Thursday, September 27, 2012

BC Blogger's Meme: Why I love being a MOM?

family day = icecream day
It has been a while since the last time I write about a MEME for BC Bloggers as I am quite busy with work. But I saw that  another meme is up and is written by Working MAMA.
 
There are really certain things ( topics to be exact) , that can't stop me from writing. Not even on my busiest day.  Yes, and I just love talking boastingly  about being a MOM. So , Why do I love being a MOM?
 
Motherhood created a  major life experiences for me. God is really good for putting me to this special test. A test that is so hard and yet I am enjoying every part of it.
 
I am  maybe a new mother of four but I make sure that I cherish every moment as it goes by way to quick. I just don't want to get through each day -- but really enjoy each day -- because before I knew it these adorable little kids of mine will be all grown up.
 
Some say that I am on a difficult stage now as I have four tots at the same time. Yes, maybe , as my open letter can attest to that . Imagine the life scenario of setting up a small group of toddlers!?! Oh dear!....restless and uneasy as they may say. But don't get me wrong 'cause I don't have regrets after all.
 
Being a mom taught me that I am being loved, wanted and appreciated.
I just so love my boys so dearly..they simple bring out the best in me. Whenever I feel good or hurt , they are always quick in giving me a hug , a kiss and an "ILOVEYOU". 
A priceless feeling that you know their little mind says you are their wonderwoman!
 
Life just feels like it has more substance now. Now that I am a MOTHER.
A life that is too good to describe as "MAGICAL".
 
Have you had this  magical feeling as well? Share your thoughts ladies!
 
Lovelots;
 
Joan

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

CAPTURED THOUGHTS #1 : WANTED: NANNY

 
Hello ladies! It's time for CAPTURED THOUGHTS #1. If you are new with this and you wonder what does Captured thoughts mean to  Me, please check detailed information here.
 
photo credits to nannies4hire.com
Sounds familiar?
 
It was not so long time ago ( probably 3 years ago ) that I had this problem. And now while watching " PLEASE BE CAREFULL WITH MY HEART " , I got stock with one of the maid's  line: "Ang pag aalaga nababayaran ng salapi, pero ang pagmamahal at pagmamalasakit hindi nababayaran nito."
 
Whether you have decided to go back to work or just want to have some time for yourself, it is essential to find the best caregiver for your child. Most mothers find it nerve racking to leave their baby with someone else and it has been a battle for me to find and  keep one.  I guess everyone does, right? 

At first I thought ,the reason as to why I cannot keep a nanny to stay long is  because of the situation of having 4  tots in the house .But apparently as the years passes by, I have been hearing the same dilemma with friends, coworkers and even relatives. And to think ,these are good people like me and yet they suffer with the same NANNY hunting. We are offering a fair PAY , leave and credits and yet we are so unlucky to find the right one to stay. Other friends even stopped hiring one because it can add up to the stress. I , for once stopped hiring but since I really need someone to take care of the chores , I don't have any choice but to rehire those who are interested ( well if there are).
 
Are you also in despair in hiring and keeping a well-qualified, trustworthy nanny? Keep on sharing sissies!!
 
lovelots;
 
Joan

Liebster Blog: My very first!

I must say that I am humbled, honored, and at the same time excited to receive this award.   Thank you so much to you Sarah. You are of the first few people who took time to read  my site and I cant say thank you enough to know that you always take time to revisit it.THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
So, to keep you aware of the award   , let me share some potent points. 
Liebster is a German word that  means “dearest” or “favorite”. Other meaning may include sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kinda, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome. The award recognizes new and upcoming bloggers with less than 200 follwers (or friends) who deserve recognition and support for their contribution in the blogosphere. In order to accept this prestigious award, one must abide by the list of rules.
The Rules:
01)  Each person must list 11 things about themselves.
02)  Answer the 11 questions that the tagger has set for you PLUS you MUST create 11 questions of your own for the 11 people you will nominate with this award.
03)  Choose up to 11 bloggers linking them to your post.
04)  Go to their page and inform them of the nomination.
05)  Absolutely NO tags back. Remember to ONLY tag bloggers with less than 200 followers.
RULE NO. 01 
I will not be posting the 11 things about ME  as I  have an entry as similar as this just recently. Please do refer to  BC Blogger's Meme: 30 Things About Me .
 
RULE NO. 02
And now to answer Sarah's parked questions for me...
1. What do you love most about blogging ?
I want to build a relationship with all of you. I want to learn more from other bloggers  and MOms too. I want to get to know other women who were doing the same thing as I was doing and adapt as much as good things as  I can. I want to create an impact .. maybe not too big but I want to know that somehow my posts as being of help to everyone.

2. What  was the first song or tune that you sang ?

The greatest love of ALL. I keep on singing that pero talagang di kinaya ng boses ko.. Bata pa lang alam ko  na  pag laki ko magiging frustrated singer ako.

3. What was the first gift  that you had ever received ?
I can't recall , pero siguro toy yun.

4. What is one historical story in your family that you are most proud of?
 
None. Sorry.

5. When did you first learn to go home on your own?
Late bloomer ako, sorry. I think high school na ata yun , kasi narecall ko first year ako hinahatid pa rin ako ng nanay ko. 
6. When did you first learn to live on your own ?
When I was 25 years old . Tapos 26 nag asawa na ko..  haha.. late bloomer diba??

7. Who is your favorite author and why?
Too many to mention -- heto ung answer lagi nung high school kung either tamad kang isulat lahat or wala naman talaga kasi wala kang alam na author...haha ( naalala ko lang)..

8. What is (are) your favorite  movie(s) that touched on  history or based on real life events ?
Well , ung ANAk lang ni ms Vilma Santos ang pinakaunang movie na natouched ako as in ramdam ko kahit pa bata lang ako nun.

9. What do you do when you experience writer's block?
It's either I take a walk or I meditate ( ung as in literal na nakatingin ka lang sa isang bagay).

10. What book or story that you will never get tired of reading?
Well , it was just recently that I got hooked up with 50 shades of grey! It  examines the rise of feminism!! Agree?

11. What difficult decision had you done in your life that was worth it?
Well, fighting for my husband is a decision that I made that is really worth all the pains. It's a long story but to give you an idea.. It has been a long battle as to continue with the relationship or not as someone from his  past does not want to let go of him and making things miserable for us.  It came to a point that we want to let go of each other because we are being hurt so deeply and unlikely things are being out of our control. Hopeless as we may say .. But Life is a fight, and even though it seems like you’re going to get knocked out, you must keep on fighting! And that's what we did.. We fought for our LOVE. 
RULE NO. 03
 
Sorry  for I cannot come up with 11 as  I only have a few for this. 
Jenn Ji Hyun of  Memoirs of a Sassy Girl
Balut of Balut Manila
Reese of Random Thoughts
SANNA of Woman Scribbles

Girls, here are my questions for you!!! Happy answering!!

1. What is your greatest achievement so far and why?

2. How do you spend your free time?

3. To date, what has been your worst disappointment in life?

4. If you could start all over in life, would you change anything?

5. What are the best five words that would describe you?

6. Cakes or rice cakes?

7. What is your most favorite thing about yourself?

8. To be afraid of or to be liked?

9. What makes you smile?

10. What do you want for this Christmas ?

11. And what is your 2013 New Year's resolution?
RULE NO. 04 
See you on your blog site sissies!!
RULE NO. 05  
How I wish I can link/ tag back Sarah!!! 


Let's spread the AWARD and let everybody feel that they are WELCOME!!!