Monday, June 27, 2016

A Message to the 21 Year Old Me

 Yes! I turned 26 last week and I was quite happy and sad at the same time. Well, happy that I have all the blessings that every person could wish for - a family. Sad because yes, I am getting old. Don't get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong about getting old, I just feel that I have to do a lot of things before I turned 30. Yes, because I always have a feeling that when I reached 30 years old, my life is shorter and will die anytime soon. hahahaha! Ang morbid lang but yes, that’s always what I feel and I make sure Daryl knows that. He gets mad all the time, sino ba naman ang hindi eh napaka negative ng thought but we'll get there sooner or later, una-unahan lang.

Anyway, I think this is the first time that I am doing this but I am writing a message to the 21 year old me. Yup, that's exactly 5 years ago. I just thought that I was so young and carefree at that point and comparing the before and after me? Hell, I have learned a lot, some of them are learnt the hard way just like everyone else. I am so happy that I have the mindset that I have at the moment and felt that I have matured somehow. Well, this is it what it takes in becoming a Mom, your mind have to adjust because someone is relying on you. You can never be weak or hopeless. Regardless how the situation was, you have to deliver TLC to the highest level.

I would like to recall the days that I am still young and carefree but then, I have some advices from the matured side of me. =)

Love – At this point, your head has been turned and your heart has been stolen from you (since you’re 16 years old by the way). You love wholeheartedly and that’s what I admired you the most. You tried your best to process everything that’s going on with your love life and that’s pretty cool, you just have to make sure that you won’t forget to love yourself either. You are so excited to be with the person you love the most and you started creating a dream of having your own bundle of joy together. That sure is fine, but don’t forget that building a family is a HUGE responsibility. You have to think multiple times if you’re ready to take this dream into action because surely, there’s no turning back. You can no longer say that you don’t want the life you did when it’s already there. You have plenty of time ahead of you and sure you’ll have a very good time. You have to realize that your life doesn’t end at 30 so take a step back and enjoy your dalaga life as long as you can. Let your man grow up without you on the side, he needs it from time to time so he could also learn how to become the person he wants to be. Trust is one thing you can ever give, and that he was really truthful to what he was saying. Believe me, he was.

Financially – You started working in a company a year ago that gave you a lot of kaching-kaching really. You get to eat all the food you want, you can go wherever you like because the money that you’re getting. With that, your body is always tired because you’re working on a night shift. That’s what you get with the money that you have. There are no responsibility lined to you except with a little help that you could extend to your family, I am sure budgeting your cash won’t be that hard at all, of course including savings. If there’s something that you would regret the most when you reached 26 year old is not having a cent for savings. Savings doesn’t mean muka kang pera. Living each moment of your life with what you want and can afford to buy is fulfilling. But being able to save and see your money grow over the years is very much self-motivating and inspiring for you to confidently start your life ahead when you are ready to build responsibilities. When you are old enough, you’ll realize that being financially smart is cooler than wearing that corset dress you were eyeing for.

Travel – You have been influenced by your sister to travel and it was one of the best experience you’ve ever had so far. Your first airplane ride, your first time to see the dolphins swimming in Panglao and your first time to brag about the place that your friends haven’t been to. Oh dear! It was really cool! Yes it was! Although, travelling often requires a fund that you could use on your travel. Remember, you travel because you want to take a break from waking up in the afternoon, working at night and sleeping in the morning, not to get worried about how are you going to pay for those debts you have incurred from travelling when you aren’t prepared that much. You have a lot of travel plans coming ahead so better be prepared. Take two steps back and review your finances before you agree on those travel.

Friends – You are confused as to who your real friends are. You don’t know which ones are very willing to take you during the shittiest days. You can’t remember having best friends that you could rely except your younger cousins who’s been there for you. Well you’ve saved a lot from there, relative na, best friends pa. But then, you have been separated and no longer see each other often. They would have their slumber party which you used to do and you missed it because your slumber party now is 8am in the morning and they are all ready to go to school. Oh well, nothing would change over the years. You still speak shit with each other, you go out once in a blue moon and would still have the same good laugh you had when you were younger. Sooner, you’ll regain those high school friends because you now share the same situation – having a family. So every now and then, they would invite you in Christening and wedding. Be prepared for that and don’t envy. Yours is just around the corner. You’ll gain more friends from work, try to filter those who could teach you a thing or two about life and eliminate those that would just drag you down. You have met Lara and Brian, two happy people that always make you laugh. Look at them, they look at life differently and learn from it without disregarding your own. Always be eager to learn.

