Blogging ups and downs

Apart from spewing verbal diarrhea all over the internet (which releases a lot of internal tension hence good for health), I love blogging because it gives my heart a good workout (again, good for health).

Yes, thumpety-thump-thump……my heart aches tremendously and cries out loud when I read of stabbingly painful sadness (Katie, you are an incredibly brave woman for sharing this and I thank you so much for doing so as it not only creates awareness and helps a lot of people attempt to understand similar circumstances but you could be saving lives, real lives. And I hate that people even dare judge you – please, please don’t feel hurt by them, they have no clue and karma will come a calling. I’m sure you’re converting all that pain into love for Baby G right now).

And then my heart goes into anxious palpitations when I read of the struggles of a Mom with a child who is ill, the stress, the mental, physical and fiscal exhaustion they have to endure as a family and I can relate because she is the same age as T1. I told T1 about her and she would like to meet her and be friends with her.

My heart melts into a calm of wonderment and mush when I read about myself. Myself??? Yeah, me! I wasn’t excited when I read it, rather very, very, VERY touched (thank you again, Claire). Claire is a wonderful mother of teenagers (oh, that may make her sound a little older but I can assure you her mind is as fresh as cold, sweet strawberries, how she was in her twenties!) whom I will go to when I have children problems as she is way more experienced than I am. She works doubly hard (as she lost her husband many years ago, though he is always with her and her children in spirit) with a day job AND a night job (writing) towards an early retirement so she can shake her booties so please help support her in doing so. There is much to learn from Clair if you take your time to browse her blog.

And last but not least, my heart just this week released a million bursts of hearts all over my bloodstream when a blogging Mom offered to send me money to tie us over, to pay for us to have a holiday and to help the Hubs find a new job. I mean, how is that possible? Many people have commented that I have a big heart (and I owe this completely to my mother, she threatened me with the cane and said GROW YOUR HEART because really, I’d rather be selfish!) but you don’t know what a big heart is till you’ve met this person. I’m completely blown over. A blog friend. I think I’m loving my blog friends more these days……..with no intention of forsaking my non-blog friends whatsoever.

Blogging. It has changed my life, for better not for worse.

Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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  1. Patsy.. i believe in this saying.. people are kind to you cos you are the one showing them what kindness is about.. Big heart, open heart.. all belongs to the one who practises it and putting them in real life. Reading this post not only reflects our lives but your life as well. Money, i may not have enough to help you by or giving u a holiday.. but i would love to give you treats when you come by to Ipoh… your meals are on me!
    I may be an old mama, experiences i may have but i have to confess I am still learning to be a sane mum and a friend to my kids. It is a never ending job, a job I will continue to have till my last breath! hahaha…

  2. I’m a silent reader of ur blog. But today, your post made me wept so hard (no, not ur post but the contents, other mommies blog). After reading KATIE’s blog, I went in to kiss my boy… you take care ya and thanks for sharing.

  3. Bravo Patsy! I’ve only known you for a wee while but I can read btwn the lines and know that your Momma did a good job in caning you to grow a heart! I look forward to my emails updating me on your blogs! Once again, a thought provoking blog. Hang in there ya…and I shall see you soon? (I hope?) I shall check out the blogs you mentioned too.

  4. wow…so many stories in just 1 post…i’ve gained much inspirations there, life’s short, better care & appreciate our love ones!! Katie’s stories reminds me i’ve a long tough road ahead with 3 boys but i’ll do my best!!
    tks for sharing!!

    p/s: looking forward to yr return…cook hokkien mee lar *blek* ??

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