Friday, June 25, 2021

Book Review: Homeschool Moms at the Feet of Jesus

 Hello mommies and daddies!

A few weeks ago, I volunteered to review a homeschool book. I was so inspired by the author, and homeschool mom Ms. Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag. For not only is she an author herself, but has also been training her children in creating their own literary works of art! She has also homeschooled her children for over a decade now and is generously sharing her thoughts and experiences in this book. All these on top of being a multi-awarded author, international speaker, and parenting coach.

This is my honest review of her tenth book Homeschool Moms At The Feet of Jesus (31 Days of Encounter With Our Lord). Mommies, I know you are busy so reserve your free copy now of the e-book via this link: https://mailchi.mp/3d2b27341282/homeschool-moms-devotional. You can also Download for FREE during the virtual book launch on June 30 and July 1

Amazon Prime members can download the eBook for free before and after the free book promotion. Regular Amazon.com customers can purchase the eBook at $4.99. 


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Our family has been homeschooling formally and informally since my eldest was 3 years old. But to tell you a secret, I have been praying about homeschooling even when she was still in my tummy. Nobody in my family or friends’ circle has ever homeschooled but I really felt drawn towards it. If I may say so, I felt called to do it.

Fast forward to today. We now have 2 children, the eldest is 7 and our bunso is 4. We have collected a bit of homeschooling materials both from the Philippines as well as from providers from the U.S. Our shelves are almost bursting with homeschooling textbooks and workbooks from our learning provider, as well as picture story books we have collected (this is honestly what we prefer more). Naturally, our lives are also bursting from a lot of different things – more responsibilities, an almost pre-teen who loves to read and ruminate about life, a robust and kinetic pre-schooler who we have not been as focused on compared to her Ate. From external appearances, you would maybe think that “they’re okay, they know what they’re doing.” And in a small part, perhaps we were in that ‘okay’ zone.


And then this pandemic.

From my point of view, 2020 was really too stressful for almost everyone that even if we decided to push through with a year of homeschool enrollment, I felt that we were just doing the minimum. Which was weird because we were all at home 99.9% of the time; and really, if you were just quarantined at home, then you’d have lots of time in your hands. In my mind, this should have been a good year, at least with our homeschool. I wasn’t happy with that, perhaps my daughter who is an excited learner was let down as well. I have also told my husband many times, this wasn’t the kind of homeschooling that I want to offer my family. Should we then move them to another form of schooling – private or public? There was a struggle of wanting to provide them with the best but not knowing where to start because honestly, I want it all at once. Yes, we know that every day we are learning and that we should enjoy the process (no matter how difficult to get there) but the pandemic brought us a lot of insecurities about life that sometimes we are just longing for a successful end result in an instant. A reassurance that we will be okay, that we will be victorious. In that “I-want-it-now” mentality I was operating in, I never looked to the blessings and small successes that were happening in the day-to-day living and learning. I may have perceived them but I surely dismissed them as well

Ms. Teresa’s book Homeschool Moms At The Feet of Jesus helps ease that desire for “one and done”. The book is designed as a choke-free, easily digestible, 31-day encounter for us parents (whether you have been homeschooling for a long time or are currently thinking of taking the leap of faith), so we can pause for a short while each day and bring our worries, fears, dreams at the feet of Jesus.

Yes, you can definitely finish this book in one sitting – probably when kids are taking their nap or are again taking long to finish their meals haha! But my personal suggestion is to really use it day-by-day to help you in managing your homeschooling for today and the future. It’s not done-for-you (DFY), it also isn’t just do-it-yourself (DIY). Even better, we are called to do-it-with-Jesus (DWJ..that's new?!)!

I love how she shares her family’s experiences through each day of the book. Perhaps the one that resonated with me the most is Day 21 – Rest in Jesus. As I have shared, the year 2020 stretched us in all directions and we are a bit broken and are never the same. I never thought that having a proper rest could also be a way of honoring Jesus, especially when we have 1,001 things that needed to be done asap. In the theme of this book, this is how we can truly be at the feet of Jesus. For us to come to him, for our children as well to come to him. This is a powerful reminder that we are not called to be successful, but we are called to be faithful (quote from Mother Teresa). When we give ourselves time to rest and lay it ALL at the feet of Jesus, tired but knowing we are faithfully doing our best with our family then we can experience a beautiful release and a way of praying and believing that His will be done in our lives.

Get this book if:

  • You are a homeschooling parent - we all experience things differently but there are a lot of very similar circumstances we can learn from.

  • You are deciding whether to homeschool - honestly the children all learn a lot from home, maybe you can start on this month-long journey to help you decide.

