When fear comes crippling, And doubt comes stifling. Ideas rush to my head, But won't flow to my pen. The questions are crippling. The what-ifs are stifling. I write my heart out, Yet nobody's come reading. When blogging's disheartening, When writing's discouraging, When I cannot help but To others myself comparing. Where is the light? How should I write? I have stories to tell, But my voice I cannot find. There comes a point in any journey that we undertake, blogging included, … [Read more...]
Ogalala System In Play, Cymplified!
As I have mentioned in my previous post - Two Kids in School, my little boy, Caleb, is a very playful one. It just dawned on me that that's how he learns, through playing. That is why I look forward to attending because I wish to learn about more ways to teach Caleb concepts while playing. I was also excited to gather tips on using his existing toys as educational tools. Having three children strongly affirms the fact that each child is unique and learns at his or her own pace. Ogalala System … [Read more...]
Sentiments Of Moms With Very Young Children, Cymplified!
I have children ages six, three and two. Being a mom to these very young children could really be physically and emotionally draining, finding me at wit's end most of the time. The demands from me seem to never end. "Mama, get please..." "Mama, eat please..." "Mama, come here!" "Mama, weewee..." "Mama, ouch!" "Mama, look!" And, sometimes, when I was about to start eating, that's when the little ones would ask me to get something or have the need to do number 2. *sighs* My body is not my … [Read more...]
Goal Achieved: January Blog Makeover, Cymplified!
Ever since this blog started, I have been constantly changing its look to suit my taste and my desired functions. When I finally settled on the elements I wanted, I decided to employ the services of a professional to execute my ideas and my blog logo. My mind is finally free from wondering how to customize the navigation links, the widget headers and the social media buttons. I finally found a layout where my logo is visible, and my content is prioritized. I finally saw my dream blog makeover … [Read more...]
Hands Free And Connected, Cymplified!
Unless one works and lives away from his immediate family, he has no excuse to be glued to the computer or the smartphone all the time. His full presence and undivided attention would be very much appreciated by those who are with him, by his loved ones. The video below is a great reminder for me, and hopefully for you as well, to let go of that gadget for a few minutes and be all there for your parents, your kids, your friends. The video calls on us to disconnect to connect. In line with … [Read more...]
Old School Blogging, Cymplified!
Blogging, before, was very personal and it's about putting one's self out there. These days, it seems that more blogs are about brands and contain applicable or practical information. Don't get me wrong, these blogs are great for obtaining useful tricks on lifestyle & parenting, and tips on the products & services that ordinary people like me would actually use. But unless a blogger attains celebrity status, or a celebrity decided to blog, the really personal blogs are being disregarded, … [Read more...]
International Women’s Day, Cymplified!
March 8, 2013 was International Women's Day. I have been receiving newsletters from World Food Programme. If you advocate for or support fighting hunger worldwide, please do take time to visit the site. They work doubly hard when countries are affected by calamities or even war, when food security is compromised. WFP Philippines calls for donations when parts of the country were hit by typhoons. For International Women's Day, WFP shared these 10 facts about women and hunger. It's sad to … [Read more...]