Reasons Why I Love Working at Home

☑️Quality time all the time with my two boys 💎
☑️I get to be with #PaulParcs 24/7 😘
☑️I do what I love for a living 💸
☑️I can wear pj’s all day long while working and my boss doesn’t mind 😂
☑️I don’t need to commute (I don’t worry about being late or getting caught in traffic jam) 💃🏼
☑️Work-Life balance 💁🏼
☑️I can work anywhere (in a cafe or while on vacay) and I love being called a digital nomad 👩🏻‍💻
☑️Flexitime ⏱
☑️Having #PaulParcs gives me the perf excuse to work at home (it’s all about having a purpose!) 👌🏻
☑️I get to work with International clients and they’re like family! 👍🏼
☑️I can share my online experiences to other moms who has the desire to work at home just like me (it’s a privilege to help) 🤝

Thanks to this quote: “You have a lifetime to work but children are only young once.” Above all, THANK YOU LORD!

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Toddler to Pre Schooler

All Grown Up…

A few more months and my little lad’s going to school! It was only like yesterday when I first held him in my arms… Sob… My little boy is growing up fast, a pre schooler soon… I noticed changes in his size (height and weight) early January this year but what surprised us all was his sudden weight gain from 13kgs to 20kgs!

OMG #PaulParcs no wonder I’m having back pains!😱 Your BMI is 22.6. That puts you above the 95th percentile, which indicates you are OBESE.😅 44.1lbs.(20kgs.), 37in. (94cm.) @32months 🤔 #BMI #toddlertales #heavyweight #myfatkid #fatsoPaul #porkyPaul

I still want to carry him like a baby but the problem is, I get all kinds of body aches whenever I do! I still can’t believe my son is no longer a small baby but a little boy expressing his desire to go to school!

He eats a lot, likes the company of kids who are older than him, he enjoys watching videos, plays with Nerf guns, runs around, he can memorize the 9 planets in the solar system, he’s a walking encyclopedia in training, polite, well behave, obedient though at times can go a little bit out of control, he shouts and punches or kick when provoked, throws things when in tantrums especially when he’s tired and sleepy, he likes animals and loves nature and most of all he likes being surrounded by people he loves and who loves him. He is in fact a darling of the crowd and my boy amazes me so much, he makes me proud as a mom!

His bright and happy personality is enough to make one smile, his curly hair and chubby cheeks make the ladies scream. His charisma, charm and wit makes people turn their heads on him but despite all the attention he gets, it’s our love and attention (his parents) that he is longing most. He likes to cuddle with me and his tatty, he always ask us to play with him, pray and eat together.

His love language is TIME and his love tank is always full! What a blessed boy he is!😊

You are Worth It!

14 years ago I was a teeny bopper who signed on my TRUE LOVE WAITS commitment card to be sexually abstinent until I get married. I even wrote a love letter for my future mate, intended only for him to read after we got married and a love letter for our future baby too!

By God’s grace I kept my word and the love letter was for Rocky’s eyes only on our first night together as married couple. He was deeply moved and we’re both teary eyed as we read it.

If you ask me how the road to purity was when I was still single? It was not smooth sailing and…

Was it easy? NO.
Was it worth it? YES!

Understanding the word purity never dawned on me until I grew older. I have always equated purity with virginity but the difference between the two is quite big. One can be a virgin and stay committed to being sexually abstinent but purity in itself is something we need to fight for everyday, be it in the words that we speak, our actions or even in our thoughts.

Purity is not a thing of the past, it is here in the now where struggles and temptations are real but we have a choice and we must choose to protect it no matter what it takes. It is a gift from God. To pursue purity means we need to trust God and admit that we are in need of a loving Savior. Purity is all about what Jesus has already done at the cross.

Have a surrendered heart to God, renewed mind and begin to reflect on the purity of the Father.

Trust THE ONE to give you the one! Your worth is in Jesus Christ!❤️❤️❤️16830791_10210020348319446_2176892143491298269_n

Potty/Toilet Training

At long last… 

I’ve been trying to potty train my son for almost a year now and I have to admit it was a struggle on my part. I get frustrated and almost gave up months ago because I was scared he might step and slip on his own pee while I am working.

December 18 ( Sunday)

While preparing for his bath, my little man wasn’t wearing a diaper and he suddenly shouted pee! We both hurried to his potty and to my surprise he really peed! I cheered loudly after he did it and was really happy.  After a few more minutes, he told me he was going to poop and I didn’t have to ask him to sit on his potty–he did it on his own. Again, we clapped and cheered for him and he looked so proud of himself so was I!

Finally, he was ready! The struggle is real but it was worth the wait!

His dad asked him what reward does he want to receive, we all laughed when he said: “Phone, big phone!!!” He meant to say, borrow mommy’s big phone.

Thank you Lord for this achievement! All things are beautiful in His time. 🙂

Season of Giving

Christmas Time…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! Two more days till Christmas and I can feel the holiday cheer everywhere! People are busy (holiday rush) with parties, buying gifts, meeting up friends and so on. This is definitely my favorite season, I get to be with the entire family, I love buying presents, I don’t get tired looking at Christmas trees, lights and decors and not to mention the food! The endless partying made me gain a few extra pounds and speaking of fats, I need to lose them by 2017 (let me add that to my personal goals next year).

It’s the season of giving, we’ve been blessed by God tremendously and as our way of giving back, we had a little contest on Facebook.  Last December 11, my husband and I created a video announcing that we will be giving away one Starbucks Planner 2017. To win the planner all you need to do is to answer this question:

What is your greatest challenge this year and how did you turn that challenge into an opportunity for growth?

