Nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award

I am so happy and humbled to announce that I’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by my beautiful blogger friend:


Thank you so much Rachel, not just for your kind nomination (again), but for your constant support. You’ve been so encouraging from the very beginning of my blogging journey and I really appreciate it!

One of the many benefits of joining this blogging community is that I’m able to meet such intelligent and and positive women like you! Your writing is uplifting and bright, and I always enjoy browsing through your blog, especially your beautiful travel photos to Italy!

I encourage you to read Rachel’s blog, particularly her recent post titled Mother’s Day Letter, a very touching piece she wrote about how much she loves and appreciates her mom.

Reading Rachel’s post about the lasting and profound impact of her mother’s love has inspired me in my influential role as a stay at home mother.

Thank you again Rachel. Your support and your feedback is sincerely appreciated : )

As part of the nomination process, here are some random, and hopefully interesting facts about me:

  1. I was born in the Philippines, and moved to the U.S. when I was 11 years old.
  2. To learn how to speak English, I watched Sesame Street : )
  3. I have an unwavering love for BJ’s Brewery’s Pizookie dessert.
  4. I believe The Eagles are the best songwriters/musicians that ever lived:
    Don Henley is a masterful poet.
  5. I am a musical theater fan. My favorite musicals are Les Miserables, Miss Saigon and Wicked.
  6. I want to learn how to bake chocolate cake from scratch.
  7. One of my goals this summer is to eat more vegetarian meals! Wish me luck : )


If you’ve been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award, please see below:

The Versatile Blogger Award:

– Nominate 15 fellow bloggers (or as many as you deem worthy).

– Inform the bloggers of their nomination.

– Share 7 things about yourself.

– Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to them.

– Add the “Versatile Blogger Award” pic to your blog post.


I nominate YOU for the Versatile Blogger Award:

Pint Sized Mama

One Lovely Atlantic Mama and Family

Souvenirs of Fatherhood

Diapers and Stilettos

All That Charms

Nominated For The Sunshine Award!

I am ecstatic to announce that I have been nominated for The Sunshine Award!

I want to thank Rachel for her very flattering nomination! I’m very grateful : )

I encourage you to check out her blog called rayannsom. Rachel’s posts are really inspiring, uplifting and just full of positivity!

This is only my second week blogging and I am so thankful that there are readers like Rachel who find my contributions here interesting. I still have a TON to learn about blogging and I look forward to connecting with more amazing bloggers!

My goal is to write valuable posts that come from an honest and helpful place, and hopefully readers will find my offerings gainful.

I am more encouraged now to continue working hard on cultivating Mama Bear Matters to connect with and celebrate stay at home mothers.

I offer my Sunshine Award Nomination to all the other incredible stay at home mothers out there who work tirelessly and selflessly in order to be the source of light for their families!

As part of the nomination process, here are the 10 questions I’ve answered about myself:

1. Favorite color? Red. I also love calming earth tones (beige, cream, gold, mauve).

2. Favorite animal? Pandas.

3. Favorite number? 25.

4. Favorite non-alcoholic drink? My Glowing Green Smoothie!

5. Prefer Facebook or Twitter? I have neither : (

6. My passion? Enjoying my blessed life as a stay at home mother to my lovely son, Evan. And of course, building Mama Bear Matters.

7. Prefer getting or giving presents? Giving presents. There is definitely more value in giving to others (especially those who are in most need) than receiving.

8. Favorite pattern? I like modern floral too Rachel : )

9. Favorite day of the week? Saturday morning, when Randy, Evan and I can sleep in together as a family!

10. Favorite flower? Cream-colored roses and cream-colored hydrangeas.

Being new to blogging, I don’t have many blogs that I follow (yet) but here are the blogs that I nominate for the Sunshine Award. I find these blogs interesting, helpful and their authors to be really talented writers.

{Mrs. Buena Vida}

Travel With Laughter

Stray Thoughts

Musings of a Stay At Home Mom

Speak in Love

As I continue to explore other inspirational blogs, please visit Mama Bear Matters again to see who else I will nominate!


If you’ve reached this post as one of my nominees for The Sunshine Award, please see below:• Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.
• Answer 10 questions about yourself.
• Nominate 10-12 other fabulous bloggers.
• Link your nominees to this post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.
• Share the love and link the person who nominated you.