The day I turned 39, I had my first Quarantine Birthday. Celebrated with a huge mocha cake from Hizon's. I forgot, though, what we ate for lunch and dinner. Ha ha! It was also an Easter Sunday. And then, I realized something. I was so close to becoming 40! (°0°) ->this is my shocked face Changes due to aging? That year, I thought I was doing okay while I was sheltering in place. I neither got Covid nor the flu (which I did almost every year because of my weak immune system), and I was … [Read more...]
Miss Ceemee and Shopback, Cymplified!
I believe that there is an Alternate Reality (or many) and that somewhere in that/those parallel universe/s is another version of me. Decisions that differ from my original choices birthed the multiverses, I like to think. For example, there is a version of an unmarried me, had I not known my now-hubby. She is, needless to say, still a Miss Ceemee... And Shopback is one of her friends. I imagine she's living by herself at the age of almost 40. A night in the life of The sun dips on the … [Read more...]
Buds Baby Organics Help New Moms, Cymplified!
How Buds Baby Organics Help New Moms (and old!) Babies are so precious, especially the newborn ones. New moms (and dads!) desire to give them the best start in life. They research the most family-friendly hospitals to give birth in. They make the best informed decisions on whether to breastfeed or not. Products from Buds Organics that would help the breastfeeding moms are: This Organic Breast Massage Oil. Discount code below!!! Organic Sweet Fennel Oil promotes lactation and Organic … [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...]
Taking Gifting to the Next Level, Cymplified!
Taking Gifting To The Next Level is my entry to the Nuffnang and SM Supermalls blog contest. In the blink of an eye, it's November already! Pretty soon, Christmas will arrive. Silly me, I still haven't put up the tree. Yet, I have my list of wishes five. First is one I want for a long time. It's a modest new home in a new place, where there is fresh air sublime, and a garden grows on lots of space. The family cottage will be simple and cozy. It will be furnished with a library … [Read more...]
Guest Post: How To Creatively Manage The Household Budget, Cymplified!
This guest post on How To Creatively Manage The Household Budget is brought to you by Hilary Smith. Every mother has heard these dreaded words, “I'm bored” from their kids during summer vacation and “stick to the budget” almost every day from either her spouse or herself. The first one is easy enough to solve with a new toy or a treat for a restless child, but that can make the second scenario even more agonizing. Balancing a budget often means going without those little extra treats, like … [Read more...]
Online Shopping with iprice, Cymplified!
How do you purchase the things that you need and want when you are a stay-at-home-mom with very young children, and it's very rare that you go out by yourself? And if you do, you limit your time so you could be home at the earliest chance possible? a. You ask your husband. b. You go online shopping. Most of the time I choose letter b. I do not want to inconvenience my hubby. ;-) I know that I said that I plan to own less and create more this year. In fact, I have already given away … [Read more...]