Friday, January 4, 2013

My Daughter is Heart Broken





How do you deal with a broken heart?   You cannot eat, you cannot smile, it seems that the world has left  you all alone…   For us adults, it is already very hard.  What more for a 7 year old?

Broken heart comes in many forms.  It can be because your boyfriend left you, your dream guy  had a girlfriend already or marriage ended.  But for a 7 year old, it can be as ordinary as a friend leaving.

When I told my daughter that her friend already left without saying goodbye to her – she just froze!  She just said, “She lied to me.  She told me she will not leave me?”  She is really trying to be strong and acting nothing happened,  but then after 5 minutes,   she broke into tears.  She embraced me and cried for a long time.

I explained to her that really happens.  She will experience many more heart breaking things in life.  Life is really like that, and not a bed of roses that will give you all things you like and full of happiness.   But how can a 7-year old understand that?  But I said, “…one thing is for sure, Mama, Daddy and Jesus will always be with you – no matter what.”

Until now, she is still recovering.  Trying to forget her friend .  We are not allowed to mention “the name we were not supposed to say” in the house or else she will freak out. Hahaha!  Right now, she said that she is already 75% recovered and some more happy days and she will be A okay.

Well, I can say, that kids and adult alike can deal with broken hearts almost the same way.  But as a mother, I wish my kid will not go through this experience again.   But life is life…  we can just face whatever is in store for us – including our kids.





Sunday, May 13, 2012

I Am Here... I Am Your Mother!

Everybody is excited about Mother's day!  Because if you think about it, nobody will be here (of course, except for Adam) without a mother...  We all owe our existence to one person who lovingly carried us for 9 months in her tummy - our mommies!

I am a mom myself, and i am excited spending the Mother's day with my daughter and dada.  On my way home, i heard in a radio a song by a local artist (a blind kid who sings like an angel, Fatima Soriano), "I Am Here".  OMG, it captured my attention and suddenly cried.  It melted my heart, both because i am a daughter and i am also a mother.

I just thought, Mother's Day is not only for moms - but we have to be reminded that this is our day because of our kid/s.  Let us continue to change the world, one kid at a time, by bringing up our children the right way!

Happy Mother's day to all moms in the world.

I am attaching the video to share with you the song, I am Here.  You can view the full video at:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVSIggtRig8

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I AM HERE
(I’M YOUR MOTHER)

I am here I’m your mother
Do not fear I am here
I am here I’m your mother
Do not fear I am here

I am with you when
you wake up in the morning
Through the whole day
until evening comes again
I am here I’m your mother
Do not fear I am near

 I am with you in your
work and undertakings
In your journeys
In your joys in your songs
I am here I’m your mother
Do not fear I am near

There’ll be problems
there’ll be pain and persecution
There’ll be trials but
be joyful and be strong
For I am here
I’m your mother
Do not fear I am here

When in danger call my name and I’ll come running
If you fall down hold my hand
I’ll help you stand

I am here I’m your mother
Do not fear I am here
Do not fear I am here



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Zarah Pimentel is foremost a very proud mother to a 6year old girl. She is a co-founder of Hire a VA, an SEO Company in the Philippines that outsources SEO Specialists and  Virtual Assistants from the Philippines. She takes pleasure in with helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses by setting them free in doing menial tasks and assisting them in more ways they can imagine. She has been featured in several magazines and a book entitled, How to Start a Home-based Business to Become a Work-At-Home Mom.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Still Family.. from a distance!

I belong to a BIG family - and still growing...  Some of them are in Canada and most are already in LA and San Francisco.  Because of the distance many of our kids do not know each other.

Oh, but not my daughter and her cousin in Canada - when they were introduced, they kept in touch.  But how can 2 kids, 6 and 9 years old keep in touch.  Not via telephone call nor mails, but on Skype.  Yes, distance did not hinder them to talk about things, introduce friends and play.


