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Goodbye July!

Just a recap of our tedious July!

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The end of July saw me starting on a fitness regimen: Pilates! Read about my thoughts about it on this post.
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This little girl is learning to play on her own 🙂
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My kids are addicted to Snapchat filters. But I don’t know the how-to’s of the app, haha! So I just save their pics and videos, which they like to watch and laugh at!
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Been craving for crinkles so bad, turned out the nearest bakeshop had it! Will be posting more #crinkleschronicles on my Instagram. Crave with me!
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A strong flu virus had us slowing down at the start of the month. Kids were having fever, coughs and colds alternately so this Mama had to give them full attention! In other news, I’m obsessed with these temporary watercolor tattoos!
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Best foodie discovery for the month: McDonald’s Pancakes with Choco-Malt drizzle and crushed Chocolate Cookies!
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Eating on her own, choosing clothes to wear, saying “no” to everything… Terrible Twos is here this early! Got to prepare, hahaha!
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Yes to more breakfast places <3
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Trying to create stuff with my hands so I’m back to Bullet Journal-ing, learning brush lettering and playing with stickers. Should I write more about this?!
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Speaking of breakfast, I’ve been having breakfast dates with friends more often. It’s really nice to discover new breakfast places and just being with other moms! Looking forward to the next!

I hope August is just as eventful in a positive way! 2016, please slow down!

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And The Terror Has Began!

On the day Z turned 3, I posted this on Instagram and Facebook: Goodbye terrible two’s, hello terrorist three’s!

It has been a joke within our mommy group that 3’s are worse than 2’s. I’m just glad to have read their experiences to help me prepare for the terror I’m starting to feel! I know, I know… I should think positively but… the terror is already here!

Dressing him up has now become a wrestling match. My little man needs a say to what he’s going to wear. At three! I thought this was going to happen during the teen years! So now, we just let him choose clothes which I’ve pre-chosen already. This way, it’s a win-win situation for the both of us.

I can't get a decent #ootd shot!
I can’t get a decent #ootd shot!

And speaking of assertion of independence, Z takes it upon himself to climb on our stools to reach the cabinets where we keep snacks! My growing boy always needs to have food on his table. While I admire his confidence, I feel scared that something might happen to him. Now, a drawer within his reach houses his marshmallows and mamon and other stuff he hand-picked in the grocery.

But even with all the ruckus, I still have a sweet mama’s boy. Whenever I tell him that I’m tired, he’d hold my face and say “Mommy, happy!” Or when I say that I’m getting angry, he’d give me a big hug.

We’re continuously learning and discovering new things about each other. One thing’s for sure – I love you to infinity and beyond!

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Happy Holy Week!

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Is there such greeting? To most, Holy Week is a few days off from work to spend on the beach or somewhere leisurely. We’re included in that group. Not that we do not respect the holiness of this week, but it’s a time when we’re all together. I, personally, have made sacrifices in lieu of this Catholic tradition. Sacrifices, or possibly life-changers, which I know will make me a better mom.

  • Hearing Mass weekly. As a mom, I want to instill little family rituals early on to my son. I want him to remember that as a family, we go to church and pray. I must admit that I wasn’t a church-goer before, because my family isn’t akin to doing so. I’ve to thank my husband for this as he was the one who encourage for us to do this.
  • Pray. I often catch myself praying more than usual. Ever since I became a mom, my prayer was to always keep my family healthy and out of danger.
  • Eat healthily. One of the Holy Week tradition I had a hard time following was to not eat meat on Fridays. You see, I loathed fruits and was not in love with vegetables. I am as carnivorous as a T-rex. But this year, I started opening up to fruits, veggies and fish. I’ve even experimented with a lot of dishes that can be added to my cooking repertoire. Part of being a mom is serving healthy dishes and being a good example of a healthy eater. I don’t want my son to grow up like me. I’ll be posting my foodventures on this blog soon!

What were your sacrifices this Lenten season? Are you planning to keep them even after the Holy Week?