The Monster Inside Me: A Story On How To Conquer The Fear

What is depression? Depression is an illness that negatively affects how you feel. It somehow makes you feel sad, alone and no longer enjoying the usual things that make you happy before. You are no longer interested in things that make your life meaningful. Fortunately, it somehow can be treated.

Signs that you are having a depression:

  • Feeling of sadness
  • No longer interested in things that you enjoyed
  • Difficulty in sleeping or vice versa
  • Fatigue
  • Feels alone and worthless
  • Difficulty to focus on something
  • Suicidal attempt

(Source: Psychiatry.org)

My Journey to motherhood is just the same as others. I have an app on my phone to simply monitor my menstruation flow. I have a  partner since 2009. He’s been my childhood sweetheart since elementary. The day finally came when I finally confirmed that I am pregnant, it was a  happy day. We immediately planned the name of our child depending on gender. But the sad story began when I lost my job, I was then a hotel supervisor. Moreover, I got diagnosed with gestational diabetes and as a result, I had a really hard time during my pregnancy. I lost weight, bedridden, extreme morning sickness, and insomnia. So I asked myself how can I conquer all of these? It is a blessing that I am surrounded by people who understood my situation. My partner and family supported me all the way. But this is just the beginning of everything until I finally gave birth.

On September 10, 2017, my son was born. It was gloomy weather but for us its the best day of our lives to finally meet our bundle of joy. During the first trimester of being a mother, my depression started to get worse. The fact that I lost my job and It was my first time being a mother. Overthinking leads to worsening everything. I breastfed my child from the first day until he turned 2 years old. I had my dilemma on how I would handle every single problem that occurred.

I started talking to my self, I needed to do something about it. I started reading articles about motherhood, childbirth, and happy stories.  By then, I gradually discovered that I can and I will go back to my old self. So I decided to start exercising, ate healthy food, and associated again my self with my friends.

Since I stayed home, I started doing my passion for selling and planning events such as my son’s birthday party. I surrounded my self with everything that makes my old self back. Decorations, planning, ideas, and managing in such ways I know I’m enjoying.

The Success of my selling abilities is one of the key reasons how I motivated my self to start again and to rebuild my self. Today, I decided to enter a new world, a world I know I will improve, learn, and showcase my skills. I finally found my space, the Virtual World. I will do my very best to succeed in this field I chose.

“Drop your worries, focus on your goals and do your best”

By Vhey Salera

Home Remedies to Help Control High Blood Pressure that Actually Work

High blood pressure or hypertension is a common condition for adults. However, teenagers and children can also obtain this condition. There are many factors that trigger high blood pressure. This is known as a “silent killer” because it has no symptoms, per se. It can go unnoticed and thus, untreated. Lifestyle changes and other natural remedies are recommended to control high blood pressure. 

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What is High Blood Pressure? 

According to the Centers for Control Disease and Prevention (CDC), high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is the blood pressure, which is higher than normal. A person with normal blood pressure should have less than 120/80 mmHg. Though, the blood pressure changes through the day depending on a person’s activities. 

There are an estimated 75 million Americans who have high blood pressure. High Blood or hypertension has no warning signs or symptoms. It is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly so that you can prevent high blood pressure. Otherwise, it will take you by surprise. When your blood pressure levels are high, you are more at risk for other health problems such as heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. 

How to take care of your mental health during pandemic

By : Ruth Oclarit

“Stress happens when you think you have to figure out everything all at once. Breathe. You’re strong. You got this. Take it day by day”

—Karen Salmansohn

We have been experiencing Covid 19 pandemic  for half a year now and its effects have been challenging to us. The transition to the new normal has not been readily embraced by many.The  pandemic has created a lot of chaos in our community and uncertainties within ourselves. We faced challenges with our jobs, finances, health and social aspects and these drive us crazy as we don’t know what lies ahead.My friend it is perfectly fine to be anxious at this time of our life.Anxiety is a way  of coping from any danger but too much of it will definitely be detrimental to your overall health.

Here are some ways for you to  maintain your sanity and be productive in times of crisis.

