Princess vs. Barbie

We have lots of princess dolls at our house.^^ Thank you to my Mother-in-law for that storage idea ^^My girls ask for them as gifts. They save their allowances to buy them. They love their princess dolls....more
Mulan rocks too, although I can't remember if she is a princess or just a Disney girl.  I was a ...more

Am I Not a "Mama" Too?

I am the middle child of two other sisters. The three of us are very different from one another, but very close. When we were growing up, my mom used to ask us what we wanted to be when we were older and according to her, I always replied, "A mama." Now there were phases I went through where I would say a circus performer, a fashion designer, or a zoologist, but at the core, I always wanted to be a mama. ...more
I love this, I've written similar articles.  Just think, "Mothers Heart" and we have one.more

Mallory's Birth Story

I should have known.... I finalized my written birth plan during my 35th week of pregnancy. We all know what the man upstairs does when he hears our plans, and boy did I give him a good chuckle.  ...more

January Chat with a Mum: Katie of Hurrah for Gin

It’s 2014!  Hope everyone had a lovely New Year’s Eve and not nursing a terrible hang-over.  If you are, another mug of coffee might just do the trick.  I can’t believe Chat with Mums is now a year old.  I started this little section featuring friends I’ve known for ages, before inviting other mums who blogs and then eventually dads too.Thank you to all the past mums and dads who have been featured on Chat with Mums/Dads.  You guys are the best!...more

The Pinterest Mom

A friend of mine had a party for her two year old this past fall (her adorable, highly articulate, and abnormally verbal 2 year old, lol). The theme was "Barnyard" or "Farm" because this little girl, like many 2 year olds, loves animals! The decor at this party was out of this world. A chocolate cake outlined with kit kat bars that resembled a mud hole, complete with little pink fondant pigs face down in the mud and even backstroking through the chocolate. There was no question my dear friend had looked to Pinterest. Pinterest has become a phenomenon....more

The Parents of 2014

How many of you remember your mothers packing your lunch for you for school when you were young? You opened up that brightly colored plastic tote every day and found one of the following things in one variation or another. You might have had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (on wheat if your parents were health nuts), a fruit roll up or a snack pack, a capri sun or a juice box, and maybe a piece of fruit, but most likely you had a bag of chips or cheetos. Some kids had spaghettios in a thermos or even a (dare I say it? ) a lunchable? Yikes!...more

Anytime This Week and My Thoughts

Tuesday.December 3, 2013. It's 10:20am here in the Philippines.I had my hopefully-last-check-up appointment with my OBgyn yesterday, December 4,2013. She wrote: FOR ADMISSION ANYTIME in my Pregnancy/Motherhood Notebook. That means within the week my second baby will come out and welcome the world. My due date is on December 8, 2013....more

The sandwich generation.

We both had jobs.We both had families.Her daughter had special needs. Now...Mom had cancer. Mom was pivotal in the care of her daughter.Mom was the leader of the family at large.Mom was our children’s care giver.Mom was the nucleus of our universe. Without question,We were going to be there for Mom.We would be her rock.We would be her caregiver.We did not want to lose our nucleus.Her survival was pivotal to ours. The hardest day......more
Thank you.more

What Does Bravery Look Like When You're a Mom?

I’ve never thought of myself as “brave” in the true sense of the word. I’m not really a risk-taker, and aside from roller coasters, I don’t do any dare-devilish things. Skiing even seems out of the question for me. ...more
I can totally relate to this.  Being a mom is hard work.  Recently I had to be "that" mom in ...more

When You're So Grateful You Can't Hold it In

 I read a beautiful post called, “Fighting Gratitude” a few days ago. She said so perfectly what I had been thinking. Although, I didn’t know I had been thinking it until read her post. Funny how that happens. But, as I read it, I kept nodding my head and thinking….exactly....more