The harsh reality of my job on Bantayan island

“And you M’am, what’s your profession?” is probably the question I have been asked more than a billion times. “CEO of the Attila Cie, but you can also call me a Super Mama!” Have you ever had a job where you had no previous experience, no training, you couldn’t quit and people’s live were at stake? I am also a Super yaya,  HR manager of a very … Continue reading The harsh reality of my job on Bantayan island

Valentines: So far, so good!

“Mum, don’t plan anything for me this afternoon, I have a date with David. Remember, it’s Valentine“. My mouth fell open and I felt my heart sink. A D.A.T.E! at 5 years old. How does my little girl even knows the meaning of date? Winnie Pooh has never dated anyone, as far as I know. And Princesses don’t date, they marry directly. At least she added … Continue reading Valentines: So far, so good!

Live by the SunS

One of the things I love most about being a Stay at home Mum? My toddlers’ telling me stories made of Princesses, dragons and huge animals with magic powers (yep, I have a girl and a boy).  I love secretly observing them playing “let’s pretend” and creating their own little world and I feel blessed they let me in. I am supposed to be the one teaching them … Continue reading Live by the SunS

Why Motherhood must come with Waterproof mascara

Motherhood has turned me into a sprinkler: I am moved to tears so easily that it’s embarrassing. I Can’t watch a sad movie anymore, let alone the news. I couldn’t even made the first episode of Games of Thrones. I even cried the first time we watched Frozen. Yep. Motherhood does change you. My Attilas have pierced the big armor I had built to protect myself from … Continue reading Why Motherhood must come with Waterproof mascara

Happy Bday Maman (and thanks for aging so much more gracefully than Madonna!)

I am so proud of my Mum that I ‘ll embarrass her with a few pic to show you were we got our hot looks, our sense of humor and (some of) craziness from… Even if I didn’t have you as my Mother, I would choose you as my friend. I am so blessed to have you, ma poulette! So are my kids who have … Continue reading Happy Bday Maman (and thanks for aging so much more gracefully than Madonna!)

Who do I call? La Mama, of course!

Today’s prompt:  Have you ever faced a difficult situation when you had to choose between sorting it out yourself, or asking someone else for an easy fix? What did you choose — and would you make the same choice today? The answer to this question was almost a surprise to my own self. Me, the independent, fierce traveller, justneedairtobreath kind of girl did not even … Continue reading Who do I call? La Mama, of course!