1. Be aware that you are not alone in this pandemic.

     What happens to us now is overwhelming and mind fogging. We can’t help but  succumb to loneliness and unknowingly we are already nurturing pessimism.It becomes our truth and we live in fear day by day. Get out of that spiral negativism and one way for that is to think that you are not alone in this crisis. Globally, we are affected and we have been struggling with a degree of anxiety. Your feelings are normal and it is fine to feel that way.

2.Practice gratitude and appreciate what you have

This pandemic has shown us different scenarios that  has tests our ability to see the silver linings. From death rates to rising new cases, unpredictable restrictions in each community,losing jobs and being stranded to certain community.It’s valid to feel hopeless and frustrated.We to tend to blame the government or ourselves for not preparing for emergencies like these.But have you tried to look on the brighter side in these.When you were working have you been wishing for a quality time with your loved ones?During busy days have you wished for a pause in your life to appreciate what you have. This is the perfect time to have quality time with your family.It does not need  to be expensive to get together with your loved ones.

3. Enough Sleep

Some of our problems and stress are magnified due to lack of sleep. When you practice having enough sleep it helps you to recharge and think clearly.Sometimes we get irritable and  we are making a mountain out of a molehill simply because we lack sleep.

4.Connect with your family and friends

Connecting with your family and your friends gives the opportunity to discuss your problems and gather your support system which is vital at this moment of crisis.Having a support through your family and friends provides a sense of belongingness and a sense of purpose.

5. Connect with nature and your pets.

By simply seeing another living creature gives a reason to appreciate life and other living things. Nature calms your inner being and pets gives happy hormones.

“Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax.” —Bryant Mcgill

6.Listen to your music of choice

Music is definitely a way to communicate with your inner soul. Through this you express and unload your stress in a healthy way.

7.Meditate and pray.

Meditation not only relaxes you but it gives you the opportunity to clear your clouded mind and enables you to think outside the box.Praying on the other hand gives you hope that everything will be fine and what has been happening has a purpose and that  we should always  be looking forward to.

Conclusion: 

It’s definitely tough at this time considering that we don’t have answers yet to when it will end.If we dwell on this  we will not enjoy  the present because we keep worrying about the future. It’s vital to take one step at a time and enjoy each moment.Change is constant and have faith that soon this will end.

Easy Tips for A Better Work-life Balance

Work-life balance is a term used for the idea that you need time for both work and other aspects of life, whether those are family-related or personal interests. It is not an easy task to achieve work-life balance in today’s unpredictable and fast-paced business world. Increasingly more connected through technology and social media, it is becoming more and more difficult to separate work from our personal lives. It is commonplace to check emails at all hours, take business calls, work on our laptops on weekends, and taking care of our children every day. Employers expect more from their people, which leads to them feeling more pressure to achieve greater results and this might be struggling to find the balance.Some of the common reasons that lead to poor work-life balance include:

Some of the common reasons that lead to a poor work-life balance include:

  • Increased responsibilities at work
  • Working longer hours
  • Increased responsibilities at home
  • Having children

Tips to create a better work-life balance:

There is no ‘perfect’ work-life balance. 

  Don’t strive for the perfect schedule; strive for a realistic one. You might focus more on work, while other days you might have more time and energy to pursue your hobbies or spend time with your loved ones.

Find a job that you love most.

If you hate what you do, you aren’t going to be happy, plain, and simple. You don’t need to love every aspect of your job but it needs to be exciting enough and give more interest to what you do.

Prioritize your health.

Physical, emotional, and mental health is our main concern. Prioritize first our health will make a better employee, person, and to our family.

Don’t be afraid to unplug.

Cutting ties with the outside world from time to time allows us to recover from weekly stress and gives us space for other thoughts and ideas to emerge.

Take a vacation.

It is important to take time off to physically and mentally recharge. Time to relax, travel beautiful places, and think peacefully without worries. Spending time with your family is one of the most memorable moments in our life. Others love to travel because traveling is the best way to relieve stress and anxiety. It helps you to transform, explore new things, meet different cultures, and to learn more about yourself.

Make time for yourself and your loved ones.

No matter how hectic your schedule might be, you ultimately have control of your time and life. Prioritize the activities and hobbies that make you happy.

Set boundaries and work hours.

Set boundaries of yourself and your work, to avoid burnout.

Set goals and priorities.

Focus and stick to them the most productive at work and block that time off for your most important work-related activities.

