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  • MomStar of the Month,  Motherhood

    It’s Not Hard To Be Real: Tips from the Founder of the R.E.A.L. Biz Moms

    Hey! Hey! It’s the start of the year and it means…it’s MomStar of the Month again! First of all, I am so psyched to start 2020 by sharing with you more uplifting stories of women who are living the life that they truly deserved. It’s not easy to be a Mother and it’s not easy to juggle MomLife, Wellness, Business, Career, and Kids. Whatever the buzz of life is about, each one of us deserves recognition, empowerment, authenticity, and love. Last week, I shared with you my Year-end Review in the MamaBuzz Hive and I realized, I even missed one more milestone since I started this blog! I was interviewed…

  • Boss MomLife,  Inspiration,  Motherhood

    2019 Year-end Review in the MamaBuzz Hive

    Happy New Year to you and your family! I hope you celebrated the holidays in the best way possible and with your loved ones.  Last December, I was crazy busy with Holiday Markets! This put my blogging presence a little laid back. After launching my shop in the end of October, I was able to join 4 Local Holiday Markets! Isn’t it amazing? I consider this as one of my big successes of 2019 after 8 months of blogging. Yes, I made it happen! It all started from scratch with zero knowledge in Blogging, Web design, Graphic design, Marketing and Business! It was truly a Blog to Biz Year for…

  • MomStar of the Month,  Motherhood

    6 Best Tips on How to Run Your Business and Mom Life

    This post may contain links from our affiliate partners. If you make a purchase through one of these links, we may receive a commission. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy. Have you ever thought of running a business and staying home as a Mom? Have you ever met someone who is rocking her MomLife and Business at the same time? Some of the questions you might ask are: How does she do it? How is she managing her time? Does she even have time for her family? Is it realistic to be working as your own boss at the same as working from home with a kid? This…

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    Child Development & Milestones,  Guest Post,  Motherhood

    15 Montessori-Inspired Activities to foster Independence

    Have you ever thought of applying the Montessori Approach in Childhood Learning? Have you asked yourself what are some ways to foster independence at an early age? After having a baby in 2018, I began searching about the Montessori Method and its Philosophy. I’ve read some books, listened to podcasts and have followed Montessori-Inspired activities online. I’m not a perfect mother and reading information related to it inspired me to seek more! It made me curious. What is it about? What do I get out of it? What is the philosophy about and what does it say? As you can remember, our first MomStar of the Month was featured in…

  • Woman kissing a baby
    Inspiration,  MomStar of the Month,  Motherhood

    Side Hustle to Six Figure Success: A Single Mom’s Story

    This post may contain links from our affiliate partners. If you make a purchase through one of these links, we may receive a commission. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy. Have you ever thought of doing a Side-Hustle and be able to work from the comfort of your home? Did it ever cross your mind to make an extra income being your own boss? As the last quarter of the year is here, I’m so happy and grateful to have connected with a strong woman, a single Mom of 2, who has raised her kids with the success of side-hustling. This month, we are lucky to have someone who…

  • dog enjoying the leaves of fall
    Child Development & Milestones,  Guest Post,  Motherhood

    11 Easy Fall Activities for Toddlers

    Looking for activities to do with a toddler this fall? Well…Think of the smell of the changing leaves. The surprising colors of the trees. The beautiful scenery that most people love to capture. Fall is officially here! Oh yes… I have a toddler now but what are some of the activities that I can do? In today’s post, we are lucky to have Alexi, a mom of a 1-year-old, a fur mama, a wife, and a middle school science teacher. Read the post and you’ll find 11 Easy Fall Activities to do with a toddler this year. At the end of this post, be sure to access our FREE Developmental…

  • Woman exercising for personal development
    Guest Post,  Health & Wellness,  Inspiration

    How to Improve Your Personal Development for Success

    Have you ever felt so stuck in your life that your own personal development is in a complete freeze? Have you thought of ways to enhance your skills and embrace your passion? Are you failing to meet your goals? Kimora, a health and wellness lifestyle blogger is here with us to share her most valuable insights about finding ourselves and improving our own potentials. She aims to motivate and inspire others in different ways to achieve our personal development aspirations. Here it is. Let me ask you a question. Are you a firm believer in the idea that there is always room for self-improvement? Do you believe that no matter…

