When Terrible Things Happen: #PrayforParis, #PrayfortheWorld

I'm supposed to be working on some articles now (yes, this is the WAHM life for you! Working on a Saturday!). But I couldn't help sneaking in this blog post, if only to try to put some sense into what I'm feeling right now. I'm sure most, if not all, of you have seen the images … Continue reading When Terrible Things Happen: #PrayforParis, #PrayfortheWorld

Coming Home: Bo Sanchez’s Kerygma Conference 2015 (An Invitation & A Giveaway)

*The giveaway for the Kerygma Conference 2015 is closed. Congratulations to Lady Lyn Escrieses!* When you think of the word "home," what's the first thing that comes to your mind? Is it a big house? A cozy apartment? A posh condo? Or is it something more? If you were to ask me the same question, … Continue reading Coming Home: Bo Sanchez’s Kerygma Conference 2015 (An Invitation & A Giveaway)

5 Ways to Bring Your Family Closer Together

If you're a regular reader of this blog, or follow my work on Smart Parenting and Philstar.com, or read my posts on Facebook and Instagram, you'll know that I'm a total advocate for intentional family time... for making meaningful memories with our families, and for cherishing our relationships with family members! 🙂 Of course, neither my husband … Continue reading 5 Ways to Bring Your Family Closer Together

READ, WATCH and REFLECT: Meet the True “Supermom”!

I have a raw, honest (and very embarrassing) confession to make: This past month -- my birthday month! -- I have had a lot of downright ugly, crying episodes and "crazy mama" breakdowns. 😦 It's like I was on a big emotional roller coaster ride, and while many people say that it could be mostly due to … Continue reading READ, WATCH and REFLECT: Meet the True “Supermom”!

Updates + The Scholastic Readers Cup 2015: 4 Important Reminders for Parents and Educators

It has been quite a while since my last post here, I know. To tell you the truth, I have had my hands full again with oh so many things (the usual -- the kids, chores, WORK, etc.), not to mention events that I have been attending as "media" (though I am still not used … Continue reading Updates + The Scholastic Readers Cup 2015: 4 Important Reminders for Parents and Educators

READ, WATCH and REFLECT: Your Trials Can Become Your Treasures

It's already the middle of August, and I can NOT believe how quickly time has been flying by! Pretty soon, it will be September, and everyone knows that the "-ber" months whiz by fast, often in a frenzied flurry in preparation for Christmas! (I know you know what I mean! 😉 ) Our family experienced … Continue reading READ, WATCH and REFLECT: Your Trials Can Become Your Treasures

Thoughts on College Education: Exploring Apprenticeships in Social Care

As I mentioned in my previous post, an acquaintance of mine shared some information about apprenticeships, particularly in social care. I thought I'd share it with you here, in case some of you find it useful. Remember, there is more than one way to get work experience, and definitely countless of other ways to learn … Continue reading Thoughts on College Education: Exploring Apprenticeships in Social Care

READ, WATCH and REFLECT: Embrace the Craziness of Life

One thing I noticed about the stuff I share here or on social media and, now, on "The Truly Rich Mom Show" is this: I usually need to read or hear what I "preach" at the exact time that I need to. What this means is, without even realizing it, the message that I wish to share with my readers or … Continue reading READ, WATCH and REFLECT: Embrace the Craziness of Life

WATCH, READ and REFLECT: Embracing Our Vocation

Some of you may be wondering what's been happening over here in my little corner of the world during the past 11 days... well, A LOT, that's for sure! 😉 I have so, so much to share with you, friends, but, as usual, I don't even know where to begin! So, while I try to get … Continue reading WATCH, READ and REFLECT: Embracing Our Vocation

There Are No Perfect Mothers

I lie in bed sandwiched between my children, quietly shedding tears. I recall the events of the day (week!) that has passed. I cry in shame for all the times I have been a “monster mom” to my children, and a grumpy, complaining, “disobedient” wife to my husband. I think about the “mission” that I believe God … Continue reading There Are No Perfect Mothers