Monday, July 25, 2011

Mama La Vida Lanka: My “Mommy Club” Away From Home

Pregnancy away from home is quite a challenge.  I’m lucky to have found my mommy references locally.  These are mommies who openly share their experiences of pregnancy and motherhood and who are easily within reach whenever I have an urgent paranoid moment.  Apart from that I also chanced upon a Facebook Group called Mums in Colombo where you can post questions (anything under the motherhood sun!), read interesting resources and even get discounts for some mommy treats.  Moreover they have a Classifieds site where you can post your items for sale – heck I was able to buy our crib (at a really good bargain) from that!

As mymommyology suggested, we have to stay connected both people from home and locally – and somehow these two outlets (office mommies and Mums and Colombo) are helping me deal with my “local” mommy issues (where can I buy this, etc.).  Of course my OB will always be a trusted source.
What is also awesome in this day and age is that my mommy friends back home are also a Facebook message away!  I’ve started a few threads on Facebook with my mommy queries such as what are the necessary stuff to buy for maternity wear (the answers are pretty interesting and my own experience is you really don’t have to sweat it that much – which warrants another post altogether!), to essential baby items for the first 8 months (that’s when hubby’s contract in La Lanka expires).    

The ultimate mommy resource who is ever present in Facebook and now even more in Skype is my mom.  It was difficult for me dealing with this new experience away from her but with technology of today – we can have our daily contact about mommyhood and even the usual household and neighborhood news back home at a fraction of the cost! 

As one of my friends, G, mentioned – she was once pregnant away from home and it was ok.

Note: After 6 months and a dose of creative inspiration, I've changed the series title from Mommy Diaries to Mama La Vida Lanka :-) 


  1. Like! It's definitely a different challenge being pregnant and a first time mom away from home, but it's also character-building! It's a good experience and it makes where you are now even nearer and dearer to you. On the day we move out of Chapel Hill I will cry -- my mommy life started here and I dont know it any other way! :)

  2. I know! Thank you for your support and advice :-) Your blog is super helpful!

  3. You are totally rocking your pregnancy sweety!

  4. Hahaha! What else to do right? :-)


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