One of the good advantages of having 2 girls in the family is that you save a lot from buying clothes, shoes and other stuff that much. Buying brand new stuff is fun especially when you are shopping for girls but it could also be a burden to your budget. As much as I want to cater both my girls’ material needs (not to mention mine), I couldn’t do it regularly as I have to think of some other priorities too. Therefore, hand me down is very much common in my family. I, in fact had worn so many clothes that were handed-me-down by my cousins. Even the baby blanket that my brother owned is now in my care.

However, there are things that are indeed irresistible. Whenever I see designer shoes for little girls, I blindly take money out from my wallet and give in to what my heart says “take it or you won’t find that design ever again!” Can you blame me? I am a mother. I want the best for my kids. I want them to look fine and stand out from the crowd.

It’s a wonderful feeling when people comment “Your daughter is such an angel! She’s so adorable!” Or “Hey, where did you get that shoes from, they are stunning! Can you give me the shop’s name and I will get one for my daughter too?”

I am a mother. Period.

Mitch Carvalho

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.