  • Guest Post,  Health & Wellness,  Motherhood

    7 Best Time-Management Tricks for Busy Moms

    Struggling to get things organized and seeking for some Time-Management Tricks? Looking for inspiration and motivation on how to handle the hustle of Mom Life? Searching for ways to balance Motherhood and how to find time for yourself? Need not to worry! Our Guest Blogger, Paige, of paigebainbridge.com has some great tips and tricks to help us manage time effectively! I never thought about some of these time-management tips and I’m so happy that she is here with us to share it with other moms. How did in the world did I not know about these? Here are: The 7 Best Time-Management Tricks for Busy Moms You tell your kids…

  • Baby holding a balloon
    Child Development & Milestones,  Family Fun,  Guest Post

    8 Best Indoor Activities for Kids Without Using Technology

    I’m a first time mom and for the first year of Little M, I believe we’ve done pretty well when it comes to doing different indoor and outdoor activities together. For the most part, we did a lot for the whole year of my Maternity Leave. Our favourite Indoor Activities include the Mom and Baby Ballet of Balletiques, Baby Lab of Gymboree, Baby Rhyme Time at the Calgary Public Library, Mother Goose Class of Parent Link Centre, the Swimming Classes of Vecova & Vivo, and our meetups with other Moms and Babies of Mommy Connections Calgary! So what benefits did we get? Were they all fun and worth our time?…

  • Positivity Quote
    Guest Post,  Health & Wellness,  Inspiration

    7 Best Strategies to Ignite Positivity when feeling lost

    Have you been feeling off lately that you need some positivity to come into your life? There are days when we feel lost and overwhelmed. There are days when we don’t have the drive to do the things we like. There are days when we just simply become stagnant and blank. There are days when we feel unproductive and useless.Not realizing, we badly need some positivity to ignite in us. In today’s post, I am so happy to share with you an article from our Guest Blogger, Emily of booksbourbonandchocolate. She will share to us her Best Strategies to Ignite Positivity when feeling lost. Here it is. This article contains…

  • Inspiration,  MomStar of the Month,  Motherhood

    Black Belter and Cheerleader turned Founder of a Mom Community

    Hello Hello! It’s finally August and it means I’m sharing to you another inspirational story from our MomStar of the Month!   What is MomStar of the Month all about? MomStar of the Month shares inspirational stories of women, no matter what background, ethnicity or race; has a great career or not, is a first-time mom or not, it doesn’t matter.  Any Mom is a star in her own ways and with these stories, we share the journey of moms who aim to inspire others and transform lives with a purpose. We highlight different women in our society, with their spirit to motivate others. A unique opportunity for all of…

  • Side-Hustle Mom Walking
    Guest Post,  Motherhood

    10 Side-Hustle Ideas for Single Moms

    Are you a single mom looking for Side-Hustle Ideas to earn extra money? Well, this article is for you! I’m so glad to share with you a Guest Post from Jason, a lifestyle blogger of Mint Habits. Here, he talks about the different Side-Hustle Ideas for moms to know. Take a read as you might grab some ideas from this post. I’ve listed 10 ways to make extra money on the side. It’s a list that combines different ways to make money aside from other “long-term” income sources that require more patience. Of course, these income streams help you make a lot more money eventually. I’ve included 10 Side-Hustle Ideas…

  • Pregnant Mom standing
    Motherhood

    I am a C-section Mama and it’s okay: the Untold Truth

    I am saddened with the fact that C-section (Caesarean) Mamas face a little judgment when natural birth didn’t go as planned. There’s that feeling of being less than a mother. Is this true? One fact is…the stigma is real and this should not even exist. “A good mother isn’t defined by the process of labor or whether she breastfeeds or not. A good mother is defined by the sacrifices and love she gives to her child.”- Unknown It’s 12:10 midnight right now and it’s exactly the same time when Little M was born. Memories start flashing on how my birth story started. I can’t believe it’s almost a year since I…

