Saturday, March 7, 2015

We are all superheroes

8 months ago I vowed myself to stay at home and take care of our daughter 24/7. I've always wanted to be a stay at home wife and when Milly came into our lives, I've always wanted to be a full-time mom. As reality bites and due to unexpected expenses I am left with no choice but to go back to work and temporarily set aside my dream of being a full-time mom. 

I work at Shaw and live in Las Pinas. Can you imagine the traffic that I brave every day? I also work at night so juggling my time whenever I arrive at home is quite a challenge for me. Four hours of total travel time every single day is making me insane and it’s as if I am already getting a butt sore every time I go to the office. But then again, I have no choice. 

So how do I manage my time? To be honest, I actually do not know. I have poor time management skills but needless to say, I feel proud because even if I work full time I still manage to take care of our daughter "full-time". I am the one who feeds her, bathe her, put her to sleep, change her clothes and so much more. I actually feel lucky that I get to do all these things even if I am full-time working mom. I actually do not know where I get all these energy, because even if I feel tired because of work, my stress and need for sleep suddenly fade away the moment I see my daughter. Imagine, a baby trying to wiggle her chunky feet and arms while shouting aaakkk akkkk just to get my attention so I would carry her is just irresistible. That’s our everyday scenario. Who wouldn’t love that? It’s as if all my efforts of taking care of my daughter plus working full-time is starting to pay off little by little. How much more if my daughter can already  hug my knees and shout: “mama, mama, I missed you!”, ahhh, that is so priceless.

There is not a single moment that I do not think of my daughter while at work. (hhm, my husband can actually blame me if my daughter would wake up during the night, hehe). I’d even ask my husband to send me some pictures to keep me updated of what she is doing. 

(as if naman napaka layo ko at nasa ibang bansa ako) haha! Call me OA but we do facetime almost every day so I could take a glimpse of my daughter before I go home.  Tada! 

This is my way of overcoming my "sadness" whenever I'm here at work. For sure first time mommas share the same sentiment with me. 

I am still in the process of adjusting, and every day, I feel like crying the moment I would step outside the room while I see my daughter peacefully sleeping. If only I could sleep beside her every single night and be the first one she sees in the morning.

Good Morning baby girl

 Sigh. My daughter is the reason why I do not want to go to work, but she's also the reason why I need to go to work. That is why I admire all moms. Their sacrifices and willingness is really no joke. I never understood this until I became a mom. I tell you, being a mom turned me in to a different person - way better than before. 

So here's a BIG shout-out to all stay at home moms and full time working moms out there: KUDOS to all of us! We are indeed superheroes. 


  1. Same feeling when I leave the house for work. If only I can just stay home and takecare of my kiddos. Really hard. Lalo na yan, pag naghahabol na... Kukurutin talaga puso mo.

  2. cheers to all superwomen like you! :)

  3. Oh I can imagine. I grew up in Las Pinas and lived there for 37 years. I actually know the horror of your travel time. Hugs!

    But kudos to you for being intentional in your parenting. :)

  4. Hindi lang basta kukurutin ang puso... paiiyakin ka pa... Cheers sa ating mga mommies! :)

  5. I was also in the same situation and I know the feeling you're talking about. I dreaded going to work and what happened was that it ultimately suffered. I took the leap and became a work at home mom. Almost 4 years later it's the best decision I made. I hope you find the best situation for you.

  6. You are one supermom! I can imagine how diffficult it must be for you. I hope you can still be a WAHM soon.I became a WAHM, when my daughter was 7 months old. Now she's 7 years old.

  7. Indeed, we are all superheroes!! I love it na Milly din name niya hehe, mine's just with "ie".. Anyhow, yes, I think embracing motherhood is the best decision I made talaga..:) Cheers to us, superheroes!

  8. Aww :( magiging mommy palang ako pero at this very moment eh kelangan ko na iplano yung mga sacrifice na gagawin ko for our family . mahirap maging mommy this days, hirap ng buhaypag naging stay in lang sa bahay :/

  9. Awwww. This is very inspiring :) Mommys do everything for their babies. Your hardwork will pay off when you see your baby grow into a beautiful person. :)

  10. Nakaka-"addict" talaga ang mga bata especially during their first few years of life. There are certain experiences that are really bitter sweet, like being pulled at different directions all at the same time dahil kailangan ka sa lahat ng yun. And in the process, there really are sacrifices to make. But it's all part of being a mother, I guess. We just have to have faith that eventually, it will get better. It may not be soon, but one day, it will. :)

  11. I agree with Jacqueline. Your hardwork will certainly pay off.
    Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!

  12. I feel you mommy! I also find it difficult leaving my boy behind whenever I go to work. Bless your loving heart!


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