I’m a mother to 2 sweet kids, Juan and Clara, my eldest is already studying at Waldorf, my youngest agreed to wait until she’s 5.
I prefer to be called nanay, but my kids got used to calling me mama and mommy. So the name NanayManila is my heart’s wish they will do so (one day), even when they are not trying to get on my good side.
I had a difficult time getting pregnant, it was an even more difficult pregnancy so nanayhood didn’t come easy. Maybe its true for first time nanays, but it was definitely true for me, I couldn’t find what should have been natural. I was so afraid to think that maybe the instinct wasn’t there.
So like a true geek cramming for finals, I hungrily read and watched everything and anything I can get my hands on about it. I flipped-flopped, tried all the gadgets and thingamabobs to “help my child be the best he can be“. That whirlwind lasted a few years until I found Waldorf (again).
The calm came when I realized nanayhood may not really be easy but it still is inside. I just needed to listen harder.
This is my continuing journey, as a mother and as a person, I hope you and your child can get something from it as well.
Thank you for visiting.
Listen to your inner nanayhood,