Sunday, August 16, 2020

#theDLRs Youtube Channel

I have been inactive on the blog lately because I've found myself making content for our family vlog instead! šŸ˜‚ Creating videos takes much more time and effort, but I think I am also enjoying it more (so far). Below are some of our latest published vids.

Here, our madaldal kids take viewers on a tour of our house. I'm amazed by how natural it was for my firstborn Lia to talk on cam! Most of her words here are her own, we only instructed her to say "This is our terrace," for example, then the rest of the chika are already hers. Our little boy Rocco, on the other hand, just mostly mimics his ate. Haaay, these two.šŸ˜

On this next video, I cut Lia's hair! šŸ˜‚ Her hair was getting longer and more awkward already (her hair is naturally wavy and puffy), so I thought I should trim it. Yay or nay?šŸ˜

Here, Lia unboxes her Trolls World Tour Happy Meal toys! She's so happy doing this one.šŸ¤©

I'm not a pro at editing, but slowly, I will get there. What's more important is that I get to document our family's moments -- both through blogging and vlogging -- moments that we could happily go back to when the kids are already big, when their worlds do not revolve around Mom and Dad anymore.šŸ˜¢ Waaaah, matagal pa yun!

If you feel like it, please subscribe to our channel. Just search #theDLRs on Youtube and you will find us there.  Thanks in advance! šŸ’‹

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Finding Myself in Motherhood

If there’s one change that has had the most powerful impact in my life, it’s becoming a mom. My world shifted 180 degrees and there’s no turning back. Suddenly, I was no longer the old me. I’ve become selfless and strong, sensitive but invincible, discovering things in myself that I didn’t know existed. Everyday, I find myself in a roller coaster of happiness and worry, delight and exasperation, energy and exhaustion. But despite the steep slopes and tight turns, I feel the purest kind of love and joy in my heart that no tantrum or meltdown can erase. Others say that you will lose yourself when you become a mom. I disagree. It’s in motherhood that I found who I was always meant to be.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020


While working, my five-year old daughter walked up to me and I cupped her cheeks in my hands.

I said, "I love you."

In response, she cupped my face, too, and whispered,

"Me too. Even if you get mad at me sometimes."

I was moved.

There is really nothing as beautiful and pure as the heart of a child. šŸ’•


Everyday, make it a habit to count your blessings. Not just the big ones, but especially the little things usually ignored. Food on the table. Clean water. The smell of coffee. A bed to sleep in. The presence of family. Friends. A home. 

Name each blessing and you’ll find yourself in love with the life you have. Pay closer attention to the positive instead of the negative. To the highs instead of the lows. To the favors instead of the troubles. Pause, look around you, and choose to be genuinely grateful today. I tell you, it’s a wonderful, powerful feeling that will strum a lot of happy strings in your heart.

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