Career vs School – You have always been focused with a part of your life that doesn’t do you any good. Since you have no responsibility at hand, I recommend that you try to go back to school. Don’t listen to people who says it’s hard. Success comes only when you try, fail and learn from it. You will never know what will happen if you don’t give it a shot. People who says it cant be done since the other person tried it and somehow got a really hard time doesn’t mean it will be the same for you. Don’t be afraid to try. Don’t listen to negativity and trust yourself that you can do things when you put your heart to it.

Well, these are the 5 things that I want the 21 year old me to realize. Although I can no longer go back to amend some layback decisions that I made, it was the same reason why I was the person I am today. I have my own little family and that’s all that matters to me now. I have goals only up to this year but I should get more ready in the coming months. I want to amend some that aren’t really very useful at present and make do of what I have at hand. I have yet to create a time line from this goals and wishing from high heavens a guidance that my family needs to accomplish those goals.

Again, happy 26th Birthday to me! =) 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Planning our Boracay 2016

Last summer, My family went to Boracay for our "yearly getaway". I actually want to make this a yearly tradition where we could go to different places. It's a goal I listed last year which never happened because we replaced it with our Photo shoot. I then listed it down for this year since I have plenty of months to get this to reality.

In January, I saw a seat sale at Cebu Pacific website and alas! I still have spare money to use to pay for the fare. I paid a total of Php3,500+ for the three us. I was thinking kids can get a discounted fare pero hindi pala. Lol! Maybe because they sure are occupying a seat and can't be sitting on my lap. Uncomfortable yun for sure and for our safety na din. Anyway, I think I got a good rates for the three of us. Oh! I forgot to mention that our flight was Manila-Kalibo and vice versa so it was really a lot cheaper. Although seat sales were out during weekends, I have decided to get the weekdays since its 4 months before our flight so surely, I have plenty of time to file for a vacation leave. Which I did. Yey! So we’re going ahead with our trip!

I was pretty excited honestly. What stressed me out was finding a nice but not that expensive hotel. I have been aiming for the wonderful hotel around the island but then, I can’t spend Php 4,000 per night for a hotel room. Being the frugal me, I have kept on checking on line with the best deal so far. One of the safest site that I felt was I have been checking all the hotel in the island but still find them expensive even after the discount. Luckily, after couple of days of looking, I found Royal Park Resort that’s situated in Station of Boracay. I looked in to Google Map to see if the area was crowded or malumot. I was so glad to see that it wasn’t where the lumot stays (because there was a part of the island na nadaanan namin that has a lot of lumot. As in ang lansa na ng hangin because of that). Although there can be a lot of small boats in front, the bigges part was allocated to swimming area. =)

For our transfers (coming from Kalibo), I’ve read blogs about it and found some Do-It-Yourself. I wasn’t just ready with all the hassle since may kasama nga kaming toddler. I checked online and found Southwest Tours Boracay that has plenty of options for transfers. They could transfer you Door to Door (meaning to your hotel), Bus only, Boat only or both where you’ll be dropped of in D’Mall. I made a mock booking and got a total of almost Php1,250/each to and fro. I also called the Hotel and checked the price difference which only was about Php100. I have decided to book from our Hotel so to make sure that we don’t get lost. Our scheduled of arrival in the island is at 3pm and I don’t want to be left in the dark with Jami with us. The hotel charged us Php1,200/each to and fro. Jami was free of charge for transfers.. yes!!.

Initially, I have set an itinerary to follow. With a toddler in tow, I have to make sure that scheduled trips will be comfortable for him somehow. Well, this is lame that I can't find the itinerary but I'll sure update you with that on my next post. Lol! =)

Well, that's pretty much how our Boracay plan went. I'll update you as much as possible of our stay there. =)

Hoping you are having a wonderful start of the week.

*credits to Ate for always helping me with the itinerary =)

Friday, June 17, 2016

Our First Family Run at Nickelodeon Slime Cup Run

Early this month, we were so lucky to be invited by Que of to the Nickelodeon's Slime Cup Run that was held on Mall of Asia grounds. I was really excited since it will be our very first family run. I have never joined one so I was excited myself, I know it will be a new milestone for my family and for myself too.

