How Breastfeeding Becomes an Emotional Journey for Moms

The beauty of breastfeeding is that it is so many things at once. Although a breastfeeding session is primarily a response to a child’s physiological need, it is also part of a bigger and oftentimes deeper journey that both the mother and her child undertake.

I have been breastfeeding my daughter for 6 months now. While we are still in our beginning steps compared to many moms and kids who have been taking on their breastfeeding journey for years, I have already discovered a lot about how breastfeeding becomes an emotional journey for moms. Here’s what I learned.

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6 Homeschooling Myths, Busted!

Homeschooling is becoming a popular choice among parents nowadays. One reason is safety, as kids don’t have to leave their homes to attend school. Another reason is convenience, as stay-at-home or work-from-home parents can closely monitor their child’s educational progress without being restricted by a fixed daily schedule. Still another is individualized instruction, for kids can study at their own pace and use their own learning style to succeed.

However, many parents, especially those who will be sending their kids to school for the first time, are still skeptical about homeschooling because of the many misconceptions surrounding it. We asked Mommy Juvy Sy, a homeschooling mom for almost 12 years, to help us correct these misconceptions by sharing with us how homeschooling worked for her and her five kids: Aaron Jayfer (Grade 10), Chesca Angelyn (Grade 8), Andrew Jayvee (Grade 6), Alfonso Jaycee (Grade 4), and Adam Jayden (Grade 3).

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Summer Activities to Prepare Your Kids for Big School

This coming school year might be huge for you, Moms and Dads, because either your kid will go to a big school for the first time, or you will transition your kid from being homeschooled for years to going to a big school. Whichever the case, the key to making your kid (and you!) less anxious is to prepare as early as you can!

Summer vacation is the time spanning weeks or months when kids are at home and on break until the next school year. While this time is usually spent on travel, leisure, and games, it wouldn’t hurt to enroll them in a class or two to help them prepare for big school. If you’re unsure of what classes they should take, we prepared this article for you!

In choosing the classes or activities your child should take this vacation, it pays to understand what exact skills they need to develop. To help you decide, here is our list of skills along with our recommended classes:

Summer Activities to Prepare Your Kids for Big School

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How to Be a Mom When You Experienced Losing Yours

“Mommy, how do I do this? Can you please help me?”; “Mom, I need you! I have an emergency!”; “Mommy, can you take care of her today, I have something important to do.”; “I love you, Mommy, thank you for being here!”

These were some of the words I wished I could tell my Mom when I found out I was pregnant but, fate had a different story ending for me and my mom, so I utter these words instead:

“Hi Mommy, I miss you!”; “I wish you were here and see her grow.”; “Mommy, I can’t do this, please guide me, watch over me.”; “I know it was you, Mommy, thank you for being her personal angel!”

It has been 8 years since my mom went back to her home in Heaven, and admittedly, it still stings when I wish she’s still here helping me take care of my first daughter. It was honestly a daunting feeling when I knew I was pregnant because I didn’t have her around. But somehow, I still feel blessed to know that my daughter has her personal angel watching over her all the time.

Here’s a quick list that I came up with as I tried to cope with the excitement of having a baby while trying to balance my grief in losing a parent.

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