Website Development/Creation

Enjoying some extra hours the past few weeks, I decided to dip my hands on website development/creation.  It is still lacks content but it is coming along rather nicely.

This is my first foray to website development and man was there a lot to learn.  I used http://www.webs.com since they are free and there is a pre made theme.  The theme merely provides the background and texts fonts but it is up to the site builder to create pages upon pages of content.

Things I learned not in order of importance:

  1. FB connect on members sign up
  2. FB app for members login
  3. Page creation
  4. Linking
  5. Developing FAQs
  6. Sourcing up available contents
  7. Adding of media/photo
  8. Manipulating html codes
  9. Revisiting dos prompt
  10. Meta tags
  11. Site Maps
  12. Analytics

There is still a lot of work to be done but being a novice I am proud of what I have done so far.

This website is for an organization that I am a member of, the Bukidnon Canadian Organization – BUCO.  Since I have children and can’t really be there for meetings and other activities, I decided to make a website as a contribution and also as a way for me to learn what is website creation and development.

Really hoping that this will work out for me and for us.

For the Glory of God.

Help!

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Help me Lord to overcome anger and fill my heart with love instead.   The negativity is too much that it is affecting my relationship with my children.  Help me Oh Lord that I may rise above this emotion. I raise to you Oh Lord my worries. You are the master of my fate, the driver of my life. Into your hands I rest my future.

-Thank you Lord for you really answer our prayers in the least expected way.  Thy will be done Oh Lord.

Baby Olympics

Do you know what is baby olympics?  Do you have any idea how some parent would feel after that unsolicited “my baby can stand on her own at 7months,  how about yours?” Statement.

Oftentimes we get so wrapped up with our little one’s accomplishments that we just blabber away to anyone who is willing and the not so willing to listen disregarding the fact that you are borderline to being offensive. We forgot that they are parents as well and that their child or children is of the same age as yours.

Welcome to baby olympics.

In my case, after a bout of baby olympics with some parent I get so paranoid that my child is not hitting her milestones that I get to a frenzy which I termed as “google crazed.” Reading up on volumes upon volumes of search results most often than not left me more worried and paranoid, than I first started.

To save my sanity, I don’t talk about her milestones or accomplishments instead I regale friends with her individuality, of how she takes care of her sibling.

For us her parents, she takes the top honor in every category and milestone that has ever existed.

P.S.

She’s 23 months. Recognize her letters and their ascendancy, knows the different colors and shapes . She can count from 1 to 10 as well.

Baby olympics, eh?

I Pray, I Give Thanks

Dear God,

I am sorry for my sins.

Forgive me for every cuss words that I have uttered, for every malice filled coversation that I had, and placing my name first above yours.

Thank you for giving me strength, for giving me the chance to celebrate life everyday.  Thank you for my husband and my babies.  Thank you for my family, friends and enemies.  Thank you for keeping us safe all the time.

I pray Lord God for peace. Peace in my heart and peace to the whole wide world.  I pray for strength to wake up each day with a smile. I pray for patience Oh Lord.  I pray for good health and good relationship for our family and extended family,  friends and enemies alike.

I pray Papa God that You continue to live in our hearts. That Your unending love and blessings be with us always.

Thank you Mama Mary for giving us your son.

I love you Lord and goodnight.

Amen.

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Sorry, Can’t Talk. I’m Busy!

Stay at home moms seems to have the easiest job in the world, or so you thought.

We don’t do much except take care of our kids. Yeah, right!  Ninety nine percent of our time is spent on making sure that our children is safe. That 99% also includes, playtime, feeding, naptime and a grocery run. Factor in the messy house, laundry and cooking dinner.

We do catch a break from time to time, especially when my kids take their nap together. But this much needed break is spent either eating or just sitting down and try to catch up on DVR’ed mommy shows.

After roughly 3 years, my friends have finally figured out why I don’t pick up calls.

I am busy. With my children. With my husband.

I say to everybody that if it is really important, send SMS. I will definitely see your message and reply. That reply though, depending on the time, might stay unsent till kiddos naptime .

Except my husband’s, all calls will not be answered from 1:00 -4:00pm, because that’s the ME time. From time to time, I would like to eat lunch and drink coffee without reheating three times.

So yes, stay at home mom are pretty busy but I wouldn’t trade this for anything in the world.

Sad and Alone

Be thankful of what you have.  The trials are mere reminders that you are human and prone to human failings.

Whatever you are going through it is by far better, than what others are up against with.

Life is but a journey and being at the stage of your life now, it is journey worth having.

Whatever “wrongs” you have done in the past, it is but in the PAST!  There is NOW, the present, that you can right everything.  Wallowing in past mistakes will not make your present a better one but rather a bitter one.

You may not have much to speak of, but I bet when you die, a lot of people will say, “tsk, tsk!  Taken too soon!”

Being sad, feeling alone is but fleeting.  Read.  Watch TV. If everything else fails, why not pray?

Do not accept failure.  Do  not accept negativity.

When rejection hits like a ton of bricks, accept it but rise above the emotion.  YOU are a much better person that they perceived you to be.

Don’t let the negativity ruin the light in your eyes.  There is much more better options out there than what has been presented to you.

Your environment does not define you.  Reach out.  There is a lot of opportunities out there and it takes only your belief in yourself to come out a winner.

Love yourself and laugh.  You may not able to do it now, but with practice it will come naturally.

Finally, be kind! It’s free.

Breath!

Breath!

Darkness

Long through the night.
Darkness creeps in,
Swallowing the light.

Shadows dances,
On walls like puppets.

Hear the siren call.
Midnight the witching hour.

Mind playing tricks.
Darkness invading souls of poets.

Long through the night.
Reaching out comfort.
Out of grasp, hand out stretched.

Dark soul emerges.
Conquering the stuttering light.

Empty.
Alone.