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Romiさん: Diaries of a Tokyoite
ハンドル名Romi さん
ブログタイトルDiaries of a Tokyoite
ブログURLhttp://diariesofatokyoite.blogspot.jp/
サイト紹介文Ramblings of a single mother in Tokyo
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  • Working out
  • For some reason, I was the only one in the family not to be blessed with a fit physique. I’ve been scrawny until my teens, then
    I literally blew up like a marshmallow and has been a bit on the chubby side (OK fine, obese) for the past 15+ years or so. My ath
    letic ability is so bad it’s beyond help. That doesn’t mean I don’t yearn to be in fit physical shape. I like the thought of
    working out o [続きを読む]
  • Dating in the digital age
  • I grew up in the midst of rapid advance in digital technology. The beeper was the rage during the end of elementary school, by Jr-
    High we were buying our own PHSs, in High School it was the beginning of cell phones still with monochrome displays, then on to be
    tter cell phones through college, and finally a smart phone which has been the norm for the past 10 years.As progressive as it may
    seem, I w [続きを読む]
  • Giving back
  • For the past 3 and a half years, I’ve had the privilege of being able to support a child in Bangladesh through World Vision Japan. The sponsorship goes not toward a certain child or family directly, but to the region in which the child or family lives. The sponsor has the chance to form a pen-pal relationship with the child, although monetary gifts and actual interaction (meeting face to face) is [続きを読む]
  • Controversial parenting topics
  • Parenting norms are quite different from country to country, region to region. What is considered controversial in one place would
    not cause a single stir in another. There's also changes over time. What's the norm now was not a few years ago. Throug
    hout my parenthood, I’ve been reading both American and Japanese parenting guides and blogs, and it is very interesting to see t
    hat a topic where one [続きを読む]
  • A letter to my children
  • When I was pregnant with both babies, my husband (now ex) and I wrote them letters for them to open and read later on in life. I s
    ometimes read it (when the kids are not watching that is), and 6 years later it’s fun to read what was going on in my head that
    time. My letters are long and mushy whereas my ex wrote simple short messages of love to them, and it sums us up perfectly. Althou
    gh my words [続きを読む]
  • Being neurotic
  • I was an extremely neurotic kid that grew into a functioning but neurotic adult.I don’t adapt well to changes and I have issues with dealing with my emotions.It’s been a constant battle with myself because I could not figure out the whys and whats to the root of my emotions, but something that has gotten significantly better after my marriage (I found my place) and kids (I found my role). I wish [続きを読む]
  • Teaching my kids about work
  • The topic of happiness and work (and my daughter’s dream of becoming a police officer) made me think about how we talk about the topic of work to our kids.One thing my ex and I do a lot, is try to include our kids in discussions of work, politics and society. We watch the news and answer questions, we take them to elections and explain the process of why we vote for a particular person, and most [続きを読む]
  • Toygate
  • I was going to write a sappy story about how great co-parenting is but scrap that! The past weekend, I completely lost it and had
    a full on argument with my ex out in public.Let’s back up. Like any kid, mine are incapable of keeping their toys in order. They
    want it sooooo bad (read: tantrums) but once they actually get it, they play with it for a day or two, then it’s laying on the
    floor forgot [続きを読む]
  • Inspired by “Moms Make It Work”
  • One of my favorite reads is a blog by Julia at My Life in Transition. She used to have a series on her blog called “Moms Make It Work” which I loved reading. It’s about all types of moms in all different situations, on how they make it work.So, I thought why don’t I write a post inspired by the series using the questions Julia asks on her blog? You can say that I’m (politely) using her idea f [続きを読む]
  • Weekends and where to find happiness
  • My ex and I have pretty much worked out a good routine these days, where I'm in charge of the kids on weekdays, and on weeken
    ds my ex would take them from Saturday evening to Sunday afternoon (5-ish). The four of us sometimes eat Saturday dinner together,
    which is a fun way to catch up on our week and our co-parenting plans for the upcoming months, like who would take the kids on a
    summer vacation [続きを読む]
  • Staying sane
  • The other day, my kids had mysterious bouts of rashes on their noses, which the teachers were afraid were an onset of impetigo. Be
