All posts tagged: mommy blog

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 29

reading Living Well Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life right after Barely Above Water. The former is more of a self-help book written by mommy blogger/social media influencer/homeschool parent/SAHM Ruth Soukup, whereas the latter is a Christian romance novel that tackles Chronic Lyme Disease, also by an award-winning Christian writer and swimmer, Gail Palotta. Both books are very informative, encouraging, and suitable for light reading. writing about homeschool requirements and various lists and quizzes that my daughters need to complete before our portfolio review on the 27th. I’m starting to get really nervous about this, and mostly because ooops! I did it again. That is, I have not started recording my daughters’ grades and I will have to go through all their textbooks and notebooks and essays again for their grades. listening to the chirping of birds perched on our window sill. I suppose this is the only thing I really liked about living in the suburb (or a new city, I should say). We’re close to the metropolis, yet we get to enjoy and experience some …

My Mom’s Day Out Experience at Commercenter Alabang

(featured image by Tanner Mardis on Unsplash) Early this week, I got invited to participate in Commercenter’s Mom’s Day Out 2 event. The invitation was extended to me through my good friend/blogger mentor Millette Sison of Lucky Finds. I wasn’t really sure what was going to happen since it would be my first time to join other south mommy bloggers for a mom’s day out activity, but I was excited to attend, nevertheless. After all, it’s been a while since I last attended a bloggers’ event, and one that’s supposedly exclusive to moms at that. Moreover, I would like another reason to visit Commercenter aside from accompanying my husband to his post-Lasik surgery checkups at Asian Eye Institute or attending a seminar-workshop at Launchpad Coworking. After being welcomed and handed gifts from Commercenter as well as Stella Artois and Hoegaarden Beer, we were briefed on the day’s itinerary and grouped into two. We were to visit various shops at Commercenter and get to know their products and services by trying them ourselves. I was assigned to …

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 28

reading Joni and Ken: An Untold Love Story by Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada with Larry Libby. Here’s a true to life story of love between two individuals who genuinely desire to let Jesus known through their ministries, including marriage, including all the struggles they have to go through and how they continue to overcome them. Giving it two thumbs up as early as now, and seriously considering writing a book review about it, even if I really just prefer to read and remember their story or any book for that matter. writing various (Christmas) lists, as usual, as well as new posts such as this one. I was very frustrated the past couple of months that I was unable to write or finish writing certain articles. Aside from getting easily distracted, my WordPress account was a mess that it would not allow me to write or edit an article. I had to go through an app called Blogo to start a draft and use the WP app on my mobile phone to edit blog titles and …

Money Matters

They say that the number one cause of disagreement between husbands and wives is money. Although I believe that to be true for many households, I can’t say that it’s the number one reason my husband and I have disagreements. I must admit, however, that talks about money tend to make me feel anxious, especially when my kids would repeatedly ask me to buy them certain stuff or enroll them in special courses, and I have to say no for budget reasons. Lately, I have started to sense that as I let the days went by not enrolling my children, my husband has also started to get more restless and irritable toward me. He could not understand why I had to wait for the (second to the) last day of enrollment, especially when funds have long since been set aside for it. Honestly, I couldn’t answer him whenever he would ask me why because I, myself, is in denial of the real reason. I was trying to hold on to that money because it makes …

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 21: Getting better

This week, I look at the things that I seem to be getting better at, such as relating to my kids, social networking, and blogging. On the other hand, I also see the things that I still need to get better at, such as recognizing my own shortcomings as a wife, parent, teacher, friend, and volunteer leader. I’m glad my God is a God of second chances and “His mercies never come to an end”; I could still get better every day. reading still the ebook copy of “How to Ruin Your Child in 7 Easy Steps: Tame Your Vices, Nurture Their Virtues” by Patrick M. Quinn and Ken Roach. I’ve been distracted by so many activities lately that I haven’t really got the time to read. Nevertheless, the book’s making me own up to my issue with pride, and I’m now on the part where it teaches (me) how to handle it. I’m getting to know myself (and my daughters) better with the help of this book. writing emails. I get overwhelmed every time I …