  • You want a 31-day experience-based learning that can help you be more open with your fears and dreams in homeschooling and bringing up your children. Tip: finish the book, both the reading and writing per chapter, all the way to the end and you'll get your very own homeschooling game plan which you have accomplished the DWJ (see above!) way.

  • You literally have a lot on your mind and you can't focus day in and day out - consider this as your 31-day devotional focusing on a Bible verse and how it can illuminate the road for you as a homeschool parent. Sometimes we just forget to pray or set our thoughts on Jesus, this is a good way of doing both.

  • You are a homeschool dad - this is really bite-size for every day, but full of lessons. I'm sure pogi points pa when mommy sees how you are learning from this :)

Reserve your free copy now of the e-book via this link: https://mailchi.mp/3d2b27341282/homeschool-moms-devotional. You can also Download for FREE during the virtual book launch on June 30 and July 1

Amazon Prime members can download the eBook for free before and after the free book promotion. Regular Amazon.com customers can purchase the eBook at $4.99.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Podcasting in 2021

Hello dear readers!!! :D

2020 has been such a whack of a year, I admit that. Despite the things that we "lost", I decided to make up for it by gaining something out of new things to learn and adapt to in the new normal.

One of them is the decision to just go and jump right into podcasting. It's one of those things where I just feel pulled into. You know how it goes when you like or even instinctively like something - you don't even have to be sold. Hehe... 

So while I'm still learning the ropes in building a full end-to-end digital place for my professional brand, I'm parking everything here in my mommy space :)

Here's a trailer of things to come and I hope you guys enjoy it!




Thursday, April 8, 2021

Get Lucky with the RIGHT Preparation

𝗪𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗟𝗨𝗖𝗞𝗬? 🍀

Preparation is the key 🔑, para hindi sa huli ang pagsisisi. Nakakaiyak po talaga kapag ALAM mo na, pero nag-DELAY pa sa pag-DECIDE tapos naunahan pa tayo ng SAKIT 🥺

✅ Ask what you want to know

✅ Let's match your needs and budget to your plan

✅ Act FAST! Wag na magpa-tumpik tumpik pa ⏰

“Luck Is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity" - Seneca

START mo na ang PROTECTION now. Send me a message or click on our link for any questions: http://bit.ly/WeDoProtectLives3

 ❤️

-Madz Lim

Be #essentiallyprudentwithmadzlim


Friday, April 2, 2021

Chicken - Shiitake Mushroom Lugaw in the Instant Pot

How do you like your lugaw? When I was younger, I only loved one kind and that was the one that we would find in the wet market of Marketplace in Kalentong, Mandaluyong. It was soo rich and savory and was honestly a comfort to my tummy that was woken too early by my mom.



However, a close favorite would be the one that my husband's Amah makes from time to time. This is NOT her actual recipe. I just made tantya-tantya to recreate her chicken-mushroom lugaw.

Also, with 2 kids and no helper time is definitely of the essence. Yeah, siya talaga ang essential <3 So whenever I can, I make sure to always make use of gadgets that can help me. For this recipe, the Instant Pot was such a hit! Just 20 minutes to pressure cook. Of course, you also need to factor in the few minutes it would take to bring it to pressure.

If you have the IP, rice, chicken, ginger, mushroom (maybe?), I highly suggest this one. Tastes different and almost going to the rissotto route charr! Btw, we always keep a bag of dried shiitake mushrooms and just rehydrate it as needed. It lasts 2 years the whole bag.

Just a note, I absolutely adore mushrooms, black pepper, and ginger hence I really love this one! For some though, shiitake mushrooms might be an acquired taste so better check with your fellow home buddies.

Keep safe PH! :D

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Our #EssentiallyPRUdent way of preparing Chicken-Mushroom Lugaw for the family ❤
✅ use up what's in the fridge and pantry
✅ quick and no-fuss cooking in the Instant Pot IP
✅ Make it more healthy and hearty with mushrooms that help reduce cholesterol, reduce inflammation, and support our immune system


Thursday, March 4, 2021

Kundiman x Solenn

This is such a HOT HOT HOT topic in the interwebs today! Literally "art attack" or rather, "art attacked".

When Ms. Solenn posted this photo on her Instagram account yesterday, I immediately felt rather "disturbed". So I asked my husband, "hey, look at this pic and tell me what you think." In his normal fashion he just said, "okay naman!"

Perhaps he was just busy with his SOS (wow sakto! state of survival game) on mobile, he was just too preoccupied with his busy or maybe even blank thoughts so I again said, "sige na tignan mo ulit".