Harmonious work-life balance is important to improve not only our physical, emotional, and mental well-being, but it’s also important for our career and this will help more confident and productive. We desire to succeed professionally can push as to set aside our well-being and taking time ourselves to find our true happiness and spending time with our family.

All of these techniques or tips will help positively impact your family, team’s work performance, productivity, and workplace happiness.

Written by: Felimar Denora

Working Remotely: My Future Mom Self

I am one of those moms who wishfully dream of finally landing a job, a paid one, all at the comfort of my own home. It is like an ultimate goal these days. I mean why not? With the current crisis we are experiencing, we all sure want to take advantage of the many awesome benefits of working from home.

The most obvious reason I wanted to give working-at-home a try is the fact that I can still spend more time with my family especially the kids, while earning a living. I can only imagine what a blessing it would be to look after the welfare of my family and at the same time, fulfilling my long forgotten dreams.

It is also an important factor that working at home moms not only can save time from travelling and all but they get to really save money. We don’t need to spend for food and commute thus, the additional savings. And as we are all aware of, work-at-home jobs do pay more. So, who doesn’t want to earn big and save for our kids’ future? Absolutely, not us moms!

Lastly, I believe that what really keeps me motivated to pursue this work at home thingy is that it’s the safest option to do work these days. Thank goodness COVID 19 somehow has this positive impact. Pardon me! But since the pandemic, there has been a huge demand in the freelancing industry which we all should be really grateful for.

So, there folks! These are only some of the reasons why I really am pursuing my goal to be part of the tribe. Of course, nothing is really easy so I have already prepared myself for a rocky kind of road. But I guess all we need is a little bit of encouragement and support so we can be our best version.

If you still wonder where to start, then it is my honor to introduce to you FHMOMS. It is an empowering mommy community. And it’s where I got the idea that yes, we can definitely earn big while at home with our loved ones. Just go ahead and check their facebook page for an endless opportunity of growing and learning. See ya there!

Written By: Harlene Baret

Living overseas as a Stay at Home Mom

” A journey of 1000 miles starts with a single step.

Lao Tzu

It was more than ten years ago that my husband was offered a job abroad. I was due to give birth anytime when he accepted and left for his new job. It became a struggle to be in a long-distance relationship. He was only able to come home every 2-3 months but only stayed for a few days. This became our new normal. Luckily, I was not holding an office job and was a full-time mom to our newborn baby.

For two straight years, my husband worked overseas. One time during his leave from work, he brought up the idea of moving abroad and leaving the life we have in the Philippines. Our son then was only less than 2 years old. Before we knew it, we were already preparing to move. All we wanted was never to be apart again. Family is what matters most after all.

The transition wasn’t that easy. We could only afford to rent a Master’s bedroom as it would be too expensive to get a whole flat. We had housemates and shared payables like rent and utility bills.

My kid was only 2 years old. I had to be a full-time mom to a toddler and take care of household chores. Back home, I was used to having help.

Working was not an option. It would be too impractical to get a yaya. I also vowed to be a hands-on mom and spend more quality time with my family.

Good thing, my son who will turn 3 the following year was eligible to attend a Playgroup in a local school. He was to spend time in school for 2 hours every day. It was during this time that I got to spend some quality time with myself! (Finally, some “me” time!). Living in another country for the first time should not stop you from doing the usual things you enjoy doing back home.

Let me share some of the things I did during my first few years in a foreign country.

  • Do some self-improvement. Enroll in an exercise class or get a gym membership. This will be an opportunity to meet new people and develop friendships with other people with different nationalities. I also got into running and joined in marathon events.
  • Develop or practice a hobby you wanted to do for the longest time. Back in Manila, I enrolled in some culinary/baking courses. I decided to apply what I have learned and did a lot of baking.
  • Earn a little from your hobby if you can. A colleague of my husband asked me to bake cookies for her to give away to friends as she had just given birth. I remembered baking for 3 days in a row. I earned a few hundred dollars from that.
  • Try to learn a new language. Though this is not for everyone. You can enroll in some conversational language classes offered in community centers, which I did.
  • Volunteer work. May it be in the community where you are at or at a church you attend. There will always be opportunities to do ‘unpaid’ work. I joined the residents’ community group and partook in some activities.
  • Work part-time if possible. When your kid can already attend regular school, you can try applying for part-time jobs. I did some part-time at a local pharmacy doing cashier work. My next-door neighbor (yes, a local), was nice enough to collect my son from kindergarten and let him stay at her place until my husband arrived home from work.