    ing told that they cannot attend daycare if that was the case, I rushed off work and took them to a local pediatrician for a quick
    check up. Luckily it turned out that wasn’t the case but had the potential to lead to impetigo, so we were prescribed antibioti
    cs. I also [続きを読む]
  • Two sides
  • Last week was the annual field trip for my daughter’s daycare class. Everyone brings lunch boxes and we visit a large park or am
    usement park, with some recreational games and such. The kids are old enough to play on their own (with some supervision), so it
    ’s a great opportunity for the moms to bond too. I adore my mom-friends because they are so so funny. We had such a blast, as did
    the kids.Any [続きを読む]
  • Seeking a community and finding myself
  • Throughout the 5+ years I’ve been parenting, I have been blessed with a strong community of friends who are in this parenting thing together.My best friend, a perfectionist with a demanding job and two boys, who still find the time to be all around perfect looking, cook the most delicious meals, and still be a great friend when I need it the most.My friends from college, who are all balancing wor [続きを読む]
  • The point of no return
  • What is with the dramatic title, do you ask?Well, as of May 1st I am officially a single woman!A lot went through my mind during t
    he last stages of filling out that green form and heading to the ward office with my kids in tow. Is this the right choice? Will m
    y kids be emotionally affected? Will I ever find love again? Why is my marriage ending?Thankfully, all anxiety flew out the window
    because t [続きを読む]
  • The moment I became a mother
  • It feels like yesterday that I became a mother when my daughter took her first breath of air and her cries filled the room on a hot summer morning. I’ve been up all night (24 hours of grueling labor) so my first moments with her are foggy. But I remember wearily holding her in my right arm, amazed at every small detail of her, focused on every move she made, and taking it all in as I rested in th [続きを読む]
  • Hi, I'm new here
  • So, I've made a new blog. Recently separated, soon to be officially divorced mom of two, I feel a bit lost on identity and li
    fe in general. My old blog was filled with so much happy memories from my marriage. I decided creating a new space was the way to
    go.I'm backdating and posting some old posts from my old blog about my separation and divorce, but then onward, I'll be
    posting about whatev [続きを読む]
  • What went wrong
  • Now that my husband and I are officially separated, I guess it’s safe to talk about what happened. Long story short, for the last two years of our marriage, my husband has been living a lie, has turned his back on his family and on top of that has used up our joint savings. I gave him one last chance, he blew it, the end.Fortunately, I got my anger out of the system now, and we are pretty amicabl [続きを読む]
  • When life gives you lemons, you write about it
  • *You can spend a lifetime trying to forget a few minutes of your childhood. (Quote found on the internet)This is a story of the &q
    uot;few minutes" of my childhood. It does not represent my entire childhood, but alludes to moments and memories which still
    has a profound effect on me all these years later.People say I am getting too caught up on those "few minutes". They say
    that I am able to smile, laug [続きを読む]
  • Being a truthful storyteller
  • Hey y’all! I'm alive!Life has been busy and hectic, and I cannot find time to catch my breath and take it all in. The momen
    t my head hits my pillow, I am zonked.The children and I co-sleep, so every moment awake is with the kids, hence my inability to t
    ake a moment to reflect on what has been going on in my life.I have a long (and epic!) post written, which I am contemplating post
    ing.It’s the mo [続きを読む]
  • Embracing the unknown
  • My mother mailed me the other day saying “I saw your SAD blog post”, which got me thinking. I began this blog filled with hope and excitement of conquering Tokyo, and I wanted to add a post to end on a more positive note to come back full circle.There is a lot of uncertainty and unknown in my future that makes me feel overly anxious, and thus constantly calling my mother up on the phone an [続きを読む]
  • Life lately
  • I apologize for my lack of posting.To be honest, life has not been all that great lately on our end.I don’t know where to begin but I will try. This blog initially began as a last ditch effort on my part to find something my husband and I can enjoy together, ever since he emotionally checked out of our marriage about two years ago. Needless to say, it seems this blog, or more technica [続きを読む]
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