Hello and Welcome!
Thanks for dropping by. I feel truly honored that you would take some moments out of your day to spend time with me on my blog!
My name is Emyrie [Em-uh-ree] and I’m 31 years old. An accountant by profession. Wife to my ever-supportive husband Chris and a full-time mom to my two most precious little girls, Belle and Bree.
Why the name “Keep Thriving Mommy”? When I started working at home, I thought, as long as I can survive the day and as long as my family is well taken care of, I’ll be just fine. I no longer sought-after career or life advancement. I’d stop dreaming for myself. After all, I am a wife and a mother, and I could not ask for more. I am happy and satisfied.
But I was reminded by the quote, “Bloom where you are planted.” Becoming a housewife and a mother should not limit me. That I should take advantage of the opportunities I have in life and be grateful for the present situation even in circumstances that are not ideal.
That as a WAHM, I should make the most of each day. That our mission in life should not be merely to survive but to THRIVE. That we should always try to be a positive force from one day to the next and, eventually, we will bloom.
It’s my desire for everyone that comes across my blog to be inspired by my faith, to be moved by my genuineness and be encouraged to thrive despite their circumstances. Back to the day where I am a clueless new mom, I found myself reading blog after blog to figure out everything. I was so inspired and encouraged just merely reading their stories. It’s when I’ve realized that I wasn’t alone on this journey.
I knew I’ve always wanted to encourage people (but I didn’t know how). As an introvert, I’m incredibly extremely anxiously shy. I even struggle with small talks. Then it dawned on me that this is a perfect way to lighten someone up and spread positivity’s, encouragement and inspiration especially to connect with fellow moms.
Motherhood is not meant to be isolating and confusing. I learned that if we can share our challenges, leverage our diversity, expertise, and skills, we then achieve together and feel more connected enabling us to get much more out of what we do.
WHERE I BEGAN…
My husband and I got married last 2015, and we welcomed our first daughter, Belle in the same year. She’s a bundle of fun and bright as a button the same as her younger sister, Bree, whom we welcomed into our family last 2016.
We were both an accountant by profession. Been on the same path for more than seven years now and then I had the privilege of working at home.
It’s been almost three years since I started working at home. By that time, my eldest daughter was just eight months old, and I was already pregnant with my second child.
It was a blessing in disguise because during that time we’ve been having a hard time looking for a permanent and trusted Yaya that will babysit my little one.
I decided that my social responsibility was to raise my children, not to work outside the home and let someone take over my role. It made me very anxious too, knowing that I will be entrusting my little one to someone I barely know.
Just before I started working at home, I was already dreaming about what would it be like to stay and work at home. I was too excited for that day to come.
However, the reality of staying at home with my kids (while rewarding & priceless) wasn’t exactly how I pictured it to be.
I never expected that it is much harder than I thought. The transition from working full time on a regular office setup to becoming a work-at-home mom has been filled with many challenges, but it has been gratifying and fulfilling. It’s incredible and exhausting!
I had no idea what I am about to go through. I struggled each day by juggling my responsibilities at work and home. It came to the point that I almost lost my job. No one ever hardly asked me at that time if I am doing well or if everything is all right. Because I hide from it. So, I stayed that way for quite some time. I made it appeared that everything was pretty okay, and I am struggling to survive. I cried so hard during my first two weeks. I have never felt so lonely and defeated in my life. However, keeping these things on my own made me more anxious and depressed.
WHERE I AM TODAY…
For almost three years as a work-at-home mom was a huge learning curve about who I was and who I am. It thought me many things, and it changed the course of my life radically, and I set aside myself. It turned me completely into a different person like I was before.
I am not saying that I’ve already mastered being a WAHM. Still, I am a work in progress, even to this day I still struggle, I still wake up and try harder.
Yes, I sob and again complain, but I never said I’m giving up. However, rather thankful enough to see the grace in it all.
I still remember the day I prayed for the things I have now. Yes, it was hard, but I would never trade places for this. It’s not always comfortable or convenient, but I am still willing to make it work.
I salute all Mothers, it is much harder than anyone realizes. I am inspired with all the Mommies out there who not just survive but thrive so hard. This journey has thought me that there is no one perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique. Each mother has different struggles, skills and abilities, and indeed different children. What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply and there is nothing she cannot endure and prioritizes them above all else.
I know juggling motherhood, trying to be a career woman and being wife is TOUGH. Join me on my journey as I share more of my experiences as a work-at-home mom. I am sharing more of my thoughts about my life and everything that is happening around me. I hope you read through my blog and get to know my family and me better.
I am so thrilled that you have decided to join me on this adventure, and it is my prayer that you would find yourself encouraged and inspired for greatness as you read along with what I am passionate about.
Keep thriving! 😊