Moms Unite for You The Mom!
Moms rule the world! They're not only bringing home the bacon and taking care of the kids, they're also doing their share in making this world a better place. Here, more stories of the awesome feats moms are doing in their own voice, captured by the lens of photographer Cres Yulo.
“As a runner, I’m used to pushing beyond my limits disregarding pain and discomfort. It’s almost the same with motherhood. I’m willing to do whatever it takes, from undergoing sleepless nights to working harder, just to ensure my kids’ happiness… My schedule revolves around them. I swim, bike, or run only while they’re in school. My rule is that my love for running should not take time away from my kids… Nothing makes me prouder than knowing that my kids are growing up to be good individuals and seeing them strive to be the best they can be.” A mother, marathoner, artist, and entrepreneur, Jaymie Pizarro is the founder of thebullrunner.com. She has inspired thousands of individuals to take to the road and run towards a healthier lifestyle.
“What I discovered about myself after becoming a mother was that pursuing my personal passions was an integral part to being the best mother I can be. Taking care of my own well-being first ensures I can be the best mom and the best wife I can be to my family. Carving out "me" time isn't selfish, it's absolutely necessary not only for my sanity but for my own self esteem and identification as a woman. I am defined of course by my role as a mother, but it's not the only role I dedicate myself to.” Giselle Töngi-Walters is an actress, model, product endorser, writer, producer, and social activist. But she is most proud to be the mother of Sakura Anne Marie and Kenobi Benjamin.
“My office is just 15 minutes away from home so it's very convenient. I can go home fairly quickly and without the hassle of traffic. I actually hold office in the mall. During lean days and after school, my kids sometimes come over to visit me for a quick snack. Weekends are also sometimes spent in the mall so I can do monitoring and be with the family at the same time. I love that I have a very supportive husband and family. I thrive because they allow me to.” As an executive for a major mall property developer, Mitch So feels fortunate to have a front row seat to the exciting developments in the retail industry. But she considers herself more blessed to witness the everyday adventures of her two kids.
“I am most passionate about breastfeeding, babywearing, all natural living, health, and wellness! I believe that the change we want to see in the world starts with one child at a time, and the principles of attachment parenting all support this. If we sow seeds in our children, teaching them love, valuing family and health, respecting others, and loving nature, we will see the ripple effects of these in our families, communities, and the world. It all starts with one spark of light.” A mom of two, Denise Gonzales believes that passions don’t necessarily need to exclude babies and children. She is one of the founders of Indigobaby and FLOW SurfYogaSamba.
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