Life isn’t always an easy road but it’s the rough patches that make you tough. I tend to look at the positive side of everything and managed to get through pretty well. In all these, I am very grateful for my life’s greatest achievement and blessing which is my family – husband and 2 beautiful daughters. Being a young Mother, I was uncertain of the future but along the way, I learned and strive to have a blissful family life. Marriage and ultimately, motherhood has allowed me to grow and become the person I am now knowing there are 2 beautiful souls depending on me (and my husband). My work, my home and my life in general has gain new meaning and my priorities have changed.
I am proud of myself and my husband because at a young age, we are able to sustain our family out of hard work and little help from family and friends. While our friends spend their days partying and enjoying travels and shopping, we paid for tuition, ballet classes, vaccinations, dental check-ups and more bills. While most of our batch mates spend their Friday nights on movies and drinking sprees, we stayed home to play board game with our daughter or drive them for sleep over at my in-laws. We do all these with much joy in our hearts as we know our daughters will grow up remembering these little things we did for them and hopefully carry on as gentle, well-loved souls.
In 5 years, I see myself more involved in a powerful business with me as an integral part of it being successful. I will be inspiring young Moms to take opportunities to work from home and excel in their fields. I want them to be able to earn and provide well for their growing family while at home. I would love to tell stories of how I successfully managed to conduct myself as a professional online worker and be treated as one. Perhaps speak about ways on how to be an effective work at home Mom and sharing tips on how to balance work, motherhood and life. Also, I would love to have opportunities to create and give work to aspiring work at home Mothers. I am certain that there will be better breeds of WAHMs (work at home mothers) in the near future as there are plenty of help through workshops, seminar and online forum available to them now compared to when I was starting in 2008.
Being a WAHM is a golden opportunity that not all are lucky to have an opportunity to be one. I recognize that and I am very thankful for that. This is why, all these years, I regard my work highly and make it a point to give A+ result and surpass expectations.
Like, you, being able to provide for our family is already an achievement for me. When I finished my studies, I already provided for my own needs and wants, so when I got married I make sure that we will do our best to handle our own expenses.
“The best feeling in the world is to know that your parents are smiling because of you”. I don’t want to hear “di pa rin ako natapos sa anak ko” kasi kahit nag-asawa nakasandal pa rin
I can totally relate! This is a nice post mommy. I applaud you for being able to take care of your kids while working from home.
After discovering real work at opportunities, it really gives me the comfort that I can still watch my kids while earning at home
Wow mommy, it is my dream to be a work at home mom.
Like you, I am a work-from-home mom. There are times that I feel bad for not being able to go out all the time but at the end of the day, I still feel comforted by the fact that I am with my daughter all the way and earning money while doing it. Not all mommies can do that.
Congratulations on your achievements and cheers to more success! 🙂
Those are great aspirations. Kudos for being a successful WAHM. 🙂
I’m not a parent, but I do know of one who’s a work-from-home-mom. My cousin has done a great job at this. She’s on hand with her kids too! And i am happy for you and family 🙂
I hope you continue to inspire other moms who are still depending on their parents or worst, abusive husbands. I have a friend who is living with the father of her child but he’s been an abusive one. She can’t leave him because as she says “paano ko itataguyod ang anak ko, kailangan ko sya”. For several times, I tried explaining to her how she can work at home but her mind is so closed to the idea. I hope she reads this too and be inspired.
Aww Louise! That is so not right! I wish your friend will be enlightened soon and that she gets the help that she truly needs!
It’s nice that you spend most of your time with Family. The kids would really benefit from this growing up.
I can totally relate. I’m a young mom myself and while all my friends are busy traveling, I’m at home taking care of the kids. But no regrets on that 🙂 More power to you super mommy! 🙂
It’s really nice for moms if they are WAHMs or even housewives because they’ll be able to watch their kids grow up and be able to guide them 🙂
There is just so much success in being a work at home mom – and this is why so many moms are in the online media, having a lot of success stories in it. I grew up when there was no such thing as a “work at home” kind of stuff yet so I was never really close with my mom in the process since I am mostly with the maid while both my parents were out and about – I still do understand but I think it would be awesome if the mom was there for you in the growing stage of the child.
Working at home could allow us to spend more time with the family. It sure is a blessing to be a WAHM. I prefer to stay at home for my daughter too. Anyway, she won’t be kid for a lifetime!
As much as I wanted to be a WAHM hindi ko pa nagawa now a days we still have a lot of bills to pay of. But I always make it appoint that I have time for my son everyday especially on weekends and holidays para ma feel nya that I am his mommy not just a provider that I am always with him no matter what
It’s nice that you are able to spend time with your girls. You have 2 very beautiful daughters. =)
I salute you for being an awesome mom to your kids while making everything work! ^_^
It is admirable that you dedicate your time to excellently educating your kids, taking care of tuition and extra curriculum activities that will better form their individuality later!
It’s always good to know that someone is taking care of the kids.. it is hard to give up on things that you work hard for.. but at the end of the day.. it’s so much better seeing your kids grow before your eyes
This is one of the reason why I am so proud to all working mothers out there. Very inspiring post.
Very inspiring post. Being a WAHM, I am proud of myself becuase I am able to provide for my family while keeping the house organized. 5 years from now, I see myself still enjoying being a WAHM.
Such an inspiring post Renz! Amidst the never-ending bills, I know our families will be very strong and full of love, happiness and more blessings!
I am really inspired by your post. I wanted to work at home so I can spend more time with my child. I don’t wanna miss any moment as he explore new things and reaching his milestone. I hope you can give us some tips on how we can start doing business online by simply blogging. Hope to hear some piece of advice from you.
same here, I always been a stay at home mom while at same time earning from. I tried different ways which it didn’t bother me if I fail which in fact it gets me to find my life purpose through failures. I’ve been living in the UK for 7 long years and I haven’t any experience working from any companies , other than working on my own which I am very grateful to be spend time with my 7 year old son.