Motherhood

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I thank the Lord that He gave me the privilege of becoming a mother. I never expected how motherhood would affect  my life. My life was turned upside down and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ve been blessed with two wonderful kids who loves each other and knows Jesus is the reason why we do what we do – everyday.

To all mother’s out there – know that what you do today matters. Being with the children today, nurturing and loving them will greatly affect their future.    I salute you for what you do!

You The Mom!

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Motherhood is an overwhelming job. Seriously, you never take a break, never take a vacation and get no monetary compensation. But motherhood is the most joyous vocation. You get to do what you absolutely love and you get intagible rewards and wonderful memories that can never measure up to any monetary amount.

This mother’s day, I am joining Mommy Mundo’s Expo Mom shout out. “You The Mom!” Applauding and appreciating all the mothers who do what they have to do for the love of their child.

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This year’s Expo Mom, we shout out YOU THE MOM! – this is a campaign to recognize the many big and small accomplishments of all moms. Through online activities and at the Expo Mom event, moms take the centertage. Moms are affirmed and appreciated for all the great things that they do every single day.

Mommy Mundo founder Janice Villanueva says, “We admire moms for their almost superhuman qualities, their powers in time management and multitasking alongside their ability to do anything and everything for their loved ones, and they all do these things wholeheartedly and passionately at that! And because most moms do all these tasks with grace and usually with flair eveb, we may sometimes forget to show her some appreciation and affirmation.”

Happening on May 16 to 18, 2014, Expo Mom is the biggest event of its kind, gathering progressive and active moms in an environmemt that’s both recreational and educational. Expo Mom will feature over 60 booths at the Glorietta 2 Activity Center, Palm Drive, Ayala Center in Makati City. There will be all day-talks, demos and raffle draws.

Expo Mom’s You The Mom! campaign puts the spotlight on all the good things that moms do by featuring 10 women whose stories represent evey mom who has mad a difference in her community, family or child’s life. Online, you can participate by posting a photo of yourself and sharing what you are most proud of as a mom by using hashtag #YouTheMom.

Entrance to Expo Mom 2014 will be a requested donation to MomShare’s literacy projects. One hundred percent of the entrance fee will go to it partner beneficiary Kinder Project, which aims to provide reading tools and training to public school teachers in Quezon City and Payatas.

For more information, visit www.expomom.com or follow Mommy Mundo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.

What Makes Being A Mom So Rewarding

As Charles Stanley says “Motherhood is a great honor and privilege, yet it is also synonymous with servanthood. Every day women are called upon to selflessly meet the needs of their families. Whether they are awake at night nursing a baby, spending their time and money on less-than-grateful teenagers, or preparing meals, moms continuously put others before themselves.”

I’ve been a mom for the past 10 years. While I would tell you that this is the hardest job in the world, I would also tell you that it is the most rewarding vocation. It is difficult because once you become a mom, there is no stopping or taking a break, but the rewards bring a life time of memories which can never be bought by money.

Read on to find out what makes bing a mom so rewarding.

What makes being a mum so rewarding

Find your mum the BEST PRESENT EVER this Mother’s Day

Every year in May, we celebrate Mother’s Day. This is the perfect time to remember your mom and give her the best present ever. Spend the day with her and let her know how much you love her. It won’t really matter what you get her, because the rewards of motherhood is all about the intagibles. She knows that the rewards and gifts can not be contained in any sort of gift, because her whole life, she has been receiving the rewards of motherhood already.

Find Your Passion

I read this quote fruom C.S. Lewis a few weeks back, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” It struck a cord in my heart and made me reflect on my life. I believe that God has a purpose for our life and a mission that he has set for each of us to accomplish.

In the midst of all the busyness we find ourselves in, it is important to find what that purpose in life is and to fulfill that mission with our wholehearted passion. It is only through doing this that we get to live  a full life.

Knowing that purpose will help us form goals and lead us to using our time more intentionally.Whether you want to be a successful career woman, entrepreneur, artist, writer, homemaker or something else, you just need to start setting goals and take little steps into fulfilling your dreams.

Here are some steps to find out your passion in life:

1. Take some time to reflect on your life and what you really enjoy doing. What are the things you would like to do even if you don’t get paid to do it?

2. Research about your interests. What specific area would you like to pursue? Are there other people who are already doing what you’d like to do? Talk to them and inquire. Get information on how you can pursue your dream. Attend workshops, conduct interviews or read about your passion.

3. Find a support group. Your support can come from your family members, friends or online support groups. Finding support can make or break your decision to pursue your goals. They can serve as your inspiration when tough  days come.

4. Create specific steps that you would like to make into turning your dream into a reality. Include details to help you accomplish these goals.

Life is short. Pursue your passion and make life more meaningful.

Reflections of A Stay At Home Mom

After being a full time stay at home mom for almost  10 years, I can honestly say that managing the household is much like running your own corporation. You need to have good managerial skills to ensure that the family’s schedule don’t get too busy or overlap with one another. Financial skills is needed to ensure that you don’t go over the budget and that money is being used properly. Good decision making is crucial to make sure that wise decisions are made every day in every area of life so that the family operates the best possible way.

As a homemaker, there are days that I find my work tedious and repetitive. Cleaning the house, cooking the meals, washing the dishes, doing the laundry and fixing the mess around is not as glamorous as working in an air conditioned office or consolidating reports for your boss. In fact, there are days that I also have to clean the toilets, the garden and make sure that no pests are lurking around the house. If needed and if finances allow, I get extra help to make sure I cover the things that I can not do like calling extermination dorval to help me elimiante pests. On top of all these, I also homeschool and spend time with my children.

As I look back at the past years, I realized I have no awards to show. I don’t have any achievements that I can boast about. But by the grace of God, I look at our family and these are the people who I have invested my energy, my time and my passion. I see how the children have grown over the years and how my husband has been able to pursue his calling in his life. All of life’s milestones, the answered prayers, the struggles and trials we had to face each day together and the Lord’s faithfulness are what kept me going all these years.

The tedious and repetitive tasks that I do are all done out of love and service to my family. During tough days, I know that I have fulfilled what God has tasked me to do and that is enough to encourage me to go on. That decision to become a stay at home mom several years ago has allowed me to grow in ways I couldn’t have imagined, probably even more than when I was still working my way up on the corporate ladder.

I do not know what our future may bring but today, as I look back at the choice I made almost 10 years ago, I am blessed by where God has led my family. My heart is full.