I had Daryl to go on a 3k run since he's into sports. He could play basketball for a really long time and since that sports requires a lot of running and agility, I know sisiw lang sa kanya ang 3k run. Jami and I had the 200m run. I am really not sure how far the 200m was pero I was told really short lang daw so I agreed. I don't want to end up having a long run with Jami kasi for sure, magpapakarga lang to along the way. Eh hindi pa naman ako sporty, so no chance na matatapos namin ang long run. Hahaha!

I failed to check the 3k run's assembly time. All I know was, 6am dapat we'll be there na. When we got there, there were people getting ready to run. I realized they're the 3k runners! I actually have no idea where to go dahil sa sobrang excited ko, I never asked Que. Hahaha! I went to their registration booth and was so disappointed that one of the lady there was really not helpful. I asked if they knew my contact person and her answer was. "Ay hindi namin kilala!". Just that-so no intentions of helping me whatsoever. I sent a chat to Que and was told where to go. Buti na lang, we were able to get our kit seconds before the start. Although Daryl ran at least 2 minutes after the gun, he was (I think) at the 10th-15th to finish. We were waiting for him kasi on the finish line so Jami could see him running. Grabe, iba yung feeling ng achievement. I was so happy for Daddy! Yun lang, mejo nabitin daw sya after the run. I told him we'll join the 5k next time. Of course one step at a time lang. =)

3K Finisher

The 200m run was the very last which was even divided into 3 parts - all girls, all boys and the parents and kids. It was a good thing though because it became really organized. I enjoyed it so much although Jami wasn't on his playful mode during the run. Sobrang aga pa kasi for him but at least we get to try. Personally, mejo bitin din ang 200m for me, Nevertheless, I enjoyed it so much because Jami was there too. We skipped the part of being slimed because we don't have towel with us.

Waiting for the start
The sponsors prepared games and prizes for everyone. I wanted to see what the games were about but we decided to go home immediately. Sobrang init kasi, walang ka hangin hangin. Jami perspires a lot konting init lang, tulo na agad pawis so we went home to Pasay to freshen up and catch some sleep before going back home to Las Pinas.

Thanks so much Que of for inviting us and to Nickelodeon for a wonderful Family Run. It sure was worth the waking-up-early part. =)

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Smart Parenting Baby Shower Event

Last month, I was so lucky to be part of the Smart Parenting Baby Shower event held on Discovery Suites in Ortigas. Just like any first time moms who doesn't have a clue on parenting relies on internet aside from our lovable parents, relatives and friends.

From the Press Release "Smart Parenting, the largest parenting news and lifestyle brand in the country, celebrates the joy and thrills of the first stages of being a mother with its annual Baby Showe. "A lot of expectant mothers look forward to the Smart Parenting Baby Shower as it has become a venue for interactive and hands-on learning, as well as fruitful dialogues among mothers about the wonderful and exciting journey of pregnancy," said Lei Dimarucut-Sison, Smart Parenting Managing Director.

I arrived with Coi of just before the event started. I was surprised to see a lot of Preggy Mommies who spent their time in the event. I was so afraid to bump with them kasi baka tamaan yung tummy nila. Lol! We saw Nheng of too!

We roam around the place and check each booth.

We were greeted with a very kikay set up.

The giveaways

The event started with welcome remarks by Smart Parenting's Managing Director, followed by a talk with Dr. Jaime Isip-Cumpas regarding the Importance of Gentle Softness on Baby's skin.

Raffle Prizes and games was of course one of the fun part. Of course the games have to be gentle to give way to preggy mommies! I was so competitive I won a nursing pad. Lol! Feeling ko naagawan ko pa yung mga soon-to-be-Mom. hahaha! Sorry po. I was thinking of giving it away na lang. =)

We were also treated by a sumptuous buffet for our lunch.

After our filling lunch, the talks continued with different topics that's really helpful to Moms. They also answered questions from the crowd which made the talks more interesting. Ms. Betty San Luis talked about Birthing Methods, Ms Sharon Agoncillo Galang discussed about Baby Sign Language and even showed videos of her own child using their own sign languages at the age of less than a year! The last talk was about Breastfeeding with Ms. Zenaida Feliciano.

