Sassy Mom's Life http://sassymomslife.com Mon, 24 Jun 2013 08:02:16 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 Goodbye Summer http://sassymomslife.com/2013/06/goodbye-summer/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://sassymomslife.com/2013/06/goodbye-summer/#comments Mon, 24 Jun 2013 08:02:16 +0000 sassymom http://sassymomslife.com/?p=1298 Summer has ended and kids are now back to school. Their summer program has also ended. My son, who took up piano lessons this summer, refused to join the recital. I guess he still has to overcome his stage fright. Next summer, he wants to learn the guitar and pay the electric guitar like the epiphone les paul silverburst. Oh well, as long as they are happy and more blessings would come for me to afford it…It won’t be a problem.

I love summer! especially when I know that the kids are home and I can spend quality time them and cook up vacations and even staycations — it’s enough to make me happy. For soon, I know they will have their own activities that won’t even include me at all. For now, I am still savoring the moment ;-)

 

 

 

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Happy 18th! http://sassymomslife.com/2013/06/happy-18th/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://sassymomslife.com/2013/06/happy-18th/#comments Mon, 24 Jun 2013 07:48:46 +0000 sassymom http://sassymomslife.com/?p=1294 I am blessed to have a wonderful and talented daughter like you. It gives me pride to see you grow up responsible and with full of dreams. Keep it up my daughter! The world is yours to conquer. Papa and I will always be there for you.

My prayer is that you continue to be strong in faith. The Lord will always lead you to the right path. I love you.

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Time to Celebrate! http://sassymomslife.com/2013/04/time-to-celebrate/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://sassymomslife.com/2013/04/time-to-celebrate/#comments Thu, 18 Apr 2013 07:49:54 +0000 sassymom http://sassymomslife.com/?p=1285 To pass a Licensure Examination is a big thing and to think that our exam was only a portion of what Architects, Engineers, Doctors and Lawyers took during their licensure exams. My renewed confidence to these profession for all their hard work.

Now, my batch mates from the review class, will be having our own victory celebration. After all the difficult, back-breaking review, it’s time to celebrate! Wines will pour out and cigars will be lit. Time to mingle and renew our network for our new profession.

While the real estate environment is still on the rise and investors still have the trust and confidence in our economy, I pray that this endeavor of mine will be a successful one.

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Summer Activities http://sassymomslife.com/2013/04/summer-activities/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://sassymomslife.com/2013/04/summer-activities/#comments Mon, 01 Apr 2013 02:02:23 +0000 sassymom http://sassymomslife.com/?p=1279 It’s summer once again and I have to think of ways to keep my kids busy.

After discussing with my children, and asked them what they like, my boy decided to take up piano lessons. He was also considering guitar lessons so he can also learn to use her sister’s nylon string guitar but I told him once you know how to read notes, it will be easy for you to read chords. So, piano lessons it is for him this summer.

As for my daughter,  Hubby asked her to work for our newly opened office for the summer so she can help set up :-)  I say it’s a good training ground especially now that she has graduated from high school. It’s also a good time to bond with us, her parents before she goes into a boarding house next year.

 

 

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I passed! http://sassymomslife.com/2013/04/i-passed/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://sassymomslife.com/2013/04/i-passed/#comments Mon, 01 Apr 2013 01:48:29 +0000 sassymom http://sassymomslife.com/?p=1281 I am proud that I am now a Licensed Real Estate Broker! Yippeee! After 120 hours of studying another 16 hours of review and my own personal review time (which took out most of my social life for almost 3 months) — I passed! The hard work paid off.

I took the REBLEX (Real Estate Brokers Licensure Exam) last March 17. The exam took one day with 400 items to answer. It was exhausting. And after finishing the third exam, I really thought I would not make it to the cut. Good thing the questions in the first and second exams were mostly what we have taken up. I think that pulled my scores.

I thank the good Lord above for guiding me….. I offer this to you!

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Limited space in the city http://sassymomslife.com/2013/02/limited-space-in-the-city/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://sassymomslife.com/2013/02/limited-space-in-the-city/#comments Mon, 25 Feb 2013 05:45:07 +0000 sassymom http://sassymomslife.com/?p=1275 Hubby’s office is finally habitable! Although we still need to complete the finishing touches, for now, this will do.

In the photo is the view from his office which I will often use since he is not around much. It’s the first time today that I held office in that room, and much to my surprise I was so productive. I am enjoying the view and the quietness of the room, away from disturbances at home.

I am proud that hubby has already established this office and it’s so near our residence and far from the traffic of the CBD — but as you can see, I have the view of most of the CBDs in the Metro. And most importantly parking is not a problem! In Makati, pay like a P150 per day for whole day parking. Honestly, why would I look for an office where even my guests won’t have parking.