Source INSTAGRAM of Solenn Heussaff Bolzico

Syempre not satisfied that he wasn't seeing what I was seeing, I had to "launch" a discussion hahahaha...a mid-length one and when I finished sharing my thoughts hubby just asked, "so, what's your point??" And then I said that I just wanted to share my views and discuss it with him. Then he again asked "yeah, and then how will that affect the artist? How will that affect the people in that area? May magbabago ba?"

For the husband, nothing is wrong and nothing is even worthy of discussion with the thoughts I shared with him. Kasi nga naman, perhaps with this photoshoot, the community earned their keep and it would have been a fun experience too meeting a very talented, beautiful, and down-to-earth artist. And it's not everyday that you get to experience this level of art anywhere in the Metro. It's a win, right? It's most likely a win, yes?

So back to: MAY MAGBABAGO BA? question he asked me. I told him that obviously the artist has her own meaning, interpretation, artistic freedom to execute her art. Hubby even said that it's probably public domain road where we can do as we please as long as its within bounds of reason and the law.

Honestly, I told my hubby that I don't expect to change anyone or the world. I said that if I can make him see what I'm seeing then that's enough for me. And we can put the IG discussion to rest and have our breakfast hahaha :)

My observation is simple but I've been afraid to share it because I fear that no one shares the same sentiments as mine (yes, I read comments haha)... more than that, Solenn's creations are really beautiful so I don't ever want her to feel that her art babies are being mocked or that she is being diminished as a person.

IT IS NOT SOLENN'S FAULT. It just so happens that the artist, myself as part of the audience, and basically all of us are part of the reality of this SOCIAL REALISM. A society where we are allowed to casually step into the realm of the marginalized, regardless of our purpose (whether we wish to help, take advantage, etc.). A society where the marginalized are prohibited or restricted from sharing space with the rich - except perhaps as part of the workforce or maybe as painted art on a canvass. 

That was really the thing that disturbed me: the jolting realization that indeed there are 2 worlds. We may not like it but it is what it is for now. And the helplessness of asking yet another pivotal question: "What can we do?"

Will there come a day that a talented yet impoverished artist will be able to casually pull up a chair and pose with his/her art amidst lush mansions in the background?

When that day comes, I guess we can start answering to the question "MAY MAGBABAGO BA?"

-Madz Lim-
March 4, 2021


P.S. Congratulations and Thank you to Ms. Solenn. You have indeed created art pieces that are so thought-provoking it forces us to have discussions and really think about our world. I'm very sure that your Kundiman series will be able to help in more ways than one, in helping that artist break this divide. More power and hello to Tili and Nico! :D


Thursday, February 11, 2021

Happy Chinese New Year 2021!

𝗫𝗶𝗻 𝗡𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗛𝗮𝗼!  ❤

Wishing you Success in your businesses,
Joy and Peace in your heart,
Good Health for your household,
Protection from risks and uncertainties,
and Happiness for your family
May this new year hold lots of happiness for you! 😃
P.S. I personally made this fun "snow globe" effect CNY diorama...hope you all like it! 🙂





Monday, June 22, 2020

Happy Father's Day! :)

We learn so much from the fathers in our life so I thought about sharing these with you dear readers.

Happy Father's Day! <3








Thursday, June 11, 2020

Pluviophile Mommy

It's raining again!! :) Sometime during the lockdown I posted an FB story that little drizzles are actually my favorite. It surprised me that I also have some friends who share the same love for rain. :)

Call me sentimental - grey skies, tip-tapping, rain boots and a jacket....oooh, I just love haha <3

While many adore the sun, I, on the other hand, feel so recharged when it's raining (of course, not the ultra-stormy kind). It makes me feel more at peace and productive as well. Thought it was weird at first...but there was actually a study that shows Why Bad Weather Means Good Productivity. I loved it so much I use it often with my students back when I was still in University.

Definitely brings me back to my grade school days. I'd be ready in my uniform, only to see the school bus make a U-turn because classes are cancelled. Then I'd go on pretending that I'm in some sort of a boarding school, tidy up my bed and read a book. Such happy times!


When I was in the corporate world, I would ACTIVELY seek out protective gear too! I got Pluey's rain boots in a houndstooth design...if it wasn't too expensive I might have imported Hunter boots as well (and go on imagining stomping on mud in Glastonbury Festival). And the only reason I got caught out during Ondoy? Yup, my kikay self making a mad dash for a rain jacket in the mall. Lol!

