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February 24, 2020

I didn’t always enjoy motherhood as much as I do this way, under the sun. As I plant my smile somewhere in between my children’s cartwheeling shadows on the sunlit grass today, I am brought back to six years ago when motherhood first greeted me like a rush of huge wave...

December 26, 2019

We are all each other’s lessons and teachers. While I’m busy telling you to not go so high and to be mindful of these edges, you are constantly showing me the best way to live my life - big smiles, soaring high and not caring what people think. 

I hope we’ll always gras...

August 2, 2019

When I first entered motherhood, my life revolved around my child. I would feed my child first before feeding myself, filled my social media pages with photos of her and every little thing she did, created hashtags under her name, and changed my playlist from ‘George H...

May 30, 2019

They say that too much of anything is not a good thing. Well maybe except for baby scent. But I will be honest - I find it impossible to find any extra energy within me to do or talk any further kid-related thing outside the 25 hours a day I spend with my kids at home,...

May 16, 2019

Sometimes, when you can't get around to the puzzles in your life, you might as well bite a piece and laugh it off with a loved one. Zikir on your fingers helps too.

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P/S - Fret not, no pieces of the puzzle were actually consumed throughout this session. Below are some...

May 12, 2019

There were two places I wanted to transport myself to on the day I found out I was going to become a mother - on the bed next to my mother, and at the Parenting section of my favourite bookstore on the corner.

I imagined myself taking notes and compiling them into a jou...

May 6, 2019

My most favourite memory of hunger

was every day of my childhood

when I would be comforted by the whiff

of my mother's cooking

and then be surprised by a favourite dessert 

she didn't mention she was preparing.

Isn't it beautiful

that we're given opportunities to be

spirituall...

May 3, 2019

In one of my most sleep-deprived moments, I remember casually replying to my five-year-old saying “it’s okay” when asked if Pinkie Pie lived in Malaysia. I obviously did not listen to her question, was half asleep, or guiltily wasn't too bothered, God knows. But I laug...

April 28, 2019

Sometimes I scare myself over how much I am able to feel within a day. I would wonder if these mood swings are symptoms of something bigger, or if it’s simply parenthood flipping pages of a book I have never read before - that the emotions I am going to deal with for t...

February 1, 2019

You know that joke about how January has been a ‘trial month’ and you get to do this whole “New Year, New Me” thing properly again by February?

Well, Happy New Year, guys. I’m slowly rediscovering my usual routine again after what seemed like a “pause” the entire Janu...