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  • 27 Reasons Pinay Moms Love Motherhood: 'Mama Pa Rin Ang Hahanapin Nila'

    Being a mom is hard, but it’s definitely fulfilling.
    by Kitty Elicay .
27 Reasons Pinay Moms Love Motherhood: 'Mama Pa Rin Ang Hahanapin Nila'
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  • Motherhood is one tough job, if not the hardest job in the world. It is equal parts fulfilling, fun, and maddening. It is a mixture of highs and lows — just when you feel you can conquer anything, something will happen that will fill you with doubt. But then again, parenting is not supposed to be perfect.

    Beyond the sleepless nights, frazzled mornings, messy home, and busy days, being a mom is still amazing. We asked our Facebook readers: “What’s your favorite part of being a mom?” and while everyone’s answer is similar, you can see that motherhood is a unique experience for each woman as every child is different.

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    They can melt the stress away with affection.

    “Yung galit ka tapos hahawakan niya ang face mo sabay kiss ka niya sa lahat ng parte ng face mo. Alam na alam niya paano mawala galit ko!” — Alyanna Abuyuan

    “Hugs and kisses and baby’s morning breath!” — Naig Alrak

    "Unli (unlimited) kiss, unli hug, unli love.” — Veronica JaypeeAeiduhn 

    “Having kids who will genuinely love you no matter what. And tell you how beautiful you are even when you are at your worst.” — Rhoann Olopernes 

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    The fact that you are their world. 

    "‘Yung kahit wala silang kailangan, ‘mama’  pa rin ang hahanapin at kapag nakita ka na nila, mapapanatag kaagad sila.” — Riza Basilio

    “I am my children’s favorite.” — Kathleen Agno 

    “Yung pagdating mo, ‘Mama, san ka nagpunta?” Namimiss na nila ako kaagad, bumili lang ako ng toyo sa tindahan!”  — Lhiw Mallari 

    "When you get home from a day’s work and you look like a superstar descending from heaven in their eyes. The kids shouting ‘mommmmmy’ like you’re the best thing that happened to their day.” —Erika Charvet 

    “Yung ako ang hahanapin niya paggising niya at bago siya matulog.” — Pangga Caubic 

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    “The ‘you’re the best mom in the whole world’ affirmation.” — Issey Policarpio

    “When my son told me, ‘Mahal na mahal kita, Mommy!’ and I felt he’s contented that I’m his mother.” — Annabelle Jolbitado 

    “My 20-month-old said “I wav you” to me. Haaaaay, sarap pakinggan!” — Sky Bacarisas

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    And you remain their world even when you discipline them.

    “Best mom pa rin ako kahit napapagalitan ko sila palagi.” — Louise Claveria

    “When she’s crying and I hug her and she immediately stops. #AMommasPower” — Shi Ela

    “Kahit napagalitan mo sila, nagtatawanan pa rin kami after a couple of hours.” —Cel dela Cruz

    “Hugs, kisses, and saying ‘I love you, mom, sorry for what I did.’” — EJ Pagaduan-Gadayan

    Caring for them makes you happy.

    “My favorite part of being a mom is when I cook food for my kids.” — Lyn Santocildes 

    “Yung nagkakaroon ako ng sapat na oras sa kanila para maasikaso lahat ng needs nila, mapakinggan ko lahat ng kwento nila at masagot ko lahat ng mga katanungan nila sa akin. May lesson silang natututunan sa mga pangaral ko. Sarap maging magulang kung na-i-po-provide mo lahat ng needs nila. Great accomplishment as nanay!” — Zoey Sese 

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    “As a full-time mom of an adorable two-year-old, I’m just so happy that I have this chance na makipaglaro, yakapin, i-kiss at titigan ang anak ko 24/7. I get to see all her milestones and na-ca-capture at na-re-record ko karamihan sa mga ‘yun. Sobrang sarap maging mommy!” — Janice Sabando 

    “Breastfeeding. Damang-dama ang pagiging ina.” —Dindi Pascual

    “Being able to show what I can do for them against all odds.” — Robelyn Plumo

    “’Pag magluluto na ng hapunan dahil lahat darating. Masarap at masaya kapag lahat nasa hapag kainan.” — Leonaj BA

    “Every time na pinapaliguan ko sila, hinahatid sa school. Yung hirap ka nang magbitbit ng bags nila tapos may baby ka pang karga. Pero maririnig mo tawanan nila habang masaya silang kasama ako. Magkikiss si baby kay ate niya kapag hinahatid namin sa school. Sobrang sarap sa pakiramdam!” — Juljam Merch

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    You are overwhelmed with the love you feel just by looking at them.

    “’Yung ‘pag gising mo may sobrang cute na nilalang na nakaabang gumising ka at nakangiti sa’yo.” — Aivy Bonifacio

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    “At night after a busy day, I’ll stare at them — hug, and kiss them while they are sleeping, and whisper that I love them and I’m happy they came into my life.” — Tin-Tin Reyes

    “When they look me in the eye and then smile.” — Lalyn Salomon

    “’Yung nag-papa-breastfeed ka at nakatitig siya sa’yo. The best part ‘yun.” — Marie Panes

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