Women are more empowered in this day and age as they take on other jobs and active roles outside their homes apart from taking care of the family. A multi-faceted woman herself, TV host China Cojuangco-Gonzalez is also a chef together with her husband Gino, and a mother to their beautiful daughter Lucia. Today, she shares her journey towards motherhood and everything in between.
“Motherhood changed my life big time. It opened my world into realizing that another life is now depending on me, everything I do or decisions I make now involves my daughter,” says China. Gino and China’s unica hija Lucia is now 2 years and 5 months old. “It’s unbelievable how she grows so fast! Everything that comes out of her mouth is memorable [and] she has suchcharisma that seems to surprise all of us all the time. I don’t want to miss a minute of it nor waste a single moment without her.”
Even though being a mom and a wife presents a variety of challenges, she makes sure everything is scheduled in advance. “Tapings, shoots, or teaching in Center for Asian Culinary Studies take my entire day. If I don’t have work on a particular day, I spend my day at home with Lucia or take her to the mall or the park to play,” China shares. “I have to be honest, being able to balance my time and attention with Gino [has been a challenge] but despite that, we make a perfect team.”
China gives her insights to fellow mothers and soon-to-be mothers: “Starting a family is something that you should be ready to do. It’s not something you do then just give up when you’re tired or if you don’t feel like it. You have to be stable—financially, physically, spiritually, and emotionally.”
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