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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Girlboss notebook
    Guest Post,  Health & Wellness,  Inspiration

    How to stay organized when you feel overwhelmed

    Have you ever felt so overwhelmed that you get stuck of the same task everyday and it doesn’t get done? When you have an endless list of things to do, you can easily feel the pressure and the stress. So how do you keep yourself organized? Do you have a system in place that’s easy to follow so others can try? Do you have daily habits that you practice? What tools do you use and be on top of things? Today, we are privileged to have Destiny Morse of Mental Wealth Home. She shares to us her productivity tips in order to fight off the feeling of being overwhelmed. Let’s…

  • finding time to exercise-woman doing yoga
    Guest Post,  Health & Wellness,  Motherhood

    10 Tips on Finding Time to Exercise as a Busy Mom

    Do you struggle in finding time to exercise as a busy mom? Let’s admit, there’s a lot on our plate that we tend to set aside an important aspect of our overall Wellness. In this post, our Guest Blogger, Dom Uguccioni, from 10 Minutes Fitness Take Aways, has outlined some tips and tricks on finding time to exercise.  Let’s see what he has to say. Let’s start…. Finding time to exercise has always been a challenge for most of us. If you find it hard to exercise and set time for your health and fitness, you are certainly not alone.  THE BARRIERS First, let’s review a few of the potential…

  • mom and son walking
    Motherhood

    Quote of the Day 036: The Mother

    We all know about a mother’s instincts. That’s how precious moms are. A Mom can tell when something is not right or if something doesn’t feel good. As a first-time mom, there’s that mom guilt when you think you haven’t done something good for the baby. As Little M is so alert, he already fell twice last week from jumping off his playpen to going down the bed. Within those moments, Little M could not say anything but I understand what stage he is right now…he wants to explore and he wants to be independent. What about you? How does this quote apply to you? Share your thoughts!

  • Inspiration,  Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 035: The Choice

    At times, we dream of something and we get stuck about it. Yes our dreams can be big or small.  But how do we make it happen? Do we set goals? Or do we just wish for it? In Motherhood, I dream to be the best mom for my son. I try my best to do things that both of us can cherish forever. Small baby steps and we learn to progress with his developmental milestones everyday. A dream doesn’t need to be big. It’s those little moments in life that we attain happiness. So you make a choice. Either you continue wishing without doing something or wake up and…

  • Family Photo
    MomStar of the Month,  Motherhood

    A Mom of 5 shares the importance of Faith and Self-Love

    “I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” – Oprah Hello hello! It’s a new month and it means I’m sharing to you another inspirational story for our MomStar of the Month section! 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 journey of women who aim to inspire others and transform lives…

  • woman jumping for a happy life
    Inspiration,  Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 034: Struggles of Life

    Life is unpredictable. Some days are good and some are bad. But what does this quote about life teach us? As a first-time mom, I face challenges every day. I might not get a good sleep or even a good rest during the day. But it doesn’t matter. My priorities have changed and I value what’s best for my baby. But how do you face life’s struggles? As the quote implies. It’s not about the situation. It’s about how we react to it. We can have the worst days of our lives but if we embrace positivity, we can make it feel less stressful. How about you? Share us your…