Smart Parenting also offered yoga for participants c/o Urban Ashram or a crafting segment by Coni Tejada. Of course I have to choose the Crafting segment kasi I am too shy to do yoga! Lol. But I loved to try actually, wala lang akong outfit hahaha!

Scribble Onesies/Bib
We were given each a bib that we could use to design and the best won a prize!

Our special guest finally revealed herself. None other than Bianca-Gonzalez-Intal. She had a talk about her journey as a mom to her cute little girl Lucia.

The Mommies were so lucky some of them won a crib, stroller etc.. Very lucky Mommies I would say! Bakit parang I am not aware of this things nung buntis ako kay Jami?!.Hahaha..

We all went home with samples from their generous sponsor including Downy Baby Gentle which I liked! Sobrang smooth sa damit perfect for baby's delicate skin. =)

Our takehome

Thank you Smart Parenting for the wonderful afternoon of fun and learning. =) Visit or follow them on Facebook via, and @_smartparenting on Twitter, and @smartparenting on Instagram.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Nickelodeon Slime Cup Run 2016

The other day, I was invited by Que of to join them on Nickelodeon Slime Cup Run 2016. It was Nickelodeon's first Family-Fun Run ever so I was really excited to join!

They offer a Distance of 200m/1k/3k run.

I am really so excited to join since it'll be our first time to join a fun run. Lol! I have been planning to join in the past even before I got pregnant with Jami pero laging loss, I don't know where to start and I am too lazy to go training. Syempre hindi naman pwede na go lang ng go diba? Kailangan yan may preparation muna.

Anyway, the ones that we'll do was the 200m lang which is for Jami and I. Hehehe! Sasamahan ko lang naman sya for sure and Daddy will have the 3k run. =)

For more information, go to
or here FAQ Page.

 Run Run Run!! =)

Monday, May 23, 2016

Disney on Ice - Magical Ice Festival

Finally!! I'll be able to blog about our Disney on Ice experience last January. Last weekend lang ako sinipag to upload some photos na inamag na sa phone ko! Lols.

Anyway, Last November, I won two tickets to Disney on Ice from our Mommy Bloggers Philippines' Halloween Party Year 2. I was really happy since I never watched a Disney Show ever!! As in ever!! Although I am grateful that the tickets will be for two, I was hoping it was 3 because there were 3 of us, daryl, Jami and I. We found out about the schedule around December and I chose to watch the January 2 show.

Show starts at 10am and we were coming from Pasay City only. Imagine, we could just take the MRT to Araneta-Cubao and viola, we'll be there. Kaso, ang bagal talaga kumilos ni Daryl I got so pissed talaga. Aside from that, wala kaming budget since kakatapos lang ng New Year! (But  I am better now in money matters, or so I thought. lol). The cost of the seat we were given was P1,900 and I am not very willing to spend that much. Glad to hear that Mommy Anna, of MyWorld Mommy Anna, said that they were given a chance to go inside (3 of them too) and pay only the Upper Box Regular Seat for Kulit (her son) which will be seated on her lap na lang. When I discussed that with Daryl, wag na lang daw. Sayang ang anda (money) so okay, he waited for us outside. Lols!

Anyway, we arrived in Araneta at 10:30am. We were seated on Patron Regular which is definitely near the stage pero on the right side nga lang. You could see every movement pero the characters were not facing you most of the time so puro side view lang yung pictures. Lol! You couldn't see much of their facial expressions.

As we arrived, finish na pala yung segment ni Princess Ariel so we were only able to watch Tangled, Beauty and the Beast and Frozen. I was so amazed, because the characters looked like the ones in the movie. Lols! I really enjoyed each part and so did Jami. He can't take his eyes on the characters although I got a little sad for him na syempre puro Princesses ang stories. Anyhow, We were thrilled when it was time for Frozen because of the man-made snow (bula)! Para nga lang kaming nag sabon na hindi nabanlawan because of that. Hehe!

Let me show you some of the photos I took while we were watching. There were actually plenty of photos so I was surprised na iilan na lang when I uploaded the photos yesterday. Baka binura ni Jami..

