Beauty, Motherhood, Review / 08.10.2016

As a mom, your day and energy can easily be consumed by just taking care of your kids and entertaining them; so it's not that hard to take yourself for granted in the process. To be honest, I am one of those moms who easily gets lost in all the craziness that happens every day in their life. Luxury for me these days are being able to take a shower, put my moisturizer and lotion on,...

Motherhood / 04.10.2016

I grew up in the Philippines where the only seasons we've had are summer and spring; but ever since I lived here in the United States, fall has quickly become my favorite season. I love how beautiful this season is, especially when the trees started changing colors; I love the crisp air; I enjoy having to dress up in layers (something I didn't get to do back in the Philippines) but still not feel as restricted as you do...

Events, Motherhood / 29.09.2016

Since One Awesome Momma had just recently moved from Wordpress.com to a self-hosted site, why don't we celebrate it for a bit? And what better way to do a celebration than to do a post about a party, right? Let me share with you all the details of my son's safari-themed birthday party that we threw for him last Saturday. Photo taken from here. Location - I didn't want to host the party at home since we only live...

Motherhood, Reflections / 17.09.2016

I've been very particular with what my kids eat. While my daughter can eat anything (even unhealthy ones once in a while), my son can only eat the good food - no junk food, only healthy stuff. Whenever we eat something that's not healthy, he usually just stands there watching us - I know that sounds cruel but I just didn't want him to consume anything unhealthy until he's 1. That doesn't mean that he'll be eating unhealthy...

Motherhood, Reflections / 10.09.2016

To My Second Born Child, I can't believe it has been exactly 1 year ago (already). While Daddy and I were on our way to the airport to pick up Papa from an almost 24-hour flight from Manila, you decided you wanted to welcome him as well; that's when the contractions started. I ignored them because I thought they weren't the real thing. As we sat in the arrival area waiting for Papa, the contractions became regular and stronger. I tried to be calm...

Motherhood, Reflections / 25.08.2016

It was Wednesday afternoon, we just got home from work and school, my daughter put a couple of Minnie Mouse stickers on my arms. I got her sippy cup and asked her to drink. As she was drinking, she saw the wounds on my right arm. She held my arm and said "kiss". I lifted my arm closer to her cute little lips and she kissed my wounds, just like what I always do when she gets...

Motherhood / 19.08.2016

My daughter has always been scared of the water. She doesn't like the pool or beach at all, even fountains (I think the only water she likes is the water from the faucet when she's taking a bath). No matter how we tried to entertain her (give her a toy, show her how much we're enjoying it, etc.) while in it, she would always be anxious, would cling to me and fuss so our pool or beach time would always be a...

Motherhood, Women's Fashion / 17.08.2016

Dressing up and wearing high heels used to be two of my favorite things. I used to own different kinds of shoes to go with whatever outfit I was in the mood for - strappy sandals, wedge espadrilles, sequined pumps, snakeskin peep-toe heels, studded sandals, suede ankle boots, knee-high boots - you name it, I have it. But motherhood came and changed all that (no complains and definitely no regrets). Since giving birth to my 2 beautiful kids, flats...

Motherhood / 11.08.2016

In the Philippines, where I grew up, parents usually celebrate the baby's monthly birthday during his/her first year of life. They would usually prepare a few entrees and a cake (and, sometimes, other desserts) that they will share with the whole family. When my daughter was born, it was just my husband and me, so I opted to just dine out every month instead of cooking. We decided to do the same thing with my son's monthly birthday,...

Motherhood / 04.08.2016

My daughter has always been a good sleeper. She started sleeping through the night when she was 2.5 months. Even when we were weaning her off swaddling, she still did great. When she was sick, she'd just sleep soundly. We only had to do one thing - and that is to rock her to sleep. Yes, my daughter had been rocked to sleep since she was born. When she arrived, it was just me and my husband. We...