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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Mother's Day and Graduation

 Although I have mentioned in my previous posts that I have encountered some  setback financially, still I have a lot to be thankful for this year.   The good outweighed the bad which is great!  My youngest sister whom my husband and I sent to college is finally graduating.  Her graduation will be this Saturday, April 12.  My siblings who lives   far from our province will be  coming home to witness  our sister's graduation.  I  just wish that I could be there to celebrate this moment with them.
It's been  5 years since I last saw my mother and I miss her so much.  I am so thankful that my husband has a huge heart.  He is always willing to  help my family especially my mother.  We support her financially because  we are the only one that could  really help her.  I am so grateful that I  am blessed with a very supportive, kind, and loving husband.  This Mother's day, I want to  do something especial for my mother who sacrificed  a lot just to raise 9  kids.  She could have easily left when  life was so tough but she didn't.  She stuck by us and  raised us the best she could.  I am what I am today because of my parents, especially my Mom.
I am a mom of two and I know how it special it feels when you kids hand you flowers.  I remember when we were still in Korea, my kids gave me a  bouquet.  Now that they are bigger, they make personalized gifts that I treasure so much!
Motherhood is such a blessing.  Not all women get to enjoy it and I am one of the lucky ones who  enjoy its bliss to the fullest!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

This is one of those moments where our daughter Rylie wants to pose in front of the camera. And I, as an obsessed photographer lol, I can just click click click continuously. She wanted to dress up like a Chinese woman, so here we go friends!

Originally posted on December 16, 2008
God bless y'all!

Saturday, April 5, 2014


It's been weeks since I fell when our dog pulled the leash in my hand while I was not paying attention. My knees are still bruised but doesn't hurt anymore.
What bothers me now is my left hand which took all  the weight of my body when I fell and  was  badly hurt.  I am not sure if  a bone is broken  or what that causes it to hurt so bad.  I can't put weight on it because if I do, it hurts like a dickens.  
Do you see the swollen part?  That's what hurts the most.  Hubby encouraged me to go to the doctor so we can have it Xrayed but I don't really  want to do that.  It will heal up in time.  

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Stuffed Toys

My children have so many stuffed toys given by friends and family   but they are not very  fond of playing with it so I send most of them to my family back home.  That's why I wondered when my daughter told me that she really wanted the Dinosaur stuffed toy that their Science teacher is giving as a reward at their class.  She has been doing extra curricular activities  and  doing extra homework just to  gain the points that she need and she won it.
 I told my daughter that she  learned the lesson of  the value of  her effort.  I said, when you work hard on something, you appreciate it more.  That's why  even though she isn't fond of stuffed toys, this one is particularly special because she worked hard for it.  I told her that it is like that in real life when  she grow up.
Even Mr. Burrito was very proud of her sister's hard work.  Hubby and I told both of them that it is very important to do the best that they can with everything because when they  succeed,  the feeling of contentment and satisfaction is  genuine compared to the feeling of happiness when you get something  that you did not work for.

One specific example that we give them is getting groceries from the store.  With us, we budget  our grocery because we pay for everything, there is no free.  No offense meant for  posting this   but we gave our kids the example of those who have  welfare card.  You can see their   shopping cart so full of stuff in the store and that is because  the  money they are using to pay for it  is  not from their own hard labor, it is a hand me down from the government.  I am not saying this because I am jealous but I am just  stating the fact.  We told our kids that  we might not have   all those expensive stuff but  we are  satisfied of what we have because we  pay for it with our own money.  Money that we work for.  

Monday, March 24, 2014

Frustration & Parenting

Our daughter constantly work on something. Her mind does not want to be idle even a bit. When she is not doing crafts, she is reading books, or doing some sketches. The problem is when the result of her work is not up to her satisfaction, she gets frustrated and always end up crying.
My husband was explaining to her that  she has to be patient when working on something.  He said that when you  made a mistake, to not get frustrated but instead  use it to  do better next time.
This is what she was working on that made her upset.  I told her that what she did actually looks good.  Well for someone like me who doesn't know how to draw, this is pretty good, I think.
My daughter is like my husband, they are  a bit  of a perfectionist.  If they can't attain the  end result that they are  hoping for, they get frustrated.  For me,  I  always give it a break and come back the other time to figure it out.  Parenting can sometimes a clear reflection of  our traits.  We can see ourselves in our kids of how they perceive on things.  

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A work-at-home-mom (WAHM) with  two  lovely kids and a loving husband.  Passionate in writing about  family, product reviews, and  other related articles.  A Mom, a Wife,  a Blogger/Writer, rolled into one.