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MMIA: Momma Missing in Action


Wow. It’s been a while since I last blogged about my (mis)adventures. I have difficulty juggling kids, online work and even the household. So, what’s up with me lately?  

1. Valentine’s Day.  

Ours wasn’t a fancy one. No dinner at expensive restaurants, no flowers and chocolates, just us celebrating Hearts Day as a family. I decided to cook dinner and prepared Cheesy Bacon Baked Potatoes, Garlic Rosemary Chicken (get the recipe here) and baked Moist Chocolate Cake. My eldest helped me out in the baking process, so you can just imagine how messy our kitchen looks. MMIA

Just excuse the lack of creativity in my chocolate cake. I’m still working on my frosting skills and baking cake is not my forte – yet. 

2. New Work.

When I started working online, I had two or more employers all at the same time. I only have one kid at that time so it was pretty easy for me to meet their demands and juggle different employers. When my second child was born, I trimmed my employers down to two then eventually, I have to let go of one and just stick to my high-paying employer, which is not that bad. 

Last week, I had an “interview” from an Australian company, inviting me to write for them. After negotiating the terms and the employer seemed understanding and legitimate, I went up for the job. It’s still a writing job but everything is pretty new to me so I accepted it. Yun nga lang, most of my free time is spent on writing instead of blogging. Oh, the life of a freelance writer. 

3. New Yaya.

I am maintaining only one helper for the last few months who’s in charge of household work and taking care of the kids when I need to do some errands. Most of the time, I’m the one who takes care of the kids. I told my husband to hire another helper since this current yaya might leave anytime soon (well, you know yayas these days). I finally found one who is helping me with the kids so I can meet deadlines. I just hope this one will stay a bit longer unlike most yayas I had. 

4. New business. 

Aside from my online work, I also sell linen products online (check out Woodhouse Linens). It’s not that much but it’s giving us some extra in case we’re craving for coffee outside the house or takeout when we are too lazy to cook. Finally, my husband decided that we should start selling dresses (and eventually baby clothes) and see how it works. We’re still working on it and already in the process of designing and manufacturing the clothes. Oh, if you could help me come up with a name, I would really love it. We’re launching in two weeks time and we still can’t decide what to call our shop so suggestions are open. 

It’s been a pretty busy week but I’m not complaining. I’m just really happy and thankful that new opportunities are coming in and continuously blessing our family.  


A former law student turned stay-at-home mom of two. Join me and read my adventures as I go through this crazy world called parenting and mommy-hood.


  1. Maan

    Our situations are pretty much the same save for the yaya! It’s hard to juggle stuff no? Anyway, instead of working for clients, why don’t you try working truly freelance for websites like Writer Bay?

    23 . Feb . 2015
    • Ayi

      Hi mommy Maan! I tried iWriter before but I wasnt able to claim kasi everytime I meet the cashout requirement, bigla nila tataasan šŸ™ Will check out Writer Bay šŸ™‚ Is it a Filipino site?

      24 . Feb . 2015
      • Maan

        It’s not; UK-based sya, and super daming projects you can take. I’m also applying for, pero I haven’t been accepted yet.

        26 . Feb . 2015
        • Ayi

          Does it pay well? Yun lang ang worry ko eh because of my past experience with Kaya I prefer yung may employer talaga šŸ™‚ But will definitely check it out šŸ™‚ Thanks!

          26 . Feb . 2015
  2. Donna

    You are a super momma.. And life of a freelance writer is no joke.

    Hmm.. I’m still thinking of a perfect name for ur new business šŸ™‚

    24 . Feb . 2015
    • Ayi

      Thanks! Its hard to juggle everything but no complains šŸ™‚

      24 . Feb . 2015
  3. milastolemyheart

    Wow. Daming ginagawa. Please update me when you have your online shop up. I love shopping online for Mila’s clothes.

    24 . Feb . 2015
    • Ayi

      Hehehe. Kumikitang kabuhayan :)) Sure mommy. Will let you know once operational na ang online shop šŸ™‚

      24 . Feb . 2015
  4. Balot

    Pretty busy mommy out there šŸ™‚ Its not too late to greet you and family a happy love month šŸ˜€ Hope its overflowing with love.
    Got intrigued with your Garlic Rosemary Chicken, want to try…

    24 . Feb . 2015
    • Ayi

      I shared the recipe mommy šŸ™‚ You should try it. Masarap šŸ™‚

      24 . Feb . 2015
  5. May De Jesus-Palacpac

    Congratulations on your new job. Australians are generally good clients. It’s good that you have a business. I just started with mine, hopefully it picks up.

    24 . Feb . 2015
    • Ayi

      Thanks Mommy May šŸ™‚ I agree. I had a previous employer who is an Australian and he’s very nice. Pays well and on time too. Hehehe. What’s your new business? I would love to check it out šŸ™‚

      25 . Feb . 2015
  6. yvonnembertoldo

    Congratulations on your new job and business! Good luck and God bless šŸ™‚

    25 . Feb . 2015
    • Ayi

      Thank you šŸ™‚

      25 . Feb . 2015
  7. Que Sullano - Gavan

    Wow! Busy! Congrats on your new business.

    25 . Feb . 2015
  8. Emem Valenzuela

    Hi, I nominated you for The Versatile Bloggers Award.

    Please check my nomination

    27 . Feb . 2015
  9. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    You had been busy! Congratulations on your new business venture!

    27 . Feb . 2015
    • Ayi

      Busy, indeed. Thank you mommy Peachy! šŸ™‚

      28 . Feb . 2015
  10. Josephine Bahala

    its really nice how you are able to juggle everything! Wish you well With your new business! šŸ™‚

    12 . Mar . 2015

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