Frankly speaking, the CBDs have very limited space even for a parking, that is why most parking tenants are coming up with ideas to double up their parking spaces like the garage car lift, which is becoming popular nowadays especially in Manila.

Best of luck to my hubby in all his business endeavors.

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Being a full time parent http://sassymomslife.com/2013/02/being-a-full-time-parent/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://sassymomslife.com/2013/02/being-a-full-time-parent/#comments Tue, 12 Feb 2013 04:29:21 +0000 sassymom http://sassymomslife.com/?p=1270 When I hear about stories like teenage pregnancy, substance abuse and even too much partying among teenagers nowadays, I thank the LORD for guiding me through my decision of being a full-time Mom.

The bond between me and my kids are so strong that even though their Dad now takes them to school and I am back to working, they still come to me for everything. Admittedly, I get irritated at times when they have spent the whole trip to school with their father and still not say a word but when I think about it, I feel really guilty! That’s when I realize that it’s easier for my kids to approach me anytime cause we have spent more time together when they were growing up. How can I not understand that?

The other night Hubby and I were already at the brink of argument because my daughter comes home from school very late because of her PEP Squad training and her being part of a production in the school play. I had to remind my hubby that it is better that our kids are involved in school activities rather than in some other unproductive and life-destructing habits.

“Ninety percent of American high school students report that some of their classmates are using illicit drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, during the school day, a new survey found.

When asked to estimate how many were involved, these teens reported that about 17 percent of students — roughly 2.8 million — are abusing drugs during the school day, according to the survey.” – US News Health

Alarming indeed. That’s why there are a lot of facilities that cater to Drug Alcohol Detox Rehab, but what if you cannot afford one? I am sure those facilities like drug rehab los angeles can cost a fortune.

That’s why the responsibility falls on parents like me to keep these children away from the harmful vices and from peers who can influence them. Prevention is still better than cure.

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Choosing the right sofa http://sassymomslife.com/2013/02/choosing-the-right-sofa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://sassymomslife.com/2013/02/choosing-the-right-sofa/#comments Tue, 12 Feb 2013 04:02:04 +0000 sassymom http://sassymomslife.com/?p=1267 The living room /receiving room is the first place visitors see when they enter your house. It makes a lot of sense to say that a sofa is one of the most important furniture purchases.

Before buying one, you should consider the space, the look that will fit your personal style, the usefulness, and of course one that adds character to the room.

In my hubby’s dictionary use comes before aesthetics. That’s why in every major purchase at home, I see to it that the efficiency of the item comes first before I look into its beauty. For instance, in a sofa, the fabric plays an important role to its usability and beauty. When the kids were growing up, we knew that a leather sofa would last more that the regular cloth. Since you cannot avoid kids jumping up and down on it even if you tell them not to, a leather fabric is a great idea. I do not have to worry about having it cleaned periodically. I remember having had a leveling feet placed on my old sofa cause one of the inner support broke down. It was because my son thought it was cool to practice his jumping skills. Hahaha! I could only laugh remembering it. And I did not lift a finger to replace it since it will be a futile exercise. Now that the kids are quite grown up, I have changed my sofa into a nice looking one with the fabric I want.

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Grad Ball http://sassymomslife.com/2013/02/grad-ball/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://sassymomslife.com/2013/02/grad-ball/#comments Tue, 12 Feb 2013 03:38:25 +0000 sassymom http://sassymomslife.com/?p=1262 Yes, I will have a college student next year. Time flies so fast and I have been telling myself that for the past years. I sometimes cannot cope up with it. Oh well, I just have to make the most out of it.

Next month, my daughter will graduate from high school. What she is excited about right now is her graduation ball. I have hired someone to make her ball gown. The firs fitting went well last night and she is happy with the dress. Photos to follow — I don’t want to preempt the excitement.

As for the stage mom — that’s me! I have arranged everything to make her night a memorable one.

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Winter Clothing http://sassymomslife.com/2012/12/winter-clothing/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss http://sassymomslife.com/2012/12/winter-clothing/#comments Fri, 14 Dec 2012 07:20:24 +0000 sassymom http://sassymomslife.com/?p=1260 First time I am here in the US and it’s winter, although there’s no snow in the places I have visited, it still is very cold! It’s fun to wear boots and jackets all day… one thing I cannot do when you live in a Tropical country.

Even in LA, California it becomes very cold at night especially when it’s raining. I wear socks even when I go to sleep.

I have shopped for winter clothing (that’s what I call them). Now they will have their own space in my closet since I won’t be able to use them. At least, I already have them. I shopped here instead of back home since I can look for bargain prices here. Next, I will have to buy my kids so that when we travel, they will also have their own winter clothing.

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