During a Lantern Thingy in Tangled

They lived happily ever after

Beauty and the Beast

Intermission Number with Mickey Mouse, Donald, Goofy, Minnie
 I would like to let you know that after 2 shows, there will be a 15 minute break. Just like you watching a basketball game in Arena, there will be people selling food like Popcorn, hotdogs, sodas etc. The sad part was of course, it's double the price. Food are not allowed inside you I suggest you eat before going in to avoid unnecessary spending. There were also memorabilia being sold ranging from Php500-Php1,800 so be ready. Good thing I was able to brainwash Jami not to buy one. Hehe. Yang batang yan naman, when I told him "wala tayong money," he will listen at hindi na ipipilit yung pagpapabili nya.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed the free tickets and the show! I was hoping to say we'll come back pero not anytime soon because, you know, there were so many things I would rather watch or activities to do than watching it again. Maybe when Jami is a little older na lang, like around 5 years old. =)

Thank you MBP and Disney on Ice for a very wonderful experience. Oh! We don't have a picture after hehe.! I always forget. =(

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Jami at 31 Months

I kept on thinking how to start this blog post and I can't think of anything honestly. I don't know how to start and what to talk about. Lols!

Well, I mainly want to share the things that Jami does now that he's 31 months old. I know I have already told you that he talks a lot. I am surprised everyday that he can converse like an adult! Just like this morning. Daryl and I weren't in a good mood to start the day and we're not talking to each other. Pero yung tipong kapag tinanong ka naman, sumasagot ng maayos levels. I was playing with Jami when he said,

Jami: Lagi tayo sa bahay, lagi tayo sa condo, lagi tayo sa car.

Hearing those words, sobrang na surprise ako because he definitely understands our routines. And to think that he said those words na para bang pinapagalitan nya ako na that's what we do everyday at sawang-sawa na sya. Lol, it was priceless!

Last night, Wogi (the car) had a flat tire. There was a mistake and the tire na naipalit was the one na may butas na talaga. So we have to stop over sa may Unioil Sucat to get the tire's change.

Jami: Diba nasira yung gulong ni Wogi?

I was like.. Yes! Lol. I just can't believe na parang kahapon lang, he was this tiny baby na ang alam lang gawin is to drink milk and play tapos suddenly he became so madaldal!

Last weekend, I brought him to his pedia to follow up his cough. It's been two weeks na kasi and I am so worried. Tumagal lang because we had a vacation so later ko pa sya nadala sa pedia ulit. When we were there, I was told that Jami has an asthma and the cough is triggered by sobrang pagod, or pinagpawisan, it could also be the allergies like maalikabok etc. I was asked again if may asthma that runs in the family. As far as I know wala sa amin. Daryl said his cousins have so syempre kahit it's not an immediate family, for sure Jami will get it. Although I am thankful to heavens that he was the asthma that I know of, yung tipong hirap makahinga and so on. We were given anti-histamine for 2 weeks at bedtime and I think that lessens the cough. Aside from that, it was suggested that Jami stays sa airconditioned room.

Well he sure is getting better. The cough is somehow lessened and hoping will be gone soon.

Remember that Jami is so much of a picky eater? He's really very hard to feed but lately, he's starting to show interest in food. Hindi man ganon kadami but at least, we're making it possible. I am aiming to make him eat more type of food in the future and sana, magawa na namin. =) 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Goals! Update for First Quarter of Year 2016

I just got back from a vacation last week and it was fun! We had a lot of first actually. Jami’s first airplane ride was the highlight of it. Next na lang yung beach and our first major trip as a family ever! Hehe.. We went to Boracay for 3 days and 2 nights which I’ll tell you about in the coming days. =)

Anyway, sobrang bilis ng panahon ano?! Grabe we’re halfway thru May and ilang tulog na lang, June na agad! OMG. Hindi ko ma feel ang panahon!! For some Mommies out there, feel na feel nila because another school year is about to start! I heard from some of my officemates na nag papaaral ng kids, grabe na talaga ang tuition fee ngayon! Kaya I really have to do something about our finances to make sure na maka cope up kami sa gastusin later in life especially kapag nag school na si Jami.

Well, I am going thru major changes now especially in our finances since it’s the very first time that I understood how to budget our money. And because of our recent family getaway, mejo kailangan munang magtipid. Hehe..

