A Tough Decision, A Big Change

I just came back from a 22 kilometer bike ride and I’m exhausted! However, my mind seems to be clear right now so I thought of updating my blog while by son is busy watching his nursery rhymes.

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have made a life changing decision that will allow me to spend more time with my son. It was very difficult for me at first, however, after weighing the pros and cons, my husband and I decided that it was the best thing to do – for our family, especially our son.

I decided to quit my job. 


Well, it’s not like I’ll stop working completely. The reason why we came to this decision is because we will be moving to another house, which means I can’t leave my son with my parents anymore. We don’t want to hire a nanny yet, because it’s quite hard to find one we could trust and our son is too young to tell on the nanny, ha!

It was a tough decision to make. Ever since I started working in the BPO industry I wanted nothing than to move up. I always aimed for career growth and promotions. With my latest company, I couldn’t move up since our management did not need another supervisor yet, which was understandable because it’s a small company. But now that we had to make changes to accommodate our growing baby boy, I decided not to wait for that promotion anymore and move on to becoming a full time mom. There were hesitations. What about my career? Are we going to manage with only one person working?

I realized that I could pick up my career again, perhaps when my son is older. Or maybe, I can pursue a different career. But in the meantime, how are we going to manage financially?

I prayed for an answer to this, and God answered my prayers.

I came across a friend on Facebook who posted about working from home. It turns out there is a PH based company that hires virtual assistants for foreign clients to do administrative tasks and calls. Long story short, I inquired, I applied and I got hired.

Everything just fell into place and I now believe that things were meant to be this way. The timing of how everything came to be just seemed right. Everything feels right. And even if things don’t work out, I have faith in my husband, that he would take care of us and find a way to get by. It’s one of his traits that I admire and I feel lucky that he is my son’s father.

It was sad for me though to leave my previous company as I made great friends there and the benefits and pay were good. However, I can’t help but feel excited for this new role of mine. I no longer need to commute four hours daily and I get to hug and kiss my son whenever I want to. I can finally cook for my husband all the time and catch up on our favorite TV series and movies.

All my hesitations are gone and I can’t wait to be a full-time mom, wife and homemaker.

Have you made any tough decisions like mine? Feel free to share your thoughts.

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My Recent Blogging Hiatus

Oh dear! It’s been a while since my last blog post, almost a month! I really feel bad about leaving my blog unattended, however, I do have my reasons. I have recently made a life changing decision that will give me the opportunity to spend more time with my son. This April though I promise to blog more often as I will have a lot more time on my hands, unless my now 9 month old baby boy decides to keep me busy. I can’t wait to bring this blog back to life, so do stick around for that.

 

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Sweet Treats: Ideas for Valentine’s Day!

I can’t believe that January just went by so fast! We’re now at the month of love and I’m in such a wonderful mood right now because of my new schedule for February!

Since Valentine’s Day is drawing close I thought I’d share some ideas I gathered from Pinterest that I might try next week. Let’s admit it mommies, not all of us have cash to splurge on an expensive gift for le hubby! However let’s not forget that gestures can speak louder that gifts, so instead of buying something, we can make something special for husbands, friends and family. So now I’ll be listing a few sweet treats you can bake or make this Valentine’s Day,

Pink Cinnamon Rolls

These were originally intended for a cancer awareness event, however the beautiful pink color can represent Valentine’s Day, too. These are simply appetizing and I believe you can even change the color if you prefer to do so.

To view the recipe, click here.

P.S Okay, I just found a recipe for Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls! Gaaah! It’s worth checking out!

This is something I have to try! The recipe I found is detailed with pictures for each step.

To view the recipe, click here!

Strawberry Heart Oreos

 



Okay, the name may be misleading as these are not actual Oreo cookies, rather, they are homemade Oreos. However, it does not change the fact that they indeed look yummy and easy enough to make. Cookies definitely work well as gifts for various occasions. You can bake a batch to share with your family or family, or, you can pack about one to three cookies in a clear bag and make a gift tag and give them out as gifts to friends and co-workers.

To view the recipe, click here.

Heart-Shaped Cake


This is a no-brainer for those who love baking cakes. You can use your own cake recipe and just follow the diagram and voila! Your very own heart cake! The decorations can vary from cute to classy, it’s really up to you! It would also be a good idea to use a Red Velvet Cake recipe for this.

To view the recipe and instructions, click here.

Red Velvet Cupcakes



Red Velvet Cupcakes just scream Valentine’s! It has become a cupcake trend in the past year or so, and I find it to be one of the most sinful and decadent cupcake flavors. I remember coming across a good Red Velvet Cupcake recipe a few years ago, unfortunately, I don’t have the link anymore. It’s a shame because the recipe was very detailed and the cupcakes turned out delicious. I went through Pinterest instead and just clicked on the first detailed recipe I came across.

To view the recipe, click here.

There are TONS of Red Velvet Cupcake recipes on Pinterest so feel free to check them out. If you type Red Velvet in the search bar, you’ll be surprised to find so many Red Velvet recipes besides cupcakes, such as cakes, brownies, cookies, pancakes, cake pops, cake rolls, crinkles, cinnamon rolls, and moooore!

Okay, I’m going to have to stop now because all that food is making me hungry. I hope you enjoyed this post as I did writing it. Please feel free to share any ideas you might have!

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Baby Company’s Grand Baby Fair

Check this out, mommies!
Photo from Baby Company FB page

I would love to attend this event, unfortunately, I live way too far from SM Megamall. I’m also trying to save money for my son’s first birthday later this year. He’s seven months old now, time flies so fast! Well anyway, I decided to post this for you mommies who happened to drop by my lonely blog. Haha!

You can visit the Baby Company’s Facebook page here.
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