Monday, April 15, 2013

On TV to talk about my new life as a WAHM

I forgot to tell you about my guest stint on UNTV's breakfast show, Rise & Shine! I was invited by host Hilary Ann Isaac to talk about being a work-at-home mom. Yes, that's what WAHM means.

I told the person who contacted me, "But I've only been doing this for a few months. I don't know what to say!" And he replied, "It's okay. We have another more experienced WAHM. You can be the inexperienced one." Hahaha!

Well, it turned out I was the only one who showed up. So I was pretty nervous. I was up next after the cooking segment and I was getting butterflies in my tummy. I thought that was rather strange since I've been guesting on TV shows and radio programs for years and years! Then I realized I always appeared on shows before to represent a brand or a company. I've never represented ME. That kinda made it really scary!

This is Louella Cordova. As you can see, she is covered from head to toe. I didn't get the memo that UNTV was a Christian channel and everyone's strongly discouraged from exposing skin. So I was very conscious of my bare arms and legs!

Thank goodness Louella and Hilary are the funniest, most dynamic and truly entertaining TV hosts I've ever met! They put me at ease immediately! But they gave me a throw pillow to cover my legs first haha.

They asked me why I chose to leave the workplace, how can a mommy earn from the home, how does one work and be a homemaker at the same time.

Here I am talking about resources, how important it is to read books, ask advice from fellow WAHMs and look up helpful websites. I said that working from home is still as busy but in an office, you have a boss who tells you what to do, gives you deadlines, does a performance review. When you're a WAHM, you're the boss and employee. So no one's there to tell you what to do, how you're doing or even to nag you when you're feeling lazy. It's all up to you!

I hope I still made WAHMing a fun thing to do. I loved being a career woman and I do not regret putting my career before everything when I was younger. But when the kids came, I decided on a new arrangement—I still wanted my career but I also wanted to be with my babies. Thankfully, I was prepared for the transition. It took a year to prepare! So if you're also planning on becoming a WAHM, take careful steps as early as now!

Louella, me and Hilary. They're the best TV show hosts ever! They're so upbeat and their rapport with each other is amazing. You should watch them in action!

That's the guy who cooks. I didn't get his name! Anyway, watch Rise & Shine every weekday from 8am-9am on UNTV!

Thanks, Rise & Shine, for having me on your show. Sa uulitin!

13 comments:

  1. I watched the show when you said you'll be guesting. Ganun pala boses mo! And by the way, you look beautiful :)

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    1. Ano ang beses ko? Matinis at ipit? Hahaha!

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  2. You look so pretty! Sayang walang UNTV sa cable namin. I've been a WAHM for a year na, but I'm sure I would've learned a lot from you. :-)

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    1. They should've asked you! My goodness, I was really nervous. Buti na lang they changed the topic to transitioning from office girl to WAHM =)

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  3. I missed this!!! I didn't wake up, hahaha. May YouTube link ba?
    I like your guidebooks for the "transition." Yan din ang mga "resources" ko, et al. Haha.
    You're the GLAMMEST WAHM I know! Mag-guest ka na nga sa WAHMderful blog ko!

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    1. Marts, ikaw raw yung isang guest!!!

      Oh, hey, thanks! It was a TV show so I had to dress up! =)

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  4. Hindi ko napanood :(( Pero pinanood ko sa Youtube yung interview mo sa Mellow 947! Ang cute ng voice mo! :D

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    1. LOL That was a really fun interview! Thanks!

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  5. SO pretty as ever! I love those pearls. Where'd you get them?

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    1. Greenhills! Berdori Jewelry. Amazing pearls!!!

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  6. You look fabulous! Bagay ka sa TV! :D

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    1. Salamat, salamat. Pangit boses ko. Hindi ako pwede LOL

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