Christmas season is not only the busiest but also a month of big purchases. Lalo na maraming sale weekly, we moms, are tempted to visit all those sale events and grab the best buy items.
Especially here in our country, Christmas is celebrated as early as the month of September. November pa lang may Christmas Parties na di ba?
But, Christmas season shouldn’t put us in debt after all the festive celebrations and purchases we had.
Being a mother requires a lot of sacrifices. I can say it is indeed the toughest job in the world.
I am a career oriented person, people often labeled me “workaholic” and “raketera” before.
I also did not have any plans on giving up our small business that time, until my little one arrives and everything changed.
Being a mother, I know how busy our day can be.. and sometimes, we forget of one of the most important thing we can do for our children.. to pray for them..
But when I heard about Nikki Gil’s story, that her parents were praying for her future husband ever since she was a little girl. And she was spared from a wrong relationship and was lead eventually to the right man. I am amazed of the power of a praying parent.
So happy din to see this free 31 Days of Prayers for Your Child printable online. But of course, you still get to pray your own heartfelt prayers for our children, this is just a guide for everyday character that we want to focus as our prayer point for the day.
Both my husband and I came from families who didn’t involve us in “money matters”.
Growing up, we just learned our money management skills from work, workshops, books and sad to say most from mistakes and “charge to experience” life circumstances.
That’s why one of our desires is to raise our son, who will someday be the provider of his family (a father), to be a moneywise kid.
We believe it is our responsibility as parents to teach our children their needed “life skills” and financial management is one of these..
On our quest to live more simple, practical, frugal and intentional.. I’ve observed that “practical-frugal people” have many things in common.
Thinking of a date idea to do with your husband this Heart’s Day that will not break the bank?
Something unique and affordable?
In our modern world of Instagram and Pinterest-Worthy Life, and in this age of everything can be posted online and even Live!
When we, people, can share the details of our day…
We really have a tendency to focus more on our public life rather than minding more about our private life. Because social media is really addicting. Our cellphones seems to have an invisible chains in our hands.. And for people who works online, for bloggers, this is really part of our daily lives.
I am not an excuse, let me share to you a recent scenario..
There was this day when I am happily taking picture of my little guy and he said “Mimi, no cellphone please while he covered my eyes”
She is tired, stressed, always have panic attack, rushing things and just exhausted. Sounds familiar? Sounds me sometimes.
Juggling two roles is not easy, running a business while raising a child is one of the toughest job description on earth.
Thank God for reminding me to look at the characteristics of my “Mompreneur Peg”, the Proverbs 31 Woman.
Who is she as a mompreneur, here are her characteristics that I’ve discovered and I want to imitate from her:
1. She wakes up early –
She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants. Proverbs 31: 15
A proverbs 31 mompreneur wakes up early and prepare food for her household.
Effective time management… that’s one of our regular prayer request.
Working at home with a toddler is not a joke. Cooking while answering emails, breastfeeding while talking to a client on the phone. Going back to our home twice because we left important documents or hubby’s driver’s license.
Those are some unseen stories that we have in our everyday journey.
I am always on search for ways that will help our family manage our time wisely so we’ll be better stewards of the gift of time, because we know that God doesn’t want us to always cram and rush. Time is a precious gift. That’s one of the things we cannot bring back right? Time.
Here are some of the ways we’re trying (yes, we are still in the process) to manage our time:
1. Planning ahead – having a calendar and/or a planner helps a lot, scheduling all field transactions so we can just work at home for atleast 3 days in a week and saves us gasoline expense, planning the menu for the week, by having a grocery list so we won’t have to go back to the store everyday.
Covey’s Time Management Grid
You may want to check The Time Management Grid here this help us in organizing our schedule.