All about me
I'm glad you're here! My name is Pamela, but you can call me Pam. I am the mom behind Nowadays Parents. I am not a professional family therapy or Psychologist, I only designed this blog by combining my passion for writing, and my parenting experience I have gained throughout my mothering life, to reinforce and empower young parents and teenagers around the world. As they said, "blog your passion." I am here to do just that. Nowadays, Parents is a place I express and project my passions and clue in my loyal readers as to what inspires me in the universe. I am also a children's writer with a focus on picture and chapter books. My debut picture book will be published this year. I am so excited to further develop my writing skills with new projects and challenges.
My love for writing started since I was a kid; my first short story was part of the school project in grade nine. The story was about the city of the ghosts. I got an A+ in that project. It was the happiest thing that happened in my life. I liked the comment my teacher wrote on my paper asking whether I had ever thought of becoming a writer when I grew up? I couldn't answer that question because I had no idea if I could even stick to my writing life or not. Or maybe because I was just a kid, that's why. However, my teacher's comment motivated me to keep writing short stories and reading them to my little sister and nieces until I started writing for my kids when I became a mother.
My husband Guy and I have been married for over a decade, and together, we have four beautiful kids. Their ages range from 12-to 4 years old; I love being a mother, and you can't imagine how proud I am to be a mom even though I get overwhelmed sometimes. I love being surrounded by my kids all the time because of the giggles and the grins. My kids amaze me every day with their discoveries. They have taught me to be patient, more loving and much more appreciative of every moment we spend together as a family.
My goal at Nowadays Parents is to provide opportunities to other parents to develop a strong sense of what it means to be parents. To explore and improve their parenting experience and to identify and respond positively to their families' issues. It has been said in an African proverb that "It takes a village to raise a child," which means the entire community should contribute to the child's growth even though they don't literally take responsibility for raising that child. That' why a place like Nowadays Parents is available for every parent facing challenges to cope with their family issues; they can refer themselves here to get knowledge and ideas so they can smartly deal with their families' problems. Believe it or not, taking care of children is not an easy task to do. It could be an infant, toddler, or a teenager who depends on you for everything. There are many challenging and risks you may encounter in your parenting life, ranging from your toddler falling off the stairs because you forgot to cover the staircase to your kid, misplacing your key to the car. As a parent, how can you prevent these things from happening in your household consistently? I bet without proper parenting strategies and smart ideas, your home will always be chaos for the rest of your parenting life. From parenting ideas to relationship advice and lifestyle choices for teenagers and young adults, this blog has everything you're looking for. I have been writing all these ideas in my notebook from my personal experience as a parent. And now, I think it's a time to share those ideas with the world helping other mothers like me to improve the experience of their parenthood.