  • Woman holding baby
    Motherhood

    A letter to a first-time Mom: the struggle is real

    “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” As a first-time mom, what questions have you asked after your baby was born? It’s now Month 11, Day 335, Week 47 and 5 days to be exact.  Back in August 2018, I gave birth to a sweet little man. All the mixed emotions that I’ve encountered were truly felt. I just had a baby! Of course, I was up and about ‘coz I made it! It was not that hard as I’ve expected! Hmmmmmmm….. Yes, Mama.  It really isn’t.  But guess…

  • phone, brushes, make up
    Health & Wellness,  Motherhood

    20 Positive Quotes & Self-Affirmations you need as a Mother

    Motherhood takes you to a different journey and with positive quotes, you are giving yourself a reward of self-love. It is a journey that you can never take away and the joy of motherhood is a feeling and responsibility that you cannot give out. Most days we keep our heads up to stay calm and be able to manage the chaos around us. There’s a lot of pressure to hold but you know what? You are a mom. You are rightful of your role and you are doing a great job. RELATED: 50 SELF-CARE IDEAS FOR FIRST-TIME MOMS If you feel lost and down as mother, here are 20 Positive…

  • Two babies holding each other
    MamaBuzz Collections,  Motherhood

    Moms share their 20 Baby Must-Haves for baby’s first year

    As first-time Moms, we often ask other people especially our other Mom friends on what are the Top Baby Must-Haves on baby’s first year. I remember last year, I had no clue at all of what I’m actually getting until I had my own little man. It’s actually good to know the baby essentials as they will come in handy when you are picking items for your baby registry. This will allow you to not spend and waste other stuff that you don’t need. So I thought of asking other Moms to share their favorite Baby Must-Haves. In this way, I can have other people’s insights and preferences on what…

  • Weekend Activities-Mom and Baby run
    Family Fun,  Motherhood

    15 Weekend Activities to do with a baby

    Sunny days are here and you are now probably thinking about the different weekend activities to do with a baby. “There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues…are created, strengthened and maintained.” -Winston Churchill Last year, I had my son in August and it was a perfect time for me to have a baby around. How time flies so fast? I’m just thankful that I was able to do a lot of activities with my little one while I’m on Maternity leave. Aside from the sunny summer days, I got a chance to do activities while recovering from childbirth. Now,…

  • Self-Care Aiffirmation
    Health & Wellness,  Inspiration,  Motherhood

    50 Self-Care Ideas for First-Time Moms

    Self-Care ideas don’t come easily and as first-time moms, we all need it. No matter how strong or active you may be, it’s just hard to keep up while you take care of your little one 24/7. Finding time for ourselves is vital to living a happy and fulfilling life. For example, I love going for a massage. But we also need a push for some motivation and find ways when to do it. Motherhood is tough and the struggle is real. BUT WHAT IS SELF-CARE? It is the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health. The practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s…

  • Family Fun,  Motherhood,  Travel & Adventure

    15 Summer Bucket List Ideas for the whole Family

    May is ending and you are now probably thinking about your Summer Bucket List. Summer is by far my favorite season, especially that I live in North America. Goodbye Cold Days and Hello Sunny Days! Last year, I had my baby in August. Obviously, my summer was totally different. That means I didn’t do much as I used to as I was busy preparing for my baby’s arrival and it was more focused on safety and prenatal exercises. As I am a first-time mom, I thought of asking other bloggers what their Summer Bucket Lists are. You’ll never know, you can also grab some of their ideas for the whole family!…

  • Mom and Baby for Postpartum Fitness
    Health & Wellness,  Inspiration,  Motherhood

    5 Postpartum Fitness Ideas for Mom and Baby

    “Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.”– Christopher Germer If you’re a mom like me who just had a baby, you might be struggling to find Postpartum Fitness Ideas. It’s mostly because your time is limited to do other things or your body is just not ready yet. As we all know, our body goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy. Getting back to postpartum recovery through fitness is even harder to accomplish. THE POSTPARTUM PERIOD When does postpartum begin? It begins after the delivery of the baby and ends when the mother’s body has nearly returned to its pre-pregnant state.…