Fast forward to today, stay at home moms have a lot more options. Online courses and jobs are readily available as compared ten years ago. Technology is also far more advanced. Now we have faster internet and 4G on our mobile phones.

I may be considered a late bloomer, but we never grow old learning a new skill or upgrading to a 2.0 version of ourselves. Online courses like General Virtual Assistance (GVA) offered by FHmoms give opportunities to young and old alike. I feel “empowered’ by being armed with the newest tools and web applications. This somehow makes me more confident to re-enter the workforce. My goal after I finish my GVA course? Nothing fixed yet, maybe enroll in another course? =)

Marie September D. Silva

GO. SEE. WRITE.

Shelley Hazel Villanueva

Your wings already exist all you have to do is fly..- unkown

Where to go after the pandemic? Yah! Together, let’s look forward that one day we can go out and will be able to breathe the ocean air and will be able to embrace the sun. 

Now, let me give you some top destinations that you can visit after the pandemic.

  1. CEBU CITY

 is the oldest city in the Philippines, located in the Province of Cebu. It is often called the “Queen City of the South”. Cebu is the main center of Christianity in the Philippines. You can experience a different kind of adventure, from historical places to underwater marine life.

One of the best challenging adventures you can try in Cebu is the canyoneering tour to Kawasan falls. It is a complete action activity that puts you in an adrenaline rush from swimming to hiking, climbing and cliff diving.

If you are looking for a beach, sand and sun, Bantayan Island or Malapascua Island will surely capture your heart.

HOW TO GO:

The fastest way to reach Cebu City is by plane, you can book a direct flight to Mactan International Airport. From the airport you can take a regular cab that will take you to the city proper. Usually the travel time is 45 minutes to 60 minutes.

If you have more free time you can take a side trip to Bohol. You can travel by sea and take a ferry with a travel time of 2 hours or by land that will take 4 hours to 5 hours.

2. CORON

is located in the province of Palawan, Philippines that is best known for world-class diving of WWII Japanese shipwreck, it also offers limestone karst landscapes, crystal-clear freshwater lakes and shallow-water coral reefs.

HOW TO GO:

You have two options when travelling to Coron. You can fly from Manila to Busuanga Airport. From the airport you can take a jeepney for about 1 hour to Coron town proper. The other option is by ferry with a travel time of 11 hours.

3. DUMAGUETE CITY

It is known as The City of Gentle People because of being hospitable and kind-hearted of the locals. One of the main attractions in Dumaguete is Apo Island, you have the chance to experience seeing the turtles up close, you can also swim with them, bring your snorkels to enjoy the colorful coral gardens.

Have you heard the Maldives of the Philippines? You heard it right and it is located in Dumaguete, just ride a Ceres bus going to Bais City then take a tricycle going to Canibol Wharf or Capinahan Wharf.

Before going check the weather updates and tide forecast it will help you to plan your itinerary.

Don’t miss visiting Siquijor Island, from Dumaguete port you can choose a Roro or a fast craft getting to Siquijor proper. Then rent a habal habal or tricycle to get around on an island.

Before going home don’t forget to try their famous buttercream meringue with chopped cashew nuts dessert also called silvanas in Sans Rival Cakes and Pastries, located in the heart of Dumaguete City.

HOW TO GO:

From Manila the best option is to take a 50 minutes direct flight to Sibulan Airport. There’s also a once a week ferry from Manila to Dumaguete, the travel time is 26 hours.

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

WORK LIFE BALANCE WHILE WORKING FROM HOME

Many of us have transitioned to working from home during these uncertain times. It is important that you remain productive while working from home.  Now that our home has turned into our offices, it is a bit harder to separate our work life from our personal life. We are working from home but let us also remember that we have roles to play. It is important to maintain a work life balance for us not to feel burnout between our work and home life.

