First Time?

"Hi, is this the gate for Year one?" I had to ask one of the parents whose son happened to be my Akyn's classmate. "First time, ey?" he responded with a smile. Obviously yes it was our first time to come with everything all new to us but we're more than excited to let Akyn start his new school. It was only yesterday as well when I managed to buy all his new set of uniforms ready to be worn this morning. Look at my little gentleman smiling all for Mommie's obsession of taking photos of my handsome baby. Why... Read More

School Break

Hello pretty Mommas! One week school break, how does it feel to be home with my boy staying all day with us? I love it although I know some parents don't like it for some reasons. I'm a paranoid type of Momma. I would prefer to see Akyn at home knowing what's he's doing rather than worrying if he's alright while away from home. For now I'm simply making the most of our bonding time whilst on break.❤️ Last Sunday, we opted to start cleaning our garden with the help of our little boss. It was freezing but these two... Read More

Bike With Me

Got loads of stuff done this morning. First task accomplished was to sleep. Then sleep for another hour and eventually slept until midday. Yikes! What can we expect to do on a rainy cold morning anyway during your rest day? Felt so cozy warming my body under the thick duvet with my four year old boy sitting on the bed playing with his toys while I am dozing off. How extremely sweet that moment is? Mon is busy working from home in the living room albeit the bed weather for the whole day. Uh felt sorry for him for he... Read More

School Prep

Woke up today and determined to post another blog when my four year old boy took over my blogging space and said, "I want to play some music with Spotify Mommie." Like seriously these kids nowadays are totally different from our generation. I didn't even know what WiFi was for until I was already in college. Told my boy he can play any song if he can manage to turn it on. That's Akyn taking over my spot. Lo and behold, he did perfectly open Spotify and filled our flat with his disco mood. Hands down to my techie little... Read More

July

A new month again came without us noticing the days passing because things are still not back to the normal days we had before. (Sigh) How's your first week of July pretty mommas? Mine started with a mixture of work related activity plus the mum's job at home. Mum's typical day, isn't it? My second work training finally started. Yey! I'm more than excited to explore another field in my nursing job. Nursing in the UK doesn't only mean hospital based which is where I am assigned now. We can also choose to work in the community, care homes, or... Read More

My Little Superman

Rest days would also mean a video call day for my Akyn. A routine common to mommas working as an overseas nurse. I wouldn't think it unfortunate to be away because I certainly know this is just temporary. I'd rather consider this journey as a blessing making way for my dreams to come into reality. Many desired to be here but only few are determined to face the struggles to be a UK nurse. To make the story short, so here I am now doing my role as a mum abroad for my boy during my day off. Something amazing... Read More

Cebu Safari and Adventure Park

Two years ago, I've been looking forward to be present in all of my Akyn's school activities. Wanted to do school supply shopping with him, excited to participate and watch him perform during school programs, pick him up from school, be his personal tutor and the list continues. Who would have thought an opportunity like this to pursue my profession would unexpectedly knock into my peaceful mommy life which changed everything I've already planned for. But I'm more than grateful for this sudden twist of fate of mine. Last weekend was my Akyn's first field trip activity. Another missed event... Read More

Be Still Be Calm

I am writing this post as the bright day is slowly changing into a black curtain drape of the night and while listening to some 90's slow rhythm love song. Writing makes my whole senses calm when I felt like all the pressures thrown for me to face is starting to squeeze every bit of sanity left in me. It's like a soft melody soothing my tired self. If you could imagine that. During the mass today, Father Dawson mentioned something about the joy of success. He explained that in the road towards success we are expected to meet hardships... Read More

Akyn’s First School Day

Last weekend while having a discussion with Mon via online, a reminder suddenly popped into my head about our plan to send Akyn to school for this June's opening of classes. Right, we totally forgot how fast time flies and it's almost May but we haven't had contacted the school regarding the requirements for enrollment. Dear me! Thank you God for reminding our busy heads making sure our Akyn's needs aren't taken for granted. The following day, Monday, Mon called the Holy Infant School Montessori as the nearest school to our subdivision inquiring about our intention to enrol Akyn. The... Read More

Toddler’s Witt

It's been a while since I've written a blog post about my Akyn. Our time together has been temporarily interrupted while I'm working overseas. Crossing fingers to be together again in God's perfect time. It's a challenge to be away but as what the priest here had shared this morning's station of the cross stating, "Today's grief is necessary for Tomorrow's joy." This too shall pass! I greatly believe on that. I've talked to one of the overseas worker who had spent working here for almost two decades about his experience of moving away from his family. Can you imagine... Read More

The Hardest Part Of Leaving

It took me weeks before I can finally afford to write my own experience on how I managed to take a step away from my family on the day I was scheduled to leave my home country. It wasn't easy honestly. I would say it was one of the most terrible feeling of sadness I've ever felt in my entire life. It crushed my heart into pieces I got comments from people saying I must be part of the determined soul mothers who can leave their kids for the sake of my career development. I'm not even sure on how... Read More

The Approval

It took me an hour to convince my toddler to let me borrow Dellia (my laptop) so I can start blogging again. That’s the life of a mom, most of the time, you need to adjust your planned schedules when your child is requesting you to stop doing anything and just focus your attention to him. Who can say no to your cutest source of joy? How did you all spent your Valentine’s Day? One thing I love about the Valentine’s Day is the fact that we can express our love to someone without the fear of getting labeled as... Read More

First Tooth Extraction

As scheduled by Akyn’s dentist, we went for his tooth extraction appointment yesterday. During our first check up I was advised to set Akyn’s mind regarding the coming dental appointment to at least calm down my toddler's feelings and lessen his fears. That’s going to be a challenging task for me then. My boy is so playful which would mean every conversation we have doesn’t necessary follows his full attention is with me talking to him. Most of the time, he is only enjoying having a mommy-baby playtime moment without paying attention to the details of the discussion in between . I still tried... Read More

Christmas Pool and Dinner Family Gathering

How was your Christmas celebration? I had one of the happiest, simple yet memorable. As agreed, we stayed in our house to celebrate the Holiday season. Yey! For the very first time, finally our little home was filled with happiness during the most joyful season of the year. We used to celebrate it in my parents home. I’m thankful everyone was happy about my suggestion. Because I am the host for tonight, I had to take charge of the preparation. My list for the grocery items were all prepared at the back of my head. Do you also do that... Read More

Pre Birthday Shoot Session with Akyn

Doing a pre-birthday shoot may be a little bit pricey if you’ll contact a professional photographer to do a personalized photo session. I’ve tried inquiring one and the initial charge was for a package of P10,000. The output samples were nice but I find it too expensive. What Mon and I did instead was to find something cheaper where we can save more. We bought a Woody costume through Shopee.  Akyn’s overall get-up including the hat was about P500. Then, we went to a photo studio, chose their glamour shots with free picture frames already. Our total expenses was only... Read More

Educational Toys

For the past two years and 10 months we have already accumulated at least two huge boxes of assorted toys for Akyn. How was it possible? Every trip to the mall my child never misses to request for one. The loving parents find it hard to say no to his sweet request. “Mommy toy please,” he said it with his cutest smile. Though there were few instances that I have to say no to his choice of toys but I haven’t experienced him throwing a fit in public for not getting what he wanted. Thank you Lord! I’m crossing my... Read More