  • Motherhood

    6 Tips to create a stunning Maternity Photography Session

    Maternity Photography is becoming popular nowadays. Whether you want it done for a keepsake of your beautiful bump or a celebration as a couple, you’ll definitely need Maternity Photography Ideas to create a stunning look and outcome. “A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty”-Unknown It’s 10:59 pm in the still of the night; in the cold breeze of winter. I got this chance to sit back and relax when I found these images and realized they are part of little M’s story. I was on my 35th week of pregnancy when we did this photoshoot. I had 2-5 weeks left and I could…

  • Baby holding a balloon
    Inspiration,  Motherhood

    10 Positive Self-Affirmations for all Moms

    Whether you’re a first-time mom or a Mom of 3, positive self-affirmations can help us counteract the challenges of Motherhood. Being new to the parenting world, there’s no doubt that you sometimes feel overwhelmed. With the fact that you’re staying home with a little one, a lot of things may pop up into your head and you begin thinking what to do, what is going well, what are some of the things you’ve done wrong, and what you can do differently. NEED MOM & BABY QUOTES FOR INSPIRATION? ACCESS IT HERE Since we just celebrated Mother’s Day, I have listed 10 more Positive Self-Affirmations to help moms thrive the struggles of…

  • Inspiration,  MomStar of the Month

    MomStar of the Month: Empowering women to live a Life of Purpose

    It’s officially May and I am so excited to share another inspirational story from our MomStar of the Month! “You can be a good mother if you follow your dreams. You totally can if you so desire.”-Unknown MomStar of the Month shares inspirational stories of Moms, no matter what background, ethnicity or race; whether she has a great career or not, whether she is a first-time mom or not, it doesn’t matter. Any Mom is a Star in their own ways and with these stories, we share the journey of women who aim to inspire others and transform lives with a purpose; we highlight different women in our society, with…

  • Montessori Learning,  Motherhood

    “A New Orientation” by Maria Montessori: Chapter 4

    It’s been 2 weeks that I haven’t written about the Absorbent Mind book. Lots of exciting stuff are coming soon and it got me a little bit behind on this specific topic. However, I want to get back on track and continue what I have started: our Weekly Reading. In this Chapter, we’ll tackle about “A new orientation”. Dr.Maria Montessori wants to emphasize the impact of what we call “The Motherly Instincts” to her child. Here are some few lines that struck me most: “The child progresses towards life because the purpose of the child is the construction of man in the fullness of his strength and in the fullness…

  • Family Fun,  Motherhood

    How we spent our 1st Easter Weekend with the baby

    “You’ll learn to lower your expectations about what you can accomplish in a day. Some days, it will be all you can do to keep baby safe, warm, and fed. And that will be enough.”   How was your Easter Long Weekend? Did you celebrate it with an Easter tradition? How did you spend it?  I couldn’t wait to share how our little man celebrated his first Easter with us.  No bunnies and no eggs.  So what did we do? There are different ways to celebrate Easter and it all depends on us on how we value our practices and cherish those moments with our loved ones. After all, Easter reminds…

  • Motherhood

    Transition to Motherhood: Where do I begin? It’s a fresh start!

    ” When a baby is born, so is a mother; each unsteady in their own way. Matrescence is profound and it’s also hard. And that’s what makes it human.”-Alexandra Sacks It was a sunny summer day when we were finally going home. Everything I packed for both myself and the baby were untouched except for my grooming essentials. We stayed in the hospital for a day but after going through the whole labor and delivery, the day felt so long.   As a first time mom, I got so excited and yes, I made it! “Congratulations! You’re good to go…” the nurse said.  Sure enough, I felt my experience wasn’t…

  • Motherhood

    Versatile Blogger Award

    I have been nominated for ”The Versatile Blogger Award”! Thanks to Ilona of easydietblog and to all my readers and followers. I am grateful and honoured that you’ve considered me in this nomination. It’s so great to meet and connect with like-minded individuals. Ilona, I admire you for being so genuine and sincere in your daily posts and that makes you unique; you have a strong disposition that you are able to interact consistently with the WordPress community. Check out Ilona’s piece here. What is a Versatile Blogger? The Versatile Blogger Award was created to celebrate blogs who have unique content, strong writing, and beautiful images or photographs. The Rules: Thank the person who…