“Work life balance is not an entitlement or benefit. Your company cannot give it to you, you must create it for yourself”

-Matthew Kelly

ESTABLISH A MORNING ROUTINE

Set up a morning routine that you can count on from the minute you wake up in the morning to start your day in the right way. Waking up early in the morning , having coffee, eating breakfast, and meditating is kind of a routine. Get fully ready for the day, get dressed and pretend that you’re actually going to work. Getting a project started early can be the key to making progress throughout the day.

CREATE A QUITE WORKSPACE

It is really enticing to work from your bed, as  it is the most comfortable place in your house but beware of spots that are too comfy, otherwise you might find yourself back in bed. It is easy to get distracted in an environment that you usually associate with relaxation. Create a designated spot for your work station that makes you feel calm, capable and motivated. As we prepare for the new normal, quiet workplace is very important. Having a space meant for work can help you stay focused and more productive.

MAKE A TO-DO LIST

It is important to list down the things you are supposed to do in a day. Managing tasks is done by maintaining a to-do list for everyday. It will help you to keep focus and prioritize your task without putting too much pressure on yourself. Time is very essential to one’s life, so you should learn how to use it wisely and effectively whether you are working or doing personal activities.

The practice of maintaining a to-do list is very helpful to manage time efficiently and productively.

TAKE SHORT BREAK

It is also important to take a break from work just what you’re doing in the office. Use your beak to get away from the desk, go get some air, refresh and relax your mind. It can help you lessen stress that can lead to being overwhelm. Don’t force yourself to work nonstop just to accomplish a tasks because our body and mind needs to take breaks to reset and restore our energy.

You might have given the privilege to work from home but that doesn’t mean you work all day long. Stick to the normal office hours to help balance work and other responsibilities.

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SET BOUNDARIES

It is really challenging for us to set an appropriate boundaries especially when our job and our personal life are literally under the same roof. Boundaries aren’t just a sign of a healthy relationship; they’re a sign of self-respect. Healthy people in your life respect boundaries. So give yourself the permission to set healthy boundaries because sometimes you have to say  NO to others and YES to yourself, consider what you can tolerate and accept and what makes you feel uncomfortable or stressed.

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“Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others”.

-Brene Brown

SELF CARE

Self-care is about pampering ourselves when we feel overwhelmed. Your work, relationship and health are all a priority in your life, but it is very important to make time for yourself. Schedule time to focus on your needs to feel better. Even when you feel like you don’t have time to squeeze in one more thing, make self-care a priority. When you’re caring for all aspects of yourself, you’ll find that you are able to operate more effectively and efficiently.

Putting yourself first also gives you the “energy, peace of mind and positive outlook that might help you feel more productive at work.

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A healthy work life balance allows time for work and all the other aspects of your life. It is something that you can achieve if you want to. Create a sustainable lifestyle and strike a balance between your work and personal life to be able to enjoy life to the fullest.

written by: Jenny Puhot

Motivational Quotes for Work At Home Moms

 By; Richelle Laus

Are you a stay at home working mom? Are you tired and stressed especially on trying to get out of the rat race? Do you want something different but you feel like you’re going nowhere without progress? 

Relax! We are all in different situations but every working mom needs the right mindset to take it all on. To cheer you on your tough days, I think you need some encouraging words to get you in the groove. Here are some motivational quotes I’ve collected to give you a little extra encouragement to get through the day.

 1. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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Set a goal. Believe in yourself. All the hard works and sacrifices will be worth it until it’s done.

      

2. “There is no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” Jill Churchill

Being a mother is a tough and tireless job. Don’t doubt your ability as a mother. There are a million ways for you to do something for your family.

3.“There is no perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique. Each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities, and certainly different children. What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply” – Elder M. Russell Ballard

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Motherhood is never easy. Every stage has unexpected challenges. From pregnancy, giving birth, getting them ready for school, guiding them for choosing their careers. Mother’s love is unconditional and will never give you up in every situation despite the trials and the lessons.

4.“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fears you never knew existed” – Linda Wooten

You had never thought that becoming a mother can show you an image that you had never seen before. You’ll understand more if you’re already a mother. There is so much that goes into becoming and being a mother. We become strong, even stronger than we were before, and that is a testament to the love we have for our children. That strength is something to be in awe of; it teaches us and our kids, and it doesn’t go unnoticed.

