|Posted by Jasmine R. Dedomo on July 30, 2016 at 5:55 PM||comments (0)|
When I began blogging in summer, I thought it would be easy for me to manage my time as a working mom, but I was indeed WRONG. Well, it's been a month when I STOPPED blogging and what else can I blame but my HECTIC SCHEDULE! Ever since school has started, I was engrossed with a lot of paperworks, responsiblities as a class adviser, preparing instructional materials, and a lot more. I have attempted a lot of times to squeeze some time to blog and to travel, but time did not permit me to do so. It's just one day that I realized (while I was reflecting) that this can't go on-- I NEED to start all over again.
As I reflect, it'my work as a teacher that is preventing me to do the things I shoud've done. I have neglected my tutoring business (which helps us in our finances)-- I have failed to update the tutors' daily log and compute their salaries. I also failed to update myself when I will pay all the bills. I was always busy on weekends (going to the grocery and doing the laundry) and at the end of the day, I was freakin' tired :-( I can't think of doing other things, especially to travel because the next thing you wanted to do is to rest your exhausted body. So, while I refelct, I have thought one way on how I can manage my time-- I used my daily planner/organizer again and it is really EFFECTIVE. I keep track on which activity should I prioritize and even settle my bills on time. I use a notebook to log all the inquiries I receive in my tutoring business and allot time to answer their queries via sms and e-mail.
Another issue that I was able to resolve is my weekend. Supposedly, my weekends are intended for resting and bonding with my family. I experimented and shifted grocery day and laundry day from Saturday to Friday. I bought an automatic washing machine so I can multitask. It was a brilliant idea; however, I have to deal with additional bills. It was a risk that I had to take and I am positive enough that I can go all through the problems. I spend my weekends at home (screening applicants) and bonding with hubby and kids. So far, I am enjoying this :-) As you can see, I have started to blog again! Yahoo!
Balancing my work as a teacher and manager for my tutoring business is stressful. I always think of having a vacation to unwind, but it's still too early, but hey-- that doesn't mean I can't plan ahead of time, huh? I have already booked for an overnight stay in a hotel in Pasig for our wedding anniversary on October. I still have a lot of activities to plan:
-plan for hubby's birthday next week
-book for inexpensive plane tickets to either Palawan or Boracay for summer
-plan for Smart Tutee's anniversary on September
-plan for Bruce's 3rd birthday and my brithday celebration on November
Whew! I could go on and on but I cannot do all those if I won't be able to manage my time well. So far, the tricks are working for me as a working mom. Let's keep our fingers crossed and hope that everything will turn out fine. For those who are stressed (just like me before), find time to reflect and figure out ways on how you can solve your problem. It's not that easy, but you should take a risk and be able to face possible consequences.
|Posted by Jasmine R. Dedomo on May 10, 2016 at 6:45 AM||comments (0)|
Facebook is a very powerful tool I use (for communicating and marketing purposes) I use it to connect with long-lost friends and classmates, communicate and upload files to school-related work. I created three pages --the first one for business which has 1k plus likes; the other one is for the classes I handle; and the last one is for my digital magazine (My Barbie World) It is very convenient to upload files and to announce because most of the students have Facebook account. But of course, not everything is perfect. I will enumerate what I have experienced and suggest what should be done.
|Posted by Jasmine R. Dedomo on May 8, 2016 at 5:35 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Jasmine R. Dedomo on May 4, 2016 at 6:25 PM||comments (0)|
Have you realized how your MOM loves you? Think of what she does everyday (calls and sends text messages) just to make sure that you are safe. Most of the moms prepare your food before going to school or work. Full-time moms wash and press your clothes. Some even opted to work just to augment the family income and to make sure that you can eat thrice a day. Were you able to THANK her for all the efforts and sacrifices? This coming Sunday (May 8, 2016) will be another celebration of Mother's Day. Here are some activities/tips on how you can spend the day with her.
1. If you don't have a budget, simply greet and thank her for everything she has done to you. Say the magic words "I LOVE YOU."
2. Give her a Mother's Day card that you created, pick some flowers and buy chocolates or sweets..
3. If you cannot treat her to a lunch or dinner in an expensive restaurant, just cook and prepare her favorite food for her. You may go instead to a park and have picnic there.
4. If you can't take her out to a movie date, just have a movie marathon (using the CDs that you have and just buy chips and soda from the grocery store.
5. Make her feel relaxed and pampered. Don't let her work for the whole day-- offer her facial treatment and foot or hair spa (which you can do). You don't have to take her to a salon-- just buy beauty products from Watsons.
6. If you still have a budget, you can book an overnight stay in an affordable hotel.
Note: I will update this blog for recommendations about affordable hotels to stay for Mother's Day.
UPDATE: This is how we spent the Mother's Day (May 8, 2016)
When I woke up, my children greeted and kissed me.
We had a simple Mother's Day celebration-we just ordered pizza andShakey's.
Mother's Day celebration doesn't need to be expensive and luxurious. The important thing that matters is that YOU have shown LOVE and APPRECIATION for your mother.