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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Bye Summer, Hello Bed Weather (and Informal Homeschooling)

Just like that, summer is done and we've already spent the first half of 2018!

Where did time go, seriously? 

If you notice, this year, I don't post on this blog as often as I did 2 years ago.

I have been contemplating and discussing with Dane since last February or March whether or not we should enroll Nate to a school already.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

While He Plays...

I am writing this while Nate plays inside a playhouse and I'm outside waiting for him.

I watch him run, have fun and do his own thing - on his own now. The last time we were here, he's still not allowed inside without a guardian.

This reality hits me yet again - my son is growing up sooo fast! It seems like it was just yesterday when I shed my first tear after seeing him for the first time. Now, he's slowly doing this on his own.

 I hear so many advice from fellow moms already about treasuring every moment. And it's true, 100%.

Although I am proud of his milestones, I am sad at the same time because I know that every achievement is one step closer to him being independent.

Later on, he'll be all grown up and will leave us...Oh, I don't want to even think about it.

We all go through the selfless phase. I have and it wasn't easy. Who knows, I might go through that again. And it will never be easy having to go through all of it again. I can't imagine how tiresome it was and every time I look back, I can't help but thank God that we made it.

Parenting is never easy and I'll be honest I'm torn whenever I think about having another child. Having another one sounds really great but at the same time, my postpartum experience was a bit traumatic for me - at least for the first 2 years. So at this time, I don't think I'm ready for another one and I don't know when I'll be but I know someday I will be.

For every mom who is too tired because of lack of sleep now, know that this will not last long. And one day, when you start seeing your child do things on his/her own, you'll look back and say that everything was definitely worth it!

Aja, moms!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

No Mom Is An Island: Becoming a WAHM with FHMoms

Photo grabbed from the FHMoms group page
What I thought was an ordinary day after work was one of the days I'll always be thankful for - the day I joined a closed Facebook group called Filipina Homebased Moms or FHMoms (recommended on my newsfeed by Facebook).

FHMoms is a community of Filipina WAHMs and WAHM-wannabes, and girl, I tell you, this group is among the FB groups that I feel I really belong.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Book Review: One Year Devotions for Preschoolers: Grow with God

Daily family Bible reading and devotion was a part of my life since I was little. It was how our parents raised us up. Now that I'm older, I have to admit I have stopped studying and reading God's word for years. During those times that I was not diligently seeking His word, I was not happy and at peace.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Ang Kinabuhi: Ang Akong Mga Kagahapon ug Mga Pamalandong Karon

WARNING: LONG BISAYA POST AHEAD! Sa atong pagkahimugso ning kalibutana, gikaluhaan na tang daan sa mga suliran... Atik lang!

'Di ta anang linya sa radyo ni Doktora Lourders Rosaroso kay memorays na nato na.
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