• A Feature in Lifestyle Network
• A Feature in Working Mom magazine
• 1 year supply of KFC bucket meals (54 buckets)
• Manila Ocean Park Ultimate Experience
• Hotel H2O Overnight Accommodation
• Anti-stress body wrap and mind and body flow massage from The Spa.
Then head on over and register in KFC’s Super Mom website at www.kfc.com.ph/supermom.
To join the promo:
- Just post a photo of your family enjoying a KFC Bucket and share your supermom tips at your very own page at the site. The tips could be about how you balance work and family life, creatively spend time with family and/or how you enjoy “me” time.
- Invite your family and friends to your mini page at the KFC website so that they could view and VOTE for your tips! 5 percent of the criteria go to the number of votes and likes moms get on their tips so make yours unique! Originality (35%), Practicality (30%) and Creativity (30%) round up the rest of the criteria.
I’m a mom and a supermom in training (HA!) but seriously, blogging and tweeting have introduced me to like-minded moms who have provided me with a lot of great tips and tricks to keep me sane amidst my day job, blogging and operating our shop. As I move and trudge along the path of parenthood, here are some things that I’ve learned and are proving to be golden so far:
the boss, no doubt about it!
Surrender your schedule – As much as we’d like to stick to a plan during the weekends, what matters most is that our little brood is together and even if plans don’t pan out, we make the most of what we have — even if it means going through the day with pee stains on your dress (silver lining: shop for a new dress haha!
Make Time for Yourself – I admit, I sometimes use my bath time as my me time. Even if it’s just an extra 15 minutes to myself I own those minutes to recharge, relax and to let go. Bawal ang Stress Drilon!! It’s true that the kids and the hubby pick up on these and they absorb the stress too. I truly believe that in order for me to be present for my family, I always need to step back and to have some time for myself. It can be as fun as a spa day with friends, grocery shopping, taking a walk or watching your favorite show. Own your me time!
Schedule a Date Night with the Hubby – I stand by this. Reconnecting with the hubby is important because you need to be adults and enjoy yourselves as adults. Chasing after a toddler, changing the diapers and talking about poop are all part of our roles now but we should always remember to rekindle the romance and to reconnect. Even if it’s just a date at your neighborhood restaurant, what matters is that at that hour or two away from the kid, it’s just you and the hubby enjoying each other’s company.
Delegate – Being a supermom is not possible without a super hubby. I have a tendency to do everything myself (I’m a Capricorn! It’s written in the stars! Haha) because I’ve always felt guilty when I have to ask for help. Lucky me that BDW has always reminded me that he is willing and able to help. I have taken up his offer and it allowed me to do the other things that are just as important for DW.
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff – See the Bigger Picture – We have a tendency to stick to routines that we forget why we’re doing them in the first place. Is it that important to have the kid’s books color coded and arranged by author? I have long given up on being able to arrange DW’s toys. We have a big plastic bin in our room which is toy central. It’s a black hole and all of DW’s toys goes in there. Of course DW loves getting them out all the time but we’ve made it a point that we pack away those toys together. We sing about it too and it’s instant bonding time for me and him as well as a chance to teach DW shapes, colors and other things.
(I share more tips here: Tips for Working Moms)
Mother Teresa said it’s not how much you do, but how much love you put into the doing that matters. I hear ya sister!! Good luck Super Moms!!