On Being a Fearless Mom
A Fearless person is someone who has no fear, in other words, someone who is brave. Do I consider myself as one? Hmmmm, let me first think of situations I consider myself brave: I am not afraid to do new things, like this year I was able to do mountain climbing, I am not afraid to travel (even with a limited budget), I am a fan of scary TV series and movies (exorcist and zombies hello there!) and the list goes on.
Still, does all those things mean I’m already fearless? Maybe yes I am!
My definition of a fearless person is someone who is “not afraid to face problems and ask help if needed”. If you have good mentors, supportive people around you and great partners, you can achieve your goal no matter what.
I was afraid to lost my job before because it means limited income for our family but we survived and it’s been 5 years already, I was afraid that I can’t be a good mom to Ren and that he won’t be able to catch up with his peers but he’s doing fine right now. I’m proud to say that I was able to help other special moms out there who are confused and don’t know how to start in raising their special child.
I was able to face those fears because my husband is a good provider, who is very supportive of my decisions and helps me along the way. I also have amazing support group in raising Ren and an amazing God to help us all the time.
100 FEARLESS FILIPINAS
I was so happy when Ariel, contacted me and included me on their list of 100 Fearless Filipinas.
I am honored to be given this recognition together with other well known personalities such as fearless Beauty Queen who I admire for being so passionate about sharing God’s word- Miriam Quiambao, fearless advocate for peace and development Amina Rasul, fearless advocate for health and environment Anna Kapunan, fearless beauty queen and advocate for children’s education Marilou Chua, fearless journalist Samira Gutoc-Tomawis, fearless entrepreneur Mandy dela Rama, fearless lifestyle columnist Mons Romulo, fearless female pilot Aimee Carandang Gloria and fearless founder of The Cravings Group Badgie Guerrero-Trinidad and of course The Queen of All Media no other than Ms. Kris Aquino.
They have shared to us their fears during the summit, yes even Kris. I’m sure you read about some of her revelations on showbiz sites and all over the news so I don’t need to tell you about it anymore.
I was with fellow fearless bloggers there too. Of course, the Kumare Bloggers are complete, yahoo!!!
100 TOUGH STAINS
At the event, 100 t-shirts with 100 different kinds of stains each were hanged on the wall. I was surprised to know that there’s stain for almost everything.
Before the event starts, they gave us a clean t-shirt and asked us to write what we fear there. I got a cappuccino stain, and guess what I wrote…. TRAFFIC!
Traffic? Yes that is one of my fears because I don’t like wasting my time on the road na dapat sana inii spend ko with my boys. I wish that there will be more jobs for mommies near their area so that they can spend more time with their families. #ariel100stainsin1wash #FearlessMommyBlogger #FearlessMom
Ang babaw di ba? But because of what I experienced that morning going to the event location, wherein I was stuck for 2 hours in Skyway that’s the first thing I thought of hahaha…. I was glad I do not experience that every single day. I salute every working Pinoys for their patience on the street of Metro Manila.
They collected all the t-shirts and after that, they put all of it inside Samsung washing machines with Ariel Power Gel (gosh I want to have that washing machine).
After a few minutes, viola the dirty clothes are now all white. I was shocked! I can’t believe it!
TO SEE IS TO BELIEVE
As a meticulous mom who doesn’t believe everything easily, I challenged Ariel at the comfort of our own house with my own hands.
A few days ago, Ren and I played soccer.
Whenever he plays this sport I let him wear the same outfit, gray short and white t-shirt.
My problem every time is that ang hirap linisin ng puting t-shirt after nyang maglaro, especially ang kwelyo (nanlilimahid sa libag hahaha). Some moms at school asked me why I let him wear white, and my simple answer is that “presko kasi”.
Look at how the white t-shirt looks like after he plays.
With the help of Ariel Power Gel, I was able to remove the stains easily and bring it back to it’s normal glory. Ang galing!
Now I’m a believer!
The power of Ariel in every wash leads to worry-free laundry experience which allows us to have more time for the things that are more important to us, our family!
Thank you so much to P&G and Ariel for giving recognition and acknowledgement to all the fearless Filipinas out there.
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