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!