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I received a link to a very long article in The Atlantic early one morning. It was so long that it turned me off, save for the very compelling title: “How to Land Your Kid in Therapy“. A lot of people think that there is a stigma when one one goes to therapy or “goes to see the shrink”.
For a parent whose kid is in therapy, let me say that I learned so much more about him in particular, and parenting in general. The fact that he does therapy opened doors for me to ask more questions and seek answers about raising children; which is why when this (lengthy!) article came to me, I chose to take time to read it. (Not that I *think* I’m not being defensive; in fact, I *think* that everyone should go to therapy at some point or another. Yes, really.) Continue reading
While I’m not perfect, I absolutely cannot stand wrong grammar. Once, S and I were in this office for a meeting. They let us sit in one of the cubes of their admin assistants as we were waiting for the other participants for the meeting. The cube had a huge white board for them to list down their things to do, reminders, etc.
A large part of that white board had all these boo-boos they’ve “collected” in all the meetings they have attended. Okay, so maybe I can’t remember what they are, but that wall inspired me to collect my own. Hahaha!
Here they are:
- Transcend it down
- We’ll get back at you
- I’m stock in Sta Mesa
- They work hand-in-hand together
- I am referring about (product), and then about (product2) too for (company) consideration for a PO to bring down the cost low.
- It’s look like…
- In consonant with that…
- Looks like we should prepare to help and assist…
- Currently now, it’s booked for dec 8th.
How about you guys, do you know any??? Share!!!
My sister contributed this: ”Feed me back regarding…” (Winner!)
by Krissy Racho-Orobia (email@example.com)
- Let the special child feel more isolated and more ostracized from society. They may not express it, but it is hurtful. Very hurtful. They have enough pains already and th is a form of rejection.
- Hurt the parent of the special child as well. The mom may continue what she is doing and ignore you, but trust me, she heard you and your child. Quietly she is trying to counsel herself and trying to forgive you for your unintended rudeness. Special parents are good at hiding their pain to the point that “sainthood” is often dubbed on them.
- Deprive your child to learn compassion, understanding and appreciation of the different kinds of people God has created. Your child is not being rude, but just curious. Also, give your child more credit – you’d be surprised at how much they can understand.
- Pass up on your chance to grow in charity and kindness.
- Feel free to pass this around. Share similar stories if you have any. Help me improve on this article if you have other ideas. We’re beyond creating awareness – because what use is awareness if there is no action. Let’s break barriers!
- Come back again for another post I’m working on: “What special parents wish typical parents know.” Suggest other topics. Ask questions and I’ll try to answer -firstname.lastname@example.org
I got this in the mail the other day….
Hello Hot Mamas!
I hope you’ve got nothing planned for June 25th. I’m giving a short talk BRAND ME: Make Yourself A Powerhouse Brand. It is about self-branding and pulling everything together to build brand equity for mombloggers and mompreneurs.
This talk is part of the Spark Series of the Colab. Activities for your earthlings is being organized however if they are below 2 best that they have their papas or yayas to guide them. There is also an outdoor park right across the venue in Legaspi Village. Yummy snacks will be served by Kraze Kitch Bakeshop.
Slots are limited to 25, and reservations are first come first serve.
Here are the details again:
BRAND ME: Make Yourself A Powerhouse Brand
When: June 25th, Saturday
Time: 10:00 am
Where: COLAB, 4/F Optima Bldg., 221 Salcedo St. (Cor. Gamboa), Legaspi Village, Makati
See you there!
So, this company calls me in for an interview. With the president, no less. And while I knew I didn’t want to work full time (note: this company is notorious for not just full time work, but making sure they squeeze out the money they’re paying you), I wanted to meet the president.
When I received that call to come in and discuss possibilities, I didn’t even think twice. I said — YES. I figure, hey, how often does this opportunity come by? Besides, I thought it would be good to see if I were still — “marketable” (in the job sense).
The interview was set at 6:30pm (yes, normal ang overtime, besides the president is in meetings all day and handles several corporations, so what do you expect? The HR lady seemed really amazed — or was it relieved? — that the schedules worked out!).
But turns out, the president was extremely busy. I was called in nearly an hour later — I was hot (they turned off the aircon, perhaps in keeping with company policy), sleepy and tired (S arrived on the 4am CebPac flight, and I was at work since 8am), and disheveled (I shouldn’t have worn that nice white Banana Republic blouse that creases — those things don’t work if you’re out for more than 8 hours). And the first thing I am asked is, “What interests you?”
In my head, I’m thinking, “What kind of cryptic message is that???” So I answer — “Children”. “Children’s clothes?” I was asked. “Everything children,” I clarify, as cryptic as the question I was thrown.
Generally, it was a very pleasant discussion. I stuttered a bit, in awe of the presence of a VIP.
In the end, I said I really wasn’t ready for anything full time, as I believe that it is important for me to be with my children in the first 7-10 years of their lives. And I was told, that, in 2-3 years’ time, if I am interested in career advancement, some challenge (and I think, that is putting it lightly), and intellectual stimulation, I should give them a call.
I wonder if it’ll ever come to that.
The main target market for this campaign are mompreneurs, and the entire theme is that moms can work at home and watch the kids (well, that’s putting it in a very simplistic way, but I’m sure you get the drift).
Here were the two pegs that were used for the shoot:
Anyway, here are a few behind the scenes shots…
So in the end, this is what it looked like:
Happy Mom’s Day! Nail spa, massage, retail therapy day!
I realize this on hindsight because when I got to my mom’s place, guess what I see her doing? COOKING! Cooking, when she should have just been hanging out with us, waiting for the pizza we ordered (it was pizza and coke day yesterday, because since my youngest sister married and moved out, she didn’t have a “pizza and coke” partner anymore). But my dad doesn’t eat pizza, so she cooked for him.
Well, I didn’t have time to do my nail spa, massage and retail therapy either as because between the lunch (with my mom) and the dinner with my MIL, I had to “work”, again in quotes (“raket” kasi hahaha!).
How about you, our dear MomEx readers, what did you do on Mom’s Day? Were you a pampered queen, not needing to even lift a finger? Or was it a normal day for you?
I liked what my friend tweeted, though:
I don’t really celebrate Mother’s day since I feel that mothers should be honored every single day. But having said that, I’m really touched when I get a Mother’s day greeting from someone totally unexpected. Like my Mother-in-law’s driver, Val. Yan ang thoughtful.