5. “The most precious jewels you’ll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children.” – Anonymous

No matter what kind of jewelry you own – gold, silver, diamonds, or pearls, nothing will ever substitute for the value of a child. Giving them a life can only add value and meaning to your existence. It is a selfless act with immeasurable worth.

6.“To the world, you are a mother, but to your family, you are the world” – Unknown

This a sweet reminder that you must celebrate being a mother every day. They go above and beyond to love and care for their children. They hold the family together. They are the strongest, warmest, and most devoted people in the universe. That’s the power of motherhood. Yes, you’re one of them!

7. “Successful mothers are not the ones who have never struggled. They are the ones who never give up, despite the struggles.” – Sharon Jaynes

Being a mother is one of the most rewarding challenges in life, it’s also one of the most difficult. A mother’s love for their child is enduring and unconditional. The majority of us spend hours of our lives worrying about the choices and decisions we make — from the way we feed our baby, to the school they attend. We drive ourselves almost insane over some pretty inconsequential variables as we dream dreams for them that are bigger than those we ever had for ourselves. Unfortunately, for some mothers like me who are taking care of a kid with special needs, worries about obtaining the best life, the best medical care, and simply about keeping our children alive. We have to find gargantuan reserves of strength and resilience from deep within ourselves, to dig deep enough to find an abundance of positivity to create better lives for them.

8.”Motherhood is a choice you make every day, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is…and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong. – Donna Ball

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Most mothers are giving, loving, and cheerful especially to their children. They have the ability to brighten your day, to see the good in you, and to stand by you no matter what. They make their children the top priority. They teach why it’s important to be kind, accepting, and loving. They are brave and smart in so many ways.

9.”The joy of motherhood comes in moments. There will be hard times and frustrating times. But amid the challenges, there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction.” – Elder M. Russell Ballard

It means that you should live the moments of being a mother. If you did not live in the moment enough you’ll regret it. Down moments or happy moments, just keep going. 

Time spent with family is always a positive investment. You are very lucky to be a work at home mom. You will always enjoy spending time with your little ones. Don’t give up on every situation. It’s okay not to be okay sometimes. Tough times are always part of motherhood. 

My Life, My Job, My Career: A Walk Through From A Corporate Career Mom To A Housewife

It was April 2019 when I decided to give up my career as a Store Officer for 4 years in the Retail  Industry, before that I also worked in the Motorcycle Industry for 10 years where I started as a rank and file position until I got promoted and became a Branch Head.So giving up my career is a tough decision, imagine I have been working for almost 14 years but  I have to give it up for my children, whose on their formative years my eldest daughter is 6  while my youngest son is 3, during that time my son is always sick and most of the time he was brought to the hospital, his recent was last February 2019, and that was the time I said to myself I will resign on my present job and focus on taking care of my kids. May 2019 I am a full-fledged housewife. I am so happy at that time because I know that it is my chance to make up time for my children.

I remember when I’m still working it was the month of December, a busy month in a Supermarket my eldest daughter asked me “hey Nanay, when is December 25?” I said why are you asking? and she said “ It’s only Christmas time when your store is closed and that is the time that we will be spending time together with Tatay and my little brother. I was about to cry, I hugged her and that time I felt guilty. Those were the days but now I have all the time in the world to make up with them.

But it was a big adjustment and challenge since I’m still in the process of getting used to the new role as a full-time housewife like doing the household chores, keeping everything at home in order like the laundry and cooking, thanks to my Mother in law who is very supportive in helping me with these chores, attending the kids and a lot more.

Of Course not only that my husband and I also consider the budget since now there is only single-income coming to our family, so we need to stick on our budget and know our finances. We make sure that during grocery time we have the list of the things we need to buy, we also have to identify the needs and wants of the family.

Now it’s been more than a year since I resigned and I must say that I already coped up as a stay at home mom. And now I am trying to explore the online jobs and aspire to become a work from home mom, I joined the Filipina Homebased Moms (FHMOMS) last January 17, 2020, and I learned a lot from this group, I’m inspired with all the stories of all the mommies who land their online jobs through this group, and now I am one of the student under Mommy Christine hoping after my training I will have the opportunity to find an online job as Virtual Assistant and work from the comfort of my home with my family.

“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” ― Marissa Mayer former CEO YAHOO

Written by : Imee Acas

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