Over the last 3 years, this blog has become a way of documenting my moments, cooking journey and putting into words my thoughts about the kind of parent I want to become. It’s also a platform to reach other moms who struggle with parenting their children, working full-time or part-time from home or outside the house and encouraging them to cook fresh meals for their families in the midst of the 6 o’clock rush hour.
Being a mom is a lonely job. One that is often unappreciated, unseen and underpaid. Some days, I think of my first year as a mom, when I quit my corporate job to stay home with Sofia and how torn I was in my emotions. I never felt my own power and ability to love unconditionally before; yet, there were many times I felt awkward, unseen and alone.
It wasn’t long before I found a group of moms who were going through similar struggles. Soon, we created our own community and support group every Tuesday and Thursday at 2:45pm at the park. They were my “peeps” before I had “tweeps”.
Sometimes people ask me: What made you start a blog? And while there was no defying moment where I thought to myself “I must start a blog,” I am glad I did. It has given me the opportunity to share with others my struggles, recipes and passion for real food.
Sharing my stories and recipes is part of my journey of self-discovery. How I react to a situation -like when my kids superglued my hair- defines my parenting moments. Savoring every day and one day at a time, in turn, weaves the fabric of my life.
When I glue my “moments” into stories in my posts, you get to see the authentic ME. I live for my family. Nothing makes me happier than having them in my life. Some days, I remind myself how LUCKY I am that God chose THEM for me.
In this journey, I’ve realized that how I live my life can become an example not only for my family but for others as well. There are many of us who who struggle being a working mom, achieving life-work balance, prioritizing our lives so we are present for our children… and most importantly: loving ourselves for who we are in spite of not being “perfect”.
I sometimes wonder: if I died tomorrow and my children read my blog… what would they think? Because of this, I choose to be transparent, authentic and engaging for them and for you.
Today I leave you with some of my favorite recipes and with this thought: BE YOURSELF, BE LOVING, TRY YOUR BEST.