Welcome to my new look!
I’ve been wanting to change my theme but there hasn’t been enough time or energy to do it while I was still working. So when I finally quit my work-from-home job, one of the projects I set out to do was to update my blog.
Although I loved my old WordPress theme, especially how SEO-friendly it was, the look was getting a bit too old. It was time to update it!
It happened accidentally. I was chatting with one of the winners in a recent blog contest I hosted for Potentilla Diffusers. Yvie happens to be an artist and web designer and I’ve known her in the past few years through social media circles. (Facebook connects indeed!)
And so we discussed online, exchanged ideas and emails, designs went back and forth, until she finally came up with this custom WordPress theme for Imom Online! And I am so loving it. Continue reading A spankin’ new theme!
Wow! It’s still Christmas here??! 😛
I can’t believe how this year’s first quarter just zoomed by! And how I have totally neglected this blog.
Work is what got in the way.
Work-from-home perks: working in pajamas and in the company of Parker 😀
I am thankful, though, for being blessed with a home-based job. In the past 5 months, I realized how lucky stay-at-home moms are today, because they have opportunities that were not available 10 years ago. I’m talking about online jobs that run the gamut from writing, blogging, managing social networks, customer service, and virtual assistants. Home-based jobs are ideal for moms like me who have kids and a home to take care of, but still want to keep a job. I will blog (fingers crossed!) about this on another day.
Anyway, I’m so back. I wanted to renew my commitment to blogging because it’s this blog, after all, that has led to a lot of opportunities for me. And I miss blogging! I miss sharing with you my inanities and randomness. I miss going to events! Hopefully I’d be able to manage my time better and update this blog at least once a week.
I want to send a special shout-out to those who have been visiting and leaving comments despite the obvious inactivity around here. Thank you! 🙂
My blog is this year’s Best Home & Parenting Blog! I know, right? I still can’t believe it too! I was not expecting to win anything last night at the Philippine Blog Awards.
Photo From the Philippine Blog Awards Facebook Page
Anyhoo… So I was really stumped and kinda fumbled when I got up on the stage for the, uhhh, acceptance speech! (ZOMG, who would ever think I’d be doing crazy stuff like this one day??) Continue reading iMom: Philippine Blog Awards 2010 Best Home & Parenting Blog
Heart of Rachel has been nominated for the Blogger’s Choice Award at this year’s Philippine Blog Awards. And my vote totally goes to her!
Rachel is one of the first bloggers (a mom at that!) I met online, and offline! The first time I met her, I thought that her sweetness and gentleness in her blog also shines through in her personality. She really is one of the nicest blog-friends around. I also love how she lovingly shares her daily family adventures through candid posts and photos. Her blog is one that you will easily enjoy reading.
Go, go, go Rach! (insert *Plurk‘s banana dance* here)
To vote for Rachel, please go here for the guidelines.
The Philippine Blog Awards will be on September 21, 2008 at One Esplanade, and is generously supported by the following: [UPDATED, 9/17/2008] Continue reading Rachel is my choice!
The other exciting personal pursuit I talked about in my previous post is The Filipino Mom Blog. And it is finally online!
How did this begin? It was never intended to be a full-blown blog project… All we – Cess, Cookie, Feng, Julie, Lynn, Wenchie and I – wanted to do initially was to blog about our eating conquests. But, well, now it seems we wanted to do so much more. 😀
What makes the FMB so interesting is how we were brought together. The seven of us met online as blogging moms. Because we lived near one another, we started organizing sporadic little meet-ups – for coffee, for dinner, for spa dates, even a picnic with the kids. Eventually, we became more real than virtual friends. We shared little victories, asked each other for advices, and simply enjoyed each one’s company. I realized how real and special our friendhip has become when I read about a wish that was granted… And I was part of that wish! (*sniff, sniff*)
Oh, we have many stories to share. I could go on and on and on. But I suppose you’d rather read about them at The Filipino Mom Blog. We hope our stories about family, friendships, food and everything in between will inspire you.