherhood
ISBN : 9789674154455
Author: Chan Jin Ai
Published Date: December 2017
How to find joy when motherhood gets tough?
Chan Jin Ai sought answers after discovering that no parenting manual could completely prepare her for motherhood.
This is how she went from being a scared-of-kids person into a mother of four, and the lessons she learnt in the process. In pursuing ideals of family health and nurturing children, managing work and running the household, she finds motherhood far from easy. Issues of identity, education, discipline, finances, marriage, and the value of hands-on parenting arise.
This book shows us that motherhood is a paradox of the glorious and mundane, liberating and laborious. It reveals how motherhood can lead to personal growth as one struggles to meet its demands; how embracing its challenges can shape children and family life for the better; and how joy can be found as one remains faithful to the rinse-and-repeat cycle of homemaking, home-educating and parenting little ones.