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  • Montessori Learning

    The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori:Chapter 1

    Have you heard about the Montessori approach in raising a child? I haven’t until I became a parent myself. I’m a first time mom and I’ve been seeing a lot of information about Child Development. I am obviously overwhelmed especially that Social Media has taken over and I don’t even know which one to follow. I found a lot of resources on Instagram and joined Facebook groups relating specifically to Parenting, the Montessori way. It made me curious. What is it about? What do I get out of it? What is her philosophy and what does it say? Luckily, I was able to connect with a former nursing schoolmate. She…

  • Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 021: The Mind

    Do you sometimes feel stuck and unproductive during the day? What do you do in order to counteract this feeling? Being on Maternity Leave, I see and care for my little one 24/7.  How do I find time to blog? I actually didn’t think about entering into this journey. As I started writing, I realized, it’s my stress reliever.  There’s no better feeling than to be just by myself and gather my thoughts. As everyone is asleep, I’m able to find focus and balance. I just start to punch those keys, drink my coffee and yes, my brain starts to work. If we don’t open our hearts and minds to…

  • 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…

  • Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 019: Involve me

    When you want to learn something new, how do you want to be taught? Do you learn by listening alone or through working together? As a first time mom, everything is new to me. This applies to my little one as well. What he sees, what he hears, and what he feels are outcomes of my approach. This is a new world for him. Now that he’s achieving a lot of milestones, how can I develop it even more? Showing and telling him needs guidance.  He needs a prepared environment.  He needs more involvement as the first 2 years of his life are crucial in his learning.  As what the…

  • Motherhood

    It’s time for a Springtime Bash! It’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCs

    Hello there! Today is Saturday and that means it’s time for Stream of Consciousness Saturday! Our prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “abash/a bash/bash.” Use “abash,” or “bash” as a noun or a verb. Bonus points if you manage all three. Have fun! It’s our second week for Little M’s swimming lessons and the weather is warming up. It’s time for a Springtime bash and someone’s excited! No to bashers please..Just happy to receive a giveaway from the holidays the other day! Now that it’s Daddy Shark’s turn today, this Mama Buzz made it sure he’s ready for the day. But wait…he’s learning to crawl and Oops!!! He bashed…

  • 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 018: The Winner

    Have you ever felt so motivated that you just keep going on despite life’s challenges?  Do you easily get affected by what others say or do? Do you easily give up or do you keep on striving hard? Life is not sailing smoothly all the time. There will always be ups and downs. You see people being successful and sometimes you see yourself stuck on one end. One lesson though is never compare yourself with others.  If you see others succeed, be happy.  When life gives you obstacles, tell yourself “I can do this, I am a winner. No one is in charge of my success except my own self.” In…

  • Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 017: The Butterfly

    Have you ever felt like you don’t belong in this world or you felt like everything you do is wrong? Have you lost confidence in yourself or have you grown into a better person? There are days in our lives when we feel like a total failure. During my first few months as a Mom, I admit there were those short moments when I didn’t know what I was doing or I felt like losing my mind because of a crying baby. But instead of giving up, I set my mind that this shall pass. Day by day, I realize I am growing as a person and as a Mama…

  • Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 016: Kindness and Gratitude

    Have you ever done something extraordinary to someone without asking anything in return? How did you feel about it? Do you believe in the saying, “It’s better to give than to receive?” Everyday, we surround ourselves with the most significant people in our lives…friends, family and loved ones. We mostly share the same values.   In times of need, we are open to give and help without the need to ask. This quote applies to anyone or more specifically, to all the moms in the world. We provide support and love to our family. It doesn’t matter if we get something in return but it’s our motherly instincts that dominates.…

  • Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 015: The Lead

    Do you have someone in your life whom you admire and look up to? Is he/she a role model? Is he/she authoritative and dominant or does he/she remain humble? Everywhere we go, we see different kinds of people…at work, in school or at home. When you lead, it doesn’t mean you’re ahead than anyone else. As C.S. Lewis says “It’s not thinking less of yourself but it’s thinking of yourself less.” So never look down on anybody. Being proud is the greatest enemy of your own self while humility makes us real as a person.The question is …How do you practice humility? How do you remind yourself of your place…

  • Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 014: Live and Learn

    Have you ever felt so overwhelmed that sometimes you just want to pause for awhile and wish that life is perfect? No stress, no worries, no problems and no mistakes? Everyday in our lives, we face challenges and obstacles. In every action we do comes consequences. As a first time mom, I learn different things everyday. I am learning what my son’s likes and dislikes. I am having a trial and error of my actions. I commit mistakes and it’s okay. No matter what you’re going through right now, I hope you’re enjoying every minute of it. Be happy. Life does not need to be perfect. We learn as we…

  • Quote of the Day

    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…

  • Quote of the Day

    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…