By Cheryl Bac
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About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons incl... (More)
About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons including Chicago and Boston. Exercise is an integral part of my life. I hope to one day go back to long distance running and tackle the New York City Marathon. Right now I run after my one year old son. Although I am a stay-at-home mom, we are rarely "at home." My mom also stayed at home with my brother and me. She warned me that, although rewarding, it can be isolating. So, with her help, I learned the importance of getting out into the community and meeting other mothers. On the rare occasion when I am at home and have a hand or two free, I squeeze in time to scrapbook. As a new mom, many challenges are thrown my way. I hope my opinions, triumphs, and struggles help experienced parents reminisce, new parents cope, and parents-to-be get an honest glimpse of what the first years of motherhood can entail. (Hide)
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The World Cup
Uploaded: Jun 21, 2014
When my husband and I first started dating, I told my parents a few key facts about him - one being that he loved soccer. Although I've known about his passion for watching soccer from day 1, I never enjoyed it...until now.
We've agreed that he can watch as many hours of soccer as he wants... as long as my son joins him. So far, the arrangement has worked out great. My husband and son get extra time to bond. And I get more time to relax. It's a win-win.
I hope my husband keeps this tradition going during the next World Cup when my son should have a much better grasp of the game. At the moment he understands that the teams want to kick the ball and score goals. I can only imagine the difference four years will make.
Do you have a sports-loving spouse? If so, does he/she watch the sport with your children? Do you watch the games as a family? How do you handle childcare during sporting events?
What is it worth to you?
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