• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 025: Focus

    Our Quote of the day speaks about how we should focus ourselves to things that truly matter. Every single day, I am enjoying my time with my little one. We do activities together and witnessing all his milestones just makes me feel so blessed. Then I realized that time flies so fast and in the next 5 months, I’m going back to work. “How will I manage my time, am I able to handle it?” This quote reminds us that we should look at life in a brighter direction. If we think we are not able to make things happen because of our weaknesses, think about what we can do…

  • 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…

  • Wellness Wednesday

    My Wellness Wednesday: Week 2

    It’s our Second Week of Wellness Wednesday! Have you set a moment for yourself yet? 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. If you don’t blog, not a problem. Share your thoughts in the comment section. Here you go! Have fun!   The best thing that happened to me last week was to go to a Mom and Baby Market with my…

  • Motherhood,  Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 024: The Test

    Have you ever failed a test? Do you know the feeling of being miserable in a way that you feel like you’re doing things wrong? Do you easily get discouraged and stop from there? Within the last 7 months with Little M, I had those moments.  As a newborn, there was a time when he wasn’t feeling well.  Then I asked myself..What did I do wrong that he’s feeling this way? Have I neglected my role as a mother? Am I not doing enough? In this beautiful journey, it’s a combination of happy moments and challenging ones. But one thing is for sure..it’s part of the experience of motherhood and…

  • 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,…