No days off.

What’s your daily schedule like?

As mommies, our list of things to do are endless… we are always the first one to wake up- to prepare breakfast, baons, uniforms, etc and we are usually always the last one to settle down in bed. There’s kids to take care of, feed, bathe, put to bed, cuddle, there’s the pile of laundry, the dogs to feed and groom, a house to clean, meals to cook, groceries to do, a husband to take care of and so on and if you’re also working mom like me, I’m sure that you are most likely exhausted at the end of the day. And by weekend, you feel like screaming and just want to run away… But you don’t because you’re a mother and we don’t give up on our kids, on our families and we go on no matter how we feel. But even mommies need time off, at least for a few hours or a even just a few minutes.

But is that really possible? When we don’t even seem to have time to comb our hair? Let me share with you how I relax and find a few precious mommy time to myself.

There’s really no secret to finding time, it’s all about making time and learning to organize and prioritize what is important.

  • Make a to do list. Be organize. Get your phones out and write down all the things that you need to do for the day. Order what needs to be done first. When you have a list, you can be more focused and you can be sure not to forget anything.
  • Seek God first. This is the top of the list. To seek God first in everything… and I assure you, you’ll be ready for whatever the day may bring. (Matthew 6:33) No matter what’s in your ‘To Do List’ or how many there are, always always spend time with God first, a few minutes to talk to Him or meditate in His Word will go a long way.
  • Teach your kids the importance of respecting time and space. We sometimes underestimate our children, but it may surprise you that they understand what you need and what you want them to do when you talk to them seriously and clearly. Tell them that you need a few minutes to yourself and give them something to do while you have your ‘mommy time’. If you are taking care of an infant, wait while they’re asleep to have your precious time to yourself. If you have toddlers, secure them in a safe playpen or room while you find time to relax.
  • Family Support. If your husband is with you, ask them to take care of the household for a few minutes. If you have a yaya or a relative with you, ask them to spare a few minutes of their time for you

There’s always a way, there’s always time, you just need to make room for it.

When I finally ‘make’ the time, this is what I do, I go to a quiet room in my house, it’s usually the guest bedroom, but sometimes to hide from Noah, ‘my secret place’ can be the closet, the bathroom, the balcony, even the car… I would ask God to take my mind off things that are not important, to take my worries and fears away and allow me to just spend time with Him. This is how I relax, I light up a lamp (my Lampe Berger) to help me feel more relaxed, I read God’s word or just listen to Worship Music and just worship Him through songs or listen to sermons and preachings in podcasts.

I listen to Worship Songs and Just ask GOd to be glorified in all that I do. TO worship Him every minute of every day.

Lampe Berger cleans and purifies the air around my home while providing long lasting and relaxing fragrance. Today I used Summer Rain which is quickly becoming a favorite, because my room just smells so fresh and clean.

To know more about Lampe Berger, please read my previous post about it. Click Here.

And just 20 minutes in my ‘mommy time’, as I covered my lamp… I hear a knock…

Oh My Noah! Well cuddle time is also one way to relax!

Whatever it is you decide to do with your mommy time, make sure you do it because you have to, remember a happy, relax mom makes a happy home. Mommies may not have any days off but we can definitely have some mommy time every day.

How do you make time for yourself? And what do you do to relax? Please share them with me and my readers in the comments section! Thank you!

Perfect Timing

Got a call that our flight was delayed, from 7pm, it was moved to 9pm, which meant that I would be able to watch @noahalcaraz ‘ football game!

The past few days, I have been my usual stressful self, always wanting things to go my way and as planned and when it doesn’t I get stressed, worried and easily irritated. But God has shown me that He truly knows what is best and He causes all things to work for the good of those who love Him! 

While I was stressing, He was fixing our schedule perfectly! I didn’t have a car last Wednesday and had to go to Makati to host the 700club, and then Marco who usually has very early morning calltimes received a late calltime which meant that he could take me to Makati before going to his taping but I had to take Uber past 1am after. But even before I finished the program, Marco texted to say he was done early and could come pick me up! (He usually finishes past 2am!) Also the next day, we got a text that the other car was ready for pick up! (Which was originally due to be ready last week of May) And today, because of the time of my flight, Marco had to take Noah to football and I had to take Uber to go to the airport, but since the flight was delayed- I not only got to see my Noah play and spend more time with my family- but it also meant that Marco was able bring me to the airport!

A lot of other things have happened that to some may be a coincidence but no one can change my mind that my God is a good Father and He is the one making and allowing things to happen!

O Thank You Father God! 

And as I sit here at the airport waiting for boarding (which is delayed some more) I am no longer stressed or worried because I know God is in control! —- just as I was typing this we heard the boarding announcent! (Which we were told earlier was going to be much much later) – I believe He just wanted me to have some time to write this first- now on the bus to the plane, and I pray you are encouraged and inspired to trust in God 100%, to Seek Him first and know that He’ll take care of the rest! He knows exactly what you need and He is in control no matter how it looks right now.

You Fool!

True Wealth ❤️ 

Earlier my husband and I were talking about the things we wanted to do, we thought if we do this and that we could get this and maybe we should buy this and that and go to these places and we stopped because we were suddenly reminded these two words: 

“You Fool!”

It was part of yesterday’s sermon at church. People want so many things, plan their lives the way they want, we are never contented and satisfied. We think we are secure if we have money, insurance, a house and so on.. We put our security on things, on people- when all these fail and disappoint. Oh what FOOLS we are to think we are wealthy when we have money and material things when what we really need is to be rich towards God! That is true wealth! And when we have Jesus- we have everything.
Luke 12:15,20-21 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”
“But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”

1 Timothy 6:6-8 But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.

When you come to Jesus, you don’t come to get healing, to be wealthy, to be rich, to be blessed… You come to Jesus to get Jesus! He is enough!

Forgive us Father God if we forget what’s important and we get distracted by what this world, forgive us when we do things our own way and plan our lives on meaningless things, remind us that You are enough. Today we thank you for our family, for all that you have done for us, we won’t ask you for anything else except to know you more and love you more. To be truly wealthy is to know, love and be known and loved by You.
All that we have is because of You. Without You we are nothing.

Hallelujah!