• 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…

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    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 Activities,  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.…

  • Recognition

    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,…

  • Wellness Wednesday

    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…

  • Stream of Consciousness Saturday

    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…

  • 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.…

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    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…

  • Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 029: What you deserve

    How do you keep yourself motivated to do things you actually like doing? Do you strive for more or do you settle for less? Life is full of uncertainties. Yes, you face obstacles and challenges every single day. Whether big or small, usually something comes up. Just like motherhood.  There are unexpected events in our day to day life.  Still, we aim for quality time with our little ones. We aim for learning.  That’s why we continue to do what’s good for our child; something valuable not just for ourselves but for our baby.  We deserve each other and we don’t settle just as it is. Now if you have goals,…

  • Inspiration

    10 Positive Affirmations for Self-Love Saturdays

    Positive Self-Affirmations are becoming so popular nowadays. I, for one, has a category for quotes that are relevant for my niche and they are actually the ones I love the most. Self-Affirmations have always been my favorite as it just gives me a sense of well-being. It boosts your self-esteem and confidence in whatever you’re doing. With the rise of social media, you’ve probably seen a lot of inspirational and motivational quotes in any platform. It may be on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest. Sometimes, these quotes are accompanied by a message that instructs you to repeat the affirmations and it will change how you view things. You may have…

  • Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 028: The Approach

    Are you a planner or are you spontaneous? As parents, we are mostly filled with tasks everyday. We are faced with challenges and obstacles whether big or small.  We are the decision makers of the family. We strive to live and be able to provide the care our children deserves. But we have to remember to stay committed with our decisions and our principles.  We must not forget to be flexible with whatever comes along the way. Our approach must be open so we can better manage things ourselves and be able to thrive without frustration. How about you? Feel free to share your thoughts.          …

  • Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 027: The Action

    Our Quote of the Day conveys the message of how action speaks louder than words. The world has truly evolved. It feels like most of the people has to show something unique, exciting and all things beautiful! Is it good or bad? Right or Wrong? There’s a huge difference between IMPRESSING vs. EXPRESSING. It’s up to the person who delivers the message if he’s being mindful that anyone has an opinion. So we must act responsibly on what we say, do and show to others. In Motherhood, I received numerous advices..and they are actually great! I’m grateful for those who have shared their ideas and input on how being a…

  • Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 026: Giving

    Our Quote of the Day talks about the impact of giving and sharing. When someone asks help from you, how much are you willing to give? Not necessarily about money…it can be your helping hand or an offer of support…it can be a simple gesture of just being present. In Life, I truly believe that it is better to give than to receive. After giving birth, not everyone is aware that postpartum period is actually a critical stage of a mother. She needs support emotionally, physically and mentally. I can truly relate to this as a new mom. It’s tough yet we have to remain strong and positive. However, expectations…