Sunday, August 18, 2013

My Preschooler's Baon - A Daily Labor of Love

When I was still a student, I remember how my Mom is not the type who would wake up early to prepare our baon. She is a true-blue workahalic though, and she does put together other stuff we need for the school day - except for our baon. In short, she's not really into cooking or food matters - kahit kumain konti lang din. Hehe.

We had a cousin who helped us around the house, and she is a magnificent cook. Most times, she's the one who prepared our food for school. But when we were already of age (mga Grade VI onwards) to prepare our own baon, we were expected to wake up a wee bit early to prepare our food. So more often than not, our baon was 'pri-kanin' combo. Pritong hotdog, pritong nuggets, pritong porkchop - everything prito. Which come lunchtime became cold, wrinkled hotdog, cold, hard nuggets, and cold, leathery porkchop paired with our cold rice in our nagpapawis na baunan. *cringe*

Monday, August 5, 2013

WAHM-hood: 4 Things You Didn't Think You'd Need (But You Do!)

Just this afternoon, I realized I've come to a point in my WAHM-hood 'career' that I am itching for a change. I don't mean shifting back to corporate gear - just a change, anything to refresh my thoughts, my heart, my perspective... I am still reflecting on what that 'other road' to trod on is - but will keep this blog posted once I decide. :)

In the meantime, I wanted to share with you guys a few other realizations I've had about 'WAHM-ming', and this includes stuff (whether tangible or intangible) that I never thought I'd need in this home-based career but turned out to be necessary at one point or another (and another, and another, and another....)