Earlier today, I watched a video that Tina of Truly Rich Mom shared on Facebook. “Mighty” is a blog post turned into a Mother’s Day video. I was in tears while watching the video because it truly captured motherhood.
I’ve had a fair share of belittling comments from other people about me being a work at home mom: that I’m wasting my education, that I’m putting my career on hold, yada-yada-yada. What they don’t know is that being a mother, being around the kids all the time to witness their milestones with your own eyes, is actually very fulfilling — in my opinion, even more fulfilling than being a CEO of a huge company or traveling to close a business deal.
Thing is, no matter how much you explain to people that you are happy with your choice, they will often just give you a pat on the back then they shake their heads in pity.
I used to feel super down every time I hear negative comments about me being a young mom. There was even a time when I started to believe that maybe I really am a failure because I’m not doing anything with my life. But with the help of Daddy A and other Mommy friends, I stopped pitying myself and became a proud WAHM and Mommy Blogger.
It all started when Daddy A offered to “sponsor” my make over. It’s true what they say: sometimes the way you look may affect how you feel about yourself. During the time that I felt really down, I used to go out in jogging pants and a lose shirt, I always wore my hair up and I didn’t wear make up (not even lip gloss!). No wonder people were pitying me… because I was a pitiful sight!
I really felt good after getting my hair done, so I moved on to updating my closet. Although they are really comfortable, I decided to stop wearing jogging pants and shirts when I go out.
Enter Oh! Kay Ganda (Instagram), an online shop that sells fashionable, but very affordable clothing pieces. I visited Kay, the shop owner and my cousin, just a few days ago and talked to her about my closet update. I saw the clothes she is selling and asked her if she has anything for Mommies and little girls. She didn’t have any available then, but yesterday, she called me up and asked The Princess and I to try on her Mom and Baby Collection.
The Princess and I never went on a shoot before so I’m really happy that the photos came out pretty good. The leggings are really stylish and comfortable so I thought, “I should share this to my Mommy readers!” I talked to Kay about the possibility of a giveaway and she said yes!
We are giving away matching animal print leggings to one lucky Mom and her little girl!