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When La Dolce Vita Turns Sour

La Dolce Vita, the sweet life.

Life will never always be sweet, it is fact. And sometimes even if we know this is true, we still get caught up with our problems and burdens.

When the kids seemed to be not listening and make all this noise, and you just get tired of telling them to quiet down.

When your house help can’t follow simple instructions for the nth time and you get so frustrated you just do the chore yourself.

When you have told your child a million times to not go to your workstation and touch your work things. And you get home after a tiring errand and find your ever reliable (and expensive) headset broken, and you need it for work.

When you had to deal with inefficient service of companies and have to make several calls (and wait in queue for a long time) and follow ups because of their crappy service.

When you have to find a new home for your dog or else you won’t have a home because your perfect neighbors whom you have tolerated their own nuisance and lapses complained to your landlord about your dog. And now you’re dealing with a kid’s broken heart because of losing her pet and you’re also dealing with your own guilt and sadness for the pet that you have to let go.

When you have discovered that you had been sold something that was totally not as agreed upon. And getting back and talking with the seller was just a total waste of time and cause so much stress. That pursuing a formal complaint will be more costly in time and monetary terms.

Yes, all in one week. These among other things.

Yes, this is a rant. Plain candid and raw emotions.

Sometimes even if you don’t want, you absorb all this negativity happening around you.

For sure, we always try to be strong. But then there will be times that we are almost at the end of our rope.

When the mental and physical exhaustion outweighs and clouds our brains that we cannot seem to see the remaining goodness around us.

So what do we do if the sweet life we have turns sour? When life’s demands get the better of you?

I know you have your own struggles and burdens. It might even be a heavier load than mine. May you find comfort in these words as I did:

     From the moment I wake up until my last good nights, there is noise to fill my head and spirit. I hear requests. Demands. Instructions. Pleas. And that is on top of my own thought life. Lord, call me away from all this. My heart desires to be with You. Lead me to Your presence.

… And You offer nourishment and a place to rest my weary soul.

  • HOPE LYDA, One-Minute Prayers for Moms, page 35
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Let’s Begin Again

How have you been in the past year? Has it been good? Or was it a challenging one? Or maybe just like mine, it was a mix of good and bad times.

You see, I started this blog with the intent of inspiring and encouraging everyone specifically moms. It took really awhile for me to start posting with all the busyness in my life. At the beginning of the year in 2017, I finally started posting. But since I really wanted this blog to start strong, I had a hard time posting something inspirational while I, myself was struggling with my own problems.
But then maybe that was the point, life is never perfect anyway. We will always have our own personal struggles but for sure we will all surpass them. Having the right mindset and finding inspiration and strength not only within ourselves but from others as well can help alleviate our burdens.

And that is one of the purposes of this blog, to share with you quotes, passages or any tidbits of information that can spark hope to anyone.

So let me start by sharing this with you:

You can’t do anything about the past, and you don’t know what the future holds. But when you wake up in the morning, you can make up your mind to do your best to enjoy your day.

  • JOEL OSTEEN, Your Best Life Begins Each Morning, page vii
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New Year, New ME, New YOU

As I randomly clicked a New Year playlist in Spotify, it played the song of Jess Glynne, ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’. It instantly caught my attention, and after listening intently to its lyrics, it almost made me cry.

Ironic, huh, how such an upbeat song can tug one’s heart. It just hit me, hard.. that is.. deep into my soul. No, this post isn’t meant to make you sad.  In fact, I want to cheer you up.. do Smile!
Even if you feel you are alone, I am with you..

So as we close this year, my fellow moms, whatever 2016 has brought you..  it could be success and happiness..

Or it could be quite the opposite..

Perhaps you have made mistakes, made wrong decisions..

Let me tell you, it is okay —

You can stand up again.

You are Strong and You Can Do It!

Forgive yourself and start loving yourself..

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**Note: Roosevelt is the correct spelling!

And then you are ready for the New Year, for the New YOU!

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Inay, Mama, Ma, Mommy, Mom

Nope, it is not Mother’s Day today, don’t we secretly wish it is everyday? {wink wink}..

So all mothers will feel special,.. valued,… appreciated!

C’mon, let’s admit it- being a mom is not always glorious and blissful — it is not always belly laughs or sweet smelling babies — it is not always rainbow colored (is there such a word!?).

From pregnancy, to giving birth, to breastfeeding (or not), from raising kids through infancy, toddlerhood, preschool, school age and puberty years… from tweener to teenager..

You might be married or have a partner.. (or seems so!)

You might be a single mom (hats off to you, strong mama!)..

You might be living abroad away from your immediate relatives, and raising your young family and feel so alone (let me tell wherever you are, it still gets lonely at times)..

Parenting is hard. Period.

Motherhood is hard.

Then you add other life demands and expectations, it is enough to lose your sanity.

Should I be a stay at home mom?

No, I cannot give up my career. I have worked so hard for it!

Should I go back to work?  Can I trust the yaya to really take good care of the kids while I’m working??

There you go.. and they are just some of the questions that will go through your head..

And then there will come a time you will just get lost in all your kids’ needs and household obligations, that you have forgotten yourself..

You have forgotten your dreams, your own goals..

That’s why I created this blog..

This is for you, Inay, Mama, Ma, Mommy, Mom…

The purpose of this blog is to

UPLIFT your spirit, whenever you feel down.

ENCOURAGE you to do what you think is best for you and your family.

INSPIRE you to be what you have always wanted to be – coz that’s when true happiness will come in.

EMPOWER you as a woman, YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THINK.

Hi, my name is Liz.  I used to be a WAHM, currently a SAHM but looking forward to a new career. I do support breastfeeding (Exclusive and Extended) as I have proudly breastfed my son for almost 3 years (Don’t worry if you don’t, I’m not a breastfeeding Nazi, but I do encourage you to try and try and do not give up)!  Oh, and I’m also a homeschooling mom — wait, what??? Yup, I know the last statement will raise a lot of questions (and eyebrows!!)

And so dear mother, this blog is for you, for us moms, whatever situation or stage we are in – let us support each other, because we need it.