If rearing up a child is as easy as buying candies and customizing gifts like maker’s mark cigars, there’d be no bitterness in every mom’s heart, no questions and doubts if she’s raising her children well.

In my case, I have to do it all alone because of the distance and set-up that my husband and I face. When I see today’s generation, I get more nervous and ask myself “How do I manage when the reach adolescence, and if the set-up is still the same?”

I also wish that raising a child is also as simple as providing them food, clothing and shelter. Then I’d be fine… there may be struggles along the way but I’m sure they’d be as bearable as a headache.

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.