The politics of motherhood

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I cringe every time someone outside the blogging world, asks me “what exactly do you do? or How long do you spend at your computer?” Well, let me just say, that we, mom Bloggers are not frumpy women that hang out with our computers all day. There’s more to being a mom blogger than one might think. Some of us are former career women, and professionals who decided to spend more time with our kids and blog because we are passionate about something and not as our primary job.

We also know when to have fun, to take time away from our kids and to take care of ourselves. When someone feels rotten about their day or asks me “what should I do? we had a fight” , I often say “take care of yourself first. Love yourself. ”

A famous Dalai Lama quote says it all ““If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.” I believe one cannot give what one does not have.

People who love themselves are truly able to love others and let others love them. People who love themselves and hold themselves in high esteem are those who give the most, contribute the most and love the most

I know it isn’t easy to have a “me day” especially with growing kids but I knew having a photo shoot for the Blog na Pinoy is a wonderful break from our usual routine. As Anna Manila aptly said “Only for that day, they will play dress up to the nines. The moms who blog and lunch and farmtown together, who whisper deep dark secrets to each other, and attend each other’s kids birthday bashes. Only for that one day, they won’t be drudges nor grunges but rather hot mommas on cam.”

Perhaps for Anna Manila, this is one of the late-life adventures she subliminally foresaw when she wishfully subtitled her ode20ld blogsite “THE BEST IS YET TO BE.”

Only for that day, mom bloggers reveal our inner diva.

And only for that day that we dare to show you how wacky we can be.


Thank you Mike Yu for the photo shoot. We look so glam.

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (1402 Posts)

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