Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tired Yet Fulfilled Mom

Hey Guys, how's your week going?

The past days, it seems that hours in my day are getting shorter and shorter - with my home-based work, homeschooling, taking care of a toddler and a tweener, a wifey, a kids' church volunteer, etc, etc.  Oh well, just a normal week for me. :-)

But today was an exceptional day.  Everyone in the family got fever and cough.  This virus has been circulating in my home for the past days, but today, it got my whole family - including Dad, who has not been sick for years.

I am not used to doing things in the house, it is normally Dad who takes care of everything with the help of the helpers and nanny.  I will just work quietly in our room.  That is how blessed i am - thank God for my husband.

So for the first time in ages, i got to be a REAL mommy, taking care of children and a REAL wife looking after my husband.

All throughout the day, i need to monitor the medicines, giving them sponge baths, assisting to the comfort room, preparing their food, comforting them and most of all, loving them.  It was sooo tiring but fulfilling.  It is really true that giving is better than just receiving.

I was just praying all throughout the day that if i will get sick, let them be well first. It was because midday, i can feel that my body is already weakening and burning up.  It is a good thing, i finished the day well.

After this wonderful day, i just need to celebrate and treat myself after.  I prepared myself a cucumber salad - my favorite snack.

I know that it was only by God's grace i was able finish everything and in all honesty, i love doing all of those for them.  But... i am not looking forward to doing it again anytime soon. :-)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

My Vlogger Daughter

It is a new generation already - no doubt!

Can you believe that my 11-old daughter is more techie than me? Oh well, i think this generation is really that way. (On the sidenote, my almost 3-year old also has his own preferences on his YouTube Kids.)  Going back to my daughter, she is already maintaining her own YouTube Channel, What's Up Erica.  There is also her counterpart website.

She was influenced by her favorite YouTubers, Aphmau, I Has Cupcake, LD Shadow Lady.  I just make sure that these YouTubers are not cussing or doing anything inappropriate, of course. :-)

Every time she tries something new, she asks me to take a video and with just the iMovie app on my iPhone, she edits her them.  She does this effortlessly!  I tried to edit one video and took me ages. What a shame, isn't it?  Wow, i can foresee that any day soon, i will have her teach me some other techie stuff.

You know what, every time i watch her videos, i cannot help it but feel very proud of her accomplishments.  Of course, they are not perfect, but for me, they are. :)

Sunday, June 11, 2017

And We Are Now Four!

Wow, it has been 4 years since i last posted an entry in this blog.  So many things happened in my life.  Emjay came in our life, which made it so much colorful and brighter.

He is already turning 3 years old next month and we are so blessed to have him in our family.  He came from our hearts and not my tummy.  He was chosen by us - with love. <3

He loves learning - he already knows how to recite the alphabet (even in sign language), thank you for Signing Time with Rachel, count 1 to 20, recognize colors and shapes and much, much more.

He absorbs everything he sees in TV that is why we are very careful in what we watches.

He loves to dance.  We attend Kid's Church in CCF Manila and he knows all the dance motions, all of them - no kidding. :-)

So much more to tell you about this little man of ours, but that would be for the next posts.  And also the challenges of our now Ate Erica with her new baby brother.

Bring him up is such a joy and privilege.  We continually thank the Lord for entrusting him to our care.

Love you, Big Bro!

Friday, January 4, 2013

My Daughter is Heart Broken

How do you deal with a broken heart?   You cannot eat, you cannot smile, it seems that the world has left  you all alone…   For us adults, it is already very hard.  What more for a 7 year old?

Broken heart comes in many forms.  It can be because your boyfriend left you, your dream guy  had a girlfriend already or marriage ended.  But for a 7 year old, it can be as ordinary as a friend leaving.

When I told my daughter that her friend already left without saying goodbye to her – she just froze!  She just said, “She lied to me.  She told me she will not leave me?”  She is really trying to be strong and acting nothing happened,  but then after 5 minutes,   she broke into tears.  She embraced me and cried for a long time.

I explained to her that really happens.  She will experience many more heart breaking things in life.  Life is really like that, and not a bed of roses that will give you all things you like and full of happiness.   But how can a 7-year old understand that?  But I said, “…one thing is for sure, Mama, Daddy and Jesus will always be with you – no matter what.”

Until now, she is still recovering.  Trying to forget her friend .  We are not allowed to mention “the name we were not supposed to say” in the house or else she will freak out. Hahaha!  Right now, she said that she is already 75% recovered and some more happy days and she will be A okay.

Well, I can say, that kids and adult alike can deal with broken hearts almost the same way.  But as a mother, I wish my kid will not go through this experience again.   But life is life…  we can just face whatever is in store for us – including our kids.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

I Am Here... I Am Your Mother!

Everybody is excited about Mother's day!  Because if you think about it, nobody will be here (of course, except for Adam) without a mother...  We all owe our existence to one person who lovingly carried us for 9 months in her tummy - our mommies!

I am a mom myself, and i am excited spending the Mother's day with my daughter and dada.  On my way home, i heard in a radio a song by a local artist (a blind kid who sings like an angel, Fatima Soriano), "I Am Here".  It captured my attention and suddenly cried.  It melted my heart, both because i am a daughter and i am also a mother.

I just thought, Mother's Day is not only for moms - but we have to be reminded that this is our day because of our kid/s.  Let us continue to change the world, one kid at a time, by bringing up our children the right way!

Happy Mother's day to all moms in the world.

I am attaching the video to share with you the song, I am Here.  You can view the full video at:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVSIggtRig8


I am here I’m your mother
Do not fear I am here
I am here I’m your mother
Do not fear I am here

I am with you when
you wake up in the morning
Through the whole day
until evening comes again
I am here I’m your mother
Do not fear I am near

 I am with you in your
work and undertakings
In your journeys
In your joys in your songs
I am here I’m your mother
Do not fear I am near

There’ll be problems
there’ll be pain and persecution
There’ll be trials but
be joyful and be strong
For I am here
I’m your mother
Do not fear I am here

When in danger call my name and I’ll come running
If you fall down hold my hand
I’ll help you stand

I am here I’m your mother
Do not fear I am here
Do not fear I am here


Zarah Pimentel is foremost a very proud mother to a 6year old girl. She is a co-founder of Hire a VA, an SEO Company in the Philippines that outsources SEO Specialists and  Virtual Assistants from the Philippines. She takes pleasure in with helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses by setting them free in doing menial tasks and assisting them in more ways they can imagine. She has been featured in several magazines and a book entitled, How to Start a Home-based Business to Become a Work-At-Home Mom.