I guess now that we've experienced this pandemic in our lifetime, we can safely say that life doesn't serve us just light drizzles
  • Sometimes it can be a super-bagyo level where we won't ever feel sentimental, recharged, or even productive. 
  • Sometimes it will be too muddy to even lift a foot up and move forward. 
So what do we do? We take it one step at a time. Whether you need just an umbrella or a trench coat with boots too, the important thing is to take that crucial first step. 

Through drizzles or stormier weather, here for you :)





Note: Mommy Madz of Mommy MeowMeow Blog is a Financial Advisor of PRU Life U.K. Essentially PRUdent is her Facebook Page that is dedicated to helping women and young families plan for their goals and create protection programs. While her EssentiallyPRUdent.com site is still under construction, she uses this platform to be able to share financial wellness to others :)

Monday, June 1, 2020

How I Disinfect my Home Workout Equipment

You know that funky gym-equipment smell (think back to your gym-going days...you know, pre- quarantine time)? 

You almost want to turn back and head home but sayang yung outfit and yung travel going to the gym :)



Now that we are mostly indoors, we still try to keep up with our workout routine. There are times when I don't feel motivated at all. For me, a good motivator (aside from food haha) would be a ready and clean set of home work-out gear and equipment.

At home I'm following HIIT exercises and there are mostly floor exercises. Imagine all the sweat going to the mat. Yikes! At first I just clean it with soapy-watered rag but since we have a steam mop anyway, I tried it and it makes me feel secure that my mat really is clean. After all:

"Based on scientific data and experiments, steam is effective in killing and eliminating up to 99.99% of viruses1 from surfaces" (https://www.polti.co.uk/)

So alam na...when bacteria 🦠 in our skin mixes with sweat and transfers to our exercise mat, it's really a no-no 🙅🏻‍♀️🙅🏻‍♀️ to just leave it there to dry. We really have to clean our home equipments too. You don't want that funky gym-odor in your home workout equipment right?

My Workout Equipment Cleaning Routine:

1. After a homeworkout, I clean the mat with soapy-watered cloth.

2. Rinse the cloth with water and use the same now-clean cloth to rinse the soap out of your mat

3. If you have a steam mop, use the small attachment to steam mop the  surface of your exercise or yoga mat. (We use POLTI PH Vaporetto Smart 40 Steam Mop. I got it from Lazada back in 2018) This is also the attachment we use for steaming our pillows and mattress. This model also has a bigger attachment to steam mop floors and carpets.

4. Air-dry it.

5. Don't just roll the length of the mat! 

6. Fold the mat in half, making sure that the clean part is inside, then roll it from the fold.

7. If you have a garter / velcro / thick string, use it to tie the rolled mat.

That's it! :)

Let's keep healthy and keep viruses and bacteria away! :D  🏃🏻‍♀️ 




P.S. We're using BodyBoss.com HIIT exercises at home :)

P.P.S. This is not a sponsored post

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Online Road to Financial Wellness (Mar. 30 5PM via Zoom)

Hello Mommies!!!! :)

Pause muna tayo sa Netflix...kahit for 30minutes lang :) In that 30 minutes, you can learn more about how you can improve your family's personal finance. In 30 minutes you can learn ano ang puwede pang ika-ginhawa ng pamilya for now and the future. See you tomorrow!  :)

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Would you agree that for many of us, 𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧 = 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧? 🌿👨‍🌾👩‍🌾 It's true that we are forced to stay home for weeks but it doesn't mean that we can't be productive nor be better.

Like how we "Konmari" our physical stuff, we always have the power to change and improve our 'financial narrative'.

A̶l̶w̶a̶y̶s̶ ̶s̶h̶o̶r̶t̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶c̶a̶s̶h̶?̶  Let's learn how we can plan and produce a positive cash flow
W̶o̶r̶r̶i̶e̶d̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶t̶o̶d̶a̶y̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶f̶u̶t̶u̶r̶e̶?̶ Know that there are financial tools that can help you prepare for life's many uncertainties.

We invite you to our online and free 𝓡𝓸𝓪𝓭 𝓽𝓸 𝓕𝓲𝓷𝓪𝓷𝓬𝓲𝓪𝓵 𝓦𝓮𝓵𝓵𝓷𝓮𝓼𝓼 session via ZOOM app (https://zoom.us/join👩‍💻👨‍💻  sd

You know you have a lot of time on your hands. You know that you have nowhere to go for now. You know that there are still things you want to improve on.

So what will your 30-minutes be worth? I sincerely hope you can make it a time for planting tomorrow 

"Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later." - Chris Rock

JOIN our online and free ROAD TO FINANCIAL WELLNESS
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