Weekend Blog Follower Caravan #9

My real name is Michelle but I also go by Mitch or Chelle, aka Mitchteryosa in the online world. A 34 year old working mom of two beautiful girls, Derelle Francella & Erchelle Freann. I worked overseas in Bahrain for over 9 years and that’s where my husband & I met. Oh by the way, I married an Indian. Would you also ask why? I would advise you better not!

Anyway, just like the others the need to sustain my immediate family back home brought me to work there 12 years ago. I tried to strike a balance between the responsibilities of a wife and mom and the demands of my job in the Middle East. But as they always say, home is where the heart is. There maybe big decisions that I have to make in the future, but I know in my heart that this is where I really belong – my home.

Right now, I am employed in one of the manufacturing companies in Subic Bay as an Asst. Marketing Manager. I,  oftentimes find myself stressed out and usually doze off as the clock strikes at 9pm, then again get up as early as 5am to attend to one preschooler who goes to school at 8am, and to a baby who cries out for milk.

It isn’t easy to be a working mom but it is indeed the most rewarding job the moment you see your kids wait for you by the front door, smile and hug you, trying to tell you how much they’ve missed you!

Aside from my job, I also blog and earn from 4 of my many blogs (you may obtain the URLs from my sidebar). Been paid blogging since 2007 and as of this very moment, I still have the passion to write and not just continue because of the funds that blogging gets to my account. I also direct sell Mary Kay products. A lot of people ask why do I do these things when in fact I can just sit at home, look after my kids and wait for my remittance. Call me “ma-pride” but I have other reasons behind it. Well, I tried and was a SAHM/WAHM for a year but I am not for it.

I forgot to mention, I am also one of those wives who struggles from a long distance relationship. Go figure how hard my life is but no complains, I opt for this and I will still be firm with my decision to continue working. Would you again ask why? I would suggest that you just read this.

Before I end my entry, allow me to introduce to you my family:

This is my entry for this week’s Weekend Blog Follower Caravan. Join us every Saturday!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Blogger since 2007 | Home-based Marketing Assistant | WAHM | Ex-OFW | Music enthusiast | Cactus and Succulent Hobbyist | A 41 y/o mom of two lovely girls sharing her adventures as she walks through motherhood and having to do most things on her own while her Indian national husband works miles away from home.

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55 Comments

  1. Hi Mommy R & Cielo, ay naku mga sis, don’t lose hope kasi kami nga ni Arlene (Sunshine) eh nagkita in person after 7 long years.

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  2. Hi there, Mitch! 🙂

    I’ve read your post about marrying an Indian. Hahaha, how funny tlg the Pinoys are! When I was still in Bahrain, I really get so irritated with Pinoys who call the Indians “Pana”. I know you are aware of that.

    Nakakairita na masyadong pinagtatanggol ng mga Pinoy ang mga sarili nila against discrimination, pero sila rin naman ang unang nandidiscriminate.

    Oh well, as long as you are happy with each other, walang kaso. 🙂

    Stay happy in love. Go where your heart leads you. 🙂 Youre blessed!

    Coming through WBFC : http://www.mommysjoyride.com/2011/03/weekend-blog-follower-caravan-9-all-about-me/

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  3. hi mitch! here for my WBFC blog hop. we’re the same age! but then i haven’t been married yet and i don’t have kids pa. 🙂 i admire you for being able to balance family life and your career. my entry for WBFC is up here.

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  4. Hi, Mitch! I also read why you decided to become a working mom. I admire your resiliency. You have been through much at a young age. You are indeed a very strong woman!

    I now feel so guilty complaining about trivial matters when I should be thankful for all the blessings I have been given. Please do visit http://www.totteringmama.com and meet me and my family.

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  5. Hi Mitch , late visit from WBFC. It was really nice to know you. Sipag mo mommy, you are one super mommy. You work and a mom to your kids with husband so far away. take a break once in a while mitch. Your husband does not look indian though, Akala ko nga pinoy. Anyway, your story will inspire other mommies like me. I complain I am tired but look at you, doble kayod. Thanks for sharing some infos about you Mitch, magka idad lng pala tayo.

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  6. hi sis! i love your layout! so clean and unclattered, pwede makahingi html ng template for my wp blog 🙂

    your hubby looks like a filipino, cute ng girls mo 🙂

    followed, would love to see you back at my ONLINE JOURNAL & my soltero baby

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    Mommy Mitch Reply:

    Hi sis! You can find the link in my footer.

    Onga eh he actually looks more of an Arab haha!

    Thanks for the visit!

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  7. Hi Mitch! Sa totoo lang, matagal na akong tagasubaybay ng mga blogs mo. I may have made a comment every now and then. I am an on-again, off-again bloggers kasi… but with the encouragement of Mommy Rubz, who I am fortunate to meet in person, I am trying to be as steady and updated as I can with my own blog.

    Thanks for sharing bits and pieces of you {again}. It’s always enjoyable getting to know the mommies behind the blog.

    I am #62 {the last!} on this week’s WBFC and my post can be found HERE.

    Followed you back on GFC and will be updating my blogroll to link you up. Hope you can do the same for me!

    Cheers!
    ~May~
    Nshima Servings
    transfor.MAY.tion

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    Mommy Mitch Reply:

    Hi May! Wow that’s great to hear! Thanks for keeping up with me and my blogs.

    Will visit your site in a while.

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  8. Hi Mommy Mitch! 🙂 You have such a wonderful family.. 🙂

    Visiting you from WFBC, you can view my entry here. Followed you through GFC, hope you can follow back.. 🙂

    See you in the blogosphere!

    XOX,

    Ane of Life According to Me

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    Mommy Mitch Reply:

    Thanks for visiting Ane!

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  9. Hi Mitch! Hindi naman siguro ma-pride, I think more on personal improvement or self-worth. Some women are made to be a stay at home mom and they are fulfilled as that. Some women needed to work for her to achieve such fulfillment. Being a SAHM is great but it’s not for everyone.

    know more about me here: wbfc: who is gene?

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    Mommy Mitch Reply:

    Hi Gene! Actually you’re right, a self worth I guess. Thanks for that! 😉

    Thanks for visiting!

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  10. i have to agree with your reasons on keeping a full time job even if you have husband who provides you and the kids whatever you need, i’ve tried it once too but is just too much of a weakling + i can’t stand the long hours of separation from my child, it wasn’t easy giving up a job that pays the bills especially now that i have a son who’s future depends on the decisions i make today….it wasn’t easy living such a hectic life mommy mitch, i do hope you take a breather once in a while + have fun..it was nice knowing you + will surely learn a little bit more about you + your lovely family in your future posts..happy weekend^^
    late visit thru wbfc
    mumwrites
    jared’s little corner

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    Mommy Mitch Reply:

    Hi sis! Thanks for always leaving comments in my blogs.

    It kills me to leave my kids everyday but a little sacrifice won’t hurt if it would mean convenience for the family. Tried all the possible way to earn but I guess being a SAHM/WAHM is not just for me, at the moment. Maybe in the future, I will, again.

    I do go out with officemates once in a while and that really helps me.

    Thanks for visiting!

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  11. Hi mommy Mitch! From reading this I sense a very independent and tough woman…not all are willing to go the road you travelled but keep your head high, don’t mind people asking, even if you answer them they will still ask hehe…you got a gorgeous family and this will keep you going! 🙂 Keep it up!

    (following you via gfc)

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    Mommy Mitch Reply:

    Hi Mommy Marie! Thanks for that lovely and encouraging comment. It’s tough to be in my shoes but yeah I survive each day.

    Thanks for the visit!

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