This post is just a look back on what I want to achieve this year. From time to time, I wanted to be able to understand how our life is at this point and what we can do to change to plan B if plan A isn’t working. At the start of this year, I have posted my goals here in the blog and even printed it out to make sure that it’s accessible whenever I want to focus.


**Savings - I wrote about continuing the 52 weeks money challenge that I had last year. This was a fail since I never get the chance to save following this. I was actually putting the money in a cooperative in the office and we're about to get the money by the end of June. It was a mid-term savings that I had (since it's 6 months) from January and I am so glad my money earned Php500 the last time I was checked. I had 2 shares so it was a total of Php1,000 for both shares. Not bad isn't it? Saving Php600 per month in my atm savings won't give me that much of an interest diba? So I am quite happy with it. I was thinking of adding more shares pero there might be some changes in the coop on the next term raising the amount from Php300 to P500 a month so I might have to think about adding a share. 

**Junior Savings Account - Back in 2014 when I started a Junior Savings Account for Jami. It was a form of a passbook to basically just put in money as long as I can and give it to Jami when he's older. It took a year before I realized that I am not making progress on this part so one of the plans I had this year was to actively put some money in it. Since this passbook doesn't earn a huge amount of interest, I minimized the amount being placed to Php1,000 a month. Later this year, I have decided to make this as our emergency fund. I have read in a book that Emergency Fund should always be accessible anytime for any emergency situation that may arise. I am aiming for a 3 month worth of my salary and hopefully, I can pull this off by the end or at least first quarter of next year. At this point, I am still far from the goal but I am loving the progress that we're making. =)

**Loans - I am still working on paying these loans from government agencies (Pag-ibig and SSS). By the end of June, once the coop was released, I'll use the money to pay off the Pag-ibig loan. I hope I could manage to pay both of them this year. 

**Additional Income - I am so glad I was able to use some of my 13th month pay last year to buy a convection oven that I am using to bake goods. I sell them in the office and I am so glad that it was a hit. I am looking forward to grow the business although I stopped last week due to our vacation. Hoping I could get back this week and moving forward. =)


**Staycation - It is still one of the plans this year. I was thinking of having a staycation on my birthday although there were still plenty of bills to pay due to our recent trip. I still have couple of more months before the year ends so hopefully, this can be made possible. =)

**Travel - Early this year, I was able to score a seat sale for a roundtrip ticket in Boracay. At last! It was Jami's first airplane ride and family's first out of the island tour? Lols. Although traveling could really be fun but expensive, I'll be planning our travel carefully in the future and make sure that it's only one major travel per year only. Hehe. We also had the chance to go to Baler in March so we had 2 this year na. =)

**Househelp - This is definitely the least in my priority at the moment. I can't accommodate another expenses (yaya's salary, food, electricity etc that she's going to use). Since Daryl's not working at the moment, sya na lang ang mag aalaga for the time being until he finds a new job.

**Daryl's Passport - Second least priority since we're not leaving the country anytime soon anwyway. So this can wait. 

**Family Photo - As the days are passing by, we are getting to use with a family photo. It started when we traveled to Boracay. It was really fun taking pictures of us so this will continue and I hope we could post more of this in the coming days. Ang hirap lang because walang magpipicture lagi so it has to be selfies lang lols. =)


**Renew blog domain - yes, I was able to renew this in January.

**Blog Event - I was able to attend an event although it wasn't as plenty as last year so I hope I could attend more in the coming months.

**Earning - I failed to blog often since I was really busy with baking and office so earning is one of the least that I could expect in this blog. =)

 **Projects - there was a project being offered couple of months ago but never heard anything from the client yet.

**Giveaway - yes! I had my first giveaway which was sponsored by Trisopure. May isa pa ngang hindi na claim. Lagi ko kasing nakakalimutan! hayyy.. Tomorrow, I'll drop by in 7-11 para mai ship na talaga.. Sorry Jing. :)

**Improve Blog Photos - nothing has changed. Camera became one of my least priority so sorry na lang sa basher ng blog na ito. Pagtyagaan muna ang photos for the meantime. :p

I saw some improvements in some part of the plan. I am so happy at least I made some things possible and I can't wait to accomplish all of these that are remaining. There were some additional plan/goal though, like getting a VUL from Sunlife which was my very next priority. I am looking to start probably around July. =)

How about you Mommies? Did some of your goals came true?