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11 moms on getting things done

It is said that motherhood is 24/7 job with no vacation. It can be messy and exhausting that even the most organized mom can make mistakes. Despite having it tough, many moms still succeed in caring for their families in the best possible ways. 

Tang champions these “real” moms who share brilliant pieces of advice for those who still feel the pressure to fit into the mold of perfection. In a series of images, they show the expectations and realities of being a mom. 

Bianca Santiago-Reinoso 

11 moms on getting things done

For the fashion stylist and writer, being a real mom is about letting go and not taking things too seriously. “Life is all about messy beautiful situations, and if there’s anything I’ve learned so far in being a mom, it’s to not take things too seriously. So I’ve literally let go, let God, and mom-ed hard.” 

Nicole Hernandez-De Los Angeles

11 moms on getting things done

The TV host and model shares that as a mom, she prioritizes balance in order to keep her household running smoothly. “Every single day, I try my best to balance everything. I’ve learned not to sweat the small stuff, and as long as my family is happy and healthy, we’re good!”

Divine Lee-Go

11 moms on getting things done

Being a host, blogger, and entrepreneur doesn’t stop Divine from getting the most out of her time. For her, time management is key. “As a working mom, you’ll eventually learn how to maximize your 24 hours by tenfold.” 

Bettinna Carlos

11 moms on getting things done

Life as an actress, model, and entrepreneur doesn’t hinder Bettinna from accepting that motherhood is always messy and never perfect. She encourages other moms to find the beauty in it. “The pursuit of perfection is pointless, and we need to embrace the sobering reality that family life is messy and it’s okay.” 

Janice Villanueva

11 moms on getting things done

Entrepreneur and Mommy Mundo CEO Janice tells moms to embrace the chaos of motherhood while striving to have a good outlook regardless of the pressure. “Like most things in life, perspective is important, and if we keep in mind our purpose, getting things done becomes natural, effortless, and even a pleasure!”

Via Austria

11 moms on getting things done

Vlogger mom Via knows how to look at life and motherhood in a realistic way. She also appreciates the beauty in its imperfection. “Being a mom is less rainbows and unicorns, but more crayons on the wall. Nonetheless, it is the most challenging yet rewarding job at the same time because it brings color to my life.”

Isha Borromeo

11 moms on getting things done

Vlogger mommy Isha points out that motherhood isn’t glamorous and picture-perfect. “People see YouTuber moms like me always glammed up at events and expect that everything is effortless to me. In reality, juggling all my responsibilities, as well as making time for my son takes hard work, and I cherish the little things, because they are mundane yet special.”

Saab Magalona-Bacarro

11 moms on getting things done

Actress, musician, and entrepreneur Saab encourages moms to tap into their creative side while appreciating moments with her kids and hubby. “Creatives like myself are often seen as mere hobbyists but the beautiful chaos of being a mom helps me write better music and makes me appreciate every moment with my family.” 

Delamar Arias

11 moms on getting things done

Being a radio DJ and host, Delamar wants real moms to know that it’s okay and normal to be messy. “Motherhood is often depicted as glamorous and put together, but this usually isn’t the case. Whether I look good or not, one thing is for sure—I always get things done for my family because of my love for them.” 

Rosebud Benitez

11 moms on getting things done

Working as a chef, host, and entrepreneur often puts Rosebud on the spotlight. However, she knows that reality is far different from what is expected. “Being a mom is far from how we see it being portrayed on media. In reality, we have to deal with a lot of mess, especially in the kitchen where I usually bond with my kid.” 

Anne Clutz

11 moms on getting things done

Vlogger and entrepreneur mom Anne says that motherhood shouldn’t be a hindrance to pursuing your own passions. In fact, it could be something moms can share with their kids. “They say that when you’re a mom, you can no longer do things you truly love, or probably not as often as before, but I disagree. Up to this day, I bond with my daughter through our fondness for makeup, and that is the true beauty of motherhood.”

Topics: Anne Clutz , Rosebud Benitez , Delamar Arias , Saab Magalona-Bacarro , Isha Borromeo , Janice Villanueva , Via Austria , Divine Lee-Go , Bettinna Carlos , Bettinna Carlos , Bianca Santiago-Reinoso

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