• 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…

  • MamaBuzz Collections,  Motherhood

    20 Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for your budget

    Mother’s Day is fast approaching and you might be wondering what’s the perfect gift for the most special woman in your life.  Your choices might eventually run thin if you think about all the gifts for all occasions throughout the year. However, if you are looking for unique ideas, I have put together a list of some of my favorite items to inspire you! Make sure to click the image to see more details.  I made sure it’s right for your budget! PLUS! There’s a FREEBIE to add with your gifts! I’ve included here some of the BEST MOM QUOTES to go along with your present. Make sure to access…

  • 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…

  • Montessori Learning

    The Absorbent Mind book by Maria Montessori: Chapter 3

    Have you checked the Absorbent Mind book yet? It’s our 3rd week of reading! I’m so glad you’re still here with us. If so, has Maria Montessori touched you in some ways? Are you thinking to apply any of her philosophies to your children? This week, we will tackle “The Periods of Growth”. If you have been following me from the start, we have gone through Chapter 1: The Child and the World Reconstructed and Chapter 2: Education for Life. The significant lessons I’ve learned in this Chapter are: “There are different types of psyche and different types of mind at different periods of life.” “Growth is a succession of births.…

  • 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,…

  • Health & Wellness

    My Wellness Wednesday

    I’d like to share this challenge to anyone who wants to focus on self-love, self-gratitude and self-care. We face obstacles and challenges everyday. It may be big or small. How do we overcome this and keep ourselves going? I have put up these sentences and all you have to do is fill in the blanks. Here you go! Have fun! The best thing that happened to me last week was to start doing Yoga with my little one. My greatest strength is I am high-spirited and very optimistic. One thing I am proud of is I am calm and able to handle any pressure. When I’m down, I tell myself…

  • 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…

  • woman running near the ocean freely
    Inspiration,  Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 033: Be not afraid

    It’s been a while since I published some inspirational quotes. This time, we will focus on what’s stopping us. What are your common fears? Are you scared to fail? Are you doubting yourself to do something you’re passionate about? Recently, I took a leap for an exciting challenge that is eventually leading me towards my goal; to connect with others and inspire them to balance Mom Life and Wellness while doing activities with a baby. I love to focus on this aspect. I realized that I’m passionate about doing activities with my little man, at the same time, I’m also taking care of my overall health. Thus, I’m taking small…

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    MamaBuzz Collections,  Motherhood

    25 Unique Father’s Day Gifts under $50

    Father’s Day is around the corner and you might be wondering what’s the perfect gift for the head of the family. Although there’s a lot of choices, you might eventually run thin knowing that your Dad has different needs and wants. I really like the idea of planning what to find and how you can make it memorable. Especially for first-time Dads, I found this post relevant and interesting from Charlotte, a freelance writer and a soon to be Mom, about the Ultimate Father’s Day Guide for New Dads. “Brainstorm on what would be the ideal day for your man. Would it be something romantic? Would it be an all-day…

  • Single Motherhood: Mom and Baby playing
    MomStar of the Month,  Motherhood

    MomStar of the Month: Keeping strong with Single Motherhood & Chasing Dreams

    “A single mom tries when things are hard. She never gives up. She believes in her family, even when things are tough. She knows that above all things… a mother’s love is more than enough.” –Deniece Williams June is here and it means I am sharing to you another inspirational story from our MomStar of the Month! What is MomStar of the Month about? MomStar of the Month shares inspirational stories of Mothers, 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…

  • Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 032: Life

    In your life right now, do you feel contented of your accomplishments or do you feel the pressure to blend with our society? At times, we tend to look for perfectionism. We continuously search for something that is beyond our expectations. Instead of finding what you want in your life, have you actually given time to internalize what you are looking for? Are you continuously searching for your passion? In Motherhood for instance, sometimes we try to do things to feel good as a mom. We have that Mom guilt. We look up to others thinking we are not doing enough. In fact, day by day, we are creating ourselves;…

  • Motherhood,  Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 031:A Mother

    Do you agree that being a mother is actually the greatest, hardest and the most rewarding role? Mother’s Day is just around the corner and this day reminds us how grateful we are to the woman who sacrificed her life for us but also has provided us with our necessities. She is strong enough to take whatever role she is bound to. She’s capable of handling difficult situations in the family and she’s the one who remains strong when everyone else feels down. But what is unique of being a mom is that no one else can take her role. She’s a superwoman. She is a gift. She is precious.…

  • Woman running freely in the meadows
    Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 030: The Destination

    When it comes to sudden changes, do you freely accept it or do you easily get frustrated? Do you have an open mindset or are you stuck with your principles? In life, we all have differences. We experience things in multiple ways. Sometimes, we think we’re on the right path but there’s always an obstacle along the way. Just like motherhood, I learn each and every day. Some days are good and other days are not the best. I take it as a learning opportunity. It’s not gonna be perfect and that’s what makes it exciting. All I know, whatever it is that I may experience, it’s all for my…