What is worse than a long night of being sick, coughing and lying awake? It's a long night of my children taking ill; their foreheads, necks, backs and armpits hot with fever and their feet cold. Measuring out paracetamol for them to take every four hours. Sitting by them at the dining table, long after the meal was finished, to oversee them ingest every last drop of their antibiotics and other medicines. Here's another poem I wish to share. It's not an old one, I wrote it as a mother who … [Read more...]
A poem called “Our Love”, Cymplified!
When I was much younger, I loved to compose poems. Especially ones that rhyme. I have the notebook to prove it. As I read it now, they seem childish and shallow. But, it felt great to create and create, even without showing them to anyone. I didn't need any approval. Recently, when I write poems or draw or paint using watercolor, these ideas do not flow as well as before. There's something hindering me from even starting and taking the first step. Probably myself or the doubt that it … [Read more...]
Start Right Here, Cymplified!
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” ― Theodore Roosevelt start right here When I find it in my heart to do something, I agree that "the first step is always the hardest." "But, it's the only way to reach the second step," said Susan Gale. Therefore, I remind myself to start right here. Face that blank page. Paint that first stroke. Write that first sentence. It is scary to start something, which I have no idea what's going to happen to it in the end. Is it worth it? … [Read more...]
Make The Starbucks Planner My Own, Cymplified!
How is your January coming along? I was excited to use my new planner when the clock struck 12 on the 1st of January. By this time, I have an idea of how to make the Starbucks planner my own. A photo posted by Cym M (@ceemee) on Dec 31, 2016 at 8:29am PST After using the Mommy Blogberry, the Momme and the Mommy Mundo Mom 24/7 planners (in no particular order), for sure the Starbucks planner is not super detailed. Yet, since 2015, I went back to using it for some reason. … [Read more...]
Start Anew, Cymplified!
start anew, begin again In 2016, I started a project called Joyful Days. It's a collection of watercolor calendar inserts for my Starbucks planner this year. I will show them to you guys soon. Positivity may be my word for the year. I think I am negative, to my kids and especially to myself. I want to choose love, to focus on the good. Sounds easy, right? Yet it is hard heart♥work. Many times I have failed. I have criticized. I have made myself cry. It's a new year. Therefore, let's start … [Read more...]
Playing Dress-Up Last October, Cymplified!
I think that playing dress-up is innate in every child; most of them wouldn't hesitate to don wings or capes. Is it their idea of fun or they just want to escape reality for a while? I read somewhere that children have things figured out. I would add that they could get away with it, too! That's how my kids are. I remember my boy wearing my Ugg boots, an upside-down Jollibee bucket as his helmet and a sword in his hand. Here is my youngest, dressing up as a princess, then a … [Read more...]
The Master And Her Piece: Elizabeth Limchu, Cymplified!
Today, I am featuring my friend, Beth on The Master and Her Piece. It’s an interview I do with women who inspire me and others to live and create better. I ask questions about their masterpieces or their works, their inspiration and ideas, their motivation, their challenges and their advice; to hopefully encourage my readers, too. Elizabeth Limchu is one of the most stylish women I know. That's why it seems only natural that she runs a garments business. Did you know that she made my … [Read more...]
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