Meet the MAMA


n.  a mother who totters at parenthood long after her children have ceased being toddlers.

n. a mother who takes one tiny faltering step at a time in raising her children hoping and praying fervently that with each staggering step she takes, her children grow up certain of the steps they themselves are taking.

n. a blog that shares what works and what does not work in a happily crazy household of two parents raising two lovable children.

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I am a wife by choice, a mother by God’s design, and an academic tutor and freelance writer by profession.   Blessed with three wonderful children, I am also a teacher, cook, nurse, playmate, and human jungle gym to two of them – two because one of our daughters is now an angel in heaven.  As with all mothers who have lost a child, I shall forever long for my daughter who went to God’s garden too soon. And as with all mothers who are raising young children, I shall perennially be praying that I be able to raise responsible, loving, and Christ-centered individuals.

I’ve stumbled, and will stumble, numerous times in my journey as a mother. But with each fall, I get up with a new battle scar, ready to face the challenges and to embrace the joys that motherhood brings.  You see, I am far from perfect and perhaps am even the most insecure mother that you’d ever meet.  Though I am wanting in so many aspects of parenthood,  I always do strive to be the best mother I can be to my two precocious children.

We have only one shot at parenting our children – let’s give it our best shot.  I’m The Tottering Mama, join me as I teeter-totter in my journey as a mother.   


Happy Tottering,



  1. I should call myself a Tottering mom too to my 9yo son! 🙂 God bless you and your family dear! 🙂 Your blog’s lay out is really nice! 🙂

  2. Hi Olga,

    When I read three children, I took another glance of the photo and count the kids. I thought I miscounted them. Then I as I continued reading, I learned why.

    We have the same desire, to raise my daughters to be Christ-centered. So my prayer is to be the mother God wants me to be. Motherhood is not an easy tasks but a very rewarding journey.

  3. Hello there Olga. Nice to meet you. Now I know what tottering means, hehehe! Visiting from CommEx Sept11.

  4. Very Nice meeting you. Aren’t we all insecure parents? Motherhood isn’t an easy task. As long as we have the best interest for our children, and with God’s grace, we will be the best Mothers we can be. 🙂

  5. cheers to tottering mama!

  6. I believe in what you said that when it comes to parenting, we must do our best shot for our kids.
    -visit from BCB

  7. Great to meet another blogging mummy! 😉

  8. Happy to meet you! Nice family photo too. 🙂

  9. Beautiful family! By the way, you are in my list of Versatile Blogger Award. Here’s the link:

  10. It’s good to know you more Olga. 🙂 You have a lovely family.

  11. I guess we’re all tottering mamas 🙂 Your family is lovely.

  12. This is really an inspiring post. Motherhood is the hardest, yet the best and most fulfilling job a woman could get. Yes, I will join you as you teeter-totter in your journey as a mother. It would be nice to learn from your mistakes, and be inspired by your achievements.

  13. thank you for sharing a little personal detail about yourself. Good luck on motherhood! 🙂

  14. Lovely family photo. Great to read and know more about you.

  15. Yey! I am a tottering mom too! A new one at that! Like really, it is such a roller coaster ride with my 18-month old! Hahaha I’m so glad I’ve stumbled upon your site! I also aim to raise a Christ-centered daughter. About to start backreading your blog. ;)) More power to you and your lovely family!

  16. welcome to the world of moms! 😀 i choose to be a wife and a mom too 🙂

  17. nice meeting you tottering mama, I love your post and rest assured your duaghter will stay in our God’s garden and she will be watching the family over there, btw, how much you pay for the makeover? mine is $25 eeh…

  18. Hi Olga nice to meet you. Like you I’ also longing for my daughter who is already an angel in heaven.

  19. I would really love to be a part of the motherhood club…i think its the most amazing miracle a person could receive. but for now, i joyfully await to be one. praying that the stork will one day visit our home. thanks for sharing.

  20. Kudos to you Sis for being one tough lady! I, myself, is a mom of 2 wonderful boys, rewarding but not easy. I could say I’m a tottering mama too. I like it best when you said we only have one shot at parenting…..cheers to that!

  21. another mommy blogger 🙂 very nice to know some details about you. keep tottering 🙂

  22. Aww. You make me miss my mom. 🙁

  23. Cheers to you! Another wonder mommy!

    I do salute every moms out there who have time to tend to their children.

  24. I’m sorry to hear about the demise of your daughter… I am not yet a mom but I have nephews and niece. I love being surrounded by them, by their naïveté, by their spontaneous gaiety and the many things I discover when I’m with amidst them. Stay blessed! 🙂

  25. Thanks for sharing about this blog title and now I knew it… what a family picture perfect!

  26. Very well said, Sis! You are a tottering Mama and every mother would choose to be that way given the chance. Being a Mom is the happiest feeling on earth. 🙂

  27. I am so sorry to hear that. Our Lord has a better plan for you and your family.
    By the way, it is nice to know more something about you.

  28. Nice blog. You’re one good tottering mama. 🙂

  29. Great family photo. Now I know what totteringmama means for your.

  30. Dropping by to say “Hi!”, Mommy Olga 🙂

  31. Hi Olga,
    popping in to say I really enjoyed discovering your website this morning – and I absolutely love your definition of a “tottering mama.” I’m not just the mother to a toddler… sometimes, like you, I also feel like I’m just tottering along, trying to do my best! I plan to keep reading, and I may get in touch soon about guest posting or even a post exchange – I’m a freelance writer, blogger and toddler mama also, and you’re building a really great and interesting resource here that’s very relevant to my life 🙂 Sincerely, Hailey.

  32. Chell Malabanan says

    I love your blog. It inspires me a lot. And of course, I am so glad to meet you in person. 😉

  33. Hi Olga nice to meet you. Like you I’ also longing for my daughter who is already an angel in heaven.

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