Been doing a lot of blog cleaning and this draft is too beautiful not to share. Drafted last December 6, 2012; our son taught me patience.
Get kids clean their room. How? Momi Berlin helps you with these useful tips.
You may bark on your children to scrub the writings off the wall. But you remain unsatisfied. Perhaps because the little ones aren’t at their proper age to do the assigned task.
To get what you expect from your children, assign age-appropriate chores. Patience, though, is very much appreciated as well especially for first-timers.
Valentine’s Day is celebrated annually every February 14. This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday. It is the day that couples celebrate love by showing appreciation to each other. Usual gifts are flowers, chocolates, and dinner dates. Some could afford an expensive hotel dinner or a set of jewellery.
Valentine’s Day can be celebrated as well by parents and their youngsters. For teenage kids thinking of ways how to thank their moms without blowing their budget, Momi Berlin shares ideas where children could bring their parents with a budget of P500.
To a mom whose 2019 ended with a major meltdown because of the several little problems that piled up, she now aims to be gentle and kind to herself. Part of her goal is to block negativity and live the life she has always wanted – contented, productive, and happy. And to make this very much possible, she needs to properly manage her emotions and remain calm, especially when under pressure. It’s a significant factor, too, to shy away from toxic people and, if possible, block them off.
As toxic people may or may not be fully aware of the negativity they spread, it is best then to keep a distance from them. They are, after all, not worth the time and energy. More so, they take so much energy creating chaos and even pushing one’s patience to the limit — the very thing that happened to me and hope not to happen anymore.
As we may not be aware of who the toxic people are in our circle, allow us to help you differentiate those who are pleasing and annoying. We have listed here at least four types of toxic drainers you should stay away from. Our goal here is not just to allow them to cling on you but more so as you do not become one yourself.
I was experiencing so much pain that I just cried for days. The pain seems not to go away. And it hurts the most that the person causing me the pain isn’t aware or seems not to care.
I made myself busy. I checked on my social media and chanced upon this post.
We have five boys, and as their mother, I believe it is my responsibility to teach them at least necessary money management skills. With a little knowledge about spending and saving money, it will somehow give them a head start financially.
As nothing secures a child’s future better than depositing part of their pinamaskuhan at their BDO Junior Savers, the boys already segregated the money to go for savings and spending. They had started their Junior Savers Account when they were of tender age. Initial deposit is only P100, and from there, their money grows interest.
One Sunday, I visited my mother. I found her sleeping, evident that a few tears flew out of her eyes and rolled down her cheek. She moaned a little, and so I held her hands.
Hers are crooked showing her real age. Her knuckles are puffy, and there are wrinkles and webs between her fingers. My mother has real ugly old hands. I massaged them, and slowly, a series of memories played in my mind.
There may be many reasons we do and say things, but one thing is sure. We, humans, seek our gain from our decisions. Some opted to work because they want to get paid and have the money to buy their wants. Others push for their passion because it drives them to fulfillment. Thus, most of the peoples’ actions are self-interested.
I remembered many years ago, I borrowed from my cousin a pair of jeans, a white shirt, and a pair of white sneakers for our CAT class. It was because I didn’t ask my mother to buy me any. That time, she often worries about our food for the day, and it would be too much to burden her about my CAT uniform.
We were renting then a small house with a sari-sari store. My mother resigned from work to tend to her store. I didn’t know if it was a wise decision as the rumble of emptiness from my stomach became frequent. The squeaky springs of our bed all the more hurt my back.
However, I didn’t know we were poor then. I was enrolled in an exclusive school where the tuition fee was way too high compared to other schools within the area. But there were many times we couldn’t afford to pay for electricity and water. And that perhaps is what I am most thankful for my mother — Ginapang nya talaga ang aking pag-aaral.
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