Monday, July 2, 2012

in {her} shoes...Isil

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today's guest poster makes me smile everytime i hear her blog name.  she has a happy, fun, resource-filled blog.  after you read her post here, shoot over there and take a peek!
Hi! I am Isil from Smiling like Sunshine and I am delighted to be a guest here today. I love this series on Andie's blog. I live in England since 2006 with my husband, my 5 year old daughter Defne, and two year old son Derin. I am originally from Turkey. I studied economics and worked as a purchasing specialist but I decided to be a stay at home mum when children came along. Now the children are getting older and I decided to train as a Montessori teacher in the early years.

I blog at Smiling like Sunshine . My blog is an eclectic mix of natural parenting, kids activities, green living,recipes, Montessori education and whatever takes my fancy!

What is the most challenging part of being the type of mom you are?
You know the saying: It takes a village to raise a child. Having no family support is the most difficult thing for me. Sometimes you just need a break, even if it is an hour. It would be so convenient to drop the kids at their grandma or aunts! My daughter is at school and my son goes to nursery two days a week and although very little, I do get a little bit of time just for myself! But then I also miss spending one to one time with my daughter.She started to school last September. If we had family around, it would be easier to arrange these.

What is the most rewarding?
Smiles and hugs and seeing them grow developing their own personality.
In your opinion, what’s the most important value(s) parents can instill in their children? I hope to raise children who are empathetic, well-balanced and know how to be happy.

If your children could describe you in 3 words, which ones would they pick?
This is a tough question ;) I asked my daughter and she said I am kind and funny ;)

My Shoes: Flat and comfy :)

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Debs- Learn with Play @ home said...

Lovely to get to know you a little better, Isil. :)

MaryAnne K said...

It is hard living away from family! I love this series, too, and always enjoy Isil's blog!

Rachel said...

What lucky kiddies - sounds like a lovely childhood for them :)

Isil said...

Thank you so much for your lovely words :) Andie,thanks for having me on your lovely blog.x

Andrea Dalziel said...

Such a lovely piece! I'm now off to buy a plastic tray to pack, so that my youngest can make art out of the things she collects on the (hopefully!) sunny beach during the holidays x

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