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Sacrifices for Loved Ones

It’s hard to recall personal “sacrifices” that I have made for my family because I don’t consider them sacrifices but part of my responsibility as a mother and wife. 

I can share with you were the occasions when I was assigned provincial assignments and did not see my kids for several days. Even when there was someone to watch over my kids, it’s different when you see them daily and monitor if they have eaten, took their vitamins, or completed their homework. I’m sure there are other moms out there who can relate to my experience. 

There was another instance when I was on assignment and got stalled in the area for days. A typhoon hit the province, and no available flights were going back to Manila. I wish I can voice out my complaint to my bosses for giving me the assignment then. But they can’t do anything about it as they too were following orders from the top.

I quit my job not because I don’t love the things that I do for more than a decade, but I thought there are more important things than earning money. I wish I’d stay, but there was a part of me that says I’d had enough. I’m still a working mom at present, but my home serves as my office for online opportunities. I’m happy that I’m no longer an absentee mom but a mom at their beck and call.

How about you what sacrifices you’ve made for your family lately?

Starting a Home Renovation Project

A home renovation project can be time-consuming, but it can be worth all of the work involved when you see the outcome. There are some tips to keep in mind when starting a renovation; and some things you might want to avoid. There are ways to begin a project now if you have an idea of what you want to see different in the house.

Whether you want to do all of the work on your own or hire someone to do the renovations, it’s best to assess the home to find out what work would be best and what should be left alone. There might be parts of the house that don’t need to be improved or are not stable enough to withstand a complete renovation. Once you have assessed the home to determine the best ideas, then you can start looking at the materials needed and how much money you will need for the project.

All of the systems in the home need to function correctly. These include the electrical system, plumbing, and heating. Issues with the electricity or plumbing need to be corrected before the renovation is complete. It is also the best time to examine the heating and cooling system for any issues with the filter or how the system operates.

If you’re replacing appliances as a part of your renovation project, then consider getting energy-efficient appliances. Some states will offer a rebate if you purchase energy-efficient appliances. Other states give credit if you properly discard older amenities that are not energy efficient. A usual project in the kitchen is replacing appliances with stainless steel or replacing the cabinet faces.

Windows and doors can also have a dramatic effect on the home. You want to get something that will blend with the rest of the design of the house. If the interior is small, consider lighter colors and more glass on the doors to allow natural light inside the home. For added protection to wade off insects from coming inside the house, you can add a screen roll to the window. It’s cheaper and saves you money to buy bulk screen rolls

Father’s Day 2021

God is good for giving me a wonderful husband. My guy is the embodiment of a close to perfect husband and deserves the accolade for being an ideal father to our two kids.

Thank God for Godly Men

To the dads who cared during hard times, and cheered for us in the good ones…

To the men who showed us what it means to work hard and show up consistently…

To the father figures who offered us timely advice and practical support…

To the men who continue to support, encourage, and inspire us…

Thank you for showing us what it looks like to be a godly dad. You are seen. You are called. You are valued. You are loved. (From