Thursday, June 18, 2015

Be "FRI" to live Life to the fullest!

Looking back about 4 years ago, I could never imagine life having a child. But now, I can never imagine life without my son! Yes the first few years of his life have been the most precious years of my life. Before being a mum, Parenthood for me sounded truly daunting! But then, it actually set me free, and unlocked a strength I never knew before. As a self-declared FRISO Mum to a smart and energetic FRISO Kiddo, has set me FRI (Free)! 
My son loves his milk! I ensure he is nourished properly, with the best-tasting and nutritious milk brand, which also gives me more value for my money. Plus the makers of FRISO are so thoughtful they actually have a holder for the scooper, to prevent dirty fingers from contaminating the milk. Here's my Godric Matthew enjoying activities with a refreshing cup of FRISO FOUR! 
Yes, while I make sure to take care of him the best way that I can, and nurture all aspects of my son's being, especially on the crucial first 7 years of life (and then before you know it, I have an angsty teenager), I still get to be ME. Sure, I am less of a risk-taker this time for I have to live for him, but I am still FRI to live out my passions such as being an event host on weekends and of course, having my career on weekdays. But my son is, and will always be my first priority.
Peek-a-boo, I see you! I am such a playful mom - I am guilty of being a spoiler. I can't help it, I just enjoy playing with him all the time! Each day, no matter how busy or tired I am, he demands for a meal & chat together, bargains with me to have 3 to 5 bedtimes stories instead of just one. And I am more than happy to feed, nourish and nurture his curious mind! 
I am a proud F.R.I.S.O Mom! For me, this is what Friso stands for, and how our favourite milk continues to shape my son and I to who we ought to be: 
Fearless & Free - I've always been a risk-taker, to a foolish point sometimes. But now I still follow my heart and dream fearlessly. I strive hard to rise from my past mistakes and make smarter choices for myself and my very own Friso Kiddo. 
Responsible - I am accountable for my choices. Again, I've made terrible mistakes in the past but my son gives me the greatest reason to move forward and become better each day. I value my son the most, and seeing him succeed someday soon - at what he loves - surpasses my personal successes! 
Independent & Inspired - When it comes to my son, I make sure that all his needs are met - especially financially. That he is never deprived. I try to expose him and am proud to share that he's been to 3 countries already and I hope to take him to his first US trip soon! I want to equip him with good memories and most of all, protect him at all times. Okay, so I overdo the protectiveness but let's save that for another post. All I know is that I am driven and inspired more than ever because I want to give my son the best! From the major life choices, to his everyday vital needs such as choosing his milk - nothing but the best, nothing else but FRISO FOUR for him! 
Strong - "I am a Mother, so I can be anything I want to be." And this adage is actually true! I juggle my fulfilling career in this exciting new job with my passion as an event host and an aspiring writer. And the crown of it all is being a proud and doting mom! There's still so much I have to and want to do, and thanks to The One watching over my son and I, we will get there! Jesus Christ empowers me, and He has gifted me with this boy that just keeps me going. And for my son, he is able to keep up with his strong and energetic mom, thanks to Friso Four! He drinks like 4-5 glasses a day!   
Overjoyed - Every moment with my son is just simply a moment of joy and awe. Even if he has wiggled out of his baby days into an athletic young boy (I will always miss and cherish those toddler days when he was round and plump), I still love kissing him and just watching him grow up fascinates me! Like every other mom, I nominate my son to be the Nth Wonder of the World! 
Below: Here I am below with one of the adorable little adventurers who joined our last 2 events for FRISO FOUR, led by Royal Friesland Campina and Alaska Milk Corporation. Being a mom just expands your love and appreciation for your son and his friends! Will be blogging about my Friso Four FUN RAIDERS event next!
Thanks for dropping by and I hope that like me, you to can be FRI (free) to do anything you want to be! It's never too late, and you can start that by letting yourself become a Friso Mum, and entrust your little ones to only the best, like FRISO FOUR! And lastly, I have graduated from chugging down Friso Mum which I drank back when I was pregnant, to now enjoying a glass of FRISO FOUR with my son. Try it too, Moms and Dads! Feel "FRI" to enjoy a yummy glass of Friso Four, with your little ones! 
- Marylaine Louise Viernes