They introduce friends who happen to be there when they chat, and they learn a lot because they are worlds apart.  There are questions like:  "How cold is the snow...  Have you done a snow angel?  Why is it that you are wearing boots?  Why is your friend's hair is yellow?  Why don't you speak Tagalog? Why is your dad so tall?  Is it true that your moon is bigger than ours?  Can you come over so we can play here?  Let me see your snow dog", etc. etc..  You can just imagine the endless questions they may have for each other.

It is amazing because they can really 'play' even online.  They play virtual hide and seek (you can just ask yourself, how is that?), truth and dare and there are also sessions for crafts.  They draw and tell stories.  It is really fun to see them! :-)

If kids can do this, why not 'big people'?  Let us not keep distance to those relative from a distance.  With the new technologies, it is really easy to do this - and the good thing, there are some ways that will not cost you anything.  It will just take a little more effort, but i can assure you, it is worth it.  It just made me thinking.. "what kids can teach us"!

Keep in touch! :-)



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Zarah Pimentel is foremost a very proud mother to a 6year old girl. She is a co-founder of Hire a VA, an SEO Company in the Philippines that outsources SEO Specialists and  Virtual Assistants from the Philippines. She takes pleasure in with helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses by setting them free in doing menial tasks and assisting them in more ways they can imagine. She has been featured in several magazines and a book entitled, How to Start a Home-based Business to Become a Work-At-Home Mom.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Hooray For Today!

We should always, always start our day beautifully! Our day depends on how we will make it - this is true. If you want to be happy despite of all the problems, you will be happy. If you want to be bothered by the car in front of you in the highway, it is your choice.

Really - happiness will come from within. So choose to be happy today.

In the Philippines, McDonalds has a very good commercial and so with the song (i love all McDo commercials) - it is entitled, Hooray For Today! I truly love this, that is why i want to share it with you.




Hooray for mornings and things that make them good
Hooray for beaming smiles that make my day
Hooray for stops and gos
Hooray for colors and quick hellos
Hooray for surprises that walk my way
Hooray for friends I'll make, oh hey...hey!
Hooray for treats that make me smile,
Like magic stripes that fill the sky
Hooray for days that make me say,
Oh Hooray for today!

Let's hooray everyday from now on...

Be happy! :-)


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Zarah Pimentel is foremost a very proud mother to a 6year old girl. She is a co-founder of Hire a VA, an SEO Company in the Philippines that outsources SEO Specialists and  Virtual Assistants from the Philippines. She takes pleasure in with helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses by setting them free in doing menial tasks and assisting them in more ways they can imagine. She has been featured in several magazines and a book entitled, How to Start a Home-based Business to Become a Work-At-Home Mom.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Let Us Be Imperfect Together

Image and video hosting by TinyPicOur world today is so much geared on perfection.  Perfectly beautiful, perfectly sexy, perfectly smart people - well, thanks to the media.  We are all aiming for things being like being as beautiful as Angelina Jolie, as strong as Manny Pacquiao or even as rich as the Trumps and the Gates.  Oh, such dreams!

But i just wish that we embrace each of our imperfections.  I am sure these people have their own imperfections, but we just can see what they want us to see.

I am not saying we stop improving ourselves.  It can be done.  We can workout and have strict diet or even surgeries to be as sexy as Angelina, we can train 6 times a day in boxing and we can work all days every week to become rich.  But where will these lead you?  You are chasing somebody's life - not yours.

That is why when i make mistakes, i apologize because i am not perfect.  And so, when my daughter or husband have shortcomings - forgiveness is so easy.  It is because we know and acknowledge our imperfections.

Bottomline is that you know your potentials, your strength and weaknesses, so we should take advantage of those.  Live life to the fullest.  Let us be imperfect together!

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Zarah Pimentel is first and foremost a very proud mom to a 5year old girl. She is a co-founder of Hire a VA, an SEO Company in the Philippines that outsources SEO Specialists and Virtual Assistants from the Philippines.  She takes pleasure in with serving to entrepreneurs grow their companies by setting them free in doing menial duties and helping them in more ways they can imagine. She has been featured in a number of magazines and a book entitled, How to Start a Home-based Business to Become a Work-At-Home Mom.

For more details about what she does, kindly go to her blog, Virtual Assistant Mom.