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    Quote of the Day 013: When it matters

    Have you ever woken up and not feeling like you want to give all for something you wanted to do? Everyday, there is something we strongly want to work on. We train ourselves for the better. As many of us do, I also search for meaning.  I look for values that will guide me.  As a new mom, I want to ensure that what I do makes sense.  I’ve come to believe that if I work hard for something, I will be successful in my journey. For instance, sleep training my little one.  Yes, it may be hard in the beginning but for sure it will pay off in the long…

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    Quote of the Day 012: Time

    Have you ever had one of those days where you are so tired, you can’t seem to do anything except binge-watch a tv show and just be alone for a while? Do you call this as wasted time? Sometimes our mind is full of pressure, there’s a lot of unnecessary stress. By doing nothing, we label ourselves unproductive. So much time wasted. But is it though? If you actually enjoy this moment by yourself without doing anything, don’t feel sorry. You sometimes deserve it. Do the self-talk. It’s not a wasted time. You’re refreshing your mind and body. You’re decluttering the pressure inside of you. Embrace it with gratitude. You…

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    Quote of the Day 011: The Action

    It’s Monday and it’s a fresh start! Today’s quote speaks about Theory vs. Action. This applies to my journey as a first time mom. There are tons of information from books and online. Any mom can have access to it. Prenatal classes are also provided. I’ve read and have attended. But what’s the lesson? Theory is just a blueprint, an outline on what to expect. It’s like a draft on what you’re going to write. It’s not the final outcome. It’s the first-hand experience that matters and the actions I take and how I raise my child is what’s important. It’s my own encounter and I’m embracing it the way…

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    Quote of the Day 010:Who I want to be

    It’s a beautiful weekend and this quote is perfect for anyone who needs to be what they want to be. Some of us are influenced by society. We are stopped and blocked. We want to do something yet it’s not the right time or it’s not what other people expects you to be. Give yourself an affirmation. Be yourself. Be the best version of yourself. If there is one thing you want to do for yourself right now, what would it be and why? Share your thoughts!

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    If there’s a Critic, there’s Criticism: 10 Ways to approach the Big C

    This post is part of SoCS. “Stream of Consciousness Saturday”. Our Friday prompt of Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “critic (al).” Write about the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the word “critic (al).” No editing is required. Let’s start!“Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”– Aristotle Criticism is everywhere.  A critic controls it. You get unsolicited advice or a strong opinion. It can be daunting, hurtful, persuasive, and/or emotionally disturbing. How do you manage this? I work in a healthcare management team. I get this almost every day. I make decisions when mediating staff conflict. Either one…

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    Quote of the Day 009: The Dream

    It’s Fatty Friday or let’s just say Fabulous Friday.  Today’s quote talks about Dreams. The question is..do you have dreams or if you call it goals? Are they realistic? In what way? When you think about it, do you spend a little bit of your time writing them down so you could plan your next steps? Are they SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-bounded)? With a busy life as a first-time mom, I can’t keep track of things and time is constantly running. It’s very precious. Thus, I normally take down notes, set timelines, take action and check them off as it happens. Even prior becoming a mom, I…

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    Quote of the Day 008: The Habit

    It’s Throwback Thursday. Today’s quote speaks about habits. I remember my good old days…late in classes, work, meet ups, and appointments. I would rather be the last than be the one waiting. As I grew up, I realized that it’s actually stressful. I hate rushing and being disorganized.  It might feel good in the beginning but it’s not what it’s supposed to be. Respect of one’s time is important. Motherhood then changed me even more. I learned how to prepare 2-3 hours ahead because I now think not just about myself but with another person. Thus, breaking the chain of habitual tardiness is a change I’m happy about. Planning and…

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    Quote of the Day 007: The Performer

    It’s Transformation Tuesday and today’s quote talks about being successful by doing your best. Currently, we go to Mom and Baby Ballet class with my little one.  Have I ever done this before? Am I good at it? Am I comfortable to do it? Absolutely No.  It’s intimidating when it’s outside our comfort zone. Yet, my inner self is calling me to do it.  So I pushed myself.  I dance like no one’s watching.  I told myself it’s never too late to try something new.  I give my best and now we are enjoying every second of it. I am a winner. Like most people, we tend to do something…less effort…

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    Quote of the Day 006: The Doer

    It’s Family Day! This quote reminds us that knowledge without power is nothing. When you are willing to do something but don’t make an effort, it gets stuck. Everyday, I found a lot of resources related to parenting and how to raise my child. There are different opinions and studies. The question is..Is my knowledge enough to apply it? Do I have the will and the wisdom? Am I ready to take the steps? When shall I do it? No matter what it is..At the end of the day, it’s totally up to me how I want it done. Now ask yourself…Is there something you want to do in your…

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    Quote of the Day 005: The Doors

    I’d like to share this quote as a reminder that life is filled with opportunities. The question is.. will you take it or leave it? As a Stay at Home Mom this year, I’m faced with numerous opportunities. Some of them are realistic and some are not. But what do I want to achieve? Is it for my own self, for my family or for others? Will it give risks or benefits? Will it affect my routines or will it develop myself even more? When you are faced with countless blessings, try to ask these questions. Hope you take time to ponder this quote as you enjoy this beautiful day!

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    Quote of the Day 004: The Secret

    In a busy world full of miseries..we feel overwhelmed. But how do we get started if our mind is full of questions, full of what if’s and full of unnecessary stress? When I finally realized I was getting there for my delivery date, I started setting up my timelines before the big day. At 35 weeks, I did my Maternity Photoshoot and proudly captured my baby bump in a beautiful landscape. At 36 weeks, we did our final shopping in preparation of little M’s arrival. We were lucky we didn’t have to buy a lot of stuff as we were graciously blessed with families, friends and co-workers who provided us…

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    Quote of the Day 003: The 10,000 ways

    I’d like to share this quote not just to the Mommas. Sometimes we think we are a failure just because we didn’t accomplish something as expected. Try to look back and relax. Sit still and meditate. Refresh. Give a spark in your mind that it’s not the end..you’re just half way there. If one thing is not right..try something else as there’s always another way. You just have to figure it out…Today is a new day!