We, as mothers, want to encourage our children, right? We want their beautiful and unique personalities to shine, exactly how God had made them. Yet, there just are most some days when my 5-year-old Elle and I seem to have a power struggle. I would see the fiery defiance in her eyes and feel that I have failed somehow as a mother. It just is super challenging to guide her to be a responsible person, without dampening her creative spirit. The responsibility of parenting is so overwhelming … [Read more...]
OMF Literature, Cymplified!
I could feel the quiet excitement bubbling within me when I entered the OMF Literature bookstore on Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City at around almost three in the afternoon of December 13, 2012. I hitched a ride with my hubby, I didn't mind being early since it's a bookstore and I could spend countless hours in it. Did I ever tell you that I love books? I get giddy receiving new books and had to wait until I am relaxed and settled to start reading. The tips of my fingers get a little electrified … [Read more...]
It sometimes wears thin. There are days it runs dry. And when the spirit of patience has left me, my self-control snaps and I will say or do something I will regret later on. God, in His infinite patience and love, will remind me using scenarios like this: Elle (to me): I sometimes don't love you. Me (heart pierced): Why? Elle: Because you shout at me and get angry at me. What a wake-up call! I am so blessed my children are resilient and always forgive me in my weakness, that I feel so … [Read more...]
How are you feeling today? | Disconnected, Cymplified!
There are some days when I feel so out of sync with my loved ones. There are some days I cannot understand what they need and what they are communicating to me. There are some days my frustration gets out of hand and the heat rises. There are some days I feel like my patience and love are running out. There are some days I am feeling disconnected from my family. Have you ever had some days like that? I admit I have a checklist in my mind of the basic things I need to do for each child. Three … [Read more...]
Loving Mommyhood and Blogging, Cymplified!
This is an official entry to Dainty Mom’s Bloggy Goodies Contest, in celebration of the Dainty Mom blog’s 2nd anniversary. Loving Mommyhood Ten years ago, I would never have envisioned myself as a wife and mother, and a stay-at-home one at that. I am not exactly domesticated, you know? I didn't really adore children and I am terrified of the pain childbirth brings. But here I am, with three babies and trying to be the best mommy that God wants me to be. So far, I find myself loving … [Read more...]