  • MomStar of the Month,  Montessori Learning

    MomStar of the Month: A Mom of 2 expands Montessori Learning at Home to her community

      April is here and I am so thrilled to kick off our very 1st MomStar of the Month! From being a wife, a nurse, a Montessori inspired mother to a SaveMom entrepreneur and a Playgroup organizer, Karen Zaragoza has influenced many Filipino moms in her Montreal community. Her feed @iamthekheeng in Instagram needs no introduction. From captivating day to day posts of her children’s activities to instantly inviting materials of Montessori Education, she has shared her passion, full of educational pieces to moms like me, who wants to start Early Childhood Learning at home, the Montessori way. When I contacted her for the feature, she gladly accepted the collaboration,…

  • Motherhood

    Mind, Body and Soul: It’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday

    This post is part of SoCS Stream of Consciousness Saturday. The word prompt for today is soul/sole. Use the word/words in any way you can. Let’s start! It took me awhile to write this post. As I stumbled with the word, I told myself it’s gonna be easy. Yet, as I’m reflecting now, I realized…there’s more to it. My mind is full of distractions. I need balance, I need focus. So today, I started a challenge with my little one. I was searching for something. There’s that missing piece. I’m starting this journey to self-love. My sole aim is to find balance and peace within myself. Lots of things are…

  • Motherhood

    It’s never too late to try something new: The Benefits of Mom & Baby Ballet

    “If you want something you never had-you have to do something you’ve never done”-Anonymous Ever since I was a child, being able to perform and connect with my body is something I look forward to. I love to express myself through dancing. It’s the bridge between my mind, body and soul. It provides me an emotional release and an outlet despite the ups and downs of life. At around 8 weeks postpartum, I introduced Little M to a routine which we both liked at home. It’s my baby wearing journey through dance.  He likes the beat of the music, the rhythm, the swaying and rocking, and of course, the cuddles…

  • Inspiration,  Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 038: The Path

    “The shortest path to success-Focus on the What and the Why, not the How…Works every time.” I think this quote is so powerful! Sometimes, we let our perceived limitations overrule our thoughts. We focus too much on tasks in accomplishing things. We don’t realize that there’s so much power if we go with the flow and put attention on why we’re doing things and what’s our overall goal. As a first-time mom, I have had a lot of questions..how to do this and that. At the end of the day, I realized that there’s no right or wrong as long as it works for me and the baby! How about…

  • Guest Post,  Motherhood

    How to Make Time To What Matters Most

    Have you ever felt the need to have your own quiet time and reflect on what truly matters? Have you ever thought of finding balance within yourself and do you ever invest in your own priorities? What are some of the ways that you have done to conquer this? As I was researching for related articles, I got this statement from one of the articles of the Happy Wives Club which is Living your Eulogy:How to Make Time for what Matters Most. It says: “Take a moment to have a glass of wine with the ones you love, toast to the breath of life, and commit to begin tomorrow different…

  • Motherhood

    Quote of the Day 037: The Choice

    Quote of the Day: ”Falling down is an accident; Staying down is a choice” As we’re getting near the New Year, I hope you’ll have the time to reflect on the things that went right and wrong in 2019. It may not be good to some but we all have a choice: to stay down or get up! Which patch are you taking? What would you do differently? Share your thoughts! Happy Friday! ❤️

  • MomStar of the Month,  Motherhood

    How to Stay Sane as a Stay at Home Mom

    Do you sometimes feel you’re losing your mind and you don’t know how to stay sane as a Mom? Feeling unproductive and overwhelmed with Mom Life and staying at home? How do you organize your tasks and routines? How do you keep up with kids? Well..as you know, it’s MomStar of the month again! This time, we’ll tackle the story of Kristen, a mom who is here to share some tips on how to stay sane as a Blogger and a Stay at Home Mom of 2 boys. What is MomStar of the Month all about? MomStar of the Month shares inspirational stories of women, no matter what background, ethnicity or…