It was fun reading entries from people who joined. Deadline of entry submission is December 23, 2016. The winner will be announced on December 25, 2016.

Another activity we had this year was the shoebox project year 2 last December 18. This is an outreach program originally started by the Briges Foundation, founded by our Pastor Ian C. and his fiancee Nary. Last year, 100 kids were given gifts by sponsors and this year the numbers doubled. All thanks to the kind hearted, generous people who gave gifts to almost 200 kids this year.

A big surprise came the next day when I opened my Facebook account and saw a post of me and my husband on the Freeman Cebu newspaper front page cover. All I can say is, WOW Lord! It was only a matter of hours when I asked my husband about generosity and God answered my small humble request. God of Surprises indeed!

I hope you guys enjoy your Christmas and New Year with your family!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! 🙂

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#PaulParcs Toddler Vocabulary

Toddlers have their own way of communicating but most of the time they learn by mimicking what adults say and do. As much as we would like to understand what they’re trying to tell us, let’s admit it that we don’t get it all the time. Often, this can frustrate your toddler and may be a source of their tantrums. Be patient with your toddler, if you don’t understand the word try to ask them leading questions. It took me months to finally figure out my toddler’s vocab so here are examples of his cute toddler words:

“Ti-tap!” (Wake up)

“Mowning” (Good morning)

“Eeh-t” (Eat)

“Didark” (It’s dark)

“Bi-do” (Ambulance siren)

“Nayt” (A place he’s been to)

“Cameer” (Come here)

“Die down” (Lie down)

“Chacher” (Soccer)

“1,3,9” (Learn the numbers video)

“Lookahdis” (Look at this)

“Abyu” (I love you)

“Tanchu” (Thank you)

“Bah-lons” (Balloons)

“Phoon” (Phone)

“Vijos” (Video)

“Me/Me too” (Yes)

“One/Mihlk” (Milk)

“Dizard” (Lizard)

“Moona” (Luna – moon’s name)

“Eyoww” (Eww)

“Go-ross” (Gross)

“Shrabi” (Crabbie his comfort blanket)

“Taptap” (Laptop)

“Bee-ball bells” (Jingle bells)

“Chrishmas” (Merry Christmas)

“Eh-men” (Amen)

“Jeshash” (Jesus)

“Chuya” (Kuya / Big Brother)

“Chobe” (Kobe / ShihTzu Dog of My Sister)

“Shalut” (Salute)

“Shplay” (Play)

“Blafly” (Butterfly)

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An Open Letter To the Tired Moms Everywhere
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An Open Letter To the Tired Moms Everywhere

Dear Tired Mom Like Me,

You are incredibly amazing and you’re doing a great job!

You may be sitting in front of your computer scanning through photos of friends posting about their latest vacays and parties. Ah! Sounds so good and yet there you are just like me, wishing and hoping to visit places and be alone even for just a day. Your hands may be full, it doesn’t matter whether you have clingy toddlers, shy preschoolers or rebellious teenagers. We’ve been there once but having children will make you go through it all over again. I guarantee you that crying helps sometimes, oh wait! Maybe most of the time, it is the answer to ease the tough times you are going through and have to go through every single day. It is okay to cry lady; it’s not a sign of weakness. I always thank my tears for washing out my mind clouded with doubts and negative thoughts, they stir my creative juices again making me braver to face the day ahead.

I know you’re tired; maybe you don’t even have time to finish this letter. Let me tell you that I am tired too; in fact I don’t know how to start or end this letter for you. I just wanted to say that I understand where you are coming from and that we are on the same page, (for the most part). You may be down and feeling blue, you may get to a point where you don’t know what to do; you have no one to turn to, no one to talk to or listen to you. I get it everyone’s busy living their own lives and there you are staring blankly at the wall, tired and overwhelmed.

On most days, your schedule probably look like this: prepare breakfast, wash dishes, take care of the baby, do the laundry, do groceries, clean the house, take care of the baby, work, take care of the baby, cook lunch, do errands, take care of the baby, cook dinner and the cycle continues…

What do you have there for yourself? Your coffee gets cold all the time, you never finish a movie, you missed the latest episode of The Walking Dead, wait did you just say it already ended? You look at yourself in the mirror and saw strands of your hair in all the wrong places. You held the same book for months now, your normal sleep pattern is down to 4 hours each day or worse they are usually I-N-T-E-R-R-U-P-T-E-D sleep. At the end of the day, you’re exhausted and just want to crawl up in bed and get a good massage.

Losing your patience and showing your anger doesn’t make you less of a mom. Kids will love you for being you just as you love them for being them.

Don’t worry tired mom, you’ll soon get your life back but you’ll surely miss the days when you have to deal with tantrums, pukes and scattered toys. Children grow up fast with just a blink of an eye; I know that deep inside that tired, weary soul is a tender loving mother who would willingly and undyingly do anything and everything just to keep them safe and secure. You may be the type of mom who just like me would rather miss a concert, skip social events, lack sleep and nurse an aching body at home just to be with your kids.

To me nothing is more special than watching cartoons with my son, play with toys and make learning fun for him, going to coffee shops together even if it means calling his attention from time to time, chasing him around and dragging him to our travels.

After all that’s been said and done, one thing’s for sure—we are tired but happy and fulfilled being a mother and it’s all worth it.

Thank you Lord for the strength you give the mothers everywhere. Proverbs 31.

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